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Upcoming shows: The Burning Hell... Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton... The Rural Alberta Advantage... Half Waif... Andy Shauf... Elisa... The Handsome Family... Man & The Echo... Meilyr Jones... Mark Eitzel... Hurray for the Riff Raff... Haley Bonar... Jens Lekman... The Unthanks... Skinny Lister... Lowly... Jenn Grant... Angel Olsen...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 5 May 2016
Where: Band on the Wall, 26 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JZ

We’re delighted to working with Moulettes for the first time!

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Moulettes are a Brighton-based British band of Björk-, Frank Zappa- and Gentle Giant-loving multi-instrumentalists. They weave in and out of several genres with three-part harmony female vocals, amplified cello, distorted bassoon, auto-harp, guitar, drums, bass and synths into an incomparable alt-pop/rock/folk universe. Since the success of Constellations, Bajian Irish Londoner Raevennan Husbandes has joined the band to play electric guitar and add vocals. With this new line-up the band have been writing and recording their fourth album (due for release in spring 2016) during the week and playing festivals over the weekend.

They will be showcasing more and more new material as they continue on the road, as well as preparing some live collaboration with Nizlopi. On their return from touring in Canada and Europe in early autumn the band are looking forward to announcing some new special guests featuring on the forthcoming record. The album is a concept album about strange creatures.

Singles from their eponymous release in 2010 (**** Mojo), their follow-up The Bear’s Revenge in 2012 (**** The Guardian) and third studio album Constellations (Best Album, Spiral Earth Awards) have been played by Cerys Mathews, Mark Radcliffe, Mary Anne Hobbs, Bob Harris,Tom Robinson and Laura Laverne. Moulettes’ eclectic style of indie-pop testifies to the scope of their creativity, which has drawn together such a varied ensemble of featured artists including legends Arthur Brown (God of Hellfire) and Herbie Flowers (Lou Reed, Bowie), as well as contemporaries Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets), The Unthanks and Emma Richardson (Band Of Skulls), and many more.

From starting playing together at school in Glastonbury to residencies on Tin Pin Alley, to a multitude of festival appearances (Glastonbury, Bestival, Cropredy, Cambridge Folk, End Of The Road, Green Man) and relentless world touring, Moulettes have become renowned for their breathtaking live shows. On the way the band have shared the stage and studio with the likes of Mick Jagger, Nick Cave, Seasick Steve, Bonobo, Gentle Giant, Mumford and Sons (Ted Dwane was a founding Moulette), Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Bellowhead, The Levellers and many more.

Support comes from Honeyfeet‘s Ríoghnach Connolly & Ellis Davies!

Book tickets now. Tickets are also available from Band on the Wall’s box office, Common (both no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.uk, Bandonthewall.org, Wegottickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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