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Upcoming shows: Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams... Vena Portae (ft. Emily Barker)... Gymnast... Steven James Adams... Dan Michaelson and The Coastguards... The Burning Hell... Kevin Morby... David Thomas Broughton & Juice Vocal Ensemble... Ezra Furman... Angel Olsen... Lust For Youth... RM Hubbert... Ólöf Arnalds... The Travelling Band... Jesca Hoop... Future of the Left... Sara Lowes... Clint Mansell... Left Lane Cruiser... Withered Hand... Peter Broderick... North Atlantic Oscillation... Liam Frost... The Wave Pictures... Haley Bonar... White Lung... The Delines... Allo Darlin’... Tokolosh... The Rural Alberta Advantage... Beans on Toast... Sweet Baboo & The Pictish Trail... The Unthanks...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 16 September 2010
Where: Dulcimer, 567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE

Hey! Manchester is delighted to welcome Iceland’s Ólöf Arnalds to the city for an intimate debut headline show. (We put on her equally talented cousin Ólafur in the past, fact fans.)

In 2006 Olof graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts with a degree in composition and new media. She’s collaborated with múm for the past years, and has also played with several other Icelandic bands and musicians, such as Slowblow or Stórsveit Nix Noltes. One of Ólöf´s most recent collaborations was her part on Skúli Sverrisson’s critically acclaimed album Sería where she plays guitar, charanga, viola and sings her own lyrics.

Ólöf´s debut solo album Við Og Við was produced by Sigur Rós’ Kjartan Sveinsson and released in 2007 on 12 Tónar, the record shop-based Reyjakvik label that is home to Mugison, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Hildur Guðnadóttir among others.

Ólöf is due to release her sophomore album Innundir Skinni (translation: Under the Skin) on 13 September via One Little Indian. It features three songs sung in English, including upcoming single Crazy Car and future single Surrender (with Björk on backing vocals). Last in the UK in July supporting Air, Ólöf is currently in San Francisco, playing a residency with super-fan Jonathan Richman.

We’re also excited to have Stealing Sheep supporting. The Liverpool three-piece have been gaining a following of late – including from 6music presenters Lauren Laverne and Marc Riley (recent session here) -  and have just released their first EP, What If The Lights Went Out, on Manchester’s own Red Deer Club.

Tickets are available from the bar, Piccadilly Records, Common (no booking fee), Seetickets.com, WeGotTickets.com and on 0871 220 0260.

All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

Hey! Manchester is supported by First Chop Brewing Arm.