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When: 7.30pm on Monday 30 September 2013
Where: Takk Coffee House, 6 Tariff Street, Northern Quarter, M1 2FF

We’re excited to be working with Scottish artist RM Hubbert for the first time.

We’re proud to promote the Manchester leg of RM Hubbert‘s extensive tour of the UK, in celebration of both winning the Scottish Album of the Year Award with Thirteen Lost & Found and the imminent release of his follow-up album.

Hubby, as he’s also known, has released two albums to date, the first of which was First & Last (Chemikal Underground, 2011), which comprises nine solo instrumental guitar pieces. Heavily influenced by flamenco rhythms and techniques, First & Last was written to help Hubby deal with the death of his parents and return of chronic depression. It’s not as depressing as that last sentence may suggest.

Last year’s Thirteen Lost & Found was conceived as a way for Hubby to reconnect with old friends after losing touch over ten years. It features collaborations with many talented Scottish musicians such as Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap), Emma Pollock (The Delgados) Alasdair Roberts, Luke Sutherland (Long Fin Killie, Mogwai) and Hanna Tuulikki (Nalle, Two Wings). The album was produced by Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), a long-time collaborator and friend.

The as-yet un-named third album for Chemikal Underground will be released on 27 September 2013 and comprises of five instrumental guitar pieces and five vocal songs exploring the idea of letting go, moving on and acceptance.

A prolific live artist, Hubby has toured extensively over the last three years, both as headline and in support to artists such as Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Twilight Sad, Franz Ferdinand, Bill Wells & Adian Moffat, King Creosote and many others.

Support comes from Her Name Is Calla frontman T E Morris, who will be performing solo. And You Were the Hunter is his second solo album, having already amassed a healthy back catalogue of five self-released EP’s and one full-length LP over the course of the last 18 months.

Takk is an excellent new Icelandic-inspired coffee house on the edge of the Northern Quarter. Complimentary tea and coffee is included within the ticket price, with other refreshments available to purchase.

Buy tickets now with no booking fee. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Seetickets.comWeGotTickets.com, Ticketabc.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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