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Upcoming shows: Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton... The Rural Alberta Advantage... Half Waif... Andy Shauf... Elisa... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... The Handsome Family... Rainbrother... Man & The Echo... Meilyr Jones... Mark Eitzel... Hurray for the Riff Raff... Alexis Taylor... Sinkane... Francois and The Atlas Mountains... Haley Bonar... Jens Lekman... Pictish Trail... Weyes Blood... Jesca Hoop... Laetitia Sadier... The Unthanks... Happyness... Skinny Lister... Joan Shelley... C Duncan... Lowly... Jenn Grant... Angel Olsen...

When: 7.30pm on Friday 18 September 2015
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be working with The Weather Station for the first time.


The Weather Station is the project of Canadian songwriter Tamara Lindeman; folk music based in classic elements of songcraft – melody, tension, meaning. On the acclaimed All Of It Was Mine, and follow-up What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know – both for You’ve Changed Records – Lindeman established herself as a songwriter’s songwriter, earning accolades for her delicate, carefully worded verse, filled with double meanings, complex metaphors and rich details of the everyday.

Her much-anticipated third album, entitled Loyalty, is due out in spring. Recorded at La Frette, a legendary studio just outside of Paris, France, the record retains the humble immediacy of Lindeman’s previous record, All Of It Was Mine, while adding a high fidelity sheen, a clarity, a new confidence. Produced by Robbie Lackritz (Feist), the record is a collaboration between Lindeman and Afie Jurvanen, also known as Bahamas. The record is set for worldwide release in May on Outside Music (Canada) and Paradise Of Bachelors (US/Europe).

The Weather Station has toured North America with acts like Bahamas, Basia Bulat and Timber Timbre; recently, she toured Japan. She is also in demand as collaborator, appearing on new records by Doug Paisley (No Quarter), Field Report (Partisan), Daniel Romano (New West/You’ve Changed), and Siskiyou (Constellation) among others. A co-write with Steven Lambke (The Constantines) garnered a 2013 SOCAN songwriting award nomination, and her work has drawn accolades from Pitchfork, The Globe and Mail, Exclaim, The Toronto Star and many more.

‘Plain but elegant, simple but intricate… her songs feel very much like attempts to understand and appreciate the world in spite of its bitter ills; like the most basic forms of folk music, a term Lindeman readily embraces, they come with intent and aim’ – Pitchfork

Main support comes from Manchester’s MOTHER.

Opening the show is 21-year-old singer/songwriter Jack Tinner. Jack cites folk legends John Martyn, Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell among his biggest inspirations, as well as contemporary such as artists John Mayer and Dave Matthews. At 18, while at Access To Music in Manchester, Jack won Best Single at the 2012 UK Music Student Awards at Liverpool’s Sound City. He was longlisted for Glastonbury 2013’s Emerging Talent competition, with the judges commenting that they were ‘hugely excited about this singer from Manchester – haunting, soulful and stunningly flawless vocals paired with beautiful songwriting’.

This show is a co-promotion with Now Wave.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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