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Upcoming shows: Angel Olsen... Aldous Harding... The Besnard Lakes... Julie Byrne... Tom Williams... Guadalupe Plata... Saint Sister... Nikki Lane... Mt Wolf... Sweet Baboo... Kiran Leonard... Sam Outlaw Band... Hannah Nicholson... Adam Torres... Laura Gibson... Parker Millsap... Jens Lekman... John Murry... H.Hawkline... Danny & The Champions Of The World... Avec Sans... Michael Nau... Dotan... Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton... The Dears... The Lovely Eggs... Julie Byrne... Daniel Romano... Will Varley... Leif Vollebekk... Lowly... Jesca Hoop...

When: 7pm on Saturday 25 June 2016
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

We’re delighted to be bringing Withered Hand back to Manchester – his first headline show here for almost two years!


Withered Hand is the nom de plume of Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Dan Willson, who started writing songs almost ten years ago during a period of reflection following the birth of his first child and the death of a close friend. With a wayward tenor and unaffected charm onstage he has come to be celebrated in his adopted country and further afield as a songwriter and lyricist of rare wit and remarkable honesty.

Alongside activity with his band, Dan is also a well-travelled solo musician with a cult following. 2014 saw the release of his strident second album New Gods, which propelled Withered Hand into the charts, featuring appearances by friends, luminaries and supporters from the Scottish music scene, from Belle & Sebastian to Frightened Rabbit to The Vaselines and beyond.

‘He records like Billy Childish and mixes like the Blue Nile’ – Darren Hayman (Hefner)

‘The UK’s best lyricist’ – King Creosote

Support comes from Manchester trio Hot Shorts, who released their debut EP, Web Design, last year.

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

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