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Upcoming shows: Rain Parade... Matthew and the Atlas... Gratis: Makushin... Beans on Toast... Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman... Cat Clyde... Charlie Parr... Mock Tudors... Dominie Hooper... Steve Wynn... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Chime School... The Courettes... Douglas Dare... Tusks... Rachael Lavelle... Roddy Woomble... John Francis Flynn... Old Sea Brigade... Good News... Myriam Gendron... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Kris Drever... Erland Cooper... Pokey LaFarge... Admiral Fallow... Skinny Lister... The Sheepdogs... The Unthanks in Winter... Emily Barker...

When: 7.30pm on Sunday 16 June 2024
Where: Night & Day Cafe, 26 Oldham St, Manchester, M1 1JN

We’re delighted to be welcoming Paisley Underground legends Rain Parade to Manchester!

Rain Parade are set to return with their first UK and European dates since disbanding in 1986, hitting nine countries including a stop-off in Manchester at Night & Day Cafe.

Rain Parade are a band founded in Los Angeles, California in 1981 that quickly gained notoriety as a leading member of LA’s fabled Paisley Underground music scene. The band’s signature sound combines hypnotic, melodic songwriting and 60s psychedelia-inspired instrumentation — chiming guitars, eastern-inflected motifs, multi-part vocal harmonies — with 70s punk influences and a darker lyrical approach fully informed by late 20th and early 21st century themes.

The Rain Parade’s debut album, Emergency Third Rail Power Trip, (Enigma Records US/Demon Records UK), featuring the songwriting, vocal, and instrumental talents of founding members Matt Piucci, Steven Roback, and David Roback in equal measure, was released in 1983 and is internationally recognised as a masterpiece. Rain Parade’s second album, Explosions In The Glass Palace (Enigma Records/US, Demon Records/UK), recorded after David Roback’s departure, received the same high praise as their debut, with the band’s reputation growing ever since.

Sid Griffin, leader of The Long Ryders has said: “We were in the Paisley Underground with Rain Parade back in the 1980s… Explosions In The Glass Palace is and will forever be the BEST recording from a Paisley Underground band, be it us, The Dream Syndicate, The Bangles, The Three O’Clock or whomever.”

Both records directly influenced bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Ride, The Stone Rose, Teenage Fanclub, Charlatans and naturally Creation boss Alan McGee. And Rain Parade songs have been covered by The Bluetones, Buffalo Tom, Bangles and a host of others. During the mid 80s, the band toured the UK and Europe extensively, and made multiple appearances on the BBC Whistle Test TV shows. “Rain Parade was the one that changed me like an explosion in my mind, I saw them perform ‘No Easy Way Down’ on TV, and it was like, ‘Here is something I can fully get behind.’ It’s just incredible, and I have to say would have been pretty influential on the early Ride sound for sure” Andy Bell of Ride

Guitarist John Thoman joined Piucci and Roback in 1984 and went on to record on the band’s third and fourth LPs, Crashing Dream and Beyond The Sunset – Live in Japan (Island Records 1985/86) before the band broke up the following year.

Since then, the band’s reputation and diehard following has only grown, which led them to reuniting in the US for several well-received one-off shows in California, Atlanta, and Austin, and eventually recording 3 songs for the 3×4 album (Yep Roc 2018) with their friends The Bangles, The Dream Syndicate and The Three O’Clock. And most recently recording this year’s new album, Last Rays Of A Dying Sun, which manages to sound both like a lost classic and the groundbreaking work of unknown new artist, emerging from their secret lair with a record ready to change the world. As MOJO puts it, “there’s little rain on their new parade.”

Wrapping sweet nuggets of pop confection in swirling clouds of interstellar psychedelia, Last Rays Of A Dying Sun is a record at once eminently engaging and delightfully ornate. Everything old is new again, and it’s very easy to see the line that runs from the Summer of Love and the chiming tones of Jangle Pop to mid-eighties SoCal Paisley Underground of which Rain Parade was a pivotal component, through to the late-90’s Elephant 6 Collective, straight to the neo-psych indie rock of today.

Last Rays Of A Dying Sun features the original 80s members Piucci, Roback and Thoman alongside guitarist Derek See (the Gentle Cycle / Dean & Britta (Galaxy 500) / Chocolate Watchband), drummer Stephan Junca (The Hellenes, Billy Talbot, Boatclub), with vocalists Debbi and Vicki Peterson (The Bangles). Last Rays Of A Dying Sun is out on Flatiron Recordings, on their imprint Label 51. Flatiron Recordings.

Tour support comes from Ella Raphael. Ella Raphael is blessed with an amazing voice; a woozy, bluesy, euphoric sound that’s filled with warmth and emotion. Brought up on Elvis, Ella Fitzgerald and Edith Piaf her travels in the UK, US, Australia and Spain have refined that eclectic mix, adding The Shirelles, Julee Cruise, Love, Serge Gainsbourg, Karen Dalton (to whom her lilting vocal occasionally recalls), ESG, Broadcast, Vashti Bunyan, Catherine Ribeiro and Alpes, the original masters of Tropicalia, exotic 50s guitars and the more esoteric sounds of The Beatles.

This show is a co-promotion with Please Please You and Brudenell Presents.

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When: 7.30pm on Tuesday 18 June 2024
Where: The Strines Nightingale, 105 Strines Rd, Strines, Marple, Stockport SK6 7GE

We’re excited to welcoming Matthew and the Atlas to the Strines Nightingale for an intimate solo show!

Founded by Matt Hegarty, Matthew and the Atlas was borne of the late 00s folk rock movement as he became a regular in the West London scene. It was after playing at the Communion club night that the event-turned-record label released his first official EP in 2010.

Since then, he has released four albums, traversing a range of musical territories from classic acoustic folk, to dramatic synth-laden electronica, and urgent guitar led alt-rock. The common thread has been a songwriting style that marries a subtle melodic sensibility with lyrics full of natural imagery and dark emotional heft – all delivered in his striking and distinctive vocal. In the process Hegarty has quietly built a major cult following in Europe and the US.

On his latest record, Matt travelled to the famous Rockfield Studios in Wales, recording 11 tracks live to tape over just a couple of days. Here he worked with Kevin Jones (Wunderhorse, Jay Anderson, Bear’s Den), and their aim was to capture a moment in time and a sense of place into the recording, with all the magic and intimacy just a lone voice and a guitar can bring.

Tour support comes from Wisconsin duo Foreign Fields. Foreign Fields – aka Eric Hillman and Brian Holl – have spent the last few years actively trying to simplify their lives. In 2022, with the world drastically changing, they realised a desire to do things differently: they sought out joy and excitement. Pulling a live band together with their long-time musical companions Nate Babbs (drums) and Nick Morawiecki (guitar), ideas were shared, songs were sketched in real-time, and they focused on no longer being so precious about their band’s output. The result is What It Cost, the fourth full-length album and a reimagining of all that the band stands for. The album is a collection of ten newly formed songs, buoyed by friendship and the power of collaborative spirit. It’s as loose and free as they’ve ever sounded while retaining the emotive shimmer that has always provided the band’s beating heart.

What It Cost follows a body of work that includes three full-length albums spanning the previous decade. Their all-encompassing 2020 LP, The Beauty Of Survival, was a lush blurring of folk, ambient, and electronica, preceded by 2017’s Take Cover and 2012’s Anywhere But Where I Am. Eric and Brian saw it then, as they do now, as the end of a chapter, the final part of a trilogy where they found answers to the questions they’d previously posed. What It Cost opens up a new chapter of Foreign Fields.

This show takes place at the Strines Nightingale – a lovely country pub, formerly called the Sportsman, which re-opened in autumn 2022. Strines is on the Piccadilly-Sheffield train line, and on the 358 bus route from Stockport to Hayfield. This show will run until 10.30pm at the latest.

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When: 7.30pm on Saturday 6 July 2024
Where: Low Four Studio, Deansgate Mews, Great Northern, Manchester M3 4EN

Gratis – our series of free entry shows – continues with Makushin plus Hannah Ashcroft!

Makushin is the new band formed by singer Nancy Elizabeth, double bassist Jon Thorne and guitarist Peter Philipson, in which they explore the intersection between folk, jazz and ambient music. Their sublime debut album Move Into the Luminous was released via the Blackford Hill label in October 2023, where the trio lead an inspiring, richly layered and immersive collaboration involving several additional guest instrumentalists.

The whole album has a natural, unforced aesthetic and the lyrical themes deal with subjects such as the illumination of the moon, the observation of nature and attempting to slow the course of time. The varied musical influences range from the early 1970s recordings of John Martyn with Danny Thompson, the ambient albums made by David Sylvian & Holger Czukay, inspirational records by Joni Mitchell and Beth Gibbons, and the musical spirit of ECM Records.

The band have had their music played numerous times on BBC 6 Music (Gideon Coe, Radcliffe & Maconie, Zakia Sewell) and by Hannah Peel on Night Tracks on BBC Radio 3.

The band name refers to Mount Makushin, an active volcano in Alaska and this was taken from the book The Cruise of the Corwin by Scottish-born American naturalist John Muir, where he vividly described Makushin as the ‘most noble volcano’ he saw on an Alaskan expedition in 1881.

‘The variety and depth on show here is breath taking. Makushin have fashioned an engrossing collection of ten perfect miniatures, each of which plays out like something much longer. They are ambient epics packaged as pop songs, delicate folk latticeworks enmeshed with impassioned jazz. It’s a stunning achievement’ – Thomas Blake / Folk Radio

‘An album that’s rich, absorbing and delicate to the touch. Nancy Elizabeth’s voice is a marvel’ – Tim Cumming / Songlines Magazine

‘This spacious folk/jazz/ambient record is really quite something… Be sure to give this special album a listen’ – Gareth James / CLASH

Special guest is Hannah Ashcroft. Hailing from somewhere between Manchester and Liverpool, with a brief stint in Melbourne, Hannah Ashcroft is a self-producing singer, songwriter and guitarist. Nowadays, she can be found wandering between and occasionally nose diving into the realms of indie, psych and folk, with wonky guitar riffs, distinctive vocals and offbeat lyrics.

Her releases have attracted the attention of tastemakers at BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio and Clash magazine, with her latest EP HUSK earning her a spot on the Glastonbury Emerging Artist list. Fresh from the tour bus, she has spent the past year playing shows across the UK & EU with critically acclaimed US artist Lissie and has previously collaborated with Mercury nominated artist Beth Orton.

This show takes place at Low Four – a recording studio situated on Deansgate Mews in the Great Northern warehouse. This intimate venue features a Cloudwater bar.

This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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When: 7pm on Friday 19 July 2024
Where: The Strines Nightingale, 105 Strines Rd, Strines, Marple, Stockport SK6 7GE

We’re excited to welcoming Beans on Toast to the Strines Nightingale for an intimate outdoor show!

In the middle of a packed-out festival season, the celebrated people’s champion of the modern folk scene, Beans on Toast, stops off near Stockport to play an extremely intimate show on the recently unveiled Woodland Stage outside the ever popular spot, The Strines Nightingale.

Beans will be supported by the fantastic, and quickly emerging, King Killership.

With only 100 tickets on sale, this one-off show will be sold out before you know it.

The Strines Nightingale is a lovely country pub, formerly called the Sportsman, which re-opened in autumn 2022. Strines is on the Piccadilly-Sheffield train line, and on the 358 bus route from Stockport to Hayfield. This show will run until 10pm at the latest.

Please note, in the case of bad weather, the show will be moved inside the venue.

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When: 7.30pm on Thursday 25 July 2024
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to welcome Lightheaded to Manchester – with tour support from Mt. Misery and local support from Autocamper and Juice Pops!

Lightheaded are, simply, a great pop group. Their songs are full of melody and harmony, are bittersweet and memorable, familiar yet original. Their sound is a perfect mix of jangling guitars – featuring Sara Abdelbarry’s exquisite, tasteful, but punchy Gretsch lead played over Stephen Stec’s Rickenbacker chime – anchored to singer Cynthia Rittenbach’s Hofner Violin bass, which sounds like the bass on Michel Polnareff’s first LP.

Cynthia and Stephen write pop songs in the classic sense, and though they are young they’re already familiar with the good stuff. Cynthia wears a Gene Clark tee shirt and is a fan of Dusty Springfield, The Aislers Set and Joan Jett. Stephen worships at the altar of Big Star, The Clientele and The Go-Betweens. As with bands like The Aislers Set and Belle & Sebastian, you hear an aural kaleidoscope, the history of pop music and the best rock and roll, in the music of Lightheaded.

Lightheaded’s debut LP Combustible Gems is an LP about a band finding their sound, exploring notes, chords, and melody and making uncannily great music along the way. First single Dawn Hush Lullaby features an electric folk-pop sensibility that starts like a waltz, but goes into Greenwich Village pop time, like a sweet Norma Tanega tune. Moments Notice is a killer tune, rhythmic and catchy. It starts off like Motown or The Jam, but then Sara’s hypnotic, hooky guitar riff takes the song some place else, shooting off into soft pop heaven, like kid siblings of the Free Design. Hugging Horizons is the Sound of Young New Jersey. It’s soul music, but by experimenting and playing around, they have accidentally invented some sort of New New Pop. Because of You ends the album on a real high, featuring Johnny Marr-style guitar and some gorgeous strings. It’s poignant and sophisticated, but still eager, slightly gauche even. And as always refreshingly, wonderfully, naively sincere. Combustible Gems is a jump into the sparkling blue water, excited experimentation, exploration, finding themselves, with the effervescence of youth that makes for great debut LPs. It has the youthful urgency of Comet Gain, the wide-eyed nostalgia of early Orange Juice, the suss and anti-macho swagger of those early Pastels singles. It yearns for something, it is an exciting, stumbling, falling, laughing, charming, great pop debut.

Hartlepool’s Mt. Misery released their debut album Once Home, No Longer via Prefect Records (Ex-Void, The Tubs) in summer of 2021, alongside a long since sold-out limited edition Rough Trade Exclusive LP. An EP featuring the singles Spinning Top and The Time It Takes was released in 2022. The band’s sophomore album is due to be released in 2024.

Prefect Records label head Mark Dobson (The Field Mice): ‘I wasn’t looking for a “token” band from the same town as me, they could have been from anywhere in the world and I would still want to put their album out. I could hear elements of The Field Mice and a couple of other Sarah Records bands in there, but also early Belle and Sebastian and peak period Teenage Fanclub – to be honest, it sounds like loads of bands I like, but without really sounding specifically like any of them.’

Local support comes from Autocamper. Autocamper effortlessly retrofits the jangle pop sounds of the ‘80s without the C86 revisionism. Think Sarah Records-era The Wake fused with the shambling, melodic impulse of McCarthy and The Close Lobsters, but with one foot always firmly in the present.

Opening the show are Juice Pops. Manchester-based Juice Pops have been producing sunshine indie-pop since 2018. Starting life as a solo project of singer and multi-instrumentalist Mike, Juice Pops became a trio when songwriting partner Hannah joined on guitar and vocals, and Greg on bass. In 2021 they released their debut self-titled EP, before adding Louis on drums in early 2022. Their latest earworm-pop-hit, The Death of Anne Boleyn, was released December 2023, along with a music video that lives up to the song’s name!

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When: 7pm on Wednesday 4 September 2024
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

We’re delighted to be welcoming Jake Xerxes Fussell back to Manchester!

Reared in Georgia and now settled in North Carolina, Jake Xerxes Fussell has established himself as a devoted listener and contemplative interpreter of a vast array of so-called folk songs, lovingly sourced from a personal store of favourites. On his latest album, When I’m Called – his first LP for Fat Possum, and his first as a parent – Fussell returns to a well of music that holds lifelong sentimental meaning, loosely contemplating the passage of time and the procession of life’s unexpected offerings.

The album was produced by James Elkington and mixed by Tucker Martine. In addition to Elkington, it features the playing of Ben Whiteley (The Weather Station), Joe Westerlund (Bon Iver, Califone) and others. Blake Mills contributes guitars on several tracks. Joan Shelley and Robin Holcomb provide backing vocals.

‘Fussell is the rare contemporary to approach folk in its pure form, shunning self-penned compositions about bummer relationships to concentrate on material handed down from bygone, hardened times’ – The New Yorker

‘[Fussell] is one of the great magpies of American song, collecting forgotten, tarnished gems with a folklorist’s zeal… his renditions aren’t so much cover versions as composites’ – The Guardian

‘Maybe the leading interpreter of American folk music right now” – Ann Powers, NPR

Age restriction: 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 11 September 2024
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be welcoming Andrew Wasylyk and Tommy Perman to Gullivers!

Andrew Wasylyk’s cinematic compositions have been nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year Award and been awarded BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe’s Album of the Year. He has collaborated with former National Poet for Scotland, Liz Lochhead, and written soundtracks for Radio 4. Tommy Perman’s work as a musician and DJ has taken him across the world, with numerous record releases under his own name and with experimental group/arts collective FOUND, alongside visual works at the Sydney Opera House and National Museum of Scotland.

The pair have orbited each other’s worlds for a number of years through audio-visual collaborations spanning record releases, films and sound installations. With their first collaborative album as a duo expected later in the year on Clay Pipe Music, the spirit of the project channels through on new single, Communal Imagination. Wasylyk’s trademark searching piano chords float above Perman’s distinct juddering rhythms, conjuring a Balaeric abstraction of Basil Kirchin. Elsewhere, saxophones and choral vocals climb above fluttering Juno synths in a unifying chorus.

An intimate, transcendental audio visual performance by two artists at the height of their creativity.

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When: 7pm on Wednesday 11 September 2024
Where: YES Basement, 38 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB

We’re excited to welcome Cat Clyde back to Manchester, having previously supported Sarah Jarosz.

Cat Clyde is a singer/songwriter based out of rural Ontario, Canada. A combination of driven, soulful blues and sweet, folk- tinged, dulcet tones that carry a particular sense of familiarity provide the structure on which she creates her unique sound. With influences ranging from Patsy Cline and Lead Belly to Karen Dalton and Bobbie Gentry, this patchwork of musical significance, when stitched to her modern approach, fits like a well-tailored, corduroy-road cloth.

Cat’s latest album Down Rounder is a wonder of deeply felt songwriting, a record that finds her marvelling at what’s around her while considering her own place within it all. Cat joined producer Tony Berg in Los Angeles’ famed Sound City studios to lay down the entirety of Down Rounder in six days flat. The record sounds both lively and lived-in, with Clyde’s malleable singing voice — spanning an appealing twang to a lovely, plaintive croon and anywhere in between — espousing an essential connection between our spiritual centre and the natural world that surrounds us. ‘The album is an exploration and expression of self, patterns in the natural and unnatural world, connecting to nature, the turning wheel of life, shedding old selves, embracing new selves, and the ever changing, expanding and contracting nature of love and life,’ Cat explains.

After racking up millions of streams across multiple platforms with previous releases, Down Rounder sounds like the work of someone who’s found themselves artistically and holistically, while extending a hand to any listener who wants to follow Clyde on her singular and thrilling path.

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When: 7.30pm on Saturday 14 September 2024
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to welcome Charlie Parr back to Gullivers!

In the music of Charlie Parr, there is a sincere conviction and earnest drive to create. The Minnesota-born guitarist, songwriter, and interpreter of traditional music has released 19 albums over two decades and has been known to perform up to 275 shows a year. Parr is a folk troubadour in the truest sense: taking to the road between shows, writing and rewriting songs as he plays, fuelled by a belief that music is eternal and cannot be claimed or adequately explained. The bluesman poet pulls closely from the sights and sounds around him, his lyrical craftsmanship built by his influences. The sounds from his working-class upbringing — including Folkways legends such as Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie — imbue Parr’s music with stylistic echoes of blues and folk icons of decades past. Parr sees himself merely as a continuer of a folk tradition: ‘I feel like I stand on a lot of big shoulders,’ he said in an interview. ‘I hope that I’ve brought a little bit of myself to the music.’

With a discography simultaneously transcendental in nature and grounded in roots music, Charlie Parr is the humble master of the 21st century folk tradition. Parr started recording in Duluth in 2002, where he lives today. Life in the port town on Lake Superior has a way of bleeding into his work the same way his childhood in Austin, Minnesota does. Parr self-released his debut album, Criminals and Sinners, and did the same for his sophomore album 1922 (2002). With growing popularity abroad, Parr signed with Red House Records in 2015, where he recorded break-out albums Stumpjumper (2015) and Dog (2017). Parr’s music has an overwhelming sense of being present and mindful, and his sound is timeless.

Parr’s mastery of his craft is only more apparent when contextualised within the history of folk tradition of which Parr has dedicated his practice The land and lives around and intersecting with Parr have always influenced him, from the hills and valleys of Hollandale, Minnesota to the Depression-era stories from his father. Parr strives to listen to everything: ‘I don’t see that I’d ever be capable of creating anything if it weren’t for these inspirations and influences, books and music as well as the weather and random interactions with strangers and animals. So, the well never runs dry as long as my eyes and ears are open,’ Parr said in a 2020 interview. Before he was even 10 years old Parr was rummaging through his father’s record collection — sometimes drawing dinosaurs on the vinyl sleeves — and listening to country, folk, and blues legends, many of whom are staples in the Folkways catalogue. When Parr sings and plays his resonator or 12-string, you can hear influences like Mance Lipscomb, Charley Patton, Spinder John Koerner, Rev. Gary Davis and Dock Boggs. This is especially true in his playing, when, after a diagnosis of focal dystonia, Parr turned to greats like Davis, Doc Watson, and Booker White for two-finger picking inspiration. Gifted a 1965 Gibson B-45 12-string by his father, Parr has never had a formal lesson and learned by to listening records and watching musicians he admired.

Parr’s first album with Smithsonian Folkways, Last of Better Days Head (2021), foregrounded his lyrical craftsmanship and sophisticated bluesman confidence, with spare production highlighting Parr’s mastery of guitar and elevating his poetry. Last of Better Days Ahead is a portrait of how Parr saw the world in that moment, reflecting on time and memories that have past while holding an enduring desire to be present. In his 2024 release, Little Sun, Parr weaves together stories celebrating music, community, and communing with nature. Putting forth an ambitious and raw album that exemplifies the best of Parr’s sound: a blend of the blues and folk traditions he continues to carry with him and the steadfast originality of a poet.

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When: 7.30pm on Tuesday 17 September 2024
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to welcome Mock Tudors back!

‘South Yorkshire’s answer to Buzzcocks meet The Sweet’, Mock Tudors‘ frenetic glam infused garage-punk oozed from the basement of Delicious Clam in Sheffield in January of 2022. Since then the band have released a set of EP’s alongside a bootleg LP, headline toured extensively, supported the likes of The Bug Club and The Futureheads, and played live in session twice for BBC 6 Music. With songs about everything from domestic recycling politics (Bin Day), to a PTA meeting gone awry (Nutbush Coffee Morning), Mock Tudors write it, so you don’t have to.

September 2023 saw the Tudors mini LP I AM BOZO – recorded in a matter of days in their rehearsal room and mixed by the band the week after. With nods to the best new-wave (The Shake, Distraction Alarm), sludgy garage (Two Sugars) straight up Ramones Punk (Bozo) and creep-tinged glam (No. 1 Fan) the EP explores sounds that drip with the legacy of pub rock through the ages.

With rumblings of a new album on the horizon, the band’s truly DIY approach sees them creating everything in-house, from music videos and artwork to handmade leather and ceramic merchandise. The band also act as their own private booking agent and tour manager under the guise of D.A.D. management with a long stint on the road due this September. This steam and ale fuelled outfit is a semi-professional Tudor cottage industry… just don’t tell the Lord of the manor.

Support comes from Holy Gloam. Holy Gloam are a five-piece alt rock/shoegaze band from North Wales. Formed by songwriter Julian Neale at the tail end of 2021, the band played a number of live shows around the North West in the first half of 2022 followed by the release of debut album Small Nothings. Two singles have been released since then and a Double A side, recorded at Yawn, is due out later this year on 7” via Shipwrecked Records.

Reviews of live performances have led to sound comparisons to Teenage Fanclub, Dinosaur Jr and Sugar, amongst others.

‘Holy Gloam’s dream-pop-tinged two-track cassette The Sun Has Set On My Heart is a multi-layered grower with hints of Ride after a night of excess. There is much going on in this song and, thankfully, it all comes together to create a glorious noise’ – Sun13.com

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