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Upcoming shows: Saint Sister... Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert... The Travelling Band... Chew Magna... The Once... Irma Vep & Band... Odetta Hartman... The Wave Pictures... John Metcalfe... Beans on Toast... Poppy Ackroyd... Advance Base... Group Listening... Laura Gibson... Buke and Gase... Man of Moon... Mugstar... You Tell Me... Kristin Hersh... Tiny Ruins... CC Smugglers... Dan Mangan... Skinny Lister... Steve Gunn... Liela Moss... William the Conqueror... Otoboke Beaver... Josh Rouse + Grant-Lee Phillips... The Unthanks... James Yorkston... Robert Forster & Band...

When: 7.30pm on Sunday 27 May 2018
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

We’re delighted to be working with H!M favourite Alabaster DePlume – plus special guest Paddy Steer and DJ Coops!

Following 12 monthly development residency concerts and three viral video clips, this ruthlessly creative approach to experimental pop music delivers eastern-influenced anthems, under spoken elements that attempt to challenge and address divisive rhetoric recently prevalent in society.

Ahead of an LP release on Lost Map Records, produced by Danalogue (Comet is Coming) and Kristian Capitol K in early 2018, the show described in the Guardian as ‘a reminder of how vital and adventurous music can be’ enjoys an emphasis on candid interaction, humility and warmth.

Based in underground East London’s Total Refreshment Centre, saxophonist and spoken word artist Alabaster DePlume creates a new band each month in his development residency Peach.

PRSF has funded his forthcoming fourth LP The Corner of a Sphere, following recent performances for BBC Radio 3, National Theatre and clubs festivals and theatres around UK.

‘Alabaster DePlume lands acrobatically between Devendra Banhart, Donovan & The Mersey Poets, cosmic dreaminess cut with wry exasperations. A precious little addition to music’s cabinet of curiosities’ – Q

‘Totally unique… Very, very brilliant indeed’ – Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3

‘One of the most thrilling performances I’ve seen this year’ – Laura Barton, The Guardian

Paddy Steer is a Zelig-like character along the timeline of Manchester’s musical activity. It’s a testament to his musicality that he has played with such a wide range of music and artists over the years, be it as a bass player, drummer, Hawaiian guitarist etc – or all these roles at the same time.

In rejection of the notion of ‘immaculate reproduction’, live performances from Paddy’s own project err more daringly and admirably on the frontier of chaotic abstraction, expression and focussed blunder, dice rolling down the hill in case of duende, as from behind his stacked array of instruments, the anarchically intrepid punk gargles through a vocoder with his xylophone, all a-clatter under disco lights and doilies.

He creates his tools, as he creates his craft, here from scratch, there from new, ever from long-garnered experience that includes running the massive ensemble Homelife, years hence. In style he is unique on the circuit that knows him, on which similarly his blinkered resolve and capacity to create must be unparalleled.

DJing throughout the evening is Coops.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar (no booking fee), Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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