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When: 7.30pm on Thursday 20 November 2014
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

We’re delighted to welcome Allo Darlin’ back to the Deaf Institute!

Allo Darlin’ are a fan’s band, with a DIY ethos. They are close friends who found each other and the music they make in London. Elizabeth and Bill are from Australia, Mike and Paul are from Kent.

Their self-titled debut was released on Fortuna Pop in June 2010 to widespread critical acclaim. Their second album, Europe, was Rough Trade’s best-selling record of 2012 and was highly placed in many best of the year polls, including Rolling Stone, Emusic and Rough Trade.

The band’s third album, We Come From The Same Place, will be released by Fortuna Pop and Slumberland in autumn 2014.

‘Staggeringly intelligent and breathtakingly emotive, it’s pop music at its finest, contained not by genre or demographic boundaries. Morris has joined the likes of Jens Lekman, Stephin Merritt and Jonathan Richman in alternative pop music’s great storytellers that deserve better than the constraints of the indie-pop tag’ – Music OMH

Main support comes from Oslo’s Making Marks. In 2012, Making Marks arose from the ashes of Norwegian indie pop band mylittlepony/My Little Pony. They have toured Italy, Scandinavia, UK, Germany, France and the US. Their debut single, Ticket Machine/Like Spinning, was released on 7″ by London-based Fika Recordings in October 2012, with the follow up, Barcodes, in July 2013. December 2013 saw the release of Norwegian language single Uten en tråd on Snertingdal Records. The debut album, A Thousand Half Truths, was released on vinyl, CD and digital in February 2014.

Opening the show are E Numbers. Although originally from Cumbria, Berkshire, Lancashire and Aberdeenshire, the members of E Numbers all now live in Manchester. And it is for this reason that Manchester is where the band is based. A Manchester band with a sound that does not align neatly with most people’s perceptions; neither lad rock or the uber-trendy, without swagger or pretence, E Numbers place authenticity and fun highest on their agenda. It is the sound of five individuals, who each do not prescribe wholly to any sub-cultural coding, striving instead for openness and optimism.

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

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