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Upcoming shows: Milky Wimpshake... The Lovely Eggs... Gratis: Seazoo... Joan Shelley... Andy Shauf... Angel Olsen – Leeds... Alice Boman... Lindsay Munroe... Mr Ben & The Bens... Penguin Cafe... Erland Cooper... Peggy Sue... Honey Harper... Núria Graham + Francis Lung... the glowe... Happyness... Douglas Dare... Joep Beving... Leif Vollebekk... The Lovely Eggs... Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom (of The Burning Hell)... The Dears... Scott Matthews... BC Camplight... Tokyo Police Club... Aoife O’Donovan... Dana Gavanski... Born Ruffians... The Handsome Family... Pictish Trail... Smoke Fairies...

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 18 November 2020
Where: The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW

We’re delighted to be welcoming The Burning Hell’s Ariel Sharratt and Mathias Kom back to the Eagle!

Work is changing. Robots are replacing us. Capitalism is fracturing. With their second duo album Never Work, Ariel Sharratt and Mathias Kom (of Canadian garage-folk band The Burning Hell) ask what work songs might sound like in a future where the nature of labour itself is so uncertain. Accenting the acoustic elements of old-school folk revivals with electronic interference, Never Work takes cues from labour activists and Situationist pranksters to explore the gig economy, side-hustles, tech feudalism, class war, unionised digital assistants, rebellious self-service checkout machines, and fully automated luxury communism.

Some are songs about workers, some are songs for workers, but most are both at once. Simultaneously earnest and wry, the songs on Never Work are a protest playlist for our collective journey towards oblivion or the beach.

Tour support comes from Paper Beat Scissors. Paper Beat Scissors is the expanding and contracting experimental folk project of Tim Crabtree. His unique, haunting voice, dynamic live shows and fusion of classical and electronic elements have been heralded on both sides of the Atlantic. Relocated-Brit Crabtree began the project following a move to Canada’s East Coast and soon caught the attention of his adoptive home, recording the highly acclaimed self-titled debut with Michael Feuerstack (Snailhouse, Bell Orchestre, the Luyas) producing and Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara mixing. The album, released on Forward Music in Canada and Ferryhouse in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, found its way onto BBC and CBC airwaves and the cover CD of Rolling Stone Magazine in Germany.

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