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Upcoming shows: Memorial... His Lordship... Florry + Memorial... Bad Bad Hats... Dana Gavanski... Caoilfhionn Rose... The Lovely Eggs... James Yorkston... Rain Parade... Matthew and the Atlas... Gratis: Makushin... Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman... Charlie Parr... Mock Tudors... Dominie Hooper... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Chime School... The Courettes... Tusks... Roddy Woomble... Myriam Gendron... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Kris Drever... Erland Cooper... Pokey LaFarge... Skinny Lister... The Unthanks in Winter... Emily Barker...

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 2 October 2024
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be working with Chime School for the first time!

The love-affair with San Francisco is real. Chime School are the latest in a run of acclaimed Bay Area groups to hit the UK. Marrying the pristine jangle of electric 12-string guitars with nervy, hooky songs, Chime School conjures a unique and instantly recognisable form of indie pop, rooted in the buoyant, driving pulse of the genre’s 1980’s and 90’s forebears, while still locked in a kaleidoscopic stare with its 1960’s originators.

Guided by San Francisco musician Andy Pastalaniec, Chime School began as a solo home recording project, paying homage to the formative jangle of The Byrds by way of early Primal Scream; the production and pop sensibility of Biff Bang Pow and The Razorcuts; and the spirit of great singles labels like Creation, Subway, Postcard and Sarah. Though it would have fit with any of those labels, Chime School found a natural home with Slumberland Records, releasing a self-titled debut in 2021, and a follow-up 7” single in 2023.

In its wake, Pastalaniec assembled a live group comprised of Bay Area indie vets, touring up and down the US West Coast, playing with many of the contemporary indie cognoscenti, from labelmates The Umbrellas; The Reds, Pinks & Purples; and Papercuts; as well as Cindy, Blues Lawyer, The Smashing Times, and others.

Their sophomore LP is slated for release this summer on Slumberland Records, and we are delighted to present the first Manchester show for Chime School!

‘This is so addictive, so instantly classic. At this point we feel like we should have a direct line from San Francisco straight to our hearts’ – Monorail Music

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