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Upcoming shows: AVAWAVES... Ryley Walker... Charlie Parr... The Unthanks... Hater... His Lordship... Lambert... Tropical Fuck Storm... The Wave Pictures... Hania Rani... Aoife O’Donovan... The Lovely Eggs... Pet Deaths... The Courettes... Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet... Darren Hayman... Vetiver... La Luz... Francis Lung... John Francis Flynn... Jenny Hval... Ben Caplan... Advance Base + Karima Walker... Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel... Xenia Rubinos... Lael Neale... The Handsome Family... Rory Butler... Dana Gavanski... Charles Watson... Penguin Cafe... Ólafur Arnalds... Polly Paulusma... Tommy Alexander... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... The Burning Hell... Angel Olsen... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Plastic Mermaids... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Heartless Bastards... Jesca Hoop... Stars... Rachel Baiman...

When: 7.30pm on Saturday 14 March 2020
Where: The Kings Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford M3 6AN

We’re delighted to be working with Chloe Foy again!

Poignant singer-songwriter Chloe Foy soars into 2020 with her introspective collection of enchanting vignettes leading the way. Callous Copper is out on 21 February 2020 via AntiFragile.

The EP is an intimate selection of songs, old and new, that have been re-imagined within the setting of a string quartet. Each track effortlessly compliments the next as the violin, viola and cello combine to create a sound that is otherworldly. Lyrically intimate and sonically tender, title track and upcoming single Callous Copper bewitches instantly. Mixing sweeping melodies with Chloe’s silk, smooth vocals and distinctively bittersweet songwriting style, Chloe has managed to create a sound that is both relatable and blissfully emotive. Fans of the likes of Laura Marling and Julia Jacklin will feel at home here.

Talking about the EP, Chloe elaborates: ‘I adore string music and think so much can be brought out in a song with the addition of violin, viola and cello. So that’s what I’ve aimed for here – a collection of songs, old and new and a cover of one of my favourites by Neil Young. All about birth, love, death and everything in between. The intricate complexities of life and living.’

Since moving from Gloucestershire to Manchester in 2014, Chloe has gone from strength to strength. With the release of her singles Asylum, Flaws, Oh You Are Not Well and In The Middle Of The Night, she has accumulated over 14 million plays on Spotify, as well as earning the praise and airtime of the likes of NPR Radio’s Bob Boilen and BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq. 2018 saw her perform at SxSW and in January last year she was named a 2019 BBC Introducing One To Watch by BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction. In Spring 2019 she completed a successful headline UK tour followed by festival shows at Green Man and Cambridge Folk Festival. With Callous Copper, Chloe will continue to mesmerise listeners with her ethereal blend of melancholic indie-folk.

‘Foy glistens with a dark, youthful honesty, full of relief’ – Earmilk

‘Soaring levels of poignancy reminiscent to luminaries Laura Marling and The Staves’ – The Line of Best Fit

‘Laced with wisdom beyond her years’ – Clash

Main support comes from poet, arts practitioner and producer Nasima Bee. She is a trustee and a member of Young Identity, Manchester’s most exciting collective of writers, musicians and artists who are currently resident artists at HOME. She has also worked with the Royal Exchange Theatre, Contact Theatre and The Lowry. Nasima has performed at BBC’s poetry festival Contains Strong Language (2017 and 2018), Hay Festival (2017 and 2018), Manchester Literature Festival (2015 and 2019), and the British Councils BritLitBerlin conference (2019). Nasima’s most recent residency included Project Lockdown for Belgium’s infamous Museum Nacht, where she spent 24 hours with 14 artists in a museum space making performance work (2019). She has taught poetry with primary and high school children nationally and internationally through various projects. Most recently, Nasima was involved in the Manchester International Festival as one of 6 Greater Manchester artists selected for the Jerwood Creative Fellowship and was also commissioned to work on The Anvil as part of MIF19’s programme. Nasima’s work is described as personal, political and poignant.

Opening the show is Caoilfhionn Rose. Caoilfhionn (pronounced Keelin) Rose is a singer, songwriter and producer from Manchester. Her music draws on a diverse range of influences from The Mummers to Rachel Sermanni, Melody’s Echo Chamber and Broadcast. She also professes to a love for beautiful, stripped-back, piano-based music, such as Dustin O’Halloran and Peter Broderick.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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