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Upcoming shows: The Weather Station... The Breath... The Lovely Eggs... The Proper Ornaments... Robbie Cavanagh... BA Johnston... Wesley Gonzalez... CC Smugglers... Weyes Blood... Jared & The Mill... Julie Byrne... Left Lane Cruiser... The Burning Hell... Son of Dave... Daniel Romano... The Travelling Band... Aldous Harding... William the Conqueror... Wolf Parade... Skinny Lister + Beans on Toast... Lost Horizons... Leif Vollebekk... Euros Childs... Lowly... Jesca Hoop... Charles Howl... Karl Blau... David Thomas Broughton... Haiku Salut: Christmas Lamp Show... The Deslondes... Liima... Will Varley... Jen Cloher... Loney dear...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 16 November 2017
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be working with Daniel Romano for the first time.

Prolific Canadian singer/songwriter Daniel Romano will release his seventh solo album Modern Pressure on 19 May 2017 via New West Records. Following his ambitious and genre-spanning full-length Mosey from last year, Modern Pressure was written in observational scrutiny beneath the overcast atmosphere of 2016 and vigorously tackles the present-day heaviness we contain in the jotting bones of our guilty expressions. Vice’s music site Noisey premiered the third track from the album recently, calling it ‘a dreamy, laid back head-nodder featuring shuffling shakers, jangly tambourine, and ever-present, slinking guitar lines’.

‘Roya is a celebration of women,’ Romano says of the song. ‘Roya is to represent the femininity in nature and the universal She. This is a devotional memoir pertaining to the strength, endurance, spirit, and godlike gravity of our mothers, sisters, lovers and friends.’

Of the album, Noisey praises, ‘It’s sonically spiritual to 2016’s Mosey, and shows Romano continuing to sharpen his signature sound, combining elements of retro-tinged rock ‘n’ roll, country and psychedelia to create a vibrant tapestry of tunes that feel just as at home in 2017 as they might in 1965.’ Modern Pressure will be available at all streaming services and for purchase on vinyl, CD, and digital download upon release.

Propelled and resourceful as he is prolific, Romano recorded Modern Pressure at a minimalistic cabin in secluded Finnsa?s, Sweden with additional string and horn players being added at Baldwin Street Sound in Toronto, ON. Engineered by long-time collaborator Kenneth Meehan, the fevered pace of work lent itself to the unrestrained and undeviated nature of the songs themselves; songs that fully reflect Romano’s expansive songwriting and eclectic arrangements inspired by great pioneers of individuality such as Lee Hazlewood, Leonard Cohen, Serge Gainsbourg, Randy Newman and Bob Dylan.

Over the past decade, Romano has gained three Polaris Music Prize nominations and three Juno nominations, as well as been awarded two platinum albums and Juno Awards for his performance, production, and arrangement work with artist City and Colour. His 2015 New West Records debut If I’ve Only One Time Askin’ garnered rave reviews from NPR’s Fresh Air, Rolling Stone Country, Mojo, Uncut, Boston Globe, and Exclaim!; and it set the stage for the release of Mosey, which Pitchfork called ‘a solid entry in the new-school canon of hybrid country’ and The Line of Best Fit named one of The Fifty Best Deep Cuts of 2016. From indie-folk multi-instrumentalist to countrypolitan resurgent to psychedelic rock chameleon, Romano has amassed an impressive list of collaborators including actress Rachel McAdams, The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie, legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith, and trailblazing bands The Constantines and The Sadies.

‘Daniel Romano sings like Adam Granduciel, plays guitar like a member of Thin Lizzy, and writes songs like Wilco at their power-poppiest’ – Flood Magazine

Tour support comes from Steven Lambke. Between 2006 and 2015 Steven Lambke wrote and performed as Baby Eagle, releasing the albums Baby Eagle (2006 Outside Music), No Blues (2007 Outside Music), Dog Weather (2010 You’ve Changed Records) and Bone Soldiers (2012 You’ve Changed Records). He has performed at readings, concerts, events and festivals across Canada, including tours with Ladyhawk, Julie Doiron, and Christine Fellows. His latest album, Days Of Heaven, was released in October 2015. It is his first album released under his own name.

Local support comes from Cavan Moran. Cavan Moran is a singer-songwriter from Manchester, north of England. He has already graced some of the world’s finest stages, including London’s Union Chapel, New York’s Knitting Factory and La Flèche D’Or in Paris, and the songs he writes are built to fill such stunning spaces. After two mind-blowing years of hard work and relentless touring throughout Europe, Cavan Moran released his debut album Forever on the Road, Forever at Home, recorded through 2015 at Stockport’s 3 KHz Studios and released on French label Celebrations Days Records. At once haunting, timeless and without genre, this collection of music only grows in depth with each listen.

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

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