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When: 7.30pm on Tuesday 19 November 2019
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be helping David Thomas Broughton celebrate 15 years since his debut album was released!

This show and a limited edition vinyl re-issue celebrates the 15-year anniversary of David Thomas Broughton’s acclaimed debut, The Complete Guide To Insufficiency.

Originally released in 2004 by Birdwar Records in the UK, Complete Guide soon got a USA release on Plug Research in 2005. The music has been re-mastered, and the tracks slightly reordered to fit onto this special vinyl LP version. Birdwar Records was launched in order to release this album… the label’s wish was to try and capture David’s current set at the time, an early, far less performative version of what would become his brilliant and unpredictable live shows. They decided not to record a second take, it was done, a wonderfully imperfect document with just the right amount of insufficiency.

‘Basically flawless’ – Tiny Mix Tapes

‘Bizarre masterpiece’ – Aquarium Drunkard

Special guest is experimental vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Bell Lungs. Bell Lungs weaves layered vocal harmonies and instrumental loops together into a psychedelic, post-folk soundscape that draws on natural cycles, environmental disaster and the microcosmic aspects of relationships. Her vocals were deemed ‘elemental’ by cult arts critic David Keenan of The Wire, and her song Mosul Dam – released by Sonido Polifonico, on a split 7? with psychedelic-folk songstress Pefkin on the flip – was described as ‘disarming and demurring’ by Losing Today. She is known for collaborating with poets, scientists, kinetic sculptures, artists, dancers, film and theatre-makers, and has performed in the UK, USA, Spain, Germany and Italy, in venues common and uncommon, including art galleries, museums, double-decker buses, ancient ruins, a disused grain silo and a hydroelectric power station.

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

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