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When: 7pm on Saturday 18 January 2020
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

We’re delighted to be helping Easter and Bromide launch their split single!

One friend.

Two bands.

And so it was that Manchester’s Easter and London’s Bromide met in their mutual pal Dave Armes’ address book (he of Last Harbour, LCR Records and A-Sun Amissa sidekick repute). Soon after Easter were on their way down t’smoke to play at Bromide’s place, namely the Birds Nest in Deptford. And verily did they smash it! So much so that Bromide singer Simon immediately thought about putting something out on his Scratchy Records label… and why not keep the threads twisting and make it a joint release! Especially as both bands share a love of alt sounds from across the pond back in dem 90s days. Easter feasting on Buffalo Tom‘s heavier riffs, Yo La Tengo and San Francisco’s ‘Swell’, while Bromide reminded Easter’s mainman Tom of ‘Nada Surf and Big Star and that New Zealand power pop stuff..’

So the split-single was born – Easter taking the A with Doubt Rings, a propulsive guitar-lashed gallop thru the relationship forest, with Bromide on the AA offering I’ll Never Learn – an up/downbeat reflective tale that dries solid on the choruses when the fuzz kicks in, from last year’s I Woke Up album on Scratchy.

Easter: ‘A welcome throwback to the wry, self-lacerating alt rock of the early 90s’ – Uncut

Bromide: ‘If you like Dinosaur Jr and The Replacements, you’ll love this’ – MusicOMH

This show celebrates the single’s release, with both bands joined by Southend’s fabulous guitar reverb-drenched Dark Globes – who’ve also got wares to plug in the shape of newly released album Somewhere To Land.

What’s more, Easter had a whole EP ready to go so punters who buy the vinyl will get a free download code for the extra tracks.

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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