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Upcoming shows: The Travelling Band... Aldous Harding... William the Conqueror... Wolf Parade... Lost Horizons... Skinny Lister + Beans on Toast... The Burning Hell... Leif Vollebekk... Euros Childs... Lowly... Jesca Hoop... Schwervon!... Charles Howl... David Thomas Broughton... Haiku Salut: Christmas Lamp Show... Honeyfeet... The Deslondes... Liima... Will Varley... Jen Cloher... The Lovely Eggs... Loney dear... Gun Outfit... The Handsome Family... Karl Blau... Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker... Brooke Sharkey... Lilly Hiatt... Josh Rouse... Pinkshinyultrablast... I’m With Her... The Breath...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 23 November 2017
Where: The Whiskey Jar, 14 Tariff Street, Manchester M1 2FF

We’re delighted to be working with Euros Childs once again!

Euros Childs is a solo artist hailing from Pembrokeshire south Wales. Having fronted the band Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci from 1991 until 2004, Euros went solo and has released 12 solo albums to date – the last nine having been released on Euros’ own National Elf label. ‘I set up my own record label so that I could never be dropped,’ says Euros. ‘I’m on the label for life.’

His latest album, House Arrest, is due out on 17 November on National Elf. It was recorded by Stephen Black (aka Sweet Baboo) and Euros at Gus’ Dungeon II in Cardiff. The albums includes an ode to a colander (My Colander), the joys of being in a coma (Happy Coma), cannibals dining at an all-you-can-eat restaurant (Crystal and Misty), as well as directions to a whist drive (Whist Drive). Euros plays all the instruments himself: ”I think around 12 or so keyboards were used in the end. Mostly bought in car boot sales and charity shops. One was found in a skip. They’d been hanging round the house for a long time – it was good to put them to use.’

Euros will be embarking on his first UK tour in two years around the release of House Arrest. In recent year’s Euros has toured with a band but this time round things will be different: ‘It’ll be a keyboards and drum machine set up. Which will give me the chance to play material I’ve never played live before – more of the synthesisers based stuff. There’ll be two of us onstage. I’m very much looking forward to it.’

Local comes from The Awful Truth. Manchester’s finest purveyors of the modern folk song The Awful Truth play largely acoustic instruments (upright bass, cajon, flute, harp, violin, Spanish guitar) and sing songs about sex, politics, drink and reptiles. They released their first album, Songs of Love and Lust, in 2015.

This show takes place in the live music basement of The Whiskey Jar, situated on Tariff Street in the Northern Quarter.

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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