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When: 7.30pm on Sunday 27 August 2017
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

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We’re delighted to be working with GospelbeacH plus Miranda Lee Richards.

Brent Rademaker of further, Beachwood Sparks and The Tyde brings his new band GospelbeacH over the UK for the first time this summer. The touring band also features ex-Slowdive and Mojave 3 drummer Ian McCutcheon. GospelbeacH play dreamy American roots music, with their new album Another Summer Of Love is released 16 June on Alive Naturalsound.

On Another Summer Of Love, like Gram Parsons, Rademaker has drawn nourishment from the openness of Southern California and the sunny, hopeful feeling that epitomises his work is in full effect here. From the kick-off In The Desert, which slyly references The Jam to the jaunty swing of You’re Already Home, which pays a subtle tribute to Rademaker’s hero Chris Hillman’s Girl With No Name, this is what Americana is supposed to be and sometimes is not. Smart, informed, soulful, well-executed and avoiding the slick assembly-line of 2017 Nashville, this is the kind of record that true fans of well-crafted tuneful rock live for.

Tour support comes from Miranda Lee Richards and her band. Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Miranda Lee Richards started her musical career when she became friends with Kirk Hammet from Metallica, who taught her to play guitar. Early demos of her songs reached the ears of Anton Newcombe, and she joined his band The Brian Jonestown Massacre. She sang on their albums Give It Back, Bringing It All Back Home Again and Stung Out In Heaven, and appeared with them in the seminal documentary DIG!.

Her music a mix of folk, psychedelia, country and indie pop, with her new album Existential Beast released 16 June on Invisible Hands Music.

Opening the show is Nick Mitchell. Currently a member of One-Eleven Heavy with members of Royal Trux, Wooden Wand and Ryley Walker Band, Manchester guitarist Nick Mitchell forges simple, spontaneously composed arrangements over which he plays delicate and roaring solos recalling Hiiragi Fukuda and Jerry Garcia in equal measure.

This show is a co-promotion with Please Please You and Bad Paintings.

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