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Upcoming shows: Guadalupe Plata... Will Samson... Ben P Williams with Shimna... Kathryn Williams & Polly Paulusma... Jean-Michel Blais... Gratis: Simeon Walker... Martin Kohlstedt... Kristin Hersh... Lande Hekt... Someone... An Evening with Honeyblood... The Breath... Hania Rani... Ye Vagabonds... Jim Ghedi & Toby Hay... Thomas Truax... Gratis: Wesley Gonzalez... Wreckless Eric... The David Tattersall Group... One Little Atlas... His Lordship... OFF!... BC Camplight... Julie Byrne... Freya Beer... Edwin R. Stevens... Peter Brewis... Smoke Fairies... Lambert... Withered Hand & Darren Hayman... Holy Moly & The Crackers... The Rural Alberta Advantage... The Unthanks in Winter... John Craigie... John Francis Flynn... Junior Brother... Beans on Toast...

When: 7.30pm on Monday 21 October 2019
Where: The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW

We continue our series of free entry shows at the Eagle Inn – with Arizona’s XIXA.

For their new EP The Code, Tucson’s dark, dusty gothic overlords XIXA reached further into the desert, into their instruments, and into their words to carve a more grandiose space for their catchy and latin-tinged psychedelic rock to swell. Now they’re preparing for a new chapter: the release of their upcoming full-length album, Genesis – out in early 2020.

The guitar-slinging six-piece from the deep Southwest combine gritty guitars, the bumping grind of chicha and cumbia, and windswept desert blues into a mesmerising stew. After the acclaimed 2016 debut Bloodline, EP Shift and Shadow, and 2018’s dark western single Tombstone Rashomon, The Code was a natural next step in their evolution. A swirling, raw collection of songs, intense and sun bleached yet shot through with an inky gothic horror. They scan like the long lost soundtrack to a panoramic Tarantino Western; poised, stylish, and menacing. It’s XIXA at their potent, eclectic best.

US and European tours are lined up through 2019 as XIXA continues to spread The Code far and wide. Further touring in 2020 will pave way for the release of Genesis and further cement the band’s legacy as pathfinders towards a ‘New Southwest’.

‘Their desolate Americana, gritty guitars, and cumbia comes together perfectly’ – Kerrang

‘A heavy, reverbed, twangy chicha Spaghetti Western sheen, mystery vocals emerging from the clouds’ – NPR

Local support comes from Jonny Woodhead – frontman of South Island Son. Setting up home in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, the South Island Son boys have had a busy nine months in office. Since their debut sell out gig, the band have been busy picking up airplay on BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing, and touring in France following their single Down The Slopes as well as cropping up at festivals during the summer.

This is a free show – but we strongly advise booking your place in advance via Ticketweb.co.uk

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