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When: 7.30pm on Tuesday 12 November 2013
Where: Fallow Cafe, 2a Landcross Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6NA

PLEASE NOTE: His Clancyness will now play at The Kings Arms, Salford on Tue 12 Nov – see more information here.

We’re delighted to be presenting FatCat’s His Clancyness for our first show at Fallow Cafe (formerly Trof Fallowfield).

His Clancyness is the alias of Jonathan Clancy, who signed to FatCat in March 2013. Born in Ottawa and raised between Canada and Italy, Clancy moved back and forth between the two countries up until his late teenage years, when he finally settled in Bologna. Gaining early experience through playing in a number of hardcore / punk bands, and having toured the world in a couple of indie outfits, Jonathan struck out on his own back in 2009 and started to gain some early recognition across internet blogs when he began leaking out a series of bedroom-recorded psych-pop gems.

Recording alone at home often late at night, writing and playing everything himself, he produced a steady stream of tracks prodding in different directions and comprising weird pop outbursts, fuzzy guitars, cloudy ambient texturing, warm drum machine pulses, and bitter-sweet chord progressions – all anchored by a particular melodic sensibility and Clancy’s bold, often reverb-drenched vocals. A collection of these smudged and varied bedroom recordings was eventually compiled together in 2010 under the suitably murky title Always Mist. Originally self-released as a cassette in a tiny edition of 100 that sold out instantly, the collection was later re-released jointly by both Norwegian label Splendour and Italian label Secret Furry Hole in March 2012, this time re-mastered and expanded with the addition of seven new tracks.

An avowed rock and pop culture obsessive, Clancy cites a long and varied list of artists as influences – Swell Maps, Can, Bowie, Modern Lovers, Lee Hazlewood, Scott Walker, The Gun Club, Women, Stevie Nicks, Gastr Del Sol, Zombies and ‘just about every psychedelic pop nugget ever produced’. Listen in and you might also pick out traces of The Beach Boys, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Panda Bear and – especially on the newer material – Deerhunter, Kurt Vile and Lower Dens. Such melophilia is also evident in a series of covers Jonathan has completed of songs by the likes of Eddie Cochrane, Ariel Pink, El Pierro Del Mar and Altro.

Recorded in Detroit as a trio (including Paul Pieretto and Jacopo Borazzo on bass and drums) with producer Chris Koltay (Atlas Sound, Lotus Plaza, Akron Family, Dirtbombs, Liars), debut album Vicious is warm and precise, filled with an unfaltering procession of addictive, hook-filled tracks. The softer-edges of those earlier recordings are replaced by a dynamic of real drive and bite, where every part feels perfectly balanced and intended.

PLEASE NOTE: His Clancyness will now play at The Kings Arms, Salford on Tue 12 Nov – see more information here.

All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.