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When: 7.30pm on Friday 10 March 2017
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be working with Irma Vep once again – this time, with special guests Former Bullies!


“Some say that Irma Vep‘s latest record, No Handshake Blues (out now on Faux Discx/Comfortable on a Tightrope) is ‘Derivative’ and ‘Lazy’.
Some say that he is “A lonely man with an electric guitar and a dream. A six pack of beer and bag of weed for an audience”
Some say he is a “Narcissistic, sociopathic sex junky, hell bent on paying the rent…”
Some say “He has toured the world in pursuit of flesh and money, stopping to dip his green toe into the sea of depravity in each town he stinks up, abusing audiences with torturous wails and bloated, floaty guitar skronk that anyone with half a brain wouldn’t give a shite about…”
Some might say “…sunshine follows thunder, go and tell it to the man who cannot shine…”
Some might say “…..we should never ponder on our thoughts today cos they will sway over time…”
Some might say “…we will find a brighter day”
Some have said “…Yeah, I saw him once, didn’t like it much, thought it a bit too…erm…’hammy'”
Some have said “…Yeah, I see your point, Dave, it is hammy and he also thinks he’s ‘it’…but he’s not”

Well, I’ll tell you this for nout, bud.
They’re not wrong.

But witness the fitness for yourself and make up your own mind by going to see Irma Vep and band on tour in the UK this March.
I’m not going to say it’ll be good and I’m not going to say it will be fun, I’m not even going to say that it will be worth your money, I’m just saying, no, I’m asking, please, give them a chance…

Thank you”

– Chris Martin, Coldplay, 2017, on a yacht, with a cat up his arse.

Special guests are Former Bullies. Since coalescing around singer Nick Ainsworth in 2003, Former Bullies have been a regular presence in Greater Manchester’s pop underground, becoming spiritual godfathers to more recently emerged gems such as Kiran Leonard, Irma Vep, and Pins. Though prolific performers, the pace of their recorded output has been somewhat slower, with new release Stranger being just their fourth long-player in all that time.

And opening the show is Sheffield-based bedroom recorder Toucans.

This show is a co-promotion with Comfortable on a Tightrope.

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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All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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