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Upcoming shows: Slim Cessna’s Auto Club... Avec Sans... Kiran Leonard... Michael Nau... Good Morning... Jen Cloher... Dotan... Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton... Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts... The Dears... Thomas Truax... Frankie Rose... The Weather Station... The Breath... The Lovely Eggs... The Proper Ornaments... Robbie Cavanagh... BA Johnston... Wesley Gonzalez... CC Smugglers... Weyes Blood... Jared & The Mill... Julie Byrne... The Burning Hell... Left Lane Cruiser... Son of Dave... Daniel Romano... The Travelling Band... Aldous Harding... William the Conqueror... Wolf Parade... Skinny Lister + Beans on Toast... Lost Horizons... Leif Vollebekk... Euros Childs... Lowly... Jesca Hoop... Karl Blau... The Deslondes... Will Varley...

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 13 September 2017
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re delighted to be working with James Yuill for the first time!

James Yuill is pleased to announce his fourth studio album A Change In State, due out on 28 July. Four years in the making, A Change In State is the much-anticipated follow up to 2013’s These Spirits. James has also announced a string of UK dates in September.

Having toured around the world alongside the likes of Phoenix, Hot Chip, Royksopp and M83, to name a few, James has become renowned for his incredible one-man, electro-folk shows. The Hackney-based musician’s music has been featured on Gray’s Anatomy, Scrubs, One Tree Hill, The Inbetweeners and Pretty Little Liars. He also wrote the music and starred in his own Guinness Christmas advert.

He has received support from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Rob Da Bank, along with BBC 6 Music’s Radcliffe and Maconie and Steve Lamacq.

James Yuill will release A Change In State on 28 July on The Happy Biscuit Club.

‘Minimalist beauty’ – The Sunday Times

‘Winning union of synths and folk, James Yuill performs a skilful balancing act as he reconciles influences as diametrically opposed as Nick Drake and The Chemical Brothers’ – Q

‘Gorgeous and gargantuan at the same time’ – Clash

Local support comes from Falling Ghost. Falling Ghost is the solo project of Manchester based multi-instrumentalist and producer Daniel Sweeney; formerly singer-songwriter with the band Sylvia. With Sylvia Daniel recorded two albums, toured both the UK and Europe and achieved national radio play (BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music). Their music was described as ‘daring and original’ by Ivor Novello-winning producer Jon Cotton and as ‘absolutely amazing’ by Janice Long of BBC Radio 2. Since leaving Sylvia Daniel spent all of 2016 writing, recording and producing his first solo album. The album Pure O is set to be released later this year on Regent Street Records. It inhabits a sound world similar to the XX, London Grammar, James Blake, Burial and Radiohead, mixing electronic drums with atmospheric textures, mesmeric production and heart rending melodies. It was mastered by John Davies (The XX, Lana Del Rey, Gorillaz). Falling Ghost is due to begin touring Pure O later this year to coincide with the release of his first single.

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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