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Upcoming shows: Anna B Savage... His Lordship... The Courettes... Unthank : Smith... Nina Nastasia... William Crighton... Ailbhe Reddy... Shannon Lay... Withered Hand... Neil Cowley... Lichen Slow... Cindy... Sounds From The Other City 2023... Mock Tudors + Jim E Brown + Sydney Herds... Roddy Woomble... The Breath... Freya Beer... Lael Neale... Kate Davis... Sun June... Robbie Cavanagh... SBT (Sarabeth Tucek)... Eric Bibb... A.A. Williams... Daddy Long Legs... Siv Jakobsen... The Beths... The Burning Hell... Andy Shauf... Samana... Jen Cloher... The Chills... The Minus 5 + The No Ones... Jeanines... Angel Olsen... System Exclusive... Erland Cooper & Ensemble... Someone... BC Camplight... Holy Moly & The Crackers...

When: 7pm on Wednesday 7 June 2023
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

We’re delighted to be working with Jen Cloher again!

Jen Cloher (Ngapuhi & Ngati Kahu) is a songwriter and performer living on unceded Wurundjeri land in Naarm (Melbourne) Australia. Cloher’s taut, terse brand of rock is charged with the static tension that comes with being an eternal misfit; they have spoken truth to power with the shrewd eye that only an outsider can possess. Admirers have naturally gravitated towards Cloher’s incisive, generous songwriting. Over the course of five albums, they have won a J Award and an AIR Award and been nominated for an ARIA and the Australian Music Prize. In 2012 Cloher founded Milk! Records with Courtney Barnett releasing music from Sleater Kinney, Tiny Ruins, Hachiku and more.

On their first album in five years, Cloher finally breathes out. I Am The River, The River Is Me, their fifth album, is verdant and rich; it luxuriates in stillness, and carries itself with cool, unfussy confidence. It suggests that home is not found in a place or a politic, but in the community you keep: Inspired by Cloher’s powerful matrilineal line of w?hine M?ori, I Am The River, The River Is Me is not urgent, or hurried, but it is vital. The joy of life, Cloher seems to say, is in forgiving your moments of weakness with grace, and embracing the parts of you that are unfinished.

‘A modern day Patti Smith whose brutally honest, politically charged lyrics mark her out as one of the most interesting and important artists of her day’ – The Independent

‘Her best yet… incredible’ – the Guardian, five stars

Tour support comes from Hachiku. Inspired by other DIY artists (think: Grimes, Perfume Genius and early CocoRosie), Hachiku, a.k.a Anika Ostendorf, writes and produces dream pop with an an avant garde twist from whichever bedroom she is currently inhabiting. Originally from Germany, Ostendorf moved to Australia from London as a biology exchange student. In Melbourne, she found both a job and music community at Milk! Records and expanded her bedroom project into a band.

Since releasing her self-titled debut EP in 2017, Hachiku has taken her catchy melodies, highly tasteful, textural guitar playing and shimmering walls of sound across the world touring with the likes of Courtney Barnett, The Breeders, Jose Gonzales, Jen Cloher, Snail Mail, Stella Donnelly, Aldous Harding and Hand Habits across the US, EU and Australia.

Local support comes from Josephine Oniyama. Josephine’s debut album Portrait received critical acclaim and extensive playlist support at radio. Having toured with Paloma Faith, Michael Kiwanuka and The Noisettes, she headlined her own tours of the UK as well as appearing at a string of festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude and T in The Park. She has also collaborated on albums and live with Travis and Matthew Halsall.

Josephine released a new EP in July 2022, and a new album, Kindred, in November 2022.

Age restriction: 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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