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Upcoming shows: Vetiver... La Luz... Francis Lung... John Francis Flynn... Jenny Hval... Ben Caplan... Advance Base + Karima Walker... Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel... Xenia Rubinos... Lael Neale... Will Samson... The Handsome Family... Rory Butler... Dana Gavanski... Charles Watson... Penguin Cafe... Curtis Eller... Ólafur Arnalds... Poppy Ackroyd... Pet Deaths... Polly Paulusma... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... The Burning Hell... Freya Beer... Angel Olsen... The Unthanks... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Grandbrothers... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Plastic Mermaids... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Skinny Lister... Jesca Hoop... Stars... Rachel Baiman...

When: 7.30pm on Monday 22 October 2018
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be working with Jo Passed for the first time!

A band whose music exists somewhere between dream pop, shoegaze, indie rock, and prog, Jo Passed balance languid melodies and blissed-out vocals against guitar figures that are by turns artful and aggressively physical.

The Vancouver-based group was formed by guitarist and songwriter Jo Hirabayashi in 2015, originally as a two-man recording project with drummer Mac Lawrie; this edition of the group produced two EPs in 2016.

After a sojourn in Montreal, the band expanded to a quartet with the addition of guitarist Bella Bébé and bassist Megan-Magdalena Bourne. Following extensive North American touring, the group landed a deal with the respected American indie label Sub Pop and released their debut album, Their Prime, in May 2018.

Biography by Mark Deming

Local support comes from THREADS. Taking their name from the 1984 apocalyptic docu-drama of the same name, THREADS represent a new reverb-drenched Manchester sound. Stretching the envelope of noise and melody with a diverse range of influences from Spacemen 3, kosmische musik, This Heat and Dick Dale to The B-52s and Ingmar Bergman, THREADS are quickly intriguing audiences across the city. Their unique sound has earned them gigs supporting the likes of Madonnatron, Cocaine Piss and Liines. Using a range of DIY guitar pedals and three vocalists, THREADS are a sonically expansive highlight in the Manchester scene. Currently testing out new material from their upcoming EP, a follow-up to last years well received Chemtrails, THREADS put on a show that’s impossible to ignore whether you like them or not; be prepared for something new.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar (no booking fee), Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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