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When: 7.30pm on Tuesday 23 August 2016
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

We’re delighted to be working with Julianna Barwick – this time, at the Deaf Institute!


Julianna Barwick is pleased to share new tour dates in support of her critically acclaimed album Will, which came out in May via Dead Oceans.

Conceived and self-produced over the past year in a variety of locations, the ominous, compelling Will is a departure from 2013’s Alex Somers-produced Nepenthe. If that last record conjured images of gentle, thick fog rolling over desolate mountains, then Will is a late afternoon thunderstorm, a cathartic collision of sharp and soft textures that sounds looming and restorative all at once.

The electric current that runs through the album takes on various shapes of intoxicating instability. Featuring contributions from Thomas Arsenault (Mas Ysa), Dutch cellist Maarten Vos and percussionist Jamie Ingalls (Chairlift, Tanlines, Beverly), Will is largely a product of ups and downs, a reflection of a life lived somewhere in between transience and standing still. The beguiling, beautifully complicated Will is the result of that curiosity, and proof of Barwick’s irresistibly engaging talent as a composer and vocalist.

‘The consistent loveliness of [Barwick’s] approach remains, and both longtime fans and newcomers should be glad to know that’s also true of…Barwick’s upcoming, self-produced Will’ – Pitchfork

‘Will is an irresistibly immersive set piece’ – Uncut (8/10)

Tour support comes from Tiny Leaves. Tiny Leaves is the music of neo-classical composer Joel Nathaniel Pike. His music has a delicate cinematic beauty. His recent album, A Good Land, An Excellent Land, was released to critical acclaim and was described as ‘stunning’ by Lauren Laverne when featured on her BBC 6 Music show. Joel’s informal training brings about a freedom in his composition.

This show is a co-promotion with Now Wave.

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