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Upcoming shows: Beans on Toast... Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman... Cat Clyde... Charlie Parr... Mock Tudors... Dominie Hooper... Steve Wynn... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Chime School... The Courettes... Douglas Dare... Tusks... Rachael Lavelle... Euros Childs... Roddy Woomble... Mikey Kenney... John Francis Flynn... Old Sea Brigade... Coruja Jones... Good News... Myriam Gendron... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Tropical Fuck Storm... Kris Drever... Erland Cooper... Pokey LaFarge... Admiral Fallow... Skinny Lister... The Sheepdogs... Svaneborg Kardyb... The Unthanks in Winter... Jim Moray... Emily Barker... Martin Kohlstedt...

When: 7.30pm on Saturday 3 February 2024
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be working with Junior Brother for the first time!

Alternative folk mainstay Junior Brother boldly stakes out new folk-inflected ground with a fresh and daring single, The Men Who Eat Ring Forts. The brand new release follows on from June’s epic Junior Brother’s Favourite EP, and 2022’s highly acclaimed double LP The Great Irish Famine, with its ‘wry songs of anxiety and frustration’ (the Guardian) described by MOJO Magazine as being ‘truly unforgettable’. Now, this new single boldly signposts an exciting new chapter for Junior Brother’s stunningly distinctive sound.

Taught yet expansive, the new single sets the tone for Junior Brother’s third album, currently being created with producer extraordinaire John ‘Spud’ Murphy (black midi, Lankum), set for release next year.

‘The song is possessed with the fervour of the dispossessed,’ explains Junior Brother, a.k.a. County Kerry’s Ronan Kealy. ‘The Men Who Eat Ring Forts is a twitch of frustration, spat into modernity’s hollow wheel before it clears the way. Sacred things unseen to the suits are still there for them willing to look.’

Tour support comes from Ceitidh Mac. Ceitidh Mac blends the warming tones of the cello and soaring vocals to create a transformative sound that puts a progressive twist on the alt.folk genre.

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