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Upcoming shows: The Travelling Band... Aldous Harding... William the Conqueror... Wolf Parade... Lost Horizons... Skinny Lister + Beans on Toast... The Burning Hell... Leif Vollebekk... Euros Childs... Lowly... Jesca Hoop... Schwervon!... Charles Howl... David Thomas Broughton... Haiku Salut: Christmas Lamp Show... Honeyfeet... The Deslondes... Liima... Will Varley... Jen Cloher... The Lovely Eggs... Loney dear... Gun Outfit... The Handsome Family... Karl Blau... Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker... Brooke Sharkey... Lilly Hiatt... Josh Rouse... Pinkshinyultrablast... I’m With Her... The Breath...

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 20 November 2013
Where: Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW

We’re delighted to be welcoming back Iceland’s múm for their first Manchester show in over four years!

Pound for pound, there are few countries that better or more effectively create music than Iceland. múm have been a core part of this steady cultural export of brilliance since their formation in 1997, with their work often inhabiting the same emotional soundscape as their friends and fellow countrymen Sigur Rós – though with an end product that is wildly and wonderful different. Often using unconventional instrumentation and song structure, the band blend the cold hiss and glitches of electronic music with an inimitable warmth and texture.

Smilewound, released 6 September, will be the band’s sixth full length album, expanding on the otherworldly, experimental sound múm have become renowned for. Their debut, Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is Okay, became one of the first sleeper hits of the new millennium, earning a 9.1 review from Pitchfork and wider international acclaim. Follow-up LPs Finally We Are No-One, Summer Make Good, Go Go Smear the Poison and Sing Along to Songs You Don’t Know further enhanced their reputation, with Bjork reportedly a long-time admirer.

Tour support comes from recent Hey! Manchester headliners Conquering Animal Sound, plus Ghosting Season DJs.

This, a co-promotion with Now Wave, is múm’s first Manchester show since summer 2009. The show happened partly thanks to Songkick Detour pledgers – read more and book tickets through Songkick here.

Buy tickets now with no booking fee. Tickets are also available from the bar, Common (both no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Seetickets.comWeGotTickets.comTicketabc.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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