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Upcoming shows: Pet Deaths... Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage... Polly Paulusma... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... Jake Xerxes Fussell... The Burning Hell... Freya Beer... Angel Olsen... The Unthanks... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet... Grandbrothers... The Umbrellas + Seablite... Tallies... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Coruja Jones... Wesley Gonzalez... Seazoo... Plastic Mermaids... The Delines... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Mary Gauthier... Cowboy Junkies... Mr Ben & The Bens... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Skinny Lister... Jesca Hoop... Rachael Dadd... The Happy Soul... Stars... Weyes Blood... Rozi Plain... Sweet Baboo... SLUG... Beans on Toast... Rachel Baiman...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 16 September 2010
Where: Dulcimer, 567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE

Hey! Manchester is delighted to welcome Iceland’s Ólöf Arnalds to the city for an intimate debut headline show. (We put on her equally talented cousin Ólafur in the past, fact fans.)

In 2006 Olof graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts with a degree in composition and new media. She’s collaborated with múm for the past years, and has also played with several other Icelandic bands and musicians, such as Slowblow or Stórsveit Nix Noltes. One of Ólöf´s most recent collaborations was her part on Skúli Sverrisson’s critically acclaimed album Sería where she plays guitar, charanga, viola and sings her own lyrics.

Ólöf´s debut solo album Við Og Við was produced by Sigur Rós’ Kjartan Sveinsson and released in 2007 on 12 Tónar, the record shop-based Reyjakvik label that is home to Mugison, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Hildur Guðnadóttir among others.

Ólöf is due to release her sophomore album Innundir Skinni (translation: Under the Skin) on 13 September via One Little Indian. It features three songs sung in English, including upcoming single Crazy Car and future single Surrender (with Björk on backing vocals). Last in the UK in July supporting Air, Ólöf is currently in San Francisco, playing a residency with super-fan Jonathan Richman.

We’re also excited to have Stealing Sheep supporting. The Liverpool three-piece have been gaining a following of late – including from 6music presenters Lauren Laverne and Marc Riley (recent session here) -  and have just released their first EP, What If The Lights Went Out, on Manchester’s own Red Deer Club.

Tickets are available from the bar, Piccadilly Records, Common (no booking fee), Seetickets.com, WeGotTickets.com and on 0871 220 0260.

All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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