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When: 7.30pm on Saturday 9 May 2015
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re excited to be helping Onions launch their new album!


Onions are Manchester-based trio and are named Martin, Jim and Chris. Weaving mutual influences such as Talking Heads, Hefner, Sparks and 60s girl groups together to create a sound described as ‘muscular twee’. Typically, the songs are a cynical and/or self-deprecating take on sex, history or whatever rhymes at the given moment (but mostly about sex). After gigging extensively and an unprecedented amount of airplay, debut album Pleasure Blast sold out in its first week with help from a live session on BBC 6 Music. Onions returned fresh as daisies from a windowless studio after a six month hiatus with the release of the Here Comes the Rage EP last August.

With their second album completed, a national tour commencing in May, a third BBC 6 Music live session booked for 7 May and this album launch party at Gullivers, this Spring = Onions (pun intended).

Main support comes from The Wobbly Hearts, Abergele’s first ever supergroup. Consisting of Carl and Rob who learnt their trade with the raggle taggle alt country band Gintis, plus Joolz and Hargi who join after spending 11 years with badass hard alt rock band Carpet, and also a short stint in psychadelic jammers Morffe, and Ralph Latham – the enigma, the wesley willis and queen obsessed bearded beauty, from Abergele’s finest buzz pop band Junebug. After years of plying their trades with various bands and regularly playing gigs with each others’ bands in the north Wales area, these boys bonded and decided to form this group to cut out all the shit that happened trying to push their respective bands and finally be in a unit where everyone was pulling in the same direction. That direction was HELL via Abergele and Liverpool. Now get your pathetic cock out of your hand and start listening!

Opening the show are Seazoo, a five-piece bedroom-pop device happening now. Their new single was out in January on Label Fandango. Louder Than War described them thusly: ‘This is thoughtful, proper and smart pop (with a wonderful twist of the abstract) in the spirit of Yo La Tengo and Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci.’

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

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