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Upcoming shows: Memorial... His Lordship... Florry + Memorial... Bad Bad Hats... Dana Gavanski... Caoilfhionn Rose... The Lovely Eggs... James Yorkston... Rain Parade... Matthew and the Atlas... Gratis: Makushin... Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman... Charlie Parr... Mock Tudors... Dominie Hooper... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Chime School... The Courettes... Tusks... Roddy Woomble... Myriam Gendron... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Kris Drever... Erland Cooper... Pokey LaFarge... Skinny Lister... The Unthanks in Winter... Emily Barker...

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 22 November 2023
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re delighted to be welcoming Field Music’s Peter Brewis to The Castle Hotel!

After releasing his new solo album Blowdry Colossus on 6 October, Peter Brewis of Field Music will be heading out on tour in November with his band of synth pirates including perennial collaborators, Sarah Hayes (Admiral Fallow, You Tell Me), Andrew Moore (Field Music, John Monroe) and of course, David Brewis (Field Music, School of Language, himself etc).

Songs from Blowdry Colossus will be played alongside classics from the Field Music cannon reimagined with synths – plus tracks from The Week That Was album, which will be getting their first airings in 15 years.

‘A hugely fun, intricate, exploratory and meticulously crafted album of instrumental synthesizer music that sounds like a lost gem unearthed from the 1970s’ – 8/10, Uncut

‘Field Music man’s beguiling instrumental detour’ – 4/5, Mojo

Special guest is Laura J Martin. Laura J Martin has so far released three critically acclaimed albums. Her latest, On The Never Never, was recorded in Nashville with members of Lambchop, Silver Jews and Jesus Lizard. A mercurial and bewitching live performer who interweaves layers of vocals, flute, mandolin and electronics, Laura and her band have toured regularly across the UK and Europe and supported acts such as PJ Harvey, Teenage Fanclub and Cate Le Bon, and performed and collaborated extensively with Euros Childs.

Consistently played and supported by BBC 6 Music DJs such as Marc Riley, Cerys Matthews, Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe and Stuart Maconie, Laura’s most recent release was a collaborative project Wyndow, written with Lavinia Blackwall of Trembling Bells. Currently finalising her next solo album, Laura will be playing new material and songs from her wide catalogue.

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