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Upcoming shows: The Happy Soul... James Yorkston & Nina Persson... Stars... Siv Jakobsen... Weyes Blood... Jesse Malin... Coruja Jones... Rozi Plain... Sweet Baboo... Kerala Dust... Sophie Jamieson... Will Sheff / Okkervil River... SLUG... Beans on Toast... Honey Harper... The Dream Syndicate... Rachel Baiman... Anna B Savage... Joshua Burnside... His Lordship... The Courettes... Unthank : Smith... Nina Nastasia... William Crighton... Ailbhe Reddy... Shannon Lay... Neil Cowley... Cindy... Sounds From The Other City 2023... Roddy Woomble... Freya Beer... Lael Neale... SBT (Sarabeth Tucek)... Eric Bibb... The Beths... The Burning Hell... Andy Shauf... Jen Cloher... The Chills... Holy Moly & The Crackers...

When: 7.30pm on Friday 30 September 2022
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re excited to be working with Polly Paulusma again – this time, at Gullivers.

Polly Paulusma follows up her critically acclaimed 2021 album Invisible Music with The Pivot On Which The World Turns (Wild Sound/OLI 2022), affectionately shortened to ‘Pivot’. The album marks a return to her singular brand of insightful songs that, in their subject matter, roam around the badlands of love, sex and parenthood, death and grief, failure and success, violence and healing.

Pivot is the fifth studio album – and the ninth release – from this growing indie-folk legend, whose thought-provoking albums since 2004’s Scissors In My Pocket (OLI 2004) have earned her plaudits from international champions as far flung as Nic Harcourt at KCRW in LA and Michele Manzotti in Italy — as well as homegrown accolades from Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2) and the Guardian.

Polly is also a producer and label founder – her own label Wild Sound released records from nine other artists before becoming a folk imprint at OLI in 2016. Her songs are marked by intelligent lyrics and surprising melodic turns, and this new album features cowrites with Kathryn Williams, David Ford and the novelist Laura Barnett.

Tour support comes from Me For Queen. With a voice often likened to Carole King and Regina Spektor, a classical piano training, and influences ranging from Björk to Chopin, Me for Queen – the creative alias of Mary Erskine – is rapidly winning acclaim for her beguiling ‘soul-folk’ songcraft, blending traditional folk story-telling with a contemporary edge. Her debut solo album Loose End was released via Seahorse Music in September 2018.

‘Mary Erskine.. at the top of her game’ – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

 

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