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Upcoming shows: Rachel Baiman... Rachel Sermanni... Aoife O’Donovan... Heartless Bastards... The Surfing Magazines... Francis Lung... Penelope Isles... John Francis Flynn... Josh Rouse + Vetiver... Smoke Fairies... Douglas Dare... Lael Neale... Left Lane Cruiser... Simone Felice... Efterklang... Dana Gavanski... Beans on Toast... The Sheepdogs... Hannah Ashcroft... Keeley Forsyth... Spencer Cullum... The Happy Soul... Roddy Woomble... Group Listening... The Weather Station... Wyndow... Sam Amidon... Elkyn & S.T. Manville... Samana... Robyn Hitchcock... Federico Albanese... The Beths... Pictish Trail... William Crighton... Sondre Lerche... La Luz... William Fitzsimmons... Kristin Hersh... Danny George Wilson... The Besnard Lakes... Tré Burt... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andy Shauf... Ryley Walker... Charlie Parr... The Unthanks... The Wave Pictures... Hania Rani... The Lovely Eggs... The Handsome Family... Charles Watson... Ólafur Arnalds... Polly Paulusma... Tommy Alexander... The Dears...

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 26 January 2022
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled for January 2022 from its original date in November 2021. Original tickets are valid and all other details remain the same. Here’s a note from Rachel:

‘Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh & Aberdeen have been so swiftly rearranged and I am so pleased about it and can’t wait to sing for you patient, wonderful humans.’

We’re excited to be working with Rachel Sermanni for the first time!

Rachel Sermanni has shared her new single Travelled, the moody epic at the heart of her forthcoming EP Swallow Me. She has also announced a national headline tour for this November.

Out 2 June, the EP was written predominantly while the Scottish singer-songwriter was pregnant. Travelled finds Sermanni mourning a way of life that was about to slip away and stumbling in the face of the unknown. Speaking of the track, she said: ‘I was staying with a beautiful family in Portland when I wrote Travelled. This is definitely a depiction of the dark night of the soul situation I was having at that moment in coming to terms with my choices.’

Sermanni has always sung of the struggle and desire to flow, to love, to live and to feel. The looming spectre of motherhood though was a test for her spirituality, which was furthered during a period spent residing in a Buddhist monastery, like never before. Sermanni gave respect to every feeling and thought that arose during her pregnancy, riding them as if aboard a spooked horse, going whichever way they led her. ‘The thread that weaves most clearly throughout this collection is one of letting go. Jellyfish go where the current flows. It takes courage to be passive. If you can accept everything, you can embody the jellyfish.’

By sitting with these feelings and entertaining thoughts many would shirk, Sermanni grew content with her future, happy to surrender to wherever the tides would take her. Certain that this path was her path.

A prophetic and wise creature, Sermanni makes music that inspires gathering, a coming together. She is a central totem for you to project your anxieties on and by hearing her conscious untangling, you discover a clarity all your own.

‘Think Joni Mitchell meets Lisa Hannigan, with a delectably eccentric Scottish twist’ – The Guardian

Local support comes from Caoilfhionn Rose. Caoilfhionn Rose (pronounced Keelin), is a singer, songwriter and producer who was born in Manchester, England, with family roots in Northern Ireland and Yorkshire. Emerging from a diverse music scene, she ties together remnants of Manchester’s musical past with its evolving present.

Caoilfhionn released her second album Truly on 9 April on Gondwana Records. It was co-produced by Kier Stewart of The Durutti Column. It moves through a tapestry of curious musical inflections; nods towards folk, jazz, ambient, electronica and even a subtle influence of psychedelia. Rose’s song writing draws from a diverse palette of influences, including Building Instrument, Rachel Sermanni, Alabaster DePlume and Broadcast.

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