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Upcoming shows: Tropical Fuck Storm... The Wave Pictures... Hania Rani... Aoife O’Donovan... The Lovely Eggs... Pet Deaths... The Courettes... Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet... Darren Hayman... Vetiver... La Luz... Francis Lung... John Francis Flynn... Jenny Hval... Ben Caplan... Advance Base + Karima Walker... Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel... Xenia Rubinos... Lael Neale... The Handsome Family... Rory Butler... Dana Gavanski... Charles Watson... Penguin Cafe... Ólafur Arnalds... Polly Paulusma... Tommy Alexander... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... The Burning Hell... Angel Olsen... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Plastic Mermaids... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Jesca Hoop... Stars... Rachel Baiman...

When: 7.30pm on Monday 4 April 2022
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been postponed until April 2022. Original tickets are valid and all other details remain the same. Here’s a note from Rachel:

‘It is with a heavy but accepting heart that the gigs that were going to happen in late January have had to be re-rescheduled for a later month. This will mean there’s more chance of ensuring people’s safety & attendance. I send love out to all the audience members, all the musicians, all the venues in all the world. And I can’t wait to sing for Newcastle, Manchester, Aberdeen & Edinburgh soon enough x’

UPDATE: This show has now sold out!

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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