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When: 7.30pm on Thursday 29 November 2018
Where: Band on the Wall, 26 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JZ

We’re delighted to be working with Ryley Walker again – this time, at Band on the Wall!

Released on 18 May via Dead Oceans, Deafman Glance is the second Ryley Walker album produced by LeRoy Bach and Walker himself. It was largely recorded at the Minbal (now JAMDEK) Studios in Chicago. Some later sessions also took place at USA Studios and in LeRoy’s kitchen. Cooper Crain (Bitchin’ Bajas, Cave) recorded and mixed the album, as well as adding his shimmering synths all over it.

Ryley plays electric and acoustic guitars, and was joined by long-time six-string sparring partners Brian J Sulpizio and Bill Mackay, who both play electric. LeRoy Bach also plays some electric guitar, while adding all piano and other keys. Andrew Scott Young and Matt Lux play bass – Andrew supplying some double-bass, both of them played electric. Drums and percussion are handled by Mikel Avery and Quin Kirchner. Topping off this list of notorious Chi-Town players is Nate Lepine, who added a lot of flute and a little saxophone too.

Ryley says of Deafman Glance:

‘I think more than anything the thing to take away from this record is that I appreciate what improv and jamming and that outlook on music has done for me, but I wanted rigid structure for these songs. I don’t want to expand upon them live. There’s a looseness to some of the songs I guess, but I didn’t want to rely on just hanging out on one note.

‘I was under a lot of stress because I was trying to make an anti-folk record and I was having trouble doing it. I wanted to make something deep-fried and more me-sounding. I didn’t want to be jammy acoustic guy anymore. I just wanted to make something weird and far-out that came from the heart finally. I was always trying to make something like this I guess, trying to catch up with my imagination. And I think I succeeded in that way — it’s got some weird instrumentation on there, and some surreal far-out words. And it’s more Chicago-y sounding. Chicago sounds like a train constantly coming towards you but never arriving. That’s the sound I hear, all the time, ringing in my ears.’

Tour support comes from Andrew Tuttle. Andrew Tuttle is a best-kept secret of the Australian underground. A composer, improviser and collaborator who has shared stages with Matmos, Julia Holter, Forest Swords, Steve Gunn, OM, Deradoorian and many others, a world traveller and artist in residence, his third, self-titled album, is an expression of his life in music and a reflection of life in his home city of Brisbane.

This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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