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Upcoming shows: AVAWAVES... Ryley Walker... Charlie Parr... The Unthanks... Hater... His Lordship... Lambert... 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... Jesca Hoop... Stars... Rachel Baiman...

When: 7.30pm on Monday 24 October 2011
Where: Dulcimer, 567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE

When: 7.30pm on Tuesday 25 October 2011
Where: Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE

We’re delighted to be promoting two shows for former Broken Family Band frontman Steven Adams with his new incarnation, Singing Adams!

Singing Adams at Dulcimer, Manchester

Better known as singer/guitarist/songwriter from The Broken Family Band, Steven Adams called time on that outfit at the end of 2009. A year later he’s back with Singing Adams, a new band kicking out super-catchy choruses, great harmonies and showcasing his trademark lyrical incision.

Melinda Bronstein (Wet Paint, Absentee), Matthew Ashton (The Leaf Library, Saloon) and Michael Wood (Michaelmas) bring a wealth of influences to the band, which comes off like a cross between Spoon, Syd Barrett and a Phil Spector compilation. But more fun.

Singing Adams’ debut album came out in April, with a two singles – I Need Your Mind/Amateur Reactions and Bird on the Wing – preceding it.

‘A terrific debut’ – Uncut

‘Lovelorn gems of modest charm and honesty’ – the Independent

‘An underrated national treasure’ – Q

‘His best set of songs to date’ – the Guardian

In Manchester, not one but two of our favourite local artists, Gabriel Minnikin and James Kelly, support. Tickets are available from the bar, Common (both no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Seetickets.comWeGotTickets.com, Ticketline.co.uk, Ticketweb.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

In Hebden Bridge, The Spirt of John and Charlotte Carpenter support with Red Tin Dave DJing between bands. Tickets are available from the bar, Seetickets.comWeGotTickets.com, Ticketline.co.uk, Ticketweb.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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