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Upcoming shows: Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman... Cat Clyde... Charlie Parr... Mock Tudors... Dominie Hooper... Steve Wynn... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Chime School... The Courettes... Douglas Dare... Tusks... Rachael Lavelle... Euros Childs... Roddy Woomble... Mikey Kenney... Blue Bendy... John Francis Flynn... Old Sea Brigade... Coruja Jones... Good News... Myriam Gendron... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Tropical Fuck Storm... Kris Drever... Erland Cooper... Pokey LaFarge... Admiral Fallow... Skinny Lister... The Sheepdogs... Svaneborg Kardyb... The Unthanks in Winter... Jim Moray... Emily Barker... Chuck Prophet... Martin Kohlstedt...

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 18 October 2023
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

PLEASE NOTE: This show now takes place across the road at The Castle Hotel. All other details are the same and original tickets remain valid.

We’re delighted to be working with Someone for the first time!

Someone is the moniker for Dutch/British composer, producer and visual artist Tessa Rose Jackson. Having released her earthy, 70’s folk-inspired debut album Shapeshifter in September 2021 to critical acclaim, she is gearing up to release her sophomore album Owls in February 2023. Never one to repeat herself, Someone has taken a fresh turn with her new tracks. They evoke a dream-like state with her silky, hypnotic vocal dipping and gliding alongside gently heavy beats and shimmering synthesisers. Intimate and soothing at times, pop-fuelled and ecstatic at others – Someone likes to take her audience on a journey.

On stage Someone and her six-piece band are accompanied by an artistic visual display of her own making that transports the audience and the musicians into a David Lynch-esque world of shadows, secrets and – at the core – utterly human stories.

‘Sounding perfect in every way’ – Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music

‘Totally addictive’ – Clash Magazine

‘Owls is full of radiant dreampop woven with golden strands of gently psychedelic electronics. Fusing elements of Air, Beach House and Broadcast in this beautifully expansive and cinematic collection’ – Electronic Sound

Local support comes from Test Card Girl. Test Card Girl is a solo project by independent synth-folk Manchester singer-songwriter Catherine Burgis who started writing songs in 2019 to escape a life of perpetual admin. Having spent a year as a musical comedian, travelling the country with a miniature Yamaha keyboard, Catherine won North West Comedian of the Year before re-purposing the tiny keyboard to write her first single Holds Me Down. The song featured on BBC 6 Music and Radio X, and she was named amongst Steve Lamacq’s ‘Ones to Watch’ in 2021.

Catherine received an Arts Council grant to record three more singles in 2021 and released her debut EP Fly in September 2022. The EP was recorded at Airtight Studios in Manchester and ranges from stripped back indie-folk songs to large-scale synth-pop singles featuring guest performances from drummer Andy Hargreaves (I Am Kloot) and bass player Nathan Sudders (Miles Kane, Guy Garvey, Nadine Shah). In January 2022 she was announced as one of ten Manchester International Festival Sounds Artists and longlisted for the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition. She’ll be touring the throughout 2023.

‘Life-affirming Mancunian electro-pop’ – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

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