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Upcoming shows: Islet... BC Camplight... The Unthanks in Winter... Gratis: Chew Magna... John Craigie... John Francis Flynn... Novelty Island... Steven Adams & The French Drops... Junior Brother... Mull Historical Society... Rachael Lavelle... Beans on Toast... PowerSolo... Nick Harper... Chris Brain... Jolie Holland... Ghostly Kisses... Francis of Delirium... The Handsome Family... The Lovely Eggs... Rain Parade...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 2 March 2023
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re pleased to be working with Sophie Jamieson – plus special guest Lindsay Munroe!

Sophie Jamieson is a London-based songwriter who delivers intimate, visceral and uncomfortably honest songs. She explores the dips and troughs of mental health, uncompromising examinations of loneliness and pain, but always with an underlying strength that promises hope, and growth.

Sophie released her first EP, Where, to critical acclaim in 2013. A botched recording experience and a personal breakdown contributed to a withdrawal altogether from music for four years, in which she trained as a cocktail bartender and thought she’d never make music again.

In 2019 however, something changed, and the songs started coming. Since then, Sophie has released two EPs, Hammer and Release, which examine depression, coping mechanisms and isolation, as well as the effort to rescue oneself.

Her debut album, Choosing, will be released this winter on Bella Union. Following on from 2020’s EPs, it aims to close this chapter by looking at self-destructive behaviour straight in the face and grappling with it more uncompromisingly than ever before. It’s about trying, failing, and trying again, to pull yourself out of a downward spiral, choosing yourself and allow yourself to live.

‘The title of this album is so important,’ Sophie explains. ‘Without it, this might sound like another record about self-destruction and pain, but at heart, it’s about hope, and finding strength. It’s about finding the light at the end of the tunnel and crawling towards it.’

Special guest is Lindsay Munroe. London-born Munroe began life as a folk artist, playing open mics and small gigs around her adopted hometown of Manchester. Yet it eventually became clear that her ambitions were higher than that. Since her departure from an oppressive church and the end of a long-term relationship, she’s been on a journey of learning exactly who she is when she’s totally free. It’s encapsulated in 2021’s Softest Edge EP, an ode to exploring beyond all constricting boundaries, whether musical or personal.

Munroe’s releases since 2020 have been supported by the likes of BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing, DIY Magazine and The Line of Best Fit. In 2022 her single Parallel was featured on the BBC/Hulu show Conversations with Friends. 2023 will see Munroe release a third EP as well as play shows across the UK.

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