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Upcoming shows: The Breath... Amy Rigby... Danny Goffey... Mr Ben & The Bens... Holy Moly & The Crackers... Saintseneca... Federico Albanese... Kiran Leonard... Ryley Walker... Curse of Lono + Izzie Walsh... River Whyless... Still Corners... Great Lake Swimmers... Lera Lynn... Liela Moss... Saint Sister... Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert... The Travelling Band... The Once... Odetta Hartman... The Wave Pictures... Beans on Toast... Advance Base... You Tell Me... Kristin Hersh... Tiny Ruins... Skinny Lister... Steve Gunn... The Unthanks...

When: 7pm on Thursday 5 April 2018
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

We’re delighted to be promoting South Island Son’s biggest headline show to date – with special guests The Travelling Band!

Setting up home in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, the South Island Son boys have had a busy nine months in office. Since their debut sell out gig, the band have been busy picking up airplay on BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing, and touring in France following their single Down The Slopes as well as cropping up at festivals during the summer.

Melding the finest in folk-rock and the sunshine the North West never sees, once described as ‘Fleet Foxes on holiday’, the quartet are for fans of big shirts and Docs.

Slipping Away, their debut label release for Sideways Saloon Recording Company, sees the group embrace their love of short, well-crafted pop songs – to be filed next to Whitney, Homeshake and Girl Ray.

Special guests are The Travelling Band. The band released their fourth album, Sails, last summer after two years quietly honing what Marc Riley described as ‘Mancunian Americana’. Meanwhile, they set up their own studio, Pinhole Sounds, and have been releasing music by the likes of A. Dyjecinski, Elle Mary & the Band Men and South Island Son, all on their Sideways Saloon Recording Company label. They’ll be playing a special acoustic set at this show with their new labelmates South Island Son.

‘Americana with Mancunian grit… reminiscent of early Band Of Horses or even My Morning Jacket’s ventures into the deep South’ – Clash

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar (no booking fee), Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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