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Upcoming shows: Vetiver... La Luz... Francis Lung... John Francis Flynn... Jenny Hval... Ben Caplan... Advance Base + Karima Walker... Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel... Xenia Rubinos... Lael Neale... Will Samson... The Handsome Family... Rory Butler... Dana Gavanski... Charles Watson... Penguin Cafe... Curtis Eller... Ólafur Arnalds... Poppy Ackroyd... Pet Deaths... Polly Paulusma... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... The Burning Hell... Freya Beer... Angel Olsen... The Unthanks... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Grandbrothers... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Plastic Mermaids... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Skinny Lister... Jesca Hoop... Stars... Rachel Baiman...

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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