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Upcoming shows: The Catenary Wires + Milky Wimpshake... Gratis: John Myrtle... Gratis: Butcher the Bar... Peter Broderick & Friends... Tacocat... The Beths... Deerhoof... Mark Mulcahy... Jenn Grant... Tallies... The Bevis Frond... Sam Outlaw... The Album Leaf... Jesca Hoop... Chance McCoy... Peggy Sue... Gratis: Dumb... Skating Polly + She Makes War... Gratis: Dehd... Shana Cleveland... Lambert... Robyn Hitchcock... Samana... Martin Kohlstedt... Francis Lung... Weyes Blood... Sinkane... Sam Amidon... Tropical Fuck Storm... The Delines... Sebastian Plano... Erland Cooper... BC Camplight... Sean Rowe... Jesse Malin...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 30 May 2019
Where: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY

We’re delighted to be presenting a rate solo show by Spencer Krug!

After fifteen years of writing and performing with projects like Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Moonface, Swan Lake and Frog eyes, this prolific artist has finally decided to release and tour the music he makes under his own name – Spencer Krug.

First gaining attention in the mid 2000s as co-leader of Montreal’s rock’n’roll Wolf Parade, then soon after as the voice and mind behind the chaotic Sunset Rubdown, Krug eventually used the now defunct Moonface as an outlet for his more experimental and sporadic solo material. And while he still writes and sings for the recently reactivated Wolf Parade, there remains in him a need to express something less rock-oriented, something more quiet and strange and introverted.

So, returning to his first and favourite instrument, the piano, Krug has ventured back into his own fantastic world of pseudo-classical balladeering; poetic lyricism laced with twisted pop sensibility and jazz mimicry. Using this template, he now releases his solo work, and tours a variety of new songs as well as those from older projects, as Spencer Krug.

Support comes from Fell. Nicolas Burrows is an artist, illustrator and musician from Blackpool, now living in London. As Fell (and previously Glaciers) he has built up a catalogue of bedroom-recordings, albums and EPs and has shared stages with the likes of Diane Cluck, Wild Nothing and The Vaccines. 2016’s studio album There Still Are Mysteries (produced by Stereolab’s Andy Ramsay) marked a shift away from the lo-fi pop of the previous ten years, and was followed up in April of this year with For The Pickling, featuring avant-folk singer David Thomas Broughton and members of Landshapes/Deep Throat Choir.

Fell’s music plays with off-kilter lyrics as counterpoint to a wonky-pop aesthetic and flits between subtle psych-folk gems, multi-movement epics, sixties garage pop and brooding Waits-ian hymns.

‘Beautiful, sheeny, witty, baroque pop… very very special indeed’ – Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

This show is 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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