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Upcoming shows: Wussy... Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert... Alabaster DePlume + Paddy Steer... The Bonnevilles... Charles Howl... GospelbeacH... Charles Watson... Curse of Lono... Slim Cessna’s Auto Club... Born Ruffians... Beach Skulls... Michael Hurley... The Wave Pictures... John Murry... Girls Names... Darren Hayman... Jean-Michel Blais... The Burning Hell... The Weather Station... Tiny Ruins... La Luz... Michael Nau... Horse Feathers... Field Division... Ólafur Arnalds... BC Camplight... Terry Riley & Gyan Riley... Dawn Landes... Eleanor Friedberger... The Lovely Eggs... HALEY... The Breath... Holy Moly & The Crackers... Ryley Walker... Saint Sister...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 29 March 2018
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this show has been moved to Soup Kitchen. Original tickets remain valid, and all other details remain the same.

We’re delighted to be bringing Sweet Baboo back to Gullivers – with special guests Seazoo!

Sweet Baboo recently shared the video for Swallows, taken from his most recent album Wild Imagination (June 2017, Moshi Moshi). Featuring Stephen braving the elements in various historical army gear while his partner and child (also played by Stephen) wait anxiously at home, it’s a light-hearted playful video that compliments the French pop feel of the song. Stephen says of it: ‘This, the final instalment in director James Hankins’ trilogy, is my favourite video so far. For fans of Dunkirk.’

After the Harry Nilsson-esque love songs of 2015’s The Boombox Ballads, Black embarks on a new mission on Wild Imagination: to find the perfect pick-me-up antidote to the winter of our discontent.

The result is a bright, wry, melodically buoyant and sweetly melancholy tonic from the North Wales (born in Trefriw, near Snowdonia; now Cardiff-based) singer: a tribute to the joys of travel and the warming return home alike. Previously, Black’s co-travelling collaborators have included Carmarthenshire’s Cate Le Bon. But his sweet sentiments and winning melodies have been constant companions for all open-hearted listeners since 2003. And they prove so once more on Wild Imagination, with impeccable timing.

‘A beautifully judged psych-pop records that hums with warmth, quiet eccentricity and gentle tryness recalling Robert Wyatt, ’60s French pop and Gruff Rhys‘ solo fare’ –  Uncut

‘Wild Imagination is a paean to positivity, the songs united by a single thread of finding joy in little things. The standouts here are among the prettiest work that he’s yet turned out’ – DIY

Support comes from Seazoo, an act that started out as nothing more than a bedroom-recording project in 2013. Surprising momentum built, however, as their Grandaddy/Yo La Tengo/SFA-inspired recordings began to gain support from the BBC. Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, Mark Radcliffe have all played previous tunes from the Ken, Car Deborah and JUMBO EPs. Rather excellently, Marc Riley invited them to perform a live session for his 6 Music show. They accepted, ferociously.

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

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