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Upcoming shows: Giant Sand... Melanie Baker... Sophie Hutchings... Jerron Paxton... Ghostly Kisses... Sounds From The Other City 2024... Francis of Delirium... The Buffalo Skinners... The Handsome Family... Robbie Cavanagh... Memorial... His Lordship... Florry... Bad Bad Hats... Dana Gavanski... Caoilfhionn Rose... The Lovely Eggs... James Yorkston... Rain Parade... Matthew and the Atlas... Gratis: Makushin... Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman... Charlie Parr... Mock Tudors... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Kris Drever... Erland Cooper... Skinny Lister...

When: 7.30pm on Tuesday 19 September 2023
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re pleased to be working with System Exclusive for the first time!

System Exclusive are Ari Blaisdell and Matt Jones – a Pasadena, California duo bearing an armful of mini synths and a pocketful of Tarantino-dusted riffs who make heart-throbbing, capital P pop punch with more than a hint of post-punk.

Blaisdell’s vocals hearken back to open-hearted 80s hitmakers unafraid to quaver in the name of love, and they’re buoyed by Jones’ laser-gridded synth concoctions and heavy hand on the ones and twos. The self-titled debut via Castle Face Records has seen the band invited to perform in many new countries as well as lengthy tours across the USA, the road awaits.

System Exclusive will be embarking on an extensive 22-date UK tour throughout September 2023 including a performance at the prestigious End of the Road Festival.

Local support comes from Industries. Industries is an electronic music project by Markus Hetheier. His music explores and subverts musical structures and ranges from field recordings, distorted sounds to harmonic melodies and large beats. He is an electronic music producer, DJ, sound artist, workshop facilitator and practice-based PhD researcher at the School of Digital Arts (SODA).

Sadly Phia Sky isn’t able to perform due to illness.

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