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When: 7.30pm on Tuesday 27 August 2019
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

PLEASE NOTE: This show has now sold out! Watch this space for future Tacocat dates in Manchester.

We’re delighted to be welcoming Seattle’s Tacocat back to Manchester!

After recently releasing their new album This Mess Is a Place via Sub Pop, Seattle pop-punk four piece Tacocat have just announced a UK tour for this August with shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff, London and Brighton. The have also unveiled the video for the album’s standout track, New World.

When Seattle band Tacocat – vocalist Emily Nokes, bassist Bree McKenna, guitarist Eric Randall, and drummer Lelah Maupin – first started in 2007, the world they were responding to was vastly different from the current Seattle scene of diverse voices they’ve helped foster. It was a world of house shows, booking DIY tours on MySpace, and writing funny, deliriously catchy feminist pop-punk songs when feminism was the quickest way to alienate yourself from the then-en vogue garage-rock bros. Their lyrical honesty, humour and hit-making sensibilities have built the band a fiercely devoted fanbase over the years, one that has followed them from basements to dive bars to sold-out shows at Seattle’s Showbox. Every step along the way has been a seamless progression – from silly songs about Tonya Harding and psychic cats to calling out catcallers and poking fun at entitled weekend-warrior tech jerks on their last two records on Hardly Art, 2014’s NVM and 2016’s Lost Time.

This Mess Is a Place, Tacocat’s fourth full-length and first on Sub Pop, finds the band waking up the morning after the 2016 election and figuring out how to respond to a new reality where evil isn’t hiding under the surface at all – it’s front and centre, with new tragedies and civil rights assaults filling up the scroll of the newsfeed every day.

Tour support comes from TWEN. It’s fitting that lo-fi garage rockers TWEN’s only released project to date is a live EP – the Nashvillian quartet’s fuzzed-out riffs and frontwoman Jane Fitzsimmons’ powerful vocals sound immense through a venue’s soundsystem in a way that a studio recording wouldn’t do justice. They’re noisey and heavy, but never sloppy; their often complex rhythms & melodies are executed with a precision that will leave you with your head banging and your jaw hanging open.

PLEASE NOTE: This show has now sold out! Watch this space for future Tacocat dates in Manchester.

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