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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 Sunday 1 April 2018
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be working with The Blow for the first time!

The Blow is Melissa Dyne and Khaela Maricich. A shape-shifting entity, The Blow has taken various forms over time and manifests in an array of media, employing popular music as a vehicle for broader explorations. After several years in the studio developing new sounds and new instruments for playing them, The Blow have a new album of experimental pop music, Brand New Abyss.

In live performances the duo performs with the same rig that they use to produce and record, a towering mothership of patched-together modular synths ancient samplers and other analog gear. Dyne comes from a background in installation centred on the physics of sound and light, and Maricich has worked extensively in the context of performance art; their live performances build on these foundations.

Their self-titled album The Blow, released in 2013, was listed among the top-ten songs of 2013 by New York Times, and was NPR music editor Bob Boilen’s #1 album of that year.

Their performances have been presented at art centres and in traditional music venues internationally. Together Dyne and Maricich curate WOMANPRODUCER, a generative archive of female, trans and non-binary producers and sonic innovators. They live and work in New York City.

Local support comes from Husk. Unadulterated Proper Electropop, unfettered synth melodies and a curious soulful tone for audio gender f**kery. Husk, the Transgender Electropop Maker, is like a rough & ready Prince with a rudimentary approach. Akin to the likes of CHVRCHES, Christine & The Queens and early Madonna, you’ll find remnants of 80s clapping snares and, of course, hooks that really get their claws in.

This show is a co-promotion with Comfortable On A Tightrope.

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