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Upcoming shows: Gratis: Seazoo... Sounds From The Other City 2020... Lindsay Munroe... Aoife O’Donovan... Joan Shelley... glowe... Milky Wimpshake... Born Ruffians... The Lovely Eggs... Angel Olsen – Leeds... Andy Shauf... Alice Boman... Dana Gavanski... Mr Ben & The Bens... Penguin Cafe... Erland Cooper... Peggy Sue... Smoke Fairies... Happyness... Douglas Dare... Joep Beving... Leif Vollebekk... The Lovely Eggs... The Dears... BC Camplight... Tokyo Police Club... The Handsome Family... Pictish Trail...

When: 7pm on Friday 17 July 2020
Where: Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been moved from April to July. All other details are the same, and original tickets remain valid. It’s still sold out – but if any tickets are returned, we’ll post updates on social media.

We’re delighted to be welcoming The Lovely Eggs back to Gorilla!

The Lovely Eggs are back on the road in 2020 as they announce a string of tour dates around the UK!

With observational and often surreal lyrics about life The Lovely Eggs have a powerful raw sound that creates the sonic illusion of a band twice their size. The result is a mix of heavy psych, pop and strangeness and they have become known for their ferocious yet joyous live performances.

Their new single This Decision is out on 10 January, followed by their new album I am Moron – produced by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, MGMT, Tame Impala, Mogwai) – in the Spring.

With much support from BBC 6 Music and Radio 1, the band continues to sell out gigs across the UK without the help of management, booking agent or record label support. They are selling out bigger and bigger venues and more eggheads are joining them in their crusade against bullsh*t.

Catch them live in April 2020 for the “I am Moron” UK album tour.

Main support comes Thick Richard. Thick Richard has been pedalling his potty-mouthed poems at festivals and clubs up and down the land since 1999. His cynical, lyrical, jet-black humour, intelligent wordplay, well-crafted verse, and occasionally acerbic, well-targeted comic attacks have earned him much respect from artists and audiences from Edinburgh to Glastonbury. He has supported acts including; Kate Tempest, The Fall, The Courteeners, Jerry Sadowitz, John Hegley, Arthur Smith and Frank Sidebottom. Thick Richard has been heard a number of times on BBC radio, including presenting and writing BBC 6 Music’s Beat of the Day and performed live on the channel for National Poetry Day. He is a regular headliner of Hammer and Tongue nationwide poetry tours and is usually to be found performing a wide variety of live music and cabaret venues. He has also had a sell-out tour of his solo show Swear School.

Opening the show is Dog Daisies. Dog Daisies is a widescreen lo-fi indie-pop project based around the home-studio adventures of Lancastrian songwriter Stephen Hudson. Inspired by motorways, midnight walks, 1980s films and the Lancashire coast, Dog Daisies released the debut LP Eagletism at the end of 2019 to glowing press reviews and repeated airplay on BBC 6 Music. Described as ‘Stand by Me put to music and set on a motorway’, it is a record brimming with imagination and melody; it touches on themes of time-travel and the great outdoors whilst inviting comparisons to bands like Grandaddy, Guided by Voices and Mercury Rev.

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

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been moved from April to July. All other details are the same, and original tickets remain valid. It’s still sold out – but if any tickets are returned, we’ll post updates on social media.

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