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Upcoming shows: Vetiver... La Luz... Francis Lung... John Francis Flynn... Jenny Hval... Ben Caplan... Advance Base + Karima Walker... Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel... Xenia Rubinos... Lael Neale... Will Samson... The Handsome Family... Rory Butler... Dana Gavanski... Charles Watson... Penguin Cafe... Curtis Eller... Ólafur Arnalds... Poppy Ackroyd... Pet Deaths... Polly Paulusma... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... The Burning Hell... Freya Beer... Angel Olsen... The Unthanks... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Grandbrothers... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Plastic Mermaids... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Skinny Lister... Jesca Hoop... Stars... Rachel Baiman...

When: 7.30pm on Monday 10 September
Where: The Phoenix, 1 Precinct Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RN

Twilight SadBased outside of Glasgow, The Twilight Sad formed in late 2003 and played a couple of gigs at the 13th Note, creating half hour-long pieces of music using guitars, bass, drums, theremin, tape loops from films and old folk/country songs, effects pedals, toy keyboards, thumb pianos, saws and computer games. After just two shows, they rejected many gig offers, and became a more reclusive unit, spending any spare time they had in the studio focused on writing new material.

In September 2005, they wrote four songs they thought gave a relatively good perspective of the band, and went into a local studio to record them, producing it themselves. Thinking that the CD they came out with showed little more than some kind of raw potential, they posted it down to FatCat as a demo. Instead of paying for more studio time they began to make lo-fi recordings in bedrooms, bathrooms and their own rehearsal space, developing a more folk/experimental/noise sound.

Where the band’s recorded sound is layered with many melodies, their live sound is a more intense experience that replaces the intricacies of the recordings with a more visceral wall of noise.

Completing this high-quality lineup are fellow FatCat-signed Scots Frightened Rabbit, who are themselves generating some buzz, and Welsh alt-country wizards Gintis.

This is a co-promotion with Pineapple Folk.

Tickets £6 adv from WeGotTickets.com



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