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Upcoming shows: Alice Boman... Skinny Lister... Brown Brogues... Jesca Hoop... Old Sea Brigade... Rachael Dadd... The Happy Soul... James Yorkston & Nina Persson... Stars... Siv Jakobsen... Weyes Blood... Jesse Malin + Tommy Stinson... Coruja Jones... Rozi Plain... Sweet Baboo... Kerala Dust... Sophie Jamieson... Will Sheff / Okkervil River... SLUG... Beans on Toast... Honey Harper... The Dream Syndicate... Rachel Baiman... Anna B Savage... Joshua Burnside... His Lordship... Unthank : Smith... Ailbhe Reddy... Neil Cowley... Eric Bibb... The Beths... The Burning Hell...

When: 7.30pm on Tuesday 25 October 2022
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re delighted to be working with San Francisco bands The Umbrellas and Seablite for the first time – plus Mt. Misery!

The Umbrellas are one of the most exciting bands to come from the indiepop underground in ages. Bursting out of the San Francisco Bay Area’s fertile indie scene, The Umbrellas come correct with a sound that fits snugly into a long line of classic pop, from The Byrds to Orange Juice, The Pastels, Comet Gain, Veronica Falls and Belle & Sebastian, along with a noticeable garage-pop/Paisley Underground flavour that is a hallmark of San Francisco’s best bands.

Their self-titled 2021 debut album dazzled with a dozen perfect pop tunes, charming the indiepop faithful but also winning fans outside the scene, leading to sold-out tours with bands as disparate as Ceremony and Destroy Boys (writes Mike Schulman). Their latest release, seven-inch Write it in the Sky, was released in June via Slumberland, Meritorio, Tear Jerk, and Fastcut records.

Seablite are a four-piece pop band from San Francisco inspired by 80s/90s indie and shoegaze. In June 2019, Seablite’s LP debut Grass Stains and Novocaine was released by Emotional Response, garnering domestic and international praise.

They’ve since released a 10-inch EP, High-Rise Mannequins (2020), and most recently their new single, Breadcrumbs c/w Ink Bleeds (2022). Seablite are back in the studio recording their sophomore LP and looking forward to what the upcoming year will bring.

Opening the show are Mt. Misery. Hartlepool indie-pop trio Mt. Misery released their debut album Once Home, No Longer via Prefect Records (Ex-Void, The Natvral, EggS) in summer 2021, alongside a long-since sold-out limited edition Rough Trade Exclusive vinyl. A new EP supported by the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund was released in Spring 2022, preceded by brand new single Spinning Top.

The band’s sound reflects a timeless but beautiful heartbreak for fans of Real Estate, Whitney and Alvvays, but under the surface, there is a mature determination to succeed that can only be cultivated in the working-class environs of a northern town. Tour dates across the UK alongside the likes of The Futureheads, Porridge Radio, Plastic Mermaids, Blue Bendy and Tugboat Captain have helped establish Mt. Misery as one of the north east’s best loved live bands, with festival slots at Twisterella, Stockton Calling, Long Division and Deer Shed Base Camp further embedding their music in northern hearts.

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