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Upcoming shows: John Francis Flynn... Josephine Foster... Jenny Hval... Ben Caplan... Advance Base + Karima Walker... Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel... Xenia Rubinos... Lael Neale... Will Samson... The Happy Soul... The Handsome Family... Rory Butler... Dana Gavanski... Charles Watson... Penguin Cafe... Curtis Eller... Ólafur Arnalds... Poppy Ackroyd... Pet Deaths... Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage... Polly Paulusma... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... Jake Xerxes Fussell... The Burning Hell... Freya Beer... Angel Olsen... The Unthanks... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Grandbrothers... The Umbrellas + Seablite... Tallies... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Plastic Mermaids... The Delines... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Rachael Dadd... Mary Gauthier... Cowboy Junkies... Mr Ben & The Bens... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Skinny Lister... Jesca Hoop... Stars... Beans on Toast... Rachel Baiman...

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!

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.

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