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Upcoming shows: The Happy Soul... James Yorkston & Nina Persson... Stars... Siv Jakobsen... Weyes Blood... Jesse Malin... 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... The Courettes... Unthank : Smith... Nina Nastasia... William Crighton... Ailbhe Reddy... Shannon Lay... Neil Cowley... Cindy... Sounds From The Other City 2023... Roddy Woomble... Freya Beer... Lael Neale... SBT (Sarabeth Tucek)... Eric Bibb... The Beths... The Burning Hell... Andy Shauf... Jen Cloher... The Chills... Holy Moly & The Crackers...

When: 7pm on Wednesday 10 May 2017
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

We’re delighted to be working with Theme Park again – this time, at Soup Kitchen!

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Theme Park have announced details of their new single. LA (Stealing My Friends) is the follow up to You Are Real, which was released in 2016 and gained support from the likes of Radio 1, 6 Music, Noisey, Clash, DIY amongst others.

Taken from their sophomore album, LA (Stealing My Friends) is a pop classic in the waiting about friends succumbing to the draw of cool La La Land with it’s surf, sea and Hollywood elite. The single was recorded as part of sessions produced both by Fryars and the band themselves in their own home studio.

Theme Park are three friends from London. Twin brothers Marcus and Miles, who met in the womb, and Oscar who entered their lives soon after at primary school. Chats during weekend tennis squads confirmed their growing love of music, and when miles and Marcus decided to form a band having finished university, it seemed only natural that Oscar would become the third member.

‘If you like Metronomy when Joe Mount was rocking a falsetto all day every day, and you dig Hot Chip‘s seminal 2006 video for Over and Over, then you will certainly enjoy the plinkety cool grooves of this London trio’ – Noisey

‘Rejoice, and perform rollercoaster-like loop the loops – Theme Park are back’ – DIY

Support comes from Manchester-based indie pop outfit Faitala. Faitala was founded by New-Zealand born David Faitala. As a three-piece, they were invited to play a live session on Marc Riley’s BBC 6 show after he saw the band play locally at one of their early live shows.The infectious pop of their first release, Plush, from that three song session was subsequently picked up and played extensively by fellow DJs Tom Robinson on his Music Introducing Mixtape, Gideon Coe and XFM’s John Kennedy. In November 2016 they released their debut EP, Departures. The first track from the EP, Forty-one has already received credits from BBC Introducing Manchester, Amazing Radio and Tom Robinson’s Fresh Faves.

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