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When: 7.30pm on Friday 10 July 2015
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re delighted to be helping Walton Hesse launch their debut album!

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Manchester’s Walton Hesse – a name familiar on the city’s music scene for some time – only recently got their shit together to record their eponymous debut LP.

A six-piece based around the ideas and DIY ethics of songwriter Matt Grayson, the band pull on influences from Steve Malkmus to Steve Reich. The result is a blend of country-tinged guitar pop and experimental noise; a nod to the likes of Beechwood Sparks or Ghost is Born-era Wilco.

The debut LP was recorded in studios and living rooms over a period of two years using borrowed gear with trusted engineers on speed dial. Having opened shows for Justin Townes Earle, Jonathan Wilson and Stephen Steinbrink, Walton Hesse’s live show is country, incendiary and hypnotic.

For this launch show, their debut LP will be played in its entirety – expect fuzz pop and Americana psych.

Support comes from P.J. Philipson, whose playing takes its cue from innovators like Robert Fripp, Vini Reilly, Robin Guthrie, Michael Rother and Richard Skelton. You may know Philipson through his current live outings in Jane Weaver‘s band, his previous appearances in Starless & Bible Black (Locust Music) and The Woodbine & Ivy Band (Folk Police Recordings), and his production work for Nancy Elizabeth (Leaf Records).

Book tickets now. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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