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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 Thursday 8 September 2022
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re delighted to be working with Will Samson for the first time!

For the past decade, Will Samson has been steadily amassing a catalogue of albums and EPs that explore the spaces between folk, electronic and ambient sounds. His latest offering comes in the form of Active Imagination – a nine-track opus released in May 2022.

Beginning with 2012’s album Balance (mastered by Nils Frahm), Samson has since released through record labels such as legendary Wichita Recordings (RIDE, American Football) and New York based ambient/experimental label 12k (Ryuichi Sakamoto, Taylor Deupree, Christoper Willits).

Alongside headline shows across Europe and the UK, he has previously toured with artists such as S. Carey, The Album Leaf, Kurt Vile and many more.

‘A stunning new full-length… delicate strands of electronica, ambient and folk’ – Record Collector

‘…intricacy and tenderness recalling kindred spirits such as Nils Frahm and Sufjan Stevens‘ – The Sunday Times

Local support comes from Alf Whitby. Alf Whitby is the alter ego of Manchester based songwriter and alternative-folk artist Andrew Keaveney. It’s his medium and form to converse on subjects which have too often been held close, allowing for a cathartic honesty, expression and release.

His music and live show consists of dynamic songs that drift through landscapes that embody the feelings of a 20 something scrambling to figure stuff out. With live accompaniment supporting the core of piano and acoustic guitar, this is for fans of Matt Corby, Sufjan Stevens and Moses Sumney.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are also available from Dice.fm, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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