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Upcoming shows: The Deslondes... Liima... Willy Vlautin... Irma Vep... Will Varley... Jen Cloher... The Lovely Eggs... Loney dear... Gun Outfit... Douga... Spinning Coin... The Handsome Family... The BellRays... Karl Blau... Mt. Wolf... Sweet Baboo... Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker... Brooke Sharkey... Lilly Hiatt... Josh Rouse... Honeyfeet... Pinkshinyultrablast... Chad Valley... I’m With Her... The Breath...

When: 7.30pm on Monday 20 November 2017
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

Following their appearance with Danny & The Champions of the World in September, William the Conqueror return to headline the Castle in November!

Cornwall trio William the Conqueror have been picking up praise from far flung corners ever since Ruarri Joseph took the step to go public with his erstwhile secret alter-ego. Debut album, Proud Disturber of the Peace, was released in the summer to widespread critical acclaim, and their shows have been steadily winning over fans up and down the country. After a summer of festivals, followed by a tour opening for Loose label-mates Danny & the Champions of the World, the band are now readying themselves for a run of headline shows.

The indie-rock three piece sees Ruarri joined by bassist Naomi Holmes and drummer Harry Harding, channelling classic blues and roots through a grunge/indie filter, with diverse influences including The Doors, Ryan Adams and The Lemonheads.

Praised for their grit and authenticity by the likes of the Guardian and NPR’s Ann Powers, they made their mark at AmericanaFest in Nashville, signing to Loose, and going on to pick up a nomination at the UK Americana Awards 2017, where they shared the stage with the likes of Van Morrison, Richard Thompson and Ethan Johns.

‘Whatever you want to call William The Conqueror does not matter. All that matters is that this group is good. Damn good’ – The 405

‘A thumping Southern rock and Americana grungy gumbo that hits you right between the eyes’ – Express

Support comes from South Island Son. Beginning life in a rehearsal room floating three floors above Manchester’s Northern Quarter, frontman Jonny Woodhead brought together other like-minded stooges to create the quartet, South Island Son.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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