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Upcoming shows: The Breath... Amy Rigby... Danny Goffey... Mr Ben & The Bens... Holy Moly & The Crackers... Saintseneca... Federico Albanese... Kiran Leonard... Ryley Walker... Curse of Lono + Izzie Walsh... River Whyless... Still Corners... Great Lake Swimmers... Lera Lynn... Liela Moss... Saint Sister... Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert... The Travelling Band... The Once... Odetta Hartman... The Wave Pictures... Beans on Toast... Advance Base... You Tell Me... Kristin Hersh... Tiny Ruins... Skinny Lister... Steve Gunn... The Unthanks...

When: 7.30pm on Friday 2 November 2018
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be working with William the Conqueror once again!

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 2017 to widespread critical acclaim, and their shows have been steadily winning over fans up and down the country.

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 sharing the stage at the UK Americana Awards 2017 with the likes of Van Morrison, Richard Thompson and Ethan Johns. Proud Disturber of the Peace was shortlisted for the 2018 UK Americana Awards UK Album of the Year.

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

Main support comes from Manchester’s own Hannah Ashcroft. Influenced by the likes of John Martyn, Feist and Radiohead, Manchester based singer/songwriter Hannah Ashcroft writes her own brand of moody alt folk. She released her Melbourne-made debut EP The Quiet Kind last year, receiving play from Tom Robinson on BBC6 Music and earning praise from Folk Radio UK.

Opening the show are Lava Fizz. Lava Fizz is one of the reference bands of the indie scene of Mallorca (Spain). With a debut EP that caught the attention of the press and two singles that they presented at the beginning of the year, they break out with a debut LP The Hardest Thing (12 October) that will surely give a lot to talk about. Keyboards and dreamy guitars with deep content lyrics, make up their repertoire of luminous melodies that will surely not leave you indifferent.

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

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