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Upcoming shows: System Exclusive... Rachel Sermanni... Erland Cooper & Ensemble... Josh Rouse... Cinder Well... Tiny Ruins... Gratis: Amy May Ellis... Guadalupe Plata... Will Samson... Ben P Williams with Shimna... Kathryn Williams & Polly Paulusma... Jean-Michel Blais... Kristin Hersh... Gratis: Simeon Walker... Martin Kohlstedt... The Sonics... Lande Hekt... Someone... An Evening with Honeyblood... The Breath... Hania Rani... Ye Vagabonds... Jim Ghedi & Toby Hay... Thomas Truax... Gratis: Wesley Gonzalez... Wreckless Eric... The David Tattersall Group... One Little Atlas... His Lordship... OFF!... BC Camplight... Julie Byrne... Freya Beer... Edwin R. Stevens... Peter Brewis... Smoke Fairies... Lambert... Withered Hand & Darren Hayman... Holy Moly & The Crackers... The Rural Alberta Advantage... The Unthanks in Winter... John Craigie... John Francis Flynn... Junior Brother... Beans on Toast...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 20 April 2023
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to welcome H!M favourite Withered Hand back to Manchester!

Edinburgh-based cult indie songwriter Withered Hand (Dan Willson) is back with his first new album in nine years. How To Love was recorded with (Mogwai producer) Tony Doogan in Glasgow, and features guests King Creosote and Kathryn Williams (both of whom are long-standing collaborators).

Withered Hand broke out of Scotland’s Fence Collective music scene in 2009, releasing his acclaimed debut album Good News the same year. Willson toured Europe and North America before releasing a series of lo-fi EPs and his second album New Gods (Fortuna Pop!/Slumberland Records), which was nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year 2014.

His music has found favour and support from national and international radio, online and leading print publications.

Withered Hand’s third album How To Love is released on 28 April via Reveal Records.

‘The UK’s best lyricist’ – King Creosote

‘Killer melodies …tunes full of warm, woozy sing-song charm’ – Rolling Stone

Local support comes from Daniel Darley. Daniel Darley is a singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Manchester. Currently recording his debut album, his songs are exquisite, lyrical chamber pieces, blending elegiac piano and guitar with hauntingly beautiful melodies and floating symphonic textures reminiscent of early Neil Young, Scott Walker, Radiohead and The Plastic Ono Band.

His debut single Faking was released on AWAL in October 2022. It was described as ‘sublimely melodic, this is a beautiful and captivating debut’ by IndieBuddie blog. The single received worldwide radio play. Shortly after its release he headlined Full Moon Rising Festival in Ireland. Writing about Darley, Fansforbands blog said: ‘Immensely talented, Darley’s lyrical voice has immense potential and I’m certain this is merely the beginning of something that will stand alongside his city’s iconic predecessors.’ His next single To Feel Love Closer will be released in April 2023 on AWAL and has been described as ‘really beautiful’ by Craig Potter of Elbow.

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