LIVE: THE INVISIBLE – 26/09/2016

The Invisible – SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER – The Manchester rain is unrelenting this Monday evening. It’s as if nature has given us an unusually long summer in order to reserve all its rain for the time new students move to the city, giving them a true taste of what they’re in for. In most cities, this would significant impact on attendance at tonight’s The Invisible concert, but a Manchester audience is embittered to these conditions... Read More

FALSE ADVERTISING BACK WITH SCARS

False Advertising ‘Scars’ is the new track from DIY rock/punk band False Advertising, you’ll be sure to like it if you’re into anything with fuzzy guitar. After a busy few months for the group, including a slot at Liverpool’s Sound City (even if this year it was abit shit) and supporting Husker Du oldboy Bob Mould, the band are certainly making ripples in their respective scene. Blending punk with some heavier, dirtier elements lifted... Read More

LIVE: LOLA COLT – 14/07/2016

Lola Colt  – SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER – Hot on the heels of their second album release Twist Through The Fire Lola Colt cram themselves into the shabby chic surrounding of Manchester’s Soup Kitchen.  I have had the good fortune of watching Lola Colt twice at both Cosmosis and Liverpool Psych Fest and was impressed by their widescreen sound and stage presence. Prior to Lola Colt I manage to catch the support act Ill and am immediately... Read More

SUUNS TO PLAY THEIR FIRST MANCHESTER SHOW IN FIVE YEARS

Soup Kitchen are to host a first headlining show in Manchester in five years for Secretly Canadian signings SUUNS. The group are touring Europe following the release of their third album Hold/Still.Hold/Still is an enigmatic thing: an eerily beautiful, meticulously played suite of music that embraces opposites and makes a virtue of cognitive dissonance. It is a record that does not give up its secrets easily. A natural step on from their two previous... Read More

AMBER ARCADES ANNOUNCES UK TOUR IN OCTOBER

Following a UK and European tour which included packed shows at The Great Escape and a sold out date at The Lexington in London, Amber Arcades, the moniker of Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf, announces a string of UK live dates for October 2016. The band will also appear at this year’s Green Man and End Of The Road festivals. Full live dates are as follows, with Manchester date in bold: 2/3/4 September – End Of The Road Festival, Dorset Sunday... Read More

WILLIS EARL BEAL TO PLAY SOUP KITCHEN SHOW

Soup Kitchen has announced a show for songwriter and solo artist Willis Earl Beal. Details of the show are below… Willis Earl Beal was born on the South Side of Chicago. He would never consider it home. An odd kid, he spent a lot of his youth talking with his grandmother, who would entertain his endless questions about the universe and encourage his love of drawing. He developed an obsession with Batman that would last well into his teenage... Read More

HORSEBEACH HEADLINE AND CURATE SPECIAL MATINEE SHOW

Horsebeach Matinee Show Soup Kitchen present a special matinee show curated and headlined by ascendant Manchester lo-fi pop group Horsebeach! Also featuring the woozy Real Estate-influenced sounds Sprinters and Liverpool psychedelia outfit The Floormen – plus England’s first European Championship match on the screen afterwards.Following the release of last year’s critically-acclaimed second LP II, Horsebeach have just come off... Read More

LIVE: MARISSA NADLER – 26/05/2016

Marissa Nadler – SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER – Haunting. Marissa Nadler is haunting Soup Kitchen tonight. She cuts a lonely figure in the dark basement of the shabby-indie-chic bar that is Soup Kitchen. When she first appears, she provides the sense of loss we have come to know from her, it is so wholly felt throughout the underground room, that even as her band joins her, their arrangement alongside her sets a tone that truly complements... Read More

LIVE: FLAMINGODS / ALDOUS RH – 19/05/2016

Flamingods – SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER – Flamingods are first and foremost an intriguing band. With their roots in music from around the world and their passion for unusual instruments they find on their travels, they are the sort of band you go to see in order to experience something a little different. Upon arriving at Soup Kitchen it is therefore satisfying to see a stage crammed with obscure percussion, stringed instruments I don’t... Read More

LIVE: LAURA GIBSON – 25/04/2016

Laura Gibson – SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER – “Now I’m lost in the belly of a cold museum /staring on the beaks on the bird-face men / Now you’re sitting in the kitchen with someone else /stacking up peels of a clementine.” The closing line of set opener ‘Damn Sure’ sets a tone for the evening. An expedition of melancholy that’s resolve is perhaps, not so bad as one might initially think. Laura Gibson’s travelling turns... Read More

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