LIVE: JULIA JACKLIN / KETO – 23/02/2017

Julia Jacklin – SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER – Championed by BBC 6 Music and just this week announced on the bill to support Belle and Sebastian in Glasgow as part of the 6 Music Festival next month, Julia Jacklin is an artist going places. Tonight, she plays a sell-out gig at Manchester’s Soup Kitchen, touring her debut album Don’t Let the Kids Win, which came out on Transgressive Records in October last year and was well received both... Read More

LIVE: TUSKS / ALPINES – 17/02/2017

Tusks – SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER – Tusks is the solo project of Emily Underhill. The Hastings-born singer-songwriter shifts from genre to genre, at one moment making a tense electronic song and at others channeling her inner King Krule as she aggressively strums her guitar whilst delivering a faultless vocal. Tusks is signed to the same label as Bjork, One Little Indian, and similarly she appears to have a number of guises, throwing on... Read More

SOUP KITCHEN PRESENTS KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH’S DEBUT MANCHESTER HEADLINE SHOW

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith  Introducing Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, who released two records in 2016; EARS (released on Western Vinyl), and her collaboration with Suzanne Ciani, Sunergy (RVNG INTL.) The composer, performer, and producer, deals in an immersive listening experience, with EARS featuring dizzying swirls of organic and synthesized sounds that work together to create a sense of three-dimensional space and propulsion. Dense and carefully crafted,... Read More

JULIA JACKLIN SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘COMING OF AGE’ & ANNOUNCES FURTHER FESTIVAL DATES

Julia Jacklin  Julia Jacklin has shared a new video for ‘Coming of Age’, a track taken from her critically acclaimed debut album, Don’t Let The Kids Win, out now on Transgressive. View the video below. A resolve to accept the passing of time, the snappy fuzz of ‘Coming of Age’ perfectly encapsulates the mood of Julia’s debut. Discussing the video, Jacklin offered the following: “I spent a lot of my teenage years... Read More

LIVE: CYMBALS EAT GUITARS – 08/02/2017

Cymbals Eat Guitars – SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER – Cymbals Eat Guitars (CEG for brevity’s sake) are an odd band, and odd bands, as we well know, are the best. Frontman Joseph D’Agostino has a voice that can best be described as sounding like a guy with a brilliant voice but who is suffering from laryngitis – a kind of almost-death-metal throaty roar that weirdly holds a melody incredibly well. Your enjoyment of his vocals are... Read More

THE COMET IS COMING…TO MANCHESTER

Following a 2016 that saw their debut LP Channel The Spirits gain a Mercury Prize nomination, Leaf Label signings The Comet Is Coming are returning to Manchester at The Soup Kitchen on Friday, May 5th. The bands influences are said to include Sun Ra, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix and the BBC Radiophonic Workshops from which the band’s name emerged. Tickets here The Comet Is Coming are: Shabaka Hutchings (Sons of Kemet, Melt Yourself Down), Danalogue... Read More

LIVE: THREE TRAPPED TIGERS – 24/11/2016

Three Trapped Tigers – SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER – Many of my nearest and dearest would tell you that, when it comes to music I like to throw around the word ‘favourite’ a lot. But I can honestly say, hand on heart, that the latest LP from Three Trapped Tigers is my favourite release of the year. These London based wiz kids have been playing their mind-bending blend of prog, math and electronica for a good 6 plus years now... Read More

LIVE: FALSE ADVERTISING / HORESEBEACH – 18/11/2016

Horsebeach (Ryan Kennedy) – SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER – I’m all about that DIY aesthetic. I really care about the bands that work hard and go about things with little outside help. Horsebeach and False Advertising that I musically admire for different reasons but with a similar attitude have become two of Manchester’s finest exports and therefore I am delighted to see them co-headline at Soup Kitchen this evening! The supporting... Read More

LIVE: OFF THE RECORD – 04/11/2016

Off The Record – The Northern Quarter, Manchester 04/11/2016 – The Pearl Harts (All photos by Peter Rea).   GIGS: Influencers in the music industry have been brought together in Manchester’s Northern Quarter today to share their knowledge and instill confidence in a new generation, with advice on how to attain your dream job, start your own label, or get your band noticed. Champions of fresh talent from the BBC, and other reputable... Read More

OFF THE RECORD: LINE-UP OF ARTISTS REVEALED

Off The Record Brand new emerging multi-venue music event and conference Off The Record have revealed the until now under wraps line-up of new artists performing across 6 venues in Manchester’s Northern Quarter on 4th November. Below is the full line-up of emerging artists listed by performance venue and set times, detailing which curator chose them to perform at Off The Record Live. The line up times for the daytime conference have now been released... Read More

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