LIVE: JOSEFIN OHRN & THE LIBERATION – 01/03/0217

Josefin Ohrn & The Liberation – SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER – The Northern Quarter’s Soup Kitchen has developed over recent years into something of a citadel for psych rock bands and fans alike. The scene, which has now been blossoming for longer than most would have thought possible, sees new and unfamiliar bands cropping up from all corners of the world on a weekly basis. Many of them pass through town eventually, and nowhere do they... Read More

SOUP KITCHEN’S ANNUAL RECORD STORE DAY ALL-DAYER RETURNS

Soup Kitchen Record Store Day All-Dayer Record Store Day is here again! That time of year when we all come together to celebrate all things vinyl, and support the independent music stores who provide it! So we urge you to head to Piccadilly Records, Eastern Bloc Records, and Beatin Rhythm – grab your limited press of choice, and then head over to Soup Kitchen to catch who we believe, are some of the most exciting artists the region (and beyond)... Read More

LIVE: TONSTARTSSBANDHT / ELLIOT VINCENT JONES – 25/02/2017

Tonstartssbandht – SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER – With prominent connections to the DIY, fun-loving and on occasion wilfully slapdash musical niche carved out by the likes of Homeshake, Walter TV and, of course, Mac DeMarco, Tonstartssbandht – as their name might suggest – are a band that carry with them a certain expectation to satisfy a craving for originality and oddity. These connections – Tonshartssbandht’s guitarist and singer... Read More

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

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