Spring King added to Mac DeMarco Beacons Metro show | Albert Hall | Saturday 12 September

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Unfortunately due to European festival commitments Dinner are not able to play with Mac Demarco but we’re delighted to announce Spring King will be joining the bill.

Spring King released their first EP, Demons, last year and quickly earned the attention of tastemakers across the globe. Their follow-up, They’re Coming After You!, has earned them the much wider audience that their beefed-up lo-fi richly deserves. As well as being vaunted by NME as one of the most exciting releases of 2015, they’ve been in prominent rotation on Apple Music’s new Beat One radio station.

Spring King – City on YouTube

Spring King will be joined by The Big Moon (“London’s coolest new guitar-wielding girl gang” – Vice) and Horsebeach (One of Piccadilly Records 2014 albums of the year, among many other plaudits) in support of Mac DeMarco.

Tickets are £25 and can be bought from See Tickets.

LA Priest | Soup Kitchen | Saturday 14 November

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Having already lived out one career as the front man of Late Of The Pier, Sam Dust took some time out before finally returning to music – but it has been well worth the wait. Working under the name LA Priest, Dust put out his his first couple of tracks a couple of months ago and instantly showed his unique ear for innovation and invention. Audaciously imaginative, the LA Priest project was immediately snapped up by Domino – who put out the debut album Inji earlier this year.

LA Priest – Learning to Love on YouTube

Judging by the critical reception to the LP, it looks set to sit atop many record of the year polls come December. Jumping from the self-styled space-age rock of single Oino through to the digi-dub of Dust and reaching every eclectic touchstone in between, The Guardian perhaps captured it best when they noted “[La Priest's] approach to synthpop, funk and electronica feels unbridled and explorative” (8/10). NME (“One of the debuts of the year”, 9/10), Best Fit (“His finest material”, 9/10) and Mojo (“Great fun”, 8/10) were among the many publications to fall for Inji’s singular charms. This will be LA Priest’s first Manchester show.

Tickets are £10 and are available through See Tickets

WHP curated by Jungle ft. John Talabot, La Priest & more | Store Street | Friday 18 December

11780222_10153426147970874_700001409_oNow Wave are proud to announce a night curated by one of our favourite artists of the last few years, as Jungle take over The Warehouse Project on Friday 18 December.

The band will play a live set – their first in the city since their sold out show at The Albert Hall in February – and have hand picked some of the most exciting and innovative acts that have shaped their own work. Alongside John Talabot – creator of one of 2012′s standout LPs with his debut album ƒIN – Leon Vynehall, Lone and Koreless, Jungle have put together a line-up featuring some of 2015′s best new acts featuring Disclosure collaborator Nao, La Priest and Happa.

TICKETS ON SALE 9AM THURSDAY 22 JULY : £29.50 / £32.50 /// 20.00 — 04.00

The Moonlandingz | Night & Day Cafe | Thursday 28 August

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The Moonlandingz is a collaboration between Lias, Saul – both taking time out from being part of one of the country’s most visceral bands, Fat White Family – and purveyors of analogue audio taxidermy, Sheffield’s Eccentronic Research Council. While the act’s touchstones can be difficult pin down, they describe themselves variously as ‘semi fictional’, ‘psychedelic’ and ‘Ouija pop’.

The Moonlandingz – Sweet Saturn Mine on YouTube

Picked up by 6music, their debut single Sweet Saturn Mine – taken from the band’s self-titled EP, put out on Fat White Family’s own Without Consent label – has earned fans as wide and varied as Sean Lennon (who has also collaborated with the group) and Sleaford Mods. This will be one of only 5 shows that the group will play before going to record their first album.

Tickets are £8 and are available through See Tickets

Metz + Protomartyr | Sound Control | Wednesday 4 November

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METZ are guitarist and singer Alex Edkins, bassist Chris Slorach and drummer Hayden Menzies – a two piece who have become renowned for their brutal live shows, with NME euphemistically saying their performance have ‘a reputation for physicality’.

METZ – The Swimmer on YouTube

Signed to Subpop, they released their eponymous debut album in 2012 – an LP that is now on the shortlist for Canada’s answer to the Mercury, the Polaris Prize. Among the perfect scores and fawning reviews, The Quietus quite accurately described METZ as “one of the finest and most ferocious punk albums in years”. They followed it up with METZ II – an effort that surpassed the heady heights of acclaimed reached by its predecessor. DIY gave it a perfect score, noting “II is an advert to be a whole new generation’s Sonic Youth or Nirvana and on this performance, you’d be foolish not to buy in.”

METZ – II on YouTube

Protomartyr have been around since 2008, quickly earning themselves a cult following with their singular noise-affected post-punk. Having put out the wildly impressive No Passion All Technique (“an impressive showing of sonic, lyrical, and emotional range” 7.8/10, Pitchfork) a few years prior, the band followed it up with Under The Color Of Official Right in 2014 (“This is the best punk rock record you’ll hear this year–never mind that it’s not wholly or even really a punk rock record”, 10/10, Blurt Magazine). The band’s latest record, The Agent Intellect, will be out this Autumn – an album that singer Joe Casey has described as “”back-handed ode to humanity’s resilient self regard in the face of inevitable oblivion”.

Protomartyr – Why Does It Shake on YouTube

Tickets are £12.50 and are available through See Tickets.