Darkside live shots | The Ritz, Saturday 27 March | Tickets available

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We’re excited to be welcoming Darkside to Manchester at the end of March – and even more so now that we’ve been given a glimpse at what they’re bringing with them.

The work of Nicholas Jaar and Dave Harrington, Darkside have been working with visual artists Children of the Light for their live performances, and the results – as pictured above – have been astounding.

Speaking on their Facebook page, Children of the Light had this to say about their work with the duo:

Our live scenography for DARKSIDE keeps evolving and unveiling new dimensions. Art Basel Miami [pictured] was no exception, and the crowd loved it, from: “best show I’ve ever seen” to “game changing” and “transcendent”.

 

Tickets are still available for Darkside at Manchester Ritz on Saturday 27 March. Priced at £12.50, they’re available through SeeTickets.

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Woman’s Hour premiere Her Ghost video | Gullivers show, Friday 25 April | Tickets available

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Woman’s Hour have premiered the video for the lead track from their forthcoming debut on Secretly Canadian, Her Ghost. A perfect example of their minimalist, sparse and achingly beautiful futurepop, it will be released on 7″ and acts as an ideal introduction to the band. DIY had this to say about the video:

Everything they’ve shared to date weds serene instrumentation with striking, grayscale imagery. No change here, in a video for ‘Her Ghost’, the A-side to the band’s new single.

It sees the group collaborating again with Broomberg and Chanarian, seeing their beautiful lyrics look even more beautiful in the form of sign language.

 

Woman’s Hour play Gullivers on Friday 25 April. Tickets are £6.50 advance and are available through SeeTickets. Watch the Her Ghost video below:

Bernard + Edith premiere Poppy video | Set to play SFTOC for Now Wave, Sunday 4 May

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Recently announced as one of the first names playing Now Wave’s stage at Sounds from the Other City, Bernard + Edith have just premiered the video for their new track ‘Poppy’ on Dummy Mag. Due for release on Salford’s SWAYS records, Dummy had this to say about the track:

Anybody with an interest in Manchester’s alternative music underground should be familiar with dark art pop duo Bernard + Edith – they’ve been making music, performing around the city, and generally building a local following for a while now… If this is indeed your introduction to Bernard + Edith then the video and song should speak for themselves, nailing that strobelit, smoky, and shadowy atmosphere.

Bernard + Edith play Sounds from the Other City on Sunday 4 May. Tickets are available for £18 through Skiddle. Watch the video for Poppy below:

Tourist | Soup Kitchen | Wednesday 14 May

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Having signed to Disclosure-affiliated label Method Records, Tourist continues to evolve as one of the UK’s most promising artists. Long loved by the bloggerati, the last year or so has seen him produce some of the most recognisable new sounds around in a series of EPs.

Tourist – Together on YouTube

Having released one EP, Tonight, he followed it up with Together, an extended play that illustrated his ability to weave complex and intricate, undeniably brilliant melodies. He counts MNEK and Jacob Banks as among those to have contributed to his tracks, has remixed for the likes of HaimSam Smith and CHVRCHES, and 2014 looks to be the year that the mainstream will finally catch up to the bloggerati in their love for Tourist.

Tickets are priced at £5 (earlybird) and £7 and are available through SeeTickets.

Please note: This show has been rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Adult Jazz, Eaves & Bernard Edith | SFTOC | Sunday 4 May

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Salford’s foremost celebration of art and new music, Sounds from the Other City returns for its 10th edition this May, and Now Wave is once again proud to be involved with the festival, and today we announce our first names to play our stage at Peel Hall.

Adult Jazz are one of the highest rated new acts in the country. Hailing from Leeds, they’ve already achieved acclaim from all over the place – Stereogum premiered the lead track from their debut single, Am Gone, and called them “a smoother, sleeker answer to Dirty Projectors — quirky and disjointed, yet somehow gliding gracefully through the air.”

Adult Jazz – Springful on YouTube

Eaves, the project of Leeds based Joseph Lyons, has quickly gained a reputation for personal, powerful and tender tracks. Brack in the Road noted “Drawing immediate comparisons to the likes of Villagers, Alexi Murdoch, Eddie Vedder, and the great Jeff Buckley, Eaves’ small collection of demos are achingly beautiful”

Eaves on Soundcloud

Bernard + Edith have been pushing the boundaries of sound here in Manchester for the last few years, and continue to astound. Having made several starring appearances at SWAYS records Bunker venue, Don’t Die Wondering noted their love for Bernard + Edith’s “quietly brooding songs + sullen campfire atmospherics”

Bernard + Edith – Strange Dream on YouTube

Tickets are £18 advance and are available through Skiddle