Cold Cave | Deaf Institute | Sunday 11 August

Wesley Eisold is a riddle of a man. He’s been published in journals, runs his own printing press, and has performed in the Guggenheim. He’s also been in post-hardcord and noise bands like Ye Olde Maids, Some Girls and XO Skeletons, and he has writing credits on the first Fall Out Boy album somehow, too. Cold Cave is the brutally singular vision of Eisold, acting as a form of creative rebirth – backed by musicians he knows and trusts, the sound they create is a dark, synth pop.

Cold Cave – Love Comes Close video

Based out of New York, Cold Cave’s critically acclaimed self-released debut Love Comes Close was so spectacular – and gloriously bleak in places – that it convinced Matador Records to sign the band and do a re-pressing themselves. Follow up Cherish The Light Years garnered even stronger reviews – though Eisold has since taken his time to release another full-length, instead reverting back to being self-reliant, putting out a series of limited run 7″‘s as he further tests his creativity. This will be the first Cold Cave show in Manchester since 2011, and the final night of their select-date European tour.

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