Wednesday, March 12th,
Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester.
// Daniel Bachman //
Daniel last year released the stunning LP, ‘Jesus I’m a Sinner’, on Tompkins Square Records (US some-time home to James Blackshaw, William Tyler and Frank Fairfield, among others). It’s American Primitive-style, solo acoustic guitar music that still manages to sound heavy as hell. He calls it “psychedelic appalachia.”
// Phil Tyler //
Phil is best known as one half of husband-wife duo, Cath & Phil Tyler, who together make searing renditions of traditional Anglo-American folk songs. Left to his own devices, Phil doubles down on the banjo, to equally beguiling and beautiful effect.
// Irma Vep //
Anyone who’s caught Irma Vep live (and many have) will know how truly brilliant he is. Haunting, caustic songs, sometimes recalling Jandek or early Smog, delivered with bare intensity.