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Feb 26

Bird + Rachel Hillary + Tiny Parcels

With Bird, Rachel Hillary and Tiny Parcels at Castle Hotel

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Tuesday 26 February 2013 at 7:30pm


Castle Hotel
66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE, United Kingdom

Tel: 0161 237 9485


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Three-piece Liverpool band Bird is the creation of Adele Emmas (singer, songwriter), Sian Williams (guitar, harmonies) and Alexis Samata (drums). Together they create dark, haunting, atmospheric music that will entice you in to their magical, otherworldly universe. With beautiful, siren-esque vocals, tribal, hypnotic drum beats and spell-binding guitar work, Bird are refreshingly unlike anything that’s currently on the music scene.

After bumping in to each other at a gig one evening, Adele and Sian bonded over their mutual love for artists such as Leonard Cohen, Kate Bush, The Cocteau Twins, Warpaint and Fleetwood Mac. The girls swapped numbers and soon after songwriter Adele and drummer Alexis invited Sian along for a jam where they realised together they had something very special to give. The trio have since gone from strength to strength after signing to independent record label Jack To Phono Records on which they released their first EP Phantoms back in November of 2011. During their 2011 tour, alongside their sold-out EP launch, the band have built up a large, loyal fan base in their home town of Liverpool and other areas of the UK.

‘Bird are fantastic – they’re destined for great things’ – Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins/Bella Union)

‘This is such a young, rare talent. It’s like prime-era 4AD gold, with a Warpaint contemporary verve – a stone-cold winning set’ - Liverpool Echo

Support comes from Rachel Hillary, a singer-songwriter from Manchester. Fans of Feist, Birdy, Melanie Safka and Bob Dylan will find Rachel Hillary a complimentary addition to their musical interests.

Opening this show are Tiny Parcels, a new Manchester-based duo made up of two girls, Emma Lomax and Hayley Faye. They are influenced by, among others, The Andrews Sisters, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Smiths, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The White Stripes and Violent Femmes.

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