Saturday 31 October 2015 at 7:00pm
The Deaf Institute
135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE, United Kingdom
Tel: 0161 276 9350
We're pleased to be bringing SLUG to the Deaf Institute - for a Halloween special!
Having released his debut album Ripe in April of this year, SLUG – aka Sunderland’s Ian Black, ably supported by a revolving cast of Sunderland’s finest – have plotted a brand new set of dates across coming months. Coming up are appearances at Green Man and Festival No 6, dates in Edinburgh and Manchester with FFS (having been handpicked by Alex Kapranos), not to mention their own headline jaunt across the country in October.
To celebrate, SLUG have released a brand new track, continuing in the grand tradition of North East bands covering Kate Bush. This time, SLUG tackle The Big Sky. Ian Black explains: ‘The approach was not try to match the majestic original (for I would have lost… badly) and have some fun with it. It has Rundgren pianos, daft synthesisers, a Led Zeppelin breakdown and myself struggling with the vocal delivery that only Kate would be able to pull off so brilliantly. Hope you enjoy it.’
About this show, Black adds: 'Since Manchester has been very sweet to me and my band over the last year and with the Deaf Institute show falling on Halloween I think it's only fair to provide a one-off treat!' SLUG will be doing two sets, he explains: 'The first set will be a selection of songs from my debut album and the second set will be a performance of a selection of works which are dear to me from the world of 1970s horror films. So if you enjoy the aural delights from the brains of horror composers such as Goblin, Fabio Frizzi, Andrzej Korzynski and Riz Ortolani among others, feel free to dress up and join us.'
Price: £8 adv
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