THE NIGHT & DAY SHOWCASE
TRAGICOMICS is a 6-piece band that makes country-flavoured lyrical pop music. Originally formed as a ragtag collective by Manchester-based songwriter and neurotic Christopher Eatough, the band has since blossomed into a sextet of unsurpassed musical talent and modesty. They have been compared to Arcade Fire, Rufus Wainwright and Jesus. Mostly favourably.
Having spent several years in hiding, OLD SONGS FOR THE NEW CELIBACY marks Eatough’s return as one of Manchester’s most persistent songwriters. The record was inspired by ongoing struggles with depression, a fascination with doomed romance and a newfound resolve to laugh in the face of impending doom.
TRAGICOMICS are currently finishing their second record, while working their way across stages around the country.
‘It’s timeless songwriting, full of wry observations and striking melodies… the voice is a drizzle of Ryan Adams and Conor Oberst, but with something uniquely its own.’ Drowned in Sound
‘Disarmingly good songs, delivered with panache and passion.’ Manchester Evening News
WE THE NORTH
Loud and proud rock music is what the three piece band from Bolton bring to the table. We The North are an originals rock band that follow in the footsteps of the Foos, Biffy and VMs which will shine through on the arrival of their EP ‘Who Decides Fate?’
JOAN THE WAD
Joan the Wad are four or five moonlighting multi-instumentalists forging soulful Northern indie folk in the Rossendale arts crucible. Think Joni Mitchell at the Pendle Witch Trials.
Uzi Listening are a five-piece instrumental band from East Lancashire. Formed in 2012 as an antidote to covers bands, they have been busy writing and performing their own material ever since. It’s a hard to pin down sound; imagine Duke Ellington playing krautrock with Kraftwerk.