‘Are You Happy Now?’
Having toured the world with Hans Zimmer’s live band for over a year, Nile Marr returned to his hometown of Manchester to work on his new album. The guitarist, singer and songwriter, son of legendary Smiths guitarist, Johnny Marr, grew up in Manchester but also spent time in Portland, Oregon, after his family moved there when he was in his mid-teens.
Having been brought up on the likes of Modest Mouse, Talking Heads and Broken Social Scene, Nile’s influences were there for all to see on his critically acclaimed debut album ‘TV Broke My Brain’. Released under the name Man Made in April 2016, Nile and his band spent a year on tour transforming themselves into an accomplished live force.
Now, in advance of announcing details of his forthcoming new album, Nile has put together a series of new live shows on May 02, May 09, June 04, June 11, June 18, June 25
Tickets are on sale now at Ticketweb and from Nile’s website: nilemarr.com
Nile will later announce some very special guests to join him at each of the shows during the 6-show residency. Details will be made available to those who follow him online, links below.
Dollie Demi creates an evocative blend of colour and sound. With a strong focus on girl power, she draws on a number of nuanced influences that touch on punk rock and pop, pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a riot grll with her powerfully assertive performances.
Culminating from various corners of the North West and Greater Manchester, the Indie- Rock quartet were enticed by Manchester’s musical intricacies which inspired them on their own venture. Their passionate, intricate displays live and varied musical styles translates seamlessly onto record with grungey debut releases ‘Cholula’ and chilled out reflective ‘Pasta in The Garden’ and also latest vociferous single’s ‘Giraffe’ and emotive ‘Sit Me Down’.
They have performed prolifically in Manchester and the North West at venues such at the 02 Ritz, Gorilla, Deaf Institute and Ruby Lounge and festivals such as Cotton Clouds and Dot To Dot.
Their influences range from The Cribs, King Krule, The Growlers, Hinds and Wolf Alice. For fans of Crimsons, The Blinders, and Gardenback.
“Writing heavy hitting melodic Alternative Rock, by combining both subtlety with raw aggression. This four piece is one to keep an eye on. With huge aims of making a real noise – These boys are here to stay”
“Musically, Cavana lead a seminar in subtle intricacies and adrenalised fever, two concepts which aren’t the easiest to unite. Manchester’s already taking notice, you should too” Fred Perry Subculture
“The whole band play with a passion, energy and robustness that permeates itself on to the whole crowd, creating an unescapable surge of adrenaline and fever. Dizzying heights await” Emerging North
“The music speaks for itself – rather more roars for itself. Cavana’s grit within their music is in stark contrast with some of the more delicate indie licks and melodies. However – the two combined makes for an extremely entertaining arrangement” Intertainment Magazine