‘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.
T-SHIRT DREAM PARTY
T-shirt Dream Party are an indie/alternative outfit created by brothers Ben and Dan Dickson with lifelong friends Eggs (David Egbe) and Sam Powell – collectively known as Green Eggs and Sam – from the suburban crevices of Manchester; somewhere between the paradise of Stretford and the Tesco in Baguley.
They broke through the ranks as notorious mould breakers at church funking up services with syncopated disco beats and ten minute guitar solos before the priest kicked them out and told them to never return because he preferred heavy metal and nine minute solos.
Dusting themselves off back out on the streets of Manchester, they were searching for a new stage – one where their funk and melodic nouse would be appreciated, not thrown out of the door like the milk man was when my dad walked in on my mum – when they realised that the stage was in fact searching for them.
They’ve since been recording with well known producers ‘Sugar House’ and writing relentlessly in a conservatory. They say people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones but what if there’s a priest stood outside with a gun and a stopwatch set to 09:00.00?