Welcome to a post about another gig that I will not be able to afford. Just as loads of great bands start coming to play manchester, I’m unemployed and volunteering. Not good. Hopefully when The Antlers pop their lovely heads into Manchester’s Deaf Institute (already far down it’s path of confirming its reputation as the best venue in the city), I might have a job that actually pays money.
if you’ve not heard of The Antlers, then you’re missing out. having honed their sound on the prior two albums, they’re now onto their third, entitled Hospice. The sound they make has obviously been inspired by shoegaze, but whilst being slow and meandering, iot’s also beautifully paced and wonderful – even bringing an element of folk to the table in certain songs.
Though i’d initially imagined them as quite a small band, they’ve got 41,000 listeners on last.fm, so they must be doing something right. If sparse, magnificent post-rock is your kind of thing, catch them on their first UK tour at these places on these dates:
Nottingham The Bodega (November 16)
Glasgow 13th Note (17)
Manchester Deaf Institute (18)
Leeds The Cockpit 3 (19)
London Bush Hall (25)
Brighton Hope (27)
Southampton Lennons (28)
Bristol The Louisiana (29)
And you can get yourself two tracks below: