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MAN & THE ECHO:
Warrington four piece Man & The Echo are signed to James Endeacott’s hugely respected 1965 Records, have recently been invited to play Billy Bragg’s leftfield stage at Glastonbury, enjoyed lots of airplay and had influential BBC DJ Steve Lamacq call front man Gaz Roberts “a great northern storyteller”, comparing him to Jarvis Cocker and their gigs to the first time he saw Pulp.
There is a bit of Sheffield’s finest’s era-defining mix of smart, observational pop and musical glam about Man & The Echo. But there’s also a bit of XTC, The Smiths, the Divine Comedy, Beach Boys, Super Furry Animals, blue eyed soul, 50s/60s crooning, literary references, social commentary, humour and much more, as they have arrived at a sound that isn’t retro so much as ricocheting through pop’s many decades and landing squarely in the post-Brexit, conflicted, chaotic UK of the here and now. Debut album ‘Man & The Echo’ is out now via 1965 Records/PIAS.
**Man & The Echo will be performing newly written material at The Cluny 2 **
Hailing from Teesside, say this about themselves – “Influences
Early Fall gone wrong. There’s some Half Man Half Biscuit lunacy and word play in there as well. Inspiral carpet keyboard swirl. We take the anti love song and no guitar solo punk ethos and make a career out of it. We’d like to think people would SHRUG their shoulders here. But then again we would wouldn’t we?”
HECTOR GANNET: Hector Gannet
Summed up by Johny Brown of BOHJ recently, when he said “Hector Gannett are Northern Folk as it is now and as it should be, fluid, forever changing, open to the future but with one eye always reverently on the past. I love this band and what they mean to me.”
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