Psychmare Before Christmas at Soup Kitchen

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Psychmare Before Christmas

Grey Lantern and Soup Kitchen present a Psychmare Before Christmas with Hookworms, Kult Country, Francis Lung and Kraut Und Owt DJs plus very special guests, the NQ Boys Choir! Even before the announcement of the special guests, this gig has been getting a massive buzz not just here in the Northern Quarter, not just in Manchester, but nationally and beyond with the likes of NME picking it up as gig of the week. This is going to be one hell of a way to see you towards Christmas.

Hookworms 

Hookworms

Arguably Grey Lantern’s favourite live band of 2012, Leeds five-piece Hookworms play their last show of a year that has seen them appear at Supersonic Festival, Liverpool PsychFest and Tramlines among others. Their rugged sets fizz with a furious and addictive energy, the groups hypnotic groove not averse lashing out with a real bite.  Hookworms

HOOKWORMS live at Wharf Chambers – Teen Dreams from Archie on Vimeo.

Kult Country

Kult Country

Part of the enigmatic Sways Records community, Kult Country emerged innocuously at one of the labels first shows in their now infamous HQ, The Bunker – and they’ve set about becoming one of the most captivating live acts on the Manchester circuit since. Their trip on the psychedelia reel hits almost spiritual planes, words sang as mantra amidst kaleidoscopic textures.  Kult Country

Francis Lung

Francis Lung

There’s respect to be had for a band that arrived, made their mark and disappeared whilst still at their creative peak, yet the positive that comes from the apparent split of WU LYF is the chance to witness the blossoming of the groups individual members. Francis Lung‘s sporadic solo sets are arresting in their nature, steeped in folk heritage yet possessing something intangibly unique.  Francis Lung

Kraut Und Owt

Kraut Und Owt

DJ support comes from Kraut Und Owt, with the Manchester DJs will be taking over both floors of Soup with visuals and the best in off-kilter pop, post-punk, minimal-wave, library/soundtrack, electronic music and of course Krautrock amongst other things.  Kraut Und Owt

Kraut und Owt Mini Mix (July 2012) by Krautundowt on Mixcloud

Psychmare Before ChristmasPoster by himHallows  himHallows

Psychmare Before Christmas / Thursday 20th December / 8pm – 1am / £5 (adv)
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF