Horsebeach heading back to Barrow for headline set

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22 March 2017 11:36AM

PROMISING Manchester indie band Horsebeach are set to return to Barrow this spring, after making their debut in the town last year.

The four-piece indie pop outfit kick off the new season of shows for the Twang! live showcase, this time appearing at the Cooke's Studio, in Abbey Road, on Saturday April 15.

Since their last appearance in February 2016, Horsebeach have appeared at Kendal Calling, received radio play on BBC 6Music, and set about establishing themselves across the UK with a series of well-received headline dates.

Last week they released their brand-new album, Beauty & Sadness, with a sold out live date, and the new tracks will make up much of their set on this visit to Furness.

Originally the solo project of Ryan Kennedy, the band have become cult favourites on Manchester's acclaimed underground circuit, and their distinctive psychedelic surf-pop has drawn favourable comparisons with bands such as Real Estate, with the shimmering guitar lines likened to that of Johnny Marr.

Their self-titled debut album was recorded in a fortnight straight to tape, which sold out its first pressing, and the follow up, entitled II, garnered nationwide attention.

In the two years since its release, they've honed their jangling indie, creating a heady mix of ambience and melancholia. A more synth-driven sound has also thrown up comparisons to the likes of The Smiths and Felt.

For this first-ever collaboration between Twang! and Signal Film and Media, there will be a local support in the shape of Paloma Café. The Barrow trio headlined the town's EquiRocks festival at the weekend, and they too have received radio play on Steve Lamacq's BBC 6Music show.

The show on April 15 will get under way at 7.30pm, and tickets are available in advance from Signal Films, or Raggz clothes store, in Scott Street, Barrow.

  • An after party will take place at The Drawing Room, in Duke Street, with the Twang DJs bringing the best in indie and alternative sounds.

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