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Listings for February 1st, 2013

APPEARING ON Friday, February 1st, 2013

Rook & The Ravens [+]

Friday 1st February

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Rook and The Ravens are an alternative rock band from Manchester UK. They have been bubbling under the surface for a couple of years now: their history will reveal they’ve racked up endless acclaim and shared countless stages with an expanding roll-call of exciting and successful musical talent; both at home and internationally. Glastonbury Festival kicked serious doors ajar for the fledgling band after blistering appearances on fringe stages – including being booked for the main stage of Summer Sundae Weekender on the strength of one such performance. A hat-trick of improving slots at Cheltenham’s Wychwood Festival, headlining the second stage in 2011, built momentum for a band that had meanwhile forged a successful working union with producer Andy Macpherson (Teenage Fanclub, The Who, Take That, Debbie Harry and Corey Hart). Thesef- released debut collection Sixteen Holes in Sixteen Souls, garnered praise from many quarters selling outofits limited run of 2000 copies. Notably, the band was invited to co-headline Georgia’s Tbilisi Open Air Altervision festival, playing to 40,000 people. A self-released single f o l l owed, Alpha, w h i c h h e l p e d establish a following a n d w o r k i n g relationships in the Republic of Ireland. New self-titled E.P., along with The Judge promo video heralds the band’s best work yet.