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Listings for May 16th, 2014

APPEARING ON Friday, May 16th, 2014

By The Sea [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

advanced tickets available from www.gigantic.com / www.seetickets.com *

By The Sea

By The Sea are a Wirral-based indie rock band. after a short run of sold-out 7? singles, the band released their debut LP on november 12th via dell’orso records (CD), great pop supplement (LP) and digitally through AWAL distribution. the album was recorded and produced with close friend Bill Ryder-Jones (Domino Records) in various bedrooms, garages and churches. the album hopes to recall the sound and culture of the seminal 1980s indie bands that helped inspire it.

“Beautifully bruised…with lashings of heartache thrown in – 8/10? – Matt Wilkinson, NME Radar

“A swoonsomely addictive wash of glistening synths, impassive sighs and effervescent jangles” – The Line Of Best Fit

“Solidly crafted melodic pop” – Uncut

“Chiming guitars & blessed out moods… imaginative & well-constructed” – Q

“By The Sea’s debut wraps itself warmly around ears; the melodies and joyful playing help create windswept hymns which soak blissfully into your pores. Tinged with melancholy but flushed with gorgeous hope, this is an album of sunshine and rain”. – Fake DIY

“By The Sea make music that can’t contain itself, that is so bursting with joy it sounds like it is tripping over itself in its desire to get out of the speakers.” – Fred Perry Subculture

Recent support slots include: – Veronica Falls, Memoryhouse, Vetiver, Echo Lake, Still Corners, Crystal Antlers, Widowspeak

*guarantees entry after 9pm, non refundable for arrival before 9pm.