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Dreampop pioneers A.R. KANE to headline 1st non-festival show in over 20 years in Manchester
~ also set to play Primavera Sound this summer after reforming
“Embracing dub, soul and paisley pop, A.R. Kane pushed boundaries most of their contemporaries completely ignored” – Pitchfork
“English art music of the best quality from a band continually suspicious of what England exactly is” – The Quietus
“Ambient, psychedelic… a love-struck fugue… they were greeted as the herald of rocks “new golden age” – Spin Magazine
Not long ago, pioneering dream pop outfit and legendary former 4AD artist A.R. Kane announced their reformation for the 2016 touring season. Coining the term ‘dream pop’ in the late 80’s, the group went on to influence everyone from My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive to Andrew Weatherall – whose long-running night A Love From Outer Space derives its name from their seminal 1989 track, and also were an important progenitor of such genres as shoegaze, trip hop, acid house and post-rock.
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Now they’ve announced they will be playing Soup Kitchen in Manchester on Monday, May 23. This will be the first time an A.R. Kane line-up has played a non-festival headlining show in about 22 years (the last ones being at CBGBs in NYC and at Hammersmith, supporting David Byrne) and their first in Manchester since playing Manchester Boardwalk in 1987. This is also the first live performance this year, arriving ahead of their slot at Primavera Sound Festival in June.
“We have a bunch of new songs and are going to start recording this spring – we’d like to release something soon”. In the meantime, the band is collaborating with Canadian-Ukrainian dreampop duo Ummagma on several new tracks. Most recently, A.R. Kane worked with The Veldt to produce ‘And It’s You’ on their new EP ‘The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur’.
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Tickets for A.R. Kane’s performance at Soup Kitchen in Manchester are already on sale via See Tickets (£9). On May 23, doors open at 7pm.