Hercules & Love Affair

Nu-disco-house revivalists Hercules and Love Affair make their debut at Sankeys

By Lee Isherwood | Last updated 8 September 2011

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Kaluki presents:
Hercules and Love Affair @ Sankeys
Saturday 6th August

As Kaluki’s inspired weekly Saturday summer sessions at Sankeys march on to great effect, there’s one gig in particular which stands out head and shoulders above the rest as what might be literally called a curve ball.

Let’s get this straight; the Manchester-based club and promoter, Ellesse, have fashioned just over five years of inspired bookings, sourcing the UK and Europe’s best on-the-cusp DJs and live acts, those who illuminate the underground circuits with a certain special light. Many have already graced the hallowed Sankeys decks in the preceeding weeks since Kaluki’s weekly residency began, and there are many more to follow towards September.

However, Saturday August 6th will witness a truly great live show as nu-disco-house revivalists Hercules and Love Affair make their debut. The globe-trotting collective, helmed by visionary Andrew Butler, have electrified festivals and clubs around the world and will perform live at Sankeys for a unique summer show. Quite simply – don’t miss this!

HALA have electrified the world since their eponymously titled first album in 2008 on DFA which led to a glowing, rapturous response from music scribes, bloggers and admirers inspired by their new sound. Lovingly crafted with many references, ideas and soundscapes inspired from the past created something entirely new, the album sent the band into the spotlight of the limelight. Helmed by a restless imagination and joyful love from front-man Andrew Butler in a paean to the eclectic scenes he treasures, HALA fuse eighties house and disco to melancholy sojourns and upbeat dance numbers, further reflected in their 2010 album Blue Songs on legendary label Moshi Moshi.

With incredible energy, the band are truly something else in terms of their music and stage presence. Support comes from Kaluki’s resident and promoter Ellesse, Sankeys’ newest resident Jozef K and upstairs Treehouse present Andy Ash, Plastic Co, Jay Smith.

Simply comment below to be in with winning a pair of tickets, we’ve got a few to give away!

Kaluki @ Sankeys
Saturday 6th August
@ Sankeys, 4 Radium Street, Manchester, M4 6AY
Hercules & Love Affair [live]
Ellesse, Jozef K,
Treehouse – Andy Ash, Plastic Co, Jay Smith
NUS £10 available in Gaffs and O.T.D all night
Early bird £10 / Advanced £12 / Standard £15
10pm – 6am
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 236 5444

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