Touché Amoré & Deafheaven @ Manchester Academy 2
+ special guests Portrayal of Guilt
Wednesday 2nd October, 7.30pm
Touche Amore was first formed in 2007 by lead vocalist Jeremy Bolm, guitarists Clayton Stevens and Nick Steinhardt, with Tyson White on bass guitar and drummer Jeremy Zsupnik.
They released their demo in September 2008, which caught the attention of No Sleep Records, who later helped them release the demo. The band set out on tour on the West Coast of the United States, culminating into a return into the recording studio to make their first full-length album.
Deafheaven was formed in 2010 by vocalist George Clarke and guitarist Kerry McCoy. They released of their debut studio album roads to Judah in 2011 and followed it with scrappy, rabid live shows. It maybe wasn’t obvious in those days, but Deafheaven have always had a knack for desolate and literate romanticism.
This became clear with the release of Sunbather in 2013. “Dream House,” the majestic opener from the San Francisco group’s Jack Shirley-produced breakthrough album, focused on growing up poor and wanting more. The album, which found the group a larger listenership, was the sound of two friends finding the right collaborator (in drummer Daniel Tracy) and realizing their potential by creating music that somehow embodied the transitory magic of sunspots drifting across a hardwood floor.
Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR
0161 232 1639