Semi Detached present: Alex G

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Philadelphia bedroom pop genius Alex G plays his debut Sheffield show in February after being recently signed to Domino Records.

Tickets onsale now from PFTP, Seetickets, Gigantic and without booking fee from The Harley.

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Adam French

“I would go to gigs and see massive crowds of people reacting to something which essentially came out of someone’s head in their bedroom,” remembers singer and multi-instrumentalist Adam French. “I thought to myself: ‘If they can do that, I can fucking do that. I’m definitely going to do that’.”

Now the 23 year old French is ready to fulfil his own prophecy.
The young Bowie look-a-like taught himself to play guitar at the age of 10 and was born and raised in Congleton, just outside Manchester where he worked in the local record store and cut his teeth on the northern gig circuit in various guises. Now French has established himself as a solo writer and producer capable of crafting flawless songs in his London home studio.

Having already gone down a storm playing the BBC Introducing stage at Leeds and Reading festivals, as well as recent support slots with Frances, Rat Boy and Jack Garratt, Adam sets out on his first headline tour in Jan.

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Eleanor Friedberger at The Harley, 5.02.16

We’re delighted to announce that Eleanor Friedberger will play at The Harley on 5th February 2016 in support of her forthcoming album New View.

New View, the third solo album by Eleanor Friedberger, was rehearsed in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park and recorded in upstate New York. “Today I’m frozen but tomorrow I’ll write about you,” Friedberger sings, and much of the album seems set in that post-traumatic tomorrow, when stuff’s calmed down, the figurative road rash has healed, the metaphorical junkie sweating up your mattress has finally packed his bags.

Counting the albums she made with her brother Matthew as the Fiery Furnaces, this is Friedberger’s twelfth full-length.

Before she entered the studio with New View producer Clemens Knieper, Friedberger made a playlist of reference songs. A live version of “Warm Love” by Van Morrison was on there, as was 80s-era Dylan, Neil Young at his most bummed out, a scattering of Robert Wyatt-era Soft Machine, and the odd gem by Slapp Happy, Fleetwood Mac, Funkadelic, et al. There are ghost notes of all of those influences onNew View, but mostly you hear Eleanor Friedberger.

She’s never lacked confidence — this is someone who once took a fractured nine-minute ballad about the international blueberry trade and put it across like it was “Thunder Road” — but there’s a new kind of confidence on this record.

Advance tickets are onsale now from or in person with no booking fee from the venue


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Important ticketing information for Tramlines 2016

Preparations for next year’s Tramlines are well underway, and we’re pleased to say that we will be taking part again in 2016.

Full-price tickets are now onsale for Tramlines 2016. The team have made some changes to ticketing for 2016, based on festival-goers’ feedback. The new tickets will make it easier for you to make sure you catch the artists that you’re into.

Here’s how the Tramlines 2016 tickets will work:

  • Full festival tickets – for those who want to keep the party going all weekend. Tramlines means 72 hours of nearly non-stop music, and here’s where you can get your hands on it
  • Daytime tickets – these will get you access to all outdoor stages and various venues on all three days. For fans of bands, new music, and making sure you catch the headline sets
  • Club tickets – these will get you access to Tramlines’ clubs and warehouses on Friday and Saturday. For fans of dance music of all kinds, from techno to D&B and everything in between

Don’t worry if you can only make it for one day this time around; you’ll also be able to buy single day tickets for Saturday and Sunday’s stages and venues. Please note, though, that single day tickets will be valid until 10.30pm only, and won’t get you access to the clubs and warehouses.

If you’ve still got some party left in you at the end of the weekend, please note that, this year, you’ll need to purchase an add-on if you want to access Sunday night’s intimate closing parties. These will be priced at just £5. Last year’s lineups featured the likes of Craig Charles, Horse Meat Disco and Rodney P, so are well worth checking out.

All ticket types are onsale now. Weekend tickets sold out in advance last year, and with work already well underway on this year’s lineup, Tramlines 2016 is going to be just as massive.

As ever, entry to all venues and stages is subject to capacity, so make sure you get down early to avoid disappointment. Once it’s full, it’s full.

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Outlines Festival, February 2016

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From the people behind Tramlines comes the first ever Outlines Festival.

A new, one-day multi-venue festival taking place across Sheffield City Centre on Saturday 27th February.

The full lineup will be revealed very soon, but expect a genre-spanning mix of established names and breaking talent taking to the stage at venues including Skate Central, The Harley, Queens Social Club, Plug and o2 Academy.

For all the latest, like Outlines on Facebook and join the event, or find Outlines on Twitter and Instagram.

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