Hey! Manchester presents
The Handsome Family

Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 7:30PM
RNCM Concert Hall

Hey! Manchester presents <br>
The Handsome Family
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Plus Support: Courtney Marie Andrews

Husband and wife duo The Handsome Family will release their 10th studio album Unseen on 16 September via Virtual Label, their first release since their unexpected worldwide fame when their song Far From Any Road was picked as the True Detective Season 1 theme song. With its unique mix of country instrumentation and intriguing surrealist lyricism, the album explores the unseen stories, people, and places of the American West, where members Brett and Rennie Sparks live (Albuquerque, NM) and shines a light on the obscure and forgotten.

Unseen continues The Handsome Family’s embrace of things beyond easy view: the slow dive of the sun, enormous bugs awakening in thorny yards, sirens, and coyotes that cry out to the purple sky. An epic western gothic masterpiece, Unseen draws from real life events.

The album was recorded in the Sparks’ home studio at night ‘with only hawk moths listening’ and features a rich tapestry of instrumentation which conjures images of the magical landscape of the Sparks’ New Mexico surroundings. Guest performers on the record include David Gutierrez (mandolin, dobro), Alex McMahon (guitar, baritone guitar, pedal steel), and Jason Toth (drums).

Tickets are £15 in advance