The Shining Levels Present Music Inspired By The Gallows Pole

Wed Jun 5 2019

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

Night & Day Cafe

26 Oldham Street Manchester M1 1JN

£9.00

Ages 18+

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THE SHINING LEVELS PRESENT MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE GALLOWS POLE

A new music collective based in Northumberland and Durham, The Shining Levels are proud to present their debut album Music inspired by the novel The Gallows Pole on Outré. Release Friday 31st May 2019. 

Written and recorded on the edge of the northern English moors and using rural folk musicians, loops and electronics, the result is a heady brew of gritty landscape hymns, ethereal acid-folk, borderlands ballads, 70s folk horror TV/film atmospherics, mood pieces, echoes of the colliery bands of old, moor-top drones and much, much more.

Music inspired by the novel The Gallows Pole sees The Shining Levels tread similar topographical terrain to The Unthanks, and shares DNA with such disparate musical ancestors such as Pentangle, Sandy Denny, Bridget St. John and Tom Waits, though is its own beast entirely. A combined love of ambient music, hip-hop production and musical obscurities from far-flung countries meanwhile ensure this is a folk record in a very real – and very modern - sense.

After The Shining Levels’ first performance in early 2019 an initial highly-limited CD pressing of the album was picked up in various quarters, including by James Endeacott, who gave it repeated plays on his Soho Radio show, which lead to Cumbrian label Outré (Juniore, Grand Veymont) signing the band for a vinyl and digital release just weeks after this first gig.

The band take their name from another literary source: The Shining Levels, author/park ranger John Wyatt’s classic 1973 account of living closely with nature in the Lake District. The album’s iconic artwork was developed from the novel’s original cover by designer Delaney Jae of Artonix Studio.

And here it is. Music inspired by the novel The Gallows Pole, an elegiac album of beauty, resistance, anger and poetry. A soundtrack that straddles the ages.
The Shining Levels are: Dan W. Coggins and Davey J. They are joined on the album by contributers Laura Smith, Jenny Mahler, George Hutton, Charlotte Sellers, Mike Coleman, Joe Smith, Sarah Scott, Benjamin Myers, Dave Sugarbeet and Owain Bennett.

“Resonating with the raw currents of nature, notes of hot human emotion and wild surges of power and defiance which underpin the narrative...This music takes on the textures of hardship and hope, the human continuance and determination to strive in the countryside, to come to some kind of understanding with nature.” Louder Than War

www.facebook.com/TheShiningLevels
www.twitter.com/MrJKetch
www.benmyers.com

 

The Shining Levels Present Music Inspired By The Gallows Pole

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The Shining Levels Present Music Inspired By The Gallows Pole

Wed Jun 5 2019 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

Night & Day Cafe Manchester
The Shining Levels Present Music Inspired By The Gallows Pole

£9.00 Ages 18+

THE SHINING LEVELS PRESENT MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE GALLOWS POLE

A new music collective based in Northumberland and Durham, The Shining Levels are proud to present their debut album Music inspired by the novel The Gallows Pole on Outré. Release Friday 31st May 2019. 

Written and recorded on the edge of the northern English moors and using rural folk musicians, loops and electronics, the result is a heady brew of gritty landscape hymns, ethereal acid-folk, borderlands ballads, 70s folk horror TV/film atmospherics, mood pieces, echoes of the colliery bands of old, moor-top drones and much, much more.

Music inspired by the novel The Gallows Pole sees The Shining Levels tread similar topographical terrain to The Unthanks, and shares DNA with such disparate musical ancestors such as Pentangle, Sandy Denny, Bridget St. John and Tom Waits, though is its own beast entirely. A combined love of ambient music, hip-hop production and musical obscurities from far-flung countries meanwhile ensure this is a folk record in a very real – and very modern - sense.

After The Shining Levels’ first performance in early 2019 an initial highly-limited CD pressing of the album was picked up in various quarters, including by James Endeacott, who gave it repeated plays on his Soho Radio show, which lead to Cumbrian label Outré (Juniore, Grand Veymont) signing the band for a vinyl and digital release just weeks after this first gig.

The band take their name from another literary source: The Shining Levels, author/park ranger John Wyatt’s classic 1973 account of living closely with nature in the Lake District. The album’s iconic artwork was developed from the novel’s original cover by designer Delaney Jae of Artonix Studio.

And here it is. Music inspired by the novel The Gallows Pole, an elegiac album of beauty, resistance, anger and poetry. A soundtrack that straddles the ages.
The Shining Levels are: Dan W. Coggins and Davey J. They are joined on the album by contributers Laura Smith, Jenny Mahler, George Hutton, Charlotte Sellers, Mike Coleman, Joe Smith, Sarah Scott, Benjamin Myers, Dave Sugarbeet and Owain Bennett.

“Resonating with the raw currents of nature, notes of hot human emotion and wild surges of power and defiance which underpin the narrative...This music takes on the textures of hardship and hope, the human continuance and determination to strive in the countryside, to come to some kind of understanding with nature.” Louder Than War

www.facebook.com/TheShiningLevels
www.twitter.com/MrJKetch
www.benmyers.com

 
The Shining Levels

The Shining Levels

Alternative Folk

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Ages 18+
limit 10 per person
General admission
£8.00 (+ £1.00 Fees)

Delivery Method

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 20p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com