Europe, the second album from Allo Darlin’, richly delivered on the Anglo-Australian indie-pop quartet’s ambition to create music that sounds ‘somewhere between A New England by Kirsty MacColl and Cattle and Cane by The Go-Betweens’. The band have played this venue once already this year but expect many returning ticket-holders eager to relish their lush, hummable melodies, jangly guitars and smart songs of sunny nostalgia and woozy regret. Support from Manchester’s boutique folk-pop outfit Butcher The Bar.

Fri 7 Sep, The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street M1 7HE, Tel: 0161 276 9350, 7.30pm, £8 adv,

Fri 7 Sep
Archie Vist
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Fri 7 Sep 2012