Breakthrough Manchester artist Bipolar Sunshine will play a special acoustic set on Wednesday 5 June, as part of Bench Self Made Gallery’s Lunch Time Live series. The free entry show follows on from previous Lunch Time Live events featuring Jessie Rose (aka JJ Rosa), Letters to Fiesta, Frazer King and Brown Brogues among others. Bipolar Sunshine (pictured) is tipped for huge things – so far his tracks have received support from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart and Alice Levine, plus Xfm’s John Kennedy, Jon Hillcock and Eddy Temple-Morris. The gig comes ahead of the release of debut EP Aesthetics on Monday 17 June – featuring the songs Fire and Rivers, which have both topped the HypeMachine charts and surpassed 120,000 plays on Soundcloud. Bipolar Sunshine has recently played at Liverpool Sound City, Dot To Dot Festival and the NME stage at The Great Escape, and will mark the EP release with a date at Soup Kitchen on Friday 21 June. With the artist well and truly on the up, this is a great chance to catch him in an intimate and unusual setting – for free.

Wed 5 Jun, Bench Self Made Gallery, beneath the Bench store, 59 Church Street, M4 1PD, 1pm, FREE,, @bipolarsunshine,

Wed 5 Jun
Chris Horkan
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Thu 30 May 2013