After announcing his departure from psychedelic pop-rock duo Girls last year, Christopher Owens is back, this time as a solo artist. Sensibly, he’s retained his intimate songwriting skills, but dropped the fuzz pop, favouring an acoustic, folk-rock style instead. February sees him bring his debut solo offering Lysandre to Manchester: a narrative album that tells the story of his relationship with a girl he met on Girls’ first tour. Expect pastoral folk, 50s prom rock and bittersweet tales of life on the road. With a fundamentalist Christian background, plentiful drug experiences and a recent stint  modelling for Hedi Slimane’s debut collection for (Yves) Saint Laurent Paris it’s bound to be an insightful evening with the musician who’s witnessed it all.

Mon 25 Feb, Deaf Institute, 35 Grosvenor Street, M1 7HE. Tel: 0161 276 9350, 7pm, £12.50,

Mon 25 Feb
Hannah Phillips
Published on:
Sun 24 Feb 2013