Versailles alt-rockers Phoenix are set to continue their victory lap for fifth album Bankrupt! as they prepare to return to the UK in February with a short tour. With a headline slot at Coachella earlier this year, the French four-piece have continued to build on their 2009 breakthrough Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix with their most recent collection of off-kilter, synth-based pop receiving critical acclaim and even featuring an unlikely collaboration with R Kelly (listen to the Trying To Be Cool remix here). Following the cancellation of their headline appearance at last month’s iTunes festival due to illness, as well as a cancelled date at The Warehouse Project, this may be your best and possibly only chance to see Phoenix on this tour.

Tue 11 Feb, Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, M13 9PR, Tel: 0161 275 4278, 7pm, £17.50,

Tue 11 Feb
Hannah Phillips
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Thu 7 Feb 2013