Grey Lantern have been on the Manchester promoter scene since 2011 and have brought to lucky audiences esteemed artists including East India Youth and Hookworms – plus The Holydrug Couple, who will be returning in July for their second Grey Lantern show. Signed to NY-based Sacred Bones (Blank Mass, Jenny Hval), the Chilean pop duo are performing at a time when psych-flavoured sound waves are fully flourishing; but their efforts were first heard in 2011 (when they released their first EP), with a record that entered territories other artists were just familiarising themselves with. Their influences are far-reaching, from French movie soundtracks of the 1970s and 80s, to Aretha Franklin and 1980s South American synth-pop acts like Virus and Los Prisioneros. Bear witness to the hook-heavy tracks of Moonlust, their most recent release.

Wed 8 Jul, Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, M1 1DF, 7.30pm, £8.50,

Wed 8 Jul
Edwina Chan
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Thu 2 Jul 2015