Giant Hell take over Kraak on Wednesday, showcasing new and innovative sounds within British guitar music. Headlining is the intensely unique Bridget Hayden. Formerly of Vibracathedral Orchestra, Hayden left the collective in 2006 to focus on her solo material – a fact that is clearly evidenced in the charged, unique atmosphere of her music. Something unsettling and bewitching permeates the sounds that come from Hayden’s found and stringed instruments, lulling the listener into a false sense of security with hauntological drones a withered choral vocals, before erupting into atom-splitting, free-form noise; a change that can come in a split second. Sharing the bill are undoubtedly some of Manchester’s finest guitarists. J Collin, whose economical and midwestern-tinged playing calls to mind the poetic prose of Cormac McCarthy, acts as main support. Scene fixture DBH will be exhibiting material from his glorious debut LP Time Flies, with legendary Manchester improviser Dave Birchall opening the proceedings. Miss at your peril.

Wed 13 Feb, Kraak, 11 Stevenson Square, M1 1DB, 8pm, £3 adv/£4 door,

Wed 13 Feb
David McLean
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Mon 11 Feb 2013