• 25
  • 02
  • 2023
  • 07.30
  • pm

Deco Records presents HORLA w/ Church Party & White Lupara

Please note this is an 18+ Event
| HORLA | are an exception to the rule.
Manchester’s newest alt-rock export have been bubbling in the shadows since their first appearance headlining the Eagle Inn pre-covid. The atmospheric 4-pronged alt-rock brainchild of Nathan Lee Howard (Embers/Jordan Allen) are now returning with new impetus and a ferocious new era of music.
Firmed and fronted by Nathan, an accomplished multi-instrumentalist previously represented by Brontone Management (MUSE/The Pogues/Jordan Allen/Embers). Nathan has surrounded himself with a hand-picked collective of seriously talented musicians: Bassist Rich Williams, Lead Guitarist Josh Kidger, backed up by accomplished British Session Drummer/Percussionist Rob Evans (Bipolar Sunshine/Twenty Twelve/JJ ROSA).
Taking influence from arena rock behemoths including Radiohead, Muse, Placebo and Arcade Fire with a love of the cinematic/soundtrack sounds of Sigur Ros/Mogwai, they thrive in their approach to combining bombastic and melodramatic music with defiantly haunting vocals,
Anti-propagandist Statement lyrical themes & contemporary modern/cinematic production. The band provide everything from the euphoric / melancholic or battlefield apocalyptic world ending soundtrack to any mood, captivating audiences with an evocative array of sonic prowess and razor sharp musicianship guiding the listener on an audio-visual journey where they can lose themselves in the world that | HORLA | create.
After self-releasing their mammoth debut E.P Sound of a Gun” – including ‘Into The Void’, Stare Down The Walls, and title track Sound of A Gun, – Produced by Mark Winterburn at Edge Studio / Mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Andrew Walter (The Cure,U2, David Bowie) | HORLA | return triumphant with a new fire in their stomachs. , a new live format after losing two members during lockdown a swift re-grouping – HORLA are well and truly back and are about to release their most ambitious collection of music to date.
HORLA are here to assert themselves as one of the must-see live acts around – 2023 is the year of ascension and Manchester’s ethereal-rock export are ambitiously pushing guitar music further into the future. This second headline show for DECO RECORDS is surely not to be missed.

Main support, CHURCH PARTY are a four-piece made up of brothers Tommy (lead vocal/guitar) and Rich Stewart (bass/backing vocal), with Matt Downes on guitar and the heavy-hitting Micael Copp on drums.
Previously described by Gold Flake Paint magazine as ‘heavy pop’ and ‘the inheritors of Wu Lyf’s dreamy and intense Manchester sound’, they saw a high level of radio and press coverage off the back of single ‘How Can U Know?’ in 2016 before deciding to disband on a relative high.
Singer and guitarist Tommy Stewart started writing music again during the pandemic, and they now return to the Manchester scene with a revised mantra, superior songwriting and a more visceral and aggressive live sound.
The band sold out their comeback show in September 2022 at Manchester’s YES totally of their own bat, as has always been their way. They are recording their five-track comeback EP as we speak with a grungier but catchier sound.

WHITE LUPARA are an alternative rock four-piece hailing from Manchester and Leeds. They fuse grungy guitars with driving rhythm and hooky vocals to tell the story of the pain of modern life.
After forming in February ’22 they have been studiously rehearsing and recording ahead of their debut release in 2023.

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