• 09
  • 11
  • 2023
  • 07.30
  • pm

Hey! Manchester presents The David Tattersall Group w/ Tragicomics

Please note this is an 18+ event

Who’s the blond headed stranger in town? Hang on, that ain’t no stranger… it’s David Tattersall from The Wave Pictures and The Surfing Magazines! And he’s back with his countrified new project, The David Tattersall Group, a new self-titled lp, a single, and UK tour dates!
Lonesome number one? Blue boy? Not a bit of it! Sure, it’s a little bit country, a little bit Western, but it ain’t lonesome and it sure as hell ain’t blue. Night Owls, smoking and drinking, layin’ down some Midnight Lightning country style somewhere in some doggone dusty part of East London. Good times together. It’s a country and western kinda thing, except David don’t put on no fake American accent. David’s the real deal, his real self. To use the bullshit parlance of our times… he’s authentic. Oh yeah he is, he’s his real authentic self, living his best f****n’ authentic life. And that’s what this record is, The David Tattersall Group record. It’s a slice, no, it’s a whole collection of slices, NO, it’s a whole goddamn pie of real authentic David Tattersall!

The album will be released on 6 October by Bella Union Records on limited edition vinyl LP (pre-order from your local record shop NOW to guarantee yourself a copy!) And the first single from the album, My Lovely, is out today, with another beautiful video from Nina Garthwaite.


Local support comes from Tragicomics. Tragicomics are an alt-country collective from the north west of the UK, and self-professed purveyors of sharply crafted pop songs, sweeping melancholy and doomed romanticism. Since 2017 Tragicomics have been writing, recording and releasing what the Quietus described as ‘widescreen English Americana’. In 2021 Tragicomics released their second album Book of Want, drawing favourable reviews and comparisons to My Morning Jacket, Wilco and Blitzen Trapper.

Earlier this year the band released the double single Hopeless Romantic/Stranger Things, featuring artwork by award-winning painter Jude Wainwright, and were named UK Artist of the Month by the Vinyl District. Now the four-piece return with brand new single Dinosaur. Like previous releases before it, Dinosaur continues to highlight the band’s versatility and their refusal to be easily defined. Across its six minutes the track encompasses haunting acoustic ruminations, melodramatic strings, spoken word poetry and a searing electric guitar breakdown, all shot through with a self-eviscerating lyric about time, age and expectation.