JACK COOPER + GOLDRUSH + Tanaou + The Grain
Fri, Nov 5th @ Gullivers, Oldham St, Manchester. £5 on the door, 7.30pm.
Truck Records presents three artists from the countrys best
independent record labels, with further support from local lads The Grain.
GOLDRUSH are touring for the first time since the release of their new
Ozona EP, on Truck Records, which takes its name from the Texas hick
town where the band were kidnapped by some drunken rednecks after their van bit the dust on the way from LA to Austin, TX. Their last appearance was at the sold-out and celebrated Truck Festival near Oxford.
The Ozona EP has been acclaimed everywhere from Rock Sound to the NME, which said:
'Their take on star-scattered Americana sounds genuinely unique.. all
in all, unutterably lovely.'
Born in Blackpool but living in Manchester, Jack Cooper first featured
on the Twisted Nerve Jukebox 45 series alongside the likes of Teenage
Fanclub and his since supported Badly Drawn Boy and released his first
EP, 'Turn Off The Light' on My Dad Recordings.
'Blackpool-born Cooper writes sweet, clever 60's-influenced songs. A
Charlatans/ Ben's Fold Five crossbreed, 'Turn The Light Off' (My Dad)
is both thoroughly charming and sterling advice.' NME
TANAOU are a six piece indie rock band with a violin and piano from
Northampton in England. After forming from the ashes of pop-punk band
Skeeter, TANAOU built a good following online from the now
dysfunctional MP3.COM, resulting in a record deal with up and coming
independent label Bravestar Records.The bands musical influences
range from classic acoustic songwriters like Nick Drake & Elliot Smith,
to stuff like The Get Up Kids & Ben Folds Five to more guitar based
rock bands such as Sunny Day Real Estate & Discount. TANAOU recently
returned from Ume, Sweden, where they recorded 6 tracks for their
debut mini album at Tonteknik Recording, which was produced and
engineered by Magnus Lindberg from Cult Of Luna who also worked on the debut Hell Is For Heroes album.