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Sinkane Returns to UK for Headline Show

Following the release of Sinkane’s debut album at the end of last year, Ahmed Gallab has now returned to the UK for a headline show, Rough Trade East performance and a DJ set.

Ahmed Gallab has made a mini-documentary to tell his fans what to expect from these shows. The video can be viewed below.

The shows come in the wake of a fantastic trip to SXSW this year when Gallab was invited by the Afghan Whigs to join them and Usher on stage to perform SINKANE single Runnin. You can watch the clip from SXSW below.

Gallab is known in musician circles for having been the touring multi-instrumentalist for Of Montreal, Caribou, Born Ruffians and Eleanor Friedberger but he didn’t start there. Gallab’s family left Sudan when he was a boy, immigrated to the US and moved all over the country. He went to high school in Kent, Ohio. There, he found his first musical community in the town’s unsung but thriving post-hardcore scene.

You can see Sinkane live on the following dates:

April 2  FR Paris Point Ephémère
April 3  GB London Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
April 4  GB London Rough Trade Shop (East)
April 4  GB London Birthdays (DJ SET)
April 6  NL Rotterdam Motel Mozaique Festival
April 7  NL Antwerp Trix
April 9  DE Frankfurt Zoom
April 10  DE Hamburg Kampnagel
April 11  DE Berlin Festsaal Kreuzberg
April 12  DE Cologne King Georg
April 13  FR Dijon Kill Your Pop Festival
April 14  FR Lille La Peniche
April 17  NL Amsterdam Paradiso
April 18  LUX Luxemburg Exit07
April 19  CH Aarau Kiff
April 20  IT Milan Circolo Arci Biko
April 21  FR Lyon Le Transbordeur

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Dan Mangan – About As Helpful As You Can Be…New Video Released

Dan Mangan has recently finished his UK tour but what better way to keep his UK fans interested than to release the video for brand new single, About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All.

Dan Mangan

Folk artist Dan Mangan

The video was directed by Stuart Gillies and features dancers, Chinese lanterns and camp fires. And what better place than to film all these weird yet wonderful things than in a rugged woodland clearing. The video starts off with Mangan stood between broken belongings in a woodland clearing. It then develops into an enchanted world filled with costumed dancers and plenty of face paint.

Not only has Dan Mangan released the superb video for his latest single but he has also released a video of him taking part in the Plectrum Sessions earlier this year at SXSW. In this video, Mangan explains the story behind the track, Rows of Houses, while also playing the track alongside his band. It can be watched here.

Dan Mangan can be seen performing live at Summer Sundae Weekender in Leicester on 17-19 August.

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