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VALA & Friends

VALA & Friends

Event Time Sat 10th Dec 2022 at 7:00pm-Sat 10th Dec 2022 at 11:00pm
Event Location The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Event Price £5 + fees
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Last entry time: 22:00
Age Restrictions
Age restrictions: 14+
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VALA & Friends

Art Finders Club and VALA are excited to announce the band's biggest home town show yet at one of Manchesters most iconic venues. Taking to the ball room, VALA will welcome some very special guests Fleur Rouge & More in Luv.

“Euphoria, heartache, redemption, melancholy.” That’s Vala frontman Joe Knowles on what the Manchester indie band is chasing via their sleek, pop-embracing songwriting. They sound like a hazy night at a city bar; they sound like the romance of the streets after closing time. They’re a band that’s full of young life, and not too cool to feel it all. The band — vocalist/guitarist Joe Knowles, drummer Matt Hill, guitarist George Hill and bassist Tom Wynne — are laser-focused on songwriting, taking apart the work of artists from The Strokes to Taylor Swift to find out what makes them tick. It’s that craft, that alchemy, that Vala strive for. After their most successful year as a band in 2021 — which landed them two sold-out Manchester headline shows, a slot at Rotterdam’s Left of the Dial festival, and placements at Radio X and multiple Spotify Editorial playlists — Vala reached out to Gordon Raphael, producer of The Strokes’ Is This It and Room On Fire, to help them figure out their next direction. Raphael became a mentor to the band, helping to shape the tracks that they’ve been steadily dropping throughout 2022.
Upcoming single “Don’t Think Twice” is dreamy and stirring, with a confident earworm of a chorus; it’s representative of Vala’s strengths, while reminding us that there’s much more to come. - Mia Hughes (NME, Stereogum, Pitchfolk)


The Deaf Institute
135 Grosvenor St, Manchester M1 7HE, UK