Guest Singer

at The Castle Hotel, Manchester

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Guest Singer

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Guest Singer is a project devised by Doncaster’s Jake Cope and comprising Paul Burdett and France Lahmar. Fixated with the presentation of the self in everyday life, Cope constructs dark party songs; anti-motivational anthems for the post-truth generation. “People are scared of being bored or being irrelevant.” Cope’s surveillance has been a silent vigil; stationed in a South Yorkshire outpost observing communication media deconstruct experience and distort identity. “Do you live by the words on the backdrop of a well shot holiday hotspot?” he scathingly asks on ‘New Experience’, curtly interrupting the broadcasts of Instagram influencers with a fresh truth. Surrounding himself with the arpeggiated decay of vintage synths, Cope teamed with producer Matt Peel (Eagulls, Pulled Apart By Horses, Menace Beach) to realise a vision that is as rich in its melodic geography as it is pointed in its textural delivery. Capable of moments of incredible grandeur, Cope steers his romantically doomy mentality through a landscape of dusky synth lines and jumpy Will Sergeant-esque guitars.

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The Castle Hotel

  • 66 Oldham Street
  • Northern Quarter
  • Manchester
  • M4 1LE

0161 237 9485
Disabled Booking:
0161 237 9485
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