Manchester artist Ghosts of Social Networks has been turning heads since arriving on the UK music scene with the likes of 6Music’s Steve Lamacq and Amazing Radio giving the singles a spin. GOSN is a one man outfit in the form of Nathan Till joined by full time backing band members Ben Dargue (drums) and Andrea Gobbi (bass).
Taking inspiration from new wave artists as well as Nick Cave and The National, Nathan makes music that sounds classic yet new and innovative, offering a fresh perspective on song writing craftsmanship.
In May 2016, the debut single ‘Love Potion’ was released to great reviews with its reverberant chords, Manchester vibe and radio friendly delivery. It was a great debut that was followed up a few months later, in October, with ‘Comeback Kid’. A retro tinged, indie rock track with infectious choruses and filled with soaring harmonies.
As 2016 was a great year to kick start the career of GOSN with his well-received singles, some brilliant live shows and plenty of wonderful words from music critics, writers and DJs alike; it remains to be seen what the future holds for GOSN but you can be sure it will be nothing short of exciting.
Words by Charlotte Pearson of Mixtape Couture
“A very embracing sound” – Steve Lamacq
“The band’s intrinsic sound is still one which proudly captures an essential Manchester vibe” – Louder Than War
“A mystique soaked romancing of the ears” – Ringmaster Review
Located on Oldham Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, Gullivers is an iconic, lively and bustling bar with a long history dating all the way back to 1865.
Gullivers has had many different guises over the years. It was originally a Wilson’s house called The Albert Hotel, then The Grenadier before J.W. Lees brewery bought the pub in the 1970s. They renamed it Gullivers and it has existed in its current form to this day.
But there’s much more to Gullivers than just the busy bar; it also houses two distinct yet complementary live music and performance spaces; the upstairs Ballroom – a 100 capacity gig venue with a raised stage and the downstairs Lounge – an intimate, 40 capacity space ideal for acoustic or low-key performances.
As well as working with established and longstanding promoters from Manchester and beyond, Gullivers prides itself on being a welcoming, supportive space and a creative hub for the city’s grassroots artistic communities; with many now successful bands, artists, performers and promoters cutting their teeth within its walls.
This rare combination of space, location and ethos allows Gullivers to boast a busy calendar of live music, spoken word, comedy, theatre, film screenings, exhibitions and much more on almost every night of the week.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.