False Lights at Manchester Folk Festival

Chris Horkan
False Lights

False Lights at HOME Manchester, Manchester 21 October 2017 Tickets from £17 — Book now

Formed in 2014 as a collaboration between BBC Folk Awards winners singers and guitarists Jim Moray and Sam Carter, False Lights bring their explosive live show to Manchester Folk Festival.

The folk-rock band, which expand to a six-piece for live performances, acknowledge the likes of Radiohead and Queens of the Stone Age as influences, alongside Fairport Convention. Their 2015 debut, Salvor, established them as a truly original group, while next year’s follow-up album, Harmonograph, sees False Lights re-craft traditional songs on timely topics including national identity, forced migration, alcohol consumption and pirates.

Themes of the sea run through the songs of support act Kings of the South Seas too. Inspired by epic whaling expeditions of the early 19th Century, the trio present a modern take on sea shanties and sailors’ ballads.

False Lights at HOME Manchester, Manchester 21 October 2017 Tickets from £17 Book now

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