While Daly's solo material isn't a million miles away from the material produced by CHEWIE (in fact, some tracks even find themselves sitting within the live repetoire and even recorded catalogue of both artists) it certainly flirts more consistently with the folkier aspects of his parent band's sound. Aside from 'Marrow On The Bone' in 2019, where Daly explored two CHEWIE cuts ('Holy Communion' and 'Cutting Room Floor') it's almost a decade since any solo material made its way out of the studio. As such, it's unclear whether Friday's show will be an opportunity to see new tracks, or whether we might see some of CHEWIE'S recent album ('Inarticulate', released earlier this year) reinvented in a more lo-fi fashion.
Support for the evening comes from Anna's Anchor who have recently released 'The Merries', a landmark album in their back catalogue which showcases their most consistent set of anthems to date. Posing reminders of The Early November, particularly Ace Ender's vocal performances from their acoustic EP, it surely represents the moment where the wider world sits up and listens.
Tickets for the show are priced at just £8 and can be found for sale here.
28th - 33 Oldham Street, Manchester