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Prancey Dog bring a very special show to The Cumberland Arms on Friday 23rd March as Pete Astor, ex of The Loft and The Weather Prophets, performs a solo gig in support of his latest album One For The Ghosts.

Although described by The Guardian as “the master of less is more,” it’s perhaps a misleading epithet. With a career that’s seen him release almost legendary albums on Creation Records, Thrill Jockey and Fortuna POP!; his latest work is reflective, witty and inventive. Straddling a line between indie-auteurism and rainy day psychedelia, his backing band in the studio features members of The Wave Pictures and Withered Hand.

Astor explains the thought process behind the new record. “One evening, when I was enjoying my favourite red wine, I decided to pour an extra glass for people and times past. Soon it became a tradition, the name of a song and then an album: One For The Ghost.”

Fittingly, Astor will be supported by Teesside’s Spooker Rekkids darlings Dressed Like Wolves, who have recently released the incredibly well-received and gorgeously lush The Big Try. Not only will they be opening the show but will also join Astor as his backing band for his set. Go along and raise a glass.



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