Doors open at 7:00pm with tickets at £10 (advance), for further gig info & tickets click here.
N.B. This gig was originally scheduled for 8th October 2014, with all previously purchased tickets still valid for the 8th April event.
Formally a vocalist/frontman for Kid British – the six member Ska/Indie Rock band from Manchester, Adio Marchant began his solo endeavour in December 2012 under the name Bipolar Sunshine – with ‘his fresh, idiosyncratic sound and conversational vocals’.
Although since releasing his debut Aesthetics EP through Polydor/The Aesthetic Recordings in 2013, Bipolar Sunshine has been arguably a genre crossing complexity to some – with the man himself citing influences including “Prince, Michael Jackson, Kanye, The Smiths, Alex Turner.” The Guardian’s Paul Lester settled on a ‘rapping, singing indie-rocker with a penchant for gospel, soul and pop kind of guy’ in his New Band of the Day column.
However challenging to label, not always bad thing, Marchant’s solo balloon has continued to rise. Following the release of his second EP, Drowning Butterflies, Bipolar Sunshine was invited to collaborate with Rudimental for the first Bacardi Beginnings project – writing and producing an original track, ‘Distance’, in only 24hours.
Bipolar Sunshine’s third EP, Where Did the Love Go, was released in 2014, with his latest single, ‘Daydreamer’ released in January 2015.
Bipolar Sunshine’s next single, ‘Deckchairs on the Moon’, is set for release on 6th July 2015 – with input from musician/songwriters Kid Harpoon (Florence and the Machine, Jessie Ware), Fraser T Smith (Adele, Lily Allen) and producer Jazz Purple. Bipolar Sunshine is ‘nearing completion’ on his debut album but no release data has yet been set.
Bipolar Sunshine is also booked to play at Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and the Reading & Leeds festivals this summer.
Bipolar Sunshine comes to the Birmingham Institute on 8th April, with support from Cape Cub & Shatter Effect. For more gig info & tickets, visit http://theinstitutebirmingham.com/listings/upcoming-events/16598/bipolar-sunshine-2/
For more on Bipolar Sunshine, visit http://bipolarsunshine.com/
For more from the Institute, visit http://theinstitutebirmingham.com/
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