Edinburgh based indie band Wrest set to play Manchester venue this weekend

Wrest are heading to Manchester this weekend
Wrest. Picture: Graham NobleWrest. Picture: Graham Noble
Wrest. Picture: Graham Noble

One of the most talked about UK bands are heading to Manchester this weekend to play their biggest gig in the city yet.

Edinburgh-based Wrest will perform at the Deaf Institute on Saturday.

They have been compared to The National, Frightened Rabbit, Idlewild and SnowPatrol and are back in Manchester for the first time since they played the Night and Day Café last year.

Their latest tour is in support of their two current albums Coward of Us All and End All The Days and up-coming EP Bedtime Rhymes.

Lead singer Stewart Douglas said: “We can’t wait to play Manchester again. It is a city with an amazing musical heritage and we’ve heard a lot about the Deaf Institute being an incredible venue so it should be a great night.”

A third album is pencilled in for some time in 2024 to coincide with a landmark gig at the 1,900 capacity Glasgow Barrowlands in August of that year.

They have just returned from a tour of Germany and also play Leeds, Southampton, Bristol and London as part of the current tour.

Douglas added: “I’m excited to see what the next 12 months has in store for us.”

You can pick up tickets to the gig via the band's website.