Franz Ferdinand’s Nick McCarthy and London based singer-songwriter Manuela Gernedel release their debut album on March 31 via Lost Map. Manuela will be touring in support of the debut album throughout 2017, kicking off with dates in January, and a performance at Field Day in London on Saturday June 3. Further dates will be announced shortly.
Austrian Manuela and her British-born husband Nick have been making music together on and off ever since they first met at a youth club summer party in the late 90s in Bavaria, Germany, where they both grew up. They moved to Glasgow together some years later after Manuela was offered a place at Glasgow School of Art to study painting.
The album was recorded after Nick concluded touring the Franz Ferdinand and Sparks collaboration FFS at Nick’s studio in London and was co-produced and mixed by Sebastian Kellig. The album features players and friends old and new including Jim Dixon (Django Django), William Reese (Mystery Jets), Roxanne Clifford (Veronica Falls) and Paul Thomson (Franz Ferdinand) among many others.
Listen to Supermarket here
26 January – London, Sebright Arms – with secret headliner
28 January – Margate, Music Hall – DJ Legend Series night with Gideon Coe
3 June – London, Field Day