WATCH THE VIDEO FOR SUPERMARKET
DIRECTED BY ARTIST SHANA MOULTON
DEBUT ALBUM OUT ON 31 MARCH VIA LOST MAP
LIVE DATES IN FEBRUARY – FIELD DAY ANNOUNCED
Manuela, the London-based project comprising vocalist and songwriter Manuela Gernedel and multi instrumentalist and producer Nick McCarthy (Franz Ferdinand, FFS), have unveiled the video for the Supermarket, the latest single to be taken from their debut album.
Watch the video here, directed by Californian visual artist Shana Moulton. The video features Moulton’s surreal anxious alter ego Cynthia, following her on a consumerist trip looking for that elusive something that will transform her life.
Supermarket is available on on 7” single and available from streaming services now.
The track is taken from Manuela’s self-titled album – a joyous gem of addictive, eclectic, off-the-wall and instantly refreshing DIY pop –released on Lost Map on CD, vinyl and digital formats in cooperation with Munich based label Schamoni Musik and Mexican label, Panoram.
Manuela continue their UK live dates with an album launch show at The Others, Stoke Newington, on 24 March and with an appearance at London’s Field Day on 3 June, Before then, the band will support Blonde Redhead at the Islington Assembly Halls on 28 February. Full details below, further dates to be announced.
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. While living in Glasgow, Manuela performed with the short-lived band White Nights, who released one 7” EP via Paul Thompson’s NEW! label. Nick went on to join Franz Ferdinand, sell millions of records and tour the world, all the while continuing to make music with Manuela as Box Codax together with their long-term friend Alexander Ragnew, releasing two well-received albums Only An Orchard Away in 2006 and Hellabuster in 2011.
The album was recorded after Nick concluded touring the Franz Ferdinand and Sparks collaboration FFS at Sausage, 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.
Pre-order the debut album now: http://lostmap.com/products/manuela-manuela
28 February – London, Islington Assembly Hall (with Blonde Redhead)
24 March – London, The Others
1 April – Spain, Gijon Sound Festival
13 April – Germany, Munich Rote Sonne
20 May – Mexico City, Marvin Festival
3 June – London, Field Day
PRESS QUOTES FOR MANUELA:
“Slinky, understated dance-rock that shuffles along with echoing, escalating guitar lines and precise drums that snap with intent” – STEREOGUM
“Ragged post-punk meets disco that recalls the Bush Tetras, 99 Records and other juicy delights from New York’s early 80s underground” – CLASH
“Gernedel’s vocal steals the show… warm but reserved, arch but involving, calling to mind Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier in her open-hearted cool” – THE LIST