Ghostpoet, 2011 Mercury prize nominee and Sound-Revolution top 20 entry is set to grace the stage of Sound Control in Manchester on February 18. Peanut Butter Blues And Melancholy Jam has quite rightfully made a successful trip around the music blogosphere and to follow up his success on record Ghostpoet has announced a host of UK tour dates, including this fantastic line-up at Sound Control, Manchester.

Alt-J△ – Breezeblocks

Joining Ghostpoet will be Alt-J, (well for PC users at least) which is the combination that will give you a visual △ on an Apple Mac keyboard. Pretentious band names aside, Alt-J△ are one of many fantastic bands that look set to make waves in 2012. At the moment there are four demos up on their Facebook bandpage – all of which are equally intriguing. The beautiful Tessellate entails sporadic percussion and incongruous melodies, tied together by beautiful vocals that simmer somewhere between folk and soul. Their most played track so far, Breezeblocks, is the main reason for all the ogling – as their skittish instrumentals are pinned down by jubilant vocals and a slight increase in tempo which proves that Alt-J△ are both dance and soul, a welcome combination.

We’ll be covering the gig in Manchester to find out if they can do these demos justice on-stage. If you’re interested you can buy tickets for just £10 through See Tickets.