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ALBUM REVIEW: A Certain Ratio – ‘ACR Loco’: taut Mancunian future funk and effortless electronic pop

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Manchester Psych Fest has today revealed the full line up for its return on 4 September 2021. It includes Malian rebel rockers Tinariwen as co-headliners with Stereolab, feted post-punk outfit Dry Cleaning, afrobeat eight-piece Kokoroko and Japanese psych veterans Kikagaku Moyo. Elsewhere on the bill Billy Nomates, Porridge Radio, Jadu Heart, Crack Cloud, Pins, Los Bitchos and The Mysterines join a mighty bill that already features Stealing Sheep, …

Last year, The Goa Express released a gorgeous track ‘Be My Friend’ – a shouty, slightly snotty and utterly endearing post-punk blast of energy – and this year follow up with a shimmering and melodic ‘Second Time’. This is classic indie pop – jangling, sparkling guitars and an air of wistfulness. Again mixed by the …

Flowing Fades is the second Saccades album from The KVB’s Nicholas Wood and is out this week via Fuzz Club Records. Where Wood’s work in The KVB (Invada Records) trades in minimalist post-punk/coldwave, the Manchester-based artist’s solo material under the Saccades moniker is an exercise in escapist psychedelic pop. On Flowing Fades we find a …

Bones Shake are a scuzzed out, fuzz enthused garage rock trio formed in 2011 in Manchester’s underground  They play everything to the extreme; violent bottle-neck blues riffs, drums kicked, pounded and exploited and squeals of reverb drenched vocals which when combined, will help save your soul. They have released 4 EPs and 3 LPs to …

MANCHESTER indie-pop and post-punk outfit Blanketman have come a long way since their early years. A band that has created a hard-earned and well-deserved name for themselves after performing extensively in their hometown, it’s no surprise that their debut EP, the brilliantly titled National Trust, is very much about their own story and identity. Arguably …

YOU CAN sum up Manchester’s Lindsay Munroe succinctly, thus: wow, that voice. Yours truly remembers dropping their spoon into their metaphorical cornflakes, jaw agape, as I first bathed in Lindsay’s track “River” from last summer, a voice tough and deep and melodic; “like Micah P Hinson,” I said, “her physicality belies the depth and power …

Manchester’s neo-psychedelic group The Watchmakers are back after a longer than planned hiatus with ‘Clover’.  Having previously gained radio play and recognition from the likes of major radio networks like Xfm (now Radio X), invited to play a BBC Showcase where BBC 6 Music recommended them as ‘ones to watch’, music publications such as the NME and playing numerous festivals including Isle Of Wight, …

Saccades, the solo project of The KVB’s Nicholas Wood, is today announcing the Flowing Fades LP and sharing the first single, ‘Islands Past’, the LP is set for release on Fuzz Club Records on 9 April. Where Wood’s work in The KVB trades in minimalist post-punk/coldwave, the Manchester-based artist’s solo material under the Saccades moniker …

REAVE is a newly emerged musical trio from Manchester & London. With influences such as Sylvan Esso, Johnny Marr and Depeche Mode they combine a wide range of styles from, but never limited to new wave, synth-pop and indie, their sound emits a fresh take on the best of the past. With huge drum sounds, …

Bones Shake are a scuzzed out, fuzz enthused garage rock trio formed in 2011 in Manchester’s underground  They play everything to the extreme; violent bottle-neck blues riffs, drums kicked, pounded and exploited and squeals of reverb drenched vocals which when combined, will help save your soul. BSM is honoured to bring you the video premiere …