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

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Gigs are back and in Manchester tonight the place to be is Night & Day Café, in the heart of the Northern Quarter where a sold out show awaits. We’re here for the latter two of the four acts on the bill REAVE is a newly emerged musical trio from Manchester & London. With influences such …

Well, it’s been a while hasn’t it?! But finally live music is back in England and what a way to start it off with the line up that Sabotage have put together in Manchester’s Yes Basement venue.  Getting down early, so much so the room is empty save for a sound engineer, it already feels …

“I’ll fuck you up for fun.” That’s one of the more forthright lyrics in this song. Meet Witch Fever! The four-piece have been causing quite a stir as of late, signing to Sony offshoot Music For Nations and releasing debut EP teaser ‘Reincarnate‘ within days of each other around the start of June. The quartet’s …

A VENUE legendary across the North-West, with bands gracing its hallowed boards at least since a stage was installed 90 or so years ago (when it was The George & Dragon), Band on the Wall, up at the top of the Northern Quarter, is branching out with its own label, launching a singles club next …

Formed in Manchester during the bleak pandemic period & foreseeing the inevitable nightlife renaissance Peacock Method fuse a passion for colourful indie disco mellow gothic styles & funky synth tones that warrant either a jive or an atmosphere. They recently released their debut single ‘I Don’t Mind’ and it has taken everyone by storm. With …

MANCHESTER’S legendary proponents of the post-punk soulful funk A Certain Ratio, fresh from the release of their excellent ACR:EPA EP, four tracks from the final session that the band laid down with Denise Johnson (see the video for the hypnotic “Wonderland” here) are marching on in such a sonic hot streak as they announce the …

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 …