In 2009, Hot Chip co-frontman Alexis Taylor and Spritualized’s John Coxon got together to produce an record of improvised music under the name About. Now boasting a ‘Group’, they’ve returned with Between the Walls, their latest release on Domino – and a show at Band on the Wall on 25 February to showcase their musical wares. Featuring drums, Wurlitzer, organ, piano, electric guitar and electronic textures, the album has a ‘live-in-the-studio’ sound. But live, too, About Group are an unusual prospect – even more powerful and fascinating than their recorded output. Join them for this musical adventure covering ‘free noise to Bacharach covers’, all held together by Alexis Taylor’s unmistakeable voice.

Tue 25 Feb, Band On The Wall, 25 Swan Street, M4 5JZ. Tel: 0161 834 1786, 7.30pm, £12,

Tue 25 Feb
Chris Horkan
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Mon 24 Feb 2014