Macclesfield five-piece Racing Glaciers make the short trip north to break the ice like a ten tonne polar bear. Being a band from Macc, the Joy Division comparisons will be unavoidable – but their atmospheric soundscapes are as sonically distant from the revered post-punks as the years that have elapsed since the Factory Records folklore. Instead, their compositions nod to the modern indie-rock most successfully exemplified by the likes of Snow Patrol and Coldplay, complete with gut-clenchingly heartfelt vocals and melodic building blocks rising to arms-in-the-air crescendo.

Tue 3 Nov, The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Greengate, Salford, M3 7DW, Tel: 0161 819 5002, 7.30pm, £6,

Tue 3 Nov
Ian Pennington
Published on:
Sun 1 Nov 2015