Since disbanding the much-loved Leeds quartet Grammatics in 2010, frontman Owen Brinley has gone on to form new project Department M, continuing to hone his complex and kaleidoscopic writing style – but this time working with analogue synth textures and a dark pop aesthetic. Joining Department M are fellow Leeds outfit Menace Beach who feature a stella line-up of players from Sky Larkin, Hookworms, Komakino and You Animals, contributing to a fuzz pop sound that will leave a happy ring in the ears. As if it couldn’t get any better, opening proceedings will be local indie royalty Shinies, one of the most exciting live bands in Manchester.

Wed 27 Mar, Kraak, 11 Stevenson Square, M1 1DB, 7.30pm, £4 adv,

Wed 27 Mar
Sam Alder
Published on:
Sun 24 Mar 2013