Post-punk electronica – surely one of the rarer sub-genres to appear at Band on the Wall – is the name of the game this Saturday (11 Jan), as Eric Random and Wrangler play a special night completed by a DJ set by A Certain Ratio’s Martin Moscrop. Random, the legendary pioneer who was most active between 1980 and 1987, has worked with the Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley, Velvets femme fatale Nico and Sheffield avant-gardists Cabaret Voltaire over the years. The latter’s Stephen Mallinder, meanwhile, makes up one third of the trio Wrangler, who also comprise electronica artist Benge (Twenty Systems, John Foxx and the Maths) and Phil Winter (Tunng, Soundpot). Their set promises to focus on raw analogue sounds, and beats that have not been laptopped or soft-synthed. Members of Wrangler will also be joining Moscrop on the decks.

Sat 11 Jan, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, M4 5JZ, Tel: 0161 834 1786, 7.30pm, £12 adv,

Sat 11 Jan
Chris Horkan
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Fri 10 Jan 2014