It’s often forgotten in this day and age, but there was a whole side to Britpop that wasn’t just the Gallagher brothers and Blur having arguments in the NME. There was style, substance, texture, nuances – and, most importantly, there was Echobelly. It’d be difficult to convince any editor these days to run a cover story on them (largely because there are only about 3 print magazines about anymore), but Echobelly were absolutely massive. Their debut album, Everyone’s Got One, debuted at #8 in the charts – they followed it up by getting On into the top 5, peaking at #4. They even had five top 40 singles – any indie band managing that in 2013 would be headlining every festival around this summer. After working under their Calm of Zero name for a while, Sonya Madden and Glenn Johansson, they’re back touring the classic stuff again, only done acoustically. Leave your Wonderwalls and Song 2s at the door, and enjoy some Insomniac, Dark Therapy and Great Things like it’s still 1995 and history hadn’t been re-written.

Sun 14 Jul, Sound Control, 1 New Wakefield St, Manchester, M1 5NP, 7.30pm, £9,

Sun 14 Jul
Matthew Britton
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Sat 29 Jun 2013