Formed in 2012 in Brooklyn, New York – Black Marble is led by electronic musician Chris Stewart. Blending cold wave and happy-sad synth-pop – Bigger Than Life is his third album under this name and the tour comes to Manchester with a date at Soup Kitchen this week. Support comes from Panther Modern.
German folk group, Milky Chance, headline Manchester Academy on their Mind The Moon 2020 Tour. Bringing in elements of electronica, indie, reggae, alternative rock as well as folk – their well-known debut single Stolen Dance reached number 1 in several different countries back in 2013. They are supported by Elderbrook and Casey Lowry on this date.
Hailed as ones to watch this year – Wife Swap USA give us music we can dance to with a headline gig at Northern Quarter venue The Castle. With the grit and social awareness of bands like IDLES and Slaves – Wife Swap USA take classic punk and turn it on its head. Lyrically provoking with a fuck-you attitude – this Brighton-based sextet are not to be missed.
Get down to Bread Shed this Friday for a music-packed evening as four bands take the stage. Headlining are Bayboards – small-town lads giving us indie pop rock melodies with an assured northern attitude. They’re joined by Rolla band, a local rock n roll five-piece. Also on the bill are Serratone – a hard rock/grunge trio and Blackpool’s Nana White Pepper both promising loud and energetic sets.
Art pop from Paisley hits the Northern Quarter this week as The Vegan Leather play Gullivers. The quartet released their debut album Poor Girls/Broken Boys last year – which explores life’s ups and downs – from nights out, social anxiety and the world around us. Taking varied inspiration with nods to bands such as LCD Soundsystem and Kraftwerk amongst others – The Vegan Leather is bright melodies and dark dancefloors. Support comes from 25th Hour.
Headlining Gorilla this weekend are American electro-pop outfit Poliça. Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota – the band combines elements of synth-pop, indietronica and trip hop. Fronted by Channy Leaneagh, who’s beguiling vocals feature heavily – they released their latest single Sea Without Blue in January. Support will come from Warm Digits.
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