Frankie Cosmos | Night & Day Cafe | Mon 21 Oct | 8pm | £12

Purveyor of lo-fi bedroom pop, the band’s fourth release Close It Quietly tackles vocalist Greta Kline’s journey through her middle twenties; unearthing the pain and growth.

26 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JN, Tel: 0161 236 1822
Brad Stank | Eagle Inn | Tue 22 Oct | 7pm | £7.50

Self described as “sexistential slow-boy dream-funk”, the Liverpudlian based artist creates playful, lo-fi R&B-tinged slacker pop and isn’t afraid to explore life’s existential dilemmas as well as sexual impulses in his lyrics; channeling his Beat poetry influences, but in a sexy way.

19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW, Tel: 0161 819 5002
Hælos | Band on the Wall | Wed 23 Oct | 7pm | £12

Evocative of bands like Massive Attack and Moby, the London group deliver “dark euphoria” in atmospheric soundscapes created with trip hop and electronic stylings. They tour in support of second album Any Random Kindness.

25 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ, Tel: 0161 834 1786
Holy Fuck | Yes | Thu 24 Oct | 7.30pm | £11.50

Hailing from Toronto, the band create experimental electronics with punchy, rhythmic instrumentals and club-ready synths that blend together elements of krautrock and punk; creating an electrifying sound. They’re due to release new album Deleter early next year.

38 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB, Tel: 0161 273 2725
Hot Chip | Victoria Warehouse | Fri 25 Oct | 7pm | £26.50

Having spent nearly 20 years making synth pop that travels between dance floor-ready and tender ballads along with producing eclectic records that are performed at ever-entertaining live shows, the band tour in support of seventh release A Bath Full of Ecstasy.

Trafford Wharf Road, Stretford, Manchester, M17 1AB, Tel: 0161 660 7000
Francis Lung | Soup Kitchen | Sat 26 Oct | 7pm | £7

Formerly of WU LYF but with a contrasting style, Francis Lung’s sound blends lo-fi jangly pop with breezy harmonies on his debut album A Dream Is U.

31-33 Spear Street, Manchester, M1 1DF, Tel: 0161 236 5100
LIFE | Yes | Sun 27 Oct | 7pm | £10.50

The Hull quartet make abrasive punk music that dissect and lay bare our sociopolitical climate. They tour in support of new release A Picture of Good Health.

38 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB, Tel: 0161 273 2725
Mon 21 Oct - Sun 27 Oct
Edwina Chan
Published on:
Wed 16 Oct 2019