The First Chop brewing arm goes from hoppy to poppy for the launch of Young British Artists’ album Change By Any Other Name this Saturday. The Salford craft brewery will be playing host to the band – whose debut has already attracted rave reviews from major music publications including Q – as well as full support from newcomers Horrid and old favourites Weird Era, returning from a year-long hiatus. The album pours all the kinetic energy fans have come to expect from the boys’ effusive live shows mixed deftly with an over-arching theme of ageing and maturation, with a flagship track – Lived In Skin – that still packs enough of a punch to undercut the sombre edge. The brewery’s claustrophobic arches should provide perfect foil to YBAs’ brand of hazy dream-punk – and even when the music ends, you can continue to try out First Chop’s eight house ales.

Sat 14 Jun, First Chop Brewing Arm, Unit 3 Trinity Row, Trinity Way, Salford, M3 5EN, 7.30pm, £7,

Sat 14 Jun
Jon Whiteley
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Wed 11 Jun 2014