Thursday 27th of September 2018
Factory, Manchester

With support from:
Assembly Point, Velvet Shakes, Springfield Elementary, Mu-Tones

Ticket price: £5adv
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Doors open at 7pm
Venue and Locality: Factory, Manchester
Postcode: M1 7EN

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Manchester lads out for a gooden. Playin' the best tunes to come out of town and writing some half decent ones along the way.

"A perfect blend of groove-soaked bass and subtle psychedelia sprinkled with a bit of summer lovin’. Velvet Shakes are whirred up to produce a sensational sub-genre dance floor mega merge that invites everyone to get down and boogie, regardless of their state of mind." - The Dog's Father

"Psychedelic punky four piece Springfield Elementary were born out of blind optimism that they can salvage some credibility for themselves one broken guitar string at a time. Their music is said to cure severe headaches, back pain and broken hearts."

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North West trio Mu-Tones are a noisy garage pop band forged of three talents and a desire for direct communication, led by former Marion guitarist/songwriter Anthony Grantham and joined by Alex Redhead (bass) formerly of Amplifier and Peter Gray (drums) who used to play with Letters to Fiesta. The Mu-Tones manifesto is direct and to the point: short sharp songs crammed full of loud, angry, weird magic. Anthony says "Some of them are about how I feel, and some of them show how I feel without making a lot of sense"

Their debut single 'Slab City Records' is a bruising distillation of the Mu-Tones sound, filthy basslines, scorched riffing and railroading drums, it's flying across the rails into a sizzling crescendo, think The Pixies or Husker Du reassembled through Grantham's imagination. This urgent noise pop is laced with an insurgent ode to a forgotten area of the US: "Its an area in America not even on the map, run by solar power, apparently they have gigs on there, it's something I'd love to do." says Grantham "Also it DOES sound like the sort of thing you'd hear Lux Interior saying, which is kind of what the second verse is about."