Other Sounds 2016 started off with a fantastic gig at Fuel Cafe in Withington where we had three cool local acts performing: The Shady 80s, MAELK and LuciferX.
Here’s the poster for the event:
The Shady 80s A vibrant, genre-crossing hip-hop band who truly come into their element onstage. Last April saw the release of debut EP, Merchants of Menace, cementing them as a key act on the local Manchester scene and beyond. You’d be a fool to miss them in an intimate venue like this (before they’re headlining Academy or something).
Have a listen here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Hc29aLElFAki4WBDf2gmP
MÆLK (pronounced ‘milk’ apparently)
Formerly known as Fur, this 5-piece played their first ever gig back with us in May this year. They’ve since gone from strength to strength opening for the likes of Politburo and Mouses. They’re one of Manchester’s most exciting alternative rock bands right now, delivering a dynamic and passionate set that should not be missed!
Check them out here: https://soundcloud.com/furmanchester
A side-project from a member of thrilling electro-punk band St Lucifer; LuciferX is a one-man force to be reckoned with. He’s recently done a cover album of Hüsker Dü’s debut record, in which he pulled apart every song to truly make it his own. Why? Why not.
Released on recently revived Manchester independant label Valentine Records, it’s available as a free dowload here: http://valentinerecords.bandcamp.com/album/land-speed-redux