The C33sC33s

Manic Depression

These Bloody Thieves Records

Out now DL / stream

The Next Wave rolls on and along comes another promising band to rock the scene. If ever a band could follow in the footsteps of The Blinders, these are the fiery trio to do it. However there are differences here that Wayne Carey discovers to his liking.

 Although this bunch of firebrands have already hit us with an EP, this is officially their debut single and it kicks you straight between the legs with it’s rush of incendiary swamp rock. There will be comparisons to the adopted Mancs from Doncaster but take another listen carefully. If Quentin Tarantino invented a band to write tunes for his future films they would be called The C33s. They have that sound that can be transformed into a soundtrack. They mean business and this track just speeds along like a train into a proper rock out of white noise. It sounds dirty with tribal drums, it rocks like fuck and Manic Depression ticks all the boxes in the raw indie rock corner  inhabited by the likes of Scuttlers, Deja Vega, Callow Youth and Dirty Laces.  It’s already been aired on 6 Music this week which bodes well. One of the best debuts this year for me.

Produced by sonic maestro, Gavin Monaghan at his Magic Garden Studios, The C33s are:

Judy Jones (Drums/Vocals), Cav Green (Guitar/Vocals), Ste Phillips (Bass Guitar)

Tour dates:

30 Mar Manchester The Whiskey Jar (5pm)  YANAfest (Mind, Mental Health Charity) 14+

20 Apr London (afternoon) Soma Festival

20 Apr Birmingham (evening) Sunflower Lounge with The Cosmics, Violets

03 May Birmingham Magic Garden Studios at The Wagon & Horses

19-21 July Blackthorn Music Festival, Stockport 16 Aug Cotton Clouds Festival, Oldham

More confirmed dates to be announced.

Due to technical issues the download may not be available until Monday. Maintenance in progress!!

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Words by Wayne Carey who writes for Louder Than War. His author profile is here and you can catch his  website here 


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"I'm a 50 year old man, and I like it!" A music nut from North Manchester residing in Northwich. If it's good I'm on it. Most genres covered but mainly alternative post punk indie with a love for all things psych.


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