As part of Manchester International Festival local DJ and pop culture author Dave Haslam will be doing a series of in conversation events (lots of these in conversation things about these days- Louder Than War are doing a whole summer of these type things round the festivals- details soon) and presenting new bands.
Any bands you would have liked to have seen play? comments please!
The interviews will take place in the Festival’s Pavilion Theatre (on Albert Square) in Manchester, True Faith celebrates the work of Manchester’s established and emerging talent.
”ËClose Up’ is a short series of exclusive onstage conversations with Manchester icons Bernard Sumner of Joy Division and New Order, music writer and broadcaster Paul Morley and the former Magazine/Bad Seeds bass player and soundtrack composer Barry Adamson.
The live gigs feature a handpicked selection of Manchester_s most exciting new bands, performing original material and one-off covers with some very special guests. The gigs have been curated by Everything Everything (5 July) and Dave Haslam (6 & 12 July).
BETWEEN 4th JULY -& 13th JULY
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Monday 4 July ”ËClose Up’ featuring Bernard Sumner
Tuesday 5 July Live — Egyptian Hip Hop, XXXY, Plank!
Wednesday 6 July Live — LoneLady, Silverclub, Air Cav
Monday 11 July ”ËClose Up’ featuring Paul Morley
Tuesday 12 July Live – – D/R/U/G/S, Young British Artists,Golden Glow
Wednesday 13 July ”ËClose Up’ featuring Barry Adamson
Bands featured include…(with notes from Dave Haslam)
Egyptian Hip Hop website Inventive, boundary-shifting band with electro roots feeding into a blurry psychedelia that’s especially thrilling live. But neither Egyptian nor hip-hop.
Floaty garage house, with joyous melodies, and a lovely way with layered beats; if you like Four Tet or Burial you’ll like this.
Withington-based post-rock instru-mentalists with maverick Krautrock vibes.
Wednesday July 6th (curated by Dave Haslam)
Angular, post-punk, with a fine debut album released by Warp last year, LoneLady is a solo female with a stunning live reputation. Spread the word!
Imagine if Depeche Mode ripped everything up and started again. Except younger, and hungrier, and with a ramshackle Beck-inspired singer out front.
Air Cav website
Atmospheric mucked-up folk featuring a violin slicing through a brew of great tunes.
Tuesday July 12th (curated by Dave Haslam)
Impressive blissed-out hypnotic electro, powerful and semi-improvised live.
Young British Artists website
Dark pop evolving into something heavier, with fans including Steve Lamacq (”ËLived In Skin’ was one of his favourite records of 2010).
Golden Glow website
Naming Felt, New Order, and Pavement among his influences, Golden Glow is Pierre Hall’s great new project, with a debut album, ”ËTender is the Night’.
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