Humanzier have been making some encouraging noises for a year or so. They have been bombarding us with some quality, quirky left of centre keyboard pop that has reached fruition and is being released on Peter Hook’s new imprint Hacienda Records. To tie in with the release of Humanizer’s “This Tiny Universe”Â there is a funky looking launch event.
Humanizer were in our top tips list for this year when we described them as ‘blinking like the late-night lights across the great seething cottonopolis, humanizer sound like an oozing imaginative ooze of dark technology that is oddly affecting and coolly commercial,’ whilst their label boss Peter Hook says “There’s a great new Manchester band called Humanizer, a cross between The Stone Roses, Orbital and with shades of a harder edged Delphic”.
The key track on the single is the punkier, ‘Shinobi’ with its shades of Leftfield and Lydon’s “Open Up”Â but has an acerbic, industrial yet indie flecked edge. The track is getting plenty of radio play and gives an intriguing nod to where the band could be heading. You can listen to Shinobi here.
A video for another track, Arthur Brown Gets Me Down, has been released online
The launch party details:
Humanizer & Working For A Nuclear Free City.
DJs from Zutekh
St Philip’s Church, Chapel Street, Salford.
Friday 2nd September 2011
Advance Tickets ÃÂ£7 available from Skiddle, Ticketline, and in person at Piccadilly Records.