back to the future for Humanizer and Hacienda Records....
back to the future for Humanizer and Hacienda Records....


back to the future for Humanizer and Hacienda Records....
Back to the future for Humanizer and Hacienda Records.

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” 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” 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

7.30pm Doors

Advance Tickets £7 available from Skiddle, Ticketline, and in person at Piccadilly Records.

Tickets ”“ direct from Ticketline or Skiddle

16 COMMENTS

  1. What so the logistics of setting up a gig in a 300 year old church where the likes of Laura Marling, Bombay Bicycle Club, Hurts, Cherry Ghost and Florence And The Machine have all played makes this a parody?

    Not to mention the fact that the church is humanizer’s rehearsal base which is why its being done there….

    Whats so putting in a PA, lighting and visuals for a special event make this not a good gig?

    Another keyboard terrorist.

  2. The last gig was at Helmets For Men at Islington Mill very well received in late July and as everyone is aware there were real sound problems at the Castlefield gig.

    Reactions from the likes of Clint Boon, Eddie Temple Morris, John Robb, Alan McGee, Jagz Kooner, and Jon Dasilva have all been highly positive so you’re entitled to your keyboard opinion but they have been public with theirs. Some other quotes below.

    “A great Manchester band, I can see why Hacienda Records love them” Alan McGee

    “Humanizer never fail to leave me pleasantly stunned. They\’re brilliant” Clint Boon

  3. I once saw this band supporting The Words. The Words were being talked about a bit a while ago, but have to say that Humanizer were the best band on the night.

    I was at the gig in Castlefield too. Wasn’t the greatest, but anyone who was there could see there were serious sound problems all day. If my memory serves me right I think most bands had problems.

  4. Are you an investor/manager by any chance? and are all the above friends of yours? YES on both accounts i think.

    Just being honest,Free speech ^^^^^^ Jacko

  5. Neither really pal but are you in yet another band are you by any chance?

    Anyway, all the above have used their of free speech in a postive manner, et tu Brute?

  6. Neither really pal but are you in yet another band by any chance?

    Anyway, all the above have used their of free speech in a positive manner, et tu Brute?

    EDIT – Correcting above typos.

  7. Neither really pal but are you in yet another band by any chance?

    Anyway, all the above have used their right of free speech in a positive and encouraging manner, et tu Brute?

    EDIT – Correcting above typos.

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