Up-and-coming Manchester self-proclaimed “loud and thrashy” band The Minx have this week finally released their second EP “Hey Mr Warden” and announced their biggest hometown headline date for September.
The three-track EP was recorded earlier this year at Blueprint Studios, home of Elbow, in Salford, where singer Chris Haddon works as an engineer. Again released on Queen Street Records, it carries on the good impression of their first single No Friends, which came out last year and which secured them a slot earlier in the year on the Inspiral Carpets tour as well as notable fans on the Manchester scene such as Pete Jobson from I Am Kloot, Terry Christian and our own John Robb.
They’ve also been back in the studio recently working on more tracks for future release and made a video for the lead track on the EP, entitled Forest Bank, which has started to get them some decent airplay, including Steve Lamacq on 6 Music.
They have also announced a headline show at The Deaf Institute on Saturday September 14th, their biggest headline show to date after they sold out The Soup Kitchen in June this year. Tickets are already on sale for the show.
Chris told us “After the massive success of selling out our last hometown show at Soup Kitchen we couldn’t wait to announce we’re headlining The Deaf Institute on Saturday 14th September. This will be the biggest headline show we’ve done to date. Our new EP Hey Mr Warden has just been released and we’ve got some really exciting stuff to follow”.
The Minx’s official website can be found here and they are on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud. The Hey Mr Warden EP can be bought physically from their shop and on iTunes and other download sites. They were interviewed for Louder Than War earlier in the year and we reviewed their Soup Kitchen show as well.
They have the following dates planned:
Thursday 8th August- Rebellion Festival
Saturday 10th August – Waves, Cleethorpes
Sunday 11th August – Manchester Sound Control Festival
Sunday 24th August – Sol Fest, Cumbria
Thursday 12th September – Death 2 Disco @ House Of Wolf, Islington, London
Saturday 14th September – Deaf Institute, Manchester
Saturday 21st September – Cavfest, Didsbury
All words by David Brown. More of David’s work for Louder Than War can be found here