Salford Music Scene – 4th September 2012 – Salford Music Festival Preview #2

The second of four specials looking forward to this years Salford Music Festival

The festival runs from 20th-23rd September at over 20 venues across the city and features 160 live bands. This is the third year of the festival and it promises to be the biggest and best yet.

Listen to the show here

Featured this week are :

1 Johann Kloos Now You’re Dead Demo
2 Early Mojo Dirt Swimming in Circles
3 Kill Pretty Rob A Bank Dark Heart
4 Joe Thomas Original Sin Under A Salford Sky
5 Blue Zen Drifting Demo
6 Wonderland Trip Bring Back the Sunshine Single
7 Dirty Money Old England Demo
8 The Tuesday Club These Dog Bites Demo
9 The Tuesday Club Interview
10 The Tuesday Club Dolly Dynamite Single
11 Positronik Know My Place Demo
12 We The Dead Red and Black Demo Tape
13 The Cornelius Crane Duktown Demo
14 The Conspirators Jekyll and Hide Single
15 Ghost Outfit Waste Single
16 The Fall Monocard(Lunatic Mix) Single

Unfortunately the tickets for The Fall gigs are all sold out now

Dates and venues for the artists are as follows:

Blue Zen 21 September – The Star Inn
Dirty Money 22 September – The White Horse
Early Mojo 20 September – Lower Kersal Social Club
Joe Thomas 22 September  – Deli Lama
Johann Kloos 20 September – The Crescent
Kill Pretty 22 September – The Crescent
Positronik 22 September – The Hope
The Conspirators 22 September – New Oxford
The Cornelius Crane 22 September – The Blue Bell
The Fall 20 & 23 September – The Lowry/ 22 September Lower Kersal Social Club
The Tuesday Club 22 September – The Wellington
We The Dead 21 September – The Hope/ 22 September – The Lowry
Wonderland Trip 20 September – New Oxford
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Salford Music Scene – 19th April 2011

Starting to promo some of the bands on this years Sounds from The Other City festival and a healthy slug of music from Open Party plus other new stuff from around the scene and to close a classic from the only band in the world……

  1.  Ink – Kill the Flame – Demo – local band made up of students from Swinton High School.
  2. Open Party– The Standing – Demo – Open party started of as a home studio project between singer Richard Brady and producer Tony Kavanangh, after a year of writing and recorded they formed the band which, in full is, Richard Brady-Vocals , Tony Kavanagh-Guitar, Adam Birch-Bass, Roxx Enroll-Guitar, Daryl Rogowich-Drums. They are now playing gigs in Manchester/Salford and hoping to get on a few local festivals this summer. Influences are too many to mention (they say), but take in anything from the Associates to N.I.N. via the Bunnymen.
  3. Viv Albertine – I don’t believe in love – Flesh – Former Slit Viv plays this years Sounds from the Other City Festival.
  4. The Louche FC – Only In A Dream – Single – Bright new things of the Salford Scene, beloved of one Mark Edward of Prestwich with their new single – they also play SFTOC.
  5. Richard Youngs – A storm of light ignites my heart – Beyond the Valley of the Ultrahits – another coup from the SFTOC chaps in booking the great Richard Youngs master of psyche folk guitar wizardry.
  6. Open Party – Emotional Burns – Demo
  7. Lisbon – Empires – Vulnerable Mind – “a 5-piece pop band hailing from Manchester, England. With a penchant for dramatic pop music, the band began with one clear objective – creating high-quality, modern songs with universal appeal. After a prolific song-writing period, Lisbon are intent on imprinting their sound upon the public consciousness by embarking on a series of live performances in their home town.” Indeed…. they are – Robert S Pollard (vocals), David Hatch (guitar) Jordan Marsland (guitar/vocals), William Ellis (bass), Justin Ruscoe (drums).
  8.  Ghost Outfit – Boy – Sways Mix-tape – watch out for this lot we predict great things!
  9. Mandrake – Still Waters –  Glory Days – as heavily promoed on this show check out the album and watch out for their gigs.
  10. Open Party – Desire – Demo
  11. The Louche FC – Four Parts Bastard – Sways Mixtape
  12. Open Party – Inertia – Demo
  13. The Fall – Dice Man – Dragnet – classic Fall with the great Mike Leigh on drums
Listen again via the link below

Salford Music Scene – April 12th 2011

  1. The Hired Help – Perfect Society – Direct from the artist – Simon “Ding” Archer has been operating “The Hired Help” for a number of years – Ding started the project back in 2004 with Josh Klinghoffer and since then has collaborated with several other musicians, all of who, have at some point earned money as ‘hired help’. The  tracks on the show, and in this instance, feature Tamsin A. The opener builds on the “classic” TV series “Logan’s Run” but goes somewhere else entirely. Magical stuff.
  2. Trojan Horse – Mr Engels Says – Trojan Horse – from the marvelous debut album which Tony Thornborough has been focusing of late. I was hoping to promo the Japanchester gigs that Nick from the band has been organizing on this show and on the following night’s Aural Delights but a combination of senility and other distractions means this sort of got kicked into touch. I reviewed the album some time back- this is the opening track which is rather fine indeed.
  3. Johann Kloos – Arndale – Direct from the artist – aka Ha Ha Said The Car – Johann plays guitar/keyboards in the excellent Sandells – he sent me a compilation of his work a few weeks back and I was very impressed by his material – he writes cinematic pieces as well as excellent songs – on tonight’s show a couple of his more ambient pieces.
  4. Flying Gypsy – Hailies Song – Direct from the artist – more music from the very talented John Lynam from Ordsall.
  5. Samir Harmim – Midnight – Quixotic – the exemplary balladeer with a great song – check him out on Bandcamp.
  6. The Rat Catchers – The Ballad of Billy Unsworth – Direct from the artist – the song is aimed to be released officially later in the year and be used to raise charitable resources for servicemen and ex-servicemen. More details will follow. A salutory tale of the horrors of war and of the heroism of the working class.
  7. The Hired Help – Feeling Graceless – Direct from the artist – as above.
  8. Well North of Watford – Stand Tall – Direct from the artist – another tune from a singer songwriter from Little Hulton.
  9. Ghost Outfit – I was good when I was young – Pre-release – will be released on Salford’s own Sways lable in due course – watch this duo they are going places!
  10. Johann Kloos – Market Street – Direct from the artist – as above.
  11. The Black Knights – Creep Night – Free Download – the strangely erotic and sartorially elegant masters of sleaze with a new song which is a free download from thier site.
  12. Gnod – A Very Special Request – Bored Fortress (split with Robedoor) – more psychedelic gorgeousness from the wonderful Gnod.

To listen to the show – click on the link below….