Our Introducing interviews chat to artists in an effort to give an introduction to their work, music and creative vision. As an outlet for them to get across the motivations and passions behind their music and art, the Q&A nature of this section gives the artist free reign to invite the curious into their world to discover what makes them tick; musically and sometimes personally too.
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Formed in 2018, Reclaim Vienna met growing up in the neighbouring towns of Winsford and Northwich, Cheshire, bonding over their shared love of music.
Yuka Tree is a hotly-tipped new indie-punk, or in their terms, ‘Plant Punk’, band based in the north of England. The outfit has already noted by Reyt Good Magazine in their ‘Bands to Watch in 2020’ and by Music is My Radar as one of their ‘Sounds of 2020’ Their debut single via 42’s Records Preacher is released January 24th and was recorded with Fat White Family producer Jack Howorth alongside Stephen Harrison. They also play The Eagle Inn in Salford that night. We caught up with Kieran Breese of the band to find out a bit more the band and their music.
Narrow Margin are one of the freshest young acts on the vibrant Manchester music scene – but don’t expect typical “Madchester” sounds. With big things forecast for Narrow Margin in 2020 we caught up with the band to find out a bit more about the enigmatic new kids on the Manchester music block.
Sex Cells are Matt Kilda and Willow Vincent, a duo that started their musical adventures as promoters, with live music nights featuring visual projections and experimental noise acts. Taking their inspiration from early synth pioneers such as Wendy Carlos and Delia Derbyshire, Sex Cells’ sound is a mix of Suicide, Psychic TV, and Art House cinema.
The Moods are a nine-piece genre-hopping collective of producers, poets and musicians from the Northwest of England. Combining drum & bass, reggae, hip-hop and EDM, and have plenty to say, sing and rap with their raw passion and socially conscious lyrics. This is music for the head and heart; They will make you dance, and then they’ll make you think.
Formed in the rainy city of Manchester UK, thirty years ago (with a pre-history dating directly back to the day Andy Warhol died in 1987), The Speed Of Sound ventures across the pond to California with an exclusive new recording released digitally as Big Stir Records’ Digital Single Of The Week.
Manc newcomers The Battery Farm are a band who aren’t afraid to explore the darker, more repugnant aspects of humanity. Describing their sound as ‘Doom Punk’ they serve up a visceral, guttural punk noise with echoes of Idles, The Fall and Fugazi.
Manchester-based Valentich explores some of the darker and more rhythmic recesses of electronica, techno and experimentalism in a way that is both intelligent and enjoyable. On hearing the musical and genre melange of recent album Disappear, we decided to speak to them and find out what made them tick. They’ll be bringing their innovative sound to Foundations at Manchester’s Peer Hat on the 2nd of November. The album can be streamed and downloaded on Bandcamp.