Delphic blew the Mill away, and my eardrums nearly… note to self.. i must always carry ear plugs on me
So highlights this weekend May 68 and Delphic at the mill, dancing to Halcyon as if it was my last dance ever! The only downside was my lack of interview, unfortunately the guys were flat out with other stuff and family having been so busy since the record came out. But i still hope to catch up with them soon.
Saturday was all about the Friends Of Mine festival, run by the lovely Sam and Pierre, two lovers of new quality music that put their all into every gig they put on.
My highlights were The Pains of Being Pure at Hearts Fortunapop labelmates Allo Darlin’, Londons amazing Chew Lips who’s debut album Unicorn was released this week, recent single play together is linked below. Look forward to me airing an interview with them in the near future, Tigs is cool as, but then again she can clearly handle cheap vodka better than i can!
Detroit Social Clubs lead singer David gave me some vocal zones to help me with my voice, apparently they’re for folks that talk a lot. errr cheers david… again look forward to hearing a buzzing interview with David, i promise all his fake kissing sounds will be edited out of the interview, in your dreams pet! They’ve just finished their debut album with the help of renowned producer Jim Abbiss and its said to be pure rock n roll.
Run Toto Run were also on site to play , after a mad week of roadtrips playing Cardiff and London, they were back in Manchester to showcase recent single ‘Catch my breath’, currently in talks with labels about an album deal and Umbro love them so much they made them their own merch.. I want!
Sheffield likely lads and ‘big shop’ fans The Crookes were in this weeks NME and also drove across the pennines to show us what they are made of and local legend Danny Mahon led a conga from the back room whilst playing acoustic.. the grittiest Manchester singer songwriter, he is the resurrection and he can do what he wants forever!
On this weeks show MIDLAKE!
Yes 6 Music got about 10 minutes with them, I got 20! 😉
So if you want to hear about mountains, 60s english folk, producing other peoples records and the labour of love that was their third album ‘The Courage of Others’ make sure you tune in this thursday at 9pm (GMT) to 94.4fm or http://www.salfordcityradio.org
Last weeks show is now up to listen again, featuring the amazing Dayve Hawke aka Memory Tapes: