It’s fair to say Manchester is a hive of musical activity for the majority of the year and this year has been no exception, with an array of local bands from or residing in the Greater Manchester area going from strength to strength nationally.. Dutch Uncles, May 68, Orphan Boy, The Heartbreaks, Delphic, Suzuki/Method, Egyption Hip Hop, Wu Lyf, Young British Artists just to name a few..
But It’s that time again.. when the whole of the UK musical community descend on Manchester in order to track down the ‘next big thing’ and where both national and international bands help celebrate Manchesters musical heritage and love of great music.. old and new In The City (ITC). Previous line ups have been cutting edge, and this year is no exception..
It’s hard to do justice to so many great bands in one blog post, but fortunately for us.. The Manchester Blog Award Nominated The Pigeon Post does a great line in new music and has been posting some of his In The City tips over recent weeks.. check out some of his tips here: The Pigeon Post
In my own attempts to give you some of my tips i’ve aired a couple of shows full of ITC bands.. so check out the following shows for as full a preview as I could squeeze in..
ITC Preview 1:
ITC Preview 2: The Pigeon Post joins me for the second show to air some of his must sees..
Apologies for the sound quality in places, I may know my music.. but my technical skills are prone to weakness at times!
As for my top tips for In the City?
There are two things that you really should be listening out for.. Low-fi and Chillwave, and I for one, shall be partaking in both en masse..
BANDS I WON’T BE MISSING
NO AGE – D/R/U/G/S – BROWN BROGUES – SLOW MOTION SHOES – LABYRINTH EAR – FACTORY FLOOR – MAZES – MOUNT KIMBIE – HEALTH – KISSES – CRYSTAL FIGHTERS – THE NEAT – GLASSER – SPECTRALS – PORCELAIN RAFT – THE BEWITCHED HANDS
This list is pretty short and sweet, mainly because I haven’t seen these bands live before, there are many more great bands playing In the City that I have seen live previously and have subsequently aired on my show.. check out the show archive to hear more: – SHOW ARCHIVE
Unconvention/ In The City / CMJ.. when does the music end?! NEVER!