This year its twice the size, and features Jesca Hoop (elbow collaborator / radio 4 favourite), ATP recordings Alexander Tucker, riot girl pop from Hotpants Romance, NME new music faves Egyptian Hip Hop, spoken word from Neil Bell (of Shameless/ Dead Man’s Shoes), Chrome Hoof, Damon and Naomi, Fujiya and Migayi and more.
Taking in a wealth of formerly unused venues in Salford, near to the Salford Lads Club (which was famously pictured on the Smiths’ Queen is Dead album sleeve), this independent, innovative festival of new sounds proves that it is possible to put on a world class event, in the most unusual of spaces.
What: Sounds from the Other City – one day festival of new music feat Chrome Hoof, Damon & Naomi, Egyptian Hip Hip, Divorce, Jesca Hoop and MANY MANY MORE.
When: May 2, 2010, 3pm – 3am.
Where: Chapel Street, Salford, various venues in The Kings Arms, The Pint Pot, The Salvation Army and Islington Mill.
Tickets: £15, www.quaytickets.com & Piccadilly Records.
Sounds From the Other City is six this year. To celebrate this seminal birthday, the new music festival once again unites the cream of the local scene with the planet’s finest musicians and club nights for a sonic extravaganza.
Damon and Naomi, Chrome Hoof and Fujiya & Miyagi are just three of more than 40 acts to discover alongside art installations, live readings, one-off happenings and lashings of fine booze and food. And the fun goes on very late too, thanks to club sounds from the likes of Contort Yourself, Naïve Melody and Bollox in venues such as The Kings Arms, The Old Pint Pot and The Black Lion.
Hotly tipped acts this year include Radio 2’s favourite flavour and Elbow collaborator, Jesca Hoop, NME’s next big things, Egyptian Hip Hop, Mancunian folk dominatrix, Liz Green, sublime chill out sounds from Brighton’s Fujiya and Miyagi, cult-alt-noise-artist/hero Alexander Tucker, and a host of local talents, including May 68, Hotpants Romance and more.
As well as the ‘Cheap Affair’ original/vintage market, food, live screen printed wares, real ale, spoken word from Dead Man’s Shoes star Neil Bell and novelist Chris Killen, other highlights include access to virgin music venues such as the Salvation Army on James Street, complete with retro sprung dance floor and the atmospheric innards of St Philips Church.
All in all, it’s an unrivalled party, an astonishing twelve hours of aural bliss, for just £15. Tickets are available now from www.quaytickets.com and Piccadilly Records. Wristband exchange is located in the communal space at Islington Mill. See websites and programme for map. Line ups subject to change. For the latest details visit www.soundsfromtheothercity.com
Check out the following acts:
ALEXANDER TUCKER www.atpfestival.com/recordings/artist/alexandertucker/view.php
JESCA HOOP www.myspace.com/jescahoop
EGYPTIAN HIP HOP www.myspace.com/egyptianhiphop
And here’s the full breakdown.
SFTOC BY DAY
Lamb and Wolf at Islington Mill (club space)
Mind On Fire vs. Wotgodforgot at The Salvation Army
The Legend Of The 7 Black Tentacles
Io Monade Stanca
Levenshulme Bicycle Orchestra
DJs from Mind on Fire and Wotgodforgot
SWN vs. Hey Manchester at St Phil’s Church
At Swim Two Birds
Damon & Naomi
Tim and Sam Band
Room Tones at Islington Mill (engine room)
The Boats / Danny Norbury
A Middle Sex
Operations / Appetites
Your Mamas Cooking at The Crescent
Elvis In Disguise
Serious Sam Barret & David Broad
& more TBC!
+ Rockabilly Bingo, Junk Shop Vintage Clothing, a bakesale featuring Cake Kitschen, and Vintage Hair & Make-Up and much more
Paradox at The New Oxford
Uncle Meat And The Highway Children
Socrates Adams Florou
John G Hall
Bring On The Dancing Horses at The Old Pint Pot (upstairs)
Fujiya & Miyagi
Egyptian Hip Hop
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Postcards From Manchester at The Old Pint Pot (downstairs)
The Rural Alberta Advantage
Help Stamp Out Loneliness
Just Handshakes (We’re British)
PLUS special guest appearance from The Lovely Eggs
Comfortable On A Tightrope at The Angel Centre
upstairs – Cartune Xprez (all day programmed screenings and select performances)
Mount Pleasant Exhibition at The Gallery Space, Islington Mill
Manchester Scenewipe – documentary and secret shows
Ladies of the Press / Wristband Exchange – Communal Space, Islington Mill
also leading up to the event:
‘Box Office’, artist project at Salford Central Train Station, Mon 26th – Fri 30th April. Tickets available for a range of one-off special events at locations including the Chapel St. Phone box and Pomona Docks wasteland. More details tba very soon.
SFTOC BY NIGHT
The Old Pint Pot
Upstairs – Bring On The Dancing Horses vs. Now Wave
Downstairs – Under Achievers Please Try Harder vs. Pull Yourself Together
The Kings Arms
Upstairs – Mind On Fire, Herbal Sessions, This City Is Ours & Drum Music
Downstairs – Naive Melody vs. Stop Making Sense
The Black Lion
Upstairs – Contort Yourself residents party
Downstairs – Bollox vs. Bad Dancer
If you have a general query, please contact festival organiser, Mark Carlin: [email protected]
If you are a member of the press and have a press query, please contact Ruth Allan: [email protected]