Sounds From The Other City 2010
Celebrating its 6th birthday this year, Sounds from the Other City new music festival has kicked off the careers of the Ting Tings and Marina and the Diamonds, and last year included a stage hosted by Radio 1’s new music promoter, Huw Stephens. 

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, & 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 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

Interviews with organisers and acts available, as well as high res pics galore. 
Visit online here: 

Check out the following acts: 

And here’s the full breakdown.

Lamb and Wolf at Islington Mill (club space)

Chrome Hoof
Bo Ningen
The Pharmacy
Klaus Kinski
Breaking Colts


Mind On Fire vs. Wotgodforgot at The Salvation Army

The Laze
The Legend Of The 7 Black Tentacles
Io Monade Stanca
Levenshulme Bicycle Orchestra
Go Lebanon

DJs from Mind on Fire and Wotgodforgot
Cycloptic Visuals
Live Art


SWN vs. Hey Manchester at St Phil’s Church

Thomas White
Y Niwl
At Swim Two Birds
Damon & Naomi
Tim and Sam Band
Jesca Hoop
Jo Rose


Room Tones at Islington Mill (engine room)

Alexander Tucker
The Boats / Danny Norbury
A Middle Sex
Dean McPhee
Seasons (Pre-Din)
Ithaca Trio
Operations / Appetites


Your Mamas Cooking at The Crescent

Elvis In Disguise
Serious Sam Barret & David Broad
Hank Haint
Zacc Rogers
Liz Green
& 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

Frazer King
Dee Campbell
Uncle Meat And The Highway Children
The Scrotes
Neil Bell
Jemima Foxtrot
Thick Richard
Frank Sidebottom
Mike Garry
The Onions
Socrates Adams Florou
Lauren Bolger
Ewan O’Conner
Fiona Brehony
Neil Campbell
John G Hall
Chris Killen
Jackie Hagan
Steve Lyons
Josef Charlton
Julia Nelson
Tim Schiazza


Bring On The Dancing Horses at The Old Pint Pot (upstairs)

Fujiya & Miyagi
Egyptian Hip Hop
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Wu Lyf
Dutch Uncles


Postcards From Manchester at The Old Pint Pot (downstairs)

The Rural Alberta Advantage
Help Stamp Out Loneliness
Just Handshakes (We’re British)
The Cavalcade

PLUS special guest appearance from The Lovely Eggs


Comfortable On A Tightrope at The Angel Centre

Talk Normal
Dinner Party
Hotpants Romance
Way Through
Sex Hands


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.


and then…..


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]


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