It’s not long now before Salford once again plays host to one of the highlights of the year for us music lovers this Bank Holiday Sunday (May 3rd). Sounds From The Other City has been playing host to some of the finest emerging talent and promoters of Manchester, Salford and beyond for some time now, in fact this is the 11th time around and it’s still getting more exciting every year. It’s not just music, it’s a celebration of art, there’s loads of food and a record fair. But for music lovers there’s no doubt the highlight will be artists hand-picked by great promoters like ‘NowWave’, ‘Hey! Manchers’ and so many more, but here’s our pick of five artists you need to check out when you venture to ‘The Other City’.
Sauna Youth – (The Angle Centre)
Part of ‘Grey Lantern’ hosting ‘Faux Discx Showcase’ at the Angle Centre, DIY punk four piece Sauna Youth take the stage in anticipation of their second album “Distractions’”. Expect perfectly formed punk songs with essence of pop driven by hooks and barks that will charm the socks off you.
Jane Weaver (St.Philips Church)
‘Hey! Manchester’ take over St.Phillips church with a stellar line up featuring, perhaps most impressively, Jane Weaver. With last years release of The Silver Globe out in the sonic-sphere, we’re fully prepared for the adventure of beautiful vocals, strange sounds, magic melodies and space folk feels.
Black Josh – (The Salford Arms)
Curated by the excellent Tru Luv, the line up at The Salford Arms features Manchester’s Black Josh, a young hip-hop artist who raps lyrics packed with wit and truth at their heart. It can be difficult to keep British hip-hop cool but with words as intelligent and beats as smooth it’s heart not to be. It’s an incredible chance to catch an awesome artist you need to check out.
Brown Brouges – (The New Oxford)
Amongst the stand up comedy hosted by Sham Bodie are Manchester girl group PINS with an acoustic take on their songs. But later that night you’ll have a change to check out Brown Brogues, dredged guitars and primal beats covered with recited lines and vocal howls. The Mancunian duo’s slick garage sound embodies the cities scene in recent years.
Sex Hands – (The Angle Centre)
Another pick from the ‘Faux Discx Showcase’ (it really is such a great line up), Brighton’s Sex Hands bring their fun style of garage punk to the bill. If you love guitar infused noise rock, subtle hooks and a smattering of this will be one you can’t afford to miss.
This is all just a taste of what’s going on in Salford that day, you can check out the full line up here, including Gengahr, Paper Dollhouse, D/R/U/G/S and it’s The Hipshakes, Fruit Tones & Pink Teens at The Eagle Inn from 8.00pm for just £2 in.