Salford’s finest festival of new music, Sounds From the Other City, returns on Bank Holiday Sunday 4th May; this time celebrating 10 whole years of throwing the mother of all May Day parties along the banks of the Irwell across Salford’s Chapel St.
For 2014, we’re pleased to welcome back seasoned promoters like Now Wave, WotGodForgot, Faktion and Hey! Manchester plus new faces like Video Jam, Dub Smugglers and Liverpool collective Deep Hedonia. There’s also a slew of new venues to explore too from the winding railway arch of First Chop Brewing Arm, the blacked out Bexley Square Tent and the magnificent grandeur of the University of Salford’s Peel Hall and Maxwell Hall.
Highlights of this year’s bill include the A/v Art Rave at St Philips Church with one-off performances from Pan Records Lee Gamble and Karen Gwyer (No Pain In Pop) right through to a selection of the best in rising alt-pop with hotly tipped Adult Jazz and Bernard & Edith at Peel Hall as well as the blissful sounds of Rosie Lowe at The Angel Centre. SFTOC 04 veterans, The Travelling Band bring us a one off performance of Neil Young’s ‘On the Beach’, PINS return from their American travels , Glasgow’s Golden Teacher unleash their noise-punk/house hybrid as well as the full on punk onslaught of Japanese/New York three-piece ZZZ’s. On top of it all we welcome the return of long-term collaborators Volkov Commanders as they overtake the festival with their otherworldly creations.
Tickets £18 and are available in person, without booking fee from Piccadilly Records and Common Bar, or online through Skiddle here.
Bernard & Edith
Face & Heel
Present an A/V Art Rave to commemorate 20 years since the passing of the Criminal Justice Act
Lee Gamble & Dave Gaskarth present ‘Diversions 14’
Karen Gwyer (Live)
Theo Burt (The Automatics Group) debuts ‘Summer Mix’
John T. Gast (Live)
Gaz Howells (Modern Love)
+ Organ intermissions from Jonathan Hering (Ex- Easter Island Head)
Jason Boardman DJ
+ + more
The Travelling Band performing Neil Young’s ‘On the Beach’
Presenting a series of intimate performances in the round with
Sly & the Family Drone
The Happy Soul
Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys
Dub Smugglers Soundsystem
From the Kites of San Quentin
Mind on Fire Residents
2 Billion Beats
El Diablos Social Club DJS
Chew Disco & COAT DJs
featuring Blind Date, Ken Lee Karaoke, Family Fortunes, the SFTOC House Band and a whole host of other variety show strength Saturday TV times on a Bank Holiday Sunday afternoon with hosts Lydia & Thick Richard and Bad Uncle Ben.
Local, independent record fair selling tapes, vinyl and merch. Plus your one stop shop to buy all things SFTOC from band merch to our traditional tees and more. Run by Michael Holland of Ono Tesla there will be DJ sets throughout the day to enjoy with a good cuppa.
+ + + The Volkov Commanders return
Summoned back from the moon on their wooly mammoth, this year the Volkov Commaders take over the streets and stages of Salford. Expect to see snippets of their work across the site, various strange goings on and many (un) recognisable creatures.