Just about recovered from Queer’d Science trying to cave in their ceiling at SFTOC 13 (followed by Divorce doing their best to bring the building down with noise), The Angel Centre is one of the most cherished stages among longtime festival goers. Serving food – along with a well stocked, reasonably priced bottle bar – it is one of the strange spaces that make our festival so unique.
Tru Luv will be making their first appearance as a standalone promoter, having previously been part of the Postcards from Manchester team. Specialising in the freshest of the fresh in new music talent, this promises to be the stage in which you can see the biggest names of tomorrow.
Having already worked with the likes of Kwes and The Invisible’s Dave Okwumu, it is clear that Rosie Lowe is something incredibly special. Crafting sultry songs full of longing, lust and regret, Lowe’s voice is something special, sitting head and shoulders above many supposed peers. Possessing an almost indescribable magic, Lowe is destined for great things over the coming 12 months, and we are delighted to be able to welcome her to Salford for what is guaranteed to be a magical performance.
All the best new bands have something a little mystical about them – a quality that you can’t quite put your finger on, or a sound that you just can’t place. Avec Sans are filled with those kind of beautiful little paradoxes, with a sound that concentrates on majestic pop hooks, but with a dedication to (sometimes quite sinister) synth and intriguing beats. They’ve been one of the most blogged about bands over the past year or so, and every venture into the live arena has been greeted with much excitement – this will be no different.