Sounds From The Other City

March 7, 2014

SFTOC 2014 Line-up revealed

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.


Now Wave @ Peel Hall


Bernard & Edith

Adult Jazz


Broken Twin

Face & Heel

Faktion & Deep Hedonia @ St Philips Church

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)

WotGodForgot & Grey Lantern @ Old Pint Pot Upstairs


Las Kellies

Kult Country

Mistoa Poltsa

Jason Boardman DJ

+ + more

Tru Luv @ The Angel Centre

Rosie Lowe

Avec Sans

Rainer Veil

Girl Friend


Moses Gold

Hey! Manchester @ First Chop Brewing Arm

The Travelling Band performing Neil Young’s ‘On the Beach’


Thomas Truax




Yellow Ostrich

Fat Out & Gizeh Records @ Maxwell Hall

Presenting a series of intimate performances in the round with

Sly & the Family Drone

Charles Hayward

Shield Patterns

Chantal Acda

bellied gunaiko

P.J. Philipson

Joyce D’Vision


Video Jam  @ The Bexley Square Tent


The Happy Soul

The Yossarians

Volkov Commanders

Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys

Christopher Barrett

Miles Halpin


Dub Smugglers, Mind on Fire & El Diablos Social Club at Islington Mill

Dub Smugglers Soundsystem

Grumbling Fur


From the Kites of San Quentin



Mind on Fire Residents

Pete Herbert

2 Billion Beats

El Diablos Social Club DJS


Comfortable on a Tightrope & Chew Disco @ The Crescent

Golden Teacher




Yong Yong


Chew Disco & COAT DJs


+ The SFTOC Social @ The Islington Mill Gallery

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.

+ + The Record Fair @ The Deli Lama

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.

Tickets on sale now