Sounds From The Other City

April 29, 2019

6 DAYS TIL #SFTOC | HimHallows Instagram takeover

Now we’re on the final strait and the Quindecennial is in sight, there’s only one way to celebrate: by handing over the Insta keys to a certified Sounds legend. HimHallows was done it all at SFTOC – worked behind the bar at Islington Mill Engine House, danced until sun-up (most years), helped clear-up the day after, and everything in between. Most notably, he was our artistic director back in 2016, having made himself a highly memorable custom the year before just to have a lovely time at Sounds in as part of the Volkov Commanders Parade. He’s back this year, of course, and we’re honoured that he’s letting you into his world with an all-day Instagram takeover. Follow all the action at

We’re down to about 50 tickets, which we reckon might be gone by the end of the day. Once they’re gone, they’re gone – we’ll have none on the door at this year’s festival thanks to our super-limited capacity. Don’t miss out:

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Eyeball fitting! 13 days to @sftoc 🗓 #sftoc #cardboard #costume

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HIMHALLOWS presents…⁣
On The Shores Of The Strange🌊⁣

Foggy heads and rocky souls are a combination for disaster, so this year himHallows has enlisted the lighthouse keeper to shine their beam, ensuring your course remains sure and true. In layman’s terms, that means he’ll be trying to keep you somewhat on the straight and narrow – or at least get you to the afterparties in one piece. So join the keeper on the Shores Of The Strange, feel the good energy of the lighthouse’s energising rays… and yell Land Ahoy! ⛵️💡⁣

The working name of Paul Hallows, himHallows is a mancunian artist and illustrator who’s obsessions range from dark films to concrete buildings and culinary design. From his base at the Engine House right here in Sunny Salford, Paul mostly illustrates and designs – but when he’s not doing that, he also likes to build things out of cardboard. He welcomed us to ‘The New Occult’ in 2016 when he Art Directed the festival. 👀📦⁣\