Sounds From The Other City

March 23, 2017

Luxury Death – Glue

Bethany Patience is a music journalist and musician rooted in both Derbyshire and Manchester, currently halfway through her Music Journalism Degree. She is the news editor for WiredNoise blog and has worked with Kerrang! magazine. While working with SFTOC this Spring, Bethany will be writing about some of the acts you’ll be wanting to check out on April 30th.

Described on their Facebook page as ‘’ the brainchild of boyfriend/girlfriend duo Ben Thompson & Meg Williams, churning out hauntingly bittersweet lofi’’, Luxury Death are a unique 2-piece from Manchester who have recently released their new single ‘’Glue’’, following an announcement of their debut EP of the same name. Available on Vinyl, digital downloads and online purchase, Glue EP was released February 24th and well-received by fans.

Glue, the single, could be described as a funky and slightly eerie mix of tuneful beats and treble vocals. The male and female voices of Ben and Meg clash beautifully and produce a fresh sound, introducing the idea of equal gender dominated music which isn’t as popular as it used to be. Nowadays it’s rare to find mixed gender bands, let alone mixed vocals in a song. Glue adds a modern touch to this approach and the duo really nail it. Synth harmonises with low bassy notes and drums ring through in time with the singing. A catchy tune to dance to, with a sassy beat and strong vocals. Winner.

Luxury Death are playing Sounds from the Other City for Now Wave at Regent Trading Estate. You can get one of the final festival tickets here:

April 26, 2016

5 Days to Go: Host-age Negotiations

So as some of you may remember last year Sham Bodie held a stage at the infamous New Oxford. Host Ben Tonge was in charge of ‘hosting’ the stage but after 10 hours he was, shall we say, a little worse for wear.

In a desperate attempt to get cover for part of Sham Bodie at Sounds From The Other City, Sham Bodie held a competition to see who might take over for a bit when Ben got sleepy/drunk/sleepy drunk.

We went along to their last event at Soup Kitchen at the start of April to help them choose this host alongside SFTOC performer Jayne Edwards and Mr Tonge himself.

Sham Bodie have created this video so you can see what happened and who we chose.

So, congratulations Mr Fran Canning – we will see you on Sunday!

April 20, 2016

Sham Bodie: Investigative Johnalism: What is Salford?

Before we let them loose on our wonderful city for a second year running those funny guys at Sham Bodie took to the streets of Manchester to ask the public a simple question that has been plaguing the minds of people all over the world. Just what is a Salford?

April 18, 2016

Masquerade Ball

Come one, come all, its the Masquerade Ball.

himHallows has sent us a message to prepare you for May 1st, we hear there will be masks and he wants you to bring one with you, there are rumours of prizes. We encourage you all to get involved…

April 21, 2015



During this year’s SFTOC festival, Costumologists & Faux Queens have been plotting to infect the festival with ‘Micro Cosmic Delirium’ – an evolving epidemic, transmitting the spirit of P-A-R-T-Y hysteria throughout the day. Through the use of costume, installation, performance and interventions ‘Micro Cosmic Delirium’ will infectiously take over the festival piece by piece, travelling between venues triggering mayhem and spreading the Delirium further, resulting in a cross contamination of epidemic proportions.

Watch the incredible trailer below. May 3rd is going to be wild.