From Lexie Mountain Boys to Legowelt with Wul(y)f Wulf and Marina and her diamonds sandwiched in the middle…….
And so that was that for another year, 2009, and SFTOC’s last addition to the cultural canon of the noughties.
At last there was some sunshine, (my trusty shower clock recorded exactly 5 minutes and 32 seconds of rain), some truly remarkable music and performance and a really wonderful atmosphere created by each and every single person there.
We had an absolute blast in 09
“That a selection of such exceptionally curated leftfield music even exists is a cause for celebration; that it’s managed to sell out (tickets) without “selling out” (to commercialism) is nothing short of a triumph.” manchestermusic.co.uk
“Most of the bands will be unknown to anyone but the most dedicated scene watchers, but the spirit of Sounds From The Other City is one of discovery…Bands aside, the other great thing about Sounds From The Other City is its creeping element of the village fete.It’s this quirky character and easy atmosphere that makes the event so special. Last orders came too soon” CityLife
“A triumphant showcase for the obscure, the invigorating, the mystifying and the up-and-coming, today in The Other City effortlessly tops another bank holiday screening of James Bond. Roll on next year.” Whisperin & Hollerin
THE SOUNDS WERE PUT TOGETHER AND BROUGHT TO YOUR EARS BY THIS MIGHTY FINE BUNCH: LAMB & WOLF, TERRORIST, MIND ON FIRE, HOYA:HOYA, BRING ON THE DANCING HORSES, YOUR MAMA’S COOKIN’, SWN, COMFORTABLE ON A TIGHTROPE, GOLDEN LAB, BAD UNCLE
AND THE SOUNDS CAME FORTH FROM HERE: Liz Green, SoPhIe’S pIgEoNs, Gnod, Sam and the plants,David A Jaycock, A Middle Sex, Fonik, Former Bullies, Sir Yes Sir, Teen Sheikhs, First Time Flyer,La La Vasquez, Lexie Mountain Boys, Plugs, The Invisible, Cats in Paris, Young British Artists, Lost Knives,James Ferraro (The Skaters)Bridget Hayden, PARA, Oawre, Serfs, Monopoly Star Searchers (The Skaters’ Spencer Clarke) Infinite Light (UK), TODD, Sleeping States, Banjo or Freakout, Chops, Wu lf Wu lf, Mazes, Jonny Dub,IllumSphere, LA77, Norvun Devolution, Mind on Fire Collective, Danny Drive Thru, Legowelt, Troubleshooter, English Electric, Gordon Tinnitus, BOPS, Dorian Wood, Acid Burp, Earnies Rhythm Section & John Fairhurst, Elvis in Disguise, Vinny & the Curse, Tom Attah, JD Smith, Zacc rogers, Jack Pudding, Gallops, Marina And The Diamonds, Peggy Sue, Sweet Baboo, TheTombots and Nia Morgan.