Showcasing a myriad of different genres – from post-punk and folk to ambient and power electronics – The Singing Box has been organising gigs in Manchester since November 2015. An active and important figure in our cherished DIY scene, they’re concerned with genuine, broad inclusivity, reaching across class boundaries to cater to alternative, marginal and queer communities. From living rooms and squat spaces to venues across the city, their next frontier is the Salford Arms. Having hosted Cocaine Piss, Garden Centre, Porridge Radio and Crywank before, they’re bound to have something very loud, and very exciting up their sleeves.
In their own words, “Do Your Best is a record label and promoter dedicated to showcasing and releasing experimental, noisy and off-kilter music.” We like the sound of that, and we’re sure you do, too. Their roster already boasts Manchester-based groups POSA and Chermansog, both of whom have releases slated for 2020, and are gaining momentum with curated live shows in the city from the likes of Garden Centre and an upcoming date for Show Me The Body. They’ve even hated a seven-piece improv orchestra of sorts in an abandoned bank – just the kind of shenanigans we approve of. They promise to fill the Salford Arms with the joyous sounds of music to lose your wallets to – and we’re holding them to that.