After the huge success of 2016’s Stay Fresh, the Deaf Institute are set to present another day of the finest new music in the North West right now.
From moshing in the music hall to near house-party mayhem in the main bar, last time the chandeliers on the roof were rocking and cobwebs blown away by the likes of Cowtown, Peaness, and Pink Kink.
Already announced are cosmic electro-psych explorers, Henge, recent Heavenly Records signings, The Orielles, and one of Manchester’s most talked about new bands, Luxury Death – the project of Nai Harvest’s Ben Thompson. There’s scuzzed-out garage rock from Heavy On The Magic, Sheffield’s lo-fi noise-poppers Seize The Chair, who’ve already played a sold out show at Deaf Institute with Drenge. Don’t miss riff heavy sludge monsters, Mums, the twiddly intricacies of Strobes, Lake Of Snakes’ experimental lounge metal, and the raucous indie-punk of Patty Hearst is sure to have steam rising from the crowd until they bubble over!
So who’s on?
Lo-fi Manchester based Luxury Death (aka Ben Thompson, formerly of Nai Harvest, and Meg Williams) are due to release their debut EP Glue on 24 February. Indie, shoegaze, 90s rock and an occasionally dark undertone combine in perfect helpings.
Not many bands bill themselves as ‘cosmic dross’ but that’s exactly what Henge do. Quirky electronic music which explorers the reality and immensity of the universe.
Heavy on the Magic
A full on burst of energy, psych, noise and melody. The Manchester band have recently finished their first studio single and will be looking to follow that up with more recordings as the year goes on.
No strangers to the Deaf Institute, Halifax trio The Orielles return to the venue. They’ve previously brought their most excellent dreamy surf-pop to the Deaf Institute, Soup Kitchen, The Castle and Fallow Cafe, consistently showing their outstanding talent.
Seize The Chair
The DIY alt-rockers from Sheffield come to Stay Fresh 2. Experimental, pop-influenced, heavy, through the description in and you’ll probably find it somewhere.
Widness trio Mums make their Deaf Institute debut, which also marks drummer Lewis’ final north west gig with the band. Roanne Wood and Jack Evans will be joined by a new drummer in the near future and will be bring forth new songs and releases later this year with their trademark heavy, loud, noise music.
Synths, electronica, rock, a hint of jazz, keyboards and guitars collide – up tempo beats and rhythms keep things fresh, intriguing, wholly original and entrancing.
Formed out of the ashes of With That Knife, New Hips and Well Wisher, Patty Hearst released their debut EP back in March 2016 and it’s been full steam ahead since then. Pacy, guitar driven and pretty addictive from the outset.
Stay Fresh 2 takes place at the Deaf Institute on 28 January 2017. Doors from 4pm.