Category Archives: Night Shift
Alt-wave rock and eerie macabre pop, fusing sultry female vocals with dark, twisted electronics and a determined attitude.
This is a place where dance driven alternative rock, electro-goth and fuzzed up psychobilly bed down with seedy art-house eroticism and jazz-era glamour.
Z0 were on the bill for our first ever show where they practically brought the house down with hugely powerful set so we’re really excited to bring them to Manchester for the first time in their 14 years of live shows.
Hailing from the Wirral but having made their debut show in Manchester, The Webb have gone from strength to strength ever since. Frequently finding themselves headlining shows in Yorkshire and high on the bill at many a punk festival, they’re always in high demand.
Combining elements of punk, goth and electro with a fabulous Siouxsie like stage presence but with a great sense of fun, the webb are always a treat.
Multi-instrumentalists Zheka and Paul, using field recordings, samples, vocals, hurdy-gurdy & whistles, finely craft Elizabethan Industrial with personal protest lyrics.
Formed in Ukraine in 2008 tAngerinecAt have four albums to date and performed hundreds of shows all over UK and Eastern Europe.
Having hugely impressed us at a show in Salford earlier this year we couldn’t resist asking this most wondrous act to join us for this show. The show is one of huge passion and energy quite unlike anything else we’ve ever seen.
Making waves all around the country wherever they perform this flamboyant duo from Doncaster are never predictable. Mixing elements of industrial, synthpop and goth with unique results.
Fronted by the spectacular Derek Anthony Williams who provides huge amounts of energy and audience engagement at every show whilst Michael Stokes on keys proves that keyboard playing need not be a static robot like task.
A DJ Afterparty will follow the show playing goth, post punk, new wave, 80s, punk and more..
As I’m putting on a coupple of gigs to celebrate Siouxsie’s 60th birthday this year, I feel like writing about how I drifted into worship of this mighty being. Hopefully I can get over to you the reasons why she has been such an inspiration, though I was somewhat late to the party.
So let’s go back to 1990 for where the story really begins…
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£3 entry and all proceeds go to Cathedral Archer project for homeless people in Sheffield.
Here’s a bit of a recreation in audio form of the DJing and bands of the night.
Wrapped in Plastic despite being known much more than JDB in the area kindly agreed to go on first, making sure locals came out. What a spectacular opening it was with mannequins being smashed and all manner of wild noisy punky metal chaos.
The Webb put on a show which utterly won the audience over but that never really comes as a surprise. Becki and Marc are experts at this now and have such infectious songs…
Jan Doyle Band Put on a solid spectacular performance with a nicely balanced set between pacey striking numbers and more atmospheric slower tunes. Derek pulled out some of his best on stage shapes and proved hugely popular with the audience, frequently leaving the stage to sing directly to or at people…
Among The Echoes sound huge live. Undoubtedly all the better for not having a drummer if you ask me! Ian presents with less excess and flamboyance than the other bands on the bill did but yet has a connection with the audience. There’s a presence, an engagement and just obvious sign of utter delight at what he’s doing. Derek joined them for their finale of the song by The Sisters of Mercy ‘Lucretia My Reflection’ pulling out his best Andrew Eldritch impersonation
Squeaky Faye-Bakker of Wrapped in Plastic did some fantastic DJing keeping the dancefloor alive before JDB, Echoes and after…
Finishing the night dancing to Rules and Regulations by Fuzzbox Officialwas rather a highlight too. Doesn’t get much better than dancing to Fuzzbox in Birmingham…
Thanks hugely to Carol Canfer as well for helping with the whole arrangement and promotion of the event. Truly excellent to work with.