LIVE: CIGARETTES AFTER SEX – 23/11/2016

Cigarettes After Sex – THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER – Manchester’s Deaf Institute is buried deep within Adriatic blue. The over-sized disco-ball that hangs from the ceiling is projecting stars and things, viciously everywhere and purblind, across the spectrum of turquoise. With eyes shut, Greg Gonzalez, leader of Cigarettes After Sex and purveyor of hypnogogic bliss, walks into this unknown – suspended in the shade of half-remembered... Read More

DEAF INSTITUTE CREEPY COVERS HALLOWEEN SHOCK’N’ROLL SHOW

The Deaf Institute have asked some of their favourite local acts to come together for a ‘never been done before’ creepy covers shock ’n’ roll party for Halloween weekend here at Deaf Institute. Manchester’s raucous two-piece Hyena Kill will be performing as Nirvana, Peace And Love Barbershop Muhammad Ali will be taking to the stage as The Cramps, and Denim & Leather will be a secret guest! Trojan Horse have had to pull... Read More

LIVE: RICHMOND FONTAINE – 17/10/2016

Richmond Fontaine – THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER – On a night when thousands line the streets of Manchester to welcome home Olympic and Paralympian heroes, a small group of diehards converge on The Deaf Institute to celebrate the achievements of alt-American rockers Richmond Fontaine who, after almost 22 years, have decided to call it a day. The sold out show is part of a farewell tour for a band that’s not going out with a whimper... Read More

LIVE: BEACH BABY – 19/10/2016

Beach Baby – THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER – The Deaf Institute is bustling with a fresher-flavoured friskiness tonight, albeit only at about two thirds capacity. London-based quartet Beach Baby are coming towards the end of the UK leg of their tour supporting their debut album, No Mind No Money, which came out in September. There is nothing quite like catching a band in the immediate aftermath of the release of their first album. They... Read More

GENGAHR ANNOUNCE LIVE RETURN WITH INTIMATE UK TOUR

Bringing their spectral indie pop to a local music haunt near you this Autumn – GENGAHR – announce their return to the live stage with a slew of intimate UK shows.Looming from the shadows with a clutch of new songs, the four piece will be previewing new material penned for their highly anticipated follow-up album at some of the country’s finest small venues on this new run of dates. Gengahr will kick off proceedings at Sheffield’s... Read More

LIVE: ALL THEM WITCHES – 03/10/2016

All Them Witches photo by Le Crowley – THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER – All Them Witches offer up a powerfully hypnotic blend of psychedelia, blues and hard rock to create a potion of staggering proportions. The four piece hailing from Nashville, USA grace the UK with their latest tour and Manchester’s Deaf Institute is their home for the evening. Their latest tour comes on the back of the release of a live album on 16th September 2016;... Read More

LIVE: ULTIMATE PAINTING – 30/09/2016

Ultimate Painting – THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER – Formed only in 2014 Ultimate Painting have been very busy since their birth, having released an impressive 3 albums, 2014’s self-titled Ultimate Painting, 2015’s Green Landings and this year’s Dusk. Today they play Manchester’s Deaf Institute and the gig coincides nicely with their 3rd album release date. The band, made up of Jack Cooper and James Hoare and varying supporting... Read More

DEAF INSTITUTE HAS A 2 FLOOR FESTIVAL OF FRESH BANDS

Stay Fresh Stay Fresh is a two-floor all day party with the very best emerging indie bands from Manchester and across the country sharing the stage! To celebrate the inaugural night there’s a a hefty line-up of 8 bands, all for just £6, and there’ll be some free drinks in the mix too! Leeds’ Cowtown are a phenomenal three-piece with a dynamically brash over-stimulated indie rock sound. They’ll be topping the bill and celebrating the recent... Read More

INTRODUCING: COLLAPSING SCENERY

Starting out as a think-tank music and art project by the meeting of two fertile and febrile minds, Collapsing Scenery began their mission in LA warehouses and basements spreading their dark and noisy electronic sound to those in the know. This week they stream Metaphysical Cops (below), the lead single from their debut UK EP, God’s Least Favorite scheduled for release on Metropolitan Indian Records on September 23rd. Made up of NYC guitarist Don... Read More

LIVE: SUNFLOWER BEAN – 10/09/2016

Sunflower Bean – THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER – New York’s Sunflower Bean became one of the hottest tip bands after their release of their debut album earlier this year. A potent mix of attitude and great songs, it made for a listen that harked back to days long gone yet still managed to look forward with an incredible clarity. This attitude is clear tonight, with Julia’s ripped tights and the other two’s black clothes all backed... Read More

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