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After a sold out show at Deaf Institute with Deap Vally and Drenge providing the tinnitus inducing sonic assault, we’re excited to announce the line up of our next issue launch party in Manchester. On Saturday April 6th at the city’s Soup Kitchen venue it’s the turn of London’s Teleman to headline, with support coming from Manchester upstarts The Covelles, and Birmingham’s hottest new band Victories At Sea.


Teleman have newly emerged from the clatter and chaos of the capital, so far with one debut single ‘Cristina’ to their names, and it’s easy to see they’re destined for big things. The group formed from the ashes of highly successful indie act Pete & The Pirates and have already gained support from 6Music’s Marc Riley & Steve Lamacq. ‘Cristina’s tentative sound has drawn early comparisons to the likes of Alt-J and Django Django. Frontman Ton Sanders’ distinctive bittersweet vocals are showcased amid a gently propulsive backdrop of guitar picking. The limited 7” single was produced by the legendary Bernard Butler and released through Moshi Moshi.

Tickets for the gig are only £7, and with that you can get your hands on the new issue of Clash Magazine too! Support comes from Manchester’s biggest upcoming prospect, The Covelles. They’ve already supported the likes of Swim Deep and Jaws on the road and also lined up a series of festival appearances, including a Live At Leeds slot. They do indie like it should be done, huge hooks, massive riffs, and blistering drumming build-ups. Without much material online, they’ve been working on a debut EP to release on the world later this year. Have a listen to ‘Don’t Ever Say’ here.

Opening the night will be Victories At Sea, an immense Birmingham band with an EP due out in spring. The three-piece mix vintage electronics and drum machine wizardry with spiky post-punk guitars and reverb soaked melodics. 2012 saw them support Editors, Savages, and Errors, and 2013 has seen them gaining further attention with new track ‘Stay Positive’, the first snippet from the new EP. Listen to ‘Stay Positive’ below.

So there you go. Seven quid, three bands, a free magazine, and a great night out.

Tickets here…

Words by Simon Butcher


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