It’s Clash with a Manc Accent

Each month as an issue of Clash Magazine hits the shelves nationwide we’ll be celebrating at both ends of the country with a new night in Manchester to complement our London launch shows. On Saturday 6th October Clash will be coming to the city’s most loved venue – The Deaf Institute – to showcase the country’s most exciting acts. It’s Clash with a Manc accent y’knowwhatImean?

As it’s the first time we’ve had a launch party in such a prestigious city we thought we’d celebrate by having a line-up reflecting its current talent. Launching his new album ‘Jimmy’s Show’ and headlining our inaugural gathering will be the tongue-in-cheek psychedelic-pop wizard, Jim Noir. Did we just call him a wizard? Yes we did. It’ll be a magical show from the man dubbed ‘Manchester’s Ziggy Stardust’. Tickets are just £6 and you can get them here.

Noir became known to the masses via the omnipresent tearaway single ‘My Patch’ from debut album ‘Tower Of Love’. ‘Jimmy’s Show’ is the culmination of a 16-month project in which he’s released an EP each month to fans through a project called the Noir Club. He’s then reworked the best of this extensive output into an LP of all-new songs, due for release on 17th September.

Integral to the new record is the first single, ‘Tea’, a comically dark Clockwork Orange tinged tale of a man who’s run out of tea bags. The video even stars sinister anthropomorphic magpies. “I fear it’s the most gritty and violent video I have ever done,” says Noir. “Someone even gets an egg in the side of his face. Tarantino, watch out,” laugh’s Jim.

Elsewhere support comes from the city’s much loved electro-pop outfit, Silverclub. Their eponymous debut album received a plethora of praise upon release a few months ago. We gave the record a great review in issue 75 and live their songs become even bigger, with each layer bouncing off the walls in an incredible visual show – a true electronic band, not hiding behind programmed elements.

City Reign will be the first band to take to the stage for us. They’ve been gaining praise with a string of well received singles and an EP. Their forward-thinking indie has already caught the ears of Steve Lamacq and they’re about to unleash a debut album later in the year. Get down early to catch all three bands, and a free copy of the new issue, all for just £6.

Words by Simon Butcher

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