Clash are very excited to announce the acts for the next in our series of magazine issue launches to take place in Manchester. Now it’s time to get tribal. On December 7 th we’ve got a live dance band from Bristol who do battle onstage wearing war-paint. The six-piece have been converting thousands into their clan by pounding the festival circuit this summer and already have a top forty hit in debut single ‘Skirts’, a track with primal beats and rave-inducing synths sure to get you fired up. They’ll be bringing their electro-pop magic to the city’s Soup Kitchen venue.
“Everyone is part of a tribe, but they’re also on the outside of a tribe,” explains one sixth of the band Alex Oldroyd. “It’s unity through diversity.” Let’s celebrate our differences by coming together on a dance floor fuelled with tribal drums, face paint, hedonism, and audience participation. Tickets are only £6 and are available here, plus if you’re in early enough you can get a copy of the new issue of Clash too!
The band formed while studying at Bristol University, soaking in the city’s rich heritage. “It’s such a hub of different styles, from dubstep to drum’n’bass, to techno and deep house,” Alex describes. They bonded over a desire to blend the excitement of watching a live band with the uplifting, euphoric essence of electronica.
“In Bristol, everyone goes out to clubs to see DJs, but no-one goes out on a Friday night to see live music. We wanted to draw people who were going to clubs into a live venue, by putting the same experience on,” Alex says. That’s the tribe’s mission and in Manchester they’ll be putting on a swelteringly frenzied set sure to get more people on board in their ever-swelling group of thrill-seeking outsiders.
Support comes from Manchester’s mysterious electronic producer Leopard Of Honour. He emerged in 2011 with introductory single ‘Palais Royal-Blue/Good Wives’ on Transparent Records which was greeted with instant acclaim by critics who admired its heavily treated vocals and surging waves of rainbow synths. This was then followed by debut EP ‘Gas Giants’, an equally unpredictable and infectious release furthering a nascent repertoire of distinctive tunes. This will be only the second ever time Leopard Of Honour has played live, having remained underground for most of the year it’ll be a rare chance to see these electronic experiments come to life.
So come down, join the tribe, get hedonistic on the dance floor, pick up a free copy of Clash, come say hello to us, and have a night to remember!BUY YOUR TICKETS FOR THE OTHER TRIBE AT THE MANCHESTER ISSUE LAUNCH.