On Friday March 7th Clash are throwing an issue launch party in Manchester.
We’ll be hosting celestial synth-gaze four-piece Patterns in the ornate surroundings of St Philip’s Church. The band, whose debut album ‘Waking Lines’ came out in early January to critical acclaim, will be reworking their material for a unique collaborative performance with the Manchester Community Choir.
Tickets are only £6 and there’ll be free copies of the print edition of Clash available at the venue too.
Warming up for Patterns will be London’s Beaty Heart and U.V., a Manchester-based electronic duo comprised of Zandra Klievens and Jonjo Feather . They formed in late 2012, spending formative months writing and recording in Berlin before returning home in June 2013 to play live. Zandra previously had success as vocalist in indie hopefuls The ABC Club, and Jonjo has released two solo albums, but both are delving into new territory with this smoulderingly minimal style.
What’s impressive with U.V. is how much variation they create inside their eerie aesthetic. ‘Receiver’ sounds like a sardonic take on mid ‘80s synth cheese, while last year’s single ‘Wish’, sits at the other end of the spectrum; a colourful homespun song leaning towards the pop nous of Madonna or Goldfrapp.
Check out more of U.V.'s material HERE.
Words: Simon Butcher