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AATMA & Barber Pres. Children of the State + Special Guests

September 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Thursday 12th September – AATMA – £5 adv – Doors 8pm

Children of the State

Aurally positioned between corrupt 70s glam and wistful electronic rock, with a wealth of ear-worms to make even the most miserable nihilist grin into their soy cappuccino.

On record, Children of the State’s sound is shiny and raw with nods to The Beach Boys ‘Pet Sounds’ and Joe Meek’s ‘I Hear a New World – An Outer Space Music Fantasy’ with no musical stone being left unturned thanks to long-term collaborator and producer, Nathan Saoudi of the Fat White Family.

Their live shows have been described as ‘ritualistic’ and ‘just downright bizarre’ by budding journalists across the UK, with a recent headline show at The Old Blue Last ending in tears of blissful rapture.

“Rather than detonating on impact, Children Of The State seem more concerned with infiltrating the mind through a series of decadent, well-informed morsels that bury in the brain before you realise what’s happening.“ – So Young Magazine

“A Tainted array of ear-worms and head boppers” – Dean Jackson, BBC Introducing

“Fat White Family produced foot stompers” – Steve Lamacq


The Big Peach

“That’s the magic of The Big Peach. They have the audience tapping their feet and dancing to songs they’ve only just heard.”
Formed in 2017, The Big Peach combine 60’s nostalgia with modern groove and the results are simply irresistible. With one foot in the past but their eyes on the future the band have quickly become an endearing part of Manchester’s current music scene. Their music is a real slice of pristine songwriting and there’s something in it for everyone but especially if you’re a fan of swirling guitar riffs, hummable melodies, foot tapping rhythms and good time Rock ‘n’ Roll then The Peach is the fruit for you.
In 2018 the quirky quintet put out a self-titled debut album and this year they released the infectious single ‘All You Gotta Do Is Ask’ via independent label Sour Grapes Records.
So far they have supported a number of touring acts including Californian cats Triptides, Burger Records alumni Levitation Room, |Aussie psyche artists Wesley Fuller and The Dandelion, and of course local favourites The Blinders. Last year they headlined when in Manchester festival and took part at Stockport’s Blackthorn festival whilst this year they are on the bill for the established Bingley weekender in August 2019.


Alex Rave



September 12, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm




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