Bug Hunter / The Narcissist Cookbook

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Music from 7 pm until 9:30 pm. Meet-n-Greet until 10:30.


No physical or Digital Tickets will be provided. All Tickets are will-call — we have your name and the number of tickets you purchased. If you can remember your name and you show up with the right number of people, you’ll be fine! If your preferred name does not match the billing information on your card, please put your preferred name in the order notes.

Check your junk mail for the order confirmation, and make sure to add bug@bughunterbug.com to your contact list so no additional instructions/emails get lost!

Tickets are not transferable after purchase. Please email bug@bughunterbug.com if you need a refund before the day of the show.


You must be 14 to attend this show. If you are under 18, you must bring an adult guardian with you. This will be enforced strictly by the venue. For those under 18, We won’t be censoring any of our lyrics or stage banter. Make sure you familiarize yourself with our music before bringing kids to the show!


See this page for remarks about accessibility at AATMA.

You must be fully vaccinated (bring your vaccine card to the show!) and please bring a mask and wear it if you’d like to.


Finally, we will have merch for sale at the show! We will stay and meet with everyone who wishes to meet us / say hi after the performances!

Ticket Assistance

We wish we could play music for everyone for free, but there are very real costs associated with touring and putting on these shows that we cover by selling tickets. Having said that, we understand that not everyone is in a financial position to afford tickets to our shows. We have a few systems in place for fans to get reduced or free tickets to the shows. If the ONLY thing stopping you from coming to this show is the cost, please fill out the form below to be considered for these tickets.


Filling out this form does not guarantee entry to the show, and we may not be able to confirm your tickets until a few days leading up to the show, but we’ll do our best to work something out with you!

Are you interested in sponsoring tickets for someone else? Shoot me an email at bug@bughunterbug.com for more info OR purchase tickets here and leave the note: “SPONSORED TICKETS” in the order notes. We will use those tickets to grant entry to people in our ticket assistance queue

IYE Music Presents Plain Navy with Idle Noise and Smokin Eskimo


Plain Navy
Idle Noise
Smokin Eskimo
In Your Ears Music is back bring another 3 brilliant bands to Manchester! 

Plain Navy
Plain Navy are a 4 piece indie rock band from Saddleworth, Greater Manchester & are signed to 42’s
They’ve recently released a single “Sun kissed melodies” a super catchy tune with a sunny summer vibe!
They are planning to release more new music soon & no doubt they will be showcasing some of their
new tunes at Aatma on 18/11….

Idle Noise
Idle Noise are an indie rock quartet from Coventry, taking influence from bands such as the Strokes, the
Vaccines & the Enemy.
Autumn 2023 sees Idle Noise heading out on a run of live dates across the UK, ready to showcase their
anthemic sound and upcoming releases to new audiences and cities.

Smokin Eskimo

Smokin Eskimo are a 4 piece band from Bilston, West Midlands. Combining a blend of blues & rock
styles, they cater for a wide range of listeners.
The band are heavily influenced by 60’s psychedelic rock and blues, 90’s britpop with a smattering of
jazz & funk. This gives Smokin Eskimo a multi-genre sound that doesn’t allow them to fall into one
specific category.

StereoTyped + Slack Alices, Sunday & the Comedown, Ashrah

A spooky night ooooooooh

CANCELLED StereoTyped, The Summit

StereoTyped, The Summit – Aatma, 8/10/2023

Grunge band StereoTyped take to the Aatma stage on the 8th of October for a night of loud bands, heavy pits, and great great music. Joined on the lineup by Manchester first timers but Liverpool veterans, punk band, The Summit, it is sure to be a simply unmissable night.

Keeley + Def Robot + Vincent Christ

Dublin’s psych-dreampop-indie rising stars play their first Manchester show in support of their debut album “Floating Above Everything Else” (Dimple Discs). “Every once in a while we get band that comes out of nowhere and provides us with a gem of heart stopping beauty that resonates and lightly slaps your earlobes with a glorious sound. KEELEY are one of them” – Louderthanwar (Album of the Week) Support from Def Robot. Formed in 2019, DR have released 17 albums covering a wide mix of genres. Alternative Rock is the main sound and influences include The Pixies, Talking Heads, The Fall, Joy Division, The Clash and post punk in general.

Deco Records & Fuzz Club Present… Golden Hours

Deco Records & Fuzz Club Present... Golden Hours

Based between Brussels and Berlin, Golden Hours is comprised of past and present members of Gang Of Four, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Tricky, The Fuzztones and The Third Sound. A band with mileage and stories, they trade in rock’n’roll missives that are at times dark, tense and hypnotic, at others sweaty, relentless and danceable.

Made up of Hákon Adalsteinsson (Guitar/Vocals), Rodrigo Fuentealba Palavacino (Guitar), Tobias Humble (Drums/Vocals) and Wim Janssens (Bass/Keys/Vocals), Golden Hours released their self-titled debut album earlier this year on Fuzz Club Records.

Golden Hours came to exist after a chance encounter in 2021 between Tobias and Rodrigo whilst they in Athens, Greece playing the same clubs and festivals that week – Rodrigo with The Fuzztones, Tobias with Gang Of Four. They met in the back of a van, careering into Athens, distracting themselves from the perilous journey by barking names of EBM and post-punk influences at each other. By the time the shuttle had pulled into their hotel to the tune of screeching tires and relieved passengers, Golden Hours were formed.

Rodrigo tasked himself with rounding up some co-conspirators to complete their line-up: “We planned to meet up in Berlin where I had made contact with Hàkon, being a fan of his work with The Third Sound and Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Wim, who I knew from Brussels and his work with Joy Wellboy and Tricky.

The newly formed band came together to create and record in clandestine fashion in a secret location in Berlin – the band adjusting their dynamics to avoid the keen eyes of the Polizei roaming the streets outside.

Later that year Rodrigo was invited to be the artist-in-residence at the Ghent edition of Desertfest, where the band made their live debut and spent five days holed up in the Vooruit venue writing and rehearsing. Returning to Berlin, the rest of the album was then committed to tape, with Wim helming the mixing duties.

Wim says of the project: “The musical backgrounds of each member are pretty broad but somehow when we come together there’s a pretty clear definition of what our music should sound like. There’s a beautiful friction between the noise we produce and the love for melody that seems to overtake at just the right moment. There never seems to be a lack of ideas when we come together. In silent agreement, every idea gets tried and will be further developed into a song or skipped in a heartbeat. No time is wasted. It all happens pretty automatically.”

“Wim is the bands’ sonic alchemist,” Tobias says, “he toiled for what felt like aeons, melding the unshakeable, and often conflicting, band-members’ desires into a complete being of the like that would make a Shelley shudder.” And, like that, their self-titled debut was complete. Signing immediately to Fuzz Club, their self-titled debut work was released into the world in March 2023.

We are honoured to be hosting this super group of artists from bands we have admired and loved over the years.

This is not a large venue, and capacity is limited so please grab tickets early to avoid disappointment.

The Manchester Micro Music Festival

Twelve amazing indie, indie-rock and pop bands and artists combine to present a full day and evening of live music at an affordable price.

Feel Alright + Bank Details

Unfortunately, Hightimes have had to put out of this event.

Fresh new duo Feel Alright have been brewing their tunes in rehearsal rooms for the past few months.  Making their debut appearance at Aatma, expect heavy rock drums, distorted guitar, and steady psychedelic vocals.

‘Bank Details are a post-punk-infused, melodic rock band based in Leeds, with their electric soundscapes, energetic live performances and skillful musicianship, they create a captivating sound produced by few other bands. Their music is the perfect blend of alternative rock with modern shoegaze elements, making a unique sound that will draw in listeners of all ages and preferences.’

Stage times:

Hightimes 9:30pm

Feel Alright 8 50pm

Bank Details 8:10pm

Tickets £6 adv or £7 on the door.

Beyond The Music


Today, Beyond The Music – the first ever change-making global music conference and festival confirms the first 60 next-generation acts for Beyond The Music: Discovered in Manchester, UK on 11th – 14th October 2023.

Taking place at independent music venues across the iconic Northern Quarter in Manchester, the Beyond The Music: Discovered programme is a statement of intent. Striving to make change within the industry, the festival has partnered with some of the most influential curators – including NQ Legacy, SXSW, HIT & RUN, Dot to Dot Festival and more – in the UK and beyond to deliver a series of carefully curated showcases that will shine a light on diverse and inclusive range of artists who previously may not have had the opportunity to reach new audiences or the industry professionals who could help to grow and enhance their careers.

The programme also offers the opportunity for new artists and bands to submit their music to a panel of music industry experts, led by A&R executive Caroline Elleray of Second Songs Publishing, for the chance to perform at one of the festival’s anchor music venues; encouraging music discovery through live performance. Submissions are open now.

First wave – Lineup:

  • Abnormal Sleepz
  • Arka
  • Bayuk
  • Better Joy
  • Blazer Boccle
  • Brad Heidi
  • Bronnie
  • Bulgarian Cartrader
  • Cody Frost
  • Connor Michael and The GreensKeepers
  • Cooper T
  • Cowboyy
  • Cucamaras
  • Dog Sport
  • Donkey Kid
  • Duvet
  • Edie Bens
  • Frankie Beetlestone
  • Freddy Gillmore
  • Frozemode
  • Goodluck
  • Hallan
  • Human Interest
  • IDestroy
  • Inka
  • Ist Ist
  • Ivey
  • Jack Left
  • July 7
  • July Jones
  • Kay Greyson
  • KSR
  • L’Objectif
  • Lili Caseley
  • Lip Filler
  • Loose Articles
  • Low Girl
  • Luke Royalty
  • M4X
  • Manta
  • Mattu
  • Moreish Idols
  • Natalie Shay
  • Neve
  • Nordista Freeze
  • Pyncher
  • Saloon Dion
  • Seafever
  • Shamir
  • Shaun Farrugia
  • Splint
  • Sweets
  • Talk Show
  • Tayo Sound
  • The Faux Faux
  • The Luka State
  • The Zangwills
  • Tits Up
  • Tokky Horror
  • Walt Disco
  • Wooze
  • + More TBA


  • Habitat
  • Awesome Friends
  • Nice Swan
  • Sour Grapes
  • SXSW
  • Gig Pig
  • Hit & Run
  • Red Laser
  • Sounds From The Other City
  • NQ Legacy
  • Greyline
  • School Night


  • Band On The Wall
  • Castle Hotel
  • Gullivers
  • Aatma
  • Peer Hat
  • 33 Oldham St
  • Night & Day Café
  • Stage & Radio
  • Disorder
  • Wilsons Den

Syfta, Queen Cult, Retroview, Forgetting The Future

An exquisite line-up of four bands presenting catchy indie anthems awash with memorable lyrics and indelible riffs.

Tickets £9 + bf