Canopy, Lavender Minds, The Modalities, Cloughster

For this live music show, we have the pleasure of presenting a mixture of new and relatively new bands, ranging from acoustic punk to introspective folksy indie.

Over the last few months, Canopy have been secretly perfecting their line-up of songs. They have described themselves using the following words: Dreamy, Reflective, Mojave dreamscape, Kaleidoscopic, Colourful, Wistful. They promise to have music and jam snippets to share with you soon that should contextualise the above.

Indie band Lavender Minds are returning to Aatma after their debut show in June. Expect energetic and melodic guitars with catchy anthems from this fresh new band.

The Modalities are a duo who distil classic Mancunian indie with poetic insightfulness. The band have recently been releasing singles and promo videos, adding to a growing collection on their website Check out the promo video for their most recent release, The Show Must Go On, below:

Acoustic punk Cloughster has been performing at various venues around Manchester these last few years, including our sister venue The Peer Hat. Check out all things Cloughster at

Tickets £6 adv, £7 on the door.


Alex Spy

Scruff of the Neck presents

Alex Spy

Instagram: @alexspymusic
Twitter: @alexspymusic

Friday 16 August 2024 | Aatma, Manchester
With support from VIVAS & Felix Hill
18+ | £10 Adv | Doors 19:30



We invite you to join us here at AATMA, Manchester for night 1 of the UK leg of the highly anticipated SUMMER ALONE – SMOKE & RESPAWN TOUR SUMMER ALONE

With Support From:

Eye of Bon, Lavender Minds, Purseweb

Every now and then, fresh new bands find themselves rehearsing in the rehearsal rooms across the way at Aatma. A promoter or music biz body or other similar mysterious type happens to walk past their door and says:  “Who are these guys? I’ve gotta put them on”.  Such was the case a few weeks ago with 70’s trip rockers Eye of Bon and indie strummers Lavender Minds (now configured with a full band line-up), both of whom will be taking the Aatma stage on Saturday the 29th of June.

Joining them will be lofi indie pop band Purseweb. They have recently put together an EP, which will be launched this night.

Catch them before anyone else does!

Tickets £5 adv, £6 on the door.

Bolshevik Rollups Release Party Gig

Celebrating the release of Bolshevik Rollups’ newest single, with support from very special guests Cloe Velez and FIRE EXIT.
Bolshevik Rollups captured headlines in the North West in 2023, when they won Andy Burnham’s artist of the month award for November following the release of their debut single, Chakra Scoliosis. They are returning to Aatma, scene of their scintilating February headline show for Independent Venue Week, to launch their new single, with very special guest Cloe Velez and support from FIRE EXIT.
Doors at 19:00
Curfew 22:30
Tickets £5.50 + bf


Now Wave presents
UNIVERSITY, Live at Aatma, Manchester
Sun 24th March 2024

Part Of The Band Presents Lighter Thieves + Sugar For The Bee + Palace Approach

Lighter Thieves first headline show of 2024! Featuring Sugar For The Bee, Palace Approach & more TBA Grab your tickets now!

Echo Beach

Scruff of the Neck presents

Echo Beach

Instagram: @echobeachuk
Twitter: @echobeach_uk

Friday 26 January 2024 | Aatma, Manchester
With support from Kyris & Lost Legs
18+ | £10 Adv | Doors 19:30

The Molehill presents: Bolshevik Rollups, Squelch! & The Habit

Kicking off 2024 with a banger of a gig! The Molehill burrows its way back into Aatma with 3 quality student bands on the bill. Forming part of Independent Venue Week 2024 – This is not a gig to miss!


Tickets £4.61 inc booking fee.


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 to your contact list so no additional instructions/emails get lost!

Tickets are not transferable after purchase. Please email 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!

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