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.

HMS Morris + Elin Grace and Sad Sells

HMS Morris are a bilingual, award-winning, female-fronted art-rock four-piece from Cardiff, Wales. Supported by the esteemed Bubblewrap Collective (Georgia Ruth, Boy Azooga, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzzard, Sweet Baboo), their first two critically acclaimed albums, ‘Interior Design’ and ‘Inspirational Talks,’ were both Welsh Music Prize nominees and variously described as ‘Innovative, forward thinking pop music’ (Earthly Pleasures), ‘strange and beautiful music’ (Electronic Sound) and a ‘multi-dimensional sound that traipses across hitherto unexplored regions of sound’ (Clash)’. They’ve earned a reputation for their innovative and multi-dimensional sound that pushes boundaries and explores uncharted territories.

They’re now still basking in the warm glow that accompanied the release of their third studio album, ‘Dollar Lizard Money Zombie,’ on September 15th this year. It is a playful repudiation of the worldview that reduces 99% of us to braindead money zombies, labouring for the glorious empires of a few giant dollar lizards. It is the first HMS album to feature Billy Morley and Iestyn Huw Jones on guitar and drums, and ranges from 50s cowboy sweetness to electro-metal madness, from rambling acoustic prog to the tightest of synth-pop ditties. The album takes listeners on a thought-provoking journey, infused with the band’s signature wit and humour, showcasing their ability to blend profound introspection with lighthearted storytelling.
Their mesmerising live performances have delighted audiences across the globe, gracing renowned festivals like Green Man, Glastonbury, Sŵn, Suns and Pop Montreal. Sharing the stage with acclaimed artists like Melin Melyn, Another Sky, Wooze, Songhoy Blues and Tricot, they leave a lasting impact on fans and fellow musicians alike.

With undeniable talent, dedication to their craft, and a growing international presence, HMS Morris offer innovative and forward-thinking pop music that resonates with listeners far and wide. Their latest album, ‘Dollar Lizard Money Zombie,’ marks a new era for the band, featuring a diverse range of sounds and an infectious energy that will undoubtedly captivate audiences on a whole new level.

Support for this event will be Elin Grace and Sad Sells.



Two cards selected from the 78-piece tarot card-set as utilised by the most famous occultist of the 20th century Aleister Crowley, were behind the first step. ”The Devil” and “The Universe” were the cards pulled that would prophesize a name for a musical-magical-transcendental composition & transformation project: THE DEVIL & THE UNIVERSE. The three goat-masked musicians set out to create an eclectic blend of styles, sounds and atmospheres. Tribal drums meet 80’s electronica, industrial beats merge with middle eastern percussions, soundtrack like atmospheres conjure up dreams of a future that never was. A dance ritual for a future past. An exercise in trance for a past yet to come. Thus far they have released 6 albums and numerous Eps and singles.




Glamgoth? Cyberelectro? Industrial Dance? DEAD LIGHTS presents all of these and more as they mould modern EBM into catchy songs with surgical precision. Bass-heavy, buzzing magnetism with pummeling, yet groovy, mechanical rhythms, delivered with an ’80s UK synth-pop flair and an urgency that is tangible.
Founded in 2020, the international duo (UK and NL) immediately found themselves separated by the sea and a pandemic. Connected through a lust for dark electronic dance music, Saul and Richard still managed to make an impact with their output. Two years later they were finally able to meet in person and present their songs on stage. After their live premiere at Wave Gotik Treffen in 2022, they toured in Germany, the UK (with Zanias), and early 2023 they supported Front Line Assembly on 10 shows (EU), followed by several festival gigs in Europe.DEAD LIGHTS will release their new album ‘Glitterspit’ (Digi/CD/2LP on DarkTunes Music Group) on 13 October.

Website: https://www.deadlights.band

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialdeadlightsInstagram:


Bandcamp: https://deadlightsband.bandcamp.com



LA based Vanilla Sugar pushes the envelope of unprecedented sound. Her eclectic style blends melodic and growl vocals, synthesizer, guitars, heavy beats and savage drops.
Vanilla Sugar is an experience that is both refreshingly unexpected and addictive.


Ticket links: (£13) + bf

Tickets for The Devil & The Universe // Dead Lights // Vanilla Sugar | TicketWeb – Aatma in Manchester, GB

NEW BLOOD UK TOUR 2023 with The Devil and the Universe + Dead Lights & Vanilla Sugar at Aatma, Manchester on 1st Dec | Fatsoma

Diaz Brothers, Toronto Blessings & Clayface

A night of uplifting punk rock in the heart of the Northern Quarter.

Diaz Brothers – Melodic hardcore from Sunderland with a nod to classic mid-west emo, previewing songs from their difficult second album



Toronto Blessings – Barnsley Choppers playing synth-driven angular post this and post that.
New album out imminently on Serial Bowl Records



Clayface – localish gruff punk cheeky chappies with an album under their belt and hooks galore!



StereoTyped + Slack Alices, Sunday & the Comedown, Ashrah

A spooky night ooooooooh


Midnight promotions presents!!!!
Headliners – VLKA
Warlock A.D
We are sovereign
Silence reigns
£5 otd

The Good Beast Debut Album Tour + Support from Peregrin Shams

The Good Beast is a six-piece whirlpool of crunching psychedelic rock that will blow your aura to next Wednesday. They have worked in various formations for a decade and now come together as The Good Beast. The music moves gracefully through the waters of psych-rock, folk and jazz.

Influenced bands – Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Kruangbin, The Incredible String Band, Pink Floyd, Patti Smith, Eva Cassidy, Grateful Dead

Join us for an evening with Psychedelic Rock Band “The Good Beast” who’ll be gracing the stage with a wild tapestry of electrifying music including juicy material from their debut album.

Support from Peregrin Shams. A wild troubadour with songs of spirit and heart.

Tickets £10

1919, Ombudsmen & Pleasure Island

Spill out into Rat Alley for some cigs and booze between three of the hottest acts the scene has to offer.

Iceman Productions brings you the twisted, gothic melodies of 1919, the angular rhythms of Ombudsmen and the catchy, trashy hooks of Pleasure Island at Aatma in Manchester on Friday 6th October

Intersperse the joy of these three by rubbing shoulders with the most interesting surviving members of Manchester’s counter-culture scene, whether it be in the venue, rat alley or the toilets.

CANCELLED Urvashi and Wingspread

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.