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.

Cromwell Range, The Memory Club, Reve

Tickets £7.30 + bf

Bad Reception

Some of Manchester’s best new underground talent come together to perform on the Aatma stage. It’ll be a  heavy mix of punk, grunge, and psychedelic sounds. Tokeo presents Bad Reception in collusion with Black Jack and Swamp Chicken.

Tickets £10 + bf

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

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.

Artemis, The Iris Division, Blind Spot.

Artemis have been appearing in several Manchester venues over the last year, and have put out a number of singles and, most recently in December 2022, their first EP, ‘Disconnected’. Thoughtful and considered lyrics are accompanied by lush and catchy instrumentation. Have a listen at the link below. The band seem to be riding a creative wave and are already planning their upcoming release ‘Letdown’.

 

The Iris Division are a very new band who promise to present a colourful and trippy aesthetic. There will be flutes, there will be guitars, there will be drums. Set your mycelium coordinates here.

We also welcome Blind Spot to the Aatma stage. The band made their debut appearance at a packed-out Retro Bar at the beginning of May. Expect frenetic 70s-inspired riffing and impassioned vocals.