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

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

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.

Hood Brawl (Switzerland) with Depravity, Callout, Final Words, and Capital Punishment

Manchester is set for another night of hard moshing with this heavy beatdown show!


Hood Brawl (Switzerland)

Depravity (UK)

Callout (UK)

Final Words (UK)

Capital Punishment (UK)


Tickets only £10 + bf in advance / £15 On The Door

Best Friends Day 3: Contract Killer, Sourflake, Fatalist, Sadaxe, Inflicter Alexx Munro, I.M.

Best Friends Day returns to Aatma.
Contract Killer
Alexx Munro
Indignation Meeting
6 pounds on the door, no one turned away for lack of funds

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.

Skeletons in the Closet, Alienvert, Blackjack, Schmoo

£5 on the door.

[FILTH] A Night of Queer Disruption w/ Taurine + Cosmic Ninja + Sourflake

Conspiracy MCR Presents: [Filth] A Night of Queer Disruption w/ Taurine + Cosmic Ninja + Sourflake and community stalls.


Taurine (formerly Floor 4) are a heavy, energetic, queer fronted emerging force in the Manchester music scene. Since therelease of their third song, original members Mars (they/them) and Aidan (they/them), have welcomed new additions to the lineup, drummer Evan (they/them) and rhythm guitarist Jack (he/him)

Cosmic Ninja

Cosmic Ninja are a powerhouse of energy with their unique fusion of rock, rave and punk sounds; combining an anti establishment message with joyful exuberance and positivity.


Post Punk from Liverpool.


As TWISTED VISION perform alongside a top line-up up of underground music artist, you’ll be immersed into an outer world experience – make sure to be there!

Artist line-up


– M3riDianne

– N!NE

– im2yung2understand




They all have their own sound sure to take you away, allowing there to be a wide variety of music genres. From Rap to Punk to DnB and Witch House, these artists will show you how it really done.