The Polar Dream, Fauno & Helea Gimeno...

Leonard Skully presents an all Mexican line-up at Kraak, Manchester. Tickets here 7pm, 20th Aug 2015   The Polar Dream “The quality instrumentals and sound effects on today’s featured track ‘The Wooden Ship’ conjure up imagery of a wooden ship of old sailing towards the Northern Lights at night.”  Insomnia Radio Source: http://insomniaradio.net/2011/06/12/the-polar-dream-the-wooden-ship/ “The music of this Mexican 5 piece follows every rule of the holy book written by Mogwai and Godspeed, with openings of light, sweet melodic piano and glockenspiel, humming guitar; repition leads to evolution which in a similar style to Mono and This Will Destroy You threatens to erupt at any moment”  Almost Blue Source: http://almostblue2010.blogspot.mx/2010/06/album-review-polar-dream-follow-me-to.html Fauno “Musica Psicodelica Mexicana” Helea Gimeno Helea Gimeno’s music seems to reach across vast distances. It is simultaneously longing, earthy and cosmic. Her stylings recall Joan Baez, Los Jaivas, Broadcast, a hint of PJ Harvey and a heap of her own special medicine.   Leonard Skully...

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The Flex, Sweet Jesus, Obstruct, Arms Race, Insist...

THE FLEX theflex.bandcamp.com SWEET JESUS atomicactionrecords.bandcamp.com/album/you-destroy-yourself bbbrecords.bandcamp.com/album/box OBSTRUCT https://obstruct.bandcamp.com/ ARMS RACE https://armsraceuk.bandcamp.com/ INSIST insist.bandcamp.com — 17.08.15 7 PM £6 ADV — ADVANCE TICKETS: http://insistxxx.bigcartel.com/product/the-flex-sweet-jesus-insist-more-kraak-manchester...

Electropop Curious?

It’s the very last ELECTROPOP CURIOUS? at Kraak in August, so get ready to dance hard to the best synthpop bands and artists from the 1980s right up to the present day! Expect to hear the greatest singles, album tracks and lost treasures from the likes of HUMAN LEAGUE, PET SHOP BOYS, ROBYN, DEPECHE MODE, LA ROUX, ERASURE, ANNIE, EURYTHMICS, LITTLE BOOTS, NEW ORDER, TIGA, THE KNIFE, GOLDFRAPP… you get the gist. • Doors 11:15pm until late! • £5 entry (pay on the door)! • *FREE* Pop Star Masks / sweets on the door (first come, first served)! All night DJ set from the ever-present CHRISTOPHER DRESDEN STYLES (Pop Curious? / Britpop Curious? / Electropop Curious? / RnBEY / Bar Minogue). www.facebook.com/events/419113841608127/ Here’s what we played last time… ‘Better in the Morning’ by Little Boots ‘Cccan’t You See’ by Vicious Pink Phenomena ‘Disintegration (Radio Edit)’ by Monarchy ‘These Things’ by Bright Light Bright Light ‘Dear Miami’ by Róisín Murphy ‘Dial My Number’ by Sophie Ellis-Bextor ‘Greatest Hit’ by Annie ‘Seventeen’ by Ladytron ‘3 Little Words’ by FrankMusik ‘Hello (Radio Edit)’ by Martin Solveig And Dragonette ‘2 Hearts (Kish Mauve Remix)’ by Kylie Minogue ‘Ride a White Horse (Single Version)’ by Goldfrapp ‘Tom’s Diner (feat. Britney Spears)’ by Giorgio Moroder ‘Acapella’ by Kelis ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ by Ladyhawke ‘Do It Again’ by Robyn & Röyksopp ‘Being Nobody (Featuring Liberty X)’ by Richard X ‘Me Plus One’ by Annie ‘Remedy’ by Little Boots ‘The Boys’ by Dragonette ‘212’ by Azealia Banks ‘Yeah Yeah’ by Bodyrox ‘Bugatti’ by Tiga ‘Your Woman’ by Dolby Anon ‘Blue Monday ’88’ by New Order ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ by Depeche Mode ‘Supermodel’ by RuPaul ‘The Only Way Is Up (Tastemaker Remix)’ by Yazz ‘Standing In The Way Of Control (Tronik Youth...

Manchester Pop Fest

Manchester Popfest is a new festival which will be held over two days on August 15th and 16th at Kraak Gallery and Islington Mill respectively, featuring a mixture of bands, art and film screenings. Tickets are £13.50 per day, or £22.50 for both days. The line-up for Saturday so far includes: KEEL HER Lo-fi bedroom pop from Brighton, referencing R Stevie Moore, Beat Happening and Ariel Pink. Slowcoaches London-based Noise Pop three piece, bringing to mind Sonic Youth/ Dinosaur Jnr etc. Spinning Coin New Glasgow band from members of Plaaydoh/ Smack Wizards with a sound reminiscent of Postcard or early Flying Nun Records. Seeds of Doubt London scuzz-pop band influenced by Blur, Pavement and the Clean. SOFT DRINKS London DIY pop from former members of Waterworld/ Sir Yes Sir. FREEDOM SCREECH Local lo-fi Shoegaze/ noise pop two-piece influenced by Flying Saucer Attack and Galaxie 500. Sweetheart London DIY punk band similar to Black Flag/ Minor Threat, their last EP blew us away....