Lancashire lads Maupa celebrate their first Manchester date since the release of their acclaimed debut album by heading a fine lineup at this months 'tHE gREAT wHITE cHOCOLATE dEBATE' at Jabez Clegg.
tHE gREAT wHITE cHOCOLATE dEBATE presents….
Thu, Oct 21st @ Jabez Clegg (opposite The Manchester Academy, 07970 821270)
Working For A Nuclear Free City
+ Northern Lights DJs till 2am
Just £4 before 9.30pm, £5 after, FREE MILKYBARS
Contact Vuz : 07970 821270, mail
MAUPA – Having recently released their debut album, things are about to kick off. 'Beautiful, haunting and instantly striking. That's how to describe Maupa's wonderful debut. Walls of guitar end where space noises begin. Ethereal eruptions of sound spill on top of dreamy finger picking. Simple feelings of being are being elevated to a state of heroism by the band's clever lyrics. It's all pretty irresistible. And, with its unearthly completeness and intoxicating vocal, it sounds like Mercury Rev fronted by heaven's spirits. Quite good then.' THE FLY 4.5/5 Stars link
Lyca Sleep – “At times their six-song set resembles a historical slant, such as the point – THAT point – where My Bloody Valentine turn into Godspeed You! Black Emperor and, before you know it, rock actually becomes progressive. And no one, I repeat, NO ONE, stares at their shoes” Drowned in Sound, 4/5
Bingo Jesus – Manchester's bizarre jazz rock outfit have been likend to The Beach Boys at their surfiest, The Beatles at their trippiest and The Who at their mod-iest.
Working For a Nuclear Free City – ” Vman's Ones to Watch “. “have combined a fondness for breakbeats, Akai samplers & huge basslines ….. the kind of tune the late great Add N to X would be doing these days, spooky electronic vocals and driven by a pounding drum machine…. use Death in Vegas / DJ Shadow beats and production to glorious effect. 'Asleep at the wheel' is a wall of sonic verve/spacemen 3 type guitars.” Blowout.org.uk.
As if that wasnt enough, Northern Lights DJs come to entertain us into the early hours. This hugely successfuly Wigan clubnight, now also takes place at The Attic every Tuesday. 60's psychedelia, indie, electro.
” Is dark chocolate better than white ?”'