Band on the Wall presents a special edition of Free Vibes, curated with MCR Live. We’ve teamed up with MCR Live to bring you four of the most exciting artists you need to know. Come down and discover new music from the likes of Guano, Springfield Elementary, The Vanity Project and Chupa Cabra. MCR Live DJs keep the vibes flowing ‘til late! Entry is completely free, click ‘going’ on the Facebook event to get the latest updates.
Guano create the feeling of nostalgia about a moment that never happened with a Pavement/Neil Young-style swing, backed with the punch of Stooges-style riffs and grounded by the jazzy/funk conversation between the trumpet, drums, bass and guitar.
Psychedelic four piece Springfield Elementary were born out of blind optimism and are slaves to the spirit of punk. It consists of Billy Goodwin (Vocals/Guitar), Brad Lewis (Lead Guitar), Liam Moffat (Bass) and Chris Tomkinson (Drums). All from small town across Manchester and Yorkshire.
The Vanity Project
The Vanity Project sit somewhere between pop clowns and cabaret cult leaders. Using a loop pedal and far more instruments than it’s wise for two people to play, the duo incorporate monologues, costumes and the occasional dance routine into their live show. Their songs weave strange worlds of despicable dilettantes, hallucinogenic soft drinks and fascistic seaside towns. Though surreal and twitchy, their sound is laced with irresistible grooves, infectious hooks and satiric wit.
One generation or another’s alienation, derangement and dirty washing, projected back at you through Chupa Cabra’s Nauseating, salivating, hypnotizing, no good sucker-punch-piss-yourself polystyrene agitator Blues.
This is a standing show.