Snazzback + Deafhaüs

  • Wednesday | 24.05.23
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £8 Earlybird / ...

Bristol’s new wave dance floor instrumentalists Snazzback announce their new album ‘Ruins Everything’ releasing on Worm Discs. Snazzback’s music is a collage, collectively constructed, torn up and glued back together in unexpected ways — and we can’t wait to welcome them back to Manchester for a show on our bar stage.

Snazzback bring a renewed, daring energy to UK dance music. The 7-piece embrace their experimental beginnings to create a sound fusing abstract beats with spiralling improvisation. Their music is soaked in influences including interlocking West African rhythms, rootsy Brazilian flavours, sprawling soundscapes, deep dubstep basslines and flickering arpeggiators. A collaborative instinct runs through the group, and an eclectic choice of vocalists keeps their compositions shimmering with new possibility.

Snazzback’s electrifying chemistry has wowed audiences at Ronnie Scott’s, The Jazz Cafe and Band on the Wall and have performed at Glastonbury, Boomtown and Shambala with a recent highlight being their collaboration with genre-defining MCs General Levy and Flowdan that lit up the Hennesy tent at We Out Here. Snazzback have also gained support from BBC radio heavyweights including Gilles Peterson, Jamz Supernova and Jamie Cullum.

In the creation of the upcoming ‘Ruins Everything’ the collective reflects on turbulent times, the title itself is a nod to seismic shifts that are a recent memory for everyone. But in a much broader sense the album is a reflection on new beginnings, of rising from the ashes of what was and to have the courage to create what is. It is a step into the unknown and a revelling in the joy of what is to come.

In this spirit the record sees the outfit explore bold new sounds, weaving together junglist euphoria with introspective soundscapes and evocative wordplay from their featured guests. Recorded at Play Pen Studios with Patrick Phillips and mastered by Shawn Joseph ( J Dilla, Portishead, Pete Rock, Roy Ayers) ‘Ruins Everything’ steps into a new spaces.

Bar open: 5.00pm
Artists on stage: 8.00pm
Curfew: 11.00pm
Stage: The Bar