After my post the other day about Now Wave, Dave who runs the wonderful clubnight Underacheivers, Please Try Harder sent me a little message. Anyway, what is happening is this – upstairs at Saki Bar, things will be happening that will make people want to dance to good music like Belle and Sebastien, No Age, Sonic Youth, Japandroids, The Pains of being pure at Heart that are being spun by Dave. Downstairs, there will be bands playing actual instruuments. Whilst they’re not doing that, I will be pressing ‘play’ on various songs, so people can dance/not hear each other speak. It promises to be exciting. Anyway, Dave has already done work explaining it, so here’s a copy and a paste:
Underachievers is back in your lives with another huge party on Saturday November 28th. We have 3 bands playing downstairs at Saki, who are all kinds of awesome, and then we’ll bring it home til the early hours with the clubnight upstairs!
This event is going to be filmed for Manchester Student Guide. They are doing a documentary on Manchester’s music scene as it is now. So wear your best gladrags and you might be able to tell ya mam you’re ont telly!
All this will be at the normal prices of £3 before hlf 11 / £4 after.
Who are these great bands you speak of?
For fans of Slowdive, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, JAMC.
We are delighted to be joined by the much critically acclaimed Insect Guide from Leeds. A band best described as a combination of ‘dark as the most potent Velvet Underground’ (Drowned in Sound) yet ‘accessible and joyously barbed pop music’ (Uncut). Live, the sound is even more mysterious and harder to pigeon-hole as creepy imagery adorns the projectors behind them, whilst they wrestle with your view of how pop music should be played. Quite simply, they are not be missed.
Their 2007 debut album, 6FT in Love, was Uncut debut album of the month and they will be playing songs from their much anticipated follow-up record for us.
For fans of Felt, The Field Mice, The Clientele.
I love The Cavalcade. From the first hook of ‘Meet You in the Rain’, I knew this band were different to the countless other myspace friend requests I would get that day. This was a band with a genuine ear for beautiful melodic indie-pop music. I was worried when I put them on last time in September they wouldn’t live up to the hype I had handed them. They did. Everybody there that night agreed. Don’t miss them this time.
JUDY AND THE BLUMES
A fantastic name for this fantastic Manchester 2-piece. They are good at feminist rapping, ukulele based covers of Bikini Kill and Parenthetical Girls, and enthusiastic songs about how they’re rubbish at relationships.
Surely that has you intrigued enough to get down early to catch them!
SAT NOV 28th LINE-UP
10-3.30 Underachievers clubnight
If you’re going, please come and say hello. If you’ve got any requests, that would also be nice. Hope to see you there.