If a concert has one good support band, it’s great to get down a bit earlier and have a bit of a warm up before the main event. Having two of a decent quality is a rarity, but to have three promising and entertaining bands on the bill before the headline act steps on stage is pretty much unheard of outside the increasingly cramped festival season. So, sitting alongside Boy or Bison and Waiters on the undercard for Best Coast, having Dinner Party play a few tracks as well almost felt like promoters Now Wave showing off at the strength of emerging bands that the city has on offer at the minute.
Following the usual route of keeping any kind of information about the band itself to a minimum on their myspace, it’s pretty hard to find out anything concrete about them. Live, they were incredibly impressive, making the usual difficult transition from low fidelity band that you’ve heard a bit of on the internet to entertaining and engaging performers without major hiccup. Last week saw them playing Sounds from the Other City and they carry on their run of impressive gigs by taking a slot on a bill with Irma Vep and Sic Alps at Manchester’s Deaf Institute.
From the 4 songs on their myspace, only two manage to reach the 2 minute mark, which is brilliantly apt. Beautifully simple compositions that use a mixture of distortion and lax recording technique to create fuzzy blasts of noise. similar in many respects to local stalwarts Former Bullies, it’s going to be interesting to see which brilliant touring artiist they support next – not least because it at least ensures a brilliantly rounded show.