Manchester Psych Fest 2019


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Manchester Psych Fest - bringing the Manchester psychedelic community together.

The festival is spread across five stages inside three venues - The Ritz, Gorilla and Yes. Please note Yes will be for ages 18+ only.

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Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett appearing at this event

Melbourne-based singer, guitarist and songwriter now making waves over here. Her first UK single 'History Eraser' has picked up extensive play on BBC 6Music. With her brand of 'slacker' garage-folk music, Pitchfork describe her material as 'shambling folk songs about the dangers of gardening and the quiet crises of modern relationships, all with a keen eye for detail and a wicked sense of humour'. Consider a female Yo La Tengo meets Jeffrey Lewis, and you'd be on the right path.

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Temples appearing at this event

British neo-psychedelic band Temples make trippy dance-and rock-oriented pop that combines the experimental sound of bands like The Flaming Lips with the classic song craftsmanship of The Beatles. Formed in Kettering, Temples centers around the talents of songwriting duo vocalist/guitarist James Bagshaw and vocalist/bassist Thomas Warmsley.

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Goat Girl

Goat Girl appearing at this event

Taking their name from the late comedian Bill Hicks' alter ego, Goat Boy, Goat Girl are an all-female indie-rock band from London, UK. "Straight out of South London and determinedly DIY, Goat Girl are feisty, furious and fearless. Their incendiary rock, with shades of mid-noughties Cat Power and Medway garage girls Thee Headcoatees, challenges everything from national apathy to the perils of public transport" - The Guardian.

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The Lovely Eggs

The Lovely Eggs appearing at this event

Lancaster duo David and Holly are the Lovely Eggs. They make short, sharp punk-pop songs with sweet and sour lyrics. The strange song topics range from bikes and snails to digital accordians and watermelons. Holly was previously the lead singer for late-90's girl band Angelica, loved by Steve Lamacq, while The Lovely Eggs have found fans with 6 Music's Marc Riley, Radio 1's Huw Stephens and Art Brut's Eddie Argos. Their 'Don't Look At Me' video became a YouTube sensation thanks to a guest appearance by cult comic character John Shuttleworth, while the single 'Allergies' was produced by Gruff Rhys of the Super Furry Animals, who also made a cameo in the video.

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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs appearing at this event

A five piece psychedelic noise / heavy rock band from Newcastle-upon-Tyne combining stoner, sludge, psych and doom metal. Think Sabbath meets Motorhead meets Mastodon.

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Tess Parks

Tess Parks appearing at this event

Drawing comparisons with Patti Smith, PJ Harvey, Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star) Tess Parks has become the most recent signing to Alan McGee's 359 Music stable. Her debut album 'Blood Hot' presents simple rock 'n' roll structures with psych/folk textures and the seductive hoarse-whispery drawl of Tess' voice. Tess declares an affinity with the gently fried tones of Spacemen 3 or Brian Jonestown Massacre. A recent collaboration with Anton Newcombe suggests the admiration is reciprocal. “Tess is a true believer in the church of rock’n'roll. She’s got great taste and is really sharp. I got lucky again!“ - Alan McGee.

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Richard Fearless

Richard Fearless appearing at this event

Death in Vegas frontman with his DJ hat on.

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The Babe Rainbow

The Babe Rainbow appearing at this event

A garage pop band from Byron Bay, Australia.

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Snapped Ankles

Snapped Ankles appearing at this event

Snapped Ankles are a London based post-punk band.

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Jane Weaver

Jane Weaver appearing at this event

Jane Weaver is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Liverpool who runs the record label Bird. Weaver has performed as part of the Britpop group Kill Laura, the folktronica project Misty Dixon, and as a solo artist.

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The Cult Of Dom Keller

The Cult Of Dom Keller appearing at this event

Nottingham dark psych blues four-piece.

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Our Girl

Our Girl appearing at this event

Brighton three-piece Our Girl are singer/guitarist Soph Nathan, bassist Josh Tyler and drummer Lauren Wilson. Nathan’s honest, personal lyrics float in a delicious array of sounds: rhythmic drum and guitar hooks make dynamic jumps to thick garage-rock riffs, then suddenly cut to beautiful, intimate moments of lone guitar and reverb-hugged vocals.

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Yama Warashi

Yama Warashi appearing at this event

Yama Warashi is Bristol-based Japanese artist Yoshino Shigihara’s solo project. She was a keyboardist of Zun Zun Egui ( Bella Union) and also plays synth for Rozi Plain (Lost Map records). Her music has a dreamy evocative sound with a shadow of moon cake, inspired by Japanese folk dance music, free jazz and African music with a slice of electric psychedelia. Accompanied by saxophone, guitar and bass, Yoshino plays keyboard, percussions and sings songs in her mother tongue about mycelium and nuclear power .

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Echo Ladies

Echo Ladies appearing at this event

A shoegaze / dreamgaze-band from Malmö, Sweden.

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Working Men's Club

Working Men's Club appearing at this event

Working Men's Club are a Yorkshire-based post-punk band.

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Sam Evian

Sam Evian appearing at this event

Sam Evian is a New York based songwriter/singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and Saddle Creek recording artist.

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Bonnacons Of Doom

Liverpool drone-troupe and de-facto PZYK house band.

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Witch Fever

Witch Fever appearing at this event

Manchester all female punk band. Expect big grungy riffs and a totally manic performances.

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Penelope Isles

Penelope Isles appearing at this event

Brighton-based pop-rock four-piece. Lucid dreaming, fuzz filled music with a DIY lo-fi approach, their music will charm you as it ranges from Cacophonous to tranquil and back again.

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Also Appearing

The Holydrug Couple, URF, Cosmic Strip, MaidaVale, Donna Leake, Indian Queens, Civic, Mold