Having hosted sell out shows over the past year for the likes of Swans, Lydia Lunch, Russian Circles and ShrineBuilder, Fat Out till you Pass Out have quickly become synonymous with all things heavy. Having witnessed some of the afterparty antics at these gigs we are pretty sure they are also Manchester’s only promoters to successfully facilitate a night of black metal followed by Britney. To paraphrase the Bard, “if music be the food of love, Fat Out”.
BAD UNCLE IS DEAD. LONG LIVE BAD UNCLE. Last year we told you that Bad Uncle was no more. But like all monsters they don’t stay dead for long. Now approaching their seventh year of promoting music in Manchester. If you don’t know them by now. GTFO.
Both team up for the first time at SFTOC, the fruits of which promise to be one big Fat Uncle.
G N O D P R E S E N T S T E S L A T A P E S
A 3 hour showcase of artists who have releases on the Gnod cassette tape label Tesla Tapes featuring:
RUN DUST (ex Child Abuse)
“Tesla Tapes started in February 2013 with the focus on releasing the individual musical projects of Gnod members past & future and projects by friends of Gnod from all round the globe, dont ya know. The first three tapes from Raikes Parade, Negra Branca & Druss are available now from the Tesla Tapes Bandcamp.”
T H E P E T E R J T A Y L O R G U I T A R O R C H E S T R A
It’s hard to know what to expect from a Peter J Taylor performance. In the past, he’s had ensembles of 20+ guitars playing compositions he’s created, and usually, if you bring a guitar, an amp and a modicum of talent along, you’re allowed to join in. They’re trying to keep a tight lid on pretty much everything happening on at The Salford Arms, so all Fat Out and Bad Uncle have told us thus far is that Peter will be enlisting the help of multiple guitarists to create his hypnotic, Glenn Branca inspired wall of sound.
C O S M I C D E A D & K A R L A S T B U R Y
Cosmic Dead are Glasgow’s premier purveyors strosphere climbing psychedelia. Sprawling with tripped out improvisations and atmosphere swallowing riffage, prepare to be ingested and regurgitated into the weedian heavy cosmos, populated by forefathers Can and Popul Vuh. In this performance, they collaborate with Karl Astbury.
I R M A V E P & D O U G A
Irma Vep is based in Manchester, and creates a bit of a tuneful racket that has been put out by various labels the world over, many many times. Douga is a band based in Manchester, who create a rich mix of warm psychedelia, Americana and more European experimental influences. Together? Who knows – but it should be fun.
B O R L A N D & C H A M P I O N L O V E R
Dia de los Muertos parts I & II
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity. ~Edvard Munch
From the darkest Manchester ‘burbs Borland traipse the ether like a bastard drone monolith filled with wires and computerised melody. Meeting head on for a Mexi-Salfordian collision in hell is Champion Lover, a psychedelic no-world dub infused package holiday
K E I T H F L O Y D
Members of Plank!, Driver Drive Faster and ex members of The Freezing Fog pay tribute to Pink Floyd in far superior way than that little shite Ed Sheeran could ever manage.
Q U I M B Y, M C L E A N, N I C H O L S