"the finest thing that could have happened to Salford in a very long time"Manchester Evening News
And so it was, the 6th annual instalment of Sounds from the Other City,without a doubt one of our best outings yet, with some amazing music, performance and all round good times.
We moved things westside, bringing Islington Mill into the mix as a daytime venue for the first year, along with the glorious St Philip’s Church. Bring on the Dancing Horses brought quite simply one of the most ridiculous line-ups ever to a 200 capacity room upstairs at the Old Pint, with Wu Lyf, Dutch Uncles and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs those to play to packed house.
This year the obligatory rain was instead replaced by a brisk wind from Siberia but it didn’t dampen the spirits a tiny little jot. And lest we forget the appearance of the now legendary ‘Telephone Showbox’, where lucky punters won a ticket to a one off telephone performance from a host of characterful musicians from around the world, perhaps typified best by Andrew WK‘s words of wisdom washed down with a Guinness and Orange. A really special moment.
"This year’s event was so good it could be used as propaganda for the area. It flattered the region"Artrocker
(in no particular order)
Bring on the Dancing Horses, Comfortable on a Tightrope, Lamb & Wolf, Mind on Fire, WotGodForgot, Mount Pleasant, Paradox, Postcards from Manchester, Room Tones, SWN, Hey! Manchester, Your Mama’s Cookin’
(in no particular order)
Fujiya & Miyagi, Egyptian Hip Hop, May 68, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Wu Lyf, Dutch Uncles, Talk Normal, Dinner Party, Hotpants Romance, Way Through, Pheromoans, Waiters, Sex Hands, Leveret, Girl Mountain, No Womb, Maria & The Gay, David Henry, Cartune Xprez, Chrome Hoof, Bo Ningen, Divorce, The Pharmacy, Klaus Kinski, Breaking Colts, Twisted Robot djs, The Laze, The Legend of the 7 Black Tentacles, Kelpe, Sirconical, Io Monade Stanca, Levenshulme Bicycle Orchestra, Borland, Go Lebanon, Frazer King, Dee Campbell, Uncle Meat and the Highway Children, The Scrotes, Neil Bell, Jemima Foxtrot, Thick Richard, Frank Sidebottom, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Islet, Windmill, Help Stamp out Loneliness, Just Handshakes (We’re British), The Cavalcade, Alexander Tucker, The Boats/Danny Norbury, A Middle Sex, Dean McPhee, Seasons (Pre-Din), Ithaca Trio, Operations/Appetites, Thomas White, Y Niwl, At Swim Two Birds, Tim and Sam Band, Jesca Hoop, Jo Rose, Jasmina Maschina, Elvis in Disguise, Serious Sam Barret & David Broad, The Graveyard Shift, Hank Haint, Zacc Rogers, Liz Green.
"Sounds from the Other City has retained the spirit of defiant invention and personality that has often been lacking in the gentrified bigger city just down the road"Creative Tourist