"Sounds from the Other City itself is the truest representation of what Manchester music is today"NME
A decade of Sounds and the most fitting celebration of 10 years of party that we could have ever imagined.
We set up on Bexley Square for the first time with music/film Collective Video Jam programming the translucent tent, (in hindsight, an error of judgement for a cinematic experience!), the Volkov Commanders joined us as our first art directors, summoning the characters of SFTOC posters past and unleashing them onto the streets of Salford, and we had our inaugural outing at First Chop Brewing Arm.
Some of the musical highlights of the day came fom the Faktion/Deep Hedonia Art Rave at St Philips Church that rounded off with Lee Gamble and Karen Gwyer , Golden Teacher, PINS and Bernard & Edith at rhe University of Salfords Peel Hall and Fat Out and The Volkov Commanders transforming the enormous spaces of Maxwell Hall into an intimate pyramid stage which Shield Patterns used to full effect before Sly and The Family Drone marched it around and around!
(in no particular order)
Now Wave, Gizeh Records, Fat Out, Buried Bones,Wot God Forgot, Grey Lantern, Comfortable on a Tightrope, Chew Disco, Tru Luv, Deep Hedonia, Faktion, Dub Smugglers, Mind on Fire, El Diablos Social Club, Bad Uncle, Record Fair, Hey Manchester, Video Jam, SMS, Work Them, One Five Eight Collective and Volkov Commanders as Art Directors.
(in no particular order)
PINS, Bernard & Edith, Adult Jazz, ZZZ’s, Las Kellies, Eaves, Rosie Lowe, The Travelling Band performing Neil Young’s ‘On the Beach’, Neon Waltz, Karen Gwyer, Kult Country, Rainer Veil, Pete Herbert, Islaja, Sly & the Family Drone, Charles Hayward, Shield Patterns, Thomas Truax, Golden Teacher, Shopping, 2 Billion Beats, Young British Artists, Horrid, Chantal Acda, bellied gunaiko, P.J. Philipson , Joyce D’Vision , O>L>A, Jo Rose, The Happy Soul, The Yossarians , Syncopation’s Light Hearted Sister, Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys, Acre Tarn, Flesh, Christopher Barrett, Miles Halpin, Broken Twin, Face & Heel, Mistoa Poltsa , Jason Boardman DJ, Solids, Babe, Gay, Happyness, Dub Smugglers Soundsystem, Grumbling Fur, Werkha, From the Kites of San Quentin, Plank, Picastro, Yong Yong, Juffrage, Fighting, Mind on Fire Residents, El Diablos Social Club DJS, Yellow Ostrich, Avec Sans, Girl Friend, Hartheim, Moses Gold, Lee Gamble & Dave Gaskarth present ‘Diversions 14’, Theo Burt (The Automatics Group) debuted ‘Summer Mix’, John T. Gast (Live) , Gaz Howells (Modern Love), Jonathan Herring and The Volkov Commanders.