2014 Festival | Sounds From The Other City – Sounds From The Other City
Salford's festival of new music and art • 5th May 2024 •

"Sounds from the Other City itself is the truest representation of what Manchester music is today"

A masked mirror ball charachter on the streets of Salford as part of the Volkov Commanders art direction at Sounds from the Other City 2014
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Performance art group Volkov Commanders lead a parade of masked characters through the streets of Salford as part of Sounds from the Other City 2014
The Volkov Commanders
Artist Paul Hallows displays his 'Nebula Crab' costume creation as part of Sounds from the Other City 2014
Him Hallows Nebula Crab
Artist and performer Joe Spencer takes a break from the Volkov Commanders parade at Sounds from the Other City 2014
Joe Spencer
Colour photo at St Philips Church - facing towards the stage with crowd in front - purple lighting against walls

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!

Thomas Truax plays to a packed audience at First Chop Brewing Arm on the Hey Manchester stage as part of Sounds from the Other City 2014
Thomas Truax
Shield Patterns play inside a custom built projection tent at Universoty of Salford's Maxwell Hall as part of Sounds from the Other City 2014
Shield Patterns
Bernard and Edith perform live on the Now Wave stage at the University of Salford's Peel Hall as part of Sounds from the Other City 2014
Bernard and Edith
Avec Sans perform live at the Angel Centre on the Tru Luv stage as part of Sounds from the Other City 2014
Avec Sans

2014 promotors were

(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.

Audience embracing in the beer garden at First Chop Brewing Arm, set in a railway arch on the border of Salford and Manchester, as part of Sounds from the Other City 2014
Audience at First Chop
Audience member with Volkov Egghead at Islington Mill

2014 artists were

(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.

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