There was an amazing night of bands and artists at Band On the Wall on Monday. Part of RADAR Music Week. Here are three of the seven acts. Manchester four piece The Tapestry, above were first up and had a punchy but melodic energy, driven mostly by their female bassist and drummer. I liked their whole sound though and there was something quite Mancunian about the music- it's hard to describe exactly what, maybe a touch of the ancient Manchester music history of The Fall and Joy Division, and an urban angst that is born of post industrial cities perhaps. I will be off to Islington Mill next month (12 December) to see them there.
4i (below) had, in my eyes and ears, a chilled, almost "blissed out at 4.a.m on the beach vibe". Some great keyboards and backing vocals did it for me.
Colour the Atlas are a trio who have already had BBC Radio 1 airplay. They were sublime- "haunting" was a word used by people there and that sums them up. I will be following their musical advancements too with excitement and eager anticipation.
Taking part in the "T" round of ABC Wednesday.