Preview Voodoo Blood at The Deaf Institute
There may be a very big gig happening in Manchester, but this show is in many ways even bigger - Anthony Firmin previews some up and coming awesome local talent who are playing at The Deaf Institute on 17th June proving that here in Manchester rock is far from dead.
Local blues rockers with a deep soul twist, Voodoo Blood, are headlining The Deaf Institute. They only formed in October 2015 but their rise has been meteoric to say the least. Kim Jennetts vocals are so reminiscent of Janis Joplin it is eery, and of the band as a whole, we had previously said they dominate the stage with fuzzy, crackling tones and deep bass grooves punctuating a feisty performance and that is still so true of them today. With an EP on the way (which we were able witness part of the recording of a month ago) it won't be long before this band are going to be commanding much bigger venues. For this band alone it is worth coming down this evening.
Iodine Sky have been on our radar for a few years but difficult times have seen the line up revamped and after witnessing a very tight performance at Academy 3 a few weeks back the time may finally be here for this band and their anthemic sounds - some seriously heavy rock with catchy songs. We here at MR are glad they are back and look forward to watching them grow.
If a cluster-fuck of amazing sounds and music in the vein of King Crimson is your bag then look no further than Mask Of Bees. With intense sounds and vocals and manical sax over the top this band is a veritable cornucopia of class and style at the Prog end of the spectrum. Their debut album Beta has been a favourite at MR since we first got our hands on it, and we witnessed them on the same show as Iodine Sky a few weeks back and to be honest we were blown away. Be prepared, be very prepared is all we can say.
Of To Kill A Cross, we know very little, other than a friend of ours son plays in the band and his words to us were please be kind to them. So this will be a voyage of discover for us too, and it is great discovering new local talent!
Tickets are available so get your lug holes down to The Deaf Institute this evening - where the beer will be better and cheaper, you will be able to see the bands and the bands will arguably be better too!!