Manchester Rocks Announce Prog(ish)athon III
Manchester Rocks host four North West bands making sounds you need to hear
In March we brought you the first Progathon event, a weekender at Rebellion celebrating the city's wealth of talented bands who take a progressive approach to their music. In August that was followed up with Progathon II and now the third instalment can be announced.
Nova Hands, who greatly impressed with their opening slot at Progathon II, are heading out on a co-headline tour with Leeds rockers Kovax in November. We're hijacking the Manchester date, bringing them to Rebellion along with two other excellent bands for an evening of angular riffs and provocative songwriting. Check out the line-up below with links to hear them all in action.
Tickets are available from http://www.manchester.rocks/tickets
Nova Hands –
“I knew I was getting smart, well rounded music with some light and catchy vocals icing the mix, but what really impressed me was how big their sound was and how – on a song like Blossoms – they juxtapose light and dark, quiet and soft, so tightly and so convincingly.” - Manchester Rocks Progathon II review
“They have been described as a band which “brings back the fury of 90's hard rock, taking their amp settings from the Deftones,” (Alan Raw, BBC Introducing) but on latest single Monkeys – a song about an intelligent group of armed monkeys who overthrow the human race – their stuttering, swaggering grooves cannot be underestimated.” – Monkeys single review
Mask Of Bees –
“Purveyors of the weird, of the sordid and clusterfucked abnormality, Manchester’s Mask of Bees are a wonderful concoction of off-the-wall jazz antics, teeth-bared rock grooves and mind-bending forward thinking. Across this, their stellar debut full length, Beta, they manage to sound like both a party and an apocalypse.” - Beta review
Vote Edison –
A new band on Manchester Rock’s radar - and still a new band in general - Kovax suggested adding these guys to the line-up. Having given their new single, Bore a spin, I was resolutely sold. Self-described as an “Alternative 4-piece changing time signatures with pop melodies to create loud noises,” they mix the musical rawness of early Biffy with the masterful melodies of the band’s contemporary era.