A night of experimental/psych music in Blackpool’s favourite basement
Heavy Salad formed in Manchester in Autumn 2018 by Lee Mann (formerly of The Moonlandingz) on bass and vocals, Rob Glennie on guitar and Allan Hutchison on drums. The group, charged up on a myriad of musical influences, create a cosmic slop of melodic 90s tinged rock and psychedelic 60s inspired pop infused with the bands eclectic love of surf rock, electronic pop, funk, jazz, gospel and folk. Already receiving radio play on 6Music, Radio 1 and Radio X from the likes of Guy Garvey (Elbow), Jack Saunders and Steve Lamacq, the band released their debut album Cult Casual, recorded with producers Christophe Bride in Salford (ACR) and Ross Orton in Sheffield (Arctic Monkeys/Working Men’s Club) in September 2020. Heavy Salad are putting the finishing touches to their second LP recorded in Manchester with Christophe Bride at Oxygene Studio and in West London with Stephen Street (Blur / The Smiths) at Damon Albarn’s Studio13.
SILENT-K has a unique style; infectious melodies and rip-roaring hip-hop infused rock n roll with electrifying guitar solos that seduce and charm you into a trip of groove-driven soundscapes, a heady mix of sci-fi freak music, wonky punk and rock ‘n’ roller coaster cartoon music that SILENT K like to call safari park punk! Frontman Chris Taylor – aka Pineapple King – has been at the forefront of the stage and line-ups since SILENT-K’s inception, previously touring on guitar for both Fat White Family and Dave McCabe & the Ramifications. Alongside Taylor, SILENT-K was co-founded with Dave McCabe from critically acclaimed Liverpool band The Zutons. The outfit’s debut album will be released in 2022 and is being mixed by legendary Sheffield producer Ross Orton, renowned for his production work with Arctic Monkeys, Jarvis Cocker, Working Men’s Club and The Fall.
Bethlehem Casuals play a dexterous, sunny, party band clatter – an overspilling box of afro-beat, ska, rock and jazz being carried down the stairs with clumsy aplomb.
Ambitious, inventive, and plain barking mad, the Casuals are a DIY collective hailing from sunny Manchester, looking to spread the good word of the groove to the masses