On Wednesday 5th June Los Angeles psychedelic folk-rockers Foxygen will play their debut Manchester show for Now Wave at The Deaf Institute. The last couple of weeks have seen the band gathering amazing reviews from across the board as great anticipation builds towards the release of their second record ‘We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic’.
‘Foxygen have managed to spray every shade from their bizarre, Technicolor imaginations onto a record that bursts with lovable eccentricities, but never tries too hard’ 8/10 NME
‘It’s one thing to give your band and your album a silly name, and to play dress-up with rock history while tweaking the formula. It’s another thing entirely to mean it; the more time you spend with Ambassadors, the more clearly that commitment and joy comes through’ Best New Music 8.4/10 Pitchfork
Foxygen’s second album is a cheerful retro orgy in which the Stones get down with the Velvets (On Blue Mountain), while Marc Bolan lies down with Prince (Oh Yeah), with the Cramps (title track) looking on.’ The Guardian
Check out their track ‘Shuggie’ here.
Tickets are £8 and are available from See Tickets
Atlanta Hip Hop legend Killer Mike’s latest album R.A.P Music (produced by by El-P) has been a constant on our turntable since it’s release last year so it is with great pleasure that we announce that he will play for Now Wave at The Roadhouse on Monday 11th February. Check out the video for the politically charged Reagan below.
Killer Mike – Reagan (Official Video)
A renowned stronghold for his city and a key player in Atlanta’s hip hop scene Killer Mike’s initial recorded appearance was on Outkast’s debut album ‘Stankonia’ in 2001. Since then he has continued to not only produce great records of his own but to collaborate with with an impressive list of his contemporaries from Jay Z to T.I to Wu Tang’s very own GZA. It’s also worth noting that the man owns a string of Barbershop’s throughout Atlanta and intends on creating a fair, positive and sustainable workplace for the young people within the community…. ledge.
Tickets are £8.50 and are available from www.ticketline.co.uk
We’ve just about pieced ourselves back together after the last Now Wave club-night which saw Mike Skinner (The Streets) take to the decks in front of a packed out Gorilla, but its time to start getting hyped for our next club-endeavor, a tag- team effort with our favourite Mancunian bass-ed’s Hit’n’Run hosting Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth at NQ Live on Saturday 9th February.
Over the past year Ryan’s own material Last Words as well his unofficial reworks and re-edits of artists such as Grimes and Frank Ocean have been gathering big love from fans and media alike with Pitchfork’s recent profile underlining what has attracted such a buzz around this young producer
‘Hemsworth’s tracks, which blend the groggy New Age warmth of Clams Casino, the Lite-FM kitsch of the diplomats and the slow-motion warp of Houston screw, has seemingly caught the ears of an army electronic fans as well as from rappers like Shady Blaze, Deniro Farrar, and Main Attraktionz’s Squadda B…’
Cat Power – Manhattan (Ryan Hemsworth Remix ft Angel Haze)
Joining us on the night will also be Manchester’s very own Werkha, a talent that we’re very excited about. Check out his brilliant ‘Cube & Puzzle’ below.
Tickets are £5 and are available from Skiddle and Gaffs, Fallowfield.
Werkha – Cube & Puzzle
Now Wave are very happy to announce that on 15th May we will play host to How To Dress Well, the creator of one of 2012‘s most cherished and acclaimed records Total Loss. In order to celebrate the arrival of this unique artist we have found it fitting to acquire a space that would lend even more poignancy and drama to the occasion, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.
This spacious and unusual setting will be the perfect place to enjoy the vivid, emotive sounds of HTDW whose musical references range across a wide sonic spectrum with nods to Prince to Bon Iver, to Burial and The Cocteau Twins. Having in the past been used for a Marina Abramovich exhibition, for action drawing, for yoga classes and film screenings, this Victorian building will provide the perfect backdrop to what promises to be an unforgettable night.
Tickets are £10 and are available at www.seetickets.com
How To Dress Well – Cold Nites (Official Video)