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The stage name of Merrill Beth Nisker, Peaches has inarguably been one of the most quietly influential artists of the past two decades. The list of those she’s directly helped shape is enormous: Nisker shaped M.I.A.’s sound, spent her formative years in a band with Chilly Gonzalez, enlisted then-flatmate Feist to help with some of her early stage shows and has even been courted by the likes of Pink, Iggy Pop, Kim Gordon and Christina Aguilera to collaborate.
Peaches – Fuck The Pain Away on YouTube
Rising to international acclaim with the release of her seminal track Fuck The Pain Away at the turn of the millennium (with Q, Pitchfork & Q being among the many to have listed the song in their best of songs the 2000s), Peaches has since become a celebrated multi-medium polyglot. As well as being a model, artist, DJ and performance artist, Nisker has put her unique musical talents to a range of different uses – performing the entirety of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical alone under the title Peaches Christ Superstar and writing her own electro rock opera called Peaches Does Herself being two particular stand-outs.
Peaches – Kick It ft. Iggy Pop on YouTube
Amid all this, Nisker has continued to push the boundaries of her own sound. Her sound has been classified as everything from electroclash through to dance-punk, but always retains the same vitality and punchiness while playing with the theme of sexuality in a way few other major artists ever really have. Over the course of six LPs (Fancypants Hoodlum, The Teaches of Peaches, Fatherfucker, Impeach My Bush, and I Feel Cream), Nisker has earned herself a unique place in the zeitgeist. Her latest LP, Rub, is due out on September 25.
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Now Wave are proud to reveal a new event, starting Friday 9 October – Black Rainbow. This edition will be headlined by one of electronic music’s most enchanting producers, Actress. The work of Darren J Cunningham – a former professional footballer for West Bromich Albion who saw his career curtailed by injury – this will be an incredibly rare live set, the producer has seen his renown grow thanks to his iconic LP RIP and signature Boiler Room sets.
Actress – Boiler Room set on YouTube
Following the superb Hazyville (2008) and Splazsh (2010), RIP was released in 2012 earned significant critical acclaim almost immediately. Drowned In Sound awarded the record a perfect score, noting that “to call it album of the year [would be] an actual understatement”, while Clash (9/10), FACT (9/10), Resident Advisor (9/10) and Pitchfork (8.5/10) were all glowing. Last year, Actress followed it up with Ghettoville, a record that Best Fit described as “Ghettoville is lonely and solipsistic, music for 3am and the glow of streetlamps and the distant reflections of glass and steel, of crumbling urbanity meshed with neon glow and shadows cast long and deep”, awarding 8.5/10.
Actress – Caves of Paradise on YouTube
One further live guest will be added to the Black Rainbow line-up in the coming weeks, as well as some choice DJs.
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Lauded by critics as “young, yet somehow void of naivety. Vibrant, yet artistically matured” (Clash), “a complete joy” (DIY) and “utterly compelling” (musicOMH), the list of plaudits that Alt-J have been awarded following their rapid rise to fame a few years back is almost unmatched. As well as numerous album of the year accolades, the band won the much coveted Mercury Music Prize in 2012 and an Ivor Novello award for their debut LP An Awesome Wave – an album that included the singles Breezeblocks, Tessellate, Matilda and Fitzpleasure.
The band returned late last year with their follow-up record, This Is All Yours – another critical success. The Guardian called it “stunningly pretty… a collection of sublime hooks and textures”, awarding 8/10 – something backed up by NME (“This Is All Yours engulfs you like a deep forest”, 8/10), The 405 (“sardonic and mystical”, 8/10) and Q (“[a] sumptuous riddle of a record”, 8/10).
Alt-J cut their teeth with Now Wave support slots – first playing as support for Fiction at The Castle while still called Films. Under the same name, they performed as part of Now Wave’s stage at Sounds from the Other City 2011. Following the name change, they played a disused office as part of a collaboration with Future Everything, as well as being responsible for Wesley’s favourite ever Now Wave show when they headlined RNCM’s octagonal concert hall before performing for two nights at the Apollo in 2014. This will be their biggest Manchester show to date.
Support comes from The Horrors – a band responsible for releasing some of the most important records of the last decade. Formed in 2005, the band became renowned for their explosive early performances around London, as well as their signature style and sound. Starting with the jittery punk of Strange House in 2007, the band evolved into producing the rich, psyche tinged textures that defined their later LPs, Primary Colours, Skying and Luminous.
Tickets are £29 and are available now.
SEP 12 | BEACONS METRO FT. MAC DE MARCO + MORE | ALBERT HALL | £20
SEP 18 | JOANNA GRUESOME | ISLINGTON MILL | £8
SEP 18 | PINS | DEAF INSTITUTE | £8
SEP 18 | THE WEATHER STATION | GULLIVERS | £7
SEP 27 | PC WORSHIP | NIGHT & DAY | £7
OCT 14 | DORNIK + ROYCE WOOD JUNIOR | SOUP KITCHEN | £8
OCT 15 | VETIVER | NIGHT & DAY | £10
OCT 16 | SPEEDY ORTIZ | SOUND CONTROL | £10
OCT 16 | JAMIE XX | ALBERT HALL | SOLD OUT
OCT 16 | SOUNDS OF THE NEAR FUTURE FT. JAMIE XX, BONOBO & MORE | WAREHOUSE PROJECT | SOLD OUT
OCT 16 | GENGAHR | DEAF INSTITUTE | £8
OCT 17 | SPECTOR | GORILLA | SOLD OUT
OCT 19 | ALEX G | NIGHT & DAY | £8
OCT 23 | MILD HIGH CLUB | GULLIVERS | £7
OCT 25 | REAL LIES | SOUP KITCHEN | £7.50
OCT 27 | HEALTH | GORILLA | £12.50
NOV 4 | METZ + PROTOMARTYR | SOUND CONTROL | £12.50
NOV 6 | DEERHUNTER + ATLAS SOUND | GORILLA | £15
NOV 6 | ALGIERS | GULLIVERS | £7.50
NOV 13 | BILL RYDER-JONES | GULLIVERS | £9
NOV 14 | LA PRIEST | SOUP KITCHEN | £10
NOV 17 | DUCKTAILS + JAAKKO EINO KALEVI + BEATY HEART | DEAF INSTITUTE | £10
NOV 18 | KURT VILE + WAXAHATCHEE | THE RITZ | £15
NOV 21 | EVERYTHING EVERYTHING | THE APOLLO | £17.50
NOV 26 | GHOSTPOET | BAND ON THE WALL | £13
NOV 27 | CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA | ALBERT HALL | SOLD OUT
NOV 29 | ALT-J + THE HORRORS | MANCHESTER CENTRAL | £29
DEC 2 | WILLIS EARL BEAL | NIGHT & DAY | £9
DEC 4 | DEMOB HAPPY | GULLIVERS | £6
DEC 18 | WHP CURATED BY JUNGLE FT. JOHN TALABOT, LEON VYNEHALL, KORELESS & MORE | WAREHOUSE PROJECT | £29.50