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Switchflicker ‘In The City’ Showcase 06


Switchflicker ‘In The City’ Showcase, Islington Mill

Live on stage from 9pm onwards
Magic Arm
My Side of the Mountain
more acts to be announced.

Club Brenda DJ’s
Islington Mill Salford

My Side of the Mountain. Three friends making music, somewhere up a big hill in the North of England. We spend our days huddled in a small cave, creating pretty sounds from whatever we find lying around. Keyboards, drums and bleeping machines sit side-by-side with lumps of wood and the finest primary school percussion in the land. We just add a little sprinkling of mountain dust, sit back and let the magic happen. Recently played by Phil Jupitus on 6Music’s breakfast show.
Swalf X Reviews

Manchester based label Switchflicker have surpassed all expectations with this collection of outr pop sounds from some of the most interesting young acts in the country at the moment, skating through genres with a refreshing disregard for what’s hot and what’s not in the eyes of the contemporary music scene. BoomKat

Crossing the boards between dance, electronica, edgy weird folk music and shades of lo-fi punk rock, this compilation possibly paints a better picture of what Manchester is about. A spirited, inventive,melodic, creative, melting pot that doesn’t bow to other fashions, but actually creates its own. Manchester Music

The album flows in shades of handsome shade and light from Beats For Beginners’ brooding beauty Dracula to Dave Potts’ slow dancing Driving.Between that fabulous pair, other high spots include Jan Wolstenholme’s tongue-in-cheek sultriness, Chips (notable for the simply ace line ‘my heart is like gravy/poured over fish and chips’); Magic Arm’s subtle lullaby, Outdoor Games; John Stammers? slow shuffle heartbreaker, Here Again; and Valerie’s dirty electronica-cum-playground chant, Korgatron. BBC Online

Switchflicker have finally got their act together, bringing us a veritable banquet in the shape of this compilation. Musically, ‘Sealed With A Loving Flick’ covers various bases, with cut’n’ paste hop appearing alongside sweet folk gems, lofi guitar work, casio-chique electronics and more. MO Soul


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