a-tota-so return to Manchester for the first time in waaaay too long, bringing their infestious brand of noise-math to 33 Oldham Street on Saturday 30th September 2023.
Following up 2018s self-titled record Marty, Chris & Jamie returned in 2022 with 'Lights Out', developing their sound and bringing a host of special guest vocalists from around the Math / post-rock and post-metal scenes around the UK and beyond, including:
Jake O'Driscoll (God Alone), Damien Sayell (The St Pierre Snake Invasion/ mclusky), Aisling Whiting (Sang Froid), Kieran Hayes (We Come In Pieces), Brian Scally (Ganglions / Anna’s Anchor), Ellie Godwin (No Violet), Jack Gordon (Irk / Platitude Queen), Ashley Tubb (Sugar Horse).
Along with recent appearances at StrangeForms (2022) and Portals Festival (2023) - a-tota-so will be playing ArcTangent Festival prior to embarking on a run of shows in late August / early September before heading to Manchester for this show.
Joining a-tota-so are:
Kusanagi are an instrumental rock band based in Liverpool. They have released two E.P.s and a two-full length albums to muchcritical and public acclaim.
Kusanagi have shared the stage with a number of high profile bands including And So I Watch You From Afar, Maybeshewill, Tera Melos, Gallops, Alpha Male Tea Party and Cleft and played festivals such as Arctangent, Strangeforms and Portals.
Kusanagi return to Manchester after far too long - and will bring a wealth of big hitting instrumental rock to compliment a line-up bursting with atmosphere.
Din of Celestial Birds:
Fast rising stars of the Leeds post-rock scene, Din of Celestial Birds join us back in Manchester following the release of their debut album The Night is for Dreamers (out August 11th 2023) - one of the most hotly anticipated British post-rock records of the year.
Their set at 33 Oldham Street will follow a triumphant debut at ArcTangent Festival in August.
Their last set at 33OS was so good, they used footage from it for their video for their song Downpour - and no doubt the return to Manchester will bring the same level of enthusiasm and excitement.
Manchester's hardest working post-rock band return after a brief break - recording their debut album with legendary post-rock producer Dave Sanderson (65daysofstatic, Gilmore Trail, Polinski) - to take to the 33OS stage once more.
The band enjoyed a stellar 2022 opening for the likes of And So I Watch You From Afar, The Dear Hunter, a-tota-so, Dystopian Future Movies, Mountainscape, L.O.E, Poly-Math and Codices.
Following on from their recent special EP headline show across the city, Civil Service will be performing new songs from their debut record, due for release early 2024.
Hear (some of) it first in Manchester!
We are excited to welcome Dutch Elm to Manchester for their debut performance in the city.
The instrumental post-rock band from Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK have begun carving a name out for themselves in the city as the specialist post-rock openers for the likes of Aaronson, False Hope for the Savage, Poly-Math & El Moono.
"At their softer moments, they're utterly hypnotic. During their heavier moments, they're a force to be reckoned with." - NARC Magazine
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN EARLY SHOW START TIME
Doors are at 6pm, with the first band on at 6:30pm.
33 Oldham Street (M1 1JG) is located on Oldham Street, in the heart of central Manchester's northern quarter, 2 minutes walk from Piccadilly Gardens and within 10 minutes walk of both Piccadilly and Victoria stations.
The venue is located on the 1st floor - accessibility information is not presently known.
To request accessibility information, please contact: Eve[email protected].
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
33 Oldham Street, 33 Oldham Street,Manchester, United Kingdom