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Following on from the inspiringly titled ‘Manchester Standards – Sides 1 & 2’, comes the middle instalment of the Manchester Standards trilogy of Mancunian musical majesty.

Whereas the first LP focused on the more established DIY groups (Side 1) and the noisier elements on the flip side, ‘Sides 3 & 4’ turns its ear to the DIY New Breed (Side 3), and those acts that have already established themselves outside of the city on their own terms (side 4).

The intention is that the LPs serve as artefacts, and reminders, of just how artistically fruitful Manchester has been in recent years. And, a great introduction to those outside the city limits who are curious to hear what all the fuss is about.

The run will be of 250 pressings, vinyl only, and featuring a Savage Wolf art print!

Manchester Standards Sides 3 & 4 features local favourites such as MONEY, Pins, Egyptian Hip Hop, Mistoa Poltsa, Great Waves, Naked (On Drugs), Queer’d Science, Irma Vep, Fruit Tones and many more. 

LP £11.49 OJ002

LP on Only Joking inc. MONEY, Pins, Egyptian Hip Hop, Mistoa Poltsa, Great Waves, Naked (On Drugs), Queer’d Science, Irma Vep, Fruit Tones etc.

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Manchester Standards Sides 3 & 4 by Various
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8/10 Mike Staff review, 11 July 2014
Here's a fairly bizarre compilation that puts together some of the more interesting stuff that's been going on in Manchester lately. Genre-wise it seems a little unfocused but broadly speaking it's got Mancunian music on it of the indie/rock/leftfield persuasion.   Highlights include the Flaming Lips-ish bass-fuzz-funk of Salford Media City, the throbbing krautrock of 2014 Good-Band-Shit-Name champions Bass Ventura, deconstructed automaton post-punk from Queer'd Science, some hi-gain geek pop from Mazes that sounds like a long-lost Rivers Cuomo demo, bedroom wonk-funk from Aldous RH, filthy east-meets-west funk from Egyptian Hip Hop, as well as appearances from big-time indie hopefuls like Money and Pins. As a compilation it's a bit all over the place, but that means there'll almost certainly be some stuff you like in amongst it.


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