Message us back to get on the £4 guestlist for BEAR HANDS and EL POLICIA tomorrow @ Ruby Lounge
Doors are 7.30pm and as you can see the £4 guestlist will virtually be half price when you include online booking fees etc
Email back before 3.30pm tomorrow - firstname.lastname@example.org
BEAR HANDS plus special guests EL POLICIA
Advance tickets at £6.50 available c/o:
0161 832 1111
And more over here ladies & gents:
The group you wish you were in.” NME
“Riveting, devil-may-care rock” Spin.com
“For the past month, we’ve been telling everyone within earshot about Bear Hands, an unsigned up-and-comer out of Brooklyn that should be on the radar of every indie label.” Entertainment Weekly
“While hints of lo-fi indie and post-punk v2.o float about on their debut, the songs catch fire from their own spark. No grungy depression or post-millennial anxiety, just solid tunes..” Alternative Press (top 100 bands of 2008)
Press has been off the hook in the US and the UK for their debut 4 song ep “Golden” which was produced by Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Pelican) and for their live shows. Bear Hands have been fortunate enough to share the stage with bands such as MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Ra Ra Riot, Ambulance Ltd, Cursive, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Le Savy Fav etc. They take to the road again in January 09 for a headlining East Coast/Mid West run in the US and then return to the UK in February for a two week tour to support their Singles Club release on Too Pure/Beggars.
In August 2006, Dylan Rau (vocals/guitar) brought together Ted Feldman (guitar), Val Loper (bass) and TJ Orscher (drums) in a small NYC practice space. The original plan was to flesh out some demos Rau had been working on but each quickly saw and heard the potential for a band; a band that would be unique sounding yet widely accessible.
Focusing on the rhythm and percussion that Orscher and Loper bring, they strive to bring the driving beat to the foreground and to marry it with the contemplative lyrics of Rau and inventive guitar lines of Feldman. This musical creativity combines and combats ideas set forth by pioneers of the rock genre
"Like the Strokes decamped to Manchester with added angst" Chimp Mag
"One of Manchester’s top teen bands....they have the back up to deliver on their burgeoning potential" Clash Magazine
"Like the Monkeys meets Nirvana" NME
"One of the most exciting new bands to come out of Manchester in ages, and i ought to know i've listened to hundreds of them since we started this thing." Danny McNamara - The Aftershow / Embrace
''El Policia are the rock band that Manchester's been waiting for, a band where the music matches the image and the haircuts and are prepared to make a riotous noise rather than a emo slitting Black Parade.'' - Designer Magazine
''Manchester’s next big thing EL POLICIA, definitely ones for the future! ''Roadhouse
''THE AGGRESSIVE PUNK DRIVEN 'MISS MY YOUTH’ HIGHLIGHTS THEIR SAID POTENTIAL; TIGHT GUITARS WOVEN AROUND DIRTY BASS RIFFS TO BRING A CLASH MEETS STROKES SOUND'' - PANIK! ATTACK!
"The great rock and blues coming through their beautiful amps was met by a lead singers voice with a hint of Kurt Cobain and playing showing more than a bit of Hendrix flair. They have a real New York look to them and in fact, when I first saw them, I assumed that was where they were from!" - GUESTLIST MUSIC
"Hey, anything that gets ‘the kids’ listening to decent music is a plus in our book and El Policia could be the ones to do that." - GUESTLIST MUSIC