Posts by Month: September 2012


Gig: Opossum


“Opossum is a three-piece psych-pop band featuring Kody Neilson, Bic Runga and Michael Logie. There’s a loose and poppy psychedelic feel to their sound that feels like a polished progression from Kody‘s brother’s lo-fi UMO stuff. It’s lovely stuff.” Slacker Shack

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Nine Black Alps

Gig: Nine Black Alps


From their inception in late 2003, the band’s energetic live performances earned them a hardcore fanbase after playing for only a few months on the Manchester music scene. In 2004 the band were signed to Island records and spent the year touring the UK and recording their first studio … Read on

The Voluntary Butler Scheme

Gig: The Voluntary Butler Scheme

This is certainly the most quintessential Cloud Sounds line up ever, featuring arguably the three best and most important bands ever played on the podcast.
Former one man band The Voluntary Butler Scheme is back, now as a brass laden 5-piece. The tour is to promote the upcoming single Brain … Read on

Gig: Findley


Findlay returns to The Castle Hotel this Friday for residency number three, support comes from Golden Glow & Danny Add.

Findlay is already confirmed to support Jake Bugg on his sold out November tour, she’s also just been confirmed to support The Courteeners at the MEN Arena in December. … Read on


Gig: Little Comets


Little Comets are a band from Newcastle whose musical style has been likened to Vampire Weekend, Using inopportune moments and a musical alphabet as deep as the sea, little comets are currently traversing a sextet of cities with nothing but shine in the apples of their eyes.


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Gig: Ken Vandermark Trio + guests


The Noise Upstairs presents…



Ken Vandermark Trio + Guests


We are teaming up with local heroes Buried Bones to bring this fantastic sax player back to Manchester.  Chicago-based saxophonist Ken Vandermark shouldn’t need any introduction, and this time he’s backed by the incredible talents of Mark … Read on