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In The City 2010 – Manchester Picadilly- Unsigned Line Up

John Williams - Thursday 07.10.10, 17:17pm

We are just days away from the excellent In The City festival in Manchester’s Picadilly and Northern quarter which takes place from October 13th to 15th, and the Unsigned line up has been revealed.

IN THE CITY UNSIGNED 2010 – LINE UP REVEALED!
Chosen from thousands of hopefuls by the In The City A&R panel, 30 bands have been picked as the latest in a long line of acts showcased during the event’s successful history. In The City Unsigned has been a significant stepping-stone in the careers of many of todays greatest artists including Radiohead, Smashing pumpkins, Chemical Brothers, The Verve an so many more.

The 30 bands selected to appear this year are:
2:54 – Sinister and moody shoegaze two-piece
Andrew Davie – understated singer-songwriter with a songbook of Autumnal tales
Beaty Heart – Lush, percussion-heavy art school hypnotics
Big Deal - Loose, summery pop, joining the dots between Mazzy Star and Tennis.
Brown Brogues – Six strings and two drums-worth of stomping, bluesy garage.
Catfish & The Bottlemen – Wide-eyed rock four-piece
Chad Valley – Jonquil frontman’s disco dreampop solo project
D/R/U/G/S - Soaring, post-dubstep anthemics from Manchester
Dead Models – 50s and 60s-indebted smoky songwriters.
Eagulls - Explosive, bloody-nosed slacker punk from Leeds
Fanzine – breezy, bright-eyed slacker pop from blog darlings
Films of Colour – Swooning, layered epic indie.
Fixers - Tom Tom Club-esque surf-dance quintet
Foreign Office - Infectious synth-flecked new wave
Frontiers - Midlands-based post-punk and shoegaze quartet
Labyrinth Ear – Much hyped boy/girl duo, new to the live circuit
Les Cadets – Latin and electronic-influenced indie-pop.
Milk Maid – Lo-fi grunge pop from Manchester
Misty Miller – Teenage ukulele player with an amazing voice
Monument Valley – London singer-songwriter, with echoes of Nick Drake.
Oberhofer – Much blogged youthful exuberance from New York.
Picture Book – Insistent, dancefloor-driven electro pop
Samuel Diamond – Brooding, Hyperdub-influenced lo-freq. electronica
Sissy & The Blisters – Primal, inventive krautrock from Egyptian Hip-Hop labelmates.
Slow Motion Shoes – Lamacq-approved fizzy neon pop
Smatka – Broad-brush, multi-faceted pop, from innocent to disturbing
Sophie-Rose - Florence and Mystery Jets-approved pop
The Car Is On Fire – Infectious and experimental Polish psychedelia.
The Kill Van Kulls – a four-piece dealing in gloriously harmonious synth-soaked pop
Thomas J Speight – Sweet and wistful folk-inflected songer-songwriter

FURTHER NEW ADDITIONS... Dutch Uncles, Flats, Tribes, ExLovers, Stricken City, The Neat, Youth, Vondelpark, Planet Earth, Egyptrixx, Advances In Mathematics, This Many Boyfriends, Ana Free, Nikki Garnett, Easter, From The Kites Of San Quentin, Holden, Rook and the Ravens, The Horn The Hunt, 1913, Berlin Berlin, Hey Zeus, The Hidden Revolution.

For further information visit the In The City website

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  • 1 Serafina Scarlett // Nov 13, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Great blog! I like how everything is well written. I will be back to check for new posts. Thanks!!

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