Archive for November, 2009

This City is Ours – Live

Theres a few really great shows to choose from next week and local night This City is Ours have a really awesome lineup at Salford’s Sacred Trinity Church¬† that is definitely worth heading down to.

Mind on Fire favourites Borland will be playing their first full live band show, and TCIO resident band From The Kites of San Quentin will be doing their thing aswell. You can listen to both on the new MOF5 birthday compilation here.

Also playing is 7 Black Tentacles from Sheffield, who sound amazing and we’re really excited to see the 12 piece live in Manchester. Click the image below for more info, links and tuneage, and we’ll see you down there ūüôā

Golden Lab Records

Hello! Another quick one to let you know that Manchester label Golden Lab have a new site up and running so you can have a look through their back catalogue of extremely limited and sought after releases, on vinyl, CDR and cassette…¬† have a look by clicking the logo below!

Air Adam Podcast

Just a quick heads up about Neighbourhood resident AIR¬†ADAM’s podcast, available for free download every month. Click the image below to get access to 6 months worth of upfront hip hop mixes… Enjoy.

MOF band in the studio

The end of November has seen the MOF Band hitting the studio to begin work recording an E.Ps worth of material. We are hoping to have something ready by early summer 2010 but keep an eye on the website for any sneak previews of the tracks and live videos which should hopefully be coming very soon.

To clear up any confusion that may have been caused the MOF band is comprised of 8 people who had previously played with bands such as Go Lebanon, Making Faces, M16 Live and Fighting as well as producing music under the guises of czuk, Zoir and collaborating together in various side projects. We have been performing together with the current line up for the past 6 months but are now in hibernation until 2010 writing and recording material so watch this space.

Same Teens and XOX

As you may know, we were awarded half of the first Umbro Industries bursary last month, and so we thought we’d give you a little introduction to the lucky winners of the other half – Same Teens and their fanzine XOX

Check out their blog below, with free mp3s and mixes to download, and look out for new issues of XOX throughout 2010.

Tighten Up!

Yes y’all… Now every Friday you can find Mind on Fire DJs WOLI¬†WOLS¬†and LOGA¬†doing their thang at Odder on Oxford Road, playing the finest deep funk, hip hop, original breaks, soul and reggae… Get down!

DrumClinic on Friday!

A quick heads up about Drum Clinic on Friday, in new venue Sub 61, which we’re all pretty excited about checking out. A top lineup led by Jazzsteppa,, with support from Herbal Sessions, Ken Evil, and Jim Open Plan, and live art from the 158 crew.

Click the link above for more info, and see you down there!

Battles and Fly Lo

In just over two weeks time some of our good friends are putting on what can only be described as a humdinger of a show at Academy 2 featuring Battles, Flying Lotus and Nice Nice. Tickets are going like the proverbial temperate baked desert products so click the image above or HERE to get your hands on some before its too late.

Featured Artist – Gnod

You may have noticed that the current featured artist on the website is psychedelic drone combo Gnod. If you like what you hear you have a chance to check them out this Sunday at Islington Mill alongside Teeth of the Sea, Thought Forms, The Sandells & Factory Star from 7pm.

As the final part of our 5th birthday celebrations we are releasing a 17 track compilation, available for digital download here at It will soon be available to download in zip format but for now members of the site can listen to or download each track indivdually right here.

1. Waratah Blossom – OG Spurious Scholars
2. Jungle Brothers Remix – Danny Drive Through
3. Etherial – Kane Testrack
4. Dub Down – Bakery Studios
5. Calling – Woli Wols feat. Martin Connor
6. True Love – Neko Neko
7. Mr. Smith’s Dream – DJ Mischief
8. Saving Skin – To Sophia
9. Music To Wash Your Balls To – TNC
10. <:;-) – From The Kites Of San Quentin
11. Just Gotta Be Me – Omas
12. I Tried – Parkertron
13. Massed – Prefoma
14. Dark Matter РDAYSE & AVER
15. Wildlife – Borland
16. Soulstice – Tsantsa
17. Nadir – CZUK