Archive for December, 2009

Groovement Onra Interview

The lovely Agent J from Groovement has put up a nice little review from the Onra and Martyn show we did at Mint Lounge back in May, featuring an interview with Onra and some pictures too. Aswell as being a great weekly radio show (and podcast) on Unity Radio, the Groovement blog features all sorts of music news, links and other gubbins so make sure you get to know if you dont already!

Featured Artist – Borland E.P download

The last Featured Artist for 2009 and seeing us into 2010 are the extroadinarily beautiful BORLAND. For some time a favourite at Mind On Fire, Borland expertly craft the kind of lush, ambient electronica that is the perfect soundtrack to any occasion. After recently playing their first live show in Manchester and releasing the mini LP House you can expect to hear more from this 2 piece in the new year but for now enjoy the wonderful “Wildlife” which featured on the digital download MOF 004 Compilation

Umbro Industries Round 2!

Just a gentle reminder that all creative folk in Manchester have just less than a month to get your ideas up on to be considered for the 2nd round of bursaries.

Theres some great ideas up there already, and its hard to choose but we’d like to show our support for the Ideas Factory, a really worthwhile project much needed in Manchester…

Illum Sphere Video

Another video for y’all, from Hoya Hoya and Fat City’s Illum Sphere, with live visuals from the one and only CYCLOPTIC. Thats become a bit of a tag line round here but he really is one of a kind.

Expect to hear much more in 2010 as Hoya Hoya launch a new record label with some great releases in the pipeline.

Denis Jones video

Here is a recent video from Manchester solo magician Denis Jones. An awesome track and great video, check it out… We should hopefully have some more stuff of his up on the site soon. for more info.

Four Tet live in Manchester

So after the very impressive Battles and Flying Lotus show earlier this month, Now Wave are back with another great booking, hosting Kieran Hebden’s Four Tet, with hand picked supports from the man himself.

Its set to be a great show and we are going to be having a competition to win 2 tickets closer to the time so watch this space!

Mind On Fire Band, Live at Norvun Sunday

When the Mind On Fire wagon rolled into the Roadhouse last month for the inimitable Norvun Sunday some scamp decided to record all the goings onto a bloody computer. These files then fell into the wrong hands and have found their way HERE for you to enjoy. So please, do the right thing and get listening straight away to the live sounds of “Blood Spilling”.

Blood Spilling (Live at Norvun Sunday 15/11/09)

158 projects

Click on the link below to see the new(ish) and very lovely website of the 158 projects crew. You may well have already encountered this talented bunch when they have appeared at various nights around Manchester adding their live art stylings to proceedings or if you have been to one of the many great events run by Herbal Sessions around the North West. If not, then the website will be a real treat for you, combining as it does extra special illustration, graphics, photography and music. As if this wasn’t enough the site is also home to the online 158 magazine which combines all of the above into a shiny pdf download. Now click away….


Welcome one, welcome all, to, the home of forward thinking Manchester music.

We are always looking for music for the website so send tracks through to Any and all genres are welcome, we want to give a good picture of the wide variety of music happening in the city right now.

Feel free to browse around at your leisure and listen to Mancunian music until your heart is content. Everywhere you see the orange speaker icon you can click to add that song to a playlist and everywhere there is a green download icon, well you know the rest surely. You will be able to listen to songs without being a member but to access free MP3 downloads and Mixes and Podcasts you will first have to register here.

There are currently 41 artists featured on the site with more in the pipeline so to help you digest all of this music we will be featuring one act every couple weeks.