Archive for February, 2010

MOF Band featured in TBA Magazine

The Mind on Fire Band were featured in the 1st issue of new Manchester magazine TBA, which if youre lucky enough you will find in a few select venues in town, including Eastern Bloc.

For everyone else you can check the digital version below!

The piece was written by Dave Firth, and you can check his blog for other bits, musings and articles here:

Competition Time! Sounds From The Other City

Eyup… As you may know we will be hosting one of the venues for this years Sounds From The Other City again, this time with wotgodforgot and its shaping up nicely…. To celebrate, the lovely people at Sounds have given us 2 tickets to give away as a prize.

All you need to do is email us at with ‘SFTOC comp‘ in the subject line and answer this simple question:

In what year was Salford granted City status?

In other news, we have more competitions on the way with free tickets for Chris Cunningham, and the Same Teens house party up for grabs so watch this space!

The winners of the Four Tet ticket competition will be announced at the end of the month.

Good luck!

Competition Time! Ruby Lounge House Party

Hey! They’re coming thick and fast today – We have 2 tickets to the next Ruby Lounge House Party, hosted by the folks at Same Teens this Easter Sunday… On top of that the winner will also receive a round of drinks, and some BoxFresh garms to wear…

To win the tickets all you have to do is email us again at and answer the following question…

What is the name of the Same  Teens magazine, (which they won funding for when we both won Umbro Industries together)?

We’re gonna be spinning some wax down at the party too, so come down and get involved!

Competition Time! Chris Cunningham tickets

My oh my, we have also been given 2 free tickets to the upcoming show by Chris Cunningham and friends, at Manchester Opera House on 25th April… This is one of only 3 UK shows and really is unmissable…

To win the tickets, just answer the following question. As usual, email with ‘Chris Cunningham comp’ in the subject line.

In which of Chris Cunningham’s critically acclaimed videos do we see a dog dressed up in a doctor’s coat?

If you don’t know, you better get watching some of his stuff!

Good luck!

Ruby Lounge House Party!

Mind on Fire DJs will be playing at the 2nd installment of The Ruby Lounge and Same Teens’ House Party on Easter Sunday. Theres all sorts of people playing with Eddy Temple Morris, Allez Allez and Murkage Cartel heading up the bill, and loads of treats and freebies for those who get down early… Check the event and get involved!

Matthew Halsall Interview and Guest Mix

Mind On Fire’s Loga recently caught up with Manchester’s premier Jazz Trumpeter Matthew Halsall to talk Jazz, music and the future. He was kind enough to do us a 45 minute Jazz and Funk mix too. To download that click the icon above and to see the interview in full click the picture of the man himself or alternately HERE. Don’t forget to check out his night Step Up at the legendary Band On The Wall too.

Dub Culture Launch!

The Mind on Fire Band will be coming out of winter hibernation for our first show of 2010 at the launch of Dub Culture, a new night at Joshua Brooks next Saturday. A new monthly event from the minds behind Natural Selection, Skint But Happy and Overdub, and we’ll be playing alongside The Mouse Outfit, Bedos and more. Get down!

MOF @ Sounds From The Other City!

Yes y’all…. We’re all super excited to be part of Sounds From The Other City again this year, Salford’s premier festival of new music on Bank Holiday Sunday 2nd May…. This year is looking bigger and better than ever, with some amazing “hush hush’ bookings soon to be announced, and more after parties than before, running til 3am…

Click the image below to check the facebook group for regular updates and mark the date in your diary.

This year we will be teaming up with WOTGODFORGOT to present a day of live acts in the Salvation Army, and will also be hosting one of the after parties, a residents mashup in conjunction with some of Manchester’s finest club nights. Hold tight for more info!

Eurocultured 2010

Yo yo, Mind on Fire will be teaming up with the Hoya Hoya family for Eurocultured 2010 at the end of May… We’re planning some great stuff across 3 floors in Space, so keep checking back… Headliners announced sooooon.

Its always a great weekend, so make sure you get involved! More info very soon

New Artists added – Riot Jazz and Yes Blythe

We are happy to announce two new additions to the site and two very different ones at that. Its fair to say these artists occupy two wholly opposite ends of the musical spectrum.

Riot Jazz Cheese Board Listen Download

First are the fantastic Riot Jazz Brass Band who are like a massive gang, if gangs replaced their weapons with horn instruments (tenuous I know) If your looking for a bit of get up and go party music then this is the one for you, check the heavy duty, horn laden mega mix above on their Cheese Board selection.

Ceased Listen Download

Next up is Yes Blythe who makes epic, melodic pieces that almost sound like the soundtrack to a film that hasn’t been made yet (this in fact will be the soundtrack to my next late night bike ride) Close your eyes, listen to the great Ceased above and let the sound wash over you.