Archive for May, 2011

Futureshock throughout June

If you haven’t yet been to Future Shock at Soup kitchen then what are you waiting for?  With Reggae Thursdays in hiatus there is literally no better place to be on a Thursday, but if you can’t make it tonight then make sure you get to one of the special themed nights in June. It promises everything from 60s & 70s Funk to 80s steppers, galactic ballads and kosmische musik from some of the deepest crates in the country.

Hosted by Gumbo and George Mahood, Future Shock brings together serious collectors to air out there prized possessions and June starts next week with the mouth watering prospect of the deepest soul, ballads with beats, Wu Tang soul and Lowrider music.


Futureshock June

Futureshock June


Download Zing’s debut EP!

After rocking our Sounds From The Other City stage earlier this month, Zing, who feature members of Mind on Fire Band and Go Lebanon have just released their debut EP. Click below to download ‘It Was All A Dream’ for free!

Download Zings debut EP

Download Zings debut EP

New Manchester Scene Wipes!

There’s been some great recent additions to the MCR Scenewipe website from some of our favourite bands, including a few from this year’s Sounds From The Other City Festival. Keep a look out for a MOF Band video which should be happening soon and make sure you check out the Trojan Horse, Day For Airstrikes and From The Kites Of San Quentin videos below…

This “summer” has already seen an abundance of activity for everyone at MOF, including, amongst other things our showcases at Sounds From The Other City and FutureEverything and the bands shows at Eurocultured, Hendre Hall, Friends Of Mine and the Caulbearers E.P launch a few weeks back.

In addition to the last 2 band shows planned for 2011 at Beatherder and Kendal Calling, MOF Djs in the shape of Woli Wols, Loga and Zoir will be representing at this years Soundwave Festival in Croatia. The band wont be there as with last year but tickets are still available for Thursday night boat party with Heducation and Taste The Difference so get involved.

Here is a taster of last year if you needed anymore encouragement.

SOUNDWAVE CROATIA 2010 from Jack Whiteley on Vimeo.


MOF Band @ Beatherder

The Mind On Fire band will be playing Beatherder festival this year. More details soon.

MOF band @ Parklife festival

MOF band @ Parklife

MOF band @ Parklife

This weekend sees Parklife festival running over two days at Platt feilds. Apart form a steller line up including Doom, DJ Shadow, Mount Kimbe, Gradmaster Flash, Riot Jazz and Hudson Mohawke our very own Mind On Fire band will be playing on the Sunday.Lets hope the Manchester sun stays out for the weekend.

MOF band @ Caulbearers EP launch

MOF band @ Caulbearers EP launch

Including new additions here’s full line up…

Mind On Fire Band
Ben Mellor

King Spinna
Joe Sope


Manchester favourites, Caulbearers bring their incendiary live show to Islington Mill for the launch of their much anticipated debut EP, ‘More Lie Deep’.

With a growing reputation among critics and audiences alike, Caulbearers showcase a heady mix of archaic funk fables and soul migrations.

Mixing uplifting, celebratory music with moments of dark introspection, this eight-piece heavy-groove orchestra bring an intensity that charges the room. The band’s lead vocalists reflect this duality, with the soulful passion of Julie E Gordon (Happy Mondays) contrasting the biting fury of founder, Damien Mahoney.

‘More Lie Deep’ is a four track EP encompassing studio and live performance, produced by Damien Mahoney and mixed by Seadna McPhail (Badly Drawn Boy, Everything Everything, Jah Wobble)

Expect a fiery, euphoric atmosphere at this unique live event – not to be missed.

Caulbearers include founder members of Single Cell, a collective of Manchester-based musicians, film-makers, artists and activists.

Support comes courtesy of the brilliant Mind On Fire Band and slam poet champion Ben Mellor.

DJ King Spinna is none other than legendary Blood and Fire selector Dom, who is joined on the decks by Joe Sope (Herbal Sessions) and Defunkles (Single Cell).

Visuals courtesy of the enigmatic smO.

MOF Band @ Hendre Hall

The MOF Band and all crew will be heading off to Hendre Hall in Wales with our good friends from Herbal Sessions and Drum Music on Saturday 4th June. This is not one to be missed so check the link below and get your travel sorted.

MOF Band @ Hendre Hall

MOF Band @ Hendre Hall

MOF Band @ Eurocultured

The Mind On Fire band will be playing at Eurocultured festival. Details are below.

*** DUB & BASS @ EuroCultured 2011 ***
May 29th @ Sound Control
11 – 4 am

We’re teaming up with Contact to MASH down Sound Control with the heaviest lineup!

We are bringing you (along with as much extra SOUND PRESSURE possible)

TIPPA IRIE (Saxon Sound International)
EARL GATESHEAD (Trojan Sound System)
SUPER FOUR (Trojan Sound System)
LONGSHOT (Drum Music)

hosted by BABA ISRAEL

All inclusive on the Euro Cultured Ticket

Sunday Ticket – 7.50 + bf
Weekend Ticket – 10.00 + bf



Contact is takin’ over Sound Control! LIVE acts and DJs with lots more going on. All including:


All inclusive on the Euro Cultured Ticket


The Mind On Fire Band are playing at this years innaugral Friends Of Mine Festival, playing the Main Stage on Friday 20th May. For more info on the festival click the link below.

MOF band @ FOM festival

MOF band @ FOM festival