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Sounds From The Other City – This Sunday!

So Mind on Fire and This City Is Ours team up once again this May bank holiday to present a stage at the wonderful Sounds From The Other City.

We are in the Kings Arms this year kicking off from 3pm til late across 2 floors. Check our lineup below, and check the website for full lineups across all stages, videos, downloads and all sorts of other exciting info.

Tickets available from Islington Mill, Piccadilly Records, The Bay Horse, Skiddle, See and Quay.


SFTOC 2013

SFTOC 2013












Here’s what we got in store….

FINGATHING (Bare Bones Soundsystem)
DEFT (Rwina Records / Space Hardware)
BLACKSMIF (Blah Blah Blah / Synchronicity)
REAL (WotNot / XVI Records / Sounds Of Sumo)
RAIN DOG (Project : Mooncircle)
SZARE (Horizontal Ground / Idle Hands)
FRAMEWORKS – live band (First Word / My First Moth)
COGI (Broken Bubble)
KA/VAN (This City Is Ours)

Visuals by EMN
Install by UPPER SPACE

Music links here:

There are some absolutely cracking bookings on some of the other stages, Daedelus at Islington Mill being a highlight. Also, Bad Uncle showcasing some one off collaborations, and MCR Scenewipe hosting all their acts via skype. Check the website for more info.

We hope to see you there!

Our latest Collaborative event with This City Is Ours lands on Good Friday!

Featuring a Manchester debut of Paul White’s live show with live drumming from Mo Kolours. There’s also sterling support in the from of fellow Mancunians Ape Cult and Danny Drive Thru.

29/03/13 X Kraak Gallery

£5 adv motd


Paper Tiger at Soup Kitchen tonight!

Tonight’s FUTUREPROOF session sees Paper Tiger making the trip from Leeds to join MOF residents at Soup Kitchen. Check out their recent Come Correct EP, on Wah Wah 45s featuring Foreign Beggars.

Listen X Werkha ▼ Le Roitelet

Check this new fire from Manchester beatsmith Werkha

available to buy now through

Don’t sleep!

Download X New Borland EP

Our good friends Borland have just released a cracking new EP on This City is Ours, this comes highly recommended and at name your price it’d be rude not to!

Check it

13/02/13 X Futureproof feat. Omas X Aver

Our weekly social continues at Soup Kitchen with a different guest every week throughout February.

This week we have The Natural Curriculum’s own Omas and Aver gracing the decks. These two need no introduction and have been the backbone of some of Manchester’s finest hip hop productions over the last few years. Support as usual will come from MOF residents Joe Who? and Dan Nation.


You know the drill, on the last Sunday of every month, MOF Selectors takeover The Nook for 6 hours of eclectic music and occasional sillyness.

Each month we are joined by a guest selector from across Manchester’s musical spectrum – with Denis Jones, K.J Ill of PYC Sessions and Chunky passing through in recent months.

For the first session of 2013 we invite Jonny Dub from the Hoya:Hoya famly to join us. A great chance to catch easily one of the best party DJs in Manchester in a nice cosy setting.

Check his mix for Fabric from last year here:

The Nook’s famous roast dinner is available during the day, with MOF taking over from 6pm til late.

Expect music spanning genre, tempo, space and time.

Facebook event here

Acre – Forlorn (Part One)

Check this from the Saturate Records and Project 13 homeboy Acre.


This Wednesday we continue our weekly social at Soup Kitchen with local hip hop stalwarts Taste the Diff’rence. Music will be running from 6-midnight, Reach!

Facebook event here

Where are You? New Sykes!

Over the last 2 years, The Natural Curriculum have been making moves with vinyl releases from Dayse and Aver, the TNC LP, and Aver’s solo EP. Recently Bill Sykes added to that with his new album as a digital download. Basically if you’ve not copped it, make sure you get over to itunes and sort that out. In the meantime check the new video for the track Where Are You. Beats by Chalk. Video by Scott Hallows from STANdbY FILMS.