The Real Collective presents;
LEMURIA (east coast, usa)
The return of the lovely power-pop trio return to Manchester,
almost two years after they first stole everyone's hearts and
made everyone fall in love with their cute, downright adorable
blend of punk and slick indie power pop. Now releasing records
on Asian Man (including their most recent LP, 'Get Better'). Just,
seriously the sweetest loveliest people making the most perfect
music. Excited? You fucking bet. No venue changes, this is at
Retro Bar. You got it.
SURRENDER (west coast, usa)
Awesome catchy and message-carrying pop/punk from San
Francisco. Taking cues from old peace punk like Crass and
Chumbawamba and modernising it into an even more accessible
and meaningful manner. If we're giving more contemporary clues,
imagine if Fifth Hour Hero were making records towards the more-
political-than-twee side of Plan-It-X. Ex-Crimpshrine and current-
Onion Flavoured Rings, on Thrillhouse Records.
BEAR BONES (hull)
New band from t'other side of the Pennines, playing great melodic
punk rock with the time-tested and proven win-fest that is intertwining
boy/girl vocals. Lazy comparison would be This Is My Fist maybe? But it
certainly wouldn't be anywhere near a bad thing if that was how they
GET SERIOUS (manchester)
Mika Miko meets the Descendents, maybe? Shouty vocals, dancetastic
riff after riff, flitting between anthemic melodic punk and short, jerky jangly
not-disco disco beats. Ex-Postcards From Wakanda.
HOT WASPS (manchester)
The continuation of local scrappy pop heroes Lion perhaps, but with drawn influences from
a little bit o'thrash, a tough of prog noodlin' and a penchant for all things pop and punk.
at Retro Bar,
7pm - £6 please (two US bands to pay, sorry!)