Friday 24th September
Tickets £8 | 19:30
The Fiddler presents, in arrangement with Whispering Pines: Dirty Laces, a MCR rock and roll 5 piece, raw guitar music & powerful live show with a huge stage presence. Tube driven amps, classic guitars give a big sound.
Striding between the cotton mills of North Manchester, Dirty Laces are comfortable in their own skin and unafraid to take risks, bolstered by the music they were raised on; classic and 50s rock performers, 60s and 70s power garage and prog bands, psychedelia and outsider punk.
+ support from Fake A Smile
Through a steady release of singles — their first release was in 2020 — ‘Fake a Smile’ have developed a diverse and melodious sonic palette. Take a bit of the panoramic, synthesised psych-pop popularised by the likes of Tame Impala ; then add the grit and catchy song-writing of Britain’s indie-rock scene: think Arctic Monkeys, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sam Fender. This is the sound ‘Fake a Smile’ are trying to create; one that straddles the two genres and unites the chilled with the energetic. It’s an ambition that mirrors their personal journey from growing up on the beaches of Bournemouth to their move to London’s concrete jungle. In many ways, ‘Fake a Smile’s’ music endeavours to unite both locations; to create a sound that’s at home whether one is dancing the night away in an urban bar or sitting alone and gazing upon the undulations of the evening tide.