The band released their debut album The Pyramid of Privilege in 2011, following it up with 2012's National Service.
Collective interests include British railways and the West Pennine Moors.
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|Final vocal takes at DOA Studios|
First tonight is Total Victory, a high-concept, high energy band from Bolton. Strongly influenced by bands like The Fall, there is a fine line between the band becoming somewhat of a tribute act and finding their own voice. On tonight’s showing there is no doubt potential for them to explore their musical capabilities further. Omnivictory and Keep Your Discipline play cleverly with tempo, with the structure of each song constantly evolving. This is also the first, but not the last time that audience participation is encouraged tonight, with vocalist Daniel Brookes regularly throwing himself at the public and thrusting the microphone into their startled faces. It’s a tactic which is very deliberate, one that works and provides a much needed humour to a politics-heavy setFair enough Edward. It's called 'King Of Discipline' though.
Edward Steinson, The Ark
Thanks for the good words from Outfit though. Some of them used to play in Indica Ritual who were brilliant. I'm pleased to report Outfit are even better.
TOTAL VICTORY from Bolton are fucking amazing. Go and listen to them.— Outfit (@outfitofficial) February 24, 2012
Manchester has produced some of Britain's best and most influential bands, and most of them are back this summer. As the oldies lumber back into action, are they threatening to cast a shadow over the next generation of rock 'n' roll stars?On Saturday night, music fans in Manchester will party like it's 1989, when two of the biggest bands from the "Madchester" music scene, the Happy Mondays and Inspiral Carpets, play a comeback concert at the city's arena.Next month, 225,000 people will watch the hotly anticipated return of The Stone Roses at three gigs in the city.
|LEST WE FORGET|
Alan's Records was a small shop with a tatty front that faced the new market building in Wigan. The records were upstairs, above the skate department. To reach it, you had to navigate the sweat and clutter of a dozen teenage boys ogling skateboards and trying on Vans. I was preposterously shy. I would hold my breath and keep my eyes on the floor as I walked through. Nor would I look at my fellow music-buyers, but I did eavesdrop on their conversations: tantalising mentions of Shellac, Hüsker Dü, DJ Shadow, Felt, Orange Juice, Super Furry Animals.My story is similar. Alans is where I first learned about Slint, Rachel's, Rodan, Appleseed Cast, Teenbeat Records, and many more. All I would dispute in this article is whether it is Alans or Alan's, and as evidence, I offer this:
Later, when my boyfriend and his best friend worked there, I remember the feeling of homecoming that would rise in my chest as I climbed those stairs. This was where I bought Pixies records, Bis, Slint, Sonic Youth and Yo la Tengo. I remember resting against the counter listening to Elliott Smith, Tortoise, the For Carnation.
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