june, 2018

01jun7:30 pm11:30 pmSPRAY + Factory Acts, Double Echo and IRNY


Event Details

Join us for a very special evening featuring four exciting yet diverse bands from the north west. Hosted by The Zanzibar Club, tickets are at a special low offer price in order to encourage those who wouldn't normally go to a grass-roots music event to come along.


Founded in 2001, Spray is comprised of Ricardo Autobahn (synthesizers) and Jenny McLaren (vocals, guitars), both formerly of the Cuban Boys, who took their chaotic technopunk to number 1 on the Festive 50 (twice), recorded one of the best Peel Sessions ever and went head-to-head with Sir Cliff Richard in a Christmas Chart Battle (but ultimately lost). Their hit single 'Cognoscenti Vs Intelligentsia' (a.k.a. 'The Hamster Dance Song') sold a million copies, reached number 4 in the UK single charts, landed them on Top of the Pops and, in the words of John Peel, was “the most requested song I’ve had since 'God Save The Queen'.


A Salford-based post-punk dark-electro duo, Factory Acts exist at the edge of the analogue-digital divide, sometimes dreaming, always dancing. Cork at heart.

They are Susan O'Shea on vocals, synths and analogue digital devices, and Matt Davies covering bass guitar, beats and mixes. Factory Acts was born following the accidental creation of a new sound, and a hastily written two song instrumental debut at the legendary Salford Lad's Club. After wowing audiences and critics alike with their debut EP Thirst in 2014, Salford's underground, postpunk maestros released their highly-anticipated follow-up, the Second Amendment EP, in April 2017 on Manchester’s alternative electronic label AnalogueTrash. Factory Acts have received repeated air play on BBC Introducing Manchester, Ireland's 2FM, Salford City Radio and numerous internet stations worldwide. They played two sets at electric Picnic 2017 and are regulars on the Manchester and Salford gig circuit, also having played in London, Leeds, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Dublin and Susan’s native Cork. Factory Acts have supported Kite Base (Savages), Brix and the Extricated (ex-Fall), The Skeletal Family, 1919, Cruxshadows, Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Clan of Xymox and electro-Goth legends Naked Lunch.


“DOUBLE ECHO transport you, quickly, into a smoky, dimly lit basement club in the middle of the 1980′s. Familiar, dance insistent, synth patterns and baritone vocals consume the room as you make come-get-me eyes at a fellow, rhythmically challenged, post punk night dweller.” SEXBEATLONDON.COM

“A must-hear for those with a penchant for John Maus’ drawly, slightly incoherent vocal mannerisms and music as floaty and ephemeral as a wisp of smoke. Low slung baselines ride over spare drum machine beats, guitars and synths do battle to see who can conjure up the most melancholy air. You don’t need to see this band in order to imagine shoes getting stared at. But menacingly...” DANGEROUSMINDS.COM


A mishmash of noise, arpeggios, Steve Reich style loops and beats - summed up as 'aural desire'!


(Friday) 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm


The Zanzibar Club

43 Seel Street, L1 4AZ Liverpool