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Time Out: #1 Manchester Band Tip 2016

Gwarn Horsebeach! – Loved mastering both these albums.

The New Year looks set to be an exciting time for music and Manchester’s rich musical history is to be revitalised with some truly talented artists beginning to emerge from the North West’s most buzzing indie scene. Here are five acts that have big and busy years ahead of them. Remember their names.


The brain child of Ryan Kennedy, Horsebeach started to generate a buzz last year gigging around several of Manchester’s more intimate venues. Since then, they have released a flurry singles and now have two albums: ‘Horsebeach (released July 2014), which was recorded straight to tape, and the more lushly produced October 2015 release ‘II’. Jangling guitars, hazy melodies and thoughtful lyrics have seen the band become popular amongst local distributors with both LPs featuring in Piccadilly Records‘ end of year lists. Having supported the likes of Mac DeMarco, Bad Grammar and The Holydrug Couple to name but a few, Horsebeach’s momentum has reached considerable speed now and 2016 could be a big year for them.



Source: Five Manchester bands to watch out for in 2016


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