Have you heard the latest news? Manchester’s and Happy Mondays’ very own cult hero Bez is actually taking his assault on the British constituency seriously. Vowing to dance to a different tune than that of the pin-striped powers’ viscous beat, Bez is stepping on all the oppressors toes by promising a ‘true revolution’ with free water for all, well, so he announced in his official political launch at none other than Salford boozer, Wangies this week.
Meanwhile, in Leeds, there has been an equally as positive announcement by Live at Leeds festival organiser Andy Smith, as he confirms that London rockers Palma Violets will be making a surprise, yet much appreciated, appearance at this years city wide musical party.
Just in case you needed to be reminded, Palma Violets have shot to recognition over the past two years after ramshackle yet robust rehearsals and ‘guerrilla’ performances in Studio 180, virtually a squat in the Lambeth area of the UK capital, forced the ever prying eyes of several major labels to take note and squabble of the four piece’s signature… without even having one tune recorded. The rest, as they say, is history.