Photo:A Love From Outer Space Credit: Shaun Gordon Photography
The cosmic sounds of A Love From Outer Space continue to capture the imagination of a legion of disco deviants, whilst their relationship with Cowbell Radio's rave wing Cowbell remains a continued source of joy in Manchester's clubbing scene.
Sean Johnston and Andrew Weatherall's extraterrestrial side project has really come into its own over the past couple of years, with ravers lapping up their thrilling sets crammed with ambient, dub, post-punk, disco, house, techno and new beat, making it one of the biggest success stories in the underground for a while. Listen to their Corsica Studios set above to see what all the fuss is about.
This year already sees two shows already pencilled in for the Cowbell and ALFOS dream team, with an appetising selection of other night and DJs joining in on the celestial fun. We look at those below.
February 6th sees Cowbell and ALFOS take over the always brilliant Antwerp Mansion venue, regarded by many as the best place underground clubbing destiantion in the city. The Crimes Of The Future crew join them too, heralding label boss Scott Fraser's first ever Manchester gig, with Weatherall's Asphodells compadre (above) Timothy J Fairplay getting in on the action too. Snap up your tickets here.
Taking a break over spring, Cowbell return at the height of summer again to Antwerp Mansion on August 1st with an unprecedented all dayer revolving around Johnstone and Weatherall. Over the course of 14 hours, expect to have your mind rearranged by sets from Man Power, Eskimo Twins, Black, Rothmans, Rob Wello, Rich Lane, Khidja and a whole host of others. Find out more here. Bag your ALFOS tickets here.
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