CUTE OWL is flying back to Manchester! This time your favourite owl will bring to you an even more genre bending experience, hosting acts from all over UK who utilize a plethora of musical instruments, effect combinations and musical disciplines. All this will be accompanied by visuals from Idiotbox.
£4 ADV :: £6 OTD ::
Reviews about previous Cute Owl festivals in Manchester & London:
'Please do not miss the event of the year. This Saturday at The Troubadour we are hosting the Line-Up on our stage that will make you take pause....' The Troubadour London
'I found Cute owl to be an amazing mix of musical artists, poets and expressive talent. From unbelievably quirky deep dance vibes to stripped bare guitar and divine soul-searching vocals.'
- Kamran Dehghan
'What do you want from a music festival? Is it the tried and tested staple that you might get at a Donnington metal event. Or how about a dip and see smorgasbord, such as Glastonbury, where you’re not quite sure what’s about to enter your ears, but you’re open to it?'
- GED CAMERA
- NOW THEN MANCHESTER
- BAG THING
Featured in THE SKINNY
Fierce yet tender vocals, provocatively honest lyrics, the huge many faceted sound of the hurdy-gurdy played with unparalleled virtuosity, mesmerizing whistles, massive drone bass, field recordings, loops, and electronic beats all come together in brilliant compositions which utterly captivate you in an image evoking, emotionally intense, hypnotic, healing and unforgettable live experience that is tAngerinecAt.
Drawing from a vast range of influences, this hard to define act have been labelled with various genres from electronic rock to psychedelic drone punk. Formed by London based multi-instrumentalists Eugene and Paul in 2008 in Ukraine they have released four albums to date and have performed hundreds of shows.
'...this is some of the most powerful music I have heard in a long time, and holds a message too... difficult to believe there were only two musicians on stage. They manage a real art; creating sound which people enjoy'
- LOUDER THAN WAR
'Tangerinecat started with a super-loud electronic bass loop. They did four or five songs, long droning pieces based on loops with flute, hurdy-gurdy and vocals on top. It worked. Eugene’s a fantastic singer... as abrasive noise went, I liked them a whole lot.'
'Tangerinecat exploded into my world and I'm a happier man for it! Awesome energy and multidisciplinary. Myself and the team at New Art Exchange really appreciated your work.'
- Jason Pollitt, NEW ART EXCHANGE
Experimental and self-composing/improvising four piece from Glasgow playing with genres from post punk, new classical to free improvised music and drone/noise.
Rafe Fitzpatrick - violin and electronics
John Magill - viola and electronics
Alistair Quietsch - upright bass and electronics
Michael Truswell - percussion
Nottingham based singer/songwriter who’s voice has been described as soulful, transporting and addictive. Franklin music combines blues, punk, folk and industrial with humorous, sexual and political themes, big beats and wailing guitar to form a live experience like no other.
KITS is the one-man synth-folk project of Jayson Turner, a Computer Scientist originally from Walney Island, now living in Manchester. KITS combines vocals, electric guitar, synth, and sequenced percussion amidst other “toys”. The vision is to create something simple and meaningful with uplifting melodies and neat beats.
Jan Doyle Band
Known for being of spectacular flamboyant appearance with painted face and big hair, JDB have been making a name for themselves around the country with powerful, energetic live shows.
With a post punk sound taking in all manner of influence from goth, synthpop, minimal wave and industrial it's always an unpredictable show.
'With unmistakably Mancunian tones riding gleefully over bluegrass slides, bends and voodoo backing vocals, he’s managed to make a tried-and-tested formula entirely his own'
Drowned In Sound
'Jim Adama is a bluesman for the 21st century'
Louder Than War
'This is everything the blues should be, and everything a lot of people playing 'blues' aren't these day. His bare bones style and innate sense of the perfect riff - the dirty distorting bass string rhythms, the bends on the high notes and the loosely picked chords - echo those legends of the pre rock'n'roll era'
Cath Aubergine - Manchestermusic.co.ukhttps://soundcloud.com/jimadama
Live audio-reactive projections incorporating influences from Klimt, anime, glitch and abstract art.
Andrew Christopher Hillock
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