The Foetals + Fruit Tones at YES, Manchester, 24 February 2020, free entry - Visit now
Musica! Musica! Musica!, a solo exhibition by Raissa Pardini in the new PINK gallery space, will end with a FREE party at YES, featuring performances by The Foetals + Fruit Tones.
Manchester-based The Foetals are a lo-fi pop band masterminded by Jolan Lewis (also of Francis Lung and Aldous RH). Their debut album Meet The Foetals was released in 2015 via PNKSLM Recordings. It was recorded by Jolan himself in two days at his own small studio in the outskirts of Manchester, where he tried to find a middle ground between perfect 60’s pop records and the DIY sound of American private press LPs – think The Bachs and The Patron Saints playing Paul McCartney covers. In their review of the record, NME gushed that Jolan’s tunes “convey a sense of the 60s so accurately that you wonder if he even created them at all, or just found a load of unreleased garage rock gems down the back of Shel Talmy’s sofa.”
Also hitting up The Pink Room will be Fruit Tones, a rock and roll band also based in Manchester. Recorded by Samuel Stacpoole (Holiday Ghosts/The Black Tambourines) in a freezing Manchester cotton mill, their debut album Natural Selection has the sass of The Dolls, the fizz of Four Loco, the looseness of The Rolling Stones, juiced into 14 tracks that are knocked out in just over 30 minutes. Raw and primal, it’s proper rock and roll, and makes for killer live shows.
After the bands, there will be a party in YES’ main bar until late. Entry is free entry and all are welcome.