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the 224th day
dead fingers talking (mp3)
monday 16th october 2006
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working for a nuclear free city
Epic, intelligent, melodic, atmospheric - this is the sound of Working For A Nuclear Free City. This eponymous debut album is the sound of techno music played on guitars and maybe it's like nothing else you'll hear this year.
Descendents of Berlin-trilogy era Bowie and informed by David Axelrod, Working For A Nuclear Free City represent the best of Manchester's experimental underground.
The band's origins are in Cheshire, with brothers Phil and Jon Kay and
schoolfriend Gary McLure. Beginning as a studio project, they made instrumental
soundscapes until the addition of Ed Hulme, who joined two days before
the band's first gig. "We have always intended to have vocals
on the tracks, but there just wasn't anyone to do it," says Phil.
"I knew Ed could sing so we started recording his vocals on the
tracks and at the same time got more confident with my own voice. I still
think instrumental tracks are important though. Sometimes it just doesn't
The band - now aged between 24 and 27 - took their name from a sign they saw in Manchester. "We are not tree hugging hippies," says Gary. "We liked the name because of the irony and the related conspiracy theories of secret bunkers hidden around Manchester. The signs have now changed to City of Peace, presumably so that the council can't be done for false advertising."
Establishing themselves on the live scene, Working For A Nuclear Free
City emerged as one of the city's most exciting and mysterious bands.
They also became known for their remixes, with credits for The Rakes,
Polytechnic, Shitdisco, Archie Bronson Outfit, The Whip and Starsailor
As for the future, their plans are simple but vast. "We want to create an alternative to the current retrospective trend in music, to get the focus back on creating something innovative," says Phil. "We want to create a piece of work that will stand the test of time and be remembered."
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