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Vega Rally

This Moment EP

    Vega Rally is an incendiary self-taught, bedroom producer hailing from Manchester into big beats, baggy guitar riffs & Fred Perry. Since signing to independent Manchester record label; Spirit Of Spike Island in 2022, Vega Rally has released 3 earworm singles, hitting over 100k streams online, receiving airplay across BBC 6 music & Radio X in the process. He has also remixed tunes for underground indie starlets; Pastel & exciting upcoming folk artist; Ava Carlyle. Interest on the underground scene culminated in tour supports With Afflecks Palace, Pastel, Andrew Cushin and invites to perform at Isle Of Wight Festival, Humber Street Fest, Truck Festival & Why Not? Festival.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Infinity '93
    A2. Come Out N Play
    B1. This Moment
    B2. Back At It Again

    Afflecks Palace

    The Only Light In This Tunnel Is The Oncoming Train

      Manchester band Afflecks Palace return with their sophomore LP.

      Produced by J. Fender, Afflecks Palace vocalist and Spirit Of Spike Island label boss said “This album is an ode to escapism from the modern day obsession with superficial status, wealth and success - propelled by social media F.O.M.O (fear of missing out)”.

      If you're not from round here, the band are named after the legendary shopping emporium which is just down the road from us. Afflecks Palace was, and still is, a mecca for all things "alternative"( a word from back in the day!) and rose to fame during the heady days of Madchester. It was also  home to the Identity clothing shop which became famous for it's legendary "On  The Sixth Day God  Created Manchester" t-shirts.

      Afflecks Palace are real music magpies, in the best possible sense. They've taken the energy and attitude of '89 and created super melodic guitar gems that tip their (bucket) hat to The Stone Roses, Inspirals and the like, as well as plundering classic pop from the 60s via Britpop and right  through to the present day. In doing so they've managed to create their own euphoric, hook filled sound. 

      The new soundtrack to dancing til the sun comes up and weekends mooching around the Northern Quarter, thers's just a vibe and spirit around this band that's gonna be difficult to resist.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Andy says: Like a greatest hits of Manchester music, all rolled up into one jangling, baggy, indie-pop nugget, this band are gonna go far.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Dancing Is Not A Crime
      2. Holidays
      3. Wide Eyes On The Night Bus
      4. WAKE UP!
      5. Patchwork Quilted Veins
      6. Big Fish, Small Pond
      7. Ghosts On The Underground
      8. I'm So Glad You're On Ecstasy
      9. Hey Stranger
      10. Find Your Place


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