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SPILT LIVE IN MANCHESTER – WHAT HAPPENED?

They say that music brings people together, in the best and in the worst of times. Tonight’s event proved that when like minded good souls come together, anything is possible. So on this chilly Friday evening I find myself amongst the good folk of Barbarism, the brain child behind this event for the Gaza relief fund, musicians united against genocide, showing solidarity with the besieged people of Gaza.

The event was compared by none other than the Pig Farmer himself, Jack Horner who kept procedures running smoothly and of course provided the ideal poetic interludes of political, hard hitting spoken word that such an event was made for. Horner has proved that spoken word is as rock and roll as any punk band out there, and has formed his very own band with wife Sachiko ‘The Dirt’ (who are just about to embark on a UK tour with the mighty EMF).

This evening the farmer was going it alone and was the metaphorical glue that held this diverse range of musicians together with his seamlessly sharp and at times completely unrehearsed ad-libbed prose.

First up to take to the eminent peer hat stage was punk-metal duo Lynskey. This fun pair played a number of short snappy light hearted tracks that warmed up this enthused audience and garnered quite a reaction. Lead singer Saul interacted politely, and let their music do the talking, with plenty of pop culture references (some of which made me realise I was quite a bit older than the majority of this young audience) but they seemed to go down very well!

The second band to take to the stage this evening were Barbarism. This punk five piece have gained a strong social media following and were the perfect addition to tonight’s line up. A little darker than our opening act this evening their guitar driven melodies were tight and the band were even stronger with the recent addition of guitarist Tom Le Cocq.

Headliners this evening have been making waves on the punk scene for a while and I was eager to catch this lot in action. Spilt have a strong stage presence and it is difficult to not focus fully on lead singer Morgan Molyneux who contorts and writhes around whilst maintaining raw vocals and elite guitarmanship (quite the feat on this small stage).

The on stage chaos is apt as the psychedelic punk noise blares out to this unsuspecting audience and the night takes yet another diverse musically genre bending turn. The night has been a success, and it is clear that everyone will leave the dark and dingy depths of the peer hat a little more enlightened, and with a ringing in the ears.

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