We Review The We Are Manchester Live Show At Aatma, Manchester With Red Stains, Furrowed Brow and Dead Idols

We are Manchester hosted their monthly event at Aatma on Saturday night with a belting line up featuring some of Manchester’s finest bands. 

Kicking off the evening and playing their first live gig having previously only performed live streams during lock down were punk trio Dead Idols. Influenced by an eclectic mix including Metallica, Foo Fighters and Sinatra, the band kicked off the evening in style. Their EP ‘Creep Joint’ is now available on all streaming sites. 

Up next were Furrowed Brow, stylish as fuck with witty gnarly lyrics, the five piece strutted and swaggered round the stage with a clear nod to the Velvet Underground and The Fall. The band stirred up the crowd into a frenzy and paved the way for the headliners…

The Red Stains are becoming well known in the city due to their fiery sassiness and enigmatic raw energy. Singer Natalie prowled the stage in gravity defying platforms and chaotic movements with a nod to a young Patti Smith. Art rock, post punk madness ensured taking influence from The B52’s, Primal Scream and elements of The Prodigy. This band are certainly tipped for bigger things having secured a slot at this years Kendal Calling as well as a few other surprises on the horizon that will be revealed soon. 

We are Manchester is also the brain child of an exciting new festival ‘Neck of The Woods’ which sees a number of stellar acts including The Red Stains playing at The Klondyke on the 11th June. Tickets are available now from WAM’s socials. Certainly not one to be missed! 

✍️ Credit – Helen Millington

📸 Credit – Neil Winward