THE EIGHT DAYS OF INDIETRACKS COMPILATIONS (3)

Indietracks-2014-compilation

The 2014 Indietracks compilation contains 56 songs, with, as far as I can tell, nine of the acts having previously featured on TVV – Allo Darlin’, The Flatmates, Hidden Camera, Just Joans, Lonely Tourist, Popguns, Spook School, Teen Canteen, and Withered Hand.

There’s been quite a few decent acts to originate or emerge out of Leeds over the years. Here’s one you night not have heard of

mp3: The Manhattan Loves Suicides – (Never Stop) Hating You

From a combination of wiki and all music:-

The Manhattan Love Suicides was a UK-based rock band from Leeds, originally active between 2006 and 2009, and then again between 2013 and 2016.

With a sound directly inspired by the likes of the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Shop Assistants, and the Primitives, a black-and-blonde fashion sense, and a knack for buzzy three-minute guitar pop tunes, they were an unapologetic throwback to the sound of the British indie scene from 20 years before their time. They even took their name from a 1985 short film by Richard Kern, the “transgressive” New York filmmaker.

Their eponymous debut album was released in 2006 in the UK as vinyl-only (although it was made available in the US in CD format through the Magic Marker record label) and a 27-track compilation, entitled Burnt Out Landscapes, followed two years later.  The band reformed in 2013 with “(Never Stop) Hating You” and released a new album, More Heat! More Panic! in March 2015.

Again, this is the only song of theirs I have on the hard drive, and I’d be interested if anyone out there has any more and would consider a guest posting of some sorts, as they tick a lot of the boxes on TVV.

JC