Guitar-driven rock from Wilmslow.
Manalishi are a guttural plethora of raw energy, F*** you attitude, and scruffy hair. Consisting of lead vocalist/guitarist Dom Strett, bassist Josh Urpi, and drummer Luke Moloney; they concentrate on their music leaving your ears ringing, and a persistent scratchy feeling in the back of your throat.
With a crunching fusion of grungey, noisy, punk rock; and a disillusion for the conventional, they merge captivating melodies with a rib-punching wall of sound and melancholic chords, complete with unpolished, squealing guitars, and the disgusting scars to prove it.
“With a genre-bashing sound, Manalishi throw fireballs of sound towards the audience, searing the noisy, in-your-face music into their consciousness…The effect is of a short, sharp shock; a musical stake hammered through the ear directly into the brain” Louder Than War
“A fast and furious ball of ferocity and energy, Manalishi hit you for six, batter you throughout and leave you reeling at the end of their entirety” Louder Than War
“Manalishi ark back to an era when grunge ruled the world and embrace this tenfold, shouting from the rooftops and making themselves stand out from the crowd” MIMR
“Manalishi’s self titled EP is a bloodthirsty collection of grunge soaked alternative rock designed to pummel your brain and get those mosh pits in a frenzy. With an onslaught of battering drums and gritty, scuzzy guitars crashing and shattering against one another, Manalishi’s Self Titled EP is an intense collection of tracks” Indie Buddie
“Manalishi are a band with attitude in abundance; you can hear it in their music and see it in their shows. Heavy drumming and over the top guitar riffs create the spine to what is a truly powerful sound that you’ll feel shake the room when played with the right attention it requires” The Pentatonic Magazine
Fresh from his headline UK tour that ended at The Isle Of Wight Festival, Liam McClair continues to progress onwards and upwards. His EP Honest hit number 7 in the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart upon release and each track received play from BBC Introducing in Manchester as well as the title track being played on BBC 6 Music and it was also played by Radio X’s Jon Kennedy. His latest single Hunted was launched at a sold out Deaf Institute and a run of gigs around the UK allowed Liam to spread his music. Having recently played at Kendal Calling festival and with Echo & The Bunnymen, Frances, Kimberly Anne, Jake Issac, Jimi Goodwin, Circa Waves, Blossoms and Billy Bragg all being acts Liam has supported he is certainly one to watch.