FemurThe Sheffield fourpiece create a monster with their reincarnation of grunge-laced psychedelia, which comes alive through the distorted noise of buzzsaw guitars. Raw, spooky and soul-scrapingly powerful, don’t stand too close to the amps. "The whole world may be raving about IDLES right now with a blind eye to bands such as FEMUR, but the remarkable amount of volatility in their sound almost made IDLES seem comparable to Bon Jovi. But that’s something that you will have to witness for yourselves before you decide if I’m exaggerating." A&R Factory Their live performances are high paced, energetic and unnervingly sweaty, with a stage presence amongst the best. Not worried to submerge into the crowd, frontman Felix Renshaw adds an unfazed and satisfying confidence to their act. With new recordings in the works, these guys are boosting themselves to the forefront of the scene and show no signs of slowing down." English Rain Records
Saint IvyPost punk band from the north west.
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