Manchester’s top purveyors of Buzzcocks-esque power-pop tunes, The Minx, are playing their biggest ever gig at one of the city’s most prestigious venues: The Deaf Institute this coming Saturday night – and there are only a handful of tickets left.
This coming show is just another example of their rapid ascent: they have sold out every show in the city so far, and after touring with Inspiral Carpets earlier this year, have their sights set on bigger crowds and wilder responses.
The Minx are a prime example of both a band of the new music world – they book, promote and sell all their own gigs; and of the past, when guitar bands felt like groups of friends having fun and playing top pop songs for the sheer joy of it.
They’re a band who are connecting with an under-represented segment of music-loving society – and their rabid, loyal fanbase pack out their raucous shows every time.
Manchester’s The Minx, hot on the heels from nabbing prime national radio play from BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and via multiple spins on Absolute Radio – as well as huge regional support from the likes of Terry Christian and BBC Introducing – have announced a series of live dates on the same day that they’ve released their Hey! Mr Warden EP.
They’ve been thrilling full houses in Manchester for months. Now they’re taking their high-energy new-wave guitar pop on a jaunt around the north of England (albeit via Islington) before finally returning to play a homecoming gig – their biggest Manchester show yet, at the hugely respected Deaf Institute on the 14th September.
Rebellion Festival – Thursday 8th August
Waves, Cleethorpes – Saturday 10th August
Manchester Sound Control Festival – Sunday 11th August
Sol Fest, Cumbria – Sunday 24th August
Death 2 Disco @ House Of Wolf, Islington, London – Thursday 12th September.
Deaf Institute, Manchester – Saturday 14th September