Monday night I went to an excellent gig at the Cornerhouse on Oxford Road. I’m at home in Manchester right now (so apologies for the dearth of live Scottish reviews), but this is the first concert I’ve been to since I got back. The Miserable Rich played an acoustic set in the Annexe of the Cornerhouse, supported by Thugs On Wolves.
I went to see Feist play at the Manchester Apollo. It was well good; she jumped around a lot and there were some lights and quite a lot of noise, but in a good way. That picture above shows what the outside looked like, from the toilet window.
This post is about an act from Manchester called Yields. They have an album coming out, called Pieces, and I’ve been listening to a couple of tracks on their SoundCloud. Some time ago I featured a track by the on-going project We Are Willow, and Yields is a project by one of the constituent members of that release (We Are Willow part 2). Enough about how I found out about them; that image is intriguing me. It’s almost certainly nowhere in Britain – it’s never that sunny at home.
It’s pretty, melt-in-your-mouth alternative pop fare; some gorgeous bright melodies played with a lighter touch than a lot of the stuff I’ve been listening to lately. Lovely harmonies too; the lead singer has a distinctive quality to his voice, but there’s something unique I haven’t quite heard before. In this way I suppose they remind me of Open Swimmer, or perhaps fellow northerners Cherry Ghost. I’d love to hear the album when it comes out.
They’re playing at Dulcimer in Chorlton on 24 November, if you’re in the area.