The Moods are a ten-piece collective of producers, poets and musicians from the Northwest of England. Combining drum & bass, reggae, hip-hop and EDM, The Moods’ mighty music sparks off a contagious need to dance, underpinned, with real grit & substance. They are a band with plenty to say, singing and rapping with raw passion about the important stuff like war, famine, love, life and death. This is music for the head & heart, “They will make you dance, and then they’ll make you think”.
The Moods have been wisely described as "Rage Against the Machine, The Prodigy and The Happy Mondays mixed into a grime-soufflé". Formed in Manchester in 2014, this 10-strong band unifies rap, brass and strings, delivering a brilliant fusion of drum & bass, hip-hop, reggae and EDM. All ten Moods bringing their own unique style and energy to every single live set, meaning their mighty music always sparks off a contagious need to dance from the very first song on the setlist. What's more, their lyrics are relatable and real; this is music to make you think, as well as dance. With such a dizzying mix of instruments and passionate performers, their gigs are nothing short of spectacular. "It’s all about the BPM,” say bassist Dave O'Rourke, “and the feel of playing it live".
The Moods' debut album Missing Peace was released in September 2017 and rapidly made a phenomenal impact, with physical and download sales in over 24 countries, hundreds of thousands of streams and stellar reviews. Two powerful singles: Joy and P.O.P (Profit over People) received multiple plays on BBC Radio Lancashire & Sheffield, along with 35 other UK, regional and student FM stations. Further afield, global internet radio stations broadcasted tracks from Missing Peace to over 100 countries, whilst videos racked up in excess of 40,000 views on YouTube, Facebook, & Vevo TV.
THE WINACHI TRIBE
Imagine the psychedelic Funk of George Clinton oozing with the brooding menace of Massive Attack…imagine the rolling hypnotic beats of The Happy Mondays through the vision and flow of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, a sonic soul collective who adhere to no boundaries or formulas, either musically or culturally. Well that band is now a reality: the lyrically explosive, musically eclectic, Electro Funk Hybrid known as THE WINACHI TRIBE. Born from the belly of Northern D.Funk collective CHINA WHITE…THE WINACHI are an exceptional band of musicians and producers who have collaborated and toured with artists as diverse as Ian Brown to Danny Saber.
What the Industry and Press Say:
DANNY SABER (Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Black Grape Producer) - the most exciting, edgy band I've worked with since Black Grape. Destined to be huge!!!
REV.D LOVE WAYNE (Alabama 3) - These lads are the best out there, pure uncut talent...they will astonish us all!!!
ROWETTA (Happy Mondays) - I've collaborated and performed live with Winachi on a number of occasions, a unique band with a sound completely of their own. One of the most exciting bands around at the moment.
Manchester, the summer of 2011 and the summer of civil unrest within the city and UK, Suzuki Method grew from these ashes filling dance floors with energetic urgency. Capturing 30 years worth of dance music culture, manic political unrest and lining it with influences from Daft Punk, The Smiths and Delphic, Suzuki Method mix everything and anything that resonates that quintessential ‘Manchester Scene’ feeling to create an EP where everything and anything coexists effortlessly. You can certainly hear the ‘Manchester Scene’ thumping through their veins.
What do they sound like?
Singed to A1 (M) Records In 2012, ‘Country Cousins’ was Suzuki Method’s first single taken off their debut EP Native, Produced by David Tolan (Delphic, New Order, Primal Scream) and Jim Spencer (The Doves, The Vaccines, 808 State) the band couldn’t have been given a better set of role models and music icons than these two. You should probably start reeling off the list of credible Manchester-based bands these guys will be compared with, because it’s going to be a long one