This year marks two decades since Of Montreal's inception and Kevin Barnes' band of merry men and women are continuing to create and innovate. Their slot at this year's Cosmosis Festival will showcase the key moments from their twenty-year career, with a particular focus on last year's 'Aureate Gloom' full-length. Eclectic, daring and constantly adapting, Of Montreal are one of the most inspirational outfits to spill out of America and their live show is an intense experience which is sure to ignite Victoria Warehouse.
Over the past fourteen years, The Raveonettes have managed to rack-up seven full-length studio albums. Prolific as well as consistent, the duo have spent over a decade building a catalogue of anthems like 'Candy' and their live show is more explosive than two people have any right to create on their own. 2014's 'Pe'ahi' was surprise released and it injected a new angle into their maturing sound.
Somehow, Deafhaven have managed to drag death metal out of the shadows and into the mainstream spotlight over the past few years. 'Sunbather' topped Metacritic's aggregated reviews for 2013 and the band were able to incorporate a range of influences into a genre which has been known to alienate all but the most enamored individuals. Last year's 'New Bermuda' may not have received quite the same amount of attention, but that release picked up exactly where 'Sunbather' left off. Cosmosis 2016 represents a rare opportunity to catch the band live on British shores.
This year marks the fortieth anniversary of Wire's influential career. Defunct for most of the nineties, the band returned with a vengeance in 2003 and last year's self-titled, thirteenth album showed no signs of Wire running out of ideas. Having straddled a number of genres across their career, Wire's Cosmosis set is sure to explore some of the deepest corners of their extensive catalogue.
Cosmosis takes place in Manchester on Saturday 12th March and tickets are available now for £71.