Eyes on for '21: Afflecks Palace

From the pioneering post punk of the Fall in the late 70s, to the Madchester scene with the Stone Roses and Inspiral Carpets, through to the anthems that put Oasis at the centre stage of Britpop a decade later; Manchester has always been a hub of music innovation.

As we enter the unknown world of the 20s, the psychedelic sounds of Afflecks Palace could be the next step in Manchester’s storied history.

The 4 piece have been described as ‘the birth of nu madchester’, taking influence from local predecessors the Smiths and the Stone Roses but also contemporaries from afar such as Kurt Vile.

Despite only forming in the summer of 2019 the band have seen plays on various stations including Radio X’s Xposure and Huw Stephens’ BBC Introducing Track of the Week on Radio 1.

Afflecks Palace played a sold out debut at Band of the Wall in 2019 and have a string of shows across the UK planned for March 2021 with fellow Manchester band Pastel.


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