about them that night, a sign that even though they were a relatively new band at the time, they seemed more than ready to go on to much bigger things.
Carson’s Bar was a great venue for emerging bands, with the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Blossoms and Viola Beach all gracing the stage there before going on to take the next step on the indie rock n roll ladder, which is exactly where we now find No Hot Ashes.
This Saturday (March 31) the band play at a sold out Manchester Academy 2, where 1,000 fans will pack out the venue to see one of the most talked about bands around.
Since forming just four years ago their music has had over one and a half million hits on spotify, featured on primetime BBC TV dramas and had a huge amount of radio play on many national radio stations, leading the band to play at many prestigious music festivals such as Isle Of Wight, Kendal Calling and Reading.
No Hot Ashes are a band who are destined to get bigger and bigger with every tour and every record they release.
There have been many great quotes about the band’s style but my favourite is from Chris Hawkins at 6 Music: “Happy Mondays meet Franz Ferdinand.”
With a style like that they can’t go wrong.
Recently signed to international booking agent 13 artistes, on a UK tour with SJM and with Manchester’s new music hero Mr Peeps as their manager, No Hot Ashes are set to be the North West’s new favourite indie sons.
Check them out, listen to their music, and if you fancy getting to one of their gigs, you need to be quick.
Their time is now.
Stockport born No Hot Ashes are tipped to be Manchester’s next big indie band