Off the Record

The Guardian - The Guide - - Music -

Sun Var­i­ous venues, Manch­ester, Thu & Fri

Guess what? Fes­ti­val sea­son is still not of­fi­cially over. Thank­fully, this is a city-based twist on the theme and doesn’t in­volve ac­tual camp­ing. What it does in­volve is a host of new acts, in­clud­ing Self Es­teem (pic­tured, above), Olivia Nel­son and Pearl City, hand­picked by the likes of Ev­ery­thing Ev­ery­thing, Huw Stephens and Scis­sor Sis­ters’ Ana Ma­tronic.

Chronixx isn’t pop’s only dou­ble X ob­ses­sive. There’s the xx, of course, but let’s not for­get Pop­stars: The Ri­vals boy­band re­jects, Phixx.

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