Off the Record
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.