Who said music has lost touch with the big issues?
Thrash punks Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man pay homage to gig venues such as the city’s Ducie Bridge in their breakneck new single ‘Hectic Danger Day’.
The Mancunian three-piece also use the accompanying music video as a walking tour of the city’s live music venues, which are under threat.
The band are usually known for their tongue-in-cheek approach (their latest album Colossal Velocity is a reference to Alan Patridge’s Alpha Papa) but this latest track hits home with straight to the point questions like: ‘Where will we go when we don’t have any venues? Where will that leave independent music? Where will we go without our creative spaces?’.
Watch the video here:
The promo sees the band taking in former live music venues from around Manchester, starting with Ducie Bridge (set to become a car park), followed by Roadhouse (closed in 2015) , The Music Box (now a Tesco Extra) before heading to venues such as Grand Central – which ‘could close to redevelopment plans’.
It’s a pretty damning indictment of Manchester’s venue woes, but this could be any number of cities across the UK.