Back Up and Bounce is now available in from the Cityscape Shop as a CD with free download for £8 or as just a download album for £5. You can now get it in every digital format you care to think of :0) Just click any of the buy buttons and you’ll be whisked right there.
By Kat Dibbits »
SUPER Furry Animals-influenced Boltonian pop troubadours Merchandise will release their new album, For The Masses, on Monday.
To celebrate they will be playing the Octagon theatre bar the same night, with support from Moore Marriott and Alex Hulme.
Five years in the making, the band promise that For The Masses will “bring a skip to the beat and a smile to the face.”
The 13 songs on the album include the soon-to-be-released single Lies Like These, plus the darker-tinged Prescription and Enemy.
The core of Merchandise’s collective revolves around Brad B. Wood and Conrad Astley, and live shows are performed on acoustic guitar, mandolin, melodica and cajon… though from time to time they will recruit friends and “rock out” a little. In a gentle manner, mind.
Tickets to the launch night cost £5, with a limited number of tickets free to under 26s. To book, ring the Octagon box office on 01204 520661.
The album is released on the band’s own Cityscape records, and distributed through Universal.
Support act Alex Hulme will be showcasing songs from his EP, The Wood. Just 19 years old, Alex has grown up with music. His grandfather was an opera singer, his older brother Laurie is in Manchester band Beat the Radar (signed to Akoustik Anarkhy) and his cousin Ed is in fellow Manchester band Working for a Nuclear Free City (signed to Melodic).
Alex’s prolific live outings have recently seen him perform at Liverpool Sound City and Sound Control in Manchester, with gigs booked at Blackpool’s Tommyfest, Silverdale Concert for Haiti and Garstang Summer Acoustic Festival.
• Cityscape presents For The Masses launch gig at the Octagon, Howell Croft South, Bolton, on Monday. Tickets £5. To book, ring 01204 520661
Original Article: http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/leisure/boltonmusic/8195345./
Listen to the radio session Moore Marriott recorded on WFM today! Ian plays acoustic versions of Colours of the Sun and new track Armbands. Enjoy!
Below is the press release text for Cityscape Presents . . . Moore Marriott on 12th December. If you want a pdf of the press release click here:
Eclectic North West musical showcase night Cityscape Presents returns to Bolton’s Octagon Theatre on Friday 12 December to unwrap some pre-Christmas treats.
The night, hosted by Cityscape Records offers the chance to see up-and-coming acts in the laidback environment of the theatre’s Bill Naughton Studio.
Headliners are Moore Marriott who will be showcasing their perfect pop including tracks from forthcoming EP The Catcher which will be released on Cityscape early next year.
They boast soulful songs with infectious arrangements – Elliot Smith, Neil Finn and Badly Drawn Boy are cited among their influences – and will be playing as a five-piece featuring banjo, guitars, flugelhorn, cello and double bass.
Next up are the intriguing Kirsty McGee & Mat Martin whose songs of vagrancy and restlessness havebeen described variously as reminiscent of a Coen Brothers film and as “Simon and Garfunkel – the Tim Burton version.” If it’s musical rather than cinematic references you’re after, think folk noir, Tom Waits, John Martyn, Boo Hewerdine…and go on, you can have an author – Jack Kerouac – as well.
Opening up proceedings will be brother and sister duo Liam Carter and Lauren Carter-Bridges who peform as Get Carter. The Bolton born-and-bred siblings’ talents developed when they were thousands of miles apart, Lauren in England writing songs while Liam was on the other side of the world in Queensland, Australia. They credit a 24-hour flight, many arguments and magic ‘Mozart’ voice-saving liqueur with the alchemy that resulted in their infectious lo-fi pop.
Comedian Lou Conran, a feature on what she calls the “Manchesterford” comedy scene since 2005, will be compere for the evening.
Brad B Wood, founder of Cityscape Records, said: “Once again we’re delighted to have some talented and varied acts grace the stage.
“Moore Marriott are a great band who I love so much I signed them! Seeing them live is always great so I’m looking forward to the night very much.
“I first met Kirsty when my band Merchandise supported her friends’ band Truckstop Honeymoon in Bolton. They’d recorded her music in Kansas and, with Mat Martin, she’ll be a real treat!
“Get Carter first came to my attention when Kat Dibbits of The Bolton News sent me an early demo. I heard the potential straight away and knew I had to get them on.”
The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £9 for adults (£7 concessions), are available from the Octagon box office. Call 01204 520661 or buy online at www.octagonbolton.co.uk
For more information about the acts, and a taste of their songs, visit their My Space sites at, respectively
Future Cityscape Presents nights will take place on 7th February, 14th March, 18th April, 9th May
and 20th June.
FOR MORE INFORMATION email email@example.com
Here’s a small gallery of the Moore Marriott lads latest pics – click on them to get a large full quality version . . .
Supporting them will be Hobopop’s finest, Kirsty McGee and Mat Martin and also the brother and sister duo Get Carter.
It should be another wonderful night with the whole thing being kept together by compere Lou Conran.
Tickets are available from the Octagon Box Office on 01204 520661
Moore Marriott are playing Green Bohemia’ at The Green Room, Whitworth Street , Manchester on Saturday 8th November.
Green Bohemia showcases the cream of emerging songsmiths in the intimate surroundings of the mezzanine at The Green Room.
FREE Entry. The night starts at 8.15pm, Moore Marriott on stage at 9.45pm
Also on the bill are John Elliott, Sloganeer, Dr Butlers Hatstand Medicine Band & Frazer King.
See also www.myspace.com/sapromotions & www.myspace.com/greenroomarts.
Moore Marriott have recently been contracted by Pure Play Music, the Radio Station and in-store music channel. The in-store radio station is broadcast in over 2100 stores all over Britain. Pure Play have selected several tracks off Moore Marriott’s current album, ‘Back Up & Bounce,’ to be broadcast on the station. Also–if you’re buying a new hi-fi, listen out for ‘Peaches & Cream’. The track is currently being used by Currys & Currys Digital to demonstrate their latest sound systems. Unfortunately, we can’t get you any discount!
Moore Marriott have announced that there new EP will be called “The Catcher” after its lead track.
Ian and Adam are currently squirreled away in the Cutting Rooms in Manchester putting the final touches on their debut Cityscape Release.
Due out later this year, The Catcher will be the first in a series of EPs Moore Marriott are planning to release through Cityscape.
Following on from the wonderful firstCityscape Presents on the 10th May, we’re delighted to announce the line-up for the second night on 21st June.
Headlining act is this time the Loungs, described by the NME as “Heart stonking trippy folk that melds your brain into a big mush of unbridled, beardy love.”
Support comes from last time’s headliners, Merchandise with Moore Marriott opening the evening.
Tickets will go quickly with the first night a sell-out so book soon – click this link to visit the Octagon website to book tickets. http://www.octagonbolton.co.uk/Cityscape2.asp
25 May 2008, 18:30 – MAPS FESTIVAL GIG at TV21
Thomas Street, Manchester, Manchester, Northwest M4 1ER – £4
This gig is part of The MAPS Festival (Music Art Poetry & Stuff) a 3 day festival over the bank holiday weekend involving about 200artists in 14 venues in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. The band will be playing at TV21 at 6.30pm–so still time to get home for your tea! There’s 10 acts on altogether. kicks off at 3.30 & finishes at 11pm. For more festival details check out www.mapsfestival.co.uk
” Their music has grace and a real integrity–and that never goes out of style.” Colin Scott, Bob Magazine 2007.
To find out more information about Moore Marriott then please visit their website: www.mooremarriot.co.uk. Moore Marriott are the song-writing & production team of Ian Bamford and Adam Speakman with the gracious help of John Hulme (trumpet & flugal), Aileen Williams (cello), Sandra Scattergood (keys, sax & flute) & Rick Hughes (drums).