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"Local Bands Fight Against Boredom"

The dark art-rock experimentation of Manchild is one such sound that will confound audiences this month, and, according to the band, if the music doesn’t leave you a little puzzled, they’re not doing it right.

Featuring members of the long-defunct psych-pop project Pressure Kill Common Style as well as local multi-genre beat alchemist DJ Noah York, the four-piece bonded this summer over the members’ fascination with the idea of playing with sounds and textures and raw experimentation within a rock context. They mention German Krautrock weirdoes Faust and Canadian lo-fi legends Eric’s Trip as touchstones.

“I think something we all relate to is the familiarity and obsession with the actual idea of sound instead of music,” says York, reinforcing Anthony’s comment. “I think we can tend to be obsessive about it in our personal lives, but there’s a kind of freedom from that obsessing about it when we play together.” - FFWD


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Fresh from completing and successful 19 show US tour alongside Calgary band Women, Manchild is poised to release their debut album on an undisclosed label. Featuring members of now defunct Pressure Kill Common Style and Calgary DJ Noah York, Manchild takes influences from the old and the new with musical acts like Sonic Youth, Faust, Erics Trip, Television, Eno, Bowie and other bands in the glam movement of the 70's. Current bands that they respect are, Real Estate, Women, Beach Fossils and many more.