On Sunday, I crossed the canal to go to Salford for Sounds From The Other City. Physically, Salford is very close to Manchester – within spitting distance, if you can spit quite far – but psychologically it feels distant. If there was a nicer cycle route I’d visit more often, but an all-dayer of bands, beer and banter tempted me across the water.
As with every other multi-venue band-a-thon I’ve been to, realising that I wouldn’t be able to watch every band in every venue gave me the sads, but I tried my best. Action Beat (the sweaty bods at top) and Float Riverer were especially wonderful. As was the lavender-flavoured beer on tap at the Kings Arms, now known as ‘my new favourite pub‘.