History

Bands to have graced the Sound Control stage…

KID BRITISH / THE DRUMS / SURFER BLOOD / GIFT OF GAB (BLACKALICIOUS) / GENERAL FIASCO / PEGASUS BRIDGE / TEENAGERS IN TOKYO / TIMES NEW VIKING / THE JESSIE ROSE TRIP / THE JIM JONES REVUE / WE HAVE BAND / KONG / TO THE BONES / TAIO CRUZ / CHIPMUNK / SHY CHILD / THE JANICE GRAHAM BAND / CRYSTAL ANTLERS / DETROIT SOCIAL CLUB / TIFFANY PAGE / GOLDHAWKS / DUM DUM GIRLS / EXAMPLE / SMUDGE / WAX FANG / HEXSTATIC / PIXIE LOTT / MALE BONDING / GOLD BLADE / WORKING FOR A NUCLEAR FREE CITY / THE SUZUKIS / THE GLITCH MOB / DENIS JONES / THE PADDINGTONS / PROFESSOR GREEN / SNEAKY (FINGATHING) / UGLY DUCKLING / SCISSOR SISTERS / WE ARE THE OCEAN / ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK / PROUD MARY / ROSE ROYCE / FYFE DANGERFIELD / EXIT CALM / THE TRAVELLING BAND / LIAM FROST / SONIC BOOM SIX / THE ANSWERING MACHINE / FINLEY QUAYE / ATTACK! ATTACK! / ALOE BLACC / THE MIDNIGHT BEAST / STEVE HARLEY / MATT BERRY / BLITZ KIDS / YOU SAY PARTY! / JESSE MALIN / THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND / ORANGE GOBLIN / THE TWANG / THE VASELINES / JOAN AS POLICEWOMAN / THE DUKE SPIRIT / YOUR DEMISE / DINOSAUR PILEUP / LETHAL BIZZLE / THE PHANTOM BAND / POLAR BEAR / RAEKWON / BUFFALO TOM / ALABAMA 3 / SKEPTA / DEERHUNTER / REVEREND SOUND SYSTEM / HEATHER PEACE / CLOUD CONTROL / CLARE MAGUIRE / ELI ‘PAPERBOY’ REED & THE TRUE LOVES /MY PASSION / WE CAME AS ROMANS / TURIN BRAKES / FLORRIE / FRIENDLY FIRES / TEK-ONE / VILLAGERS / RECONNECTED / HELLOGOODBYE / LOWLINE / GIGGS / MONO / THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART / AMPLIFIER / TELLISON / CRYSTAL STILTS / TAME IMPALA / NORTHERN UPROAR / ROBOTS IN DISGUISE / KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS / JUNIP (JOSE GONZALEZ) / CRYSTAL FIGHTERS / JENNA G / NINA NESBITT / THE HIDDEN REVOLUTION / TURBOGEIST / HYBRID / GYM CLASS HEROES / PLAID / CHAPEL CLUB / TEMPA T / MISS MAY I / LONGVIEW / FUCKED UP / THE MACCABEES / THE CHAPMAN FAMILY / CHAIRLIFT / GHOSTFACE KILLAH / OMAR SOULEYMAN / DOG IS DEAD / WASHED OUT / THE ANTLERS / AZARI & III / RED SNAPPER / OKKERVIL RIVER / SWIMMING / MARIACHI EL BRONX / THE TING TINGS / PURESSENCE / WILD FLAG / WHISKYCATS / CANTERBURY / JILL JACKSON / GHOSTPOET / SKRILLEX / LIGHTS / ARTFUL DODGER / THE MINUTES / THE WAR ON DRUGS / ATTACK ATTACK! / GABRIELLE APLIN / TOUCHE AMORE / FAILSAFE / HELMET / 2.54 / GRAHAM COXON / UH HUH HER / OF MONTREAL / BIG SIR / SPECTOR / TELLISON / FLATS / A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS / ZULU WINTER / MYSTERY JETS / SLAUGHTERHOUSE / THE CROOKES / THE XCERTS / WHEATUS / MC LARS / WILLIS EARL BEAL / ISLET / PULLED APART BY HORSES / LEWIS WATSON / WAVVES / PURE LOVE / MAXIMO PARK / PHAROAHE MONCH / VINCE KIDD / OFF! / TRASH TALK / WOODEN SHJIPS / DUB FX / THAT SUNDAY FEELING / HEAD AUTOMATICA / CHARLOTTE CHURCH / PROXIES / ALGIERS / FUTURES / VIOLENS / KARMA TO BURN / DEER TICK / RITA ORA / TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB / CITIZENS! / IWRESLTEDABEARONCE / THE PINEAPPLE THIEF / UNDERGROUND HEROES / JOE BROOKS / GOOSE / SWISS LIPS / PROPELLERS / YOUNG KNIVES / VENETIAN SNARES / STRAIGHT LINES / MUTINEERS / JIM LOCKEY & THE SOLEMN SUN / THE PEOPLE THE POET / TWISTED WHEEL / HEART ATTACK ALLEY / WECAMEFROMWOLVES / A PLASTIC ROSE / THE BIRTHDAY SUIT /  NOVELLA / DJ YODA / DJ WOODY / THE TWILIGHT SAD / KAISERDISCO / LIARS / LIFE IN FILM / LEWIS WATSON / JAPANDROIDS / GUTI / MIDLAND / BLOODY MARY / REDNEK / TWIN SHADOW / KATZENJAMMER / HACKTIVIST / DEATH GRIPS / DUB PISTOLS / JESSIE WARE / HOPSIN / A.SKILLZ / UGLY DUCKLING / DESTROYER / SWANS / HONNINGBARNA / LISA STANSFIELD / LETHAL BIZZLE / SAM AND THE WOMP / PANIC ROOM / PURITY RING / AKALA / DJ VADIM / THE RAVEONETTES / MONO / ME VS HERO / WITH THE PUNCHES / STARS / THE 1975 / WILD BEASTS / PLUMP DJS / MARTEN HORGER / RICH ROBINSON (THE BLACK CROWES) / KID BRITISH / CHAMELEONS VOX / NATIVES / AEROPLANE / CAST / THE WHIP / PAUL BANKS (INTERPOL) / THE PHARCYDE / DEAD WOLF CLUB / SCREAMING MALDINI / DARWIN DEEZ / DJ PREMIER / STATIK SELEKTAH / ATTENTION THIEVES / MAN LIKE ME / CAMP LO / FOLLOW YOU HOME / WILD NOTHING / EVA PLAYS DEAD / SUMMERLIN / DIVE BELLA DIVE / THE LAST PARTY / THE HOUSE OF LOVE / THE HUSH / JOEY CAPE & FRIENDS / ARCHIVE / MESH / MATTHEW E.WHITE / KING CHARLES / CHVRCHES / WITCH MOUNTAIN / ARCANE ROOTS / RAT ATTACK / WOLF PEOPLE / FRANKO / PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING / LUCY ROSE / SLUM VILLAGE / BROKENCYDE / MILLIONAIRES / NOMEANSNO / THE FAMILY RAIN / TITUS ANDRONICUS / METZ / ALLISTER / POLAR BEAR CLUB / IN PIXELS / SCOTT IAN / MMX / YOUNG KATO / CHALI 2NA (JURASSIC 5) / THE OREOH!S with JEZ KERR / SHAODOW & ZUBY / ORLA GARTLAND / LIVE/WIRE : THE AC/DC SHOW / HEAVEN’S BASEMENT / ECHOBELLY / BURY TOMORROW / MALLORY KNOX / YASHIN / EMILY’S ARMY / SIX BY SEVEN / JET PACK / LIFERUINER / THE VAMPS / THE JADE ASSEMBLY / EXTRA LOVE / SICK OF IT ALL / PEUR / LAUREN AQUILINA / NILE / MICK FLANNERY / JON GOMM / FINGATHING / BEING AS AN OCEAN / MIKE DIGNAM / JAWS / MIKE HOUGH / 65DAYSOFSTATIC / THE PRIMITIVES / FRANK HAMILTON / GLORYHAMMER / THE DANGEROUS SUMMER / EVAROSE / FINNTROLL / SAINT RAYMOND / SCHOLARS / MADINA LAKE / LETLIVE / ZICO CHAIN / SAM GRAY / ANNIHILATOR / JAPANTHER / THE STORY SO FAR / SUZUKI METHOD / POLTERGEIST / RUEN BROTHERS / VON HERTZEN  / THE ELECTRIC SOFT PARADE / WAXAHATCHEE / LONDON GRAMMAR / SACRED MOTHER TONGUE VOODOO SIX / ROTTING CHRIST / BLACKBEARD’S TEA PARTY / TRC / COVER DRIVE / BLANCMANGE / VESSELS / MS DYNAMITE / BANE / THE BLOW MONKEYS / THE CAPE RACE / LITTLE MATADOR / ORPHANED LAND / HAR MAR SUPERSTAR / TYLER WARD / RUARRI JOSEPH / AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE / RAVEN / GIRLSCHOOL / BABY GODZILLA / WOUNDS / DEEZ NUTS / STRAY FROM THE PATH / DEATH / RIXTON / LA FEMME / FINDLAY / THE BLOOD ARM / LAKE STREET DIVE / MK1 / ASHESTOANGELS / ANDY JORDAN / KATAKLYSM / LEAVES EYES / NECK DEEP / BONE-BOX / DARLIA / DEFEATER / MAX RAPTOR / FORT HOPE / THY ART IS MURDER / OUR LAST NIGHT / 12 DIRTY BULLETS / THE STRUTS / THE BOXER REBELLION / DEMORALISER / DAPPER LAUGHS / ASTROID BOYS / SIMIAN GHOST / MARTY DEFILED / THE RED PAINTINGS / MATT PRYOR (THE GET UP KIDS) / SOULFLY / CROWBAR / CHARLEE DREW / SAVAGE MESSIAH / FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS / POLAR / GRAND MAGUS / SOILWORK / CHELSEA GRIN / OVERKILL / RED FANG / BILLY LOCKETT / STU LARSEN / COASTS / THE MOUSE OUTFIT / DOM KENNEDY / PRONG / GORGOROTH / EMMA STEVENS / EMILY & THE WOODS / DUB SEX / LOSTALONE / HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS / COMEBACK KID / RAGLANS / TURBOWOLF / WILDFLOWERS / HANDS LIKE HOUSES / ROMAN REMAINS / SUBURBAN LEGENDS / THE SWELLERS / SONS & LOVERS / FUTURE ISLANDS / JOHN VERITY BAND / TAAKE / I AM THE AVALANCHE / BORN OF OSIRIS / INME / THE TELESCREEN feat. FRANKIE COCOZZA / DECADE / NEW CITY KINGS / SCREAM BABY SCREAM / GHOST TOWN / ABSOLVA / SIVERT HOYEM / LITTLE BARRIE / GIANT STAR / HOLLYWOOD ENDING / M.O.D. / STAMPIN’ GROUND / CAVALIERS / FELIX MARTIN / ONLY CRIME / THE COLLIERS / INQUISITION / BENTLEY PARK / BOOT LED ZEPPELIN / NO DEVOTION / ARNOCORPS / JP COOPER / THE LAST CARNIVAL / SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS / BAD POLLYANNA / SKELETONWITCH / HELLYEAH / MY RUIN / VALES / BLACKLIST ROYALS / QUEENS OF POP / BAILEY MCCONNEL / BLACK LIPS / THE FRONT BOTTOMS / LIZZIE JANE / PETE MOLINARI BAND / EDGUY / FAT WHITE FAMILY / MODERN BASEBALL / DARKEST ERA / BLOSSOMS / THIS WILD LIFE / MADBALL / NINE BELOW ZERO / NATALIE HOLMES / WOODWARD / BALANCE & COMPOSURE / GLASS ANIMALS / DESTRUCTION / TOKOLOSH / THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS / JAY BRANNAN / IN SOLITUDE / BEASTMILK / FEED THE RHINO / PRDIES / THE WORD ALIVE / AFTER THE BURIAL / SUNSET SONS / RIVAL STATE / HE IS LEGEND / BLOODSHOT DAWN / BASEMENT / EAGULLS / THE BLACKOUT / TESSERACT / ANIMALS AS LEADERS / THE HEARTBREAKS / JAH WOBBLE’S INVADERS OF THE HEART feat AZIZ IBRAHIM / TRUCKFIGHTERS / ELUVEITIE / OMNIA / BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES / OUGHT / CARL BARAT & THE JACKALS / WE THE WILD / DYING FETUS / MERCHANDISE / 1349 / EOFE / ALLUSONDRUGS / TALIB KWELI / LAZULI / MOON SAFARI / ANGEL AT MY TABLE / LOS CAMPESINOS! and more to come!

Dj sets from the following…

DELPHIC / 65DAYSOFSTATIC / THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND / KIDDA / BORGORE / JAMES BLAKE / JAYOU / PIRATE SOUNDSYSTEM / RAFFERTIE / ELITE FORCE / MEAT KATIE / STEVE THORPE / RESISTANCE / 609 DJS / GRAEME PARK / JUICY / MURKAGE CARTEL / DOCTOR P / FLUX PAVILLION / FUNTCASE / TOMB CREW / SPLIT LOOP / MISK / CLINT BOON / DJ SPINNA / OSULANDE / TERRY FRANCIS / KRAFTY KUTS / D’JULZ / MAYA JANE COLES / DOC MARTIN / WILEY / HYBRID/ EXAMPLE / MOODYMANC / BURNSKI / BERNARD SUMNER / MANI / TIN TIN / A SKILLZ / DIXON / MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE / ACTRESS / DARKSTAR / A DOMINANT SPECIES / MARY ANNE HOBBS / CHASING SHADOWS / COOLY G / SOUL OF MAN / NINELIVES THE CAT / PEO DE PITTE / PLAZA DE FUNK / DJ DEREK / PLUMP DJS / COTTI / GEMMY / BOOGALOO CREW / STEVE BUG / TREVOR LOVEYS / BUSH DOCTORS / KLASHNEKOFF / LIL LOUIS / ROMAN FLUGEL / ANTHONY COLLINS / DUB PISTOLS SOUNDSYSTEM / BRACKLES / SHED / TROY PIERCE / AEROPLANE / SLAM / MICHAEL CASSETTE / SEIUL / FLUX PAVILION / SIGMA / FREESTYLERS / ANJA SCHEIDER / SEBO K / SESSION VICTIM / MOSCA / CRAIG RICHARDS / CATZ N DOGZ / JULIO BASHMORE / MILES DYSON / RACK N RUIN / EFDEMIN / ROBAG WRUHME / NICK HOPNER / GEDDES / HYPER / STANTON WARRIORS / JEF K / SIR DAVID RODIGAN / DJ ZINC / MJ COLE / P MONEY / DELTA FUNKTIONEN / LOOPS OF FURY / TIEF SCHWARZ / ADAM SHELTON / TRISTAN DA CUNHA / M.A.N.D.Y / BENOIT & SERGIO / KENNY LARKIN / KEVIN SAUNDERSON / LEE FOSS / DAVE HASLAM / LUKE VIBERT / DINKY / MATT TOLFREY / MIDLAND / SWAY / BROOKES BROTHERS / NICOLAS JAAR / SCRATCH PERVERTS / MARK KNIGHT / DJ QBERT / 609 MAFIA / SKRILLEX / SEBASTIAN / CALVERTRON / ALEX NIGGEMANN / DEEKLINE / ED SOLO / DUB FX / HERNAN CATTANEO / RENNIE PILGRIM / METHA / TECHNICAL ITCH /MICHAEL JAMES / GORGON CITY (FOAMO & RACKNRUIN) / IRATION STEPPAS / PHOTEK / THUGFUCKER / HECTOR COUTO / LUCA BACCHETTI / DILLINJA / DARREN EMERSON / CARI LEKEBUSCH / GOLDIE / LENZMAN / EVIL NINE / BAD COMPANY UK / ALEX METRIC / JAMES LAVELLE / DOC SCOTT / PHIL HARTNOLL (ORBITAL)  and more to come!

As a music shop Sound Control was the place where I bought all my first studio equipment from, I even remember it was a guy named Steve that sold me the stuff!

Now as a live venue, its great that the name has been kept, every musician in Manchester bought stuff from there and it will be wicked for Kid British to end our year by playing at the opening launch, its gonna be a party!

Sean (Kid British)

I remember getting trains with my friends from my home in Crewe to Oxford Road station when I was young, just to play the guitars in A1. It was like nowhere else around.

Sound Control stands today as a museum to Manchester’s musical heritage, and as a vibrant and innovative corner of the city where you can hear new talent. We bought our instruments from this building, now we get to play shows here. The walls of Sound Control bleed music.

Martin (The Answering Machine)

These 4 walls are pretty much sacred turf within the legend that is the Manchester music scene. Every musician going bought something from here in it’s former days as a music shop.

I remember getting my first guitar amp here and being intimidated by all the other musicians as I tried to play some riff to the best of my abilities… then I ended up working here and now I just want to drink here.

Bruce (The Whip)