Manchester Orchestra & The Front Bottoms

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Manchester Orchestra & The Front Bottoms

@ The Ritz



Manchester Orchestra is an American indie rock band formed in 2004. The band hails from Atlanta, Georgia and has five studio albums under their belt.

After the release of their first EP in 2005, the band recorded and released their studio debut album in 2008, titled “I Feel Like A Virgin Losing A Child”. The dark and heavy indie tone of the album set the precedent for the Manchester Orchestra we know today. Ever since, the group have gone from strength to strength, with their follow up album (announced on MySpace), “Mean Everything To Nothing”, featuring international hit single “Shake It Out”.

Most recently, following a number of personnel changes the band released their fifth album, “Hope”. This album was an interesting project from Manchester Orchestra, as every track was an acoustic reimagining of the music featured on their previous album, 2013’s “Cope”.

The band has become known for the frequent filming of their exploits on tour and in the studio, something they have done since their early beginnings. The clips have been released in the form of video podcasts, with over 100 podcasts available for fans to download. As well as touring around the world, Manchester Orchestra have also performed on live TV shows, such as “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Some of their songs have been used to soundtrack TV dramas, as well as feature movies such as the Oscar winning “Dallas Buyers Club”.

By Michael Macsuga

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