October’s Emerging Showcase features three exciting young bands from Greater Manchester.

Sad Sells

Sad Sells are a six piece indie folk rock band from Manchester featuring the rising star Chloe Slater. Their debut single Between the Covers has been played on BBC Radio 6.

“Sophisticated dream pop drenched in summer’s end, love stories and hard town blues. Northern romance has a new custodian” Guy Garvey (of Elbow)


“Be there or be square…” Beginning as a group of secondary school mates, Atlas formed to be a bucket load of fun ready to make a good night out for you. With a debut album on its way and a catalogue of covers ranging from the ’60s to the ’90s the the present, they have all the tunes that go down nicely over a cold pint, through your headphones and most of all, on the dance-floor.

Winners of the Rochdale Battle of The Bands 2024 competition, they supported Ocean Colour Scene and The Lottery Winners at the 2024 Rochdale Feel Good Festival.

Put on your best shoes, bring your mates, tell your mum you’ll be back in the morning and come see Atlas.

Celebratory Cake

Celebratory Cake are an eccentric rock duo from Bury known for their witty lyrics and fun guitar riffs. Their debut single If Only We Could Time Travel was released at the start of 2024.

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The Box @ The Met
£10 / £6 under 25s (inc fee)

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