The Travelling Band
Free Before 9pm, £4 thereafter
Winners of the coveted New Talent competition at Glastonbury, Manchester’s Travelling Band have it all going for them at the moment. Self-avowed resisters of the ‘the man’ in corporate rock label guise, these beardy, raggle taggle guys look like they’ve moved in to your local park in a horse-drawn caravan, and their called after a Creedence track. What’s not to like? It’s a jangly acoustic vibe that pervades, but to term them ‘folk’ (as so many other bands do at the moment, to escape the straitjacket of indiedom) is misleading.