LIVE (Photos): Neighbourhood Festival, 12.10.19

On Saturday, Manchester’s annual multi venue Neighbourhood Festival took place, giving music fans the choice to see over 100 bands, all with just one wristband!

Our Jon was there to capture all the action, including some of our faves …

The Big Moon treat Manchester to their heartfelt, buoyant melodies and feel-good lyricism.

Nova Twins blast out all their immense offerings with their trademark energy-fuelled ferocity.

Julia Bardo charms the crowd with her beautifully sultry creations.

Past GIHE headliners, and all round favourites, Witch Fever, deliver their explosive, grunge-fuelled punk.

Phoebe Green oozes a soaring splendour throughout a truly dreamy set.

Grace Lightman‘s sparkling electro pop casts its spell.

Long time faves PINS make a triumphant return to the stage!

Photo Credit: Jon Mo / @jonmophoto

LISTEN: Grace Lightman – ‘Zero Impact’

A careful yet catchy electronic curation; London-based electronic pop artist Grace Lightman explores what it’s like to have ‘Zero Impact’ on her new single, out now on Handsome Dad Records.

Describing her own sound as “one part ABBA, two parts Twin Peaks” through her gentle vocals and mixture of poppy and gritty synth textures, Lightman has created an electronic pop gem. She collaborated on the new single with longtime mentor and co-writer, Patrick J Pearson as well as Ben Baptie (previously mixed & engineered; Moses Sumney, Young Fathers, Puma Blue, Lady Gaga) who produced the single.

Speaking about ‘Zero Impact’, Lightman explains: “[the song] is about trying to exist in the world without disturbing those around you, almost like an apparition. Treading on eggshells while essentially trying to fit seamlessly into humanity. Just thought I would present that musically in a more attention seeking way.”

We’re loving Lightman’s musical juxtapositions and look forward to more details of her debut album in the coming months. Listen to ‘Zero Impact’ below and follow Grace Lightman on Facebook for more updates.

Grace Lightman will play Bluedot festival Jodrell bank, Cheshire on Friday 19th July.

Kate Crudgington