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Paul Stimpson

Manchester Orchestra

Paul Stimpson, Features Writer

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia (US), Manchester Orchestra are now mainstays of alternative rock.

Their unapologetic, thumping style has garnered a dedicated fan base of indie fans and music critics alike. Andy Hull's soft voice reminds the listener of the Counting Crows vocal style, and it blends well with the heavy riffs and thudding drums.

Andy Hull formed the band in 2004 after becoming bored of his suburban Atlanta lifestyle. Naming the band after a city with rich musical history, Manchester Orchestra released You Brainstorm, I Brainstorm, but Brilliance Needs a Good Editor in 2005.

Ten years on, with five more albums under their belt, Manchester Orchestra are criminally underrated and a fantastic live band.

Appearing at their last UK festival of the summer, Reading & Leeds festivals are bracing for the impact of the hardest hitting rock band from Atlanta, Georgia.

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