#TOPFIVE with Sly Antics

Sly Antics
Sly Antics, in their own words they make noise that feels like being hit hard in the face with a box of stale cereal

Sly Antics are cousins Sam and Lee Hudson from Manchester plus Chris from Warrington and this summer they have had a busy Festival season, playing amongst others, Tramlines (Sheffield), Kendal Calling and of course, Warrington Music Festival.

This Saturday (6th October) Neighbourhood Festival returns to Manchester where over 100 artists and bands from all around the world will be performing across the cities best and most iconic music venues the south side of the city.

Ahead of their performance at 13:45 over at Night People, we sat down with the band to find out more about essential tour items and some of the music that inspires them.

Top 5 artists:
Red Hot Chili Peppers – we all grew up on ‘By the Way’ and ‘Blood Sugar’ and draw a lot of influence from the music and energy of the band.

Radiohead – There is just a never ending depth of inspirational song writing to go from

Arctic Monkeys – They show how a band can reinvent itself time and time again and keep up to date with modern trends while still making great music

Mogwai – These guys are perfect for listening to instrumentally and create really interesting cinematic tracks

Black Keys – Balls to the wall rock and roll, simple and thats why we like it

Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Photo by Lee Harman
We draw a lot of influence from the music and energy of the band Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Photo by Lee Harman

Top 5 Albums:
Blood Sugar Sex Majik (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
In Rainbows (Radiohead)
Silent Alarm (Bloc Party)
Champ (Tokyo Police Club)
Justified (Justin Timberlake)

Top 5 essential ideas on tour:
Wet wipes
Phone charger

Top 5 books:
Shantaram (Gregory David Roberts)
Birdsong (Sebastian Faulks)
Scar Tissue (Anthony Keidis)
Wheres Wally (Martin Handford)
OK Magazine

Top 5 songs:
Brother (Matt Corby)

Body Snatchers (Radiohead)
Iron Sky (Paolo Nutini)
Lydia (Highly Suspect)
Roads (Portishead)




Top 5 food places:

Crazy Pedros
Crazy Pedros, NQ

Crazy Pedros
Almost Famous
Fresh Bites NQ
Ancoats panda

Alongside Sly Antics  playing this Saturday are local artists The Lottery Winners, The K’s and Fuzzy Sun. Find out more here.

Bin Juice is the brand new single by Sly Antics, found on all usual sites.

Find out more about the band here: Website // Facebook // Twitter


A vibe so powerful, so overwhelming, the whole place is completely on it ‘ – LOUDER THAN WAR


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