Man and the Echo
Genre(s): Indie, Pop
Man & The Echo are a new wave outfit from Warrington who combine post-punk pop with glam, northern soul and 60’s inspired psychedelica to create a uniquely bruising and moving sound.
The band’s writing duo, Gaz Roberts (vocals, guitar) and Joe Forshaw (bass) draw on a wide range of influences to create their eclectic and adventurous music. Gaz, whose often heavily politicised lyrics are inescapably prominent, chooses the band’s song topics with unusual care. Joining them are Chris Gallagher (keys) and Joey Bennett (drums).
The band signed to legendary A&R man James Endeacott’s rejuvenated 1965 label in November 2014.
Their first release was Honeysucker in April 2015 coinciding with the General Election; it’s an attack on specific companies, specific politicians, who are named in the song and shown in the video. The release caught the attention of protest rock icon Billy Bragg, who invited them to play the Leftfield stage at Glastonbury Festival.
Man & The Echo released their eponymous debut album, produced by Neil Comber (MIA, Django Django), on 18th November 2016 via 1965 Records.