Blanketman are a new band who sweat and toil in a city called Manchester. Over the last year or two the band have been spearheading a burgeoning scene locally and have gigged extensively throughout the town performing their original brand of restless-legged post-punk, served with a sharper, more sardonic pop edge than many of their more po-faced peers. So sharp in fact that Steve Hanley, of The Fall and Brix Smith & Extricated, has felt the need to get up on stage with them to perform live on two occasions already. Having started to make waves nationally with a string of festival appearances and Radio 1 plays in 2019 and 2020, where Huw Stephens had them as a One To Watch at the start of this year, the band released their debut single “Taking You With Me” via PIAS on 31/03/2020.

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