Post War Stories return with brooding soundscapes

Post War Stories (Gary Weightman/

Post War Stories (Gary Weightman/

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Manx alternative band Post War Stories will make a return to the live scene on Saturday. The band will be making their way to the Amber Bar in Douglas for their first show in a good while.

While the boys have been working hard writing, rehearsing and releasing new material, this will be their first live show since December last year.

Expect material from both their Cold Wars and Live at Kenna EPs in the set, along with some newer material that I understand they’ve been working on.

If you’re a fan of their dark, spacey, ethereal and brooding soundscapes then this is well worth checking out. Support for the show comes from Dead Youth. While this is a new band, the members are no strangers to the Manx music scene.

Rising from the ashes of the latter day Uber Room line up, and including singer-guitarist Geoff Murphy and bassist Scott Beecroft, the band bring a mix of riffs and melodies to the table in the vein of Queens Of The Stone Age. There’s an EP in the works, I believe, and more appearances planned for the coming months, including their first headline shows.

9 Mile Smile, a band featuring vocalist Angela Wells, guitarists Graham Smith and Grant Evans, bassist Lewis Thompson and drummer Johnny Wade, are set to appear at the Creek. If you’re a fan of a good covers band that throws in everything from Aretha Franklin’s Chain Of Fools, Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean to Blondie’s Heart Of Glass via more contemporary offerings from the likes of Amy Winehouse, The Stereophonics and Kings Of Leon, then this is most certainly worth a look if you’re anywhere near Peel this Saturday night.

More next week from in and around the Manx Music scene, which will hopefully include some news regarding a forthcoming Pigs On The Wing show!


Steve Leach brings the latest rumblings, murmurings, news and views on forthcoming events in and around the island’s music scene. Help support the scene by emailing

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