DELOOZE and THE WITCH HUNT co-headline ECLECTICA preview

On Wednesday 9 April 2014, RED BALLOON MUSIC and SHATTERJAPAN will present DELOOZE and THE WITCH HUNT, two brilliant British bands who have been carefully selected to co-headline this intimate live show at the legendary CASTLE HOTEL in Manchester.

With special guests including local support FACTORY ACTS, burlesque act CHERIE BEBE, and MCd by the delectable ZOE IQBAL, this is an exclusive preview show to promote the 2-day ECLECTICA event due to be held on 2-3 August at Kraak Manchester to launch the upcoming ECLECTICA PROJECT designed to showcase female talent in the industries.

  • Doors: 7PM
  • Tickets: ADV £5 from WEGOTTICKETS // OTD £7
  • This is a strictly 18+ event
  • Official FACEBOOK event page is HERE >>


London’s DeLooze blends dramatic, electronic post-punk, laced with gothic elements and classical instrumentation, which weave a dark yet delicate soundscape.

Likened to Siouxsie Sioux, Kate Bush, PJ Harvey and Zola Jesus, the vocals are captivating and take us on a journey to a world that is both sexy and earthy, pure, yet dark. An enchanted world.

The band are about to embark upon their UK tour to promote the release of their debut album “Glass Army” which is due out just a few days after this show, on Monday 14 April.

…infectious tonic of crunchy, industrial instrumental sections and pop diva vocal hooks.” (Line of Best Fit)

All misty electronics and the odd piercing, shrieking guitar line, this is both chilled out and arresting, mellow and extremely driven.” (CLASH)


A project by Leeds-based pairing Louisa Osborn and Chris Mulligan, the group’s grimy, sludgy output has been impressing the local music scene for the last few years. Essentially a garage blues two piece, there are shades of The Cramps here in the way that the band add a raw sense of menace to their disturbed riffs.

The Witch Hunt sound like The Kills when they really were just two artists locked in a room to engage their emotional trauma with guitars and a drum machine. All stomping blues riffs and sneering vocals.

In Chris’ own words: “We’re a bit like the Dead Weather, The Kills, PJ Harvey and Queens of the Stone Age put together.


Factory Acts are a Salford-based dark electro, post-punk tinged duo. They exist at the edge of the analogue-digital divide, sometimes dreaming, always dancing. Cork at heart. Musical bonds were forged following an afternoon of miming David Bowie album covers and playing lyric roulette with PJ Harvey songs.

With influences spanning the bass rhythms of New Order, the melodies of the Human League, the edge of The Knife and the soul of Siouxsie, Factory Acts forge their own sounds and invite you to enter their world. Recently joining the growing electronic roster of Manchester’s AnalogueTrash, their debut EP is due for release with the label in the summer of 2014 and an album is coming later in the year.

= CHERIE BEBE (Special Guest) =

The North West’s sultriest burlesque performer, Cherie has performed for a wide range of burlesque evenings, festivals and corporate parties. Cherie also has a monthly residency at Manchester’s favourite jazz bar Matt & Phreds. Let your imagination run away with you as she takes to the stage.


Zoe is our adorable, quick-witted and hilarious MC for the night. Actress, standup comedian, writer, social commentator, this multi-tasking lady will be keeping us all in check.




 * Poster design by Sinead Marie Photography

* Photograph of DeLooze used in design provided courtesy of DeLooze

* Photograph of The Witch Hunt used in design credited to Sinead Marie Photography