On 42’s Records Live! Stage

Narcissus

With an output that has been described as both epic and anthemic, Manchester based band narcissus were tipped for big things in the mid-noughties, having signed a publishing deal on the back of some genre-bending demos and following a series of amazing live events including a ‘D-percussion festival/band on the wall’ double header.

The quartets’ reputation was further enhanced with the release of debut single ‘The Window’ through Manchester indie label Northern Ambition, the label was also responsible for Stephen Fretwell’s early output. The collapse of narcissus’ publishing deal during the recording of their debut album led to a parting of ways, the finished album was shelved and the band members re-emerged in other bands such as The Synthetics and Signals.

Fast forward ten years and fate has lent a hand in reuniting narcissus. Two band members’ partners found themselves sharing an office and as a result of this, the album has been dusted off and played for the first time in a long time. Much to the musicians’ delight, it has aged remarkably, seeming strangely prescient for our times. With this in mind, a decade after it was recorded, ‘a sense of place’ is finally slated for release in 2019.