Steve Cobby presents: City of Vultures

20th January 2017 // Music // Whats On

We’re doing 2017 right, courtesy of Steve Cobby’s City of Vultures shows. They begin in fine style next month, with Stephen Mallinder heading to Fruit on March 4th.

£10/£15 tickets are on sale here:

Stephen Mallinder

A founder member of pioneering electronic act Cabaret Voltaire, who are regarded as one of the key influences on contemporary electronic and popular music culture.

The group’s first release, Extended Play in 1979, represented the first domestic release for Rough Trade Records, the UK's foremost independent label followed by, A Factory Sampler, the debut release for the seminal British record label, Factory Records. The group went on to make over 30 albums, for labels including Virgin and EMI and has recently reissued a series of box sets though Mute Records all to critical acclaim.

Stephen has recorded and toured extensively in Europe, USA, Japan and Australia and continues to record and play, currently as recording and touring as Wrangler, with recent releases under names Hey Rube and Kula, Cobby & Mallinder.

He has collaborated with a host of artists and musicians including Afrika Bambaataa, Marshall Jefferson, Adrian Sherwood and worked with poet John Giorno and with William Burroughs at the Final Academy in the 1980s.

He has established a number of production companies, record and video labels including: Doublevision; Plastex; and Off World Sounds (Australia).

Stephen has recently released the third Wrangler album ‘White Glue’ (Memetune 2017) and has been playing shows in Europe.


Manchesters highly respected Moonboots and Jason Boardman have championed an endless list of lost classics and new delights for the past 19 years at Aficionado, their nomadic adventure in the world of underground music and the very definition of Balearic, without genre or agenda.

The duo also run Aficionado Recordings their limited edition vinyl only label that spun off from Jason and Moonboots love of the type of music they play in their sets. Now onto their 21st release the label has developed a cult following throughout Europe, USA and Japan and has developed and released music from artists as diverse as Shawn Lee, Leo Mas, Max Essa, A Vision of Panorama, Len Leise, Brenda ‘Beachball’ Ray, Stratus, Bendith.

Cobbys collaboration with Rich Arthurs ‘Bushfarmer’ and a Cobbymix of Penelope Antennas ’Tradewinds’ feature on NADO 014

The pair spend their time playing records wherever fits the mood and curate live events for festivals and venues showcasing anything good from astral new age meanderings to percussive acid psychedelia.