Manchester legends New Fast Automatic Daffodils are taking over Electrik this Thursday

The band that rose to fame in the 90s with hits such as ‘Big’ are performing at the venue’s famous One Deck event.

By Emma Davidson | 8 November 2022

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For the very first time since 1995, baggy legends New Fast Automatic Daffodils (or the New FADS if you were a fully fledged fan) are reuniting for a one off ‘One Deck’ event at Chorlton’s Electrik.

One Deck is completely focused on the music, with mixing, scratching and beat juggling strictly banned, and the emphasis placed on delving into the personal vinyl collections of those behind the decks.

Guests are free to play whatever they like, usually taking in a wide range of influences and genres. It gives those in the bar a chance to connect with some music and TV icons, as the likes of Jane Weaver, Maxine Peak, John Simm and Jerry Dammers have all participated in the past. 

The New FADS were formed back in 1988 at one of Manchester’s infamous after hours parties, which began on the cusp of the acid house scene. 

They soon became a favourite of celebrated BBC broadcaster, John Peel and went on to perform at incredible slots across British festivals, including Reading where they were voted best live band by NME. They also toured extensively across Europe playing in cities such as Belgium and France, as well as East-Central Europe.

The band’s career came to an abrupt end in 1995 after a gig at Manchester’s world-renowned Hacienda club, and since, the quintet have gone on to enjoy different projects from DJing to other musical escapades. This is the first time in over 20 years that all five founding members will be together once again. 

One Deck is completely free to attend and will take place from 7.30pm at Electrik. The bar also offers a number of alluring happy hour deals all evening long to enjoy alongside the selected records. 


New Fast Automatic Daffodils’ One Deck at Electrik

Date: Thursday 10th November
Time: 7.30pm – late
Venue: Electrik
Price: FREE