Verve guitarist Nick McCabe joined rising Manchester band Lowline on a secret guerilla gig in a disused mill on the outskirts of Manchester,

The band who have been tipped by The Enemy's Tom Clarke as "The Best New Band In The Country" were recording the video for their debut single "Monitors" in Brunswick Mill, Ancoats. The single due out on 1-2-3-4! records was recorded by legendary producer Owen Morris best known for his work with Oasis and The Verve.

Designer Magazine had been tipped off about the secret appearance of Nick McCabe earlier this week but kept it secret to avoid the volatile guitarist pulling out at the 11th hour. Once the band had ran through recording the video in front of a select hundred people the band played a full gig with McCabe running through 3 songs with the band as Verve drummer Pete Salisbury watched on. It is not known at the time of going to press whether McCabe will feature in the final cut of the video.

Lowline spent 2007 touring with the likes of The Enemy and The Happy Mondays and namecheck My Bloody Valentine and Jesus And Mary Chain as influences. Their first official Manchester gig of the year will be alongside Dragons and El Policia at Manchester Academy 3 on February 27th

Words / Pics: Alex McCann

"Monitors" is out on February 18th on 1-2-3-4! Records
Lowline play Manchester Academy 3 on Feb 27th with Dragons and El Policia
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