Tickets are now available to see A Certain Ratio at The Garage!
A Certain Ratio come to The Garage to celebrate 30 years of our independent venue!
A Certain Ratio were key to their native Manchester, England scene and consequently post-punk. The band debuted in 1979 with “All Night Party,” a single as astringent as anything else out at the time. They further separated themselves by incorporating aspects of other forms, most prominently brass-spiked funk and Brazilian jazz. During ACR’s early years with Factory Records, the Top Ten of the U.K. independent singles chart included seven of their titles, highlighted by “Flight” and “Waterline,” and the band issued five albums including The Graveyard and the Ballroom (1980) and Sextet (1982). Following late-’80s and early-’90s phases with major-label A&M and Rob Gretton‘s independent Robs Records, ACR were intermittently active. They returned to the studio for Mind Made Up (2008) and since then have continued to record and perform. Their first new music in a decade appeared on the anthology ACR:Set (2018), followed by ACR:Box (2019), which featured rare and previously unreleased material. These releases have been followed by the studio album ACR Loco (2020) and a handful of EPs.