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The newly formed group featuring Charles Hayward played a trigger happy set at Salford’s Islington Mill in April 2017

Data Quack is a new collaboration bringing together Ben Vince, Merlin Nova, Charles Hayward and Pascal Colman The band performed their first show at Fat Out Fest in Salford, Manchester, earlier this year. It was filmed by Islington Mill Public Access Television, which has been recording live events at the venue since 2015.

Fat Out Fest 2017 was its third edition following a three year break, and although the Fat Out collective have since ended their residency at the Mill, further festivals are in the pipeline.

Data Quack will play at DIY Space For London on 21 July