MONDAY 14th JUNE
Utterly ferocious live, Pulled Apart by Horses drag themselves to Manchester to undoubtedly make an utter mess of Deaf Institute’s Music Hall. If you’re yet to listen to them, the fact that they’ve got a song called ‘I punched a lion in the throat’ probably tells you all you need to know.
TUESDAY 15th JUNE
It’s been a while, but TSDOLE are finally on the comeback trail. Young Adult Friction continues it’s run of putting on good gigs at good prices in venues that aren’t terrible, with support from two of the regions most promising acts. Definitely one to get down early for and make the most of.
WEDNESDAY 16th JUNE
Victorian English Gentlemans Club w/ supports
One of those bands that seems like they’ve been around forever, their last.fm suggest that they’re ‘indie, indie rock, british, britpop, welsh’, which varies from being vaguely true to complete falsification. Poppy Artrock that only the middle of the last decade seemed able to make, this gig should presumably see the band with a new drummer. Hopefully, they’ll be able to overcome the perils of playing at Soundcontrol, too.
THURSDAY 17th JUNE
SJM Concerts (£7 adv.)
Night ‘n’ Day
Lissie/Alan Pownall/Charlotte O’ Connor
With her wonderfully husky voice supposedly manufactured with the aid of a nicotine habit, Lissie has survived playing on Jools Holland, has duetted with the supremely annoying Ellie Goulding and has supported Joshua Radin during her short career. All that and she still gets a recommendation.
Unicorn Kid/Alt Track
There’s absolutely zero chance this is going to sell out, which is more an indication of Moho Live’s poor marketing and lack of quality as a venue than Unicorn Kid’s talent. Eight pounds is probably a bit much, but there’s every chance you’ll be spending double at a better venue in a few months time if his debut album is anything close to the quality of his Lion Hat EP.
FRIDAY 18th JUNE
The first in what sounds like a brilliant series of bands doing a live score for a movie. The idea is replicated elsewhere, but that barely matters when it sees Leeds duo Worriedaboutsatan providing music for The Four Dreams of Miss X.
SATURDAY 19th JUNE
SUNDAY 20th JUNE