It’s Independent Venue Week! A fantastic chance for music fans up and down the country to come together and celebrate their local music venue. We’re all big live music fans and it’s in some of these venues where we’d have seen and maybe even played our first gig. We’ve had a good look over the listings and picked five shows that we reckon are well worth going to.
Find out more about Independent Venue Week here > independentvenueweek.com
Get Inuit – The Cookie, Leicester – Thursday 28 Jan
Get Inuit are a bloody good band from the south of England. With a dirty fuzzy pop sound they’ve been making waves in the UK for the past two years and their army of fans is starting to grow exponentially. Annie Mac and Huw Stephens have supported the band and they hit up The Cookie as part of their UK headline tour.
Teen Daze – Surya, London – Friday 29 Jan
Hailing from Canada, Jamison better known as Teen Daze writes beautifully crafted and highly vulnerable music. His latest LP Morning World released in the summer was described by Pitchfork as his “most captivating and personal album yet.” Teen Daze performs at Surya, London as part of his wider European tour.
We Were Promised Jetpacks – Electric Circus, Edinburgh – Saturday 30 Jan
The local boys done good return to their roots for a special hometown headline show. The indie rockers toured with LA rock superstars Death Cab For Cutie on their UK tour last summer and have recently completed their own US run. Expect to hear songs from their critically acclaimed third studio album Unravelling.
London based siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Durham are a rock ‘n’ roll band, who pull from a variety of genres and influences to create their own unique sound. Signed to Bestival curator Rob Da Bank’s label Sunday Best, they released their third studio album The Third in 2015, Produced by Mick Jones from The Clash, the record received positive reviews with Clash Music calling it a “unequivocal triumph.” A force live, the band have supported the likes of Billy Bragg. Stereophonics and Mark Ronson. See them in the more intimate setting of The Plug in Sheffield as part of Independent Venue Week.
Hailing from Sunderland and citing influences such as Feist and Warren Zevon, The Lake Poets is the brain child of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Martin Longstaff. Martin writes hauntingly beautiful and expertly crafted songs about life, love and everything in-between. An accomplished live act, he has supported the likes of Daughter, Jake Bugg and Ben Howard, as well as performed at festivals such as Glastonbury and T In The Park. Expect to hear tracks from his Nashville recorded self-titled debut album.