Local music champions FOMA present a pop-up gig of unbridled grunge-punk masochism at Digbeth’s Dig Brew Co. It’s a cholesterol-soaked smorgasbord of guttural alt-rock that only the Midlands could provide, and all for the unbeatable entry price of sweet F.A.
Top billing goes to Coventry’s breakout post-punk noisemakers FEET: from freewheeling surf-rock jams to fuzzed-up sardonic stampedes, they’re a band with a bloodlust you can sense from a mile off, one with ‘cult following’ written all over them. Meanwhile, grunge-pop maestros Sœur don’t write songs so much as stack together big, abrasive, Albini-ready riffs into a teetering mass of aggression and affection: Bristol’s radio-ready answer to Sleater-Kinney.
The ambient indie soul-pop charms of Chartreuse and the howlin’ Americana tempest known as You Dirty Blue fill out the live line-up, but that’s not all: there’s DJ sets from Hoopla Blue, Mutes, PNK SLM and FOMA themselves. And if that’s not enough free eardrum-pummelling to get you down there, Dig Brew and FOMA have made a limited edition beer that’s free for the first 50 punters through the door. People, just be good to yourselves and embrace this.
Sat 16 Jun, 6pm at Dig Brew Co., 43 River St, Birmingham B5 5SA. See on Facebook
Published on: Thu 10 May 2018