Band of Horses + Israel Nash | Mon 20 Feb | O2 Institute | £24.75
Seattle’s indie-rock darlings Band of Horses returned to form on last year’s ‘Why Are You OK’ – with their familiar charm offensive and dreamy, reverb-laden hooks. It’s a rootsy, organic noise that aims straight for the heartstrings. Making this show all the more unmissable is support from Israel Nash, a world leader in stunning psychedelic country soundscapes topped with gorgeous, gravelly vocals. See our full preview here (and Israel Nash preview here).
Touché Amore | Wed 22 Feb | O2 Academy | £14
Arguably the kings of the American post-hardcore renaissance, Touché Amore toppled their own impressive resumé with their latest album, ‘Stage Four’; catharsis and destruction never sounded so uplifting or inviting. The band are at their considerable best right now, so catch them while Jeremy Bolm’s vocal chords can still hack this shit. See our full preview here.
Wild Nothing | Wed 22 Feb | Hare & Hounds | £11
Quickly outgrowing the dream-pop scene that launched him, these days Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum is setting his sights on the psychedelic, glammy indie of Deerhunter or Connan Mockasin, with the metronomic devotion of New Order. Latest offering ‘Life of Pause’ is another well-calculated step forward, and by all accounts it’s even more vital in a live setting. Seetickets.com
Teleman | Thu 23 Feb | Mama Roux’s | £15.40
Teleman’s neatly explosive indie rock anthems demonstrate that colouring fastidiously inside the lines can be pretty damn exhilarating; just ask Metronomy or Franz Ferdinand. With the geeky earnestness of early-00s indie and the chops of a Krautrock machine, last year’s ‘Brilliant Sanity’ makes these Moshi Moshi signees a must-see. See our full preview here.
Published on: Wed 1 Feb 2017