Kyla La Grange | Mon 12 Jun | Mama Roux’s | £8
Watford’s Kyla La Grange seems to be cooking up something new at the minute; her last album, 2014’s ‘Cut Your Teeth’, was a beguiling piece of shadowy synthpop, bleak in all the best ways, fitting in with a trend of outstanding female songwriters like Kelala, Grimes and London Grammar. Catch her up close and personal performing new material at Mama Roux’s.

Kite Base + Hoopla Blue | Tue 13 Jun | Sunflower Lounge | £6
On the heels of their debut album ‘Latent Whispers’, electronic post-punk duo Kite Base are playing just a handful of pre-Glastonbury shows. Ayse Hassan (Savages) and Kendra Frost surround their double-bass guitar attack with woozy atmospherics and Krautrock rhythms. With support from local indie-futurists Hoopla Blue.

False Grails + more | Fri 16 Jun | Muthers Studio | FREE
Brum post-hardcore outfit False Grails host a free night of raw garage rock to celebrate the launch of their new EP ‘Privilege and Consequence’. Having honed their sound on stage for a while now, False Grails are an explosive cocktail of positive hardcore, equal parts Have Heart, Hot Cross and At the Drive-In.

Dego | Sat 17 Jun | Hare & Hounds | £10
The relentless innovator and producer Dego, pioneer of the West London broken beat scene, makes a rare appearance at the Hare & Hounds this weekend. Head of the enigmatic 2000BLACK imprint and a genre-defying tastemaker of underground electronica, soul and D&B, there’s no predicting what Dego will bring to the table next.

Supersonic Festival | 16 – 18 June | Various venues
The ever-unpredictable Supersonic Festival still teems with artistic ambition and irreverent surprises. It’s a typically outstanding line up of music freakery, film, exhibitions and workshops curated by a team of fearless tastemakers. See our full preview here.

Mon 12 Jun - Sun 18 Jun
Chris Donald - Gigs Editor
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Thu 1 Jun 2017