Number Twelve Looks Like You | Mon 21 Aug | The Flapper | £11
New Jersey’s weirdest are unexpectedly back from a long hiatus, having supported Dillinger Escape Plan on their outgoing Limerent Death tour. The group’s brain-grinding mixture of Japanese grindcore-noise and screamo in the vein of Circle Takes the Square was arguably a gateway for some of the most genre-bending metal bands of today. See our full preview here.
Callum Pickard & The Third Look | Fri 25 Aug | Actress & Bishop | £6
For those on the lookout for something folksier, more homegrown: look no further than Coventry upstart Callum Pickard & the Third Look, whose breezy arrangements and measured vocals call to mind an alternate-reality Death Cab for Cutie where Ben Gibbard shelved his heartbreak and angst for simple easy-going joy. If such a thing were possible. Pickard makes the whole thing sound easy anyway, belying his young years: so keep your eyes on him. seetickets.com
The Seagulls | Sat 26 Aug | Actress & Bishop | £6
Surf-rockers The Seagulls delve into their 60s-indebted psych-pop sound with all the sincerity of Ty Segall or The Coral at their best: there’s no ironic mining of the past here. Latest single ‘Happy’ is a swaggering ear-worm that promises good things from the band’s incoming second album, ‘Blood Orange’. seetickets.com
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble | Sun 27 Aug | Hawker Yard | £13.45
The extraordinary brain child of jazz trumpeter Phil Cochran and his eight sons, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble have a huge resumé including Prince, Mos Def and many others. Their legendary live show will get the most reluctant of dance muscles grooving. See our full preview here.
Killer Wave & Setting Son All-Dayer | Sun 27 Aug | Hare & Hounds | £7
Big line-up alert. As much music and merriment as you can handle this bank holiday Sunday comes courtesy of ace local promoters Killer Wave and record label Setting Son with an (almost) all-dayer packed to the brim with local talent and carefully sourced soundwaves. Bands include Table Scraps, LICE, The Hungry Ghosts, False Grails, Mutes, Crop Circles & more, DJs will mind the gaps and goodtimes will flow well into the (non-school) night. www.seetickets.com
Published on: Tue 1 Aug 2017