STOP PRESS – 12:00 22/11/12
KAGOULE have asked us to make this session private and we totally understand why.
We do ‘early in career’ sessions because we believe giving musicians such early opportunities is educational, inspirational and ‘door-opening-able’, we also realise intrinsic to supporting musicians so early is the chance they will evolve to a place where their session no longer accurately represents them.
From Rock City to Xfm to NME to placing them in front of the man who became their manager hopefully KAGOULE feel Nusic has played it’s part in helping them get started, good luck guys! x
Our twelfth Future Session under the Nusic name features the band that wowed the public and expert judges in equal measure during our DOG IS DEAD Comp, KAGOULE really are massive talents for the future, just don’t ask them about gorillas, wrestlers or boxing rings.
NOTE: This session was originally recorded in November 2011 but we had a few problems (understatement of the year!). Thanks to Kagoule for their patience and to everyone who made the session happen second time around.
STOP PRESS – 12:00 22/11/12
ATTENTION NOTTINGHAM MUSIC LOVERS! Here are your three essential gigs for this week…
The monthly WIRE & WOOL at THE ALLEYCAFE on Thursday 2nd of February looks to be all that we’ve come to expect of it and more.
In a night that promises to bring electric sounds and techno beats ADAM PETER SMITH kicks off the event with his harmonious voice. Fans of NEWTON FAULKNER and PAOLO NUTINI will be blown away by a voice which is popping up all across the area.
Whether you’ve listened to Nottingham’s hillbilly funk band GRAIN or not, it’s safe to say that former member MR Y should not be missed – if only because he’s taken time out of his Swedish goat-herding career especially for this night!
He may only be one man but he can make a whole spectrum of sounds. RAINBOW DOWN is one of Nottingham’s most eclectic artists with a range of genres just as diverse as the night itself.
The final Nottingham act to step up will be JUNKIE KUT. His extreme speedcore techno is definitely going to keep the crowd alive, and if that doesn’t shake you to your very core then his hardcore punk rock crossovers will. With an appetite for all sorts of sounds the ALLEYCAFE is the place to be on Thursday night.
Typically we’ve not mentioned THE OLD ANGEL INN for a few weeks now, then two great gigs come at once! Packed full of juicy Nottingham talent, the first gig on Friday 3rd of February has got something for everyone.
SKULLFUNK’S blend of groovy metal was built to get you moving. Your body will be involuntarily convulsing from the funk bass coupled with the heavy guitar rhythms, and the powerful vocals of GAVIN CRAYSMITH make SKULLFUNK a new band to keep a very close eye on.
For anyone who spent hours having flute lessons at school, listening to the guitarists and drummers talking of how their next band would conquer the world, come along and see TIMESTEALERS’ flautist JESSICA RUBIO prove that the flute is the icing on the cake. Everyone band should have one. If you have no such flute-based angst then come along anyway and experience the magical TIMESTEALERS gypsy-latin pop.
When you listen to OUR LAST CONFESSION you may find yourself saying, “they sound like…” followed moments later by, “oh and like…”. Don’t be afraid, you’ve not gone insane. OUR LAST CONFESSION may have been influenced by a variety of other bands but the result is a top class musical experience that may very well one day lead to, “they sound like OUR LAST CONFESSION”.
Let’s face it, it couldn’t be much more cold and dark outside so step into the OLD ANGEL and warm up to ‘Hell’s house band’ that is TRIOXIN CHERRY. The trio are making big waves with their punk surf rock ‘n’ roll sound. With female vocals that will haunt you (in a good way) and an atmosphere that the OLD ANGEL was made for, the night’s musical exploits are set for a fantastic crescendo.
A trio of Nottingham’s very own are supporting (or surrounding!) OUR TIME DOWN here at THE OLD ANGEL INN’S post-hardcore night on Saturday 4th of February.
FRESH EYES FOR THE DEAD GUY bring their punk sounds to the OLD ANGEL. The quartet recently blogged the answer to an age old question of why they so frequently shed their shirts mid-set, it’s all about comfort they say. Aside from the possibility of seeing some sweaty naked man flesh, they’re also hinting at throwing out some new tracks. A must see!
THANKS, ALASKA! certainly don’t share the serenity of their namesake state, but they possess just as many natural resources. Their raw pop punk talents will be right at home at the OLD ANGEL. Look out for an EP in the summer months.
New material is also expected from WITHOUT MAPS who grace the stage for the first time since making personnel changes – as if you didn’t already have enough reasons to get down to the OLD ANGEL this Saturday!
TICKETS: £4 ADVANCE or £5 DOOR
Yours in Love of New Music,
Dan Clark x
As ever our annual PEOPLE’s PODCAST proves to be an absolute banger! Featuring an incredibly diverse range of young Nottingham musicians on the verge of massive things, a slightly drunk Scouse caller plus a voicemail from Trev of DOG IS DEAD of dubious authenticity.
In case you are wondering where is NATALIE DUNCAN? Where is JAKE BUGG? Artists signed to major labels did not qualify, it kinda goes without saying they’re going to have massive twenty twelves.
NUSIC New Music Podcast 019 TRACKLISTING
GOD – Thee Commandments
RONIKA – In The City
KIRK SPENCER – Hotahai
REBEL SOUL COLLECTIVE – Fallout
SKIMAN – Best For The Music
ROB GREEN – Cardinal
NINA SMITH – Where Is Your Heart?
KAGOULE – Made Of Concrete
HARLEIGHBLU – In Love With Love
JUST JAMES – Limitless
IN THE NORTH WOOD – For What It Is
KAPPA GAMMA – Green Eyes
SAINT RAYMOND – She Said No
You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, and you’ll get pictures!
Supported by Confetti and LeftLion
Hello Comrades, if you are after your weekly dose of gigs then you have come to the right place! Last week’s ones were insane, including JUST JAMES absolutely smashing it at THE MAZE.
DAVE MCPHERSON “Love Rats Tour” @ THE MAZE on Monday 23rd of January. Featuring ILLUMINATUS, PATCHWORK GRACE, THE BARNUM MESERVE, GEORGE GADD.
Main support comes from ILLUMINATUS. This lot create a powerful, atmospheric wall of noise that is soaked in serious metal. Heavy stuff, get involved in the mosh pits!
PATCHWORK GRACE’s souped up quirky rock sound itches with energy that will get even the most reluctant punters on the dancefloor and THE BARNUM MESERVE’s dark, theatrical piano ballads with screaming vocals will blow your mind to a million pieces.
GEORGE GADD will kick off the night with his self described “self loathing DIY acoustic folk under a prentiously exotic psuedonym”. Confused? Go check him out, you won’t be disapointed.
Upstairs there will be performances from BURY THE LADYBIRD, SINNERS HIGHWAY, RED BEAR, PAPER CAPE and CHASING DAKOTA.
TICKETS: £6 or £4 adv
HOT SAUCE with SUBSTANCE at THE MAZE featuring JUST JAMES on Friday the 27th of January.
This line up is hotter than satan’s personal vindaloo recipe! JUST JAMES will melt THE MAZE for the second friday night in a row amongst a host of big name DnB and junglist DJs.
We are predicting mammoth things for JUST JAMES in 2012 after they were recently signed to Sound-Hub. You won’t see a crazier party band around with their manic dance hype and the lightning lips of MOTORMOUF. Intense, insane and incredible live. This could be a late one.
DOORS: 22:00 – 04:00
bUTTONpUSHER presents… EVENT HORSES, LIBERATION PACT, BLACK INTERNATIONAL and RATBITER @ THE CHAMELEON on Saturday 28th of January.
Amongst EVENT HORSES and BLACK INTERNATIONAL are two ridiculously good homegrown bands in the form of LIBERATION PACT and RATBITER.
LIBERATION PACT aren’t just another rock band. This lot create a noise that is somehow pained with nostalgia but also instantly agrees with the ears in a feel good way. Superb musicians with an uncanny ability to write incredible music.
RATBITER’S loud stoner rock sound will smother THE CHAMELEON in filthy noise. Listen out for the brutal riffs in “Corkscrew.”
TICKETS:£4 or £3 NUS
Yours in Love of New Music,
Tom Hadfield x
Beat the January blues and get down to some live music this week with our fantastic TOP 3 GIGS including a belter of a line up at THE MAZE on Friday.
This night is guranteed to be a chilled one with some of Nottingham’s finest acoustic acts performing. MARK NEIN is a brilliant live act and a top songwriter with a fascinating history that includes teaching none other than Mr Bob Dylan’s son to play the guitar. Come have a listen, you won’t be disappointed.
There will also be a dose of stunning instrumental songwriting and great musicianship from EVIL JACK. Bluegrass folk played with a fond depthness.
DAMP MAGIC will provide some of the most beautiful and ambient songs to chill out on a Thursday night to.
DOORS: early, starts at 8pm
Next up we have Nottingham’s very own THE MONEY supporting TOPLOADER at RESCUE ROOMS on Thursday the 19th of January.
One hit wonder TOPLOADER are in danger of being outshone by the infectious chorus machine that is THE MONEY. Already self-sufficient, well-oiled veterans of residencies all over the world, THE MONEY are already making their mark. Winners of our FUTURE SOUND OF NOTTINGHAM competition last year, THE MONEY had the honour of opening the main stage at Splendour festival.
Headliners JUST JAMES will blow you away with their crashing rock drums soaked with electronica, saw synths and vocals with attitude. Check out our Future Session with them here. Carlsberg don’t do party bands, but if they did…
GREAT BRITISH WEATHER fall under the giant umbrella of indie rock but manage to sound fresh and unique with hints of punk and math rock (whatever that means!). This lot are going to be big, what a great chance to catch them in an intimate venue like THE MAZE. Check out our Future Session with them here.
ROB GREEN is one of the most exciting acts in Nottingham at the moment. His playful soul music covered in jazzy fun as putting smiles on faces in venues all across Nottingham. Smashed his single launch on Friday at the CONTEMPORARY, check out our Future Session with ROB GREEN here.
Watch out for support from ANTZ (Anthony Greentree) who multi-instrumental folk is worth the entrance fee alone and don’t miss 15 year old singer/songwriter FRANKIE RUDOLPH who is quickly becoming one of the cities most promising young talents. He’s been on the circuit for no more than four months and already has a great following, also holds the Nusic record for the youngest act ever to get a rewind on the podcast. Also featuring is the beautifully talented HAYLEY AHERN plus LISA DE’VILLE who’s songwriting skills combined with her voice has the ability to cut your heart in two.
TICKETS: £3 Adv £4 otd
Yours in Love of New Music,
Tom and Alex