TOP THREE GIGS – Week Beginning 17th July 2017

MANNEQUIN. Photo Credit: Sam Lindley

There’s tons going off in Notts this week. The Top Three was a tough decision. There’s a debut headline show at Rough Trade, a final goodbye at Rough Trade and Nottingham’s biggest festival of the year.


IN HINDSIGHT’s first ever headline show is taking place at Rough Trade on Wednesday evening. A brand new project from Michael Newcombe, he makes RnB taking influence from Trey Songz to NSYNC. Sounds like our Sam’s idea of heaven. His latest single ‘Body & Mind’ shows an impressive falsetto and has a proper nice groove.

Rough Trade
Wednesday 19th July
Doors: 7pm
Entry £5


MANNEQUIN are playing their last ever gig this Friday at Rough Trade. The Psychedelic, Grunge trio (with cool as fuck matching leather jackets) have made some incredible tracks over the years and their final track ‘Diamond Tears’ is no different. They’ve said this isn’t the end of the three of them writing together, but the loss of MANNEQUIN is a sad one for the Nottingham music scene.

Support comes from the ‘death electronica’ duo BONE CULT. The tattoo covered, masked duo have a guitar heavy sound laden over electronica and a synthesized vocal. And that doesn’t even consider their live set which features an incredible light show.

Lumer from Hull are headlining the night.

Rough Trade
Friday 21st July
Doors: 7pm
Entry: Free


Nottingham’s biggest festival of the year is gracing us on Saturday. As well as the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Busted, Tony Hadley and Billy Ocean, there are 10 Nottingham artists taking to the Splendour Stage.

Main Stage:

Opening the festival are the FSN Champs BROTHERHOOD. Insanely catchy pop songs with an unsurpressable urge to sing your heart out to. They have some super dedicated fans, so expect it to get rowdy.

Also on the mainstage is the incredible GEORGIE who is no stranger to huge stages, after supporting JAKE BUGG and Blossoms. But she’s coming back to her hometown for a special performance at Wollaton.

Confetti Stage:

JOSH WHEATLEY will be taking to the Confetti Stage and making the crowd chant ‘Shiver, Shiver’ and ‘Oh ah oh ah oh.’ The new track ‘Shiver’ is an Indie-Pop anthem with dark lyrics but an uplifting feel.

BUD’s summery Reggae Pop is perfect for a (fingers, toes, legs, arms crossed) sunny day at the Confetti Stage. You might recognise her super catchy song ‘City Bird’ from Radio 1 or 1Xtra where it’s had a lotta love.

Acoustic Rooms Stage:

BILLIE is opening the Acoustic Rooms Stage on Saturday. She’s an Acoustic Rooms veteran, having her debut EP launch there last year. BILLIE’s been taking some time out to focus on some new material and we can’t wait to hear her new sound.

YOUNG T & BUGSEY have had a pretty cool few months. They’ve played Wireless, been on stage at Rock City with Stormzy and now Bieber loves ‘em.

LISA HENDRICKS will be playing the Acoustic Rooms Stage after coming runner up in FSN2016. Her incredible, Reggae and Soul influenced vocal will leave you bopping a long and feeling chilled.

UNKNOWN ERA will be making a beautiful racket at Splendour, and causing a riot to breakout in the courtyard. A family friendly riot, of course. That riot Kaiser Chiefs predicted 10 years ago has all been leading up to this.

JIMI MACK is fresh from the release of his debut EP ‘Familiar Horizons’ last month. His unmistakable Folk-filled voice with his subtle Northern-Irish twang runs strong through the EP, featuring lead single ‘Salao.’

YAZMIN LACEY’s new EP ‘Black Moon’ has been praised by Giles Peterson, made BBC 6 Music Recommends’ Record of the Week and Jamz Supernova’s No.1 EP of the week. Her Jazz toned vocal will leave hairs standing on end.

Wollaton Hall
Saturday 22nd July
Doors: 11:30am
Entry: £50.60 or £39.60 with a City Card

Yours in Love of New Music,
Katie Beard x