TOP 3 GIGS – Week Beginning 22nd Feb 2016

This week sees TWO EP launches (both of which have tons of Notts support) and a headline show at The Lofthouse.

THURSDAY

JAMIE MOON is launching his EP at The Chameleon this Thursday. The beautifully named ‘Oh, My Heart’ EP, released on Ukiyo Records, is Jamie’s second EP. Jamie creates a blend of Acoustic Folk, layered with his unique vocal, simple guitar and incredible melodies. His songs tell tales of broken hearts, whilst still managing to stay upbeat. And, this show sees a rare full band set from J.

JOSH WHEATLEY is supporting Jamie on Thursday, bringing along his much loved Indie Pop with a dark twist. He’s recently spent some of his spare time teaching eight year olds how to write a song – the outcome was a song about weird boys with banjos. We’d love to hear it, but for now, his beaut Indie-Pop will most definitely do. 

Also supporting is the self-proclaimed “singer of songs, drinker of gin” – MELISSA DANIAL-WARD. Melissa creates a bloomin’ beautiful blend of Acoustic Folk Pop through the use of her acoustic guitar and soothing vocal.

The Chameleon Arts Cafe
Thursday 25th February
Doors: 8pm
Tickets: £4

FRIDAY

ON THE OPEN ROAD are launching their new EP ‘Storyteller’ at Rescue Rooms on Friday. These guys bring an explosion of Heavy Pop Punk to everything they do, taking influence from peeps such as Neck Deep and A Day To Remember. They have just released the music video for ‘Rainy Days’ which premiered on Punktastic and sees the four-piece make a whole load of racket in a house (they must have some very forgiving, or very deaf neighbours).

BABE PUNCH will be supporting the Pop Punk four-piece, bringing their all girl (almost) Alternative Rock with a punch (get it, cause Babe Punch, ha) of Grunge and Punk. These gals have had praise from the likes of NME, The Wytches and Eion from Drenge. Have a cheeky look at their Future Session to find out why.

HIGH TIDES are the other Nottingham support for the evening. The Pop Punk five-piece are pretty new to the Notts scene, after forming back in June of last year. The band have recently released their debut video for single ‘Opia’ which gained over 10k views in just one week! Their debut EP ‘Home Truths’ is be available to pre-order, so keep an eye and ear out for that.

You can also catch Ocean Floor from Derbyshire and Coast to Coast from Birmingham.

Rescue Rooms
Friday 26th February
Doors: 6pm
Tickets: £6

Friday also sees SAME STREETS headline The Lofthouse. It’s the first of a run of three shows around the city over the course of three months (so if you can’t make it this time, you’ve got no excuses for the other two). The four-piece (with the newly added Isaac Bloomfield on bass) have got a whole lot of cool, so much cool in fact that Fred Perry Subculture described them as “a paragon of cool.” And you lot love em too, you voted them onto the People’s Podcast which you can have a listen too HERE.

Support comes from Alternative four-piece AMULET. The band take influences from some seriously huge names including The Beatles, Oasis and The Rolling Stones, whilst still sounding maintaining their own completely unique sound. They’ve done some incredible support slots round Notts over the past few months and we can’t wait to hear some more recordings!

You will also be able to catch the Alt/Garage Rock band FLEETS. The four-piece formed back in December 2014 and have developed some rather interesting band interests including arm wrestling with Chas & Dave (if you’re reading this guys, please explain). As well as doing that, these guys make some sweet music which touches on tons of different genres. Mostly good old fashioned Rock n Roll though.

The Lofthouse
Friday 26th February
Doors: 7pm
Tickets: £4

Yours in Love of New Music,
Katie Beard x

Share