There’s gigs springing up thick and fast this week. It might have something to do with spring getting pretty close. Thanks mother nature, we didn’t know you controlled the music world too. There’s a gig with three artists that the industry peeps are loving at The Arts Theatre, some incredible acoustic happenings at Jam Cafe and an album launch at Rescue Rooms.
It’s Industry Week over at Confetti, which (if you didn’t know) basically means that there’s gonna be loads of important media people in Notts. As part of it, three super awesome Nottingham acts are playing a gig at The Arts Theatre. It’s one of only two events at Industry Week that are open to the general public, the other being our very own Workshop. Have we mentioned that the Workshop is full of musician helping peeps? For free? No? Funny that, have a read of THIS then.
FIELD STUDIES will be taking the headline slot on Wednesday evening. 2015 saw the four-piece gain support from some seriously huge names in the industry, including Huw Stephens and John Kennedy, and then went on to play the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury. The beautifully dark, Ambient Post-Rock four-piece have recently announced the release of their second EP ‘Rainmaking’ which you’ll be able to get ya lil paws on from the 22nd April (which is nowhere near as far away as it sounds).
You will also get to hear the beautiful sounds of DAUDI MATSIKO. Using music as his therapeutic outlet since he was just a teenager, Daudi can turn the saddest of topics into heart-warming, tear-jerking lyrics that can heal a broken heart with his #bleaksoul. I defy you to hold back the tears.
Finally, YAZMIN LACEY will be performing some minimalistic, beautiful soul. She’s been doing a few of those intimate living room gigs recently, bit of a different vibe this then, being a massive theatre. Yazmin has been picked up by the Future Bubblers project, which was founded by Gilles Peterson and Brownswood Music with the aim of developing the talent of a few select up and comers around the country. Things are looking bubbly (geddit?) for YL.
The Arts Theatre
Wednesday 9th March
Under The Tree are putting on some of their favourite acoustic acts from the Notts music scene over at the Jam Cafe on Thursday.
Headlining the early evening soirée is “singer of songs, drinker of gin” – MELISSA DANIAL-WARD. Melissa’s unique and bloody beautiful blend of Acoustic Folk Pop is created through her soothing vocal and spine-chillingly honest lyrics. Have a listen to her song ‘Little Parts’ and you’ll get what I mean.
You will also be able to catch the unmistakeable voice of DAISY GODFREY. Influenced by some of the Jazz greats, Daisy writes all her music with her guitarist Ryan Cornell. Daisy first realised she wasn’t all too bad at singing when she was 8 years old, despite her friends telling her otherwise. She’s since honed that talent to develop the gorgeous belter of a voice we hear today.
Also performing is Matt Hubbert from Boston, Lincolnshire.
Thursday 10th March
HECK (formerly known as BABY GODZILLA) are releasing their debut album ‘Instructions’ on Friday and they’re only going and playing the whole bloody thing at Rescue Rooms to celebrate. It also marks the first night of their 9 date UK tour. Making “general extreme noise” the band have been picked up by Kerrang! and Metal Hammer and will be playing Download Festival in June. Their latest video for single ‘Good As Dead’ already has over 25,000 views and it’s only been up three days! It involves some very well choreographed (and very unexpected) dance moves from the band. Lets hope they bring those moves to RR on Friday night.
Support comes from THE DAMN HEAVY, who create a mix of Blues, Soul, Garage and Stoner Rock. Bringing rough yet refined (and seriously damn heavy) riffs plus a bluesy vocal, the four-piece make you feel like you should be drinking whisky and… well, drinking more whisky.
Also supporting at Raketkanon from Ghent, Belgium.
Friday 11th March
Yours in Love of New Music,
Katie Beard x