FAST CAR TO FLORENCE. Photo Credit: Tom Goddard

A tenth birthday party (woop woop!), cross-genre brilliance, plus monumental pop choruses. Sick as always Notts x


It’s Acoustic Rooms’ tenth birthday! They’re officially in double figures, so before they stop talking to us cos they’re too busy smoking fags behind the bike shed, you should probs pop down and experience their killer celebratory lineup!

As always, lots of acoustic (funny that) brilliance. CHLOE RODGERS kicks things off with her hauntingly beautiful vibes, JIMI MACK is up with his wise, almost stoic Folk, and ALEX MILNE is ready to serenade your ear drums with her stunning voice. ADAM PETER SMITH – ya know, one of the most disgustingly talented humans you’ll hear, will bring his Jazz-y Folk-y niceness, then AR hosts LAURIE ILLINGWORTH AND SAM HEATON have got a super special collab in the works (ooh). Oh, and then there’s the incredible voice from MOLLIE RALPH, the bluesy badassery of JONNY OLLEY, plus the indie sickness of JACQUE SEVIOUR.

Monday 4th March
Rescue Rooms
Price: free
Doors: 8pm


BBC Introducing are back at Metronome this week for a free shindig full of banging tunes.

BRIA is up first – with her big Pop sounds backed with full band badassery. NACTUS KUNAN are prepared to confuse and seduce your ears with RnBeeston vibes. SOFT GIRLS AND BOYS CLUB have their Psych-y, Wave-y, Wizardry ready for ya. And DON’T FORGET RUPERT have all the Pop-Rock melodies your cute little tabs could ever want prepared. All free, but ya need to get a ticket.

Wednesday 6th March
Price: free
Doors: 7pm


FAST CAR TO FLORENCE – kings of the super duper catchy, in fact, more than that – borderline disgustingly ‘why am I still singing this in the shower 8 days since I last heard it’ catchy Pop-Rock anthems, are at Bodega this week for a banger of a headline show.

Oh, and a sick support lineup too. THE FINE ART SOCIETY are up first sharing all their stories of lonely men on Station Street (cough, listen to their latest song, cough), and then MY PET FAUXES dazzle with all the super sweet monumental Pop-Rock choruses you could ever ask for. SO GOOD.

Wednesday 6th March
The Bodega
Price: £6.60
Doors: 7pm

Yours in Love of New Music,
Sam Nahirny x

PS – This Tuesday is the next free #NusicAcademy Workshop at Metronome. Your chance to meet, and get advice from Radio 1, Kerrang! Ministry of Sound and more. FREE TIX –

PPS – Transparency declaration: THE FINE ART SOCIETY’s drummer, Rob, has just finished a New Music Podcast internship with us.