Launching their “Pistol Whipped” EP, and opening our Top Three this week, is TAZER.


The skilful four-piece will be performing their majestic, guitar-driven melodies at The Bodega this Friday, mixing fan-favourites with tracks from their new EP. With airplay on BBC Introducing newly stashed in their locker, the guys look set to build upon their initial success with this EP launch.


In a supporting role, FIELDS look to focus their Charlatan-inspired riffs into matching the anthemic sound of TAZER. The band take the lead from the dual harmonies of vocalists George and Sam, as they power through original songs such as ‘Blue’ and ‘Spit it Out’.


Lastly, TAZER and FIELDS will be joined by CONNOR SPRAY. The singer/ songwriter will sure to be a crowd-pleaser with his punchy, in your face acoustic tunes.


Price: £3.00 (in advance)

Doors: 7:00PM



Tuesday 14th January will be the last Unplugged live event at Pepper Rocks for ‘some months’, so get down if you don’t want to miss out!


AJA is the headline act, on what should be a top evening, with a performance and DJ set – two for the price of one! As a solo artist she has lent her distinctive voice to acts across the midlands, whilst as a DJ she has proved to be a dab-hand with her in-depth knowledge of the Electronic scene.


She will be joined by ESTHER VAN LEUVEN. Something of a newcomer, she, too, has already appeared on Nusic’s radar as a powerful yet haunting vocalist who has the ability to carry the melodic numbers strummed by her guitarist, FRAZER LOWRIE.


Next up are the easy listening vibes of BLESSING MAGORE. Blending such genres as RnB, Jazz, Reggae and Funk, Blessing is just one of the great talents to come out of the legendary CRS studios. Finishing off the night is Matt Henshaw.


Price: FREE

Doors: 8:30PM



Rounding off our Top Three this week is SLEAFORD MODS, GUILTY PARENTS and THE LOWEST FORM at The Chameleon Arts Cafe on Saturday (18th January). With more artists to be confirmed, it’s sure to be a night to remember.


For those not familiar with SLEAFORD MODS, you really should be! This duo have been together since 2006 bringing their self-styled ‘Hip Hop Punk for the working class’  to Nottingham’s streets.


The night’s other confirmed acts are GUILTY PARENTS who will be bringing some raucous post-punk to the proceedings, before we have some “ferocious noise” from THE LOWEST FORM.


Price: FREE

Doors: 7:30PM


Yours In Love Of New Music
Tom Bell x
[Edited by Sam Nahirny]


P.S ESTHER VAN LEUVEN has done a Future Session with us. Why not check it out, and while you’re there subscribe to our YouTube channel so you can stay up to date with any new sessions?