Photo: Shaun Gordon
There’s no reason to be bored this week as there’s tons of gigs going on around Notts. We’ve picked three of the best. So get off your lazy arses and go and listen to some great music. There’s some beaut (and FREE) music at Sobar, a single launch at The Bodega and an EP launch at JamCafe.
The stunningly beautiful sounds of GALLERY 47 and his band will be performing at Sobar on Thursday. Celebrated for his soft, unique vocal and finger style guitar work, Jack Peachey (the man behind GALLERY 47) has recently signed to publishers, BMG. His songwriting, influenced by 1960s folk poetry, has gained him slots at T in the Park as well as supporting Paul Weller. Impressive stuff, ay?
ROB GREEN will be bringing along his soulful voice and effortless-charisma filled performance to the Sobar stage. Building up an ever-growing CV, Rob has played Splendour Festival, been named the “Soul Prince of Nottingham” by LeftLion and won the music category of the YCA’s in 2012. Speaking of which, he wrote a lovley piece on how to get started as a musician in Notts recently, check it out HERE.
Thursday 28th January
FUTURE SHINJUKU are launching their debut EP ‘Red Dot’ on Saturday at JamCafe. The band formed in mid-2015 coming together from a whole range of Notts bands from different genres. The four-piece create “Futuristic Psychedelic Progressive Pop” – a name that we definitely think is catchy enough to become the next big genre (Psych-Fut-Pro-Pop, maybe). We can’t tell you too much what ‘Psych-Fut-Pro-Pop’ sounds like, cos we’re yet to hear the EP, so you’ll have to join us down the front on Friday!
Female fronted HEY! QUADROPHONIC are the support for the evening. Fusing together Funk, Dub and Rock & Roll to create something completely unique
Friday 29th January
CROSA ROSA will be headlining The Bodega on Saturday, as they launch their new single “Simple Smiler“. The three piece take influence from 60s Surf (as well as voodoo and eating souls) to create a modern fusion of Alternative, Psychedelia and Garage. The band played on the BBC Introducing stage at last year’s Reading and Leeds festival, with their Reading set making it into the Top 5 most shared on BBC iPlayer from across the whole festival (pretty decent, ay?) Get down the front so you can tell your grand-kids you saw them at The Bodega – not in front of thousands.
The all girl Alt-Rock band BABE PUNCH are supporting on the night. Creating huge sounds laced with Grunge and Punk influences straight from the nineties, their songs were described as “feedback-laden, angsty anthems” by none other than the bloody NME. Check out their Future Session from the end of last year to see what they’re all about.
MANNEQUIN are the final support of the evening. Creating huge sounds from a blend of Punk, Grunge, Psychedelia and Art Rock, the three-piece put ridiculous amounts of energy into every performance (prepare to be feeling sore come Sunday morning). They’ve just released a 7” Split Vinyl with The Hip Priests (that come in a range of three pretty colours, in case you were wondering) including their self produced songs “1708” and “Colour“.
Saturday 30th January
Yours In Love of New Music,
Katie Beard x