It’s a big week for the Nottingham music scene this week! We’ve got a celebration of some fine young talent, one of the biggest EP launches that Nottingham has ever seen and a proper little rave of an album launch.


YMCA are returning to the Nottingham Contemporary this Tuesday to put on a huge mix of local talent for their annual showcase The Young Creatives LIVE.

You can expect to see the huge big-band sounds of THE GORGEOUS CHANS; fresh from selling out their Bodega headline show which got them plenty of great reviews, they’re performing here at the Contemporary with the intention of getting everybody dancing! Have you got your dancing shoes ready?

JOSH WHEATLEY will be bringing his angelic voice and stellar songwriting along as well. He got this slot after winning the Young Creatives Battle of the Bands at The Maze a few weeks again, so you know he’s good when he beat out that much talent!

We’ll also have a few runners up from the Young Creatives BOTB joining in with the fun. We’ll have NATASHA bringing some Singer-Songwriter vibes, as well as MC’s A DEE, and KEZ who will be astounding with their unique lyrical flow.

The incredible soulstress that is NINA SMITH will be joined by THE YOUNG CREATIVES – YMCA DIGITAL BIG BAND on the night, and we look forward to seeing some unique arrangements of some already spectacular songs!

Doors: 7PM
Price: Free


Next up we have the humongous EP launch from THE HARGREAVES, “The Hargreaves Project”, which sees the sisters take over the Albert Hall this Thursday.

We wrote a news feature on everything that’s been going on last week (which can be found HERE), but to sum it all up, the girls will be releasing their new EP alongside the Robin Hood Youth Orchestra, and fifty or so Year 6 kids they’ve been working with at Milford Academy; with all the money raised going towards the Notts Education Trust, who help offer kids new experiences in the creative industries from a young age. A lot of work has been going into this for months now, and we’re sure it will be something truly inspirational.

Supporting the girls on the night will be THE GOLDEN TROUBADOURS, the dreamlike Acoustic band who dabble in many different genres. Their varied influences come together to make a very unique sound, which will set the night off to a great start!

Also supporting will be the lovely Soul-Folk sounds of JOY MUMFORD. With her delicate songwriting, and incredible vocal range, she’s been making quite a name for herself recently, and we’re sure her sweet songs will set the tone just right for THE HARGREAVES performance.

Doors: 7PM
Price: £8


ORIGIN ONE are releasing their new album this week, so to celebrate they’re throwing a massive launch party at The Maze on Friday, courtesy of Phlexx.

For those unfamiliar, ORIGIN ONE are a collective of some of the finest talent in Nottingham, rolled into one supergroup who make “Semi-Electronic, Roots influenced music”. They’re known around Notts for putting on incredible live shows, and this night promises to be no different. You’ll get to see several of the collective do their own thing, and if you’re one of the first fifty people through the door, you get a free copy of the album! Sweet!

25 PAST THE SKANK will be bringing their bouncy Reggae sounds, along with bags of charisma which will get you up and, well, skanking! With two of the most engaging frontmen from the local scene, we’re sure these guys will get you down to the dancefloor!

THE AFTERDARK MOVEMENT will also be taking to the stage to deliver some big-band Hip-Hop energy. This will be their first show of 2014, so we look forward to seeing how they’ve improved their already brilliant performances over the past few months! PARISA ELIYON of Acoustickle fame will be performing an exclusive Acoustic set on the night, which we’re sure will show off her beautiful voice and incredible songwriting ability.

If you head upstairs, you can expect a multitude of some of the best Dubstep and Jungle artists that Notitngham has to offer thanks to a Rubberdub takeover. CONGI, SERGIC, CURTZ, OMEN BREAKS & FEL DEM will all have you raving til the early hours of the morning.

Doors: 9PM
Price: £4

Yours in Love of New Music
Sam Nahirny x

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