HAPPY (almost) MARCH! If you want an escape from the deceivingly cold weather, get yourself down to one of these awesome gigs. There’s an Acoustic showcase up in Kimberley, an EP launch at The Loom, and a co-headline show at The Chameleon.


The Kimberley Sessions are back at the Nelson and Railway this Thursday, and they’re bringing with them a whole heap of acoustic goodness.

CIBELE will be stunning with her distinctive and mesmerising Folk-esque tunes. We’re still waiting on Cib to get some recordings together, as she sounds incredible live, but sometimes ya just want a bit of beauty on your Yellow Line bus journey, you know? Anyways, until that happens, make sure ya pop on down to catch her doing her thaang.

JIMI MACK will be bringing his super-cool Alt-Indie/Folk vibes to the stage. Armed with some stellar songwriting and a whole lot of swagger, Jimi has been causing quite a few turned heads recently. For good reason though – I mean, he puts on an ace live performance.

KALLI ASHTON, one of Notts’ finest purveyors of Country will also be popping along to astound with her lovely little ditties. She released her debut EP at the end of last year, and we still find ourselves singing some of those super catchy melodies from time to time. If ya want an idea of what to expect, check her Future Session, and then catch her live once you get your bum off the computer.

BILL KERRY III of DH LAWRENCE & THE VAUDEVILLE SKIFFLE SHOW fame will be the final act to grace us with his musical masterfulness (that’s a word right?). There doesn’t seem to be any of Bill’s solo stuff floating about on the world wide web, but if it’s any like DL&TVSS (catchy!) we’re sure it’ll be bloody brilliant.

Nelson and Railway
Thursday 3rd March
Doors: 8.00pm
Tickets: Free


IDLE EMPIRE are launching their debut self-titled EP on Friday night at The Loom. The five-piece bring along a couple of guitars, a violin, a double bass, some drums and a harmonica to create some incredible Indie Folk, accompanied by some straight-talking lyrics. If you can’t wait till Friday to hear what’s on the EP, head over to their soundcloud where you can hear a sneaky three tracks.

PAUL NOSE will be supporting on Friday night. The Italian-born singer-songwriter who has found his home in Notts. His Post-Psychedelic songs will get you feeling all warm inside with his positive outlook (perfect for this not so warm weather, huh?).

Also supporting are Scribble Victory from Derby.

The Loom
Friday 4th March
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: FREE

MANNEQUIN and AUTUMN DIET PLANS are kicking off their co-headline weekend tour with a hometown show on Friday. They’re hitting Nottingham, Leeds and then Bristol across the weekend. Brace yourselves for a very sweaty, lively Chameleon (not that kind of chameleon, THE Chameleon you sausage. Can a chameleon even sweat?).

The Psychedelic Space Rock four-piece, AUTUMN DIET PLANS, will be first to take to the stage. Their self-described “Shouty Grungey Gazeyness” is influenced by 90s bands, from Smashing Pumpkins to The Pixies. They released their latest EP –  ‘Red / Yellow’ –  in January, which is available to buy on cassette in Red AND Yellow. Clever stuff, ay?

Bringing more energy to their sets than an explosion at a nuclear power station, are Ben, Joe and Sid of MANNEQUIN. The three-piece produce a blend of Punk, Grunge, Psychedelia and Art Rock. They’ve recently released a 7” Split with The Hip Priests, which includes their songs ‘Colour’ and is available to buy in three pretty colours.

Support on the night comes from Unqualified Nurse from Derby.

The Chameleon Arts Cafe
Friday 4th March
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: £3

Yours in Love of New Music,
Katie Beard x