It’s April. It’s finally getting to that point where we can go outside, and not have to wrap ourselves in multiple duvets. So, you’ve got no excuse not to get yersen involved with some of the awesome gigs going off this week. This week there is a headline show at The Contemporary, an album launch at The Chameleon and a Sunday filled with sweet music at Annie’s.
PAPER PLANE CRASH have a headline show at The Contemporary on Friday, having just finishing their new single ‘House of Echoes.’ The three piece make Indie Surf-Pop that is perfect for those summer months on the horizon. We hear their debut album is not too far off (it’s only taken them 6 years to get there) so you’ll probs get a sneaky peak at that too.
I AM LONO will be supporting PPC. With a freshly added new member, the band produce “claustrophobic, pounding, paranoid pop music gold.” They released their self-titled debut EP through Louder City Records in August last year showcasing their spacey vocals, dark 80s Pop synths and some incredible bass hooks.
You can also catch support from THE CUSP. The three piece, signed to I Own You Records, formed way back in 2008 and have found a genre middle-ground somewhere between Psychedelic, Indie Rock and Shoegaze.
The Contemporary Cafe Bar
Friday 8th April
IN ISOLATION will be launching their debut album ‘A Certain Fractal Light’ at The Chameleon on Saturday night. It may have taken the New Wave/Post-Punk three piece more than seven bloody years to get their first album out there, but *CLICHE ALERT* it’s defo been worth the wait. Check out one of their most recent tracks on NMP 123 HERE.
Support comes from Post-Punk Indie Rockers PRIME. The band, formed in 2014, released their latest EP ‘IOU’ last year and are set to release an album later in 2016. As a live band – they have ridiculous amounts of energy; prepare for sweat, moshing, and… well, more sweat.
Also supporting are DIABLOFURS – a band that describe their music as “noise noise noise tuneage daydream”, influenced by life, accidents, death, art, sex and (arguably most importantly) wine. Yeah – they’ve got quite a unique sound. Grab some wine of your own and have a noisy bop.
The Chameleon Arts Cafe
Saturday 9th April
This week, the Sunday Sessions are back at Annie’s Burger Shack.
There’s a load of sweet music from some awesome new Nottingham artists and some really bloody good burgers. What more could you want from your Sunday evening?
CHRIS FOX is headlining the evening, taking influence from everyone from Kate Bush to Drake (I would love to see those two collab). He creates Acoustic Pop with hints of Rock, RnB and even Rap. You can catch the soulful sounds of LIA WHITE. The 16 year old has been gigging a lot recently after starting her YouTube channel just over a year ago. SCRUFFY REECE will be bringing his raw (and yes, kind of scruffy) but refined Country sounds. Acoustic duo LADY ROSE will be performing. Made up of singer Joanne Lovatt and guitarist James Mather, they create acoustic, soulful sounds with a beautifully strong vocal and gorgeous guitar melodies. DAVE ATKINS will also be taking to the stage, with his storytelling lyrics and unique guitar sounds. You can catch the husky voice and foot-tapping sounds of DAVE BROWN JR. And finally the mysterious DOM WATERFIELD will be performing (he is mysterious because we can’t find anything about him. But he could just be a mysterious kinda guy).
Annie’s Burger Shack
Sunday 10th April
Yours In Love of New Music,
Katie Beard x