Listings

Thu 23 Oct 2014 | The Oobleck

“Tender melodies, melancholy ostinatos and off-beat drums… uplifting in a way that songs about death just shouldn’t be. A beautiful paradox.” – 4.5/5, The Fly


Thu 23 Oct 2014 | The Institute

Following an incredible sold out show at the Glee Club, former Portico Quartet member returns to Birmingham to celebrate the release of his debut album First Mind


Fri 24 Oct 2014 | The Institute

Armed with brand new album Atlas, New Jersey’s Real Estate head to Birmingham following sets at Green Man, Lowlands & Pitchfork Festival


Sat 25 Oct 2014 | Alfie Birds, Custard Factory

Young alternative four piece from London. With new releases coming soon, Flyte are ones to keep an eye on


Sat 25 Oct 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

UK hip-hop duo who have supported the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Ugly Ducking & Big Daddy Kane… “Golden Era Hip Hop… but now”


Sun 26 Oct 2014 | The Institute

“Prepare to be blown away by beautiful female harmonies, acoustic gentleness and a sound that is nothing less than flawless.” – Breaking More Waves

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Sun 26 Oct 2014 | The Oobleck

Atlanta’s beloved sons the Black Lips return with their seventh studio album Underneath The Rainbow, produced by The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney


Wed 29 Oct 2014 | The Oobleck

Mixing the flamboyance of Queen with the supercharged wit & youthful energy of Supergrass or The Libertines, The Struts are back with their anticipated debut album


Thu 30 Oct 2014 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

Following supports for Sam Smith, London Grammar, Laura Marling, Nick Mulvey & Rufus Wainwright, Rhodes heads out on a headline tour to celebrate latest EP ‘Home’


Fri 31 Oct 2014 | The Rainbow

Having been championed by Radio 1, Northampton-based singer-songwriter Billy Lockett’s star continues to rise at a dizzying rate


Fri 31 Oct 2014 | The Institute

“Quickly becoming the talk of the Big Apple with rhythm-heavy, heartfelt ballads, and — most notably — Grubbs’ striking Top 40 pipes.” – Spin


Fri 31 Oct 2014 | The Oobleck, Custard Factory

Birmingham quartet celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Don’t Say That’ via Infectious, following supports with Peace & slots at Glastonbury


Sat 1 Nov 2014 | The Oobleck, Custard Factory

Birmingham four-piece play their biggest hometown headline show to date, to celebrate the release of their debut single through Killing Moon this autumn


Sun 2 Nov 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

To celebrate the release of their album Dreaming of an Island, the band will be heading to The Sunflower Lounge to showcase their new material.


Tue 4 Nov 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Speech Development Records hits the road ft. sets from B Dolan with a live band, plus the hugely hyped warrenpeace. Hosted by label-founder Scroobius Pip


Tue 4 Nov 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Aberdeen/Exeter three-piece return with brand new Radio 1 approved album ‘There Is Only You’, following a US tour with Brand New


Fri 7 Nov 2014 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

Following attention from Radio 1, 6Music, XFM, KCRW (LA), East Village Radio (NYC), New Columbia Records signings NIMMO have announced a series of UK shows


Fri 7 Nov 2014 | The Temple at The Institute

LA quartet celebrate their first UK release and Top 40 single, following heavy radio rotation from Radio 1, Radio 2 & XFM, and tours with Arctic Monkeys & Imagine Dragons


Fri 7 Nov 2014 | The Rainbow

Legends of the UK underground return to Birmingham celebrating over 30 years of ambient and ethereal landscapes, freeform dub trips and psychedelic progressive rock


Sat 8 Nov 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

New York via California quintet return with their four studio album ‘Into the Wide’ and some of the most stunning songs of their career to date


Mon 10 Nov 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Seattle-based experimental hip-hop group led by Ishmael Butler (formerly of Digable Planets). “The future of hip hop.. nothing else out there sounds quite like it” – Pitchfork


Tue 11 Nov 2014 | The Glee Club

Liverpool based artist John O’Connell celebrates the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan with his project Simply Dylan.


Tue 11 Nov 2014 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

Irish duo return with fourth album ‘New Songs of Dawn and Dust, recorded with The Coral’s Bill Ryder-Jones following supports for Billy Bragg, Squeee & The Delines


Tue 11 Nov 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Formerly Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun, debut single, ‘Josef’, is not only a clear statement of intent from the re-energised quartet, but a perfect appetiser of what’s to come


Thu 13 Nov 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Embarking on her largest UK tour to date “the lovechild of Nico and Joanna Newsom” heads to Birmingham ahead of the release of her highly anticipated debut album


Fri 14 Nov 2014 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

“Their electro-garage-rock wall of sound imagines The Velvet Underground force-feeding hallucinogens to The Ronettes” – 9/10, NME


Sat 15 Nov 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

“A blend of grunge and punk reminiscent of Fugazi and Shellac that puts many of the current wave of musical duos to shame” – The Ruckus


Sun 16 Nov 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Much-acclaimed poet, playwright, novelist and respected recording artist who has worked with Bastille & Sinead O’Connor, and toured with Billy Bragg & Scroobius Pip

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Mon 17 Nov 2014 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

Rising London-based singer songwriter (previously of Tribes) unveils a series of debut live performances..‘‘something intangibly special’ – Clash


Mon 17 Nov 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Toronto-based artist who has toured with the likes of Feist, Wilco & Robert Plant… “a warm, sun-dappled record with an appealing snag of heartache”


Wed 19 Nov 2014 | The Oobleck

“Scuzzy, wired and bulging with Marc Bolan vocals, riffs Jimmy Page forgot to stick on any Zeppelin album and a bunch of outrageously catchy choruses. Big fun.” – NME


Wed 19 Nov 2014 | The Institute

Minnesota five-piece return this summer with their seventh studio album Wild Animals, the quintet’s hybrid folk sound ever evolving and impressing


Thu 20 Nov 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Exeter quintet return for a riotous headline show showcasing brand new material, following the success of album ‘Love Triangles, Hate Squares’ released last via One Little Indian

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Fri 21 Nov 2014 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

Toronto indie-rock trio return with brand new album ‘Mended With Gold’, following praise from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and two Juno Award nominations


Sat 22 Nov 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Jim Noir brings his indisputable pop charisma to the Hare & Hounds to celebrate the release of his new album Finnish Line on 3rd November


Sun 23 Nov 2014 | The Institute

Lovable and hilarious beatboxing champion returns with new album Distractions – a multi-faceted collection that takes in glitchy electronica & thwacking great big pop songs


Sun 23 Nov 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Following three gold releases and a seven year hiatus, Brighton four-piece return with a brand new album and a rare live appearance


Mon 24 Nov 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Championed by the likes of NME, Radio 1 and BBC Introducing, Huskies’ infectious guitar-pop comes to The Sunflower Lounge this November

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Tue 25 Nov 2014 | The Institute

Leeds quartet return with brand new album ‘Blood’ – armed with suckerpunch riffs and zinging choruses & embracing their love of psychedelic cinema


Wed 26 Nov 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Described by Kurt Cobain as his ‘most favorite songwriters in the whole world’, The Vaselines return with their latest album V for Vaselines


Wed 26 Nov 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Alternative Scottish hip-hop band described by the Sunday Herald as “the voice of generation”, and critically acclaimed by the likes of The List, The Skinny & BBC Radio 1


Thu 27 Nov 2014 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

Rising Northampton-born songstress combining Laura Marling’s breathless insight with Daughter’s ambient indie, seen supporting the likes of George Ezra & Marika Hackman


Fri 28 Nov 2014 | The Glee Club

Two sonic stallions from the Moshi Moshi stable canter around the counties, for a seasonal co-headline tour. Expect folk-tinged winter hymns and lo-fi audio wizardry


Sat 29 Nov 2014 | The Institute

A live date at The Institute accompanies the release of the band’s debut album In The Fullness Of Time, released 24th November 2014


Sat 29 Nov 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Sat 29 Nov 2014 | The Institute

Bristol born five-piece citing Foals and Arctic Monkeys as influences, catch them at a small venue while you still can…


Wed 3 Dec 2014 | Hare & Hounds

With a fresh spring in his step after an incredible start to the year, Beans On Toast will be heading back onto the UK live circuit


Sun 7 Dec 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Buckinghamshire trio recently signed to Sony Music, following Radio 1 airplay for their self-released single ‘The Hunter’


Mon 8 Dec 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Becky Jones, formerly of The RGBs & Groove Armada, returns with a triumphant second album and new cohort Bill Ryder-Jones, following his recent stint with Arctic Monkeys


Tue 9 Dec 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Thu 11 Dec 2014 | Hare & Hounds

For as long as records are made — or at least listened to in some fashion, Laetitia Sadier will forever be linked with Stereolab, the band she has fronted with Read the full article…


Sun 14 Dec 2014 | The Institute

Formed from the ashes of The La’s & Shack, legendary Liverpool quartet whose live show has been described by Noel Gallagher as ‘a religious experience’


Wed 17 Dec 2014 | The Flapper

After 7 successful years, Suffolk quartet Canterbury have decided to call it a day. Join the band band on their last ever UK tour this December


Fri 19 Dec 2014 | The Oobleck

Their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life mixed with their infectious dancing rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated.


Fri 16 Jan 2015 | The Library at The Institute

One of the last remaining bastions of the British hardcore scene that exploded into the mainstream at the turn of the century return with their most hard-hitting album to date


Tue 24 Feb 2015 | The Glee Club

Icelandic composer/performer known for his genre-crossing compositions blending classical, pop and ambient/electronica to create a unique musical language


Thu 5 Mar 2015 | The Glee Club

Judith Owen’s latest album, Ebb & Flow, evokes the spirit of the halcyon days of the great 1970s troubadours.


Wed 8 Apr 2015 | The Institute

After announcing festival slots including Longitude, Reading & Leeds and Glastonbury, Bipolar Sunshine will once again make a hotly anticipated appearance at The Institute