Listings

Thu 9 Jul 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Having supported many bands on the ‘b-town’ scene previously, Birmingham indie band The Heist play The Rainbow following the release of their album ‘Waves’

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Fri 10 Jul 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Underground hip-hop luminaries responsible for one of the “Top 200 Albums of the 2000s” & who have worked with El-P (Run the Jewels), MF Doom, U-God (Wu-Tang Clan)


Sat 11 Jul 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

The blues-rock band, currently working with Andy Macpherson who has produced for acts such as The Who, Eric Clapton & The Buzzcocks, release their 2nd album in September

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Wed 15 Jul 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

Frank are a 4 piece alternative rock band from Birmingham whose influences include Hole, Sonic Youth, Cherry Glazerr and Pavement

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Fri 17 Jul 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard & Cellar

Alex Rainsford is a 21-year-old musician from Worcestershire, UK. The music? Think Ben Howard’s passion meets Mumford & Sons’ power.


Sat 18 Jul 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

Best Friends set about inflicting their warped idea of garage pop on the public, taking music back to a time when 3 minute pop songs transported you to a blissful state of nirvana


Wed 22 Jul 2015 | The Rainbow Cellar

Hailing from the North West of England, singer-songwriter Mike Dignam has supported the likes of JP Cooper, Lewis Watson, Gabrielle Aplin & American Authors


Wed 22 Jul 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

New York pop idealists returns with their long-awaiting third album ‘Days of Abandon’, following across the board acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork & The Guardian


Thu 23 Jul 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Following support slots with The Killers, Mumford & Sons and Bright Eyes, NY quintet celebrate the release of their new album ‘Favourite Waitress’


Fri 24 Jul 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Refunds available from point of purchase.


Fri 24 Jul 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard & Cellar

Hotly-tipped energetic Birmingham punk-rock three piece Lime headline this week’s Baddie’s Banquet, an event that brings you 3 rooms of music & the best local live bands


Sun 26 Jul 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

The LA-based songwriter known for her DIY ethic undergoes a major sonic change with the release of her second album, enlisting help from Jake Orrall (JEFF the Brotherhood)


Fri 31 Jul 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard & Cellar

Beach Baby continue to cement their reputation as one of the idiosyncratic bands of 2015 with their blend of summery 60s-inspired pop with alternative British New Wave


Fri 14 Aug 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

Since the release of their EP turning heads at Kerrang! & Rock Sound, Romans have cemented themselves on the live circuit supporting Mallory Knox & Nothing But Thieves


Wed 19 Aug 2015 | The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Levellers embark on a European wide tour to celebrate the release of their Greatest Hits album out 29th September


Sun 23 Aug 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Celebrating their 20th year with the release of their 13th LP La Isla Bonita, avant-garde rockers Deerhoof bring their thrill-ride of a live show to The Rainbow


Fri 28 Aug 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

“A brackish and magical seven-inch that sits somewhere between Tim Buckley’s soaring reveries and Bert Jansch circa ‘LA Turnaround”


Fri 28 Aug 2015 | The Rainbow Cellar

Back with new music for 2015 and influenced by Elbow, The National & Bon Iver, the band have won praise from Brum Notes calling them an “Intriguing Brummie indie act”

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Sat 29 Aug 2015 | The Glee Club Lounge

Birmingham based singleMum hit a sultry and evocative tone. A juxtapositional reverie; they are somehow chic and rag tag, soul and folk at the same time. Writer & singer Julianne Read the full article…

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Sat 5 Sep 2015 | The Rainbow Cellar

Fresh from their tour with Young Kato, the boys from Nuneaton have announced their first ever headline show which coincides with the release of their new EP The Start.


Fri 11 Sep 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Acoustic-led, alternative rock quintet whose sound tips its hat to the likes of Pearl Jam and John Martyn… “Devastatingly powerful” – The Independent


Sat 12 Sep 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

The Alternative/Emo quartet influenced by bands such as Brand New, Citizen and Seahaven, recently released their debut EP Waves to widespread acclaim

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Mon 14 Sep 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

Baltimore noise-rock band Dope Body released their latest album ‘Lifer’ on October 2014, an album that continues their feral energy and crazed reputation


Tue 15 Sep 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Rhode Island emcee returns to celebrate the release of his 2nd studio album ‘Kill the Wolf’ (Strange Famous/Speech Development) feat. the likes of Aesop Rock & Buck 65


Sat 19 Sep 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

“A phenomenal live experience… bulldozes any presumption of a new White Stripes or Black Keys thanks to their Bonham-esque thunder drumming & cocooning vocals.”


Tue 22 Sep 2015 | Hare & Hounds

Beautifully poetic tales of salvation and redemption from Gomez frontman, known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar solos


Tue 22 Sep 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

The Harry Hilsson of Snowdonia returns, armed with his fifth album ‘The Boombox Ballads’ – celebratory, a little melancholic and free of cynicism


Sat 26 Sep 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

Girl Friend’s unique take on classic and refined pop has seen them pick up plays on XFM, Amazing Radio, and touring to a rapturous response with the Kooks.


Sat 26 Sep 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard & Cellar

Welsh songwriters team up for a joint UK tour to celebrate 25 years of legendary label Heavenly Recordings


Wed 30 Sep 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Following a remarkable headline show at the Hare & Hounds back in 2012, Stealing Sheep return to Birmingham to mark the release of their much-anticipated second album Not Real.


Thu 1 Oct 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

One of Canada’s most beloved songwriters, regularly charming audiences with varying styles that have jumped effortlessly between irresistible pop & intimate folk ballads


Sat 3 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow Warehouse

Irish rhythm and blues four-piece return to Birmingham for a headline show at The Rainbow Warehouse. New album Little Victories is available to preorder now


Sat 3 Oct 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

This October sees the launch of the first DIY Presents the Neu Tour, where 3 of the UK’s most exciting new bands will take to the stage in major cities across the UK.


Sun 4 Oct 2015 | The Temple at The Institute

Gabrielle Aplin returns with her eagerly anticipated second album ‘Light Up the Dark’, following her hugely successful debut which generated two Top 10 singles


Sat 10 Oct 2015 | Wolverhampton Civic Hall

After a sellout UK tour in January, the Birmingham quartet hit the road this autumn following the success of their album Happy People


Sun 11 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Following tours with Sam Smith, Ben Howard, George Ezra & Nick Mulvey, Rhodes celebrates the release of his debut album ‘Wishes’ with his own headline tour


Wed 14 Oct 2015 | The Library at The Institute

Spector return with their highly-anticipated second album, with a little help from friend and inspiration Dev Hynes, described as ‘emotional modern pop noir’


Thu 15 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow

Creating their own take on Traditional Celtic folk, Ferocious Dog takes the traditional instruments; fiddles, whistles, mandolins and mixes them up with a bit of, raw, buzz saw rock n’ roll attitude. Read the full article…


Fri 16 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow Cellar

“One of our favourite new bands” – Huw Stephens
“The award for the fastest rise of 2014 goes to Palace” – NME


Sat 17 Oct 2015 | The Institute

Stockport’s newest musical export – psych-pop riffs, vocal melodies, a film noir meets 60s aesthetic, a range of audible references from Arctic Monkeys via Abba to The Doors


Sat 17 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Birmingham grunge-rock quartet who have supported the likes of Jaws and Drowners, as well as selling out a string of hometown headline shows


Wed 21 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Indie-pop renaissance man Darwin Deez is back with a new album, Annie Mac approved single ‘Kill Your Attitude’ and a UK tour this autumn


Thu 22 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

“Consisting of 4 siblings & a family friend, its little wonder that the Teeside folksters’ debut album is a release characterized by soaring choruses and delicate melodies”


Sat 24 Oct 2015 | The Institute

Bristol quartet bring their anthemic collection of towering hooks, huge summer grooves & visceral energy, inspired by their shared love of dance music, back to Birmingham


Thu 29 Oct 2015 | The Temple at The Institute

Nottingham quintet Amber Run are determined to take this year by storm following the release of their critically acclaimed Top 40 debut album 5AM earlier this year


Sun 1 Nov 2015 | The Institute

Following a previous sell-out show & the release of their Top 20 second album ‘If I Was’, The Staves return to The Institute with their beautiful signature harmonies


Tue 10 Nov 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Finnish quartet who have a reputation for creating powerful indie pop. Latest album Vagabonds was released in March 2015 to widespread acclaim


Thu 19 Nov 2015 | Hare & Hounds

Best known as one fifth of The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr released his third solo album Momentary Masters on 31st July via Vagrant Records


Tue 24 Nov 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Everyone’s favourite irreverent drunk-folk singer returns to celebrate the release of his seventh studio album, due out on 1st December via Xtra Mile Recordings


Sun 13 Dec 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

“He’s our Randy Newman and Cole Porter rolled into one, with one eye on the coming apocalypse and another on the neck of his ukulele.”