Listings

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.


Sat 5 Sep 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

Following two sold out 12″s, Leeds quintet Autobahn celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Dissemble’ via Tough Love this summer


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


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


Wed 16 Sep 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

Former Catfish & The Bottlemen guitarist Billy Bibby steps out on his own playing acoustically up and down the country with a point to prove and a bright future ahead of him


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.”


Sat 19 Sep 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

After sharing stages with John Lennon McCullagh and performing at Moseley Folk and Lunar Festivals, Barnesy plays The Sunflower Lounge armed with brand new material

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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


Fri 25 Sep 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

The UK’s Most Rock’n'Roll Club Night comes to The Rainbow with live sets from Welsh indie-rock trio Trampolene and Midlands alt-rock quartet Only Shadows.


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

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


Fri 2 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Dropped like a pipe-bomb into the British rock scene, Wolverhampton noise makers God Damn released their debut album Vultures earlier this year via One Little Indian


Fri 2 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow Cellar

Very much part of the community of visible and brilliant women making music, Stryke’s latest album, Kiddo, was hailed as “A Feminist Pop Triumph” by Time Magazine


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.


Sat 3 Oct 2015 | The Temple at The Institute

The Essex rockers release ‘Swarm’, their razor-sharp new single, on Friday the 21st of August, alongside the release of their highly-anticipated debut album


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


Mon 5 Oct 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

The Scottish trio return with latest single ‘California Sun’, which NME have described as harnessing “the Jesus And Mary Chain model of 60s drumbeats and reverb-tinged guitars”


Tue 6 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Brit reggae six-piece who have supported the likes of Madness and The Wailers, as well as being championed by David Rodigan on BBC 1Xtra


Wed 7 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Jim Jones (formerly of The Jim Jones Revue) embarks on a new musical venture. Debut Boil Yer Blood out 25th September via Raygun Records


Wed 7 Oct 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

Breathing new life into Liverpool’s Deltasonic Records, debut single ‘Deep Blue Skies’ has received widespread attention, following support slots with Peace, Ariel Pink & Blossoms.


Thu 8 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow Cellar

The Irish quartet return to Birmingham following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album and support appearances with Haim, The Libertines & The Strypes


Thu 8 Oct 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

The London quintet’s quintessential West Coast sound nods to to everyone from The Band & Neil Young, to the more contemporary likes of The Coral & Jonathan Wilson


Fri 9 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

The UK’s Most Rock’n’Roll Club Night comes to The Rainbow with live sets from Liverpudlian quartet Sugarmen, blues-rockers Broken Witt Rebels & Walsall’s The Assist.


Sat 10 Oct 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

Birmingham indie-rock four-piece Faith release their eagerly awaited debut EP One on the 5th October this year

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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

‘As someone who has played with the Levellers, Oysterband and Wonderstuff… Ferocious Dog are carrying on the tradition of folk rock the way it was meant to be done’


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


Sun 18 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Offering up the best of Steve Brodsky (Cave In) & Ben Koller’s (Converge, All Pigs Must Die) respective worlds, ‘Bleeder’ seizes upon the ferocity of classics like ‘Reign In Blood’.


Sun 18 Oct 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

One of the UK’s most talked about guitar bands Black Honey are hitting the road this October on their first headline tour following support slots with The Cribs & Superfood


Mon 19 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow Cellar

London/Hampshire quartet who create sunshine melodies thriving on various experimentalisms, arranging traditional vocal harmonies over danceable and catchy beats


Wed 21 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Indie-pop renaissance man Darwin Deez is back with a new album Double Down, 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 Rainbow Courtyard

The Computers return to play shows across the UK and Europe, armed with new material from their forthcoming album


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


Tue 27 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Having recently released his debut album, SLUG, aka Sunderland’s Ian Black, ably supported by a revolving cast of Sunderland’s finest will be touring the UK this October


Wed 28 Oct 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Nothing But Thieves announce a headline tour of the UK which will follow the release of their self-titled debut album on October 16th via RCA Victor


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


Fri 30 Oct 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

Combing the crunchy riffage of Black Sabbath, the cosmic hedonism of Primal Scream and an unbridled energy which is completely their own.


Sat 31 Oct 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

Leicester brothers evoking both the classic woozy chorus’ and reverb laden guitars of Echo and the Bunnymen and the new wave pop sensibilities of Beach Fossils


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


Sun 1 Nov 2015 | Hare & Hounds

The Leeds quartet’s follow up to 2012′s eponymous debut BLKLSTRS is a snarling, riff-punch to the solar plexus. Out on Sep 16th, Adult is an unrelenting noise rock tour de force


Mon 2 Nov 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Back with their third album heralding a darker sound invoking comparisons to Deftones & Smashing Pumpkins, Dinosaur Pile-Up are about to go harder, faster & heavier than before.


Fri 6 Nov 2015 | The Rainbow Cellar

This October marks the release of Protomartyr’s third and finest work to date, The Agent Intellect, which will be supported by an extensive world tour.


Fri 6 Nov 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

After touring the UK with Royal Blood and becoming firm favourites at Radio 1, Brighton’s grunge-pop trio Tigercub are on track to become one of 2015ʼs breakthrough acts.


Sat 7 Nov 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Following the announcement of their biggest headline show to date at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, The Coronas are thrilled to confirm an 11-date UK tour this November


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


Wed 11 Nov 2015 | The Glee Club

Julia Holter releases her fourth album Have You in My Wilderness on Sep 25th, an intimate exploration of love, trust, and power in human relationships.


Thu 12 Nov 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

Having appearing alongside the likes of Pond, LOOP, Slowdive, Bo Ningen and Toy, neo-psych quartet Younghusband return with their second album ‘Dissolver’


Fri 13 Nov 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


Sat 14 Nov 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

Following an extensive worldwide tour with Jungle, Beaty Heart have been in the studio recording their second full length record, due for release in 2016.


Mon 16 Nov 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

The London indie-rock musician’s debut EP Pieces, released in early 2015, is a contemplative affair, with sonic nods to The Bad Seeds, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen


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


Wed 25 Nov 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

Chicago based post-punk trio, inspired by Hot Snakes, Shellac and The Jesus Lizard, return with their latest album Delusion Moon released September 18th


Thu 26 Nov 2015 | The Sunflower Lounge

London DIY outfit celebrate the release of their fourth album, an art-pop odyssey titled ‘The Birthday of the World’, with a headline UK tour


Thu 26 Nov 2015 | The Rainbow Courtyard

After a summer of festival appearances, Molotov Jukebox return to the UK for an exclusive six date tour showcasing their forthcoming second album Tropical Gypsy


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.”


Wed 20 Jan 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

The Philadelphia band release their long awaited debut album this year, a culmination of their career, picking up where their two acclaimed 7-inches left off


Mon 8 Feb 2016 | The Library at The Institute

Newly expanded to a four-piece, New Jersey quartet bring their folk-inflected pop-punk back to Birmingham to celebrate the release of their new album ‘Back on Top’