Listings

Thu 18 Sep 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Four-piece ‘reconfiguring contemporary psychedelia’ following supports slots with White Denim & Vampire Weekend… “Canterbury’s dazzling new sons” – MOJO


Fri 19 Sep 2014 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

Loosely based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of songwriter and ukulele-slinger Mathias Kom


Sat 20 Sep 2014 | The Oobleck

Following their previous sold out show at The Institute, hazy garage pop quartet return to Birmingham ahead of the release of their hotly-anticipated debut album

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Sat 20 Sep 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Live music from The Grafham Water Sailing Club & Dumb, plus DJ sets from JAWS, Juice, Jacky P, Pink Violence and Zombie Prom DJs

Free entry


Mon 22 Sep 2014 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

Melbourne’s Gossling takes sonic inspiration from Goldfrapp and Metronomy and creates enchanting plucked harps, guitar climaxes, and retro, European disco


Mon 22 Sep 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Pairing haunting echo-drenched gang-vocals and a loose sense of natural reverb, FAMY carve out a sense of mystic and wonder that engulfs latest single ‘Ava’


Thu 25 Sep 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Birmingham four-piece play melody driven guitar pop with hidden hints of melancholia, following a sell out show back in June, pick your tickets up asap!


Fri 26 Sep 2014 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

Glasgow two-piece celebrate the release of their debut album on FatCat, fresh from supporting the likes of Real Estate, Courtney Barnett and Angel Olsen


Sat 27 Sep 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Brisbane finest duo celebrate the release of second album Black Rat and signing to Infectious, following tours with Sleigh Bells, Blood Red Shoes & Slaves


Sun 28 Sep 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Liverpool-based brother/sister duo, signed to Marathon, who have supported everyone from John Oates, Foy Vance, Jake Bugg, Lucy Rose & Pete Doherty


Mon 29 Sep 2014 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

Showcasing the cutting-edge creativity of France’s current exports, featuring the exquisite dubstep-R ‘n’ B-pop Andrea Balency & the Afro-tinged experimental grooves of NLF3


Mon 29 Sep 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Just 21 but undeniably an old soul, Max Jury comes on like the missing link between Gram Parsons and George Harrison, shot through with the grace of James Blake


Tue 30 Sep 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Back with third album ‘Strange Friend’, The Phantom Band mix fluttering electronics a la Kraftwerk and Neu, elements of folk & woozy 70s tinged organ sounds


Tue 30 Sep 2014 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

South London singer-songwriter fresh from supporting Ella Eyre, playing Glastonbury and collaborating with JP Cooper & Josh Record


Tue 30 Sep 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

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


Wed 1 Oct 2014 | The Institute

Canadian progressive rock four-piece return to Birmingham following the release of their fourth studio album ‘Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO’ on Jaqjaquwar


Wed 1 Oct 2014 | The Flapper

An offshoot from Super Furry Animals featuring the astounding vocal talent of Dionne Bennett – motown meets northern soul for a new age


Wed 1 Oct 2014 | Slade Rooms Wolverhampton

Leeds trio return with a brand new album – hard beat & glittering synths collide with the band’s dance-punk origins to create a almighty collection of contemporary club-pop


Thu 2 Oct 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Their grunge inflected clatter is as gloriously ramshackle as their unconventional approach to gigging suggests. Think early Kings of Leon meets Queens of The Stone Age


Fri 3 Oct 2014 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

California quartet return with their second LP ‘Worship the Sun’ – a fusion of West Coast garage rock n roll, Latin percussion and electric folk


Fri 3 Oct 2014 | The Institute

“Looks set to replicate Ed Sheeran’s success… his emotionally open storytelling qualities will resonate with the A Team singer’s huge fanbase.” – Sunday Times

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Sat 4 Oct 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Equipped with MGMT’s originality, Empire Of The Sun’s memorable hooks and PNAU’s mass appeal, recent single ‘U Got All I’m Looking 4′ won critical acclaim across the board


Sun 5 Oct 2014 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

Having previously supported James Blake and Ghostpoet, purveyors of gorgeous, shattered-heart soul Cloud Boat celebrate the release of their second album


Sun 5 Oct 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Southern Carolina three-piece who sound “like Sugar Ray on mushrooms recreating 90′s alternative rock”. Debut album Teenage Movie Soundtrack due for release late 2014


Tue 7 Oct 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Cardiff quartet return with latest single ‘French Lessons’, taken from their critically acclaimed “toughest, meatiest record to date”


Fri 10 Oct 2014 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

Representing everything you love about life-affirming rock’n’roll, inspired by the likes of the Soft Boys, Lou Reed, the Notorious Byrd Brothers & even Glenn Branca


Fri 10 Oct 2014 | The Institute

Following two previous sellout shows and Glastonbury and Reading & Leeds appearances, DtR return to Birmingham armed with brand new album Alarms in the Heart


Sat 11 Oct 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

New Street Adventure blend social commentary nous, anthemic swell and an underdog grit to deliver their new wave soul


Mon 13 Oct 2014 | Hare & Hounds

‘It’s been a long time since going to a gig was a visceral, unpredictable experience. One of Britain’s most exciting new bands’- The Times


Fri 17 Oct 2014 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

“Swaggers along as if huge success is just a formality” – The Guardian
“Trampolene will be one to watch and indeed listen to in 2014″ – Louder Than War


Sun 19 Oct 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

LA quartet who have toured with the likes of The XX, Alt-J, Grimes & Julia Holter embark on a UK tour this autumn, ahead of US dates supporting Interpol


Mon 20 Oct 2014 | The Institute

After 10 successful years, the South Wales quintet decide to call it a day – catch them for the last time this October on their farewell UK tour

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Mon 20 Oct 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Epic orchestral solo project of K Ishibashi, collaborator/touring member of Regina Spektor’s band, Of Montreal & Sondre Lerche


Tue 21 Oct 2014 | Hare & Hounds

London quartet return following the release of their debut album, live sessions for Marc Riley (6Music) and supports with Suede, Franz Ferdinand & Metronomy


Wed 22 Oct 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Glasgow trio ecently spotted playing Commonwealth Games closing ceremony, supporting Blink 182, and headlining the BBC Introducing stage at Reading & Leeds


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


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 Sunflower Lounge

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

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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 | 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

Mon 10 Nov 2014 | Hare & Hounds

This event is presented by Fantastic Damage & Birmingham Promoters.


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


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

King Tuff return with their new album, Black Moon Spell, out on 23rd September 2014 through Sub Pop Records.


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


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

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


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

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


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


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’


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.


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