What a week! We roundup the next seven days worth of gigs – from synth pop to indie folk to anthemic tracks which will stick in your head long after the week is over, take a look at what we have to offer and ignore the post bank holiday blues!
TUESDAY 13TH MAY
We Were Evergeen @ Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
On Tuesday, London synth-pop trio We Were Evergreen stop by Hare & Hounds as part of their latest UK headline tour. Having previous support slots with the likes of London Grammar and Little Dragon, We Were Evergreen produce an exciting amalgamation of beats and rhythms from across the world, warm vocals and electronic-pop melodies. Tickets available here.
Watch the video for ‘Daughters’ below:
WEDNESDAY 14TH MAY
Teleman + Gentlemen + Babe @ Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Hare & Hounds will play host to one of BBC 6 Music favourite four-pieces, Teleman. Having the unique comparison of Pet Shop Boys meets The Velvet Underground, the boys’ debut album Breakfast is set for release on June 2nd, which will feature popular tracks ‘Cristina’, ’23 Floors Up’ and new release ‘Lady Low’. They will be supported by fellow Moshi Moshi pals Gentleman and Babe, grab your tickets here.
Watch the video for ‘Steam Train Girl’ below:
FRIDAY 16TH MAY
Augustines + Empire Divide @ The Institute
We have a busy Friday this week, the first to kick things off being the mighty Augustines who are playing at The Institute as part of their ‘Walkabout Tour’. They will be sure to play a host of tracks from new self-titled album recorded with co-producer Peter Katis (The National, Frightened Rabbit, Interpol) at Tarquin Studios in Connecticut, as well as hits from their much loved Rise Ye Sunken Ships LP. With support from London based Empire Divide, pick up your tickets for mere £10 here.
Watch the video for ‘Nothing To Lose But Your Head’ below:
Lotte Mullan + Robert Lane @ The Glee Club
Our second offering takes the shape of the lovely Lotte Mullan performing at The Glee Club. Following support slots with the likes of Scott Matthews, Newton Faulker and Albert Hammond, plus a triumphant headline tour last year, Lotte will be showcasing her new album produced in Nashville with Band of Horses. With comparisons to Laura Marling and music featured in a Ridley Scott Productions short film, stop by The Glee Club for a night of indie infused folk pop. Support comes from Robert Lane, tickets available here.
Watch the video for ‘Valentine Song’ below:
Beaty Heart + Deaf Inspector + Mutes @ Hare & Hounds
Last but not least on Friday will be Peckham trio Beaty Heart who are performing at Hare & Hounds. Having been championed by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart & Alice Lavine, Rob Da Bank, 6Music’s Radcliff & Maconie, XFM and Amazing Radio and fresh from their support slot with Jungle, we are delighted to welcome the three-piece to Birmingham. With support from Deaf Inspector and Mutes be sure to get your tickets here.
Watch the video for ‘Slush Puppy’ below:
SATURDAY 17TH MAY
Black Market Empire + New Bays @ Alfie Birds, Custard Factory
A bittersweet night as we see Black Market Empire perform their last ever gig for our first ever show at brand new venue Alfie Birds at The Custard Factory. Having been compared to everyone from The Kinks and The Beatles, The Buzzcocks and The Clash,The Strokes, The Libertines, Pulp and Suede and having played with the likes of The Temper Trap, Bombay Bicycle Club, Viva Brother, The Bluetones, Nine Black Alps, Black Market Empire have sadly decided to call it a day. With support from New Bays, tickets are £5 on the door, more info here.
Watch the video for ‘Sally Anne’ below:
SUNDAY 18TH MAY
Courtney Barnett + Honeyblood @ Hare & Hounds
Melbourne based Courtney Barnett will be playing for us at Hare & Hounds to top off our week. Described as a remarkable hybrid of Kimya Dawson and Kurt Cobain, Courtney played knockout performance at Coachella and has recently announced a forthcoming slot at Glastonbury. Courtney will be supported by Glaswegian two piece Honeyblood, final few tickets available here.
Watch the video for ‘Avant Gardener’ below:
French For Rabbits + Chris Bicknell @ The Yardbird
Alternatively, if you’re city centre bound, why not round off your week at the Sunday Social at The Yardbird where haunting dream folk duo French For Rabbits and singer/songwriter Chris Bicknell are playing. Entry to this event is free, find out all you know here.
Watch the video for ‘Goat’ below: