Here we round up the next seven days worth of gigs we have to offer. With popular indie pop bands to punk-noise trios to B-town legends, spend this week seeing the diverse acts Birmingham has to offer at all the best venues in town.
MONDAY 19TH MAY
Drowners + Cold Ocean Lies @ The Sunflower Lounge
Fresh from supporting fellow New Yorker’s SKATERS, we have Drowners returning to Birmingham for their own headline show at The Sunflower Lounge. They will be showcasing their garage pop tracks from latest eponymous album including ‘Luv, Hold Me Down’ and ‘A Button on Your Blouse’. With support from local four piece Cold Ocean Lies, grab your tickets here.
Watch the video for ‘Luv, Hold Me Down’ below:
WEDNESDAY 21ST MAY
Young Rebel Set + Empire Divide + Broken Witt Rebels @ The Sunflower Lounge
Experience a night of rebellion with our second offering this week – five piece Young Rebel Set. With upcoming performances at Tomorrow Festival, Weekender, Southside Festival, Hurricane Festival and Stockton Calling, as well as their UK tour, these folk infused indie boys have a busy few months ahead of them and we are delighted they will be stopping at The Sunflower Lounge in the midst of it all. With strong local support from Empire Divide and Broken Witt Rebels don’t miss out and get your tickets here.
Watch the video for ‘Tuned Transmission’ below:
THURSDAY 22ND MAY
Tiny Ruins @ The Glee Club
To celebrate their first signing with Bella Union, Tiny Ruins will be promoting their second album ‘Brightly Painted One’ on tour and will be stopping by The Glee Club on Thursday evening. Based in New Zealand and previously a solo act, Tiny Ruins have supported artists such as Beach House, Joanna Newsom, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty, The Handsome Family and Calexico we cannot wait to see what they bring in Brum. Tickets available here.
Watch the video for ‘Days Are Long, Nights Are Longer’ below:
The Struts + Friday Club + The Concept @ Hare & Hounds, King’s Heath
If indie rock reminiscent of a combination of The Libertines and Queen is more your thing, stop by Hare & Hounds and catch The Struts on Thursday night. Having recently gained recognition with their instantly addictive track ‘I Just Know’ which featured on a TV Denim campaign, the band will be sure to play tracks from the debut album which is set for release this Summer. Birmingham based support from Friday Club and The Concept, get your tickets now here.
Watch the video for ‘Matter Of Time’ below:
FRIDAY 23RD MAY
The Hoosiers + Ariana & The Rose + Capital Sun @ The Institute
The Hoosiers have made a come back with new album ‘The News From Nowhere’ and UK tour, including a show at The Institute. The self-produced and self-released album is said to be a true return to form. With support from the beautiful New York based Ariana & The Rose and local band Capital Sun, tickets available here.
Watch the video for ‘Make or Break’ below:
Thumpers + Cut Ribbons + Field Harmonics + Arc Vel @ Hare & Hounds, King’s Heath
You can also catch Thumpers at Hare & Hounds performing on Friday night at Hare & Hounds. Ex-members of Pull Tiger Tail who have reformed into an unstoppable duo who were recently signed to mighty American Sup Pop Records. Having been tipped hotly by the likes of VEVO, Transmitter, The Line of Best Fit,Independent on Sunday, Fake DIY and Amazing Radio, Thumpers will showcase debut album ‘Galore’. Supported by Cut Ribbons, Field Harmonics and Arc Vel, grab your tickets here.
Watch the video for ‘Galore’ below:
SATURDAY 24TH MAY
Youth Man + Elephantine + Adore @ The Sunflower Lounge
With festival slots lined up at The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, 2000 Trees & Y Not Festival, trio Youth Man will be playing a warm up headline show at The Sunflower Lounge on Saturday night. By the end of their brakeless juggernaut of a show – once the ringing in your ears has subsided – you’ll have plenty to talk about. With popular local support from Elephantine and Adore you don’t wanna miss this show, tickets available here.
Watch the video for ‘Wide Awake’ below:
Swim Deep + The Magic Gang + Juice @ The Oobelck
If you’re a B-Twon fan there’s nowhere else to be this Bank Holiday Saturday other than brand new venue The Oobleck at Alfie Birds in The Custrad Factory where Swim Deep will be playing. Taking a break from writing their much-anticipated second album, the Birmingham four-piece will join us for the launch weekend of of the venue. Due to popular demand we have released a limited amount of 14+ tickets for the show so don’t miss out and catch The Magic Gang and Juice supporting. Tickets available here.
Watch the video for ‘King City’ below:
SUNDAY 25TH MAY
Joe Miles + Holly Aires + Connor Hemming + Wes Dance @ The Yardbird
If you’re city centre bound this Bank Holiday Sunday why not round off your week at the Sunday Social at The Yardbird, where singer/songwriter Joe Miles, acoustic act Holly Aires, folk rock act Connor Hemming and the mesmerising Wes Dance are playing. Entry to this event is free, find out all you know here.
Watch Joe’s cover of Michael Buble’s ‘Home’: