This Week: Gig Roundup 1st – 7th December

So December is upon us and Christmas comes early with four fantastic gigs this week. Check out all the info below and see if there’s something that takes your fancy…

TUESDAY 4th DECEMBER 

The Wytches + Telegram + Blonde Bunny @ Hare & Hounds *SOLD OUT*

To kick off the week This is Tmrw welcome Brighton ‘surf-doom’ trio The Wytches to the Hare & Hounds. Sounding like a cross between Black Sabbath and The Coral, the much-acclaimed band hit Birmingham to promote their debut album Annabel Dream Reader, released via Heavenly this summer. Support comes from Telegram and Blonde Bunny.

Watch the video for ‘Digsaw’ below:


WEDNESDAY 3rd DECEMBER 

Beans on Toast + Will Varley + My Name is Ian @ Hare & Hounds

Wednesday sees us welcome Beans On Toast to the Hare & Hounds after an incredible year which saw him support Flogging Molly on their US tour and perform to over 100,000 people in just one week whilst opening Frank Turner’s UK stadium tour. Marking the release of his sixth studio album with Xtra Mile Recordings, as is tradition on his 1st December birthday, ‘The Next Album Tour 2014’ will be an unforgettable experience as the singer, storyteller and guitar player’s self-deprecating nature goes a long way to break down the barriers between musician and audience, creating a real sense of equality. Support comes from London folksinger Will Varley and the unique My Name is Ian. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Keep You’ below:


FRIDAY 5th DECEMBER 

Hiss Golden Messenger + Phil Cook @ Hare & Hounds

We are delighted to welcome Hiss Golden Messenger to Birmingham this week following his support slot on Ben Howardrecent UK tour. HGM is currently harvesting rave reviews for his new album Lateness Of Dancers (Merge Records) and was recently featured in a 5 page article in Uncut magazine and had NME declare it an “Americana record of immense spiritual and musical grace”. HGM’s live band includes the amazing multi instrumentalist Phil Cook (MegafaunThe Shouting MatchesGAYNGS) and bassist Cameron Ralston of Matthew E White’s band. A gig not to be missed in Birmingham! Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Mahogany Dread’ below:


SUNDAY 7th DECEMBER 

Big Sixes + Natasha North + Alex Rainsford (BAND) @ The Sunflower Lounge 

The week comes to close with a visit from Buckinghamshire trio Big Sixes. After a year of putting out free downloads, directing their own music videos and playing raucous DIY shows to a strong local following, the band self-released two singles ‘Swallowing Flies’ and ‘The Hunter’, the latter received air play from BBC Radio 1 and lead to the band joining Red Light Management and the Easy Life imprint at Sony Music. Support comes from hotly-tipped London-based songstress Natasha North and Worcestershire’s Alex Rainsford. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Heaven Sent’ below: