This Week: Gig Roundup 10th – 16th August

We have another jam packed week for you featuring some of the best local live acts in Birmingham! Kicking it all off on Wednesday, psych-pop troubadours Sky Children take to the stage at The Sunflower Lounge with support from Gleam and Lacura. Friday sees indie-rockers The Rubikons return to Birmingham where they play The Rainbow to celebrate the release of their debut EP. Whilst over at The Sunflower Lounge, hotly-tipped  rockers Romans debut songs from their eagerly anticipated album – = + (Less is More). Check out the full listings below for more info:

WEDNESDAY 12th AUGUST

Sky Children + Lacura + Gleam @ The Sunflower Lounge
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Cosmic pop troubadours from Birmingham, who create warped tunes out of comforting head trips and helter skelter choruses. After forming in January 2015, Sky Children gained some momentum by releasing their heart thumping demos ‘Images’ and ‘In Hindsight’. They have since supported bands such as BBC introducing favourites Neon Waltz and Chilean Kraut-Rock band Follakzoid. Support comes from Birmingham shoegazers Gleam and East Midlands dream-poppers Lacura.

Listen to ‘Images’ below:

FRIDAY 14th AUGUST

The Rubikons + The Shanklins + Hankks + Handwaxx + Bad Penny @ The Rainbow Cellar
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After a brief taste of success in 2009 only to split a few months later, The Rubikons have been rejuvenated with their new 3 piece line-up. Previously described as ‘Stomping stadium indie with epic sweeping sounds’ the band are back with more tunes than a pharmacy counter. And with an arsenal of over 50 songs, The Rubikons released their debut EP Love, Faith & Fear on the 18th May 2015. Support comes from Cannock indie four-piece The Shanklins, Birmingham rock’n’roll quartet Hankks, psychedelic indie trio Handwaxx and hard rock three-piece Bad Penny.

Listen to ‘Have We Moved On?’ below:

Romans + Authors @ The Sunflower Lounge
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Since the release of their EP turning heads at Kerrang! & Rock Sound, Romans have cemented themselves on the live circuit supporting Mallory Knox & Nothing But Thieves. Romans are itching to show the world what they’ve been working so hard on. A solid debut album from a quartet with heaps of potential, Romans are doing British rock proud and may soon become your new favourite band. Support comes from Birmingham alt-rock quintet Authors. 

Watch the video for ‘Bet’ below:

SATURDAY 15th AUGUST

SLTP @ The Sunflower Lounge
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Freaky fivesome from Birmingham SLTP are a fun-loving cry yourself to sleep alternative band. Inspired by old wave, new wave and no wave they stand on the fine line between “pop” and “what on earth am I listening to right now?

Listen to ‘Weight of The World’ below: