We are well and truly back into the touring season, my friends. Metronomy have a new album coming out, Thekla has re-opened with a shiny new hull and a fresh lick of paint, and the weather means no longer can our sun-loving friends judge us for hiding in dark rooms at 8pm. Join me in the deepest caverns where all the musical treasures lie this week.

Thursday 12th September

Kaputt – The Lanes

A recently hatched post-punk egg from Glasgow, Kaputt are ready to scramble your brains with a mix of nu-wave, stonking saxophones and simple, catchy riffs. Blurting out songs in blasts and jerks, Kaputt have already shared stages with the likes of Omni and Crack Cloud and have garnered quite a following with their bouncy, buxom grooves. More here…

Friday 13th September

Almatic – Crofters Rights

A five-piece high-energy hip-hop collective with serious hype, Almatic are the Gen-Z of the trip-hop scene. Melding the sounds of their Bristolian influencers with contemporary, edgy boombap, the band hit the ground running and haven’t stopped since their inception in 2017. Any group that sends the Attic Bar into a spin for their debut show is one that will stick around. More here…

Saturday 14th September

Metronomy – Rough Trade

Playing tracks from their new album Metronomy Forever in two exclusive shows, Metronomy land at Rough Trade this week. These guys are pop royalty; born of glistening melodies and energising club vibes, all embued with minimal yet sweet lyrics. Many people are excited about their return to the city, almost as much as me…but not quite. More here…

Breakfest – Thekla

The words ‘all day breakfast’ fill me with unbridled joy. But this week, Thekla are hosting a slightly different one to the (many) hash browns I’m thinking of. Breakfast Records take over HMS Thekla for a massive all-day party with delightful sets from the likes of Emily Isherwood, Gork, Kate Stapley, Los Bitchos, wych elm and an after-party set from the one and only Big Jeff. Sure sounds tasty. More here…

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard + Scott Yoder – Crofters Rights

The ever-glamorous Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard are back back back in the city. Our Cardiff friends are bringing the chic in abundance and, undoubtedly, the denim in jacket, jeans and shirt form. Sewn from the foundations of British rock music and tidied at the hem with millennial ideas, you can expect a night of music sourced from across their vast catalogue. More here…

Tuesday 17th September

Camp Cope + Witching Waves – Exchange

Camp Cope are Melbourne’s indie-punk trio who bring energy in spades. After a politically-charged year in 2018 campaigning against industry sexism and fighting for equal representation in festival lineups, this threesome is charged and ready for action. Jet fuel might not be able to melt steel beams, but this band can. More here…

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