It’s day two in the Supreme Court; day one million of Brexit negotiations. How about we forget all of that, though hey? Instead, feast on a big bad edition of Gigs of the Week, specially curated just for you.

Friday 20th September

Dizraeli + Slowie – Thekla

Bristol-based Dizraeli this week launches his brand new album, The Unmaster, with a helping hand from Slowie. Newly-renovated Thekla will play host to a massive two hour set with his supernaturally gifted new live band, including cheeky nods to Bristol music culture and spins of brand new sounds. More here…

Petrol Girls + SickOnes – Exchange

Following their wild, sold-out gig at Mothers’ Ruin last summer, DIY feminist post-hardcore outfit Petrol Girls return to the city. This time, they support their second album Cut & Stitch – a record packed with positive advocacy for freedom of movement, anti-capitalist sentiments and comments on intersectional feminism. Bye Brexit, hello Petrol Girls. More here…

Saturday 21st September

Modern Nature + Toby Hay – Louisiana

Modern Nature – a band name taken from Derek Jarman’s famous botanical diaries – is a recent project that seeks to pull its listeners from the mundanity of the day to day to a world of relentless, atmospheric rhythms. The quartet of musicians head over to Louisiana this week to celebrate the release of their intimate debut record How To Live. More here…

Marika Hackman

Marika Hackman + Art School Girlfriend – Thekla

She’s back again, and we’re ready to sway to her woozy, indie-folk all over again. Celebrating the release of her diary of living as a twenty-something in the Big Smoke, Any Human Friend, Hackman is scattered across the country in September but her Bristol date is one that no indie fan can afford to miss. More here…

Tuesday 23rd September

Life – Rough Trade

Gritty, political, angry, filled with difficult pills to swallow. Kingston upon Hull’s LIFE have made quite a name for themselves over the years, making their mark on every mind and city they perform to. In tandem with the release of their new album A Picture of Good Health, they perform and sign live in-store at Rough Trade. Bollocks to Brexit t-shirts at the ready, lads. More here…

Wednesday 24th September

FUR + Some Bodies – Exchange

Brighton-based FUR, from their outward aesthetic, could easily be taken for a British music project from Wes Anderson. The hazy, mustard look of this quartet matches their sound too: it’s jangly 60s guitars meets contemporary instrumentation with a touch of 00s cheese. They’re joined by Some Bodies at the Exchange this week, and hopefully you too. More here…

Alex Cameron + Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders – Fleece

A curiously conceptual stage presence sometimes makes it difficult to define the blurred lines between fiction and reality when it comes to Alex Cameron. A fiercely artistic performer and holder of many a “weird” trophy, Cameron will perform tracks from his new album Miami Memory this week. More here…

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