What a veritable pleasure it is to be writing this for you, fine Bristol music folk. Much like gauntlets, your sister’s jeans, and big noses, Gigs of the Week has been passed down to a new, unsuspecting fool. Let’s go.

Thursday 20th June

Gigs of the Week
Confidence Man

Confidence Man – The Fleece

The Australian outfit smashed onto the scene with their breakout single ‘Boyfriend’ and followed up with a debut LP Confident Music for Confident People that topped Best Of album lists last year. Confidence Man are bringing their sartorial brand of alt-pop to The Fleece this week. I, for one, cannot wait to complain about my own boyfriend. More here…

Madonnatron + Deep Tan + Orryx – Crofters Rights

Frontrunners for one of the best band names and most audacious live show is Madonnatron. The female four-piece spin dystopian pop fantasies together with scrumptious hooks and even a saxophone melody here or there. Crofters Rights’ little back room won’t know what hit it. More here…

Black Midi + Rattle – Fiddlers

With only three records available on streaming services, Black Midi embody the true live music spirit that Bristol so knows and loves. Chances of headbanging are high, chances of a mosh pit are… well they’re just a certainty. More here…

Friday 21st June

Gigs of the Week
The St Pierre Snake Invasion (Photo: Andrzej Zajac)

St Pierre Snake Invasion + No Violet + JOHN + Lonely Tourist – The Fleece

Showcasing their brand-new record Caprice Enchanté for the first time, The St. Pierre Snake Invasion are back in our ears after four long years away. The Bristol-born heavyweights (also contenders for best band name this week) are fuzzed out and hazy in all the right places, especially on their new single ‘Casanovacaine’ recently premiered on the Radio 1 Rock Show. More here…

I Am Still Alive – Cube

The idea here isn’t to think of time as a concept, but to have it broken down into small digestible chunks and consume it at the whim of the artist. A night of music from artists such as Kayla Painter and all-encompassing performance art, you can expect epic saxophone solos, fragmented electronics and abstract cinema from Italy and Istanbul. More here…

Alber Jupiter + Black Asteroids + Evil Owl – The Lanes

One bass, one drum and a hell of a lot of delay. That’s Alber Jupiter in a nutshell and it sounds…well it sounds great. As if The Lanes didn’t feel 80s enough, Alber Jupiter will weave dark, psychedelic fantasies with support from Birmingham’s Black Asteroids and Evil Owl, from Bristol. More here…

Saturday 22nd June

Fuzzhoneys

Fuzzhoneys + Eyes To Argus + Ogives – White Rabbit

Maltese garage-rock spiced up with dashes of blues, girly punk and soul takes over The White Rabbit on Saturday night through Fuzzhoneys. Expect sparkles in abundance, showering blissed-out guitar solos. Fellow Maltese chums, Eyes to Argus support, writing music for your moodiest of moods. More here…

Pork Pie + Lessens + Gregory Jameswood – Mothers Ruin

Together with Lessens and Gregory Jameswood, Pork Pie (seriously, these names just get better and better) are the very best of Weston-Super-Mare’s post-punk scene, fit with tense rhythms, bristling vocals and the soundtrack to your afternoon staring out the window at the thrashing rain. More here…

Monday 24th June

Gigs of the Week
Ogikubo Station

Ogikubo Station + Fraser Murderburger + Søft + Nervous Rex – Exchange

Exchange is home to many famous names and faces, and next up on the list are a gut punch right in the positivity. Happy-go-lucky duo, Ogikubo Station stop off in the city on their UK tour for a night of danceable rhythms and uplifting lyricism. More here…

Tuesday 25th June

Metz + USA Nails – The Fleece

Unlike their top single on Spotify, Metz are anything but a ‘Wet Blanket’. The dizzying noise punk trio out of Toronto hit The Fleece after releasing a teasing trio of new tunes. This will be a sweaty one, so don’t bother with the extra layer. More here…

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