Leap year weekend, a new month ahead, and Spring’s finally on the horizon. Why not take advantage of the extra day and head out to a gig this week? We’ve got plenty to choose from.

Thursday 27th

Heather Woods Broderick

Heather Woods Broderick + Emily Isherwood – The Crofters Rights

Heather Woods Broderick has performed with Efterklang, Sharon van Etten, and Laura Gibson, to give you some idea of her calibre. But most importantly, she is an acclaimed solo artist is her own right. Supported by Bristol’s own Emily Isherwood, The Crofters Rights is the right place to be this Thursday. More here…

GOD DAMN

GOD DAMN – The Louisiana

GOD DAMN, the boys from Wolverhampton are coming to Bristol, and they’re gonna blow the roof off the Louie. Massive sound, tiny venue… you do the math. (Definitely going to be a lot of fun!) More here…

Friday 28th

Rainbow Yawn – Lost & Grounded Brewers

Not much is known about the mysterious Rainbow Yawn – the new project from Thought Forms’ Deej Dhariwal and visuals from Sarah James – but playing a few local hotspots,  and supporting William Basinski at last year’s Simple Things opening show are a few hints you should at least go see what’s up. More here…

Saturday 29th

Dry Cleaning (credit: Ed Miles)

Dry Cleaning – The Louisiana

Two stellar EPs to their name make these London-based post-punx ones you simply must see this year. Witty, observational lyricism… you could call them wry cleaning (but you probably shouldn’t.) More here…

Sunday 1st

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead – Exchange

Ten albums… Trail of the Dead have an immense legacy in the alternative rock scene. If you feel like answering the call of these late-nineties alumni, and immersing yourself in the glorious new sounds of The Godless Void, this one’s for you. More here…

Monday 2nd

The Orielles

The Orielles – SWX

Once you’ve made your way down to Rough Trade for the pre-gig signing/meet and greet, you’re only a stones throw from SWX. It’s the perfect opportunity to catch Halifax’s indie up-starts live and in person. Not to mention support from Drug Store Romeos and Julia Bardo well and truly sealing the deal. What else are you doing on a Monday? More here…

Tuesday 3rd

Torres (credit: Michael Lavine)

Torres – The Louisiana

Despite critical acclaim, it feels as though Torres may be one of the 21st Century’s most overlooked artists in the music community. Her lyricism is razor-sharp, and the music is to boot. Can easily tango with the best singer-songwriters doing rounds today, and her show on the 3rd is an incredible opportunity to catch her in a very intimate venue. More here…

Wednesday 4th

Hannah Diamond

Hannah Diamond – Exchange

PC Music’s best artist – yeah, I said it! A true, sparkling gem of an artist. But obviously nothing without that collective, creative vision. Her official debut album Reflections is a breathtaking, introspective, glossy pop production befitting the London label’s output. This’ll be a rare treat to catch her outside the city, courtesy of 1% of One, just before the hype train gets to full speed. More here…

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