Bristol is great for music – often too great, meaning there’s an overwhelming choice when it comes to picking which show or in-store you’ll end up at. So to help you with this very predicament, every Thursday, we’ll be picking out the best gigs to look forward to for the coming week. Take a look at some of the best shows Bristol has to offer below.

Thurs 1st June

Eivør – The Louisiana | Tickets

Eivør’s music covers a wide musical and emotional range, with themes of love, loss, memory, freedom and nature. She remains a unqiue voice, evident from her first recording all the way through to her new album Slør.

Phoxjaw – Mr. Wolf’s | Tickets

Made up of Danny Garland, Josh Gallop, Glenn Hawkins and Kieran Gallop, Phoxjaw only began playing music together in the summer of last year. Head down to Mr. Wolf’s for the vinyl release show of first double A-side single ‘Victorian Dolls/Spin Club’.

Fri, 2nd June

TOPS – Southbank Centre | Tickets

Montreal’s TOPS have reached peak dream-pop with new album Sugar At The Gate. Like nearly everything TOPS does, multiple meanings overlap with the album’s title referring to orgasm, but also to carrot chasing, gatekeeping, and the social contract.

Deputy – Old Market Assembly | Tickets

Timbali blend Reggae, Dub, Ragga and World music influences to mash into one heavy bass outfit. The live band now features the talents of musicians from all over the UK. When these powers combine they provide your ears with something undeniably unique.

Sat, 3rd June

Coasts – Thekla | Tickets

Cementing themselves as one of the most exciting acts on the scene COASTS will bring their internationally acclaimed set to a handful of the intimate venues where the band first cut their teeth.

Tonto Malembe – No.1 Harbourside | Tickets

Venezuelan band Tonto Malembe will be bring their tropical funk to the masses with this rare UK tour. After being nominated as best band of the year at the 2016 Latin awards, there’s no excuse not to go along.

Sun, 4th June

Weirds – Crofter’s Rights | Tickets

Step into the kaleidoscopic world of Weirds and you’ll be engulfed in a glorious, sonically technicoloured smog. After honing their craft over several years on the Leeds circuit, the band are now armed with their forthcoming colossal debut album.

Psychic TV / The Naturals / Lice – The Fleece | Tickets

Formed by performance artist Genesis P-Orridge and video director Peter Christopherson after the break-up of Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV have pioneered a sound that’s entirely their own. Head down for a show that will shatter your senses.

Mon, 5th June

Beat It – O2 Academy | Tickets

Returning to the O2 Academy for the second year running, Beat It aims to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust and Penny Brohn UK. You can look forward to five sets from five bands for only five pounds – all while doing your bit for charity.

The Red Paintings – The Louisiana | Tickets

Based in Australia, London and Los Angeles, The Red Paintings are a five-piece group (guitar, violin, cello, bass and drums) whose sound evokes everything from child-like lullabies of the future, to tearing, biting, alternative-rock numbers.

Tues, 6th June

Froth – The Louisiana | Tickets

Froth are unstoppable. Formed in Los Angeles in 2013, the now Wichita signed quartet will be bringing their third record in four years ‘Outside (briefly)’ to town this June. This time around, the band has dialed back the noise, revealing delicately beautiful melodies.

Elephant Sessions – The Lantern | Tickets

Fiery Highland five-piece Elephant Sessions is a dynamo force on the folk scene. The tirelessly progressive group fuses rich traditional influences with rock, funk and electronica to generate a sound that is visceral and exhilarating.

Weds, 7th June

Will & The People – The Exchange | Tickets

Will and the People are back on the road, following a live hiatus the band are doing a string of UK and Europe shows this summer, all acoustic, but with a twist. See them in their rawest of forms testing new material as they prepare for their fourth studio album.

Batch Gueye – No. 1 Harbourside | Free

Batch Gueye brings the compelling music and dance of Senegal to the UK with an new electric and groove-based band from the Bristol area. The musical mix is a blend of Senegalese M’balax with persuasive rhythms of Central Africa and even further afield.

Haven’t found what you’re looking for? Check out our full live listings here.