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GRAVY TRAIN & JESUITS PRESENT: VIRTUE – 10th November, Fiddlers

Being the drummer in Jesuits, it made complete sense for Gravy Train and the band to utilise our knowledge to put together an eclectic and forward-thinking lineup with some of our favourite and most influential Bristol bands. After selling out a co-curated night earlier this year, we’ve stepped it up – and what better venue to hold it at than Fiddlers, in my opinion the best-sounding venue in Bristol!

EP/64 open the night; a free-form, no-wave punk outfit. Next is E B U, whose set has recently transformed in ambitious ways (you may have caught her at Thorny), and which is understandably blowing people away. Our special guests emerge in the form of ubiquitous parasites, LICE.

My fellow Jesuits and I have been sparking new interest since our recent Arnolfini performance, with our new sound utilising a blend of gothic-rock, trap, shoegaze and experimental electronics, creating ethereal drones and pulsing patterns. Heavy Petting (Giant Swan) will see us late into the night, plus DJ sets from acclaimed experimental artist Silver Waves and Homo Duplex (Giant Swan/The Naturals).

WEAVES – 20th November, The Crofters Rights

I’m so excited to bring Weaves to Bristol. With the Toronto band’s exuberantly experimental pop structures and angular guitars – reminiscent of Yeah Yeah Yeahs – they’ll be sure to go down a storm here. Singer Jasmyn Burke’s syrupy tone belts and breaks like the best of them; imagine Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex in a modern American indie context.

They play the Crofters Rights on Monday 20th November, with support from London/Glasgow ensemble Dama Scout. Weaves have just released their second album Wide Open, from which the singles ‘Scream’ and ‘Walkaway’ can be regularly heard on 6 Music.

SWEDISH DEATH CANDY – 21st November, The Crofters Rights

I first came across Londoners Swedish Death Candy when they and Jesuits both supported Wand at Exchange last year. I was absolutely blown away by their explosive energy, and phat riffs! Our next encounter was at this year’s Bristol Psych Fest, which was by far one of the best performances out of the monstrous line up. If that isn’t enough, joining them on the bill are one of Bristol’s finest rock bands YO NO SE and newcomers RADIATORS, who I’ve been excited to book for a long time. Swedish Death Candy’s self-titled debut album is out this month on Hassle Records, but check out single ‘Last Dream’ for a taste.