Gigs of the Week

Gigs of the Week | 25th-31st Jan

The Free For All Festival concludes. Independent Venue Week begins. The Bristolian beat goes on. There's always a little bit of what you fancy out there. Keep looking for it.
Rex Orange County

Rex Orange County | Live Preview

This already feels like one of those rare opportunities to smugly say, five years down the line, ”Rex Orange County? Oh yeah, I saw him when he was playing Thekla”. Will Perkins previews.

George Ezra | Live Review & Photoset

Bristol's breakthrough artist George Ezra returns to the Academy for his biggest home show to date.
Blanck Mass

Blanck Mass // Preview

"Driven by mechanical industrial beats, Franklin’s music often possesses a violent sense of the epic." Max Baker previews Blanck Mass at The Loco Klub.

JAWS // Live Review

"After talking about the extreme poles in JAWS’ music, at a base level, it’s catchy and infectious rock music." Albert Testani reviews JAWS at The Fleece.

Gigs of the Week | 30th Nov-6th Dec

December is upon us. Where did 2017 go? This week, we say "Hello" and "Happy Birthday" once more, as well as the long "Goodbye" to Roll for the Soul.

Fangclub // Live Review & Photoset

"The title track from their latest release was quite epic and definitely caught our attention." Amy Grace and Jess Greenwood review Fangclub.
Submotion Orchestra

Submotion Orchestra // Live Review & Photoset

Still youthful and fearless after a decade together, Submotion Orchestra gave SWX a show of tender intensity. Caitlin Clark and Michael Brumby review.

East India Youth | Preview

East India Youth will be gracing Thekla in June with a growing reputation for dance music that fuses harsh electronic minimalism with mournful lyrics. Doyle is well on his way to creating a truly unique sound full of dark soundscapes and inky melodies.

Will Joseph Cook // Preview

"Will Joseph Cook is back with his new single ‘Hey Brother’ and it’s about time too." Phoebe Burt previews Will Joseph Cook at The Louisiana.