SAT 11 AUG
With her chart-topping album The Architect still riding high in the charts, Paloma Faith has lined up 20 massive UK shows this summer. Spawning the pop-tastic singles Crybaby, the stunning Guilty and more recently Til I’m Done, her newest release is on course to becoming her fourth double platinum album in a row – which would make her the first British woman in chart history to do so. Equally at home both onstage and in the studio, these shows will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the summer season.
PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH
SAT 11 AUG
Since their formation in 2006, Pianos Become the Teeth have taken their audiences on an emotional journey with each album portraying issues of love, loss and alcoholism. At times they’re pretty intense, but hey – isn’t that what post-hardcore/rock is all about? From a dark emo youth, to becoming fathers, a lot has changed, but they’re still rocking out and putting on a bloody good show.
MON 13 AUG
Back in the mid-60s The Skatalites began performing in Jamaica, and what a hit they were. Their first rehearsal became a show; as so many people had gathered around outside the venue, they decided to let everybody in. Even 50 years later, their varied blend of dub, dancehall/ragga, ska-punk and more, is a sound that you can’t help but move to.
FORTUNE OF WAR
FRI 17 AUG
If you’re looking for a musician that is captivating, conversation-stopping and just purely musically talented, then Dizraeli is your guy. His acoustic guitar skills transfer beautifully to the live stage and with raw topics on migration, injustice, the ghosts on Walthamstow Marsh and the brutal nonsense of consumer London, it makes a heart-felt listen. More than a worthwhile watch.
Weds 8 Aug
His lyrics are that of a poetic genius, whilst maintaining that head-bopping smooth rapping style that listeners love. Since he started out, he’s been releasing successful projects every year to date.
Sun 12 Aug
The Hope & Ruin: Mystic Braves are a five-piece band of Los Angeles 60s psychedelic revivalists. Now try saying that five times over! Their reverb-rich rhythms drag this forgotten genre back to relevance in style.
Thurs 23 Aug
Receiving his recognition from his two previous folk-rock bands, the American singer-songwriter is now going solo, and knows how to nail a delightful melody.
QUADROPHENIA THE ALBUM LIVE
Fri 24 & Sat 25 Aug
What better way to kickstart the Bank Holiday than with a nostalgic performance of The Who’s classic album? With each iconic track, you’ll be boogie-ing in Brighton’s unforgettable past.
Tues 28 Aug
Get your desert rock on with this uniquely vibrant quintet. From South Algeria, the mix of alternative/groove and acoustic is dangerously catchy.
SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
Fri 31 Aug
A quirky indie, garage band with vintage feels and comparisons to Buddy Holly and a mix of 60s girl groups, their style varies throughout the decades, from 50s oldies to ‘80s punk.