Welcome back to our weekly round-up of shows happening in the grand concert halls, dimly lit basements, airy cafe’s and grimy sweatboxes across the UK and Ireland. All acts featured come with the Best Fit ‘Seal Of Approval’ so you can be assured that your hard earned cash will be well spent. A new year, a new gigging season slowly kicks into gear so to tempt your wallets this week we’ve gathered a sparse collection of dates from the likes of I Break Horses, Son Lux and Girl Band. The only catch is, they’re all playing on the same night.
Providence man John McCauley, otherwise known as Deer Tick, returns with his band and a new found confidence, after the release of last year’s album Negativity convinced listeners that he could still do sprawling and taught at the same time.
Abrasive, visceral and with just the right level pop to their hooks, Joanna Gruesome have always been great but this year they look poised for bigger things. Catch them while you can for free.
Airing songs from one of the most assured debut albums of last year, Liverpool’s Outfit are back out on the road.
To see Sufjan Stevens collaborator and all around production genius Son Lux live is rare treat indeed, and at such an intimate venue you know it’s going to be good. You can stream his album in full here to see what all the fuss is about.
The Old Blue last has had some great free shows this month but we suspect Girl Band’s particularly refreshing brand of sprawling noise will trump all else.
Celebrating the release of their second album Chiaroscuro, (our album of the week)our favourite Swedes return with what is set to be a very special live show.