Check out our picks for best gigs and live music this August!
FRANKIE COSMOS // BAND ON THE WALL, MANCHESTER // £11 ADV // AUGUST 4TH
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In 2015 and 2016, Frankie Cosmos released an EP and an LP with Bayonet Records. The EP, Fit Me In, was well-received and garnered a Best New Track from Pitchfork. The LP, Next Thing, came out in April 2016 to continued acclaim, including a Best New Music from Pitchfork.
Frankie Cosmos is now a four-piece band, featuring David Maine on bass, Lauren Martin on keyboards, and Luke Pyenson on drums. The band has been touring with Next Thing since April, and has travelled throughout much of North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
BITCHCRAFT BITCHIN’ PRIDE ALLDAYER // THE HOPE AND RUIN, BRIGHTON // FREE // 5TH AUGUST
BITCH CRAFT bring the Pride Party to The Hope & Ruin
Saturday 5th August we will be covering you in more glitter than ever before!
Spinning you an aray of 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, psych, grunge, disco, riot grrrl and whatever else to keep you movin’ and groovin’.
✨ FREE GLITTER for anyone who wants to sparkle
Beelzebab vegan kitchen for anyone who loves a bit of sausage, but not meat…
FREE ENTRY ALL DAY
H. GRIMACE // SHACKLEWELL ARMS, HACKNEY // FREE // 6TH AUGUST
A London-based quartet with a penchant for exhilarating rock music, H. Grimace release their debut album this year and it looks set to cement their status as one of the UKs brightest prospects. Ripping between shoegaze and post-punk influences. H. Grimace are a bonafide treat; a no-holds-barred explosion of sound and energy – and they’re only just getting started.
DAMO SUZUKI // RAMSGATE MUSIC HALL, RAMSGATE // £12 ADV // 12th AUGUST
One-off, unique, not to be repeated show…
Former singer of legendary German krautrock band CAN.
We’re delighted to present this never-to-be-repeated show with the legendary Damo Suzuki. He will perform with a specially formed band of ‘sound carriers’ as he likes to refer to them, Cosmic Thoughts and Brassica Ensemble. There will be visuals and DJ’s spinning a magical carpet of Krautrock inspired sound.
Damo Suzuki, the Japanese musician, is best known as the former singer of the legendary German krautrock band CAN. He fronted the band during their highly productive period between 1970-73 when CAN delivered albums such as Tago Mago, Future Days and Ego Bamyasi.
CAN are one of the forefathers of krautrock and it’s a genre of music that continues to inspire so many of today’s artists.
This will be a unique and not to be repeated event
Please book early to avoid disappointment!
Support is from Kent duo based…
Jon Law & Oli Genn-Bash
WEIRD MILK + FUR // BIRTHDAYS, DALSTON // FREE // 15th AUGUST
Weird Milk [single launch]
Birthdays | 15 August | Free Entry
HINDS // ROYAL DICK BAR, EDINBURGH // £18.50 ADV // 16TH AUGUST
Since bursting onto the Madrid DIY scene, Hinds – Ana Perrote, Carlotta Cosials, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen – have mastered a raw and playful sound all their own. With just a handful of released singles under their belt, Hinds already earned early support from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, NME, Guardian, Beats 1, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The FADER, Gorilla vs. Bear, and much much more. Now with their eagerly awaited debut album released, Hinds has embarked on a world tour selling out all the venues and have firmly established themselves as one of the most exciting emerging acts around, and show no sign of slowing down.
JENNY HVAL // ROYAL DICK BAR, EDINBURGH // £18.50 ADV // 20TH AUGUST
Norwegian artist and writer Jenny Hval has developed her distinct take on intimate sound since the release of her debut album in 2006. For her last two solo albums, 2013’s Innocence Is Kinky and 2015’s Apocalypse, girl, Hval’s debut for Sacred Bones, she has received thoughtful and widespread international acclaim for her fascinating voice, singular delivery and markedly non-traditional arrangements which incorporate elements of poetry, prose writing, performance art, and film. The New York Times defines her writing as “taking a scalpel to the subjects of gender politics and sexuality.” Hval has eloquently brought to light issues of both male and female gaze, which for years had been swept under the rug and/or denied altogether.
GOSPELBEACH // PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON // £7 ADV // 21ST AUGUST
Californian dreamers GospelbeacH are fronted by Brent Rademaker, he of Beachwood Sparks and The Tyde fame: the Sunshine State’s keepers of the psychedelic country faith. If you loved the former’s superb 2012 album, Tarnished Gold, you’re not going to have any problems with Another Summer of Love. Whether you call it power pop, folk rock or alt-country (at times all of these terms apply) GospelbeacH are bursting with melody, with terrific harmonies to boot, including backing vocals contributions by Californian psychedelic country girl Miranda Lee Richards, who herself gave us one of the best albums of last year. We’re talking gorgeousness of Byrds and Big Star proportions, and that perfect balance of joy and melancholy.
HOLY FUCK // PATTERNS, BRIGHTON // £10.50 ADV // 23RD AUGUST
Holy F**k took the world by surprise around 2005 because there was just nothing like them—a hardcore thrift-store found-object punk band with a relentless commitment to rhythm and a sense for atmosphere better matched to a close encounter of the third kind than a simple rock concert. Think Einstürzende Neubauten re-inspired by Fela Kuti with Brian Eno working as keyboard tech and every channel on the mixer set to max power.
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BEACH FOSSILS AND MORE // HARDLY A PARTY, BRISTOL // £18 ADV // 27TH AUGUST
THE AIH 7TH BIRTHDAY: ft. Beach Fossils, Ultimate Painting, Happyness, Girl Ray, Best Friends, Joey Fourr, Personal Best, Birdskulls, Oro Swimming Hour, Penelope Isles, Two White Cranes, Nugget, Heavenly Body + LOTS MORE TBA!
Tons of bands across three stages in the centre of Bristol all in one day!
BLACK LIPS // ROUGH TRADE EAST, LONDON // FREE SHOW // 28TH AUGUST
What is there to say?? Just BE THERE.. Live signing with an in store show of their latest album Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art.