MONDAY 13th MARCH
SOUND CONTROL: 7-10:30PM
Scottish four-piece Vukovi are hitting the road to celebrate the release of their self-titled debut album – and they’re treating us to a show at Sound Control on Monday. Self-described as “noisy pop rock”, they have a big year ahead with secured slots at 2000 Trees, Truck and Y Not.
TUESDAY 14th MARCH
DEAF INSTITUTE: 7-10PM
Missouri’s atmospheric-emo quintet Foxing return to Manchester almost a year after they blew us away at Sound Control with a co-headline slot with TTNG. Support comes from Canada’s Fog Lake – solo project of singer-songwriter Aaron Powell – who you would be absolutely mad to miss.
WEDNESDAY 15th MARCH
MUMS (SUPPORTING ELEVANT)
THE CASTLE HOTEL: 7-11PM
Loud as fuck three-piece Mums are really spoiling us at the moment; they’ve got new drummer, a new song, and another gig for us at the Castle on Wednesday in support of Elevant. Renowned for their ferocious and frenzied live shows, their grunge-infested noise isn’t one to be missed.
THURSDAY 16th MARCH
FALLOW CAFE: 7-11PM
University of Manchester’s Fuse Live night makes a comeback at Fallow Cafe on Thursday with Howl – the Leeds quintet formerly known as NGOD. Fresh from supporting national treasures Kaiser Chiefs, Howl promise to deliver catchy melodies and summery guitar hooks as their reputation only rises.
FRIDAY 17th MARCH
SACRED TRINITY CHURCH: 7:30-11PM
Your favourite local dreamy foursome Horsebeach are celebrating the release of their upcoming Beauty and Sadness LP with an intimate launch party at Salford’s Saced Trinity Church on Friday. If the chance to hear fab new material isn’t tempting you, then support from Kyotoya certainly should.
SATURDAY 18th MARCH
ALBERT HALL: 6-10PM
With 2016’s How To Be A Human Being undoubtedly propelling Oxford’s Glass Animals into new heights of fame, they return to Manchester for a highly-anticipated Saturday show at The Albert Hall. Expect trippy lights and colourful grooves.
SUNDAY 19h MARCH
SOUP KITCHEN: 7:30-10:30
Our weekly gig recommendations come to a close with the all-American Floridian quartet Surfer Blood, who bring their sunny surf-rock to Soup Kitchen on Sunday. February’s Snowdonia, receiver of widespread critical acclaim, is essential listening.