MONDAY 15th MAY
Making the transition from lo-fi bedroom artist to touring psych-pop star is New Zealand native Kane Strang, who hits Gullivers on Monday for his first visit to Manc. With 2016’s debut Blue Cheese hitting all the right slacker notes, this is one gig not to be missed.
TUESDAY 16th MAY
SOUP KITCHEN: 19:30–22:30
Mancunian shoegazers Caesar have cordially invited you to the launch party for their latest single at Soup Kitchen on Tuesday. Dreamy and delightful, 2017 promises to be a big year for the quartet. Catch them at a small venue while you can.
WEDNESDAY 17th MAY
Indie poster boy and current teen hearthrob Declan McKenna will play to an undoubtedly sold-out crowd at Gorilla on Wednesday. While he may have just turned eighteen, don’t be fooled by his age – his ridiculously-catchy indie-pop hits have earned him prized slots at this years’ Coachella, Glastonbury and Reading & Leeds.
THURSDAY 18th MAY
SOUP KITCHEN: 19:30–0:00
Hailing from Chile and fresh from collaborating with Spiritualized frontman Jason Pierce are Föllakzoid – childhood friends and multi-faceted artists who aim to produce the trippiest yet chillest music going. Described as “ready to take you on a serpentine journey through their mystical Chilean land”, be sure to prepare yourself.
FRIDAY 19th MAY
London’s Babeheaven have been continually described by Noisey as “ethereal trip-hop” – and that’s exactly what they’ll be bringing to you on Friday night if you’re smart enough to head on down to Gullivers. With Nancy Andersen’s soulful voice a beautiful contrast to the dreamy guitar backdrop, cross your fingers that shimmering latest single ‘Your Love’ is played in all its glory.
SATURDAY 20th MAY
GOLD SOUNDS 2017
BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB: 15:00–0:00
Although they only just blessed us with Live at Leeds, the Northern city isn’t slowing down anytime soon, striking gold with this absolute banger of an all-dayer lineup from Gold Sounds. With Kagoule, shame, Her’s, NARCS, Caro, Gothic Tropic and many more gracing Brudenell’s stage, why would you plan on spending your Saturday night anywhere else?
SUNDAY 21st MAY
DUNE RATS w/ GOOCH PALMS & GROTBAGS
SOUP KITCHEN: 19:30–23:00
In need of some Aussie stoner-pop to end your Sunday? Then let tearaways Dune Rats sort you out – punk favourites since the release of 2011’s Sexy Beach EP. Last time they were at Soup Kitchen is a night that can only be described as “frantic”; with Gooch Palms and Grotbags as supports this time around, this once again promises to be a mental night you’re not gonna forget.