MONDAY 22nd MAY
THE CASTLE HOTEL: 19:30–23:00
Like Daywave, Hazel English has steadily been carving out a dreamy-shaped career for herself throughout 2016. With May’s debut Just Give In / Never Going Home brimming with bittersweet indie-pop gems, don’t be anywhere else than The Castle on Monday.
TUESDAY 23rd MAY
HOMESHAKE w/ ALDOUS RH
There’s absolutely no excuse to miss this one. Homeshake, aka Motreal’s Peter Sagar, hits Gorilla on Tuesday supported by local 70’s funk/lo-fi outfit Aldous RH. FYI – Sagar’s R&B-tinged slacker sound, similar to that of ex-bandmate Mac DeMarco, is so in-demand that this show immediately got upgraded from Deaf Institute to Gorilla. You’ve been warned.
WEDNESDAY 24th MAY
THE PEER HAT: 20:00–23:30
Makers of the finest warped out slacker-pop known to man, Swedish quartet Magic Potion should be on every lo-fi playlist you’ve ever made – if they aren’t already. Wrap your ears around 2016’s Pink Gum debut and let your hair down at The Peer Hat this Wednesday.
THURSDAY 25th MAY
FALLOW CAFE: 19:30–23:30
If you were an indie kid back in 2014, you’d have most definitely loved Flyte – and after an Aussie vacation to record their highly-anticipated debut album, the infectious London quartet have returned. With a set comprised of feel-good bangers such as ‘Please Eloise’ and ‘Light Me Up’, a Thursday night at Fallow Cafe will never have felt so good.
FRIDAY 26th MAY
DOT TO DOT
MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE: ALL DAY
Bringing us an annual dose of fresh new talent every year, Dot to Dot really has pulled out all the stops this time around to celebrate its decade-long run. Featuring Cherry Glazerr, The Big Moon, Sundara Karma, The Growlers, Pingrove and many, many more amazing artists, spend your Friday zipping in and out of some of the best venues Manc has to offer.
SATURDAY 27th MAY
LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE: ALL DAY
Nights are getting longer, the weather’s getting warmer – it must mean that it’s reached the time of year for Liverpool’s biggest annual music festival, Sound City. Never failing to disappoint, the 2017 lineup includes some of the biggest names of the moment – including Metronomy, Slaves, White Lies, The Cribs, Yak, The Magic Gang and Pumarosa. What are you waiting for?
SUNDAY 28th MAY
ALBERT HALL: 19:00–23:00
One for all you 80’s fans out there, synth-pop legends Erasure are returning to Manchester to bring their electro-heavy live show to Albert Hall on Sunday. Writers of 24 consecutive Top 40 hits and sellers of over 25 million albums worldwide, the London duo never fail to impress; seventeenth studio album World Be Gone was a shimmering success.