MONDAY 3rd JULY
SOUND CONTROL: 19:00–23:00
From supporting heavy hitters Nothing But Thieves and Sunset Sons to headlining their first full-blown UK tour earlier this year, Peterborough quartet Airways are furiously establishing a name for themselves. With BBC Introducing hot on their heels, this four aren’t to be missed by any Arctic Monkeys/Kasabian lovers out there.
TUESDAY 4th JULY
EMIRATES OLD TRAFFORD: 17:00–22:30
Their Glastonbury performance was a certified killer; now, Radiohead have decided to take their OK Computer-dominated set national. As the original dates have been rescheduled from Manchester Arena following recent tragic events, you still have a chance to snap up the last remaining tickets if you’re lucky.
WEDNESDAY 5th JULY
itoldyouiwouldeatyou w/ SIBLING & POSSUM
BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB (LEEDS): 19:30–23:00
Moody and mellow, innovative and emotional, itoldyouiwouldeatyou are an outfit that’s expanded from Joey Ashworth’s bedroom project into a six-member strong rising star of the UK’s math rock scene. Check them out before they head abroad for their first European tour this summer; with sick support slots from post-rock/pop group Sibling and local lads Possum, it’s a night not to be missed.
THURSDAY 6th JULY
FOREVER CULT w/ JEKYLL & BOY GENIUS
THE CASTLE HOTEL: 19:30–23:00
You can get grooving to one of THE hottest Leeds bands this Thursday- because Forever Cult are coming to town. Signed to ace indie label Clue Records (Allusondrugs/TRASH/Avalanche Party), thumping basslines and scuzz-infused guitars have earned Forever Cult mass appreciation. Put your pre-orders in for the Homewrecker EP, out July 7th, now.
FRIDAY 7th JULY
COLD WAR KIDS w/ GENGAHR & BAD SEA
O2 RITZ: 19:00–23:00
American indie legends Cold War Kids return to the UK for the first time in four years, in support of their critically-acclaimed sixth studio album LA Divine. The lineup is completed with the additions of dreamy London quartet Gengahr and Dublin duo Bad Sea – two simply unmissable supports.
SATURDAY 8th JULY
NIGHT & DAY CAFE: 20:00–23:00
Heavenly Recordings’s latest DIY act, The Orielles are a thrashing Halifax outfit who have molded their Sonic Youth/Pixies influences into their own personal blend of 90’s infused guitar-pop. Infectiously catchy and repeatedly featured on “Breakthrough Artist” lists, catch the West Yorkshire trio at Night & Day before they’re selling out venues twice that size.
SUNDAY 9th JULY
THE ALMA INN (BOLTON): 19:00–23:00
Probably the biggest surprise of the week, established Pennsylvanian punk-rockers Beach Slang are hitting Bolton this Sunday. You read that right – Bolton. You can catch the quartet over at The Alma Inn, where the smaller venue will almost certainly house one of the most ferocious gigs of the quartet’s July European tour.