Spring is just round the corner, albeit round quite a long, snowy and bloody freezing corner. We must remain undaunted and let our hearts, minds and ears be warmed by the power of music.

Saturday is definitely one of those spoilt-for-choice, ‘need to be in four places at once’ days. Tuesday has a clash of many outrageous young talents. Even if you have to get to these events by dog sled, here are our Gigs of the Week that no power of the elements should drag you away from. And remember – “Watch out where the huskies go, and don’t you eat that yellow snow.”

Thursday 1st March

Eyre Llew

Eyre Llew + Poisonous Birds + Emma Shoosmith – Mothers Ruin
Eyre Llew, ambient post-rockers from Nottingham, have been compared to Sigur Ròs. Their debut album in 2017 was called Atelo, an obscure prefix meaning incomplete. They sound like the finished article to me. Get along and enjoy the ‘Havoc’. More here…

Deco + Jubilee Park + Jasper Storey – Hy-Brasil
This duo will bring you bright and breezy electro pop with a similar sonic ethos to Two Door Cinema Club. Bright and breezy in Bristol’s streets = effin’ freezing. Bright and breezy indoors at Hy-Brasil = scorching. More here…

Friday 2nd March

K.Flay

K.Flay + PLYA – Thekla
San Fransisco-based indie/hip hop singer songwriter, K.Flay has songs called ‘FML’, ‘Can’t Sleep’ and ‘We Hate Everyone’. If you wish to buy into this lively and tuneful pop melancholy, Thekla on Friday is the place to be. More here…

Seprona + Bravo Sierra + Or Else – Mothers Ruin
A five-piece with imposing indie rock sonics and pushy, challenging lyrics, Seprona are yet another fine band to come out of Liverpool. Recent single, ‘Who Won The War’ suggests that the listener set the first bombs off. If they were f-bombs of delighted approval, then I’m not surprised. More here…

Here Lies Man + The Evil Usses + Olanza – Exchange
Marcos Garcia, was a member of the Afrobeat band, Antibalas, until he had a hankering for riff-rich psychedelic rock, which he used to great effect on last year’s acclaimed, self-titled  album. More here…

Saturday 3rd March

Table Scraps

Table Scraps + Yo No Se +  Captain Süün – The Trap
On the shiny, new Zen Ten label, (scoring close to a perfect ten with its first releases) Table Scraps headline The Trap with tracks from their new album, Autonomy – garage rock suffused with strains of goth, glam and US punk. This is a band to get excited about for 2018. More here…

Lonely Tourist + Jim Lang – Salt Café
Lonely Tourist is the alter ego of Paul Tierney, a Glaswegian based in Bristol. If you noticed an actual lonely tourist, you would quickly go and lend an ear and offer some sympathetic listening. Join him as he launches his album, Remuneration, with a full band, on either Saturday or Sunday. More here…

Sheafs + Rainmaker + The Malarkey – Crofters Rights
If it’s menacing, full-on, spiky post-punk sound you seek, Sheffield five-piece, Sheafs ought to give you what you require. They have supported the likes of Idles and The Vryll Society. Check out ‘This is Not a Protest’. It sounds like a protest. More here…

Marsicans + Vistas + George Glew – Louisiana
In their own words, Marsicans represent where “upbeat indie meets dirty pop”. The dirt comes in the form of an examination of life’s imperfections. Listen to recent release, ‘Wake Up Freya’ and you’ll see why they were on Clean Cut Kid’s touring bill last year. More here…

Sunday 4th March

Tugboat Captain + Olive Haigh – Hy-Brasil
For lovers of euphemism, Alexander Sokolow’s six-piece band offers the prospect of “tugging you off into the night” with their melodically rich indie tunes. In a port city, why not let these accomplished musical pilots steer your mood this Sunday night? Anyone made the seamen joke yet? More here…

Monday 5th March

Everything Everything + Pumarosa – Colston Hall
They’ve had more than a decade of prominence, containing four studio albums, and earning a Mercury nomination and a devoted following. August 2017’s A Fever Dream ought still to feel fresh and exciting in the live setting. Support from Pumarosa almost makes this a mini-festival. More here…

Once and Future Band + Radiators – Crofters Rights
Try to listen to the opening of January’s ‘I’ll Be Fine’ and see if you can resist the Californian prog-psych quartet, Once and Future Band. If you like a bit of The Lemon Twigs or Foxygen, but with less goofing and more gravitas, then their Yes, ELO and Pink Floyd-influenced rock ought to start your week off splendidly. More here…

Tuesday 6th March

Tom Misch

Tom Misch + Poppy Ajudha – O2 Academy
Another outrageous young talent – 21-year-old singer songwriter, MC and DJ, Tom Misch is one of Loyle Carner’s big mates. He sang on Carner’s ‘Damselfly’ and Carner reciprocated on his ‘Water Baby’ recently. Influenced equally by J Dilla and jazz, he’s a tantalising prospect. More here…

Sam Fender + Brooke Bentham + Joe Probert – Louisiana
A young man with a guitar that doesn’t sound weedily introspective, or like loads of other young blokes with guitars? That’ll be why Sam Fender was a BBC Sound of 2018 nominee. The Newcastle indie singer songwriter has supported Declan McKenna and Michael Kiwanuka recently. He’s so good, they named a guitar after him. More here…

Caro + Youth – Crofters Rights
There’s an intriguing quality to Caro that is curiously tricky to define. There is no better summation of Caro than Steve Lamacq’s, so I’ll leave you with that: “Alice in Wonderland as if written by Morrissey, whilst channeling Dr Seuss, Alan Bennett and PJ Harvey.” More here…

Mahalia – Thekla
Beginning a run of dates that take her to major European hotbeds, like Berlin, Paris and Norwich, Mahalia is back in Bristol for the second time in six months. For a new and young artist, she has a remarkably assured R&B sound, as you can hear on her latest track, ‘Proud of Me’. More here…

Wednesday 7th March

Mutant Monster + Disorder – Exchange
Up from the depths, twenty storeys high, breathing fire, head in the sky, Tokyo noise merchants, Mutant Monster, arrive at The Exchange, backed by Disorder. Sounds like the best B movie ever. You must watch this. More here…

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