Noise, noise, noise. You can’t really avoid it. Modern life rarely presents you with silence, so you might as well mindfully take control of what’s going into your ears as often as possible in your waking hours. This week’s Gigs of the Week includes all-day shows, afternoon shows and many an evening noisefest. Enjoy.

Thursday 7th June

Loose Tooth

Loose Tooth + ARXX + LDN + Slagheap – Stag & Hounds
This Melbourne three-piece describe their own sound as ‘haunting garage pop.’ With the reverb-drenched vocals of Etta Curry and Nellie Jackson, underpinned by Luc Dawson’s no-nonsense bass lines, it often feels like that critical moment in a night out where you’ve hit peak enjoyment and only a hangover can logically follow. But it’s so worth it. More here…

Hackney Colliery Band + Boca 45 + Mutant Vinyl – The Lanes
A nine-piece New Orleans-style brass band whose set includes jazzed-up versions of Toto’s ‘Africa’ and Nirvana’s ‘Heart-shaped Box,’ as well as frequently concluding with a tidy mash-up of The Prodigy’s ‘Out of Space’ and ‘Jericho’ could easily be pigeonholed into the novelty zone. Hackney Colliery Band are far too virtuosic and uplifting to be placed in such territory. They are the top brass. More here…

Warmduscher + Haze + Tropic – Exchange
If you saw Insecure Men in March at Thekla, then you’ve already seen 40% of Warmduscher. If you’ve already caught their second album, Whale City since its release on 1st June, you’ll know what they mean when they call it, “a playground for the people who have stepped above and beyond their comfort zone.” Potent post-punk provocation is a pre-requisite for a Warmduscher show. More here…

Friday 8th June

Bel Esprit

Bel Esprit + We Are Parkas – Hy-Brasil
When Bel Esprit put a song out a couple of years back called ‘Lose My Mind,’ there must have been a fair few people who proceeded to do precisely that (go completely ape) when listening to it live. This London/Southampton five-piece produce crashing waves of alt-rock. There’s no standing still when they gather momentum. More here…

Jordan Allen + The Malarkey + Socket + The DLX – Mothers Ruin
The Lancastrian town of Bolton has punched above its weight over the last few decades in turning out a disproportionate amount of talent. There must be something in the air. Channelling The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys and John Cooper Clarke, Jordan Allen skilfully blends chirpy, cheeky chappy-ness with an ear for poetic rhythms. Indie Tinder? Swipe right. More here…

Falling Stacks + Jesus Bolt + Evil Owl – Hydra Bookshop
Somewhere in the triangle between Fugazi, Shellac and that night it all went off in the pub (projectile furniture and everything), Falling Stacks are somewhat arresting. Considering that large industrial chimneys are also referred to as ‘stacks,’ they could easily use their music as a means of effective demolition. All this in a location usually associated with meditative quiet. More here…

Saturday 9th June

Palm

Palm + Zebrafi + Last Hyena – Louisiana
Palm didn’t get the memo on how to construct a four-piece band. They met at college, fancied making some co-ordinated noise and set about doing things their own sweet way. Textured guitars and vocals allow you to listen more intently to the unusually-foregrounded bass and drums. It makes for a sound that is excitingly fidgety and stimulating. More here…

Gin Birkins + Menstrual Cramps + Kiss Me Killer – Crofters Rights
Punka presents another top-rate triple-bill of badass Bristolian bands, linked together by interludes from dark-humoured, punk drag queen, Ruby Rawbone. The Gin Birkins will leave you buzzing with scuzz, fuzz and then nuzzle up with a woozy hug, after which Menstrual Cramps and Kiss Me Killer will shake you right up. More here…

LUMP

LUMP – Rough Trade
When Laura Marling met Mike Lindsay backstage at a Neil Young concert and they declared their mutual appreciation for each other’s work, who’d have thought that a collaboration would sound quite like LUMP’s self-titled debut album did. Nu-folk, electronica and sunny psych-pop combine with catchy and eclectic consequences. More here…

Shambaholic Records Showcase – Mothers Ruin
Lo-fi, DIY, try before you buy – Shambaholic Records present a selection of their finest artists for your delectation at The Mothers Ruin. Lykos and Cosmic Shambles set a harder-edged psychedelic scene, whilst Sam O’Connor’s sad-boy style and Daniel Law’s Dylanesque musings complete this attractive taster menu. More here…

Triptych – Exchange & Stag and Hounds
Gravy Train have put themselves one step beyond their comfort zone and are continuing to push the envelope with their debut one-dayer, with three stages split between The Exchange and The Stag and Hounds. Cast your eyes at the line-up and you’ll see the finest alternative acts, including Jesuits, Big Lad, Scalping, EBU, Spectres and the doom-rock headliners, Autobahn. More here…

Sunday 10th June

Laura Veirs

Laura Veirs + Amaroun – Thekla
Laura Veirs’ tenth solo album, The Lookout, is a work of beautiful folk-pop. Her voice is rich and enrapturing, be it combined with Neko Case and kd Lang in their recent collaboration, or on its own. Her songwriting is sensitive yet challenging. The recent album provides yet another set of cautionary messages about contemporary living and how compassion and community must not be lost. More here…

Breakfast Records Cider Sunday Matinée – Bristol Cider Shop
You ought to consider Sunday afternoon rather well spent if it’s devoted to appreciating three of life’s finest ingredients – music, fine beverages and excellent company. Breakfast Records give you just that opportunity, via Jamie Cruickshank, Ketibu, Pictures of Belgrade and Zander Sharp. That makes four of your five a day sorted and cider has apples in, so you ought to be nutritionally replete. More here…

Monday 11th June

Matt Maltese

Matt Maltese – Rough Trade
Three days after his debut album, Bad Contestant is let loose, Matt Maltese comes to Rough Trade to give some of these fresh songs an airing. You’ll have heard numerous phrases recently that talk about musicians in their very early twenties from the thriving South London scene. Matt Maltese rightfully earns his place on that current wave. His melancholy wit can make him sound like Father John Misty’s long-lost brother. More here…

Wednesday 13th June

Ghostface Killah – Trinity
When you consider the past identity of the Trinity Centre, this sold-out Ghostface Killah show only serves as proof of how far a building’s usage can change. This hip-hop heavyweight is on a tour of smaller venues than he’d usually grace, so if you like your stories gritty and intimate, and you’ve managed to land yourself a ticket, then this is the gig for you. More here…

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