Let’s get one thing straight: We’re not messing about in May. We’re bringing you some of the newest bands everyone is dying to get ahold of, fresh from releasing brand spanking new material. Whether you’re into the indie bangers, melodic folk pop or… rock and roll preachers? We have you covered.
If you’re after high octane, incredibly intricate guitars, look no further than the mighty Buck and Evans hitting up Birmingham on May 4th. Emotional soul and full bodied rock and roll entwine perfectly within this Cardiff based quartet, an unquestionably major talent debuting brand new tracks for the first time. Support hails from The Rainbreakers.
A band that have been bubbling away for some time, now bounding into the charts with their debut self titled album. Liverpool’s SPINN have gained quite a cult following with their addictive, bittersweet indie pop. Fans of Birmingham’s unforgettable B-Town bands by like Peace, Swim Deep and Superfood will fall head over heels for these lovable rogues on Thursday, May 16th. Support comes from Arcade Hearts and George Pannell.
Round up the pentecostal posse and get ready to repent in the name of Sexy Jesus… the one and only festival swingers and crowd pleasing winners Oh My God! It’s The Church are crash landing in Birmingham on Friday, May 17th. Expect games, stories and gospel covers of festival favourite hits, as well as their brand new single ‘Preachin’. We can promise you, you’ve never seen anything like this all singing, all dancing, all sinnin’ collective here to rinse your sins with the holy water of Absinthe.
Life At The Arcade, another band that need to be seen to be believed. If you’re a sucker for upbeat indie pop (much like Radio X and BBC 6 Music who have sung their praises) then this Liverpool band are for you. This year has seen Life At The Arcade release their new banger ‘Tabloids’, leading the way for a huge year for this brand new band. Catch them live in Birmingham on Friday, May 24th.
Closing off the monumental month we have one of Birmingham’s rising stars Ivory Wave bringing their stellar set up of Britpop infused beats and no-fuss indie as part of the first ever BBC Introducing West Midlands Showcase. They’re joined by Karkosa, the Birmingham enigma with a huge cult following in South Korea, driving indie force to be reckoned with La Dharma and loads more acts you need to know about. After supporting Marsicans and the hugely popular The DMA’s this year, Ivory Wave are on a collision course for success, catch them in an intimate setting for (what could be) the last time on Friday, May 31st.