As the weather warms up and we near closer and closer to beer garden season, great live music acts roll into town. We are absolutely spoilt for choice in May at The Castle and Falcon, with acoustic singers and indie bangers for those sunny days, as well as tenacious, grungy acts for the when typical British rainy weather and dark knights ensue. Check out what’s coming up!
For you lucky lot, Rookes and DiDi are embarking on a double headline tour, stopping off at The Castle and Falcon on May 9th! Ethereal and haunting, Rookes bring electronic influences into indie pop. Completely juxtaposing is DiDi, a high octane spitfire of back talk and power. Both these artists bring a completely different sound that harmonise together – set to make a headline set like no other.
Female fronted four piece Bloxx will bring their heavy grunge influences and twisted alternative indie on May 11th. Much like the indie greats like Catfish and the Bottle Men and Arctic Monkeys – Bloxx take real life scenarios of Friday nights and Sunday hangovers and turn then into quick witted, heavy riffed indie bangers made for the main stage.
These hometown boys need no introduction – as anyone with their toe dipped in their local music scene know Riscas. The tropical infused indie tracks are the soundtrack to any summer and a huge hit in the Birmingham scene. Joined by Candid, The Clause and new line up additions The Cosmics (DJ set) – this event is set to be BIG. There’s only a handful of tickets left though, so be sure not to miss out.
Known for their impeccable story telling and tension building guitar riffs – Island bring a whole new wave of alternative music on May 18th. Their videos are the perfect compliment to the narratives hidden in their subdued verses and powerful choruses (helped by singer Rollo Doherty’s impressive voice) – all creating atmospheric indie with a punch.
For a night in some of the best in local music, be sure to check out Glass Ceilings, alongside Strange Ghost, Early Days, Take me Back November and Jen North on May 19th. Formerly known as Crossroads, Glass Ceilings are a four piece indie band from Solihull keeping music fans on their toes as they plan to release new music soon.
Combining walls of noise, raw energy and post punk melodies The Underground Youth create a captivating live experience that is not to be missed, this new tour will bring their most recent album “What Kind of Dystopian Hellhole is This?’ to The Castle and Falcon on May 21st, alongside Birmingham based garage, noise and punk band History of Sex.
Crash landing on earth for a hard rock show like no other are Sick N’ Beautiful. As their space ship is marooned on planet earth, these megalomaniacal electro/metal aliens will bring you a live show with insane visuals and stage persona’s that be way more than an out of this world experience on May 22nd.
Rising four piece band The Arosa will be live at The Castle and Falcon on May 25th, alongside BILK, Fruit, The Lids and Underground Storm. Originally forming in secondary school, The Arosa bring a strong electric pulse to all their tunes, and a wide variety of brit pop and indie influences.
Last but by no means least are The Destroyers playing on May 27th. This anarchic orchestra will be bringing a misfit of fiddles, guitars and horns along with their army of band mates – creating folk punk blended with shanty sea tales with videos inspired by life in Britain. This incredible live act should be circled in red in your diary – this group are the best act to close May for The Castle and Falcon – going out with a clash of horns, fiddles, spoken word and accordion.