ADULT JAZZ – SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS, LONDON – WEDNESDAY 5TH FEBRUARY
Leeds’ Adult Jazz have reportedly been slaving away for the past 3 years, writing and recording their as-yet-untitled debut album, and earlier this year they offered up a glimpse into the fruit of their labour, with the release of double A-side single “Am Gone”/”Springful”. The two tracks display wonderfully considered, progressive song writing – sprinkled with hints of blues, and pop melodies aplenty. Tickets for tonight’s show, and their hometown show tomorrow evening were snapped up pretty quick, but if you’re one of the lucky few to have parted with your money at the right time, well you’re no doubt in for an absolute treat.
MICHAEL A GRAMMAR – THE OLD BLUE LAST, LONDON – THURSDAY 6TH FEBRUARY
Combining both dreamy shoegaze, with atmospheric, eerie pop inflected psychedelia, Michael A Grammar are a band that have certainly turned quite a few heads over the last 6 months, and on Thursday, the Nottingham born quartet are bringing their sounds to the legendary Old Blue Last. Support on the night comes from fellow Notts based noise rock trio Kagoule, and Londoners Whistlejacket
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JOANNA GRUESOME – POWER LUNCHES, LONDON – FRIDAY 7TH FEBRUARY
Flying the flag for Welsh grunge/punk/noise rock, whatever you wanna call it, are Joanna Gruesome – and they’re a force to be reckoned with. Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album “Weird Sister” towards the end of last year, the band have seen their stocks grow ten-fold, and with extensive UK tour plans set in stone, and seemingly the whole of the music press behind them, 2014 is their’s for the taking. They play Power Lunches Arts Cafe in Haggerston on Friday.
Now heading down South, two of the world’s (yes world’s) finest math-rock trios are gracing the Green Door Store stage in Brighton on Sunday night. California’s Tera Melos are making a rare appearance on our shores, and support comes from the excellent Tangled Hair. If you’re by any chance out and about in Brighton this weekend, you’d be a fool not to choose this as your Sunday night entertainment.
Anna Calvi’s eponymous debut album in 2011 saw her being touted as the future of “serious music” – whatever that means. She then followed it up with the release of her second full-length “One Breath” in October last year, which firmly cemented her reputation as one of the UK’s finest singer songwriters in the game. She plays The Temple at the Digbeth Institute next Monday evening, with support coming from one of 2014’s most exciting prospects, Woman’s Hour.
Words: Joly Checketts