Hello and welcome, to this week’s edition of Spindle’s Gigs Of The Week. As ever, we’ll be giving our opinion on what we think are the absolute must-see shows this week. So sit back and relax/get your diaries out.
PAWS – SHACKLEWELL ARMS, LONDON – THURSDAY 13TH FEBRUARY
The Glasgow based 90’s grunge/pop-punk three piece return to London on Thursday, ahead of the release of their sophomore full length record – set for release later this year on FatCat Records. It’s going to be one hell of a party.
FAMY – THE GROSVENOR, LONDON – THURSDAY 13TH FEBRUARY
OK, so if you don’t fancy going to see Paws in London tomorrow night, then you’ve got a fair few alternatives, including Cloud Control, Young Fathers, and Courtney Barnett all on the same night – talk about be being spoilt for choice. But really, if Paws aren’t quite up your street, then we really think you should go check out FAMY at The Grosvenor. The folk/rock quartet have been careful perfecting their craft over the past couple of years, and with the release of their ‘Donkey” EP penned for March 10th via Transgressive, this could be your last chance to see the band at such a small venue.
LOVEPARK – THE OLD BLUE LAST, LONDON – FRIDAY 14TH FEBRUARY
Utilising huge melodies, soaring vocals, and delicate guitar lines, Lovepark are certainly an interesting and very exciting proposition. Their latest track ‘Jester’ has been given the nod of approval from Huw Stephens, and they play The Old Blue Last on Valentine’s Day, how romantic. Not to be missed.
Japanese math-rock instrumentalists LITE have built up quite a reputation for themselves as one of the finest live acts in, well, probably the world. In the same ilk as fellow Japanese instrumental acts like mouse on the keys and Toe, LITE are furiously experimental, and very technically gifted. This is LITE’s first UK/EU tour for over 2 years, and support on the night comes blood and biscuits label-mates, Brighton’s The Physics House Band.
THE NEIGHBOURHOOD – XOYO, LONDON – MONDAY 17TH FEBRUARY
Californian hip hop/alternative rock/RnB/whatever you want to call it-quartet ‘The Neighbourhood’ were on the tip of everyone’s tongues this time last year. A year later and the band have successfully released their debut album ‘I Love You’, toured the world, built up an enormous following of self proclaimed “hoodlums”, and on Monday, they bring their irresistible live show to XOYO. Hoodlums, assemble.
Words: Joly Checketts