The Happening: w/e 12th February

September Girls

Dublin quintet September Girls return on 8th April with the ten track Age of Indignation via Fortuna POP! The band head to SXSW in March and embark on a UK/IRL tour in April and May. Check out the video for album track ‘Love No One’ below.


15th : Grand Social, Dublin
16th : Cyprus Avenue, Cork
29th:  Laverys, Belfast


15th: Arts Club Loft, Liverpool
16th: O2 ABC2, Glasgow
17th: O2 Academy 3, Birmingham
18th: O2 Academy 2, Oxford
19th: O2 Academy 2 Islington, London
20th: Full Moon, Cardiff

Nordic four-piece Liima have premiered the video for their debut single ‘Amerika’, from their forthcoming album ii, out on 18th March. The Finnish word for ‘glue’, Liima is a new band formed by Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönnkö plus Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg of Danish act Efterklang. They play the following British dates in April:

11 – London, Rich Mix
12 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
13 – Edinburgh, Summerhall Arts Venue
14 – Glasgow, CCA
15 – Manchester, Deaf Institute
16 – Brighton, Patterns

Brawlers re-release their debut album Romantic Errors of Our Youth on vinyl for the first time via Alcopop Records (8th April). The vinyl will be released on limited edition Reign in Blood Red and Black Splatter and comes with the complete original record in full, plus three special acoustic versions of key tracks.

Singer Harry George Johns said “We’re so excited about this vinyl release – we’re all audiophiles – but what’s really incredible is that after a year of solid touring, taking us all around Europe and even to Australia – so many people were asking for the album on vinyl, and we’re really proud to finally meet that demand. Plus I’m stoked on the extra tracks too, I think they show a really interesting side to the band.”

vangoffey, the latest project from Supergrass’ Danny Goffey, releases a single, ‘Sucker’, on 14th March. They also play London Social on the day of the single release and Frome Wheatsheaf the following night.

Copenhagen’s Lust For Youth release their new album Compassion on 18th March via Sacred Bones Records. The band are set to play a London show on 22nd April at the Moth Club. More UK dates are likely later in the year.

Cheshire ‘ambient punks’ Simmer release debut album Paper Prisms on 29th February via Dog Knights Productions. The head out on tour with Leatherneck and Water Canvas later this month:

27th February – London, Old Blue Last
28th February – Manchester, Retro Bar
29th February – Leeds, Venue TBC
1st March – Sheffield, Tye Dye HQ
2nd March – Bristol, Stag & Hound
3rd March – Brighton, Sticky Mike’s
4th March – Southsea, House Show
5th March – Southampton, Planet Sounds

Merseyside psych rockers Pure Joy release their debut album Bang Flower on 1st April. Check out preview track ‘Katie’s Gone Home’ below.

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