Another Friday the 13th looms ominously on the horizon, but thankfully we’re finding it easy to stay positive on a week packed with excellent shows. Read on for some of our favourites over the next seven days of music in the city…

Monday 9th: Let’s Eat Grandma (Deaf Institute)

// The curiously-titled Let’s Eat Grandma get us started this week, following up the cult success of their debut album ‘I, Gemini,’ with new singles ‘Hot Pink’ and ‘Falling Into Me’.

Tuesday 10th: Minami Deutsch (Soup Kitchen)

// Japan’s formidable psychedelic krautrock troupe Minami Deutsch are back in town, no doubt selling out Soup Kitchen this week. Their appearance at Soup last year went down a little something like this.

Wednesday 11th: Isaac Gracie (Gorilla)

// Young troubabour Isaac Gracie supports latest EP ‘The Death of You and I’, along with the impending release of his eponymous debut album with a short UK tour.

Thursday 12th: October Drift (Night & Day Café)

// Rising indie four-piece October Drift drop into Night & Day building on a strong word-of-mouth, possessing a reputation for raucous live shows.

Friday 13th: Frank Turner (Academy), Porches (Deaf Institute), Bryan Ferry (The Apollo), The 100 Club (Sandinista)

// Unlucky for some, we’ve done our best to pick out some treats on offer this Friday 13th. Folk-pop’s shining light Frank Turner returns to the city, a perfect opportunity to catch the singer-songwriter if you missed out on those £2000 tickets to attend his punk rock summer camp… Aaron Maine’s synth-pop vehicle Porches supports new album ‘The House’, while Roxy Music head honcho Bryan Ferry continues to add to his credentials with his latest tour. Following high demand from other parts of the country, Liverpudlian nightlife staple Liquidation are making the short journey up the M62 to bring us new night The 100 Club, taking over the basement of Sandinista from 10pm .Read our full preview here.

Saturday 14th: The Orielles (Gorilla), Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (The Albert Hall), Dua Lipa (The Apollo)

// Soulful master of modern RnB Nathaniel Rateliff is heading back out on the road, bringing his vintage R&B combo The Night Sweats to the Albert Hall. Read our full preview here. Indie trio The Orielles make the short trip from Halifax building on their quick rise, while pop senstation Duo Lipa begins the first of twin nights at The Apollo.

Sunday 15th: Aquilo (Gorilla)

// The Lake District’s dream-pop duo Aquilo are all set for the release of their highly anticipated second album ‘ii’ on the 4th May, building on the success of last year’s debut. Listen to latest single ‘Seagull’ below.

See you next week!

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