It may technically still be summer summer, but the UK’s segue into autumn has been as rapid as ever. Thankfully, with the help of some excellent gigs this week there’s plenty to warm your soul with. We’ve been looking ahead to a fine selection of October offerings for you to get stuck into…
Monday 8th: Morcheeba (Gorilla),
// Trip-hop stalwarts Morcheeba get us started this week week, returning to the live stage with a short UK tour following the release of latest album ‘Blaze Away’.
// LA electronic outfit The Black Queen visit Deaf Institute following the release of sophomore album ‘Infinite Games’, whilst London’s pop sensation Mnek visits Gorilla on a short run of headline October dates.
// Ethereal alt-folk songsmith BC Camplight makes a welcome return at Gorilla with latest album ‘Deportation Blues’ still finding fans, with Manchester now being his adopted hometown. Celebrating the release of their National Poetry Day record ‘EP2’, UnFOLD have announced their first UK tour, heading to Band On The Wall for a stellar night of live performance featuring five incredible spoken word artists, alongside a full band and the London String Collective with visual art by Joanna Layla. Read our full preview here.
Thursday 11th: Hollie Cook (Academy 2)
// Ex-Slits singer Hollie Cook visits with latest LP ‘Vessel Of Love’ still fresh on the shelves, bringing charm and good vibes to Academy 2.
// The John Butler Trio make their long-awaited return to Europe with a brand new live format on the cards. Chase & Status guest vocalist and BBC Sound Of 2017 longlister Tom Grennan treats crowds to his mountainous voice with his biggest Manchester show to date at Academy 1.
// Back at the Albert Hall, noughties’ heroes The Coral are still proving their worth supporting latest album ‘Move Through the Dawn’. YES welcomes Gwenno with support from Adwaith and Soup Kitchen keeps the doors open ’til 4am with funk and soul disco WAX.
Sunday 14th: Anteros (Soup Kitchen)
// Expect a dose of The Cure, Arcade Fire and Cardigans-influenced alt-rock as we end the week with London indie pop four-piece Anteros, fronted by Laura Hayden.
That’s your lot! For full listings see our calendar.