1st: Fur, Seats & Beetniks – Bleach, Brighton
This is a special event put on by some of our friends over at Live Medicine Promotions, and we’re so excited to head on over. If you’re out and about in Brighton on the 1st then pop along and check out some new talent and support the local acts!
4th : The Sherlocks – The Joiners, Southampton
After breaking nearly the entire UK, The Sherlocks embark on their most recent headline tour. Hailing from Sheffield, The Sherlocks have played a huge array of successful shows, including a recent support slot on The Libertines UK tour. These boys are sure to conquer near and far so check em out at your local venue while you still can.
12th: Elixir – The Joiners, Southampton
Southampton’s prog-rock quartet Elixir are hitting their spiritual home, The Joiners to celebrate the release of their EP, Black… And White. This ever-growing band are surely ones to check out, even if it is just to hear their brilliant Hendrix Foxy Lady cover.
14th: King Charles – Concorde 2, Brighton
After the release of his latest album, King Charles has set off on another UK tour. Despite the fact he is breaking his usual tradition of touring for a whole month, this tour is still one we are anticipating greatly. Stops on his tour include Engine Rooms, Southampton and Sheffield’s Leadmill as well as this show on Valentine’s Day at Concorde 2 in Brighton.
15th: The Magic Gang – 100 Club, London
Brighton slackers The Magic Gang are headlining London’s world famous 100 Club as part of the annual NME Awards Shows. The band are no strangers to the Awards Shows, having supported Swim Deep at the 2014 event at Camden’s KOKO. Support at The 100 Club comes from Willie J Healey and Tempesst.
18th: Blossoms – Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
Blossoms are a band that have not stopped growing. They have been relentlessly gigging since their formation in 2013 and look set to be a staple in your iTunes Library for years to come. Having supported The Libertines, Courteeners, The Charlatans and Noel Gallagher, the Stockport boys are embarking on their biggest headline tour to date including this stop at Bournemouth’s Old Fire Station. Support comes from The Vryll Society and Warrington’s Viola Beach.
19th: Spring King – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Spring King are making a name for themselves all over the UK by supporting Slaves, Spector and Mac DeMarco and the time has come for them to take off on their own headline tour. This date at Manchester’s 300 capacity Deaf Institute has already sold out and it’s not hard to see why.
21st: Little Comets – Concorde 2, Brighton
Newcastle’s finest indie band are out on yet another UK tour, and this stop at what seems to be one of their regular stomping grounds, Brighton’s Concorde 2, takes our pick as the most exciting date. The show looks sure to be a sell out and we can’t wait. Support comes from Minnesota’s Hippo Campus, a band signed to Transgressive.
23rd: Fickle Friends – Waterfront, Norwich
After ending 2015 by signing to Universal Publishing, Fickle Friends had to start this year off with a bang and certainly delivered by signing to Polydor Records, home of Haim and The 1975. The Brighton based quintet are setting off on a 28 date nationwide tour which will span all of February and half of March, including this visit to Norwich’s Waterfront supported by labelmates Clean Cut Kid as well as local lads Odder Seas.
25th: Public Access TV – Birthdays, London
New York’s Public Access TV are playing their own show during the NME Awards Shows, hosted at Dalston venue, Birthdays. Despite living approximately 3,500 miles from the UK, the band are certainly no strangers here; they have supported Circa Waves and The Strokes as well as playing Brighton’s Great Escape Festival.
Written by Tara Matthews & Lee Vincent