1st: Southsea Fest – Portsmouth
Potentially the best metropolitan festival there is returns once again, this time bigger than before. Albert Road, Portsmouth is known for it’s huge array of venues but now the festival is expanding to branch out to major venue, Pyramids which has hosted many icons over the years. The festival has an amazing line-up including Mystery Jets, Lucy Rose and Little Comets, but to name a few. Tickets are a bargain at only £20, grab ’em while you can.
6th: The Pigeon Detectives – The Wardrobe, Leeds
Fulfil some of your indie dreams by catching The Pigeon Detectives on their upcoming tour; covering a heck load of cities in small and cosy venues will be the best chance you’ll ever get. Due to their impending fifth album release the Yorkshire boys wanted to do a mini tour to get us excited, and oh boy did it work. If you’re in need of an upbeat, ecstatic live show then this is the gig for you.
11th: Xockha – The Victoria, London
Hailing from the Isle of Wight, indie rockers Xockha (bit of a mouthful) are jumping aboard the ferry and heading mainland. Bagging themselves a variety of dates including Brighton’s Sticky Mikes and The Joiners, Southampton, these boys have secured a banging London spot for themselves. Head on down for an evening full of great tunes and a lot of fun.
14th: Spring King – Academy 2, Manchester
After the release of their debut album the Spring King lads have conquered their way through festival season, and as much as we love a good ol’ festie, nothing beats seeing your favourite band in a teeny, tiny venue. Head on down to your nearest venue and catch em play our fave song Detroit.
15th: Drowners – Lennons, Southampton
New York’s finest indie dreamboats are making their way back to the UK for another post-album tour this time in awe of the success of second release On Desire. The boys played their debut Southampton show at The Joiners back in 2014 supporting fellow Yanks and pals Skaters. The band have kept on growing since and are back bigger than ever. Try and see them on this tour as it may well be your last chance at seeing them in such intimate venues.
20th: Marsicans – Bleach, Brighton
As a result of their recent EP release, The Absence EP, the Marsicans lads are touring the UK and are stopping off at Brighton’s Bleach for a gig run by our pals at Close Up Promotions. Being Brighton locals, we were begging Marsicans to come by after a smashing set at 110 Above Festival. We’re excited to see what they’ve got up their sleeves for their headline live show, come along and find out too! Tickets are only £6.
25th: Clean Cut Kid – Prince Albert, Brighton
Everyone’s favourite Scousers are back. Despite their non-stop summer of festivals every weekend, they are about to embark on a massive headline tour and we wish we could go to every date. You’ve gotta pop along to a show and support them with a little bum wiggle and bop, or two; because you can’t help but dance. If you’re yet to hear their latest release, in the form of an EP, then 1) have you been living under a rock? and 2) go buy it now!
26th: Howland – Gwdihw Cafe Bar, Cardiff
Brighton based indie rockers are setting sail on their biggest tour to date by branching out into cities they are yet to visit, Bristol, Leeds and Cardiff in particular. The tour is in celebration of their soon to be released second single Hide. Here at Cracked Vinyl we can’t wait to see what these boys have in store and would definitely recommend visiting your nearest venue to catch them. For now, check out their debut single Callout.
30th: High Tyde – Concorde 2, Brighton
Brighton boys High Tyde are once again heading out on another tour, this time they’re back with their biggest hometown show to date. High Tyde bring that beloved indie dance pop and a bunch of dance moves to their live shows, really going all out. Make sure you head on down to celebrate the night with them. It’ll feel like you’re at one of their infamous house parties and just dancing the night away with your friends.
Written by Tara Matthews
Band pictured: Howland