4th: JUDAS – 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth
Alt-rock outfit JUDAS are set to take Bournemouth’s 60 Million Postcards by storm. The London based quartet have created a solid name for themselves, with prestigious radio plays, amongst their excessive touring and festival slots. Singer John Clancy’s (brother of Abbey Clancy) vocals are reminiscent of early U2 and Kings of Leon, with his strong and powerful lyrics. Catch JUDAS on this tour because they’re growing quickly and may not be playing in such intimate venues next time around.

13th: CloseUp Festival – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London
Our pals over at CloseUp Promotions are putting on their second festival, this time taking place in London. Grab yourself a cheap ticket (via DICE) and join us to catch some of the best bands around at the moment. Ekkah, Kyko and Jerry Williams are playing alongside our faves Marsicans so be sure not to miss out. Tickets are £15.

15th: Declan McKenna – Thekla, Bristol
Ahead of his debut album What Do You Think About The Car?, Declan McKenna is doing a UK tour, kicking it all off in quirky venue Thekla, in the heart of Bristol. Tipped by almost everyone for 2017, you’d wanna make sure not to miss out on your local show as he’ll be upping his venue sizes in no time.

17th: The Island Club – The Haunt, Brighton
With their last hometown headline show success, The Island Club are stepping it up a notch with their next gig taking place at The Haunt. Arguably one of the best new bands to come out of Brighton, and with their debut track reigning in over 1 million plays on Spotify, this show is going to be a special one.

18-20th: The Great Escape – Brighton
Brighton’s annual festival is almost amongst us, and whether you’re a music fanatic or you just fancy browsing to see what bands are on offer, The Great Escape has plenty on offer. With only limited tickets left on sale we’d recommend pocketing one in the next few days. If you can’t afford a ticket or don’t think it’s your cuppa’ tea, then head on down for the Alternative Escape, with free entry to all venues, you’ll be bound to find an new band you love. – Keep an eye out for our post on who to catch at this year’s event.

20th: Clean Cut Kid – o2 Academy, Liverpool
Hometown shows are always memorable ones and with the release of their debut album this Friday (5th May) Clean Cut Kid are bound to make this one exciting. The feel-good indie pop quartet will have you bopping and singing along to almost every song with their catchy lyrics and effortless riffs, so catch them on the fuzzy tour while you can. P.s. tour support comes from Get Inuit, what more could you want?

27th: Circa Waves – Sebright Arms
With their second album gracing us in March, Circa Waves were set to play a pre-album/tour intimate show at London’s Sebright Arms for DIY Magazine. Due to venue issues out of the band’s control the gig had to get postponed and May is the month for it. If you’re one of the lucky ones who managed to grab a ticket, we’ll see you down the front. If not, keep an eye out for resale tickets, because an intimate gig with Circa Waves is definitely set to be fun-filled.

30th: Idle Frets – Prince Albert, Brighton
Fan Club promotions are set to showcase their latest gig at the Prince Albert, this time hosting the Brighton leg of Idle Frets‘ current tour. Joining them on the night are Brighton locals Charlie And The Villas, and Voodoo and the Crypts, both bands are storming their way through the city. If you can’t pop along to this date, catch Idle Frets in Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, Southampton, and a few other cities.


Written by Tara Matthews
Image Source: The Island Club/Sam Shaw

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