As we move into August (how are we almost two thirds of the way through the year already?!), This Week in Live brings you a mixture of rock acts who are all worth checking out. From the heavier sounds coming from the likes of Funeral For A Friend and Ashestoangels, to the lighter and more laidback sounds produced by The Levellers and Youth Club, there really is something for everyone who loves rock music. Be sure not to waste your summer evenings and go and see some live performances!
Ashestoangels: New grave favourites Ashestoangels will be joined by The Dead XIII and Forever, My Love at the Barfly in London for the penultimate date of their British Horror Story Tour. The four-piece were this year nominated for Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards and have also released a new grave and live version of their third studio record Horror Cult. If the band’s PIT CAMs are anything to go by, you’ll be in for a pretty mental time if you fancy heading to the capital. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link with tickets priced at £8.45.
Less Than Jake: An American pop punk band who formed over two decades ago back in 1992, Less Than Jake will be hitting Portsmouth’s Wedgewood Rooms. The band’s drummer Vinnie Fiorello was one half of the duo that set up independent record label Fueled By Ramon, who currently boast the likes of Panic! At The Disco, Gym Class Heroes and Paramore among their active artists. Less Than Jake have an extensive back catalogue having released eight studio albums and are sure to put on a fun night. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link with tickets priced at £14.50.
Youth Club: An indie-pop group from Southend-on-Sea, Youth Club will be arriving in Southampton to play at The Joiners. When the six-piece self released their debut EP Colours it stormed the official independent singles charts reaching No. 25 and charted at No. 7 in the iTunes alternative charts. They draw comparisons to Two Door Cinema Club and have recently released another EP in the form of Brothers. Expect RnB vocals, electronic keys and guitar licks that create crisp, dance orientated pop. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link with tickets priced at £6.
The Levellers: Brighton-based folk rock band The Levellers will be in West Yorkshire to perform at The Picturedrome before heading off to Kendall Calling at the weekend. The name of the band is drawn from the Levellers, a 17th Century radical democracy movement founded in England during the English Civil War. A film A Curious Life, about the band and centred on bassist Jeremy Cunningham, was released in June 2014. So if you’re up for a laidback evening with chilled vibes, go check these guys out. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link with tickets priced at £22.
The Dandy Warhols: An alternative rock back from Portland, Oregan The Dandy Warhols have had four top 20 singles in the UK charts. Those singles are ‘Horny as a Dandy’, ‘We Used To Be Friends’, ‘Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth’ and the highest charting single out of the four ‘Bohemian Like You’ which peaked at number five in 2000. They haven’t released a new album since 2012’s This Machine but their extensive back catalogue makes up for that. You can catch this charismatic four-piece at The Ritz in Manchester. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link with tickets priced at £15.
Funeral For A Friend: Welsh four-piece Funeral For A Friend are one of those bands that have been through a lot of transitions since their formation in 2001. Not only have they had a total of thirteen band members, but that has probably been the reason behind their musical transitions too. However the band have gone back to the roots more recently and have started to produce a more hardcore sound as opposed to alternative rock tracks that saw them move into the mainstream. They will be at the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link with tickets priced at £12.