As we enter the first week of September (seriously, where has this year gone already?!) The Edge have compiled another list of artists you should think about checking out this week if you fancy going to see some live music.
This Week in Live brings you a former Black Parade guitarist, X Factor finalists, Canadian childhood friends, a progressive rock band who have been around since the 60’s, a former BBC Sound of nominee, a band whose bearded frontman has a poorly leg, and a festival boasting a host of top artists in its lineup. Go check ’em out kids.
Frnkiero Andthe Cellabration: Former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero will be travelling to Ireland with his band The Cellabration to play Bar Sub in Belfast. Last year saw the release of his debut album since going solo, Stomacheaches, to high critical acclaim, with both Kerrang! and Rock Sound featuring the album in their top 50 rock albums of the year. Renowned for being one of the nicest men in rock, Iero has proven that he has the potential to be just as good on his own as he was in arguably one of the biggest rock bands of the 21st Century. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced at £16.50.
Only The Young: Since finishing seventh on last year’s X Factor, four-piece Only The Young have signed a record deal with Warner Music and have played numerous headline shows up and down the country. Tuesday sees Mikey, Parisa, Betsy and Charlie travel to London to play at the Barfly in Camden. Whilst on Simon Cowell’s premier talent show, the group gained a loyal following who were drawn to their quirky and upbeat style. There is no doubt that their show in the capital will be fun, if not anything else. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced at £15.
Alvvays: A Canadian indie-pop five-piece from Toronto, Alvvays will be in the South West of England to play The Fleece in Bristol. The group released their self-titled debut album in July of last year and have thus far released four singles, all of which were taken from Alvvays. Vocalist Molly Rankin and keyboard player Kerri MacLellan have been friends since childhood and started playing with guitarist Alec O’Hanley in high school. Bassist Brian Murphy and drummer Phil MacIsaac are the newest members of the band. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced at £12.
King Crimson: A progressive rock band who were formed in London back in 1968, King Crimson will be in the Welsh capital to plat Cardiff’s St David’s Hall. To date the seven-piece have released thirteen studio albums, with the most recent coming in the form of 2003’s The Power To Believe. The group’s sophomore record, In the Wake of Poseidon, was there highest charting record when it peaked at number four in the UK album charts in 1970. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced between £39.50 and £65.
Angel Haze: Raee’n Roes Wilson, better known by their stage name Angel Haze, is a singer and rapper from Detroit in the United States. They will be playing Birthdays in London on Friday. Haze is openly pansexual and earlier this year came out as agender, revealing that they prefer to gender neutral pronouns. They will be self-releasing their sophomore record, Back to the Woods, later this month, to follow on from 2013’s debut Dirty Gold. The 23-year old has been nominated for numerous awards so far in her career, including BBC’s Sound of 2013 and Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the BET Awards. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced at £10.
Foo Fighters: The nicest man in rock will be bringing his band back to the UK to play the shows at the Milton Keynes Bowl and Murrayfield after their Wembley Stadium dates earlier this year were cancelled following his leg break in Sweden back in June. Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters were also meant to headline Glastonbury, but had to pull out due to the injury. The Seattle-based five-piece will be supported by The Stooges frontman Iggy Pop and Brighton rockers Royal Blood. If you’re lucky enough to be attending one of the three dates, you will be attending one of the most anticipated set of gigs from a band in recent memory. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced at £65.
Friday 4th – Sunday 6th
Sundown Festival: Rudimental and Tinie Tempah headline this year’s Sundown Festival at the Norfolk Showgrounds in Norwich. The likes of Ella Henderson, Sigma, Jess Glynne, NERO, Labrinth, Wretch 32 and Lethal Bizzle will also be gracing the Main Stage at points across the weekend. Away from the Main Stage, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Andy C, Sub Focus and Jaguar Skills, amongst others, can be seen on the other stages at the festival. Venue and ticket information can be found via the festival’s website.