You can barely move in Bristol this week for the number of quality acts in the city. It’s some kind of gig gridlock. Good luck choosing between some of these Gigs of the Week.

Thursday 15th November

Shame

shame + HMLTD + Fontaines D.C. – SWX

They were giving Theresa May grief before it even turned into a particular national sport. shame look and often sound like a formidable force. Resistance is futile. They are ultimately going to get under your skin. Await their presence on Album of the Year lists, as well as at SWX on Thursday night. More here…

Friday 16th November

Yazmin Lacey

Yazmin Lacey + Mercy’s Cartel – Louisiana

You’ve had a long week. A few too many deadlines to hit. Dreaming about colleagues that you don’t even want to see when you’re awake. Let Friday night be a pleasant wind-down in the company of Yazmin Lacey. Her smoky soul and R&B tones ought to help you shed the working week perfectly. More here…

Marie Davidson + Not Waving + Scalping – Colston Hall Foyer

Canadian, Marie Davidson will be keepin’ it Montreal in the Colston Hall Foyer. She released Working Class Woman recently. Her minimalist synth-pop combines with a spoken-word delivery for an output that is direct and uncompromising. More here…

Saturday 17th November

Charmpit

Charmpit + Wolf Girl + Cat Apostrophe + Special Guests – Exchange

Lo-fi punk with a shade of pink, Charmpit recorded Squirrel Away The Summer at Exchange, comprising of ‘Squirrel Vision’ and the joyously-titled ‘It’s Always Summer Up My Skirt.’ It’s apt therefore that they return to Exchange with those songs, with no fear of a chilly autumnal draft up the aforementioned skirt. More here…

Sœur + Twisted Ankle + MISS KILL – Crofters Rights

Launching their Fight EP, Sœur have sold out The Crofters Rights. It sounds like they could have done so twice over, giving a clear sense of just how much they have been on the rise in 2018. The dual vocals are their ultimate strength. They hit you like a wrestling tag team wielding a folding chair. More here…

Middle Kids – Louisiana

Middle children are supposed to suffer from a syndrome which makes them feel excluded, as the first child receives privileges and the youngest child receives indulgences. Sydney three-piece, Middle Kids released their debut album, Lost Friends this year. Get yourself to The Louisiana and befriend these uplifting indie-rockers. More here…

Sunday 18th November

Kojey Radical

Kojey Radical + Etta Bond – Thekla

Kojey Radical is in demand. In a national climate of doom-mongers and naysayers, there seems to be universal positivity about the quality and promise of this young East Londoner. His art reflects life in all of its challenging aspects, turning society and humanity’s imperfections into formidable lyrics. More here…

Deadmau5 + Rinzen + Monstergetdown + Hutton – Motion

It’s ten years since Deadmau5 brought those massive round ears to Bristol for some rodent-related raving, so there’ll be plenty of people coming out from behind the floorboards to seek answers to his 2018 question, Where’s The Drop? For techno, trance and house – follow that Mau5. More here…

Monday 19th November

Babii

Babii + Lynks Afrikka + Otto Hashimi + robbo & kiko – Crofters Rights

After touring and collaborating with Iglooghost, Babii is going solo at The Crofters Rights this Monday. Her brand of electronic music has a heavy lightness, a busy intensity. And if your ears react to Lynks Afrikka like Alan Partridge’s nose did to Lynx Africa, then you’re in for a fine evening. More here…

Swimming Tapes + Swallow Cave – Rough Trade

Just when your knitwear is starting to get more of an outing and the ‘extra layer or heating on?’ quandary kicks in, Swimming Tapes just go and radiate warmth for all our benefits, their sunny dispositions coming through on ‘Easy Strand’. What began as a bedroom jam still retains that sense of unconstrained joy. More here…

Tuesday 20th November

Mary Lattimore

Mary Lattimore + Sean Addicott – Rough Trade

Yes, that’s a harp. And yes, you bloody well should go and listen to it. If you saw Kurt Vile recently and were sufficiently organised, you’ll have seen Mary Lattimore duetting with Meg Baird in support. If so, you’ll know what we’re on about. If you didn’t, then you need to be kind to your mind and get yourself some of this. More here…

Jealous of the Birds + Lauran Hibberd – Hy-Brasil

The Moths Of What I Want Will Eat Me In My Sleep as an album title may just give a sense of how Naomi Hamilton, aka Jealous of the Birds likes to play with words. She weaves lyrics that have dense, intense poeticism into rhythms that are hooky, often making the overall output feel exhilaratingly light. More here…

Nuala Honan + Lori Campbell – Gallimaufry

This is the first of three shows at The Gallimaufry between now and January where Nuala Honan makes a most welcome return to the musical fray after two years out. She’ll be wielding her Telecaster and her ultimate instrument, her voice, to great effect, before recording new material next year. More here…

Wednesday 21st November

bdrmm

bdrmm + Feral Youth – Hy-Brasil

bdrmm make bedroom-pop that feels luxuriant, made even more so by their pillowy shoegaze in which you’ll happily recline and sink. That this Hull five-piece is coming to Hy-Brasil on Wednesday and playing a free gig might will be the ideal way to beat the midweek slump. More here…

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