In Gotta Catch ‘Em All! we share the best live music tips for Norwich and the region in the month(s) ahead. Read our top eight picks, then check out all the mentioned acts in our official Spotify playlist.
Kasabian plus Yonaka
Sunday 10th June, Thetford Forest
We can’t believe it either. Leicester juggernauts Kasabian have headlined the main stages Glastonbury and R+L, so the next stop is naturally Thetford, where they’ll stop amidst a European festival tour. The cherry on the cake is that ADM favs Yonaka will open the show. It’s officially sold out, but worth finding a way in if you can.
Gaz Coombes plus Piney Gir
Saturday 16th June, OPEN Club Room
Ex-Supergrass frontman turned soloist Gaz’ latest effort ‘World’s Strongest Man’ is as confident as it is subdued. His last trip to OPEN was a wild success; don’t miss his hotly anticipated return.
Sink Ya Teeth plus Aseasita
Thursday 21st June, Norwich Arts Centre
One of Norwich’s own, Sink Ya Teeth have risen quickly from the haze wielding a kitschy, analogue form of dance music unlike nothing else around. Join them in celebrating their self-titled debut album, out the following day. Whet your appetite with their latest single ‘Substitutes’.
Starcrawler plus Gladboy
Friday 22nd June, Norwich Arts Centre
In what’s already remembered as an ‘I was there’ night of anarchy, Starcrawler’s last trip to town saw them rip The Crypt a new one, their incendiary sound and Arrow de Wilde’s ghoulish presence singeing a mark on all who bore witness. Now, with their debut album alive and out in the world, it’s time for a victory lap.
Let’s Eat Grandma plus Maya Law, Billy Clayton
Thursday 5th July, EPIC Studios
Another duo flying the flag for Norwich, Let’s Eat Grandma’s second album ‘I’m All Ears’ is a pop whirlwind, a million miles sonically from their organic debut but all there in terms of the unbridled, youthful spirit ‘I, Gemini’ encapsulated. With new material comes a totally revamped live show which, on home turf, will be even more special.
Friday 13th July, The Waterfront Studio
If you’re not off to Latitude Festival this year (hot picks for that over here) get your ass up to The Waterfront for some scolding riot-grrrl goodness from this London foursome. As well as touring alongside Cherry Glazerr, the group have made a name for themselves as fighters for equal rights, putting equality and diversity at the centre of their collective message.
The Wedding Present
Saturday 21st July, Norwich Arts Centre
An unforgotten gem of 90s indie, The Wedding Present are still going strong. Expect an intimate show from David Gedge et al as they whip out newer cuts as well as downright classics.
Little Mix plus Rak-Su, Germein
Saturday 21st July, Earlham Park
If summer isn’t about heading to a field, having a drink, and watching an internationally famous pop band, I’m not interested. As they return for a second consecutive year to Earlham Park, why wouldn’t you want to see Little Mix? That’s not rhetorical. There’s no good answer.