In Gotta Catch ‘Em All! we share the best live music tips for Norwich and the region in the month ahead. Read our top eight picks, then check out all the mentioned acts in our official Spotify playlist.
Tuesday 21st August, OPEN Club Room
We’re back with our second live music showcase of 2018 in collaboration with Dork Magazine and OPEN. Heading up the bill, The Regrettes are one of the hottest emerging acts in the world right now. Ahead of opening the main stages at Reading + Leeds Festivals, the progressive, riotous trio will drop by Norwich for an intimate warm up show. See you there, aye?
Sharkmuffin plus Peach Club, Fever Machine, Elly Bishop
Thursday 2nd August, Bedford’s Crypt
Norm’s unstoppable run at Bedford’s concludes with east coast USA grunge outfit Sharkmuffin dropping by during a run of dates this side of the pond. Described as “energetic and wild… rough and raw and soaked in whisky” and with local riot-grrls Peach Club also on the bill, expect a ton of noise and sweat by the bucketload.
Odd Box presents Mono Club plus Lyla Foy, Rory McVicar
Sunday 5th August, Bedford’s Crypt
For a dose of melodic pop, don’t miss the next edition of Odd Box, featuring Mono Club who “blend 60s psych, 90s indie and modern alt pop” as well as Lyla Foy, who has shared stages with the likes of The National and Fleet Foxes. Odd Box nights are always an intimate, welcoming environment to uncover new artists you may not have heard of; this one looks like it’ll be no exception.
Gaffa Tape Sandy plus Marigolds, KULK
Friday 10th August, Norwich Arts Centre
2018 has been pretty exciting for Bury St. Edmunds’ Gaffa Tape Sandy. As well as hitting the road with Indoor Pets, the garage-rock trio have visited Latitude and Truck Festival, dishing out rambunctious noise at every turn. They recently dropped a new single ‘Meat Head’, check it out here.
Sports Team and Ugly
Friday 17th August, Cambridge NCI
Road trip! Road trip! Join us in hopping over to Cambridge for the home-town ‘friendship show’ by swanky newcomers Sports Team and our mates Ugly (who you may recall from our debut live night back in May). Since meeting at uni, the jaunty, flamboyant Sports Team have gone on to release a string of brilliant tracks, including this ‘ere one.
The Rhythm Method plus Ben C Winn & The Panache
Saturday 25th August, Norwich Arts Centre
It’ll be a real treat to see this London duo when they make their way up the beaten track to the Arts Centre. Combining the wit and wisdom of acts like Pet Shop Boys and Madness, The Rhythm Method “soundtrack mundane, suburban realism”, and recently released their own take on a World Cup single, the aptly titled ‘Chin Up England’.
Wednesday 29th August, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Maybe Sports Team didn’t take your fancy. But a cheeky trip over to Cambridge Corn Ex is more than worthwhile to catch St. Vincent as she dots around the UK ahead of a headline set at End Of the Road Festival. Her recent album ‘MASSEDUCTION’ earned universal acclaim for its nauseating approach to plastic pop, while her live show has been described as “a total triumph”.
Oxjam’s Waterfront Takeover
Friday 31st August, The Waterfront Studio
You can do a bit for charity and see some brilliant local acts at Oxjam’s Waterfront Takeover at the end of August, which will see stunning quintet History & Lore joined by singer-songwriters Maya Law and Oliver Beardmore, and indie-rock band Gentlemen. All proceeds from the event will go to Oxfam, and if that ain’t enough for ya, there’s free entry to Propaganda afterwards.