Spread over two weekends between Liverpool and London, the post-punk coming together of Club the Mammoth will hit North London’s Kentish Town Forum with a brutish force on the 28th of January. The Fall will headline both city’s venues, the cult-group fronted by the stoney faced Manc, Mark E Smith, will delve into their hefty back catalogue to pull out an array of tracks that cover their 40 or so years of music.
Support comes in great fashions across both weekends regardless of the city you are in, you are in luck with both weekends. Girl Band pull together for the London event to showcase material from their EP and debut album, Holding Hands With Jamie – an album that received mass critical appraise upon its release in 2015. Their intensity and abrasive noise is something that formed one of the finest gigs of 2016 when they played London’s Scala in December. We can’t wait to catch them again.
Hookworms also take to the bill in London. Expect yelps, and wobbling synthesised samples from MJ and the rest of the Leeds based group as they put forth material from their two albums, The Hum and Pearl Mystic. Both albums have cemented the group as quite a formidable clan in the realms of psychedelia and punk, regularly securing them hefty spots at Liverpool’s ‘Psych Fest’.
Elsewhere, Future of the Left sub-headline the night. The Welsh scrappy-rockers look to bring material from their five albums to London. Their 2016 release, The Peace & Truce of Future of the Left is their latest example of the scathing rock sound.
Early there are the newbies of the night, Tigercub and Goat Girl. Tigercub are the Brighton-based band who have just released their debut album, Abstract Figures in the Dark. A celebration of Queens of the Stone Age sized riffs and riveting tempos. Goat Girl are the latest signing to Rough Trade Records and have been creating quite the stir with their two singles so far, ‘Country Sleaze’ and ‘Scum’. DIY celebrated them for being the saviour of guitar music in 2016, 2017 certainly looks promising for them too.
Tickets available here: £40.75 (inc booking fees)