Wed 4 Dec 2019

Discover… Indie: This December

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Every month we’re highlighting the best up and coming artists in different genres. December’s gig guide is offering a great selection of indie artists that we couldn’t help but share…

The Lathums

Rising youngsters The Lathums only formed a year ago but are already being met with success after success, even counting Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess and former Verve drummer/current Charlatans drummer Pete Salisbury as fans. When they sold out their very first Manchester show at Jimmy’s this July, it was mere indication of what was yet to come. Their smooth, melodic tunes have lead to this tour being extended due to many dates selling out at an incredible rate. If your city still has tickets left, don’t miss out!

  • On tour:
  • 5 December – Newcastle O2 Academy 2
  • 6 December – Manchester Night & Day
  • 8 December – Leeds Belgrave Music Hall

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Dirty Hit Tour

London-based label Dirty Hit have announced their second UK tour, showcasing some of the label’s best and brightest new talents for twenty dates across the UK. Kicking off in November in Cambridge, the tour will feature Beabadoobee, No Rome and Oscar Lang. The run of shows culminates in a special night at London’s The Dome on December 20th.

  • On tour:
  • 5 December – Cardiff Globe
  • 6 December – Bristol Louisiana
  • 7 December – Birmingham The Castle & Falcon
  • 10 December – Nottingham The Bodega
  • 12 December – Liverpool Arts Club The Loft
  • 14 December – Sheffield Leadmill Steel Stage
  • 15 December – Leeds The Key Club
  • 16 December – Newcastle Think Tank
  • 18 December – Manchester Gorilla
  • 20 December – London Tufnell Park Dome

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Kyle Falconer

The View frontman embarks on a solo tour across the UK, armed with material from his solo releases No Thank You and Almost Pleasant. 

  • On tour:
  • 5 December – Newcastle Cluny
  • 6 December – Leeds The Key Club
  • 7 December – London The Finsbury
  • 12 December – Bristol Exchange
  • 13 December – Birmingham The Castle & Falcon
  • 14 December – Manchester Deaf Institute

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Inhaler

Dublin’s Inhaler are firmly cementing their name as one of 2019’s most exciting new bands. Following the release of their standout singles ‘My Honest Face’ and ‘It Wont Always Be Like This’, the quartet continue to gain champions and fans alike including notable support from key tastemakers at BBC and Radio X. Over these handful of singles, they have amassed a diehard fanbase, with their tracks being streamed over 7 million times.

  • On tour:
  • 9 December – Manchester Gorilla
  • 10 December – London Garage

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The Illicits

Forming in 2017 and taking inspiration from their working-class predecessors; Joy Division, The Stone Roses, The Jam, whilst championing their own Blackburn roots, this ground-breaking quartet are the third signing to Alan McGee’s Creation23 Label. Already receiving widespread attention, their music reflects their post-industrial northern attitude; overdriven, heavy rhythms, blended with melodic guitars and the stark honesty of punk rock.

  • On tour:
  • 21 December – Blackburn King Georges Hall

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