Every once in a while, a seemingly all-encompassing band springs up. This year’s contender for that title is Adult Jazz – though the truth is that in certain circles, they have been a name to watch pretty much since their first show. Boundless potential was something previously hinted at on their debut release Am Gone/Springful back in January. Naturally, the limited 12″ sold out in minutes and hype immediately began building for their LP, Gist Is. Although critics have groped for the perfect way to describe the band, it is singer Harry Burgess that has come closest to locking down what defines the band. “We don’t see ourselves as having a sound, it’s more aspects that we agree are within the scope of what we do. Something melodic and friendly, but with an uncommon character.” See if you agree after triumphant sets at Beacons and SFTOC.

Wed 12 Nov, The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE. Tel: 0161 276 9350, 7.30pm, £7.50 www.seetickets.com

Wed 12 Nov
Matthew Britton
Published on:
Sun 9 Nov 2014