Black Marble | Soup Kitchen | Mon 3 Feb | 7pm | £13.20

Formed in 2012 in Brooklyn, New York – Black Marble is led by electronic musician Chris Stewart. Blending cold wave and happy-sad synth-pop – Bigger Than Life is his third album under this name and the tour comes to Manchester with a date at Soup Kitchen this week. Support comes from Panther Modern.

31-33 Spear Street, Manchester, M1 1DF, Tel: 0161 236 5100
Milky Chance | Manchester Academy | Tue 4 Feb | 7pm | £22.50

German folk group, Milky Chance, headline Manchester Academy on their Mind The Moon 2020 Tour. Bringing in elements of electronica, indie, reggae, alternative rock as well as folk – their well-known debut single Stolen Dance reached number 1 in several different countries back in 2013. They are supported by Elderbrook and Casey Lowry on this date.

Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR, Tel: 0161 275 2930
Wife Swap USA | The Castle Hotel | Thu 27 Feb | 7.30pm | £7

Hailed as ones to watch this year – Wife Swap USA give us music we can dance to with a headline gig at Northern Quarter venue The Castle. With the grit and social awareness of bands like IDLES and Slaves – Wife Swap USA take classic punk and turn it on its head. Lyrically provoking with a fuck-you attitude – this Brighton-based sextet are not to be missed.

66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE, Tel: 0161 237 9485
Bayboards | Bread Shed | Fri 7 Feb | 7.30pm | £8

Get down to Bread Shed this Friday for a music-packed evening as four bands take the stage. Headlining are Bayboards – small-town lads giving us indie pop rock melodies with an assured northern attitude. They’re joined by Rolla band, a local rock n roll five-piece. Also on the bill are Serratone – a hard rock/grunge trio and Blackpool’s Nana White Pepper both promising loud and energetic sets.

126 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HL, Tel: 0161 273 1471
The Vegan Leather | Gullivers | Sat 8 Feb | 7.30pm | £8

Art pop from Paisley hits the Northern Quarter this week as The Vegan Leather play Gullivers. The quartet released their debut album Poor Girls/Broken Boys last year – which explores life’s ups and downs – from nights out, social anxiety and the world around us. Taking varied inspiration with nods to bands such as LCD Soundsystem and Kraftwerk amongst others – The Vegan Leather is bright melodies and dark dancefloors. Support comes from 25th Hour.

109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW, Tel: 0161 839 4064
Poliça | Gorilla | Sat 8 Feb | 7.30pm | £18.50

Headlining Gorilla this weekend are American electro-pop outfit Poliça. Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota – the band combines elements of synth-pop, indietronica and trip hop. Fronted by Channy Leaneagh, who’s beguiling vocals feature heavily – they released their latest single Sea Without Blue in January. Support will come from Warm Digits.

54-56 Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 5WW, Tel: 0161 826 2998
Mon 3 Feb - Sun 9 Feb
Cat Allan
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Fri 31 Jan 2020