Marika Hackman | Gorilla | Mon 24 Feb | 7pm | £15

Kicking off the week – English vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Marika Hackman headlines Gorilla. Following the release of her album Any Human Friend last year, Hackman brings her beautiful blend of sultry melodies and melancholic lyrics on tour this Spring. Support comes from Do Nothing.

54-56 Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 5WW, Tel: 0161 826 2998
ROE | YES (Basement) | Tue 25 Feb | 7.30pm | 8pm

With her self-styled brand of ‘grumpy electro-pop’, young Irish musician ROE plays YES (Basement) this Tuesday evening. Described as a trailblazer for young female indie artists, ROE (aka Roisin Donald) already has an impressive resume of festival appearances and support slots to those such as Kodaline and Snow Patrol.

38 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB, Tel: 0161 273 2725
THUMPER | Night People & The Twisted Wheel Club | Thu 27 Feb | 7.30pm | £8

Dublin sextet THUMPER grace the stage at Night People for the Manchester date of their UK/European Tour. Their noise-pop sound has been praised by many, in particular their debut EP Out Of Body Auto-Message (released last year) spawned three singles that received extensive UK radio play. Support with come from Careering and Giant Boys.

105 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD, Tel: 0161 236 9266
Reclaim Vienna | Night & Day Cafe | Fri 28 Feb | 7.30pm | £7

Cheshire six-piece Reclaim Vienna headline an evening of music at Northern Quarter venue Night & Day Cafe on Friday. The alternative band from Winsford are known for their indie synth-wave sound as showcased in recent single Paris. They are joined on the bill by Stratford-based outfit Myriam Adams, plus Manchester bands Circus Wolves and Freedom Of The City.

26 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JN, Tel: 0161 236 1822
Parliamo | The Eagle Inn | Sat 29 Feb | 7pm | £7

Hailing from Perth, Parliamo play a headline gig at Salford’s Eagle Inn at the weekend. The Scottish ‘underground pop’ group have gone from strength to strength with every single released, including last year’s singles End To End and Youth. With a growing fanbase and backing from radio stations both here and over in the states – the lads definitely ones to watch – don’t miss them at this intimate venue.

19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW, Tel: 0161 819 5002
Ben Watt with Keely Forsyth | The Deaf Institute | Sun 1 Mar | 7.30pm | £17.50

Multi-talented artist Ben Watt plays a gig at Deaf Institute on Sunday evening. First appearing on the scene in the early 80’s, Watt started off as an experimental songwriter in London. Up to 2000 he performed and wrote full-time with Tracy Thorn as part of the the duo Everything But The Girl. After that he turned his hand to producing and DJ-ing in particular for Clubland. Returning to his solo-artist roots since 2013 – Ben tours his newest offering Storm Damage which was released this year. He is joined Oldham-born actress and singer Keeley Forsyth.

135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE, Tel: 0161 276 9350
Mon 24 Feb - Sun 1 Mar
Cat Allan
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Fri 21 Feb 2020