Pip Blom | Gorilla | Mon 7 Oct | 7pm | £10

Hailing from Amsterdam, this four-piece delivers grunge-tinged, fuzzy indie pop with catchy melodies and they tour in support of debut release Boat.

54-56 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 5WW, Tel: 0161 826 2998
Arctic Lake | Soup Kitchen | Tue 8 Oct | 7pm | £9

The London trio create atmospheric, ambient pop where vocalist Emma Foster’s evocative vocals glide gently along unhurried synths. Their new single Shed A Tear was released earlier this year.

31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF, Tel: 0161 236 5100
Acid Mothers Temple | Band on the Wall | Wed 9 Oct | 7.30pm | £12.50

Formed over 20 years ago with over 100 releases under their belt and many collaborators, the trippy Japanese psychedelic band, often traversing a myriad of other territories including drone, experimental and heavy rock, tour their latest incarnation which welcomes a new vocalist and rhythm section. Read our gig preview here.

25 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JZ, Tel: 0161 834 1786
Crushed Beaks | The Castle Hotel | Thu 10 Oct | 7.30pm | £7

Four years after their debut and written over two years, the south London trio return with new release The Other Room, which explores how people relate to one another over fuzzy, indie/garage rock hooks.

66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE, Tel: 0161 237 9485
Jordan Rakei | Manchester Academy 2 | Fri 11 Oct | 7pm | £15

With a sound that blends soul, hip hop and jazz, the Australian multi-instrumentalist’s latest album Origin explores disruption from technology. He’s received heavy airplay on BBC Radio 6, and has collaborated with the likes of Loyle Carner and Tom Misch.

Manchester University Students Union, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PR, Tel: 0161 275 2930
Neighbourhood Festival | Various venues | Sat 12 Oct | 11am | £30

The jam-packed day with over 100 bands playing across 15 city centre venues has a line up boasting Miles Kane, Fat White Family, HMLTD plus lots more. Read our preview here.

Various Venues
Dumb | Eagle Inn | Sun 13 Oct | 7.30pm | FREE

After self-releasing their first three albums, the Vancouver quartet’s frenetic post punk continues on new release Seeing Green; scrutinizing the absurdity of modern life with an urgent sound and punchy guitars.

19 Collier Street, Salford M3 7DW, Tel: 0161 819 5002
Mon 7 Oct - Sun 13 Oct
Edwina Chan
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Thu 3 Oct 2019