Liverpool gig guide: Modern Nature, Nova Twins, Zuzu, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and much more

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Modern Natuere – – credit James Sharp

As we hit the midway point of the month, gigs are starting to come thick and fast, Getintothis’ Simon Kirk has all the details of this week’s action.

Did we imagine seeing Christmas paraphernalia in the aisles of Tesco this week? No, sadly that wasn’t the case at all.

Midway through September and yes, the day is starting to come up in conversations. Of course, though, there are plenty of things to wade through before we say goodbye to 2019.

Not least gigs, which are starting to pile up, as they always tend to from here until the turn of the year.

This week is slightly busier than the last. As outlined below, there are a fine array of artists covering many genres across the artistic canvass.

If you can’t fine something to take your fancy then, sorry, but you are very hard to please. We say the Rongo Ronogo gig might be the best value for money – after all, any bill including Feral Wheel is worth the price of admission.

For those wanting to hear new sounds, look at the first cab off the rank, so to speak.

On that note, we’ll leave you with our picks for this week’s happenings:

Modern Nature L-R Jack Cooper, Aaron Neveu, Will Young

Modern Nature: The Shipping Forecast, Wednesday September 18

Modern Nature arrive in town on the back of their much talked about debut album, How to Live, which was released last month.

For those who are unaware of Modern Nature, they are the new project of Jack Cooper, formerly of Ultimate Painting, and Will Young of BEAK>. Arguably the gig of the week right here.

Nova Twins

Nova Twins: Sound Food & Drink, Thursday September 19

London punk outfit, Nova Twins, hit the Sound basement in support of their latest single, Devil’s Face (which featured in our June Singles Club).

Support is provided by The DSM IV, The Boston Shakers and Tabitha Jade.

Furthermore, be sure to check out the after show at the Arts Club, which features the launch of a new club night, Cherry Bomb, featuring rotating DJs, Zuzu, Ash Summers, Raven Skobe and Stephi Lareine.

Zuzu- Kendal Calling (credit- Tom Martin)

Zuzu: Jacaranda Phase One, Thursday September 19

Presented by Jäger Curtain Call & DIY, once again Zuzu hits ‘Phase One in a show which is bound to sell out.

Fresh from her swathe of festival appearances, which included Latitude, Reading and Leeds festivals, Zuzu is on the sharp ascent and we don’t see her playing these sized venues for much longer. It may just be your last chance.

Liverpool’s budding bands and who to keep an eye out for

The Post Romantics

The Post Romantics: The Zanzibar Club, Friday September 20

Ormskirk four piece, The Post Romantics, play The Zanzibar in support of their latest single, Ride, which follows last year’s single, Call it Off.

If their crowd at this year’s Sound City was anything to go by, we say get your tickets quick for this one, as it’s bound to sell out. Support provided by fellow Ormskirk native, Charity Shop Pop.

Rongo Rongo

Rongo Rongo: The Zanzibar Club, Saturday September 21

Sonic shape-shifters, Rongo Rongo, return to live action, headlining a night at The Zanzibar Club. The band continues to chip away at their much anticipated debut album and we should be hearing more new material live here.

The night’s bill is impressive with one of Liverpool’s most underrated bands, Feral Wheel, set to shred walls with kraut rock vigour. Wild Fruit Art Collective side project,’ Jamie, will kick off the night.

The Racket

The Racket: Jacaranda Phase One, Saturday September 21

Widness quartet, The Racket, are back for a headline show at ‘Phase One.

Having supported Noel Gallagher earlier this year, The Racket are yet another local talent seemingly on cusp of something bigger.

Support comes from Bedside Manners, Kez and Ambedo Blue.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Rodrigo Y Gabriela: O2 Academy, Sunday September 22

Mexican duo, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, round off the week at O2 Academy on the back of their latest album, Mettavolution, which was released earlier this year.

The album includes a 19 minute cover version of Pink Floyd‘s Echoes. That might just be worth the price of admission alone. We’re just saying…

The best of the rest:

  • Wookie: 24 Kitchen Street, Tuesday September 17
  • Parjazz presents Bonsai: – Jacaranda Phase One, Tuesday September 17
  • Parrjazz presents The Blues featuring The Tom Crofts Trio: Lounge 69, Wednesday September 18
  • Critical Sound – DJ Hazard + Kasra: 24 Kitchen Street, Thursday September 19
  • Partial Facsimile + Richard Norris (Group Mind): Constellations, Thursday September 19
  • TWINS: Sound Food and Drink, Thursday September 19
  • Spray w/ Vieon, St Lucifer + Husk: Outpost, Friday September 20
  • Buffalo Riot album Launch: St Brides Church, Friday September 20
  • Javeon: Studio2 Parr Street, Friday September 20
  • Mutant-Thoughts – The Jacaranda Club, Friday September 20
  • Crowbar: Arts Club, Friday September 20
  • KingFast single launch: EBGBs, Friday September 20
  • Parrjazz presents Blind Monk Theory: Ma Boyles, Saturday September 21
  • FUR: Sound Food and Drink, Saturday September 21
  • Thomas Turgoose & Andrew Shim (This Is England): 24 Kitchen Street, Saturday September 21
  • Alastair Clark, Rat Kings & Liam Hale: 81 Renshaw Street, Saturday September 21
  • Richard Strange Performs the songs of Lou Reed: The Zanzibar Club, Sunday September 22
  • Big Condo Records presents Echos of the Future 6: Studio2 Parr Street, Sunday September 22

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