Liverpool gig guide: Daughters, Moon Duo, Injury Reserve, Loyle Carner and much more


Daughters (credit: Jonathan-Velaquez)

Halloween arrives but don’t forget the busy schedule of gigs lined-up as Getintothis’ Simon Kirk has the scoop.

Happy Halloween! Oh, not yet … But it’s soon, and the kids are already out causing havoc on the streets so to all and sundry, play nice and don’t go letting off firecrackers in bins, please.

We’re not covering any Halloween below, just so you know. If that’s something you’re looking for, then hit out Halloween Guide for what’s going on around the city on Thursday and beyond.

Now onto more pressing matters. Like this weeks gig schedule.

It’s a week that’s a bit niche, but – like most others – there’s plenty going on with an eclectic range of artists visiting our city.

Moon Duo will no doubt have you psych heads jumping up and down with glee while Injury Reserve and Loyle Carner have you covered for all things hip-hop.

It’s Friday night at the Arts Club that is the place to be, though. Daughters, ladies and gentlemen. Daughters. If you fancy an evening of the out-of-body experience kind, then we would strongly urge you to get involved here. All the pertinent details are below.

Whatever you choose, enjoy your week and be safe.

Moon Duo

Moon Duo: The Invisible Wind Factory, Wednesday October 30

Ahh … Moon Duo love Liverpool. They love everywhere, really, for they seem to be forever on tour.

This time the band arrives on the back of their brilliant new long-player, Stars are the Light. Anyone at the Wooden Shjips show last year? Well, this one is probably going to be crazier.

Injury Reserve (photo via artist’s Facebook page)

Injury Reserve: Phase One, Wednesday October 30

Following the release of their acclaimed debut album earlier this year, Arizona hip-hop trio, Injury Reserve hit Phase One as a part of their world tour.

Their debut album will no doubt feature in many end of year album lists and from reports of their live show, this may be your last chance to catch them in such an intimate surrounding such as Phase One.

Turnover (photo via artist’s Facebook page)

Turnover: District, Wednesday October 30

Hot one, this. Virginia’s Turnover play District in the lead-up to their release of new album, Altogether, which hits shelves on Friday.

Those who have slept on this (like me) – unlucky. It’s said to be sold out. You know the drill, though. Put the feelers out and this giving city may just provide.

Liverpool’s Hobo Kiosk hosts Secret Society of Super Villain Artists exhibition

Francis Lung

Francis Lung: 81 Renshaw Street, Friday November 1 

Formerly of the now defunct WY LYF, Manchester’s Francis Lung plays 81 Renshaw Street in support of his new album A Dream Is U, which was released in August.

If you like your lo-fi pop ditties, then this just might be the best ticket in town on Friday.

Daughters (photo credit: Reid Haithcock)

Daughters: Arts Club, Friday November 1 

Providence, Rhode Island noise makers, Daughters, arrive on Merseyside for the first time in what is set up to be one of the shows of the year.

Intense, primitive and earsplitting, Daughters are one of the most original acts kicking around and given this is only one of two shows on their UK tour, it’s simply not to be missed.

Read our interview we did with the band on the eve of this show here.

Loyle Carner

Loyle Carner: O2 Academy, Sunday November 3

Rounding off the week, is ardent Liverpool FC supporter, Loyle Carner, who is set to get the O2 sweaty and bouncing on your Sunday night.

Carner arrives in his home away from home on the back of his second album, Not Waving, But DrowningI, which was released in April this year.

What else is on around the traps:

  • Polo: The Jacaranda, Monday October 28
  • Ludovico Einaudi: Philharmonic Hall, Monday October 28
  • Jack Penate: Sound Basement, Tuesday October 29
  • Airways: The Zanzibar, Tuesday October 29
  • Parrjazz presents The Mike De Souza Trio: The Jacaranda Club, Tuesday October 29
  • Dave Monks Presents The Jjohns: The Cavern Club, Wednesday October 30
  • Track Not Found: The Jacaranda, Wednesday October 30
  • Fright Night featuring Oceans on Mars, Adam Jay: The Zanzibar Club, Thursday October 31
  • Low Island: District, Friday November 1
  • Luna Rosa: EBGBS, Friday November 1
  • Tom Walker: Eventim Olympia, Friday November 1
  • Reignwolf, Valeras, Standin’ Man: The Arts Club, Friday November 1 
  • Spector: Phase One, Friday November 1 
  • Pleasure Island single launch: Kazimier Stockroom, Friday November 1
  • Jamie Webster: The Zanzibar, Saturday November 2
  • Only Sun: Sound Food and Drink, Saturday November 2
  • Rival Sons: Liverpool Guild of Students, Saturday November 2
  • Stone Foundation: Arts Club, Saturday November 2
  • Squeeze: Philharmonic Hall, Saturday November 2
  • Parrjazz presents Danny Pye and friends: Ma Boyles, Saturday November 2
  • Himalayas: Phase One, Saturday November 2
  • Sice (Boo Radleys) & Matt Mcmanamon (Dead 60’s): Studio2 Parr Street, Saturday November 2
  • Sunset Sons in-store and album signing: Phase One, Sunday November 3




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