The trouble with February being a short month is that you get caught unawares, and before you know it it’s the 3rd March and you still haven’t posted the March gig previews. So let’s crack on.
First up is an album launch for a not so new album. Not As Bad As It Seems by Soft Walls came out last year, but it’s only just getting a vinyl release so they’re having a launch party at the Prince Albert on Wednesday 4th March, with Innerstrings on visuals duty.
Then on the following night there’s another album launch, also at the Prince Albert – Hayley Ross plays a gig for the release of her new album Weight of Hope on 5th March.
The third album launch to mention this month takes place on 14th March – where J Felix and the Tru Thoughts crew take over Patterns to celebrate the release of Whole Again Hooligan (which is actually out a week earlier on 6th March)
In a brief respite from talking about album launches, record label Big Scary Monsters are taking over the pop up shop in Dukes Lane from 17th to 29th March, and while they’re open they’re putting on loads of gigs. Amongst the bands playingare Projector, Orchards, Arxx, Quiet Lions, Gender Roles, and Wild Cat Strike but head over to the Facebook events to find out exactly when and who else is playing.
Back to album launches – On the 21st March Wax Machine launch their album Earthsong of Silence at the Hope & Ruin. Support comes from Codex Serafini and Crayola Lectern.
The next gig to note is an EP rather than an album – Sea Shoes by Hanya is actually out already, but the launch party isn’t until Thursday 26th March at the Rosehill, supported by Amelia Caesar.
One last album launch gig to mention. Everyone is Watching From Afar is the new album from Night House. It’s coming out on 27th March (preceded by single Bloodlines which will be in this weeks new music post later this week),and will be launched at St Nicholas’ church.
Finally, a slightly unusual gig, at a venue I don’t think we’ve mentioned before – Jubilee Library are starting to stock copies of music by local bands, and are having a launch on the afternoon of Saturday 28th March from 3pm.Among the artists playing sets will be Seadog and Hattie Cooke