September 2019: 10 gigs in Birmingham for less than a tenner

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You’ve hung up the wellies for another year and ditched the questionable festival outfits, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over. Here we are with another month of ten gigs you need to know about!

James Reidy + Naomi Dawes

Who: bluesy-pop lyrics and guitars matched with full live band
When: 6th September
Where: Castle & Falcon
Tickets: £5

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Celebrating the release of his brand new single ‘Alone’, James Reidy will be bringing his Ed Sheeran and and Mac Miller inspired lyricisms and style along with a full live band. Catch him along with singer/songwriter Naomi Dawes.

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Tall Stories + Watermark + 11:57 + Slim & Blade

Who: Punky, political and loud
When: 6th September
Where: The Sunflower Lounge
Tickets: £6

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Gigging together for three years and pulling influences from Idles and Arctic Monkeys, Truck Festival artists Tall Stories are back with a Sunny headliner. Be sure to catch this full bill of new and local Birmingham bands.

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Froth + Brain Food + The New Righteous Mood

Who: L.A Shoegaze,  psych and post-punk explorers
When: 11th September
Where: Hare & Hounds
Tickets: £8.50

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After a two year hiatus, Froth have returned from exploring a range of styles from psych and post punk to sunny shoegaze, L.A’s Froth are back with their experimental, but easily accessible music. Support from the mind melting Brain Food and brand spanking new post-punk The New Righteous mood.

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The Seamonsters + PJJ + Genevieve Miles

Who: Sheffield’s sunny indie-pop answer
When: 12th September
Where: The Sunflower Lounge
Tickets: £6

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Driven by ethereal vocals and 80s synth, Sheffield’s The Seamonsters are described as ‘undeniably charming indie music’ after gaining a social buzz from their debut single ‘Lost and Found.’ Support comes from floating five piece PJJ and Genevieve Miles.

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Lincoln Durham + Harry Jordan + Brass Hip Flash

Who: Gothic psych-blues
When: 12th September
Where: The Victoria
Tickets: £8

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For fans of something with a bit more grit. Lincoln Durham pulls influences from the gothic, the country and the punk revival. A one man band who doesn’t play with others, Lincoln Durham is the perfect recipe for wickedly dark music. Support from reigning rockabilly queen Harry Jordan and Brass Hip Flask.

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Strange Cages + Gertz

Who: A psychotic take on rock and roll
When: 16th September
Where: The Sunflower Lounge
Tickets: £6

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Strange Cages have been describes as being “plucked from a scuzzy dive bar in California circa 1967” (Gigslutz) and it shows. Raw, dark and primal sonic sounds resonate with you through sleazy and gritty vocals and matching guitars to boot. Perfect for fans of music with dirt under its nails.

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Tempesst + The Pines + Elephant Peel

Who: Colour laden psych pop with folk overtones
When: 19th September
Where: The Flapper
Tickets: £6

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Well versed in travelling the world, Tempesst found themselves in a sunshine drenched sound which brought the London five piece together. Tempesst reject the mundane, and if you’re of the same mindset you should get yourself down to this gig.

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The Novus + The Assist + Echo Beach + Pretty Vile

Who: An all-star up-and-coming Brum line-up
When: 20th September
Where: Secret location
Tickets: £6

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The only way to find out where The Novus are storming into next is to bag a ticket, or keep your eyes peeled for their neon posters popping up all around Digbeth. Strongly political, anarchic and chaotic, The Novus tear through boundaries and stereotypes for an all new post-punk explosion.

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Captain Suun + The Devil & Joe Joseph

Who: Surf meets psych
When: 26th September
Where: The Night Owl
Tickets: Free

Intrepid Bristolian five piece Captain Suun bring waves of sunshine infused surf and winding psych riffs to perfectly encapsulate summer in three minutes. Combine that with brand new gothic, cinematic Americana The Devil and Joe Joseph (featuring members of The Hungry Ghosts) and this is an unmissable free gig.

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Plastic Mermaids + Goo Lagoon + Clarion

Who: DIY and spaced bedroom indie
When: 30th September
Where: The Sunflower Lounge
Tickets: £9

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After building their own analogue studio, Isle of Wight based Plastic Mermaids have self produced one of the most sonically experimental albums of 2019. Plastic Mermaids take bedroom indie to the next level, creating sounds that travels through time and plucks elements of jazz, funk and synth along the way.

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Sophie Hack

PR, events and social media by day, lover of all things geeky and retro. Can often be found scribbling notes at the back of the gig.