Social Sheffield Live Music Editor, Bea Duncan, picks the top three gigs coming to Sheffield, Mon. 3 April – Sun. 9 April. 2017.
1. – Splashh // Fri. 21 Feb. // Bar Abbey – – (£8.80)
Splashh are a four piece with a mix of birth places, from New Zealand to Australia to the UK. They’ve taken on the common genre of the moment of shoe-gaze garage sound, but have injected it with a new punk aspect. With guitar heavy tracks, the music sounds like it’s come straight from the 90’s. Their 2nd album ‘Waiting A Lifetime’ was released this month, meaning their show is likely to be packed full of brand new material-get your ticket now!
For fans of: Palma Violets, Yuck, Drenge
Songs to listen to: See Through, All I Wanna Do, Headspins
Hear a sample: Splashh ‘See Through’
2. – K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade // Sat. 22 April // Crookes Social Club – – (Cost unavailable)
Sheffield favorites K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade are gracing the Steel City with their talents once again.
This live performance won’t be one you forget in a hurry. The band’s energy is infectious and relentless. The 9 pieces have blended African vocals, Ska rhythms and a killer brass section to bring you something fresh, and each track is sunny and positive. This it the perfect way to get yourself set up for the summer festival season!
For fans of: By The Rivers, Yes Sir Boss, Lazy Habits
Songs to listen to: Turn Up The Music, Jabulani, Franz Von Song
Hear a sample: K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade ‘Turn Up The Music’
3. – Caro Emerald // Sat. 22 April // Sheffield City Hall – – (£22.50)
Dutch singer Caro Emerald is bringing a whole new element to jazz music. Her tracks are bordering on electro-swing, with unabashed brass and addictive syncopated beats. She’s currently working on her third album, but latest single ‘Whatchugot’ is an indication of exciting things to come. Her tracks will not fail to get you dancing, and her live performances are expertly executed. This gig will be something a little different!
For fans of: Parov Stelar, Caravan Palace, Waldeck
Songs to listen to: That Man, A Night Like This, Whatchugot
Hear a sample: Caro Emerald ‘Whatchugot’
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