Social Sheffield Live Music Editor, Bea Duncan, picks the top three gigs coming to Sheffield, Mon. 24 – Sun. 30 April. 2017.
1. – The Orielles // Wed. 26 April // Bungalows And Bears – – (£0)
The Orielles are making waves in the indie music scene. The West Yorkshire trio makes their own brand of dreamy surf pop, roughly reminiscent of 90’s garage rock. They’ve yet to release an album, but their handful of singles have been received well. The tracks feel upbeat, positive and fresh, and have the potential to breathe new life into the currently slightly stagnant indie dream pop scene. If you’re looking for a gig this week that won’t break the budget, this is the one for you.
For fans of: The Big Moon, The Magic Gang, Black Honey
Songs to listen to: Joey Says We Got It, Sugar Tastes Like Salt, Just Like Glue
Hear a sample: The Orielles ‘Joey Says We Got It’
2. – Los Campensinos! // Sat. 29 April // Queens Social Club – – (£14)
Cult 7 piece Los Campensinos! have been playing around with sounds for a few years now. Their 6th album, ‘Sick Scenes’, was released early this year by dedicated label Witchita. The album, like so many of their tracks, has an undeniable political slant. However, the trademark twee pop sound remains, with each track from the new album still keeping true to the anthemic sing-along vibe that they have become known for. This gig is sure to be high energy and full throttle. Grab your ticket now.
For fans of: Tokyo Police Club, Diet Cig, Lightspeed Champion
Songs to listen to: You! Me! Dancing!, Avocado, Baby, Renato Dall’Ara (2008)
Hear a sample: Los Campensinos! ‘You! Me! Dancing!’
3. – Red Hot Chilli Pipers // Sun. 30 April // Sheffield City Hall – – (£22.50)
No, you didn’t read it wrong! That really does say pipers. If you’re looking for a legendary 80’s rock group you’ve come to the wrong place, as these guys deal solely in exhilarating bagpipe and drum tunes. However, this group are far from traditional. The group have performed on the main stage of T In The Park in 2004 with The Darkness and went on the same stage 10 years later, and their discography contains covers of well known pop songs from ‘Wake Me Up’ to a mash up including ‘Highway To Hell’, ‘Sweet Child Of Mine’ and ‘Smoke On The Water’. This live performance will be unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.
For fans of: Saor Patrol, Enter The Haggis, Battlefield Band
Songs to listen to: Wake Me Up, Everybody Dance Now, Sweet Dreams
Hear a sample: Red Hot Chili Pipers ‘Wake Me Up’
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