Meet some of the bands playing this year’s Independent Venue Week

We asked Vevo to curate a playlist of some of the highlight’s playing this year’s festival.

With the weeks are pulling ever closer, and the January cycle just starting to settle in, we wanted to give you a taste of what you can look forward to in a couple of weeks. With Independent Venue Week just around the corner, the end of January offers brighter horizons.

Bands across the country will be trooping the colours of independence, taking to independent venues the length and breadth of the UK. With over 190 venues involved, 2018 is going to be the biggest Independent Venue Week yet. But one thing we haven’t mentioned much about is the bands playing these shows.

Instead of offering you end of year lists, we’re about New Year’s refreshers, lists that let us take note of some of the music we’ve had the pleasure to listen to over the last few years.

With so much great music hitting our ears every year, there’s always loads of new music out there to latch on to. Joining us this year for shows at Independent Venue Week, are a wide spread of different artists. We have Scottish-punk-duo Honeyblood, Indie-Poppers The Magic Gang and Frank Turner among so many other brilliant names.

That’s why we asked James Underwood at Vevo to put us together a playlist of some of his highlights playing the festival at the end of January. Giving you a chance to listen out for what we’ve got in store ahead of the week.

The Magic Gang – All This Way


Sun 4th Feb – Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

Honeyblood – Ready For The Magic


Mon 29th Jan – Bush Hall, London

Dead! – Enough Enough Enough


Tues 30th Jan – The Garage, Glasgow
Weds 31st Jan – The Flapper, Birmingham
Thurs 1st Feb – 100 Club, London
Fri 2nd Feb – Boileroom, Guilford
Sun 4th Feb – Esquires, Bedford

Baby Strange – Pleasure City


Mon 29th Jan – Jimmy’s, Manchester
Tue 30th Jan – The Louisiana, Bristol
Weds 31st Jan – Five Bells, London
Thurs 1st Feb – Muthers Studio, Birmingham
Fri 2nd Feb – Bootleg Social, Blackpool
Sat 3rd Feb – Beat Generator Live, Dundee
Sun 4th Feb – Jumpin Jacks, Newcastle

The Van T’s – Fresh Meat


Thurs 1st Feb – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
Sun 4th Feb – The Bungalow, Paisley (supporting Skinny Girl Diet)

Spring King – Rectifier


Tues 30th Jan – Moles Club, Bath
Wed 31st Jan – The Boilerroom, Guilford
Thu 1st Feb – The Horn, St Albans
Fri 2nd Feb – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Sun 4th Feb – Sin City, Swansea

Frank Turner – Recovery


Sat 3rd Feb – EBGB’s, Liverpool

Yungblud – Tin Pan Boy


Weds 31st Jan – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Sun 4th Feb – The Harley, Sheffield

Trudy and the Romance – Wild


Tues 30th Jan – The Boileroom, Guilford
Fri 2nd Feb – The Castle and Falcon, Birmingham

INHEAVEN – World On Fire


Weds 31st Jan – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
Thurs 1st Feb – Portland Arms, Cambridge
Fri 2nd Feb – Esquires Club, Bedford
Sat 3rd Feb – Moles Club, Bath

White – Living Fiction


Fri 2nd Feb – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

Anteros – Bonnie


Weds 31st Jan – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Sun 4th Feb – Jimmy’s, Manchester

You can check out more from the VEVO playlist via their website

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