The festival season, broadly speaking, will conclude in September, which is when we have Loud Women fest, a very different festival to British Summer Time, both in scale and audience, but one that is equally as important when it comes to giving women a voice.
August is a busy month for music, both in terms of releases and announcements of upcoming live dates.
K.Flay have just released an album, Solutions, and it’s a great, energetic melange of electronic indie pop.
Coming up for release in August we have Jade Imagine’s Basic Love on 2 August and Georgie’s Georgie Live! on 9 August.
The eagerly anticipated new Sleater-Kinney album, The Center Won’t Hold, is released on 16 August, as is Eilen Jewell’s politically charged Americana album, Gypsy, and Aussie punk stars Press Gang’s Wasted Energy.
Oh, Rose release the sprawling, decorous indie rock album While my father sleeps on 23 August and Jay Som also releases Anak Ko that day.
30 August looks like a busy release day with Black Belt Eagle Scout releasing the archly titled At the Party With My Brown Friends, Carter Tutti Void releasing the last of their experimental noise trilogy Triumvirate, and Ilgen-Nur releasing the surging guitar rock of Power Nap.
A lot of artists have announced their autumn live schedules over the past month, meaning there’s tons of tour dates to share with you.
Our friends at Loud Women have two gig nights in London in August. The first is at the Hope & Anchor in N1 on 10 August, when you will be able to see Izzy Thomas, The Other Ones, Sophie Mahon and Voodoo Radio.
On 22 August you’ll be able to see Delila Black’s Passe, ParTout, I am HER, Maya Kally Music and Frankie Tuffragettes playing as part of the Loud Women Unplugged showcase at The Old Queen’s Head, N1. Honestly, sometimes I think they come up with these names just to test my typing skills…
Country noir singer/songwriter Jade Jackson will play London’s Old Blue Last on 1 October whereas post punk band Automatic will play the Shackwell Arms in London on 22 October and Bristol The Lanes on 23 October.