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It’s Independent Venue Week and to celebrate we’ve got a busy week of gigs lined up, including one off intimate show with The Wytches on Tuesday, with Steve Lamacq dropping by to interview them for his BBC Radio 6 Music show. Wednesday sees Belfast duo Exmagician with their heady mix of guitars meeting psychedelic synths. On Friday we have grunge punk trio The Cosmics whose influences include Blondie, Ramones and The Stooges, and on Sunday, brand new guitar band RedFaces. Check out the full listings below:

TUESDAY 24TH JANUARY

The Wytches + Special Guests
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The Wytches bring their psych rock back to Brum to play an exclusive intimate show at The Sunflower Lounge to celebrate Independent Venue Week! Thanks to #IVW17 you’ll get the chance to see them in one of the UK’s smallest indie music venues for a completely intimate one off show, with Steve Lamacq dropping by to interview them for his BBC Radio 6 Music show.

Watch the video for ‘C-Side’ below:

WEDNESDAY 25TH JANUARY

Exmagician + Callum Pickard & The Third Look + Jump The Shark
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Belfast duo Exmagician released Scan The Blue on Bella Union earlier this year showcasing a heady mix of guitars meeting synths and spiraling threads of psychedelia from the latest musical incarnation of longtime collaborators Danny Todd and James Smith. Support comes from Coventry lo-fi rock outfit Callum Pickard & The Third Look and Wolverhampton indie rock band Jump The Shark.

Watch the video for ‘Job Done’ below:

THURSDAY 26TH JANUARY

Dead! + False Advertising + Orcas
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Dead! are a London based four piece signed to Infectious Records, originally from Southampton and now based in London. They draw on a variety of influences to create their grunge and pop-punk inspired sound. Support comes from Manchester power-grunge outfit False Advertising and Birmingham alt-rock five piece Orcas.

Watch the video for ‘You’re So Cheap’ below:

FRIDAY 27TH JANUARY

The Cosmics + Nonsuch + The Cult Collective + The Kontours + Veda
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The Cosmics are Birmingham garage punk trio led by the crystalline vocals of tousled bassist Erin Curran, blending Stiff Records-era garage rock with a reverb-drenched modern bent. Their debut single ‘Johnny’ doesn’t even hit the two-minute mark, but leaves a lasting imprint with its jagged, jiggery chorus. Influences include Blondie, Ramones, and The Stooges. Supports include psychedelic alternative band Nonsuch, indie three-piece The Cult Collective, bluesy rock & roll band The Kontours, and lo-fi VEDA.

Listen to ‘Don’t Let Him Win’ below:

SATURDAY 28TH JANUARY

Spilt Milk Society + Alphabet City
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Spilt Milk Society celebrate the launch of their new EP I Like My Own Company due for release on 27th January. Starting out at house parties, working up to local festivals and venues from the Midlands to Liverpool, as well as recording new material monthly, Spilt Milk Society have honed in an upbeat, precise musical sound.

Listen to ‘Help Me Out’ below:

SUNDAY 29TH JANUARY

RedFaces + SLTP + AutoPilot + Spoort
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RedFaces are a brand new guitar band snapped up by a major label RCA. With a debut single – the incendiary ‘Kerosene’ – due on February 3, 2017, RedFaces are four lads from Sheffield treading what was once a well-worn path, these days the road less travelled. Support comes from SLTP with existential-crisis songs, indie band AutoPilot, and garage rock and hip-hop influenced Spoort.

Listen to ‘Kerosene’ below: