Laura Marling at The Olympia, Thursday 7th
With another album of top-notch indie-folk tunes added to her already formidable discography, there’s no arguing that maverick singer-songwriter Laura Marling is our top choice this week. Short Movie sees Marling pushing into new territory, self-producing for the first time, as well as adding electric guitars to her sound. Marling consistently proves herself to be remarkable on record, and her live reputation is just as strong, so a fine show should be in store here.
Gaz Coombes at Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick, Friday 8th
Best-known for being a member of the long-running and wacky britpop group Supergrass, Gaz Coombes has established himself as an intriguing solo artist with his latest release Matador. Unusually Coombes is skipping Dublin on this stretch of the tour, but he will be performing in Limerick and will be supporting Paolo Nutini later on this year.
Worth Checking Out:
Race The Flux at The Workman’s, Friday 8th
Post-rockers Race The Flux release their newest EP ‘Olympians’ with what ought to be an explosive show at the Workman’s this Friday. Packed full with intense guitars, ferocious wordless shouts, and laced with subtle electronics, if the band’s new material is as good as their debut album we’ll be in for a treat.
Vann Music at Whelan’s, Friday 8th
You can’t ever go wrong with a Vann Music show, and Whelan’s is the ideal location for anything really. If you like your choruses catchy and your synths reminding you of the eighties, then this is the gig for you.
Take That at The 3Arena, Friday 8th
We’re spoilt for choice for our Friday show this week, and if the two Irish acts above don’t tickle your fancy, then how about one of the biggest live acts of all-time? Take That are looking a bit light with only three members these days, but the original boy-band are still churning out pop hits, and if you think less members equals a lesser show, well maybe you should head on down to see for yourself.