Gigs Of The Week
By Ruth Mitchell on April 19, 2011 in Music
Music this week comes in the shape of Dinosaur Pile Up, Pete and the Pirates and Beady Eye.
On Tuesday 19th there are two treats going on at the Cluny – Dinosaur Pile Up and Pete and the Pirates. Leeds lads Dinosaur Pile Up cite their influences as the great outdoors, bears that don’t need to hibernate anymore and peanut butter and jam sandwiches, the mixture of which has created an eclectic indie sound. Their debut album Growing Pains, released last year, and despite not being a chart success they’re worth checking out if you’re a fan of the Foo Fighters, Nine Black Alps or Nirvana et al, and all for the bargain price of £6.
Alternatively at the Cluny 2 you can check out Pete and the Pirates. The four piece have been around since 2008 and are promoting their debut album ‘One Thousand Pictures’, due for release 23 May, having been described as ‘perfect pop without the pretence’ by NME Magazine and compared to the kookiness of the Young Knives and the Mystery Jets. Tickets are £8.
On the 20th, the much anticipated solo project of Liam Gallagher Beady Eye will be playing at the O2 Academy. After another acrimonious split from brother Noel, Liam formed the band in 2008 and began recording in 2009. The iconic frontman has brought his Mancunian swagger along with him to his new project, and he has been described as a formidable presence on stage by the Guardian. Despite their energy however, the bands tracks haven’t quite hit the universal appeal of Oasis anthems, but don’t be put off – they’re worth checking out live for Liam’s mesmerising chant of ‘Beady! Beady! Beady fuckin’ aye!’. Find a ticket tout, cos this bad boy’s all sold out.
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