THE BARNUM MESERVE,
COLD WATER SOULS, SHORT WEEKENDS
ROUGH TRADE, NOTTINGHAM, 03.08.17
Sounds a bit Ibiza-y in Rough Trade Nottingham tonight. Not that I’ve ever been, but this is what I imagine it sounds like (I’ve seen Clubland adverts). Short Weekends are cycling through synth tones before they start their set, firing out bursts of hyper-compressed synth volleys. These young chaps are looking fresh in the face and fresh 2 death in the threads department, laughing and joking with a jittery excitement about them.
JOSEPH KNIGHT, LAURIE ILLINGWORTH
JAM CAFÉ, NOTTINGHAM, 13.07.17
Are there candles in here? Nah, but it feels like there are. On a scale of 1 to bustling, we’re hitting a laid-back ‘4’, with punters grabbing their casual Thursday grapefruit-peach-infused-coffee-ale-malt-lychee-craft brews and laying down a comfortingly mild murmur of background murmur-age.
Things are shaping up pretty sweet, then, although we have actually arrived just after the first act has finished. Whoops. Apologies to Rory Cannon, but no fear, charming chap and headline act Joseph Knight assures us we missed a tidy performance.