August Picks: Scruff of the Neck

August Picks: Scruff of the Neck

August Picks: Scruff of the Neck

August Picks: Scruff of the Neck

We’re delighted to invite Sam Kirk from music collective Scruff of the Neck to share their favourite picks in August. Check out what they’re looking forward to below and be sure to follow them over on their website.

3rd РBXLY / We Are Parkers / Socket РHy Brasil Music Club

Three brilliant local bands for the great price of ¬£0! Although BXLY currently have no music released they’re already creating a real buzz and a strong fan base, and I expect them to go from strength to strength throughout the rest of 2017 and into 2018. We Are Parkers and Socket both have some brilliant indie tracks in their arsenal so this shapes up to be a lively night!

6th – Kate Nash – o2 Academy

I remember when Made of Bricks was first released – my brother and his mates went to see Kate at Concorde 2 in Brighton but being 13 I was too young to go. It’s a brilliantly crafted album and any indie fan in Bristol will probably share the same hazy memories of singing along to ‘Foundations’ after a few too many 2-for-1 cans at Pressure! Hearing those tracks I grew up on is sure to be a right treat.

12th – Zepher – The Fleece

Zepher don’t half write big tunes; huge choruses that wouldn’t feel out of place in arena and riffs to match. Although they fit into the rather loose ‘alt-rock’ bracket that is banded about so much nowadays you can definitely hear some classic rock influences as well as some more recent rock acts such as Heaven’s Basement. I can really see them blossoming given time.

15th – Larkins / Rozelle / Bordello – The Louisiana

Having sold out their last Manchester headline at Gorilla, Larkins were one of my highlights from our Dot to Dot stage in May. ‘Hit and Run’ and ‘Sugar Sweet’ are must-listens, and they’ll be stuck in your head for days after you do. We’ve pulled together some of Bristol’s finest to support as well, with Rozelle having packed out the louie for their own headline show in April and Bordello who are very new but very promising.

25th – Queens of the Stone Age – Villains

I’ve always been a bit sceptical of anything with the name Mark Ronson attached, but Josh Homme et al. have the ability to churn out banger after banger and I’d expect nothing less with this next release. “Where are the new festival headliners?” has been an often asked question recently but with bands like QOTSA, Foo Fighters, Kasabian and the Arctic Monkeys at the top of their game with no signs of slowing down, I believe we have plenty of time before any serious issue arrises on that front.