Fans of exciting explosive and high energy live guitar music in grass roots music venues, can rejoice as Red Stripe and cult indie club night This Feeling reveal its top ten guide of bands not to be missed in March. 
Indie music connoisseurs in Birmingham, Manchester, Brighton, Nottingham, Leeds, Southampton, Cardiff, Leicester and Bristol, to name a few locations, will be able to enjoy the following bands live on stage next month: 

Marking their mark on Merseyside, these six Liverpool born alt-rockers are looking to make headlines and music worthy of a blockbuster soundtrack. Taking inspiration from Echo and The Bunnymen, the Red Rum Club has developed a contemporary ‘spaghetti western’ sound.

·      7th Mar 2019 at Head Of Steam, Newcastle,
·      8th Mar 2019 at Broadcast, Glasgow,
·      9th Mar 2019 at Record Junkee, Sheffield,
·      14th Mar 2019 at The Moon, Cardiff,
·      15th Mar 2019 at Hy Brasil Music Club, Bristol,
·      16th Mar 2019 at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds,
·      21st Mar 2019 at Rough Trade, Nottingham,
·      22nd Mar 2019 at The Old Courts, Wigan,
·      23rd Mar 2019 at Notting Hill Arts Club, London.

Unsigned Birmingham band Sugarthief, rhythmically document modern teenage experiences; “All the songs are really about my view of a pretty screwed up world”, says front-man Jordi. The four-piece began their journey in 2016 with the release of their first track, ‘New Ends’, which gained them regular spins on BBC Introducing WM and Amazing Radio. 

·      23rd Mar 2019 at O2 INSTITUTE 3, Birmingham,
·      28th Mar 2019 at The Bullingdon, Oxford,
·      29th Mar 2019 at The Zanzibar, Liverpool,
·      30th Mar 2019 at The Cookie, Leicester

Those RATS form an unlikely supergroup with each of the band members hailing from successful bands across the North. Those RATS’ sound has already seen them stretch beyond their native hometown Liverpool, with their sights set for global stardom.

·      16th Mar 2019 at Jacaranda Records Phase One, Liverpool.


Hailing form the seaside town of Hartlepool, the indie rock group draws comparisons to likes of Gengahr and Blossoms, with their sound reflecting the clashing ideologies of their romanticist nature with their tumultuous teenage years.

·      1st Mar 2019 at Bootleg Social, Blackpool,
·      2nd Mar 2019 at Jimmy’s, Manchester,
·      7th Mar 2019 at The Moon Club, Cardiff,
·      8th Mar 2019 at Mothers Ruin, Bristol.

Self-professed rock star Rory Wynne, describes his sound as merge of pop-rock and indie-rock and something he is still developing. The solo act’s guitar heroes are Jack White and Slash and Prince, who he reveres as “magicians”.

·      1st Mar 2019 at The Water Rats, London,
·      2nd Mar 2019 at The Hope And Ruin, Brighton,
·      15th Mar 2019 at Actress And Bishop, Birmingham,
·      16th Mar 2019 at Jimmy’s, Manchester.

Listed among Fred Perry’s Top Manchester Bands you need to hear, Clear Green’s music has a variety of influences, stemming from genres such as alternative indie, mod and rock and roll.

·      9th Mar 2019 at Lending Room The Library, Leeds,
·      15th Mar 2019 at Electric Church, Blackburn.


Photo by Sean Taylor-King


Brighton based five-piece, Creeping Jean will throw you back to the swinging 60s, playing blues insidious pop, infectious grooves and contagious energy.

·      2nd Mar 2019 at The Hope And Ruin, Brighton,
·      16th Mar 2019 at Jimmy’s, Manchester,
·      16th Mar 2019 at Cafe Totem, Sheffield.

Glasgow-based alt-rock band The Van T’s are especially inspired by 90s bands and artists such as The Pixies, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins. The four-piece, describe themselves as “Loud, driven and energetic.”

·      23rd Mar 2019 at Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh.

Scottish born band, Black Dove describes their sound as very indie/alternative, “sort of Catfish and The Bottlemen meet Nirvana”. The Young quartet form Inverclyde offer dynamic indie rock, with sing-along anthemic vocals.

·      22nd Mar 2019 at Broadcast, Glasgow, 
·      23rd Mar 2019 at Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh.

The Singer-songwriter from London combines indie, rock and pop with folky and jazzy vocals. As well as her own original music, Nadia has also been involved in collaborations with other artists, the latest being with Jamie Morrison.

·      1st Mar 2019 at The Water Rats, London.


Photo: Rhona Murphy Photography

To find local This Feeling and Red Stripe gigs coming to a stage near you, please head to the ticketing page: https://www.seetickets.com/tour/this-feeling.

In addition, to view performances and interviews with new and exciting talent such as Tom Brennan, Bang Bang Romeo and Rat Boy, as well as established acts like The Libertines’ Carl Barat and The Vaccines, on online TV show Red Stripe Presents: This Feeing TV, please visit This Feeling’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC43259qkz6qfpOP83ch9z7w

To stay ahead of the curve and avoid missing out on any Red Stripe Presents: This Feeling TV news, visit the Red Stripe Twitter and Facebook page for updates.


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