Who: San Francisco dreamers, Wooden Shjips’ woozy cocktail of psyched-out, stripped down, experimental garage rock blends spacey west-coast drone with angular east-coast rock. And does it with just a soupcon of mysticism on the side. Think Hawkwind meets the Velvet Underground. And then go outside and get some air. They’re touring their first ever, proper album, West, which is – suitably – dripping in all manner of West Coast tropes and treats. Well, they’re not named after a Crosby, Stills and Nash song for nothing. Good to see those boys at Harvest Sun have snagged them.
Where: The Kazimier, Wolstenholme Square
With: Liverpool’s dependably excellent Mugstar and San Francisco’s rather wonderful shimmering pop merchants, The Fresh and Onlys.
When: 6 September