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DIY live

A round-up of the gigs DIY’s been putting on this month.

Speedy Ortiz,

sound Control,

Manchester. photo: Ellen Offredy

“I

f you wanna throw, you better have an awfully big stone,“ warns Speedy Ortiz chief protagonist Sadie Dupuis. Make no mistake, she means it. Pausing only to declare her love for Manchester and raise a cheer for supporting bands Parakeet and Trust Fund, she powers through her band’s jagged asymmetric melodies.

In Photos: BEACONS METRO leeds. Photos: Luke Hannaford

DIY teamed up with Headrow House for a series of five free gigs, which kicked off on 5th October with Nai Harvest, Bloody Knees and Abbatoir Blues.

Speedy Ortiz have always had a way with wiry coiled tunes, skilfully executed in gnarly outbursts of sonic fury. Their latest, the five-star rated ‘Foil Deer’, dominates the first half of the set, bursting with high-spirited confidence and sharptongued quips. Although their sound bears the hallmarks of classic American college rock, some of the tracks from ‘Foil Deer’ betray a cheeky pop swagger. By the end of the night the dark steel-framed space of Sound Control feels fully charged, buzzing with positive energy. (Anastasia Connor)

coming up NOVEMBER

b lo o dy kn ees

13 Tuff Love, Fake Laugh, Lazy Day Headrow House, Leeds (Beacons Metro) 10 Titus Andronicus , Hare & Hounds, Birmingham 16-20 Oscar, Blaenavon UK tour (Cardiff, St Albans, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester) 27 Formation Soup Kitchen, Manchester

JANUARY

21 Dilly Dally The Castle Hotel, Manchester 5,12,19, 26 Beach Baby, Pumarosa and more, The Old Blue Last, London (Hello 2016) A bat to i r B lu es

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