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Emma Blackery to David Ford: eight gigs not to miss this week in Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 10:36 02 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:36 02 June 2017

The Essex singer-songwriter and YouTube star Emma Blackery is at the Waterfront. Picture: Submitted

The Essex singer-songwriter and YouTube star Emma Blackery is at the Waterfront. Picture: Submitted

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The Essex singer-songwriter and YouTube star brings her feisty punk-infused pop, David Ford his mesmerising live performance, plus Lindisfarne, Gnoomes, The Pharcyde and a 2-Tone double-header.

Folk-blues stalwarts Lindisfarne return for a date at St Andrew's Hall. Picture: SubmittedFolk-blues stalwarts Lindisfarne return for a date at St Andrew's Hall. Picture: Submitted

Emma Blackery

Waterfront, King Street, Norwich, June 2, 6pm, £12.50, 01603 508050, www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk

Essex singer-songwriter and YouTube star, whose new EP Magnetised has just debuted at number three on the UK iTunes Album chart, visits to perform her brand of feisty punk-infused pop. She is one of anew generation of stars who have built a following on YouTube where she has over 142 million video views. Support comes from Rusty Clanton and Valeras.

Pixx

Norwich Arts Centre, June 2, 8pm, £6.50, 01603 660352, www.norwichartscentre.co.uk

Hailing from the fringes of south London suburban sprawl, Pixx (the moniker of 21-year-old musician Hannah Rodgers) first appeared in late 2015 with the Fall In EP and has toured with the likes of Daughter, Glass Animals and Youth Lagoon. She arrives fresh from releasing her debut album, The Age Of Anxiety, which borrows its title from W.H. Auden’s final poem. Including the singles I Bow Down and Baboo, it mixes the ethereal qualities of 4AD label-mates Cocteau Twins with the new age aesthetic of Grimes. Support from garage-pop band SuperGlu.

2 Tone legends The Selector and The Beat team up for a double-header. Picture: Submitted2 Tone legends The Selector and The Beat team up for a double-header. Picture: Submitted

Lindisfarne

St Andrews Hall, Norwich, June 2, 7.30pm, £26.50, thelittleboxoffice.com/oeplive/event/view/43077

Return of the folkie favourites. Emerging from Tyneside in the 1970s and quickly carving out a unique place as one of British rock’s most original bands, Lindisfarne’s pioneering sound, combining acoustic instruments like mandolin and fiddle with their electric blues roots, resulted in catchy, memorable songs provided by writers Alan Hull and Rod Clements.

The Selector & The Beat

UEA LCR, Norwich, June 3, 6pm, £25, 01603 508050, www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk

Russian psych-rock trio Gnoomes who are playing the Open venue. Picture: SubmittedRussian psych-rock trio Gnoomes who are playing the Open venue. Picture: Submitted

The 2 Tone legends team up to give fans a rare treat appearing together on this double-header. The Selecter, led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson, are sure to feature enduring hits like Three Minute Hero, Missing Words and On My Radio. The Beat fronted by Ranking Roger released their spectacular fourth album Bounce (the first in over 30 years) last September.

Gnoomes

Open, Bank Plain, Norwich, June 2, 7.30pm, £7, 01603 763111, opennorwich.org.uk

Electronic psych-rock trio who hail from Perm, 700 miles from Moscow. Their trance-like rhythms and soundscapes are equally inspired by psych legends from the past such as NEU! and Can. Their debut album, Ngan, mixed low-fi, incredible electronic wizardry and weird out stuff, and they return having released the follow-up Tschak!, a mix of melodic sweetness, skysurfing guitar experimentation and more adventurous sounds.

David Ford

Piano-playing troubadour David Ford comes to Norwich Arts Centre. Picture: SubmittedPiano-playing troubadour David Ford comes to Norwich Arts Centre. Picture: Submitted

Norwich Arts Centre, June 3, 8pm, £15 adv/£17 door, 01603 660352, www.norwichartscentre.co.uk

Piano-playing troubadour who sound somewhere in the middle ground between David Gray and Bruce Springsteen returns. His raw-throated passion to delicate piano balladry combine Americana, English melodicism and a touch of rock‘n’roll. A multi-instrumentalist and master of the loop pedal, he gives mesmerising live performances. A new EP titled the Union, a follow-up to his 2014 mini-LP The Arrangement, will be available at the show. Support from Michelle Stodart (from the Magic Numbers) and J P Ruggieri.

Melt Banana

Norwich Arts Centre, June 6, 8pm, £13.50 adv/£15 door, 01603 660352, www.norwichartscentre.co.uk

Cult Japanese experimental noise rock pop duo (a favourite of the late John Peel) visit on a rare UK tour to deliver intense, frenetic and unique punk rock. Their last album 2013’s Fetch, was a total masterpiece of hardcore-punk bluster and concision, filled with Ichiro Agata’s effect-laden guitar squall and frontwoman Yasuko “Yako” Onuki’s barked high-tone vocals. Support comes from Mega Emotion and Algae Bloom.

Bizarre Ride Live: The Pharcyde

The Owl Sanctuary, Timberhill, Norwich, June 4, 7.30pm, £14, 01603 508050, www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk

Founding and former Pharcyde member Slimkid3 along with Bizarre Ride Producers J-Sw!ft & LA Jay (plus special surprise guests!) will perform Bizarre Ride live for its 25th anniversary from start to finish. Loose-limbed and witty hip hop with a conscious edge from the brilliant LA crew, The Pharcyde were best known for their freewheeling mid-1990s anthem Drop. Legendary west coast graffiti artist Slick, who designed the rollercoaster-themed album cover, has art-directed the stage design.

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