TMMP’s Top Gigs Of 2014
2014 has been a difficult time for underground live music in the UK. With small venues across the country facing all manner of issues, it was heartening to see the team behind Guildford’s Boileroom make it through an emotionally trying licence review process and move on to host some incredible gigs and community-oriented events. With any luck, 2015 will see a change in fortunes for venues like the Boileroom.
From intimate showings from ska legends to inhumanly tight math-pop sets via beatboxing virtuosity and an audience with the professor of punk, here are TMMP’s top gigs of 2014.
Note: Beyond the top 5, the rest of these shows are listed in no particular order. They were all equally incredible.
1) Reel Big Fish / Magnus Major / The Jellycats (The Boileroom, Guildford, 11/7/14)
2) Marmozets / Lonely The Brave / Allusondrugs (The Scala, London, 10/10/14)
3) Beardyman (KOKO, Camden, 28/11/14)
4) Submotion Orchestra / LV Feat. Joshua Idehen (Concorde2, Brighton, 15/11/14)
5) SikTh / Heart Of A Coward / Idiom (Concorde2, 11/11/14)
6) Marmozets / Drones (The Boileroom, 19/8/14)
7) Protest The Hero / Tesseract / The Safety Fire (Electric Ballroom, Camden, 7/2/14)
8) Signals (The Star, Guildford, 19/10/14)
9) The Hell / Flesh Trench / The Deadlights / Toska (The Boileroom, 27/11/14)
10) Half Crown / Hatton Manor / Jack Williams (Sofar Sounds, Brighton, 26/11/14)
11) Vivien Goldman & The Punky Reggae Party Show (The Boileroom, 16/10/14)
12) Boy Hits Car / Kyshera / Yeti Love (The Underworld, Camden, 26/7/14)
13) Princess Slayer / Jamie Lenman / Natalie Ross / CeCe (The Boileroom, 31/1/14)
14) Bob Log III / Thomas Truax (The Boileroom, 1/5/14)
15) Palm Reader / Flesh Trench / Yearbook / We Never Learned To Live / Eschar (The Boileroom, 24/5/14)
16) Nick Oliveri / Prosperina / Yeti Love / Welcome The Howling Tones (The Boileroom, 3/6/14)
17) Hacktivist (The Boileroom, 8/12/14)
18) Princess Slayer / Erika / Natalie Ross / Stella (The Boileroom, 8/5/14)
19) By The Rivers / Bare Jams / Riot Act (The Boileroom, 19/12/14)
20) Twothirtytwo / Parachute For Gordo / Katie Malco / Midfield Workhorse (The Boileroom, 9/9/14)
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