‘Erotic, cinematic, atmospheric

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It’s a shame The Craufurd Arms doesn’t offer bed and breakfast – they’ve so much on the musical menu this week coming that it’d make sense to stay over!

Devil Sold His Soul play this evening. Out on the road in support of the current opus Belong Betray, the UK noise bringers are being joined by post-hardcore chargers When We Were Wolves, and Dead Harts from Sheffield.

The chap on stage tomorrow night will be a familiar one – Thomas Nicholas, aka ‘Kevin from American Pie’ is bringing his band to the Craufurd Arms stage.

He writes about revolutions – from the personal and emotional sort and through to ‘mass scale’ stuff.

Ask Kevin for his own take on the music making and he says: “I think of it as John Mayer writing the melody, Bruce Springsteen singing and the Foo Fighters backing it all up.”

If you want to rock your Friday night that way, step right up.

The Courtesans play on Saturday night.

The all-girl players are certainly not slacking on the descriptive front: Sultry sounds with a vicious kick is the band explanation, with words used including erotic, cinematic and atmospheric.

Influences, ladies?

“Eroticism, narcissism, insanity, feminism, sexuality, media, violence, society, passion, love, equality... and many many others.”

Earlier this month, the lasses deleted their ReverbNation account, declaring it ‘a useless promotion tool for bands.’

Arcane Roots stop by on Sunday night, early into their current slew of headlining dates which will take them through to late May.

The band have spent much of the past couple of years on the road, working their debut album Blood & Chemistry hard.

Along the way they’ve stepped up at festivals aplenty, and toured big guns including with Biffy Clyro, Muse and Bad Religion.

More recently they’ve been making friends Stateside, on the road with with St Albans boys done swell, Enter Shikari.

Gallery Circus will support.

Tim Vantol plays on Tuesday evening, and will be supported by our own splendid Americana duo Josh Chandler – Morris and Carly Slade.

We imagine they will use their set to tickle your ears with their forthcoming single, Who’s Gonna Hold Your Hand, which is a regular spinner in the office.

Stockholm’s Grieved will hold attentions with their so-called dark hardcore in the backroom.

Enjoy yourselves.