Weekly Music Guide – 24.11.21

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Music fans, we’re here with your weekly Leicester music guide featuring news and interviews from across the local scene.

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Diary Dates

Ferocious Dog – Monday 29 November
O2 Academy Leicester

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More than a band, they are a family. “To listen to the Ferocious Dog as it snarls and growls at the world is to show responsibility” said a Louder Than War review of their brilliant Fake News and Propaganda album, but this is an outfit that shows compassion too. They’ve also been hailed as “a representation of our gut feeling, savage and merciless” and at the same time, called “folk in the grand tradition of it being the peoples sound.

Wargasm – Monday 29 November
The Shed


International model Milkie Way joined by Sam Matlock are the anarcho electro-punk duo Wargam, who make angry songs for sad people.

Will and the People – Monday 29 November

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Will and the People are Will Rendle, James Keo, Jim Ralphs, Charlie Harman and Jamie Rendle, a collective who all write songs, mixing reggae, pop, grunge, ska and house. Its fun, it’s honest, very catchy and rather interesting when they really get going…

Sex Swing – Wednesday 1 December
The Soundhouse

“A newly-birthed project, comprising members of implicitly trusted yet sonically nefarious outfits Mugstar, Part Chimp and Dethscalator”.

Millie Manders & The Shutup – Friday 3 December
The Shed

Millie Manders and The Shutup create cross-genre punk that is hard to ignore. With lyricism that pokes fun, draws you in or leaves you questioning social norms teamed with incredible vocal dexterity, grinding guitars, irresistible horn hooks and a pumping rhythm section.

Lakes – Sunday 5 December

Watford based alternative, indie, emo sextet. Taking influence from mid-western emo, math rock and alternative indie, the group’s independent attitude has led them to record all their own music, produce their own music videos and with families of their own they organise child-friendly matinee gigs in their hometown. “Blending Fleetwood Mac-influenced dual pop melodies, American Football math-rock guitars with a hint of rich 90’s emo, Lakes have developed their own brand of “glock-rock” – Already Heard



If you’re a regular gig goer in Leicester you won’t have escaped Ferris. They’ve been on the local scene for a number of years and have recently released their new album, Fantasy. We caught up with Scott to find out more about it.

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How would you describe Ferris to someone who’s never heard you before?

When you listen to Ferris for the first time and every time afterwards, you will hear carefully crafted songs with the emphasis of telling a story, the tight harmonies, jangly guitars and solid rhythm section, but most of all you will hear a desire to get you hooked!

Tell us about your new album?

Our new album is called ‘Fantasy’, it’s a collection of songs written during lockdown, but not about lockdown. This is our escape and reflection of not only times past, but also our view of a world that has been changed forever.

How did you find it staying creative enough to write a new album during the pandemic?

We found it easy to be creative as we never stop being creative.

What’s your favourite track on the album?

I think my favourite track on the album changes depending on how I feel. I guess if I had to pin it down it would be Flightdeck. I just love the guitars and vocals on this track they just seem to dance with each other

Where can people listen to the album and find out more?

You can listen to the album on all the usual streaming sites –  Apple Music and Spotify.



Our weekly playlist is a selection of the best acts coming to Leicester over the coming weeks. Check them out and book some tickets.

Have a listen and get in touch to tell us which tracks you’re loving.


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