Xtra Mile Recordings's Independent Venue Week 2017 showcase is at The Monarch, Camden, with Ducking Punches, Non Canon and The RPMs. Buy your £7 tickets here.
You can also read an interview with each of the bands about Independent Venue Week and what it means to them.
As with any Xtra Mile showcase, we like to give you variety. Brighton trio The RPMs bring the 60s-tinged pop optimism, choruses that ripple through a crowd, making dancing inevitable. Non Canon is Bristol's very own Barry Dolan, usually caught yelling and thrashing at an acoustic or electric guitar as Oxygen Thief. Here, his more personal and measured songs retain the wordplay, sensitively delivered, with bits of choral crowd participation thrown in. Headlining is Ducking Punches, with a new lineup, still led by songwriter Dan Allen. A furious and frenetic blend of guitars lend both a chaotic and melodic side to his compelling songs. Expect tight, explosive energy.
See you at the show on Thursday!