Music: Snow Patrol are back in town
We Are Scientists
Limelight 2, Belfast
The beat-driven, melody-wrapped, harmony-draped, lyrically-savvy, New York-based indie duo We Are Scientists will be playing tunes from their past five albums, as well as some selections from their just-released offering, Megaplex. The band have cited artists such as David Bowie and Brian Eno as major influences in their early work, while subsequent material has been compared to the likes of Mansun and the Beatles. Visit ticketmaster.ie for tickets.
Snow Patrol, Millennium Forum, Londonderry
Formed in 1994 by University of Dundee students Gary Lightbody, Mark McClelland and Michael Morrison, the name Snow Patrol replaced their original moniker, Shrug, the following year and, with the addition of drummer Jonny Quinn, their first album Songs For Polar Bears was released in 1998.
Despite settling in Glasgow, Snow Patrol have been regular visitors to Northern Ireland. Their career has been marked by album sales exceeding fifteen million, five platinum albums and numerous award nominations. This tour marks their return after a six year-long sabbatical in which members embarked on side projects, plus writing their new album, Wildness.
Visit millenniumforum.co.uk/shows/snow-patrol for more details.
King Creosote, Black Box, Belfast
The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival takes over the Black Box to host King Creosote, alter-ego of Scottish singer-songwriter Kenny Anderson. With 40-plus albums in numerous formats to his name, many of his songs tell evocative stories of his homeland via delicate vocals and folk guitar. Short-listed for the 2011 Mercury Prize for Diamond Mine, his most recent release was 2016 record Astronaut Meets Appleman. Local troubadour Joshua Burnside supports.
Visit cqaf.com/king-creosote for details.
Marmozets, Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast
Two sets of siblings - the MacIntyres and the Bottomleys - formed Marmozets at school in West Yorkshire and have been playing live since 2007, gathering widespread acclaim for their chaotic live shows. Their current tour marks the release of second album, Knowing What You Know Now, earlier this year. Robbie Williams is a fan and they have supported Muse, Young Guns and Funeral for a Friend. This show is rescheduled from the original date in April, which was cancelled due to singer Becca being ill - all original tickets are valid.
Visit facebook.com/OhYeahCentre for more details.