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We’re all about independent music here, so it’s worth taking a look at the list of events taking place for Independent Venue Week. For you London types, The Macbeth of Hoxton hosts garage punksters Avalanche Party, Ice Baths, Desire and The Queen’s Head on 1 February.

If you’re further north, IVW hasn’t forgotten you. One highlight is the show at Sunbird Records on 2 February with Sisteray, Blanketman and Anhedonia.

If you’re even further north, get your coat on and head to Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on 31 January for music from Snash, Rascalton and Strange Bones.

Ithaca are at the Old Blue Last on 1 February to celebrate the release of their debut album The Language of Injury on Holy Roar Records. Support comes from Calligram and Nihility. Tickets are free but it’s limited capacity so get in early.

Roadkill Records’ Holy Bouncer tour reaches The Shacklewell Arms on Thursday 31 January. Entry is free and support comes from Human Pet, The Cosmics, and Holyglam plus DJ support from Japanese Television.

New York alt-rockers Drug Church take to the road with shows in Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow and Manchester this week.

Find out more about The Independent Venue Week

THU 31 JAN / Strange Bones @ Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh

THU 31 JAN / Holy Bouncer @ The Shacklewell Arms – London

FRI 01 FEB / Avalanche Party @ The Macbeth Of Hoxton – London

FRI 01 FEB / Ithaca @ The Old Blue Last – London

SAT 02 FEB / Sisteray @ Sunbird Records – London

SUN 03 FEB / Drug Church @ The Star And Garter – Manchester

Cover photo: Avalanche Party by Model D Photography