London gigs diary: 13 August – 19 August

Glasgow’s buzzy electro pop outfit Churches play two shows in London this week.

There’s probably no better way to combat Post Olympic Depression with getting out there and seeing some great new bands – and there are plenty of opportunities to do so this week. Straight off the bat, Theme Park are launching their new single “Jamaica” at Birthdays on Monday night, and iconic Swedish punks Refused play over at The Forum on the same evening. Wednesday night appears to be quite the blockbuster, with no fewer than eight gigs worth checking out – WALL., Oberhofer, Cave Painting and Spector are amongst the artists showcasing their wares, the latter at Rough Trade East to promote their debut album, out this week. Lovepark and Eliza & The Bear appear on the same free entry show at The Lock Tavern on Thursday, and you probably don’t want to miss band of the moment Churches – who play at Koko on Friday, in support of Chew Lips, and The Nest on Saturday.

Monday 13 August

Theme Park + Childhood + Becoming Real @ Birthdays
Refused + The Bots @ HMV Forum
White Rabbits + Lovepark @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

Tuesday 14 August

Violens + Cymbals @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Noel Gallagher @ Dingwalls
Lonsdale Boys Club + Josh Kumra @ O2 Academy 2 Islington
Thunderbird Gerard + The Dead Fronts @ The Social (Huw Stephens presents) FREE

Wednesday 15 August

WALL. @ The Sebright Arms (Black Cab Sessions)
Cave Painting + The Hall Of Mirrors + Nadine Shah @ Bull & Gate (Bamboozled)
Fridge Magnets + The Woo Woos @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (Gold Dust)
The History Of Apple Pie + F.U.R.S @ Birthdays
Oberhofer + Sissy & The Blisters @ The Shacklewell Arms (Clash Magazine)
Dispatch + To Kill A King @ Koko
Spector @ Rough Trade East
Emily & The Woods @ The Gallery Cafe

Thursday 16 August

Lovepark + Eliza & The Bear @ The Lock Tavern (White On White) FREE
Secret Son @ Old Queens Head (Oh! Inverted World) FREE
Electricity In Our Homes @ Birthdays FREE
Bo Bruce @ Upstairs at The Garage
The Tricks @ Proud Camden
Hollie Cook @ Barfly (XFM X-Posure)

Friday 17 August

Chew Lips + Churches @ Koko (Club NME)
Physics House Band + Phantom Runners @ Old Blue Last (Friday Night Fist Fight) FREE

Saturday 18 August

Churches @ The Nest FREE before 22:30
Johnny Foreigner @ Upstairs at The Garage

Sunday 19 August


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