London gigs diary: 27 August – 2 September


At The Drive-In’s reformation tour passes through O2 Academy in Brixton on Tuesday night.

There’s some notable stuff happening this week, if you’ve the energy to go out after Reading / Leeds, Festibelly and Notting Hill Carnival. Monday night sees Jade Hopcroft do her studied, haunting folk pop thing at The Bedford, which is worth checking out if you’re yet to see her. At The Drive-In and The Whitest Boy Alive both headline their own big shows on Tuesday, at Brixton Academy and The Coronet respectively. Hoxton Bar & Kitchen seems the place to be on Wednesday, with the buzzy F.U.R.S and Wild Swim opening up for Canadians Memoryhouse, and there’s also an opportunity to catch the promising Sian King over at The Slaughtered Lamb. Recent RCA signings Swim Deep top the bill at the Vice issue launch at Old Blue Last on Thursday, with fellow Brummies Jaws also on the bill, and Australia’s Lucy Mason is sure to draw a crowd down the road at Queen Of Hoxton. We’ve been fans of Strangers’ romantic, synth infused 80s pop for a while now, so their single launch show for “Safe/Pain” at Koko on Friday comes recommended.

Monday 27 August

Jade Hopcroft @ The Bedford FREE

Tuesday 28 August

At The Drive-In (US) @ O2 Academy Brixton
The Whitest Boy Alive (NO) @ Coronet
Au Palais + Bat and Ball @ Madame JoJo’s (White Heat)
The Pre New + Chips For The Poor + All We Are @ The Social

Wednesday 29 August

Memoryhouse (CA) + Wild Swim + F.U.R.S @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Torches + China Rats @ Old Blue Last FREE
Sian King @ The Slaughtered Lamb
Holy Other @ Village Underground
The Low Anthem @ Bush Hall
Eugene McGuinness @ Notting Hill Arts Club (Death2Disco) FREE before 23:00

Thursday 30 August

Swim Deep + Wolf Alice + Jaws @ Old Blue Last FREE
Bush + Bluebell @ Koko
Lucy Mason (AU) @ Queen Of Hoxton
I Am Harlequin @ The Black Heart
Luke Sital-Singh @ The Islington
Nimmo & The Gauntletts + The Promenade @ Barfly
The Glendale Family + Jennifer Left @ AAA (Discovery 2)
Rita Ora @ Scala
Loverproof @ The Wheelbarrow FREE

Friday 31 August

Binary + Strangers @ Koko (Club NME)
Mt. Wolf @ Tooting Tram & Social (Wolf Club) FREE
Sissy & The Blisters @ Old Blue Last (Club. The. Mammoth.) FREE
Foreign Slippers + Luke Sital-Singh @ St. Luke’s Church

Saturday 1 September

N/A

Sunday 2 September

Torches + The Intermission Project + Alexander Wolfe @ Notting Hill Arts Club (Communion)



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