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London gigs diary: 18 February – 24 February

Hampshire teenagers Blaenavon headline Islington’s Buffalo Bar on Thursday night.

Things this week get going straight away, with six notable shows on Monday evening – a free Bear Cavalry show and a Bebe Black EP launch amongst them. Cymbals supported by Fun Adults at White Heat is sure to be a hot ticket, with both bands making waves of late, and that same night you’re able to catch The History Of Apple Pie and YADI both for free. The Mispers play their second ever show at Old Queens Head on Wednesday evening, following on from their bustling Queen Of Hoxton date a few months back – get down to that one early. Thursday sees the ever-on-it paradYse Records (LULS, Marika Hackman) launch another single, this time from Hampshire’s Blaenavon, with a free entry, 16+ show at Buffalo Bar. Leeds’ Heart-Ships at Old Blue Last and Glasgow’s PAWS at The Dalston Victoria also come recommended that evening. Eight weighty bands are in action at a double header of big NME Awards shows on Friday and Saturday – firstly, The Cribs top a bill at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, which includes Deap Vally and new Infectious Records signings Drenge, and the next day Django Django play Brixton Academy with support from two of ’13’s big indie hopefuls: Palma Violets and Peace.

Monday 18 February

Bear Cavalry @ Old Blue Last FREE
Sam Smith @ Blacks (Society Of The Golden Slippers)
The 1975 @ The Borderline
Bebe Black @ The Social
Al Lewis @ St Pancras Old Church
Electric Guest (US) @ Rough Trade East

Tuesday 19 February

Cymbals + Fun Adults @ Madame JoJo’s (White Heat)
The History Of Apple Pie + Ides + Bare Pale @ Old Blue Last FREE
AlunaGeorge @ XOYO
The Rubens (AU) + China Rats @ Sebright Arms
Shields + Good Dangers @ The Shacklewell Arms
YADi @ The Social FREE
Doldrums (CA) + Koreless + Glass Animals @ Birthdays (NME Awards)
Exclamation Pony (Ryan Jarman) @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (NME Awards)

Wednesday 20 February

The Mispers @ Old Queens Head (Akira)
Justin Timberlake (US) @ HMV Forum
Night Engine @ The Borderline
The Lumineers (US) @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Thursday 21 February

Blaenavon @ Buffalo Bar FREE
Savages @ Electric Ballroom
Heart-Ships @ Old Blue Last FREE
Nzca/lines @ The Garage
Tim Burgess @ Birthdays
PAWS @ The Dalston Victoria
Moulettes @ Dingwalls (Music Week Breakout)
LCMDF (FI) @ Notting Hill Arts Club

Friday 22 February

The Cribs + And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (US) + Deap Vally (US) + Drenge @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Palace @ Islington Metal Works
Houndmouth (US) + Crybaby + Bat And Ball @ The Lexington

Saturday 23 February

Dems @ Queen Of Hoxton (Cat Lovers)
Django Django + Miles Kane + Palma Violets + Peace @ O2 Academy Brixton (NME Awards)
Kanye West (US) @ Hammersmith Apollo

Sunday 24 February

Kanye West (US) @ Hammersmith Apollo (2nd night)

London gigs diary: 11 February – 17 February

Duologue launch their debut LP, “Song And Dance”, at Hoxton Bar on Wednesday night.

Band of the moment (if there ever was one) Wolf Alice are in action on Monday night at Stoke Newington’s Waiting Room, when they launch their debut single “Fluffy” via Chess Club. Tuesday’s highlights include Phoria’s EP launch at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (for Akira Records), with support from Debian Blak and Halflight, and also Oxford’s MMX, who play their own sold out date at Sebright Arms. Two notable purveyors of exciting electronic indie, Duologue and Everything Everything, both play headline shows on Wednesday, each to promote their respective debut and second album releases. Valentine’s Day sees a blockbuster list of shows all over town – amongst them On An On, Local Natives, Pure Love, Kodaline and Bear’s Den, with all of them offering up interesting supporting bills. As the weekend approaches, Scoundrels play their second studio party at The Arch in Tottenham Hale, and the fantastic Vestals launch their debut single at The Social on Saturday night.

Monday 11 February

Wolf Alice @ The Waiting Room Sold Out
Fear Of Men @ Sebright Arms
Desparecidos (US) @ Electric Ballroom
Heartless Bastards (US) + Elle King (US) @ The Lexington

Tuesday 12 February

MMX @ Sebright Arms Sold Out
Phoria + Debian Blak + Halflight @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (Akira)
CLOUT! + The Wytches + Dogfeet @ Birthdays
Goldheart Assembly + Elle King (US) @ The Shacklewell Arms (Bamboozeld Too)
Sons & Lovers + As Elephants Are + Annie Eve @ Notting Hill Arts Club (No Quarter)
Man Without Country + Age Of Consent + Yoyo Eskimo @ Madame Jojo’s (White Heat)
Gulp + The Strypes + Francobollo @ The Social (Huw Stephens Presents) FREE
Darwin Deez (US) + Electric Guest (US) @ Heaven
Toy @ Scala (NME Awards)

Wednesday 13 February

Duologue + Grass House @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Everything Everything @ Heaven Sold Out
Kenworthy + Fred Page @ Sevilla Mia (Pull The Plug) FREE
Frightened Rabbit + Wintersleep (CA) + Washington Irving @ HMV Forum Sold Out
Washington Irving @ Bull & Gate (10pm)
Jay Brown + Crushed Beaks @ St Moritz (KIDS)
Teleman + Casual Sex @ The Waiting Room FREE

Thursday 14 February

ON AN ON (US) + Elephant + Palace @ Birthdays
Local Natives (US) + Balthazar (BE) @ Scala Sold Out
Pure Love + Turbogeist + The Vestals @ XOYO
Bear’s Den + Joe Banfi @ The Slaughtered Lamb Sold Out
Stubborn Heart + Courts + The Switch @ Notting Hill Arts Club
Kodaline (IE) + Luke Sital-Singh @ Dingwalls Sold Out
Dutch Uncles @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen Sold Out
Three Trapped Tigers + The Physics House Band @ McClusky’s, Kingston (New Slang)

Friday 15 February

Valentina + Superfood @ Birthdays FREE before 00:00
LULS + THUMPERS + Nadine Shah @ Tooting Tram & Social FREE
Malpas + Modern Folks + The Recusants @ Old Blue Last FREE
Scoundrels + The Dirty Gentlemen @ The Arch, N15 4QL
Tyrannosaurus Dead @ The Macbeth FREE

Saturday 16 February

The Vestals + Paper Boats + Honey @ The Social
Jetta + Death At Sea + The Lake Poets + Eliza And The Bear @ Roundhouse (Generator / Roundhouse Rising)
Black Manila + Tripwires @ Birthdays

Sunday 17 February


London gigs diary: 4 February – 10 February

Brooklyn’s Young Unknowns play their first ever London shows this week, starting Tuesday.

American touring bands seem to be a prevalent theme this week – New York’s Young Unknowns, Portland’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Los Angeles’ Lord Huron, Astoria’s Foxygen are all in town playing shows, as are Dinosaur Jr. and Darwin Deez. Liverpool’s quirky electro pop purveyors Wave Machines headline Scala on Wednesday night to promote their second LP, and that same night the very promising Palace head up a bill at Bethnal Green’s Sebright Arms. Those who are yet to catch KHUSHI at either of their first two shows have another chance this week when they play Old Queens Head on Thursday. That same night WALL plays a sold out gig at Hoxton Hall, and Isle Of Wight supergroup-of-sorts (and recent PIAS signings) Champs play support to Lord Huron at Old Blue Last. The annual NME Awards gigs kick off properly this week, with Foals at XOYO on Thursday being an obvious highlight, and a first chance for many to see them play tracks off their new album “Holy Fire” in a live setting.

Monday 4 February

Dinosaur Jr. (US) + Cheatahs + Death At Sea @ Electric Ballroom (NME Awards)
Foxygen (US) @ The Lexington
Glitches + Landshapes @ Sebright Arms

Tuesday 5 February

Young Unknowns (US) @ Buffalo Bar
The Divers @ Barfly
Unknown Mortal Orchestra (US) @ Cargo
Velvet Stream + Lauren Aquilina + Jay Brown @ Queen Of Hoxton (ASCAP)
Ruen Brothers + Noah + James Bay @ Notting Hill Arts Club (No Quarter)
China Rats @ Old Blue Last FREE
Gabriel Bruce @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (NME Awards)
Delphic @ XOYO (NME Awards)

Wednesday 6 February

Palace @ Sebright Arms FREE
Young Unknowns (US) @ Cornershop FREE
Wave Machines + Golden Fable @ Scala
Veronica Falls @ Rough Trade East
Black Black Hills @ Notting Hill Arts Club (Death2Disco) FREE before 23:00
All We Are @ The Windmill

Thursday 7 February

KHUSHI @ Old Queens Head (Wagon) FREE
Foals @ XOYO (NME Awards)
Lord Huron (US) + Champs @ Old Blue Last
WALL @ Hoxton Hall
Jade Hopcroft @ Bar Music Hall (Smashing Blouse) FREE
Maria Minerva @ The Shacklewell Arms
The 1975 + Findlay @ McClusky’s, Kingston (New Slang)

Friday 8 February

Amateur Best @ Rough Trade East (18:30)
Young Unknowns (US) @ Old Blue Last FREE
Lord Huron (US) @ The Lexington
Two Door Cinema Club + Bastille + Swim Deep @ O2 Academy Brixton
Troumaca + Babeshadow @ Koko (Club NME)

Saturday 9 February

Lord Huron (US) @ Rough Trade West (14:30) FREE
Lola Colt + The Wytches + Joyland + Goldsoul @ The Dalston Victoria
JP Cooper @ Sebright Arms (Communion)

Sunday 10 February

Father Sculptor + All We Are @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Darwin Deez (US) @ Rough Trade East

London gigs diary: 28 January – 3 February

THUMPERS launch their debut single, “Dancing’s Done”, on Thursday at Trinity Centre.

Plenty on this week, as usual – straight away Monday night serves up two free shows in Dalston, Dems and Only Real, that are worth your attention. Akira Records’ debut singing, Reuben Hollebon, plays for them at Old Queens Head on Tuesday night with some promising acoustic artists in support. Wednesday night’s particularly busy, with 2008’s best band Smokey Angle Shades making their comeback proper at The Shacklewell Arms, and JAWS, who released one of our favourite tracks of last year (“Toucan Surf”) headlining a free show at Old Blue Last for the Hello 2013 series. The KIDS night at St Moritz is also worth checking out, with La Shark and Northern Irish brother-sister duo Southern on the bill. THUMPERS launch their paradYse released debut single with a BYOB gig at Trinity Centre, E8, on Thursday evening, with Music Week Breakout offering a blockbuster lineup over at Barfly, including Milo Greene and KHUSHI. Canadians METZ (Sub Pop) headline two nights at Birthdays on Friday and Saturday, and if you can’t get into that you could do much worse than head over to The Borderline to see a bill comprised of four up-and-comers on the indie/folk circuit on Saturday evening. And that’s not to mention the return of Communion on Sunday…

Monday 28 January

Dems @ Birthdays FREE
Only Real @ The Shacklewell Arms FREE
The History Of Apple Pie @ Rough Trade East
Biffy Clyro @ The Borderline (XFM)

Tuesday 29 January

Reuben Hollebon + Matt Belmont + Allman Brown @ Old Queens Head (Akira)
The Ruby Suns (NZ) @ Sebright Arms
Goaler’s Daughter + Good Dangers @ The Lexington

Wednesday 30 January

Smokey Angle Shades @ The Shacklewell Arms
JAWS + Superfood + Crash And The Coots + Deathbeams @ Old Blue Last FREE
La Shark + Southern @ St Moritz (KIDS)
Troumaca @ Birthdays FREE
Malpas + Hollow Giants + Prisms @ Bull & Gate (Club Killing Moon)
Tropics @ The Waiting Room

Thursday 31 January

THUMPERS + Plaitum @ Trinity Centre
Milo Greene (US) + KHUSHI + Echotape + Blaise + Kimberly Anne + Leanne Robinson @ Barfly (Music Week Breakout)
Arlissa + Night Engine @ Notting Hill Arts Club (Black Cab Sessions)
Amusement + Carousels @ Old Blue Last FREE
Emperor Yes @ The Slaughtered Lamb
Passenger @ Rough Trade West (13:00) FREE
Passenger @ Scala
Polly Scattergood @ The Shacklewell Arms

Friday 1 February

METZ (CA) + The Wytches + Crushed Beaks @ Birthdays
Indians (DK) @ The Lexington
The Ghosts @ Koko (Club NME)
Amusement Parks On Fire @ O2 Academy 2 Islington

Saturday 2 February

METZ (CA) + Fair Ohs + The Wytches @ Birthdays (2nd night)
Roo Panes + Escapists + Winterhours + Casablanca @ The Borderline
Misty Miller @ Paper Dress Vintage
Tourist + Halo Halo @ The Nest FREE before 22:30

Sunday 3 February

Josh Weller + The Daturas + Natasha Haws + Garda (DE) + Alex Vargas + Lowell (CA) @ Notting Hill Arts Club (Communion)

London gigs diary: 21 January – 27 January

Los Angeles’ Milo Greene play their debut London shows this week at St Pancras Old Church.

2013’s now officially up and running in terms of London gigs – this week sees a slew of great shows it’ll be well worth braving the biting temperatures for. LA’s Milo Greene are in the UK for the first time ever, and the buzz around them has been so much they’ve had to add a second date at St Pancras Old Church (they’ll headline there on both Wednesday and Thursday). Thursday night is sure to have many of us scratching heads and throwing dice; highlights there include the exceptional Daughter playing at Hackney Empire, Paul Banks showcasing his solo material at Koko and Cavan, Ireland’s teenage rock ‘n’ roll prodigies The Strypes headlining a free show at Old Blue Last. Elsewhere, The BlackWhite’s promising demos should entice a crowd down to their gig at Notting Hill Arts Club on Tuesday, and the annual XFM X-Posure All-Dayer takes place at Barfly on Saturday featuring a whole host of ones to watch for ’13.

Monday 21 January

Gibson Bull + Norma Jean Martine (US) + Sophie Ramsay @ Blacks (Society Of The Golden Slippers) FREE (GL)

Tuesday 22 January

Blood Red Shoes + Rolo Tomassi + Wet Nuns @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Toro y Moi (US) @ Village Underground
The BlackWhite @ Notting Hill Arts Club
Early Ghost @ Power’s Bar FREE

Wednesday 23 January

Milo Greene (US) @ St Pancras Old Church
Ofei + Jade Hopcroft + Alex Burey @ Sevilla Mia (Pull The Plug) FREE (GL)
Syron + San Zhi + Brolin @ Old Blue Last FREE
Findlay + The Death Rays Of Ardilla @ St Moritz (KIDS)
Gentlemen @ The Shacklewell Arms FREE w/ TICKET
Swiss Lips @ Notting Hill Arts Club FREE before 23:00

Thursday 24 January

Milo Greene (US) @ St Pancras Old Church (2nd night)
The Strypes (IE) @ Old Blue Last FREE
Daughter @ Hackney Empire
The Soft Pack (US) + Novella + Primitive Parts @ Cargo
Paul Banks (US) @ Koko
Hudson Taylor (IE) @ Barfly
Emily And The Woods + Ebony Day + Pete Roe + Die Mason Die @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (Smashing Blouse)
The Wolfnotes @ The Sebright Arms

Friday 25 January

Halflight @ Barfly
Sons And Lovers + China Rats @ Koko (Club NME)
Rook And The Ravens + Van Susans + The Shoestrung @ The Borderline

Saturday 26 January

Little Barrie + Wolf Alice + Drenge + Temples + LULS + This Many Boyfriends + Nadine Shah @ Barfly (XFM X-Posure All Dayer)
Burial Club @ Underbelly

Sunday 27 January

My Bloody Valentine (IE) @ Electric Brixton

London gigs diary: 8 October – 14 October

Savages play 2 nights at Electrowerkz this week. Photo by Xander Lloyd.

Another busy week for shows in London town: Monday night sees Australia’s Angus Stone kick off a 2-night residency at The Lexington, with the brilliant Luke Sital-Singh in support. Brighton’s Cave Painting also appear at The Old Queens Head, and the piping hot Angel Haze plays a sold out show at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen. Kyla La Grange plays her biggest headline gig to date on Tuesday night, in support of recent debut album Ashes – those heading there might want to take note of the aftershow party at nearby Surya. Savages play two nights at Electrowerkz, on Wednesday and Thursday, off the back of their recent Jools Holland appearance and continued critical acclaim. Those in proximity to West London could do worse than to go and check out WALL. on Thursday evening at Notting Hill Arts Club for the inaugural Black Cab Sessions night there. The weekend, for once, has notable gigs happening – Manchester’s Shinies play Birthdays on Saturday evening, and Red Kite play a free entry show at Proud on Sunday.

Monday 8 October

Angus Stone (AU) + Luke Sital-Singh @ The Lexington
Angel Haze (US) @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Cave Painting + Peers @ Old Queens Head
Tall Ships @ Rough Trade East

Tuesday 9 October

Angus Stone (AU) + Luke Sital-Singh @ The Lexington (2nd night)
Kyla La Grange + Story Books + Sons & Lovers @ Scala
Van She (AU) @ Old Blue Last
Smoke Fairies + Tom Williams & The Boat + Bear’s Den @ KCLSU
LCMDF + Among Brothers @ The Social (Huw Stephens Presents)
Public Service Broadcasting + Ligers @ Power’s Bar

Wednesday 10 October

Theme Park + LULS @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Savages @ Electrowerkz
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Hoodlums @ Notting Hill Arts Club (Death2Disco) FREE before 23:00
Van She (AU) @ Rough Trade East

Thursday 11 October

Alpines @ The Lexington
Micachu & The Shapes + Lime Headed Dog @ XOYO
WALL. @ Notting Hill Arts Club (Black Cab Sessions)
Marina & The Diamonds + Foxes @ The Forum
The Dark Lights + The Recusants + Coroner For The Police @ The Lock Tavern FREE
Lianne La Havas + Rae Morris + George Ezra @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Savages @ Electrowerkz (2nd night)
Egyptian Hip Hop + Becoming Real + Thumpers @ Corsica Studios
Bluebell + Casablanca @ Old Queens Head FREE
Piers @ The Troubadour

Friday 12 October

Two Wounded Birds + Gem & The Deadheads @ The Lexington
Gem & The Deadheads @ Electric Ballroom (Exist Club Night)
Stagecoach @ Bull & Gate
Azealia Banks (US) @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Wolf Alice @ The Dalston Victoria
Juveniles + Enjoyed @ Koko (Club NME)

Saturday 13 October

The Dancers (FR) + The Recusants + The High Commissioners @ The Lexington
Shinies + Carousels @ Birthdays
Mount Kimbie @ Southbank Centre

Sunday 14 October

Red Kite @ Proud Camden FREE
The Hall Of Mirrors + Lime Headed Dog @ The Lexington

London gigs diary: 24 September – 30 September

Sydney’s Deep Sea Arcade play 2 shows in London this week, including Windmill on Friday.

Three big gigs on Tuesday night should get the week off to a flying start: Israel Cannan headlines The Enterprise in celebration of his new single “Heart Of Mine” (out digitally on LFC on 1 October), with support from Jade Hopcroft. Los Angeles’ The Neighbourhood play a free show at Birthdays – their UK debut – which is sure to be a very lively one. Over at Rough Trade East, Mumford And Sons play a very intimate show to showcase their long-anticipated new album, Babel. Wednesday night sees the return of the Club Killing Moon series at The Bull & Gate, with their new signings Duologue headlining. Some interesting shows on Thursday night, including the launch of Music Week Breakout at XOYO, and recent Columbia signings Peace at Barfly, with support from the buzzy Temples and JAWS. On Friday night, there’s only really one place to be – and that’s our show at The Windmill in Brixton where we host the fabulous Aussie outfit Deep Sea Arcade on their latest European tour. Support comes from Israel Cannan, Low Moon Low and Whistlejacket.

Monday 24 September

Lucy Rose @ Rough Trade East DETAILS
Charlotte Church @ Monto Water Rats

Tuesday 25 September

Israel Cannan (AU) + Jade Hopcroft @ The Enterprise (Laissez Faire Club)
Mumford And Sons @ Rough Trade East (16:00) DETAILS
The Neighbourhood (US) @ Birthdays FREE
Now, Now (US) + Escapists @ The Sebright Arms
Race Horses + F.U.R.S. + It Hugs Back @ The Lexington
Joe Banfi @ The Social (Communion)
Choir Of Young Believers (DK) @ Rough Trade East

Wednesday 26 September

Duologue + Seasfire + The Vestals + H.A.M @ Bull & Gate (Club Killing Moon)
Mode Moderne (CA) + Best Days + F.U.R.S. @ Queen Of Hoxton
Rachel Sermanni @ Bush Hall
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (US) @ Birthdays
Now, Now (US) + The Social Club + Eliza & The Bear @ Old Blue Last FREE
Choir Of Young Believers (DK) @ Cargo
Swiss Lips @ Notting Hill Arts Club (Death2Disco) FREE before 23:00

Thursday 27 September

Get People + Gabriel Bruce + Cloud Boat @ Birthdays (Luv Luv Luv)
King Charles + Giovanna @ Koko
Peace + Temples + JAWS @ Barfly (The Fly)
Holy Vessels + DIAZ + Bewilderbeast @ Queen Of Hoxton (Akira)
Deep Sea Arcade (AU) + Idles + The TenFiveSixty + CURXES @ XOYO (Music Week Breakout)
Yeasayer (US) + Trust (CA) @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Arrows Of Love @ Power Lunches
Telepathe (US) + Labyrinth Ear @ The Waiting Room
Glass Animals + Indians @ The Sebright Arms

Friday 28 September

Deep Sea Arcade (AU) + Israel Cannan (AU) + Low Moon Low + Whistlejacket @ The Windmill (Laissez Faire Club) TICKETS
Club Smith + Now, Now (US) @ Koko (Club NME)
When Saints Go Machine (DK) @ Village Underground (DURRR)

Saturday 29 September

China Rats @ The Macbeth (This Feeling)
Paper Crows + Mt. Wolf @ Queen Of Hoxton (Cat Lovers)
Yehan Jehan & Antimatter People + Entertainment @ The Sebright Arms

Sunday 30 September

Phantom (FI) @ The Dalston Victoria

London gigs diary: 10 September – 16 September

Los Angeles’ Deap Vally headline a Communion show at The Sebright Arms on Monday night.

Busy week for gigs, this – Monday night sees behemoths The Killers and The xx both playing smaller than usual shows, at HMV Forum and Shepherd’s Bush Empire respectively, with the hyped Los Angeles female duo Deap Vally also worth checking out at The Sebright Arms. Australian poster boy / folk star Matt Corby is in town, gearing up for a European tour with a couple of London ‘club’ shows – the first is on Tuesday at Queen Of Hoxton, with our very own Israel Cannan and Roo Panes, and the second is at The Troubadour in Earl’s Court on Wednesday. The promising Will Heard plays a gig at Apartment 58 that night, and New York’s MS MR play their first ever UK show at Birthdays. The mysterious DIAZ are sure to attract many a curious observer at The Old Queens Head on Thursday, and the excellent Low Moon Low play their first full band gig for a while at The Borderline on Saturday night.

Monday 10 September

The Killers (US) @ HMV Forum
The xx + 2:54 @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Deap Vally (US) + The Death Rays Of Ardilla @ The Sebright Arms
Husky + Bronze Medal + F.U.R.S @ The Lexington
The So So Glos (US) @ Old Blue Last FREE
Karin Park (SE) + The Voyuerist @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

Tuesday 11 September

Jinja Safari (AU) @ Birthdays
All We Are @ Old Blue Last
Grass House @ Madame JoJo’s (White Heat)
The Divers @ Notting Hill Arts Club
Roo Panes + Matt Corby (AU) + Israel Cannan (AU) @ Queen Of Hoxton
Virals @ The Shacklewell Arms
Youth Imperial + Alexander Wolfe @ Ronnie Scott’s (Upstairs) (TV Nights)
Roxxxan + Astroid Boys + Seasfire + Dan Croll @ The Social (Huw Stephens Presents) FREE

Wednesday 12 September

MS MR (US) + FOE + F.U.R.S @ Birthdays (Chess Club / RockFeedback)
Cate Le Bon @ Electrowerkz
Matt Corby (AU) @ The Troubadour
Syron + Will Heard @ Apartment 58
Lawrence Arabia (NZ) + Andrew Keoghan (NZ) @ The Lexington
The Features (US) @ Bush Hall

Thursday 13 September

Brother & Bones + Bluebell @ Proud Camden (Music Week Breakout)
DIAZ @ Old Queens Head FREE
Allo Darlin’ @ KCLSU
Boy Mandeville @ Bedroom Bar FREE
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives @ Heaven
The Tricks + Lizzie And The Yes Men @ Hysteria
AlunaGeorge + Alpines @ McClusky’s, Kingston (New Slang)

Friday 14 September

The Birthday Suit + Fractures @ Koko (Club NME)
Liam Bailey @ The Macbeth
Beirut + Daughter @ Hammersmith Apollo
Best Friends @ Old Blue Last FREE
Hollie Cook @ Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green

Saturday 15 September

Roo Panes + Daytona Lights + Low Moon Low + Youth Imperial @ The Borderline
Exmoor Emperor @ The Nest

Sunday 16 September


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


Sunday 2 September

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

London gigs diary: 20 August – 26 August

Eye Emma Jedi headline Barfly on Wednesday in celebration of their debut UK single “Sin”.

With Reading and Leeds happening this weekend, there’s not an abundance of shows in London right now – but what we do have is a handful festival ‘warm up’ shows, where big bands play small venues in preparation for their sets to thousands of people in a field later on in the week: The Joy Formidable (The Lexington, Tuesday) and Australia’s DZ Deathrays (The Hippodrome, Kingston, Thursday) are amongst these. London via Norway (and Liverpool) five piece Eye Emma Jedi headline Barfly on Wednesday to launch their single “Sin”, out recently on Killing Moon Records, and that same night the much hyped female duo from LA, Deap Vally, play a sold out show for Communion at Tamesis Dock in Vauxhall. You may have heard The Other Tribes’ excellent, summer capturing debut single “Skirts” recently – and there are two chances to catch them in a live setting on Friday and Saturday.

Monday 20 August

Aiden Grimshaw @ Cargo
Fidlar (US) + Virals @ The Lexington
Junior Boys (CA) @ Birthdays
Kasabian + Band Of Skulls @ O2 Academy Brixton

Tuesday 21 August

Cloud Nothings (US) + Eagulls @ Corsica Studios
The Joy Formidable @ The Lexington
Youth Imperial + Piers @ Ronnie Scott’s (TV Nights)
Stealing Sheep @ Madame JoJo’s (White Heat)
Oli Wennink @ Notting Hill Arts Club (No Quarter)

Wednesday 22 August

Eye Emma Jedi + The Divers + Volunteers @ Barfly
Deap Vally (US) @ Tamesis Dock (Communion)
Alice Jemima + Low Moon Low @ The Gallery Cafe
Goldheart Assembly @ The Sebright Arms
Hudson Taylor (IE) @ The Borderline
Younghearts @ Notting Hill Arts Club (Death2Disco) FREE before 23:00

Thursday 23 August

DZ Deathrays (AU) @ The Hippodrome, Kingston (New Slang)
Mr Fogg + My Tiger My Timing @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Eugene McGuinness @ Birthdays
Green Day (US) @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Friday 24 August

The Other Tribe @ Koko (Club NME)
Andy Burrows + Alex Vargas @ The Wilmington Arms (Communion)

Saturday 25 August

The Other Tribe @ Trinity Bar, Harrow

Sunday 26 August

Turbogeist @ Barfly

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