Here's our latest new feature. Our pick of the best gigs on in London over the coming week. As usual, there is a shitload to chose from. Enjoy yourselves. I recommend going out to a gig, then cycling Boris bikes around town until the sun comes up.
Tom Vek @ KOKO, London – October 15th
The bespectacled electronic/rock/pop Londoner is in his hometown this week to promote his third album Luck. He couldn’t really have picked a better venue than KOKO in Camden Town. Intimate but not small, it’s perfect for his electro party shtick. Buy tickets here.
ANTEMASQUE @ Electric Ballroom, London – October 15th
Formed from the remnants of post-hardcore/prog legends At The Drive In and The Mars Volta, ANTEMASQUE‘s live show is bound to be a balls to the wall, energetic, long limbed slam dance of an event. Buy tickets here.
Palace @ St. Pancras Church, London – October 15th and 19th
London based alt/indie/blues newcomers Palace haven’t released any records yet (their debut EP Lost in the Night is out on the 20th October) but they’re already making waves with their updated take on an old template. These gigs are sold out. I recommend you lie, cheat, and steal to get your hands on a pair of tickets.
Hidden Orchestra @ Union Chapel, London – October 17th
This nu-jazz brainchild of Joe Acheson, are always an engrossing adventure. After releasing two critically acclaimed records (Night Walks and Archipelago) the band have firmly solidified themselves as one of the pre-eminent jazz bands on the circuit right now. Buy tickets here.
Maybeshewill @ The Garage, London – October 17th
Leicester’s instrumental pioneers Maybeshewill returned in August with their third album, and first in three years, Fair Youth. Live the band is an emotive, powerful, enthusiastic presence that captivates from the very first note. With support at The Garage from Waking Aida you can’t really go wrong. Buy tickets here.
Happy Mondays @ The Forum, London – October 18th
Delve back in time with Madchester’s own Happy Mondays. It would undoubtedly be a great night out, although presumably a lot less ecstacy fueled than it was in 1989. And you could still be back home to put the kids to bed. Buy tickets here.
Rubberbandits @ Soho Theatre – October 18th to 26th
Alright, so strictly speaking Limerick’s Rubberbandits are a comedy act. But, their repertoire consists largely of comedic songs and they are awesome so they are definitely suitable for inclusion here. You’ll laugh so much, you’ll shit yourself and the person next to you. Buy tickets here.
A Winged Victory For The Sullen @ Milton Court at Barbican Centre, London 19th/20th October
Acclaimed ambient duo A Winged Victory For The Sullen are a life changing band to witness live. Engrossing, beautiful, melancholic. In short, you’ll probably never seen anything like them before, nor will you again. Unfortunately it is sold out, so you’ll probably have to sell your granny to get tickets. Oh well.
Yuck @ The Lexington, London 18th/19th October
London’s alt rock throw backs Yuck swing from up beat bouncy alt rock to a more laid back shoegaze, but regardless of what approach they take it is always a pleasure. They’ve had a bit of up heavel over the last couple of years as founding member and singer Daniel Blumberg left after the release of their debut self titled record. The ship is steady now though and hopefully will have a new record out sometime next year. Buy tickets here.