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NOGA EREZ

Every so often an artist emerges who completely changes the game. Meet renegade experimentalist Noga Erez. Born and living just outside Tel Aviv, Erez's freewheeling songs are energised by the politics that surround her, but are also anchored in a desire to make as many people as possible feel.

This is politically charged pop exploded out onto a universal stage. Inspired by strong artistic figures such as Björk and MIA, as well as everyone from Frank Ocean to Radiohead to Kendrick Lamar to FKA Twigs, Erez is the definitive sound of the world we live in today. For Erez, music is at its best when it allows for both presence and absence. "I have this idea of giving people moments of thought and inspiration, and at the same time giving moments of escapism and fun."That is, after all, what all music should do, and what Noga Erez is here to fearlessly master.

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Noga Erez

13 Jun 2017

+ special guests

The Pickle Factory

13-14 The Oval
London
E2 9DU

7.30pm

£7.50

FATHER JOHN MISTY

Since 2012, Father John Misty aka Josh Tillman has unexpectedly emerged as a singular (if not undeniably, um, idiosyncratic) voice. Whether by virtue of his lyrics, which routinely defy the presumed polarities of wit and empathy; his live performances which may perhaps be described best as “intimately berzerk," or the infuriating line he seems to occupy between canny and total fraud online or in interviews, Father John Misty has cultivated a rare space for himself in the musical landscape - that of a real enigma.  Pure Comedy sees Tillman at the height of these powers: as a lyricist, and equally so a cultural observer - at times bordering on freakishly prescient.  Tillman’s bent critiques, bared humanity and gently warped classic songwriting are all here in equal measure and - at 75 minutes - there’s a veritable fuck ton of it.  The album navigates themes of progress, technology, fame, the environment, politics, aging, social media, human nature, human connection and his own role in it all with his usual candor, and in terms as timely as they are timeless.

Father John Misty will also play Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on 7 November.

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Father John Misty

08 Nov 2017

+ Weyes Blood

Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

45 Queen Caroline St
London
W6 9QH

7.30pm

£25 - £30

BEACH FOSSILS

The long-awaited return of Brooklyn’s Beach Fossils, Somersault showcases a band in bloom. Charting into new musical territory with a refined songwriting style, it's an album that captures flashes of life in New York grounded in personal experience.

As the band’s first release on Dustin Payseur’s new label Bayonet Records, which he co-owns with wife Kate Garcia—the group made the most of their newfound independence, investing ample time in expanding its range both musically and lyrically. While Payseur handled the bulk of the songwriting duties in the past, Somersault is a true collaboration between the founding member and bandmates, Jack Doyle Smith and Tommy Davidson. Augmented with more complex instrumentation, including string arrangements, piano, harpsichord, flute, and sax, the new songs offer multi-layered pop guided by sharp, poignant, and honest lyrics.

Tickets for this show go on sale at 9am on Friday.

Beach Fossils

30 Aug 2017

+ special guests

Oslo

1A Amhurst Rd
London
E8 1LL

7.30pm

£12

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS

Due to demand, Courtney Marie Andrews will now play two shows at Bush Hall this September. 

At just 16 years old, Courtney Marie Andrews left home in Arizona for her first tour. She traveled up and down the West Coast, busking and playing any bars or cafés that would have her. Soon after, she took a Greyhound bus four nights straight from Phoenix to New York to do the same on the East Coast. For a decade or so since, Courtney’s been a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists, from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado. She never stopped writing her own material, though. Picking up admirers like Jurado and Ryan Adams along the way, she has quietly earned a reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter.

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Courtney Marie Andrews

05 Sep 2017

+ special guests

Bush Hall

310 Uxbridge Rd, Shepherd's Bush
London
W12 7LJ

7.30pm

£12.50

FATHER JOHN MISTY

Since 2012, Father John Misty aka Josh Tillman has unexpectedly emerged as a singular (if not undeniably, um, idiosyncratic) voice. Whether by virtue of his lyrics, which routinely defy the presumed polarities of wit and empathy; his live performances which may perhaps be described best as “intimately berzerk," or the infuriating line he seems to occupy between canny and total fraud online or in interviews, Father John Misty has cultivated a rare space for himself in the musical landscape - that of a real enigma.  Pure Comedy sees Tillman at the height of these powers: as a lyricist, and equally so a cultural observer - at times bordering on freakishly prescient.  Tillman’s bent critiques, bared humanity and gently warped classic songwriting are all here in equal measure and - at 75 minutes - there’s a veritable fuck ton of it.  The album navigates themes of progress, technology, fame, the environment, politics, aging, social media, human nature, human connection and his own role in it all with his usual candor, and in terms as timely as they are timeless.

Due to huge public demand, Father John Misty will now play two shows at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo. Tickets for 8 November are also available now.

Tickets are on sale now.

Father John Misty

07 Nov 2017

+ Weyes Blood

Hammermith Eventim Apollo

45 Queen Caroline St
London
W6 9QH

7.30pm

£25 - £30

[PIAS Nites] present

TEN FÉ

With two lead singers and songwriters, each with their own distinct voice and songwriting style - and after the long journey the two have been on together - it is perhaps of little surprise that Ten Fe’s debut album ‘Hit The Light’, due out early 2017, is characterised by its diverseness. Each track on ‘Hit The Light’ stands independently, whilst the overall experience is balanced by the accomplished interplay between style and song. Their mix of Americana with darker, driving electronics, and vocal harmonies make the London band a genuinely exciting prospect. With Ewan Pearson’s (Jagwar Ma, M83, The Rapture) production underscoring the forthcoming LP, and its trademark pulsating electronic grooves, Ten Fé have created an album that is fluid and varied.

DBFC

DBFC mean every word. Striking out at the cynicism of the everyday, the duo – Manchester born David Shaw and Parisian Dombrance – seem able to cut straight to the heart of the matter. “What we sing about is the universal theme, which is love,” David explains. “As corny as it sounds, that’s in fact what we’re talking about: tolerance and love.”

CONFIDENCE MAN

Australian four-piece Confidence Man reveal their highly anticipated debut single ‘Bubblegum’. ‘Bubblegum’ is a joyful slice of imperfect pop, with flirty flutes, baggy grooves and sassy vocals leading Confident Man’s stand-out debut track. Their ecstatic live show has started turning heads, landing the band a national support slot with Chairlift and Aussie festivals including the coveted triple j unearthed spot on the Laneway Festival Brisbane bill.

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PIAS Nites: Ten Fé / DBFC / Confidence Man

17 May 2017

Corsica Studios

4/5 Elephant Rd
London
SE17 1LB

7.30pm

£8

ADAM TORRES

There’s a little light on / Buried in my lonely blood moon heart / Sometimes I rely on / And carry through the dark / But all my skin has turned to salt / All my bones have turned to dust / Can you hear at all / Where I’m calling from – “Where I’m Calling From”

In 2006, 20-year-old Adam Torres released his debut album Nostra Nova. The album’s 11 songs are idiosyncratic and varied – as are many great songs – with each existing as its own little world. It’s influenced by the works of visual artist Adolf Wolfli and C.G. Jung, and it’s the sound of Torres making something beautiful. With many truly breathtaking moments throughout, it feels full of promise, and is simultaneously weathered and young. A DIY self-release, Nostra Nova found deep, long-lasting roots within the small Athens, OH community at the time, but didn’t resonate farther until much later.

In 2015, Nostra Nova saw a small reissue. Called a “cult classic” by The A.V. Club, the album finally achieved its due, earning additional praise from Stereogum, VICE, Popmatters, All Music Guide, and Flavorwire, which wrote of Torres as, “…someone who was, at an early age, able to connect his own odd experiences to the concept of life itself in an almost innate way.”

New album, Pearls To Swine was recorded over eight days in January at Austin’s Cacophony Recorders, which overlooks the Colorado River valley. Working alongside co-producer and mixer Erik Wofford (Bill Callahan, Black Angels, M. Ward, Okkervil River), Torres chose the analog route, recording and mixing directly to tape to allow for more finality and less overthought. This method in turn lends a natural, warm, and almost magical realism atmosphere to the songs – like a high-stakes live show captured in a fantastical setting. The core rhythm was captured live and augmented by a few overdubs, and Torres is joined on the album by the players in his band: Thor Harris (of Swans; on conga drums, vibraphone, and percussion), Aisha Burns (violin), and Dailey Tolliver (bass/piano), with drum kit performances by Matthew Shepherd and Rodolfo Villareal III.

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Adam Torres

23 Aug 2017

+ special guests

Sebright Arms

31-35 Coate St
London
E2 9AG

7.30pm

£8

WAXAHATCHEE

Out in the Storm, Katie Crutchfield’s fourth album as Waxahatchee and her second release with Merge, is the blazing result of a woman reawakened. Her most autobiographical and honest album to date, Out in the Storm is a self-reflective anchor in the story of both her songwriting and her life. As Crutchfield prepared for the release of her Merge debut Ivy Tripp, she found herself depleted emotionally and professionally amidst the dissolution of a noxious relationship. “Ivy Tripp doesn’t really have any resolution. It’s a lot of beating around the bush, and superficially trying to see my life clearly, but just barely scratching the surface. Out in the Storm digs into what I was going through without blinking. It's a very honest record about a time in which I was not honest with myself.” After much self-examination, Crutchfield found renewed energy and support from her bandmates. With these strong women surrounding her, she found the strength, clarity, and poise to overcome the emotionally taxing Ivy Tripp tour in an explorative space that would result in Out in the Storm.

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Waxahatchee

04 Sep 2017

+ special guests

The Garage

20-22 Highbury Cres, Highbury East
London
N5 1RD

7.30pm

£14

SOLD OUT

BILLY BRAGG - ROOTS, RADICALS AND ROCKERS BOOK LAUNCH

In conversation with Bob Harris, plus book signing

‘The story of the first DIY revolution: a perfect mix of author and subject’ – Jon Savage

Against a backdrop of Cold War politics, rock and roll riots and a newly assertive generation of working-class youth, the songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg charts the history, impact and legacy of skiffle - Britain’s first indigenous pop movement.

Roots, Radicals & Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is the first book to explore this phenomenon in depth – a meticulously researched and joyous account that explains how skiffle sparked a revolution that shaped pop music as we have come to know it.

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Billy Bragg - Book Launch

10 May 2017

Cecil Sharp House

2 Regent's Park Rd
London
NW1 7AY

7pm

£10

Popular Culture and RFB presents

THE ORIELLES

Once the best-kept musical secrets in and around their native Halifax, the teenage trio are poised to charm their way beyond UK borders courtesy of their debut release for Heavenly Recordings, “Sugar Tastes Like Salt”, an eight-minute burst of spatial-funk that in part recalls both ESG and fellow Northwest pioneers A Certain Ratio.

Spurred on by repeated whispers about “one of the most exciting local bands of recent years” from various respected musical contacts in the north, Heavenly Recordings head-honcho Jeff Barrett caught The Orielles supporting label-mates The Parrots and immediately signed them in the autumn of 2016.

Despite their youth, the band, who met at a house party and bonded over their shared love of US bands from the ‘90s, have found their feet playing live for the last few years around the north of England.

HONEY LUNG

Honey Lung released their debut 'Kind of Alone' EP last year, combining influences from Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine with Yuck and War on Drugs.They received plays and praise from BBC Introducing in Devon, London and BBC Radio 1, and performed a live session for John Kennedy's Xposure Show on Radio X. Huw Stephens has recently tipped them as one of the acts he's excited about for 2017. As their sound has developed, they've gained a new member in 2017. Adding further traction to their formidable live show, that has already seen packed shows at Brighton's Green Door Store, Camden Assembly and a sold out show at The Social.

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Popular Culture: The Orielles / Honey Lung

26 May 2017

+ more

The Finsbury

336 Green Lanes, Harringay
London
N4 1BY

8pm

£5

 

PEAKING LIGHTS

Peaking Lights is Aaron and Indra from Rah Dunes and Numbers duo project. Floating electronic pulses, controlled feedback, tape loops, organ, synth, guitar, and vocal harmonies layered into waves of four track noise pop goodness. The perfect soundtrack to walking in mysterious places, haunted neighborhoods, lost river banks, and bike rides at night. 

Peaking Lights 5th album titled "The Fifth State Of Consciousness", a double LP produced in Peaking Lights Dreamfuzz studio over the last two years is both a departure from the new and a return to the old with a whole new twist on the psychedelic dub-pop they've become know for. The Fifth State Of Consciousness is an exciting listening experience invoking a story of overcoming the shadow to rise above and painted with otherworldly sounds. Peaking Lights – The Fifth State Of Consciousness will be released early summer 2017

Peaking Lights

26 Jun 2017

+ special guests

Moth Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette St
London
E9 6NU

7:30pm

£11

HENRY GREEN

Bristolian singer-songwriter Henry Green returns in September for his biggest London headline show yet at The Lexington.

Having sold out St Pancras Old Church in February, he continues to support his latest EP, Real, which was received with acclaim from the blogosphere. Featuring hit songs Closer and More Than This, Green blends inventive arrangements with sultry, androgynous vocals.

Green first broke onto the scene 3 years ago, supporting the likes of Nick Mulvey, London Grammar and Phoria and being remixed by Kygo. While his cover of MGMT's Electric Feel remains a staple of his live set, it's his own songwriting that has come to define his artistry, and with 6m+ streams on Spotify, his talents are not going unnoticed.

Henry Green

14 Sep 2017

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd
London
N1 9JB

7:30pm

£9

CROOKED COLOURS

 

Crooked Colours

18 Oct 2017

The Pickle Factory

13-14 The Oval
London
E2 9DU

7:30pm

£7.50

OSCAR JEROME

25 year old self made artist Oscar Jerome has been honing his craft as a musician and writer since a young age. He has worked as vocalist, guitarist and composer with countless acts and grown through the thriving South London music scene since he moved there 6 years ago.

In his solo project Jerome brings all of his influences together, sighting artists such as Gil Scott-Heron, George Benson, John Martyn, The Clash, Ali Farka Toure and Jay Dilla. Oscar’s song writing is motivated by politics, spirituality within music and life experiences. His creative vision is to always make music with sincerity and pay homage to his countless inspirations.

With an acclaimed live show that has taken in Boiler Room, Jazz Cafe, Worldwide Awards Afterparty, Clore Ballroom, Love Supreme Festival, Bussey Building, Brainchild Festival amongst others, Oscar Jerome is well on his way to becoming a major draw.

Oscar Jerome

24 May 2017

+ special guests

Archspace

TripSpace Projects, 339-340 Acton Mews
London
E8 4EA

7:30pm

£7

JUNUN

‘Junun slots neatly into a lineage of musical artefacts capturing the raw activity of cultural exchange, from Buena Vista Social Club to Africa Express.  But instead of playing up its audacious collisions – east meets west, Israel meets Islam - these 13 songs feel more about natural chemistry and mutual understanding than grand statements… A fine entry point into the rich mystery of Sufi music, and a beautiful audiovisual document shot with a keen eye and a steady hand.’ – Uncut

‘Joyous and hypnotic.’ – Observer

‘Radiohead’s guitarist joins the Israeli musician and poet on a journey into Sufi devotional music.  Ecstatic, brassy and hypnotic, it’s border-crossing at its best.’
Sunday Times – Albums of the Year

‘A beautiful record, both impeccably studied and totally opulent.’ – NME

‘An exotic, often rapturous reading, of Tzur’s Sufi-meets-Hebrew song forms.’ – Mojo

 

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JUNUN featuring Shye Ben Tzur & the Rajasthan Express

11 Jun 2017

Rich Mix

35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
London
E1 6LA

7.30pm

£15

MAUNO

If boredom really does breed creativity, then Nova Scotia weirdo pop-rock sophisticates mauno must be four intensely bored individuals. “Halifax is a weird little town,” says frontman Nick Everett of the Canadian peninsula they call home, where life unfolds in a slow-drift of tiny moments never more than a stone’s throw from the sea. “At times, it’s really boring, which I find useful for writing songs—not being distracted. I arrived here on a failed hitch-hiking trip and just keep getting drawn back.” rough master, the group’s smart, intricate new album, has at least this in common with the city where it was forged. Full of familiar and charming shimmery guitar—and less-familiar, somewhat absurd stories written over rueful meals in empty apartments—rough master is a record you too will just keep getting drawn back into.

Formed in September 2014, mauno – pronounced mao-no, and named after bassist Eliza Niemi’s adamantly unmusical Finnish grandfather – have a wandering sound that refuses to be pinned down. Over the course of rough master it strays from twisting grunge-pop on ‘Again’, to a breezy lilt on ‘champs’, to piano ambience (‘pulses’) and string-accompanied haze (‘reeling’) elsewhere. But then, what do you expect when Eliza has a background in classical cello and old R&B, while Nick boasts a record collection jammed with choral and folk? The result is an album that sounds like a windows-rolled-down summer road trip with the cast of Seinfeld. Elaine doesn't want to listen to music, George is very focused on the road, Kramer is sporadically buzzing through his iPod listening to half-songs from every genre possible, and Jerry is reading whilst eating spicy Cheetos. “It’s Seinfeld, but what the hell isn’t?” says Nick, adding they “pull a bit from everywhere.”

Completed by live drummer Adam White and live guitarist Scott Boudreau, mauno’s rough master is a journal of "the kind of music that's churning in our minds when we’re not focused on grocery lists.” Opener ‘reeling’ sets the tone: a gentle lament at growing old that descends into a loose yet lush release before the chaos of ‘manitoba’. ‘nothing’ meanwhile is “about moving on a beautiful, sunny day. You've bought pizza, a case of beer and everything's packed. As expected, none of your friends show up to help and you're left schlepping boxes alone all day, getting a bit too drunk,” the band explains.

“All along the Rue des Champs, on a sea of high-planed dreams,” sings Nick on ‘champs’. “All my anger fell away and there I sat to think an hour or so on the war-torn colonnade.” It’s about enlightenment: “the feeling of a Eureka moment. You're walking alone, your mind's wandering, thinking of nothing in particular, then BAM. Suddenly you know more than you did a second before and your mind is whirling, and there's no one around to tell. You're seeing something intricate and beautiful for the first time and it's completely contained within you.” Produced by Nick Everett, mixed by Alex Shepard, rough master is a record you suspect won’t be easily contained. mauno were made in Halifax, but they’re ready to take on the planet and galaxies beyond.

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Mauno

17 May 2017

Shacklewell Arms

71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston
London
E8 2EB

7:30pm

FREE

STARCRAWLER

Starcrawler are a Los Angeles rock & roll band formed one year ago when Arrow de Wilde first met Henri Cash on the high school yard in Echo Park. The rhythm section of Austin Smith and Tim Franco, found on the streets of Hollywood, soon followed. They play rock & roll music heavy and loud, and their incendiary performances resemble the the children of the Cramps, the Yeah Yeahs Yeahs, and Alice Cooper.

In the spring, their single Ants will be released on Rough Trade Records worldwide alongside the B-Side Used to Know. The song, written days after they first played together and recorded with producer Steven McDonald (Red Kross), was quickly discovered by London DJ Matt Wilkinson and debuted on Apple Beats One radio just as the band was playing their first few shows. The DJ loved it so much, he played it twice in a row. Soon after, it found it’s way to Sir Elton John who spun it on his “Rocket Hour” radio program, as well as to Zane Lowe who played it to further accolades. The song, documenting the unhinged beginnings of the group taking their first steps into the public eye, has already found its way into a UniQlo commercial and it's forthcoming release on Rough Trade will bring the band overseas to the UK for the first time. Concurrently, Starcrawler has spent the last few months with famed producer Ryan Adams at his Hollywood studio Pax Am completing their first full length LP due out later this year. The record hits hard like the classic debuts of so many of the greatest bands; 10 songs in under 30 minutes. Building on the groundswell of attention and hype already surrounding them, 2017 promises to be a very big year for Starcrawler. The band consists of Arrow de Wilde on lead vocals, Henri Cash on guitar, Austin Smith on drums, and Tim Franco on bass. 


YASSASSIN

Although London was the city in which five-piece-firehouse Yassassin all met, their members are originally from all over the world. A playful entity that criss-crosses back and forth from Sweden, Australia, Italy and finally touching back down in the UK, Yassassin’s magnetic musical paths and ambitions drew them to the capital and to each other. Having been friends for several years whilst all in different bands (The History Of Apple Pie, LUST, Bonfire Nights, Loaded), pushing and pulling their shared and separate loves into one project seemed like a natural next step. This is a pack mentality: name patches tacked to the back of jackets, doing the things they love best with the people they love best.

The band’s no filler, all killer formula is dynamically bulletproof. Inspired by a combined love of Le Tigre, PJ Harvey and The Breeders, Yassassin pride themselves on making energetic dance-on-the-table indie rock ‘n’ roll. Melodic, catchy pop perfection is personified through ramblingly loud guitars, trembling bass lines and drums that barge their way into your bones with or without your permission.

WEIRD MILK

West London four-piece and recent Ra-Ra Rok signees Weird Milk combine baroque pop references with playful harmonies and arrangements.

"London quartet Weird Milk have been pricking up ears on the live circuit in recent months, but they’ve been holding out on delivering anything in recorded form until now. ‘This Close’, however, proves it was worth the wait. Full of swooning 50s lilts and goosebumps-inducing harmonies courtesy of co-vocalists Josh King and Charlie Vaughan, it’s like a lost Last Shadow Puppets relic - if both of them were Alex Turner." - DIY Magazine

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Starcrawler / Yassassin / Weird Milk

16 May 2017

Thousand Island

20-22 Highbury Cres, Highbury East
London
N5 1RD

7.30pm

£5

CHASTITY BELT

Chastity Belt is a rock band consisting of four friends - guitarists Julia Shapiro and Lydia Lund, bassist Annie Truscott, and drummer Gretchen Grimm. They met in a tiny college town in Eastern Washington, but their story begins for real in Seattle, that celebrated home of Macklemore and the Twelfth Man. Following a post-grad summer apart, a handful of shows and enthusiastic responses from the city’s DIY community led them, as it has countless others, into a cramped practice space. They emerged with a debut album, No Regerts, sold it out faster than anyone involved thought possible, and toured America, a country that embraced them with open-ish arms.

 

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Chastity Belt

14 Sep 2017

+ special guests

The Garage

20-22 Highbury Cres, Highbury East
London
N5 1RD

7.30pm

£11

KAN WAKAN

Kan Wakan is Gueorgui Linev, the producer, film composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose music dissolves the genre-breaking electronica of Massive Attack, Cinematic Orchestra, Bonobo and Zero 7 into a bottomless sea of 20th century minimalism, psychedelic soul and ambient atmosphere.

It’s been two years since the release of the highly acclaimed “Moving On”, which was followed by extensive touring and performances with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood and Lianne La Havas. Kan Wakan then spent the following 2 years immersed in studio work, producing different projects, scoring for film and television and in the wee hours of the night, tirelessly shaping his follow up album which is to become his most adventurous and challenging creative work to date.

Fall of 2016 saw the release of 2 new singles from the forthcoming album with“Molasses” and “I Would” both garnering positive reviews, charting in the top 5 of Hype Machine and receiving significant radio support from BBC Radio 1, 2, 6 in the UK.  In the US,  debut single “Molasses” charted in the Top 100 CMJ on college radio, was named in LA’s KCRW as“Top Tune Of The Day” and has been licensed in Oprah Network’s “Queen Sugar” season 1 finale.

2017 will mark a new chapter for the LA-based Bulgarian-born musician who was recently named in the LA Weekly as "one of the top 10 young songwriters in Los Angeles".  Having produced and worked with the likes of Moses Sumney, Thundercat, Tosin Abasi, and scored critically acclaimed feature film “Dead Draw”, it was time to incorporate a few collaborations of his own. With triple LP ‘Phantasmagoria’ soon on the way, Kan Wakan’s upcoming work incorporates guest vocalists and collaborations into an immersive melding of organic and electronic production mixed in with the orchestral flourishes of the Sofia Philharmonic orchestra.

YOKE LORE

Brooklyn project Yoke Lore is the new musical venture of Adrian Galvin, previously of Yellerkin and Walk  the Moon. Yoke Lore layers the harmonies of Panda Bear, the soulful beats of M83, and the modern pop of Blackbird Blackbird to tell “the stories of how we are bound.” Galvin’s songs start with the folksy timbre of a banjo and add echoing waves of vocals and percussion to create unforgettable pop music with tactile sincerity and conviction.

Tickets for this show are on sale now.

Kan Wakan / Yoke Lore

23 May 2017

The Victoria

451 Queensbridge Rd
London
E8 3AS

7.30pm

£8

[PIAS Nites] present

CHAMPS

Isle of Wight’s CHAMPS mark a long awaited return with this show.A love of alt pop coupled with melodic heartbreak, passionate and persuasive harmonies was a recurring theme on both debut album Down Like Gold and 2015’s VAMALA resulting in plenty of praise and several play-listed tracks. The interim has seen the brothers, Michael and David Champion embark on a new journey, writing and demoing whilst looking to re-enter the studio and begin work in earnest on new material, the first fruits of which will be unveiled over the coming weeks.

GEOWULF

Geowulf are Star Kendrick (vocals) and Toma Banjanin (guitar/production) originally from Australia but now based between London and Berlin, the duo racked up in excess of 1.5 million Spotify plays with their debut track, last summer’s Saltwater. Armed with shimmering harmonies, decadent electronics, and reflective melodies the pair now signed to burgeoning London-based 37 Adventures follow a handful of previous London shows with this appearance

CUT_

The Dutch duo CUT_marked their arrival with last year’s utterly perfect and enchanting flip of Stromae’s Papaoutai. their electronica rework quickly went viral, becoming a massive streaming success and picking up support all over Europe. Having caught the attention and consequently signing an international deal with the [PIAS] label, the band retreated to the studio to work on new material and single Tune In Tune Out is the first of the new tracks to emerge.

Tickets are on sale now.

[PIAS Nites]: Champs / Geowulf / Cut_

20 Apr 2017

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd
London
N1 9JB

7.30pm

£6

The best new music from france in partnership with Oui Love. May's line-up features.

FAUNA TWIN

Parisian singer-songwriter Claire Jacquemard & North Wales’ Owain Ginsberg (leader of “Hippies Vs Ghosts” and “We Are Animal”). They’ve just put the finishing touch to their debut EP, the epic “The HYDRA EP”, which will be out in October with a string of shows around Europe. Fauna Twin’s debut album is scheduled for release in 2017.

FISHBACH

At age 25, Fishbach, has already been hailed the "dark pearl" of the new French scene, getting an impressive media coverage in her home country. Her strange and mesmerizing voice bears similarities with French female singers from the 80s (Desireless or Catherine Ringer from Les Rita Mitsouko) and her music is a peculiar mix of intimate synthwave and grandiose mainstream pop - think The Chromatics meets Kate Bush.

KILLASON

Hip hop energy music. He sounds like an English rapper, easily aligning English punch-lines, however he is french.

Tickets are on sale now.

Oui Love

17 May 2017

Featuring Fishbach, KillASon and Fauna Twin

Birthdays

33-35 Stoke Newington Rd
London
N16 8BJ

7.30pm

£6

BABA ALI

Baba Ali was part of electronic duo ​Voices of Black from 2009-2015 and signed to underground dance label Wolf + Lamb records in 2009. The DJs/producers subsequently toured Europe, Latin America and the US.

Baba is now pursuing a solo career as a recording and visual artist/performer with the debut solo ‘NOMAD’ EP out early 2017.

DEEDS

Combining motoric beats with rapturous melodies, North East London Boy / Girl duo Deeds make a fervent, synth heavy mould of electronic music. Influences range from electronic film scores, Ambient and Synthwave music, through to Post-Punk and House. Debut release on London label Snap, Crackle & Pop features remixes from Swedish electronic favourite "The Field" and San Francisco's Dark Entries and Honey Soundsystem collaborator "Bezier".

BYFYN

BYFYN is South East London based producer and singer Ellie Isherwood. Gaining influence from artists such as Grimes, Fka Twigs and Animal Collective, she fuses Ambient Electronic with SynthPop to make an atmospheric, yet catchy sound. BYFYN's live band consists of Sam Hatchwell and Chris Martin.

Deeds 'Disorder EP' is released via Juno on April 24

Tickets are on sale now

Baba Ali / Deeds / Byfyn

26 May 2017

The Nines

Unit 9A Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Rd
London
SE15 3SN

7.30pm

£6

WILLIAM TYLER

Modern Country is the fourth full-length album by guitarist and composer William Tyler and his first recorded outside of his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. It features an ensemble backing group consisting of multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook (Hiss Golden Messenger, Blind Boys of Alabama), bassist Darin Gray (Tweedy, Jim O’Rourke), and percussionist Glenn Kotche (Wilco). The album was tracked at April Base Studios in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and finished in Nashville, recorded and mixed by Jon Ashley, and produced by Tyler and Brad Cook.

While there is never a comfort zone in instrumental music, Tyler attempts to leave any perceived one behind with Modern Country. His first album for Merge, 2013’s Impossible Truth, found Tyler exploring the boundaries of composition for solo guitar in a manner that paid homage to everyone from Leo Kottke to Brian Wilson. It was an epic song cycle that veered from cathedral-like psychedelic hymns to pastoral folk melodies. In contrast, Modern Country finds Tyler exploring more focused melodic themes rather than ethereal wanderings. These aren’t pop songs, per se, but they are closer in spirit to Neu!, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, and Bill Frisell.

Primarily written while Tyler was on sabbatical in Oxford, Mississippi, where he stayed at the cabin of a family friend within a stone’s throw of William Faulkner’s house, Modern Country is a collection of songs about the vanishing America that still exists on back roads, in small towns, on AM radio stations. In an election year when so many certainties and assurances have vanished, Tyler doesn’t offer optimism or pessimism but rather a calm and measured commentary in our age of anxiety.

Tickets are on sale now

William Tyler

04 Jun 2017

+ special guests

Omeara

6 O'Meara St
London
SE1 1TE

7.30pm

£14

JOHNNY FLYNN & THE SUSSEX WIT

Johnny Flynn has shared news of his long awaited fourth album, ‘Sillion’, alongside first single ‘Raising the Dead’. ‘Sillion’ will be released 24th March through Transgressive Records.

‘Sillion’ has grown episodically between Flynn’s commitments to acting, composing, and his young family. It’s an album about the sacredness of man’s endeavour to connect with the earth while separated from it. It’s the sound of Flynn breathing in and breathing out.

The titles of Flynn’s records have become a talismanic focus for him over the years, and ‘Sillion’ rings out like a bell, converging unlikely forces — friendship, politics, poetry – to capture the album’s colour and mood as a measure of its times.

‘Sillion’ sees Flynn reunited with David Beauchamp (drums), Adam Beach (bass), Joe Zeitlin (cello), sister Lillie Flynn & Holly Holden (vocals), with guests Cosmo Sheldrake (electronics) and Dave Tattersall on lead guitar for ‘The Landlord’.

First single ‘Raising the Dead’, tells of Flynn getting to know his newborn daughter. “My Dad died when I was 18, and that was quite a galvanising experience,” Flynn says, “and there’s often an element of that in anything I’m writing; every big loss that you suffer in life, I think everything comes through the conduit of that. I had a really strong sense of my daughter having elements of my Dad when she came along, and it made me kind of laugh - that cyclical sense, of thinking of my daughter as my Dad.”

Tickets are on sale on Wednesday at 9am.

Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit

17 Oct 2017

+ special guests

Roundhouse

Chalk Farm Rd
London
NW1 8EH

7.30pm

£22.50

WEIRD MILK

West London four-piece and recent Ra-Ra Rok signees Weird Milk combine baroque pop references with playful harmonies and arrangements.

In celebration of new single 'This Close', they'll be playing an intimate show at Paper Dress Vintage to launch the track.

"London quartet Weird Milk have been pricking up ears on the live circuit in recent months, but they’ve been holding out on delivering anything in recorded form until now. ‘This Close’, however, proves it was worth the wait. Full of swooning 50s lilts and goosebumps-inducing harmonies courtesy of co-vocalists Josh King and Charlie Vaughan, it’s like a lost Last Shadow Puppets relic - if both of them were Alex Turner." - DIY Magazine

SOCIAL CONTRACT

Social Contract are a 4 piece dream pop band from South London.

Tickets are priced at £5 and are on sale now.

 

Weird Milk / Social Contract

12 Apr 2017

Paper Dress Vintage

352 Mare Street
London
E8 1HR

7.30pm

£5

MEATBODIES

Through the toxic foliage of the american slicked back hairdo there emerges the essence of the underground weirdo. Dance! Kiss! Lick! Love! SPIT! TOUCH ME BABY! IM REAL!

Meatbodies play Moth Club on 18 July. Tickets are on sale now.

Meatbodies

18 Jul 2017

+ special guests

Moth Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette St.
London
E9 6NU

7.30pm

£12.50

DEEP THROAT CHOIR

Fresh from their sell out album launch gig, we are excited to announce a new show from Deep Throat Choir. They will headline Scala on 20 June and tickets are available now.

Deep Throat Choir

20 Jun 2017

+ special guests

Scala

275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross
London
N1 9NL

7.30pm

£11

Popular Culture presents

HUNCK

Childhood friends Thomas and Frederik reconnected in London through a love of Frank Sinatra, Al Bowley, Erik Satie and darts. Each dealing with their own recent break ups and heartaches, they recorded a cover of Sinatras ‘In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning’ which inspired them to recruit long term friends Mike, Danny and Kieron and set to pooling together their own various odes to separation and loneliness under the name Hunck.

After NME picked up one of their early demos and they started to catch the attention of the public, they quickly found themselves performing at Green Man and Reading Festival and have recently supported The Lemon Twigs and Amber Arcades.

THYLA

Thyla are a four 4 piece guitar band based in Brighton/ London.

Since forming in December 2014, they have self released 3 singles. The music lends itself to British New Romanticism and New Wave - Cross pollinating with early 4AD and Seattle Grunge. "Thyla can't put a foot wrong. Since the Brighton group's emergence, they have delivered 3 winners in a row, like an unplayable Roger Federer" DIY Magazine.

DAMA SCOUT

Alt-rock trio Dama Scout are a 'fascinating new band with an overflowing box of tricks' (DIY). They formed in 2016 - showcasing debut song “Forget It’s Good” in October exhibiting ‘colossal potential’ (Crack In The Road). This quickly caught the attention of new music blogs, BBC Introducing, NTS and Amazing Radio. Follow-up single “All In Too” with its ‘deliciously scuzzed-up strain of dreamy, shoegaze' (Line of Best Fit) earned further airplay and online reach.

Dama Scout started when Eva Liu (guitar/vocals) & Lucci Rossi (bass) began experimenting with unconventional approaches to songwriting. They share a fervour for the raw sound of distorted 60s’ recordings and the dreaminess of late 80s’ indie-rock, whilst embracing the limitations of bedroom recording. The trio was completed when childhood friend Danny Grant (drums) relocated to London bringing his atypical approach to playing while sharing the bands’ sensibilities.
The name Dama Scout came from Liu’s lifelong enchantment with ‘Scout’ from Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mocking Bird” prefixed with the duo-syllabic ‘Dama’ meaning woman or deer. The trio’s reference to the number ‘three’ (as heard throughout their music and lyrics) is also reflected in the three syllables of the name.

+ Popular Culture DJs 'til late

Friday March 31st. 8pm - 2.30am. £3 advance/ £5 on the door.

On sale NOW.

Popular Culture: Hunck / Thyla / Dama Scout

31 Mar 2017

Hunck / Thyla / Dama Scout / Popular Culture DJs

The Finsbury

336 Green Lanes
London
N4 1BY

8pm

£3

VALAIRE

We are excited to present a free show from the hotly tipped Valaire. They play Birthdays on 21 May and tickets are available from Dice now. 

LECTURES

A four-piece from Tunbridge Wells who filter an array of experimental impulses through the medium of popular song. The band have a keen interest in contemporary electronica, texture and ambient sound, all of which are incorporated into a rock band format and married to memorable melodies. It is pop music that is uncompromising , propulsive and cathartic

Upcoming five song EP 'Distraction Shades' holds a mirror to the band and showcases their artistic reach. This is exemplified in opener 'Entry Point' - a sparse, bouncy guitar-led track that struts along with confidence until finally slipping off into layers of texture and voice, allowing the kicked-up dust to gently settle.

Valaire / Lectures

21 May 2017

Birthdays

33-35 Stoke Newington Rd
London
N16 8BJ

7.30pm

FREE

SOLD OUT

Popular Culture presents

AMBER ARCADES

Amber Arcades is the moniker of Dutch-born musician Annelotte de Graaf.

De Graaf first started writing songs in 2010 while temporarily living in Philadelphia. Back in the Netherlands she put out a first EP in 2012 containing soft-voiced, melancholic folk ballads.

Wanting to develop her sound and mature from the safe bedroom folk environment, she got in touch with producer Ben Greenberg (Beach Fossils, The Men, Destruction Unit) to produce a collection of songs she had written over the years. In May 2015, de Graaf flew out to New York to record the songs in the Strange Weather recording studio in Brooklyn, backed by a band consisting of members of Real Estate, Quilt and Kevin Morby.

The result is a record that is as dreamy and esoteric as it is gripping, presenting slightly off, floating pop melodies over a mixture of kraut-inspired drums, cutting guitars and fuzzed-out organs.

BRITAIN

Britain are a young duo from Preston comprising of Joey Cobb and Katie Drew. Working under the constraints of a minimal setup, they subtly blend synth, guitar and drum machine with whispered, haunting vocals.’Together they don’t so much play songs as cast spells with a feathery beauty not heard since the sweet opium fog of early Cocteau Twins’.

Britain are due to release their debut record on Heavenly Recordings in 2017.

DRAHLA

Drahla are a trio from Leeds/ Wakefield. Their songs exude a stripped back post punk menace & combine sparse arrangements, pounding drums & the biting chants of Luciel Brown & Rob Riggs. Songs such as 'Fictional Decision' (released March 17th on A Turntable Friend) have brought comparisons to Parquet Courts & Life Without Buildings. With notable supports with Buzzcocks, Menace Beach, Amber Arcades, Lion Limb & Dream Wife under their belts, 2017 is set to be an exciting year for the band.

Friday April 28th. 8pm - 2am

£5 advance. On sale now.

Popular Culture: Amber Arcades / Britain / Drahla

28 Apr 2017

+ Popular Culture DJs

The Finsbury

336 Green Lanes
London
N4 1BY

8pm

£5

XYLOURIS WHITE

When Xylouris White recorded their second album, this most intuitive and inquisitive of duos did what comes naturally to them: expanded their horizons. For George Xylouris, the Cretan lute player who partners here with the Dirty Three’s preternaturally fluent Australian drummer Jim White, one aim was to extend a core metaphor of their ruggedly visionary debut album, 2014’s Goats. “Like goats walking in the mountain” is Xylouris’s poetic analogy for their approach: “They may not know the place, but they can walk easily and take risks and feel comfortable. Really, the goats inspired us.

That exploratory pitch is matched by the majestic Black Peak, named after a mountain top in Crete and, says Xylouris, “recorded everywhere”. A peak in both artists’ careers, the album testifies to their determination to stretch the scope of their instruments and forge something vigorously questing from more traditional roots.

Tickets are on sale now.

Xylouris White

31 May 2017

+ special guests

Oslo

1A Amhurst Road
London
E8 1LL

7.30pm

£14

We're thrilled to present three fantastic artists from the wonderful Bella Union, who this year celebrate their 20th anniversary. Get your tickets quick and come and raise a glass to the next 20 years.

MAMMÚT

Mammút have refined a sound which is saturated with heavy energy and sense of melody, something that comes to the fore in their live show, which is known for its intensity. While performing they radiate with confidence and they seem to bring you an inner freedom. Their fourth album will be released summer 2017 on Bella Union. Mammút gained national attention with their third and latest album "Komdu til mín svarta systir" (2013), which won them the Icelandic Music Awards for best album and was ranked #1 in all major newspapers in Iceland, as well as their song "Salt" being awarded as best song of the year. Mammút has signed a contract with Bella Union and released River’s End, an EP in June 2015. Mammút will release a new LP Summer 2017.

PAVO PAVO

Pavo Pavo are an experimental pop band from Brooklyn, NY. Their debut record, Young Narrator in the Breakers, will be released on Bella Union in November 2016. The band started writing together while studying music at Yale, and since then its five members have worked closely with indie and classical heavyweights such as Here We Go Magic, Roomful of Teeth, Dave Longstreth, and San Fermin. Stereogum describes their music as “weightless pop that sounds like it was beamed down from a utopian future”   Young Narrator in the Breakers walks through its songs with symphonic elegance – guitar stabs, washed out harmonies, and rumbling synthesizers come and go like guests at a party. The record describes the magic and panic of adult life; a breaker is a wave whose potential energy is being transformed into turbulent kinetic energy. Co-produced by Danny Molad (Lucius) and Sam Cohen (Yellowbirds), it is a romantic record in the tradition of Elephant 6, and a cohesive record in the tradition of Grizzly Bear. It’s our pleasure to introduce: Pavo Pavo.

WILL STRATTON

Will Stratton (b. 1987, Woodland, California) is an American musician living in Beacon, New York.

Tickets on sale now.
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Bella Union 20th Anniversary

22 May 2017

Oslo

1A Amhurst Rd, Hackney
London
E8 1LL

7pm

£10

MINUS THE BEAR

Minus the Bear is Jake Snider (vocals, guitar), David Knudson (guitar), Cory Murchy (bass), Alex Rose (keyboards, saxophone, vocals, programming), and Erin Tate (drums & percussion). The Seattle-based band formed in 2001, and has since released five full length LPs and eight Eps, totaling an excess of 400K in sales and all the while staying true to its uncompromising artistic ideals. The group’s tireless work ethic has helped build a robust live following with the band headlining countless sold out shows across the globe, as well as sharing the stage with such diverse and respected artists as Soundgarden, Jimmy Eat World, and Foo Fighters. In a recent episode of “Live From Daryl’s House” featuring Minus the Bear, Daryl Hall jammed with members of the band further illustrating the depth and singularity of the band’s songwriting.

JOAN OF ARC

Chicago’s Joan of Arc is never reliant on the status quo. In the course of their history, the band’s recorded output has elicited not only critical praise through challenging the norms of traditional songwriting, but also significant backlash from reviewers who became increasingly confused by the band’s eclectic output.

Tickets for the show go on sale on Friday 3 March.

Minus the Bear / Joan of Arc

06 Jun 2017

+special guests

Scala

275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross
London
N1 9NL

7.30pm

£20

MARIKA HACKMAN

Marika Hackman brings her forthcoming new album, I'm not Your Man, to Heaven in June. She had this to say about the record

"The record's all about female relationships, romance and breakdowns, but there's also a dim worldview going on. I'm Not Your Man can either mean, 'I'm not your man, I'm your woman,' or it can mean, 'I'm not a part of this.'"

OUR GIRL

Brighton trio, Our Girl jump into 2017 with a string of highly praised releases under their belt, including last year’s debut EP ‘Normally’ released via Cannibal Hymns (Dream Wife, Abattoir Blues).

FRANCOBOLLO

"Wonderfully off kilter Swedish indie pop" - Clash Magazine
"Already a massive fan, I had no idea how awesome they were live" – Tom Ravenscroft, BBC 6 Music
"Francobollo create jubilation in their joyous track [Wonderful], successfully fusing weird and wonderful together" - The Line Of Best Fit

Tickets for the show are on sale now.
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Marika Hackman / Our Girl / Francobollo

01 Jun 2017

Heaven

11, The Arches, Villiers St
London
WC2N 6NG

6.30pm

£14

PUMA BLUE

Puma Blue is the alias of South Londoner Jacob Allen, who has been delicately honing his purposefully paradoxical sound, blending downtown jazz sax lines with J Dilla grooves and a heart-wrenching vocal akin to Jeff Buckley, Chet Baker and Billie Holliday. This blend is completed by Allen's punk-inspired grit and the ferocity of his live performances, backed by a four-piece band, spewing out tortured love songs and sensual rhythms topped by his haunting falsetto vocals.  

Yet as complex as this mix may sound, it feels as if it just spilled from his mouth one afternoon, sounding simultaneously like the soundtrack to a black&white b-movie or skyscraper sunsets and yet freshly un-earthed, contemporary yet classic. 

Currently working on his debut EP, Puma Blue is the dark, funk-punk-soul-jazz poet we’ve been waiting for. 

MAXWELL OWIN

'His broken, garage beats are overlaid with jazz piano and floating sax melodies, and he rounds the whole thing off with a hip-hop sensibility.' - Lonely Table

Tickets for this show are on sale now.
Facebook event.

Puma Blue / Maxwell Owin

10 May 2017

The Montague Arms

289 Queen's Rd
London
SE15 2PA

7.30pm

£6

SOLD OUT

SONGHOY BLUES

After selling out the Roundhouse in 2016, Songhoy Blues began work on writing and recording new music. The band will be taking some time off from the studio to play an intimate show at Omeara on 23 March.

Tickets for the show are on sale now. The tickets are strictly limited and we expect them to sell out quickly.
Facebook event.

Songhoy Blues / Témé Tan

23 Mar 2017

Omeara

6 O'Meara St
London
SE1 1TE

7.30pm

£14

SOLD OUT

FATHER JOHN MISTY

With his highly-anticipated new album Pure Comedy due for release on 7 April via Bella Union, Father John Misty has today announced a super intimate acoustic show at Dalston's Rio Cinema on Friday 24 March.

Tickets will be available via lottery only at www.fatherjohnmisty.com/live. Sign up to the lottery now to be in with a chance of getting access to tickets. Access codes will be sent out on Thursday 23 February with tickets going on sale at midday on Friday 24 February. Tickets for this show are incredibly limited and entering the lottery does not guarantee access to tickets.

Father John Misty

24 Mar 2017

Rio Cinema

107 Kingsland High St
London
E8 2PB

7.30pm

£15

!!!

For years !!! have run the dance band gambit and become New York City legends. From their start in Northern California to Brooklyn house party staples, they now illuminate festival stages across the globe.

A !!! live show is something to behold, and something one has to experience in the flesh to truly comprehend. And they are hitting the road this summer to share new music from their forthcoming record, with more details to be announced soon. Early iterations of songs from the album began popping up in sets last year, being worked on live and in the studio, and it is this dedication to their fans to create the best possible live and recorded experiences that drives them to get the best out of both.

This sees a special party show at London's Oval Space to coincide with the band's new album release - the band had the below to say about their upcoming tour:

Hey, hi, hello and wtf is up? What's up with us? Wellllll, funny u should ask. We're hitting the road. We're back. We're doing the du. We're doing it u. We're doing it at a theatre near u and your all ur fabulous fucking friends. Banging the new songs, banging the old ones. Pick out ur cute outfits, we're picking out ours. See u soonish. Xoxoxo

LAETITIA SADIER (SOLO)

Another New Year, and new shapes are forming - if only we are fortunate enough to notice them! As we spin through this world, we are witness to all manner of combinations unfolding before us - familiar arcs and breaking waves alike, upon all of which it is our choice, our chance and our challenge, to possibly ride. Find Me Finding You, the new album from the new organization called the Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble, manages to strike new chords while touching familiar keys in the song of life.

Lætitia Sadier will be performing solo in support of !!! at Oval Space.

Tickets are on sale now.
Facebook event.

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) / Laetitia Sadier (Solo)

31 May 2017

Oval Space

29-32 The Oval
London
E2 9DT

7.30pm

£16

BING & RUTH

Carving out a space that sits somewhere between the rich textures of ambient electronic music and the explorative compositional styles of minimalist pioneers like Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt, Brooklyn ensemble Bing & Ruth introduce their new album No Home of the Mind.

Led by pianist and composer David Moore, pieces slowly and patiently unfurl, with Moore’s own tender playing that focuses on the piano’s percussive qualities at the fore, guiding dense layers of woodwind, strings from rumbling lows into euphoric crescendos, and warbling tape delay adding a transcendental afterglow to the compositions. Composed on seventeen pianos across North America and Europe over numerous sessions, tours, and travel, No Home of the Mind channels the idiosyncrasies and respective limitations of each instrument into inspiration.

TOM ROGERSON

Tom Rogerson is a composer, improvising pianist and keyboardist, and the founder of experimental electronic-rock band Three Trapped Tigers. He has collaborated with numerous artists, as well as pursuing his own solo piano career, and running Proof Positive; an influential improvisation night in London. His debut solo album will be released in the autumn of 2017.

Born in Suffolk, Tom initially focused on composition, studying at the Royal Academy of Music, where his teachers included Harrison Birtwistle and Dominic Muldowney. After his debut as an improvising pianist at the Fringe of the Aldeburgh Festival in 2002, he began to focus on live performance, culminating in his first album, recorded with Reid Anderson (The Bad Plus) and Mike Lewis (Happy Apple) while he lived in New York City.

Tickets are on sale now.
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Bing & Ruth / Tom Rogerson

26 May 2017

Tom Rogerson

LSO St Luke's

161 Old St
London
EC1V 9NG

8pm

£15

WILLIAM BASINSKI

Musical pioneer, composer and all-round innovator William Basinski returns to the UK for a unique seated show in the beautiful surroundings of Hackney's Round Chapel, following his last London performance - a sellout show at Union Chapel.

Employing obsolete technology and analogue tape loops, his haunting and melancholy soundscapes explore the temporal nature of life and resound with the reverberations of memory and the mystery of time.

Since impressing with The Disintegration Loops, he's constantly pushed boundaries of contemporary music. Basinski's new album "A Shadow in Time' was released to universal acclaim in January, widely regarded as one of his finest works yet, and his best for some years.

This will be a unique performance from Basinski focusing on both this celebrated new record and works form his back catalogue.

Don't miss what's set to be a very special show. Tickets are limited for this show, and are on sale now.

"William Basinski has created yet another outstanding work of art with A Shadow in Time, an audio sculpture of serenity and bliss to begin 2017" The Line of Best Fit
"Among his most entrancing work." - Drowned In Sound
"a stunning journey into a vast, ink-black void." - Pitchfork

DANIEL O'SULLIVAN

Whether solo or in his varied collaborative projects, O’Sullivan’s work is remarkable in the way it infuses familiar everyday experience with traces of the uncanny, the secret and the magickal. VELD distils these tangled realities into a wonderfully rich and complex record — one of O’Sullivan’s most immediate and moving pop albums to date, yet one that's strikingly dense and allusive, alive with enticing sonic diversions, hypnotic mantras and eerie biomechanical rhythms.

While grounded in pop music — which O’Sullivan describes as the ideal vessel for channelling more celestial energies — its dreamlike soundworld draws inspiration from across both natural and human landscapes. Its influences range from Ray Bradbury (whose story ‘Veldt’ inspired the album’s title) and Gurdjieff to Borges and Anais Nin; St. John’s Wort and Psylocybin to Tottenham Cemetery and Streatham Common; Cocteau Twins and Judee Sill to Alice Coltrane and Tony Conrad.

William Basinski / Daniel O’Sullivan

04 May 2017

Hackney Round Chapel

1D Glenarm Rd
London
E5 0LY

7.30pm

£16

SOLD OUT

SIR WAS

Growing up in the tiny village of Frillesås on the western coast of Sweden, an hour or so from Gothenburg, Wästberg began playing music at an early age. “I started with the cello, but I was too young,” he recalls. “It was boring, and I think my teacher was depressed. So I quit, and at the age of 10 I started to play sax. My other brothers” – Wästberg is the oldest of four – “also played instruments, so we had a piano, a bass, a guitar and even a drum kit for a couple of years. I played along to records on all of them.” Armed with this knowledge, it’s perhaps less bewildering to learn that Wästberg played almost all the instruments on his debut, including drums, bass, keyboards, guitar, percussion, clarinets, and saxophone. “Everything except the bagpipe and the harmonica,” Wästberg smiles. “Those I captured with my iPhone.”

We are very excited to welcome Sir Was back to London for a show at Birthdays on 11 April.

LANDLADY

"[Landlady] joins a lineage of New York City art­rock bands that transmute existential questions and primal fears into exultant songs, bands like Talking Heads, TV on the Radio and Dirty Projectors." - Jon Pareles, New York Times

Tickets for this show.
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Sir Was / Landlady

11 Apr 2017

+ Landlady

Birthdays

33-35 Stoke Newington Rd, Stoke Newington
London
N16 8BJ

7.30pm

£6

SLAVES

We are incredibly excited to announce a massive Kent show for Slaves this July.

Slaves have gone from plucky, pub circuit favourites to one of the most intense and hotly in demand bands in the country. The duo’s raw brand of punk rock has seen them earn two top ten albums, and consistently sell out venues including London's Brixton Academy, O2 Forum and two dates at Shepherds Bush Empire within 12 months. The pair’s achievements were recognised with awards from Kerrang! and NME as well as a nomination for the prestigious Mercury Awards for their debut album, ‘Are You Satisfied?’ 

Fresh from the release of their Mike D produced second album, ‘Take Control’, and after acclaimed performances at last year’s Reading & Leeds festivals, Isaac Holman (drums, vocals) and Laurie Vincent (guitar, vocals) are bringing their razor-edged anthems to 2017’s festival season, raging against apathy, mediocrity and the cultural neutering afoot amongst their own generation.

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BLACK HONEY

LADY BIRD

Hailing from what they call the velvet trench of Tunbridge Wells, Lady Bird look set to excite audiences with an eloquent twist on punk. The boys smirk about the stagnant charm of their home town. 'It doesn't go anywhere,' says Joe (drummer), 'It's solid ground.'

By The Sea presents: Slaves / Black Honey / Lady Bird

22 Jul 2017

+ special guests

Dreamland

49-51 Marine Terrace
Margate
CT9 1XJ

6pm

£22.50

SONGE

Part of an exciting new wave of French R&B (that also includes the likes of Bonnie Banane, OK Lou and Holybrune), her tracks to date have seen her collaborate with electronic producer Sayem for a sound that’s modern, dreamy and sensual.

DBFC

DBFC are a Parisian band who create a wonderfully modern psych-tronica sound. Signed in the UK to PIAS offshoot Different, their music connects them with the fine lineage of French electronic music, British shoegaze and 60s psychedelia.

BANTAM LYONS

The music of these four Brittany youngsters, now based in Nantes, create emotionally charged rock that speaks to the disconsolate child we all have inside us.

JUVENILES

After a flying start in late 2011 and the release just months later of their first EP, We Are Young, on Kitsuné, Juveniles, the band’s Yuksek-produced debut album, was released in June 2013. Since then the band have travelled widely, staying true to their roots in Brittany, a region known to have a certain passion and curiosity for connecting with the world outside France.

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Oui Love: Sônge / DBFC / Bantam Lyons / Juveniles

09 Mar 2017

Birthdays

33-35 Stoke Newington Rd, Stoke Newington
London
N16 8BJ

7.30pm

£7

COSMO SHELDRAKE

Cosmo Sheldrake is a 26 year-old multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and producer.

He regularly performs on banjo, loop station, keyboards, double bass, drums, penny whistle, sousaphone, accordion and many more. He is an inspirational singer and improviser, and much of his work is concerned with play, nonsense and the sonorous environment.

Cosmo composes music for film and theatre and tours internationally, performing solo and with several bands including Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit and the Gentle Mystics. He ran a community choir until 2013, teaches in schools and privately and has facilitated music workshops and youth empowerment and nature awareness camps across Europe and North America.

A HOUSE IN THE TREES

House Of Trees is the composition and performance work of Rob Coe, Djamila Skoglund Voss, Sarah Anderson and Helena Sköld The work ranges from artistic collaborations and soundtrack composition to songwriting and performing.

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Cosmo Sheldrake / A House In The Trees

12 May 2017

Moth Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette St
London
E9 6NU

8pm

£11

BALOJI

Baloji is a poet, composer-lyricist/beatmaker, scriptwriter, actor and performer, video artist and stylist. After the release of his album Hotel Impala (2008), his Congolese reinterpretation (Kinshasa Succursale, 2011) was awarded 4 stars by the world’s press (NYT, Guardian, El Pais, Les Inrocks..) and after more than 200 live shows all over the world, Baloji is back with a new EP.

MILES FROM KINSHASA

Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and raised in the UK, Miles from Kinshasa is a South London based singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer making an infectious yet intense self-crafted style of music he calls Rumba-pop.

MOGADISCO

MogaDisco are four collectors with a passion for the music of Africa. They have been running events for over 4 years and have played shows in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Brussels, Hamburg and Accra. Expect to hear the continent’s finest sounds: from Afrobeat to Highlife, Jùjú to Soukous and everything in between.

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Baloji / Miles From Kinshasa / Mogadisco

04 Apr 2017

XOYO

32-37 Cowper St
London
EC2A 4AP

8pm

£11

BAYWAVES

After playing at Primavera, Benicassim, NOS Alive and EOTR, Baywaves come back to London to show their floating pop, a genre that sums up the mellow melodies and deliciously psychedelic developments that they set down in their first EP, produced by King Gizzard's Joe Walker.

HORSEY

"Each [track] tells its own gleefully gruesome story. Each could be a page ripped from an Angela Carter compendium. Whether it's "Everyone's Tongue", which recounts, in gory terms, Jacob's evisceration in the mouth of a shark, or "Arms & Legs" where both singers yelp frantically about having their limbs skewered by the object of their affections over sneering guitars; Horsey don't spare anyone the details. And all this over some of the most intricately chopping and changing rhythms we've heard from SE-wherever since Adult Jazz came to prominence. Seriously, there's complex, fuzzed up, dirgey riffs galore to compliment this band's devilish storytelling." - The Line of Best Fit

EASTERN BARBERS

"Few new acts can paint a picture of a modern cityscape quite like Eastern Barbers. On their latest track ‘Get Loose’, they’re running their fingers through a palette of greys." - DIY

Plus Popular Culture DJs 'til late

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Popular Culture: Baywaves / Horsey / Eastern Barbers

24 Feb 2017

The Finsbury

336 Green Lanes
London
N4 1BY

8pm

£4

We are very excited to today announce these first names for Visions

LIARS - SOPHIE - JENNY HVAL - BLANCK MASS
FRANKIE COSMOS - SHAME - THE MEN - ZEBRA KATZ
HELADO NEGRO - NOGA EREZ - GOAT GIRL - IDER - BENNY MAILS

Plus Visions 2017 will feature the below:

Screen Print Class, Tattoo Flash Day, Record & Zine Fair, Street Food & Craft Beer Market. The VISIONS Dog Show returns, Punk Rock Karaoke and a VISIONS Cook-Off

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Visions Festival feat. Liars / Sophie / Jenny Hval / Blanck Mass and more

05 Aug 2017

+ more to be announced

Various


London
E8

£25 - Early Bird

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DEEP THROAT CHOIR

Album launch party. Performing both the album in full & a set of disco classics

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Deep Throat Choir

10 Mar 2017

+ guest DJs inc Leyla Pillai (NTS)

Bethnal Green Working Mens Club

6NB, Pollard Row
London
E2 6NB

8.30pm

£10

In association with Songlines Magazine

OUMOU SANGARE

The wait is finally over. The greatest living female voice in African music, Oumou Sangaré, releases a new album on a new record label with an all-new production team and a wonderful new set of songs. Mogoya (meaning “people today”) is released on Nø Førmat! on 19 May 2017.

We are incredibly excited to welcome her to Village Underground on 17 May.

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Oumou Sangare

17 May 2017

+ Special guests

Village Underground

54 Holywell Ln
London
EC2A 3PQ

7.30pm

£22.50

We are incredibly excited to release the first tickets for By the Sea Festival 2017. After a wonderful 2016 edition, we are already counting the days until our return to Dreamland on 29 and 30 September 2017. We're finalising our 2017 line-up right now and will be revealing all in a couple of weeks.

Our early bird tickets cost just £55 for two full days of music and we expect them to go fast. There's only a limited number available so we strongly suggest purchasing ASAP if you want to take advantage of this offer.

Head over to See Tickets to purchase tickets now and make sure to follow By The Sea on Twitter and Facebook to hear our line-up announcements first.

By The Sea Festival

29 Sep 2017

Line-up to be announced very soon

Dreamland

49-51 Marine Terrace
Margate
CT9 1XJ

5pm

£55 for an early bird weekend ticket

MEAT WAVE

Meat Wave bring their new album, The Incessant, to Birthdays in May. 

The Incessant is a bracing, emotional punk record that confronts taking responsibility for your actions with dark humour and self-deprecation, drawing influence from acts like The Breeders, Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu, and, yes, Fiona Apple, as much as Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex and the poems of Emily Dickinson and Sutter’s friend Hannah Gamble. On that literary tip, Sutter majored in journalism, and says his studies applied here more than ever. “I had this amazing professor whose whole thing was—and it’s very simple, but it stuck with me—what we’re doing is trying to uncover the truth, or truths. I applied that exactly to what was going on with me, because I tended to run away from the truth or ignore it.”

CASSELS

Cassels are a two piece comprised of two brothers - Jim (vox/guitar) and Loz (drums/vox) Beck. Originally from the self-described 'cul-de-sac' town of Chipping Norton, the brothers spent their youth turning their frustration and boredom into music.  After years of making as much noise as they pleased in their remote countryside bedroom, Cassels emerged onto the scene with a sound which is both unique and hard-hitting;combining dense and poetic lyricism with pared-back, heavy and skilful instrumentation.

MIAMI NICE

Blending the angular riffage of Drive Like Jehu and Fugazi with the melodic, pop sensibilities of Superchunk and the groove of Dischord luminaries Lungfish. Miami Nice take this sound and give it fresh life, adding a modern punk edge to the mix.

Currently in the process of writing a full length album their 4 track demo "Demand Auto + 3" showcases their knack for a hooky chorus and a driving rhythm.

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Meat Wave / Cassels / Miami Nice

02 May 2017

Birthdays

33-35 Stoke Newington Rd
London
N16 8BJ

7.30pm

£9

JULIEN BAKER

Fresh from signing to Matador and selling out Bush Hall in a matter of hours, Julien Baker will play Union Chapel on 10 November 2017.

The 21-year-old’s devastating and vulnerable debut album, Sprained Ankle, which was released in 2015, is available now digitally, with a physical re-release dropping worldwide on 17 March. After extensive touring in 2015 and 2016, selling out major US markets, Baker shows no signs of slowing down in 2017.  Midwestern US audiences can catch her on a short run of dates this winter, which are followed by a lengthy European tour in the spring.

“The purity of her voice and the yearning way she sings make each of her songs lovely and memorable” NPR

“If you prefer redemption songs to sound as raw as they feel, Sprained Ankle could bring you to your knees” Pitchfork

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Julien Baker

10 Nov 2017

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Union Chapel

Compton Terrace
London
N1 2UN

7.30pm

£16

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS

At just 16 years old, Courtney Marie Andrews left home in Arizona for her first tour. She traveled up and down the West Coast, busking and playing any bars or cafés that would have her. Soon after, she took a Greyhound bus four nights straight from Phoenix to New York to do the same on the East Coast. For a decade or so since, Courtney’s been a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists, from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado. She never stopped writing her own material, though. Picking up admirers like Jurado and Ryan Adams along the way, she has quietly earned a reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter.

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Courtney Marie Andrews

04 Sep 2017

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Bush Hall

310 Uxbridge Rd White City
London
W12 7LJ

7.30pm

£12.50

SOLD OUT

CHINAH

Few new bands have been greeted with as much excitement as Copenhagen’s CHINAH. Fresh after the whirlwind success of hit singles 'Away From Me', 'We Go Back’, ‘Minds’ and “colder”, the ones-to-watch 3-piece have returned with their incredible new track ‘Can’t Remember How It Feels'.

ONLY THE POETS

Only The Poets are a 4 piece indie rock band from Reading.  With only a couple of fistfuls of gigs under their belts, they sold out their first proper hometown show earlier this month - and debut release "Ceasefire" was picked as Apple Music 'Best of the Week'. Big things this way come! "Dead Young" is out on May 3rd.

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Chinah / Only The Poets

26 Apr 2017

Birthdays

33-35 Stoke Newington Rd Stoke Newington
London
N16 8BJ

7.30pm

£7

ADAM BETTS

After his incredible sell out show at Servant Jazz Quarters back in 2016, Adam Betts brings his drum kit to The Shacklewell Arms in March. 

“So much electronic music has had problems with performance - how much of the amazing programmed music can be recreated live? For me music has been so much about the connection between the performers onstage and the audience.” explains Betts "It's really a punk show with tape delays instead of guitar chords!”

For all his technical ability, the experimental format and instrumentation, Betts’ live show is an enthralling, evocative, rewarding journey of mesmerising musicianship, avant-garde in formation, yet undeniably catchy & invigorating. It’s just so much fun!

GRIP TIGHT

This is the electronic project of English producer Benjamin Gregory. Subtly inspired by Italo-Disco and Chicago House, GRIP TIGHT brings hints of Kraftwerk, Joy Division and Arthur Russell to create darkly atmospheric and captivating pop songs.

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Adam Betts

08 Mar 2017

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The Shacklewell Arms

71 Shacklewell Ln
London
E8 2EB

7.30pm

£7.50

SOLD OUT

FRANCOBOLLO

Francobollo launch their new single with an exclusive show on board the Battersea Barge. 

"Wonderfully off kilter Swedish indie pop" - Clash Magazine
"Already a massive fan, I had no idea how awesome they were live" – Tom Ravenscroft, BBC 6 Music
"Francobollo create jubilation in their joyous track [Wonderful], successfully fusing weird and wonderful together" - The Line Of Best Fit

HUSKY LOOPS

Described as having a 'sleazy, hot-footed noise' where sharp, swerving riffs and unconventional arrangements are forged into strange shapes with an unorthodox delivery, Danio, Pietro and Tommaso first met at school in Bologna. Fast forward 15 years to a relocation to London to study at music college and the Royal College of Art, they finally formed a collective Tiny Factory and put the finishing touches to their ultimate creation Husky Loops just over a year ago.

PLEASURE COMPLEX

Pleasure Complex are a 4-piece Hard-Pop band from London via Portsmouth and Redcar.

"They'll make you dance, they'll make you deliriously happy with every stop-start turn of phrase, every tune is a gem" - Louder Than War

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Francobollo / Husky Loops / Pleasure Complex

10 Mar 2017

Battersea Barge

Nine Elms Ln
London
SW8 5BP

7.30pm

£7

SOLD OUT

SWET SHOP BOYS

After selling out Birthdays in a matter of days, Swet Shop Boys return in June 2017 to headline the Scala. 

Featuring Queens, New York’s Heems (Himanshu Suri, ex-Das Racist) and NW London’s Riz MC (Riz Ahmed). Both are prolific artists, actors and activists in their own right, now bringing their creative experience and the riches of their working class immigrant roots together. Rounding out the trio is British producer Redinho, providing the soundtrack for songs like their first single ‘T5’, where the emcees lament the discrimination they face as they amass frequent flyer miles while traveling the world for work.

Cashmere seems timely in a world where the US and UK look across the pond for different reasons: Trump and Brexit, trap and grime. From Heems poignant debut Eat, Pray Thug, to Riz’s acclaimed mixtape Englistan, the Trans-Atlantic, Indo-Pak duo have proudly fused their worlds together here. Musically, the palette draws from a gumbo of Qawwali hand claps, hype harmonium, Bollywood string drama, spiralling sitars, Western synths, and an arsenal of drums - from 808’s to tablas and tars, dholaks and doumbeks.

Production on the record from Redinho provides the heat for their melting pot. His debut solo album earned praise from Mark Ronson, Jessie Ware, and Hudson Mohawke who brought him out on tour in the last year. Heems started his career with Das Racist, and has kept busy since with his label Greedhead, a series of university lectures, and rapping from Macau to Malaysia. Riz MC's debut 'Post-9/11 Blues' was banned from UK radio, and his music since has maintained that sharp social commentary as well as his acting career, which includes projects like Four Lions, Nightcrawler, HBO’s The Night Of and the new Stars Wars film.

THE LAST SKEPTIK

From his 2013’s fantastically diverse, cinematic solo debut entitled ‘Thanks For Trying’ released on BBE Records, DJ, producer and composer The Last Skeptik has continued on a genre defying journey through electronic music and beyond. Following in the footsteps of J Dilla and Pete Rock, Skeptik took it leftfield, adding an orchestra of musicians over neck-snapping hip hop production, and has been lauded by press, fans and radio alike. Recent years have seen Skeptik tour around globe, have mixes on rotation on Noisey, BBC1xtra, DefJam.com and BBC Radio One, and release a video for every song from ‘Thanks For Trying’ (16 original videos in total), as well as composing the soundtrack to BAFTA nominated short film ‘Island Queen’, Vice Magazine’s documentary on Atlanta Stripclubs, and an adverts for Adidas, Puma, Powerade and Reebok, and on BBC’s coverage of the 2012 Olympics.

2014 has seen Skeptik unleash his highly anticipated ‘I Don’t Even Like You’ E.P on BBE Records, alongside his 9 piece live band show, and writing, remixing and producing for a bevy of artists such as Gorillaz, Grouplove, Scrufizzer, Trim, Dream Mclean and FEMME, with the latter two being the sole guests on this brilliant new E.P. Already supported by the likes of MTV, SBTV, Noisey and BBC Radio One (Huw Stephens and MistaJam).

HVAD

DJ HVAD is a musician, vinylcutter, DJ and producer from Copenhagen, Denmark. His often fast or ultra slow beats, alternative sounds, and sometimes Indian-inspired vocals are categorised as so-called perker tech. He is known for his eccentric mixes that incorporate Bollywood, Punjab breakcore, hip-hop and nauseating sound effects all into one.

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Swet Shop Boys / The Last Skeptik / HVAD

01 Jun 2017

Scala

275 Pentonville Rd Kings Cross
London
N1 9NL

7.30pm

£14

POPULAR CULTURE PRESENTS:

HER'S

As   outsiders   from   sleepy   coastal   towns   several   countries   apart, Stephen  Fitzpatrick  from  Barrow  in  Furness  and  Norwegian  Audun Laading  met  for  the  first  time  in  Liverpool  as  students.  The  pair bonded  over  a  love  of  peculiar,  sardonic  humour  and  wide  eyed observations. Dream-pop outfit Her’s is the natural extension to the solitary  decoding  of  the  cultures  they  grew  up  in. Together  they create80s indie influenced songs with nods to Orange Juice and the capriciousness of Ariel Pink-ish pop.

KARMACOMA

"Eerie young’uns" Karmacoma use layers of dreamy distorted guitars to create a focused and energetic sound.

HOTEL LUX

Formed in early 2016, very little is known about the young 5 piece. However, in the short time they have been playing together they have already perked the ears of a select few in the know. Debut offering, ‘Envoi’ instantly grabbed us when we were tipped of them just a few months ago and we weren’t the only ones. Matt Wilkinson over at Beats One was quick to champion them on his show and we’re sure many more will quickly jump on the bandwagon once they hear them and catch a show.

“Envoi” was produced by the band’s guitarist, Sam, in lead singer, Lewis’ shed, which is now covered in moulding food, empty bottles and ‘the rotting remains of our integrities palled with the occasional rodent’. It adds up, there is an air of squalor and angst coming from the depths of London’s youth here. You sense that they’re not happy with the state of the world, and they’re not going to hold back telling everyone exactly how it is. It’s essentially a Blues track with all the trappings of classic punk sensibilities, this is a band that are extremely relevant and have the voice of modern youth coming through their music regarding the current collective political and social frustrations experienced up and down the country.

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Popular Culture: Her’s / Karmacoma / Hotel Lux

27 Jan 2017

+ Popular Culture DJs

The Finsbury

336 Green Lanes
London
N4 1BY

8pm

Free

DREAM WIFE

This ain’t your average house party. Dream Wife invite you to jump into the mosh pit. London based musicians Alice, Bella and Icelandic singer Rakel formed at art school in Brighton where the project began as a performance art piece. Dream Wife make music embracing their love for edgy pop. Oozing girl power the music juxtaposes simple pop hooks, cutting riffs and screamy dreamy vocals. The world of Dream Wife is brought to life with; roaring live shows, an empowering attitude embracing the strength of femininity, and collaborations with vibrant creatives of the London scene.

KING NUN

'wild and abrasive and totally addictive.' The Line of Best Fit
'It’s dirty, noisey, juvenile, gobby and grimy – but importantly it’s also ear-shatteringly exciting.' - NME
'Four 18 year olds from London, the band are blessed the sort of energy that only really seems to exist in adolescence.' - Clash

JOEY FOUR

Thudding bass, chorus laden guitar and hooky vocal lines - JOEY FOURR are silky smooth with a bit of wonk.

THE MAGIC GANG DJs

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Dream Wife / King Nun / Joey Four / The Magic Gang DJs

27 Apr 2017

The Dome

2A Dartmouth Park Hill
London
NW5 1HL

7.30pm

£8

TRUDY AND THE ROMANCE

There’s a storm brewing over this year and in its eye is where you’ll find Trudy and the Romance, concocting a veritable witch’s brew of lovelorn sea shanties and mutant rockabilly pop for all the doo-wop digging rockers who thought these isles would never be hip and happening again. 

“If anyone’s gonna do anything from Liverpool in the next 12 months, it’ll be this lot” - NME
"the most urgent they’ve sounded on record, and undoubtedly them at their most enthralling. Clearly not bereft of vigour nor ideas, you can only wonder with what they’ll come up with next” - The Line of Best Fit ​
"Sounding like a cross between Nick Cave and The Strokes... this track is an extraordinarily, upbeat” - The Independent

HONEY MOON

Four boys in the big smoke making psychedelic croon pop to please your ears and warm your hearts

"Set for indie greatness" - Wonderland Magazine
"an easeful lazy-day glow that mixes Real Estate's gorgeous aesthetic with something more identifiably British" - DIY

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Trudy and the Romance / Honey Moon

04 May 2017

The Shacklewell Arms

71 Shacklewell Ln
London
E8 2EB

7.30pm

£7

BLISSFIELDS FESTIVAL 2017

Blissfields is proud to announce its first musical guests joining “The Bizarre”-themed 2017 outing. Metronomy, The Cinematic Orchestra, Lady Leshurr, Sundara Karma, The Japanese House, S4U, and BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s Sian Anderson lead the wave for the independent festival, with over 100 acts still to unveil. 

Following the release of their second consecutive top-20 album, 2016’s hugely acclaimed ‘Summer 08,’ Metronomy have well and truly cemented themselves as crossover electronic pop royalty, and one of the most exciting new wave groups of a generation. They head the pack for Blissfields’ monumental 2017 gathering that will see some of the biggest emerging talent and household names come together for an intimate gathering this July 6th, 7th and 8th in Hampshire.

Friday night headline duties on the main stage will rest with the hugely influential The Cinematic Orchestra. Usually reserved for the likes of the Sydney Opera House and London’s Barbican, Roundhouse and Royal Albert Hall venues, their live sound has been described as “unyieldingly classy” by Pitchfork and “entirely different - something original and pure in its artistic intention” by CLASH, to name a few. They’ll provide the ultimate soundscape to Friday night - an epic, heart-achingly sad, but beautiful and uplifting show - unlike any other event this summer.

The just 5,000 capacity event will be welcoming ‘Queens Speech’ freestyler Lady Leshurr to the main stage, as well as BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s Sian Anderson who will headline The Blisscotheque – a double decker Routemaster kitted out for the ride of your summer! They both play another huge part in Blissfields grime legacy that has previously seen standout performances from the likes of Akala, Dizzee, Madam X, and Logan Sama.

Elsewhere, grime crossover outfit S4U have already been tipped by Noisey as “the sound of your new favourite pop group”, their TLC-like grooves also chalked for The Blisscotheque, where Reprazent Radio and Rinse FM figure Naina will be taking to the wheels. There’s a welcome return this year for festival favourites and Blissfields family Beans On Toast and Dub Pistols, as well as Sundara Karma whose debut album ‘Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect’ was released this week to praise from The Independent, Line Of Best Fit and DIY Magazine, who say “chant-a-long choruses are guaranteed.” They make their second visit to Vicarage Farm this year.

New arrivals into “The Bizarre” include the stylish guitar pop of Pumarosa, mesmerizingly psychedelic Flamingods, and Tom Grennan – who just featured as lead vocalist on Chase & Status’ huge ‘All Goes Wrong’ - alongside The Japanese House who just took the #4 spot on NME’s essential new music for 2017 poll, comparing her hugely melodic sound to “Tame Impala’s chilled moments crossed with Jamie xx’s magical rhythms.”

BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s Jamz Supernova’s NUMBER #1 EP OF 2016 recipient Bonzai takes her place for 2017, while D&B is once again on the post sundown agenda with neuro-funk innovators The Upbeats, Delta Heavy and INSIDEINFO backdropping your late night escape into the summer. With over 100 more acts still to announce, including Friday Night’s headliner… it’s shaping up to be the “smallest big party” of 2017.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW via www.blissfields.co.uk priced at just £95 for an adult weekend ticket, with no booking fee.

Blissfields was ranked #2 on Guardian’s “bang For Your Buck” list in 2016.

Blissfields 2017: Metronomy / The Cinematic Orchestra / Lady Leshurr / Sundara Karma and More

06 Jul 2017

Metronomy / Lady Leshurr / Sundara Karma / The Japanese House / S4U / Black Honey / Bonzai / The Upbeats / Delta Heavy / Insideinfo / Sian Anderson (1Xtra) / Dub Pistols / Beans On Toast / Fil Bo Riva / GCDJ / Naina and more

Vicarage Farm

Vicarage Farm
Winchester
SO21 3BL

12pm

£95

SOLD OUT

JOHNNY FLYNN & THE SUSSEX WIT

Johnny Flynn has shared news of his long awaited fourth album, ‘Sillion’, alongside first single ‘Raising the Dead’. ‘Sillion’ will be released 24th March through Transgressive Records.

‘Sillion’ has grown episodically between Flynn’s commitments to acting, composing, and his young family. It’s an album about the sacredness of man’s endeavour to connect with the earth while separated from it. It’s the sound of Flynn breathing in and breathing out.

The titles of Flynn’s records have become a talismanic focus for him over the years, and ‘Sillion’ rings out like a bell, converging unlikely forces — friendship, politics, poetry – to capture the album’s colour and mood as a measure of its times.

‘Sillion’ sees Flynn reunited with David Beauchamp (drums), Adam Beach (bass), Joe Zeitlin (cello), sister Lillie Flynn & Holly Holden (vocals), with guests Cosmo Sheldrake (electronics) and Dave Tattersall on lead guitar for ‘The Landlord’.

First single ‘Raising the Dead’, tells of Flynn getting to know his newborn daughter. “My Dad died when I was 18, and that was quite a galvanising experience,” Flynn says, “and there’s often an element of that in anything I’m writing; every big loss that you suffer in life, I think everything comes through the conduit of that. I had a really strong sense of my daughter having elements of my Dad when she came along, and it made me kind of laugh - that cyclical sense, of thinking of my daughter as my Dad.”

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Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit

31 Mar 2017

+ special guests

St John at Hackney

Lower Clapton Rd
London
E5 0PD

7.30pm

£22.50

BLAENAVON

The story of Blaenavon’s debut album might be quite easily told: three teenage friends who entered a school talent contest, posted their songs online, and sprawled their way through early gigs, gathering a devoted fanbase and critical acclaim as they went. A band who, after the juggle of exams, EPs, record company attention, have finally delivered a debut album that is sumptuous and thrilling and brave.

But it is also a story of a more complicated time, a coming of age of sorts, of 12 intensely personal songs that explore friendship, sadness, hope, love held and lost, and all the confusions of youth in a world that is slowly revealing itself. And perhaps more than any of this, it is a story of a band that stand many feet taller than their peers, a band to help define a generation, whose songs provide the anthems for this time.

To see Blaenavon live is to be struck by a sense of invincibility, and even at their earliest shows — even when they played their first London gig at the Barfly in 2012, they were infused with that same pluck and spirit: “We weren’t scared,” McMillan says. “We didn’t really rehearse, we just rocked up, had a couple of illicit pints and four minutes before we went on stage thought ‘Shit, what songs are we going to play?’ and wrote a setlist out."

Blaenavon are a different band now to the one they were at the beginning. No longer slapdash schoolkids making it all up as they go along, they have an ambition and sense of purpose now, a desire to go further, bigger, better than before. In this collection of songs, in their stunning live shows, the sheer force of this band seems undeniable. And in Gregory, it is impossible not to see the kindling of one of rock’s great frontmen, an artist coming to recognise his band is destined to be something special.

ANTEROS

Lauded by DIY for their “hypnotic pop”, Anteros are the left-field outfit everyone has their eye on.

Fronted by Laura Hayden, the four piece outfit have everyone in heart-eyes over their sound. New single The Beat is a slinky power pop cut that glitters with synths and a brazen resolve to keep on dancing.

DECLAN MCKENNA (DJ)

FAKE LAUGH

Kamran Khan realised that he couldn't be alone in the outside world. He just had to bring his bedroom with him. His parents' Beach Boys records, a dog-eared U-Bahn map and a framed picture of his favourite leather baseball cap - sadly no longer with us - are all there as he braves the stages of London and Berlin. Fake Laugh is the moniker of Khan's alternative pop/rock outfit that began as a solo project in his bedroom in 2013 but continues to blossom into a frantic and hearty live incarnation. Whilst on record Khan retains crisp control by playing all the instruments, his intimate songs, of daydreaming and discord, can turn wild when caught live with his four-piece band.

Tirelessly writing and recording whenever he can, Khan's 2016 has already seen him release the energetic, apologetic and fuzzy 'Ice' EP, as well as the bubbly trepidation of double A side single: 'Mind Tricks/Birdsong Lullaby'. Affecting the listener beneath the hooks, Fake Laugh is known to ambush you with a cutting take on self-doubt. The 'Ice' EP that "sported some of the sharpest melodies he’s penned to date"(DIY) resonated beyond its carefree chorus. Fresh from radiant performances at this year's Visions and Great Escape festivals, Fake Laugh has also been catching their breath from shows supporting Girlpool, Genghar and Ducktails.

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Blaenavon / Anteros / Fake Laugh / Declan McKenna (DJ)

07 Apr 2017

Heaven

11 The Arches Villiers St
London
WC2N 6NG

7.00pm

£10

ALASKALASKA

A night of the best new music around featuring hotly tipped new comers Alaskalaska and more at The Nines in Peckham. 

GLOWS

"Music for nice rainy days"

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Alaskalaska / Glows / Sunken

23 Feb 2017

The Nines

Unit 9A Copeland Park 133 Copeland Rd
London
SE15 3SN

7.30pm

£5

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PHARMAKON

The release date of Contact marks the ten-year anniversary of Margaret Chardiet’s project, Pharmakon. While working on her newest release, she began to evaluate the project as a whole. Though the content of each record has been very different and specific, the pervading question, which has underlined them all, is what is means to be human. Her last album, Bestial Burden, focused on the disconnect between mind and body, looking at the human as an isolated consciousness stuck inside of a rotting vessel. For Contact, she wanted to look at the other side of the spectrum – the moments when our mind can come outside of and transcend our bodies.

Because an album is itself an object, she struggled with how to convey the transcendence of the physical, through a physical medium. She started to study trance states and equate her live performances to them. In trance states, music and the body are used to transcend the physical form and make contact with some outside force. In the live setting, she used sound and her body to create an exchange of energy and make contact with outside forces - humanity, empathy, the audience. This energy/empathy exchange has always been at the heart of a Pharmakon performance, but she felt that on records, it wasn’t translating. They were one-sided and flat – declarations rather than conversations. She decided to structure the compositions of each side of Contact after the four stages of trance: preparation, onset, climax, and resolution. By using these stages as a biorhythm for the album, she animates it, and instills the intention of communion into the music.

G.H.

From the disputed border somewhere between Lancashire and Yorkshire, G..H. claims a no mans land where he is free to decimate distinctions between black metal, grime and concrète techno by drawing upon an elusive, metaphysical force that’s exclusively common to music rooted in that region; from Muslimgauze and Autechre thru Shackleton and Demdike Stare.

The inarguably mongrel Housebound Demigod is G.H.’s debut solo album, following the Ground EP (2011) and his involvement with the hexed Pendle Coven project & HATE, alongside Miles Whittaker and Andy Stott, respectively, between 2003 – 2009.

It sounds like nothing out there; the result of countless hours at the grindstone, using sound as tonal therapy and a purely expressive sculptural material to best render the feel of his bleak but extraordinarily beautiful surroundings with all the rugged texture and captivating aesthetic of some ancient cave graffiti.

BEN VINCE

Ben Vince makes music purely with the saxophone, creating a collage of melodies, textures and rhythms, twisted and pitched, expanding the sound palette whilst stretching the formula with improvised live sets.

Since surfacing with his debut album in April this year on Blank Editions (responsible for recent output of Thurston Moore, Tomaga & Housewives), Vince continues with occasional radio shows on Radar Radio and NTS as well as gigs with Charles Hayward and upcoming artists in London's experimental music network.

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25 Apr 2017

Electrowerkz

7 Torrens St
London
EC1V 1NQ

7.30pm

£12.50

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JULIEN BAKER

After this show sold out, we have added an additional date. Julien Baker plays Union Chapel in November.

Fresh from signing to Matador, Julien Baker will play London's Bush Hall this summer.

The 21-year-old’s devastating and vulnerable debut album, Sprained Ankle, which was released in 2015, is available now digitally, with a physical re-release dropping worldwide on 17 March. After extensive touring in 2015 and 2016, selling out major US markets, Baker shows no signs of slowing down in 2017.  Midwestern US audiences can catch her on a short run of dates this winter, which are followed by a lengthy European tour in the spring.

“The purity of her voice and the yearning way she sings make each of her songs lovely and memorable” NPR

“If you prefer redemption songs to sound as raw as they feel, Sprained Ankle could bring you to your knees” Pitchfork

LAUREN DENITZIO

Worriers are a melodic punk band from Brooklyn, New York. The band’s music is centered around the songwriting of Lauren Denitzio, with the help of friends Mikey Erg, Lou Hanman, Nick Psillas, and John McLean, among others. They have released records with Don Giovanni, No Idea and Yo-Yo Records and toured with Beach Slang, Against Me!, The Falcon, Smith Street Band, and more. Described as “a masterfully crafted punk record” by the Village Voice, Worriers’ first full-length “Imaginary Life” was produced by Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! and was released on Don Giovanni Records in 2015.

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05 Jun 2017

Bush Hall

310 Uxbridge Rd White City
London
W12 7LJ

7.30pm

£12

ARNI

“A project implies a goal or a result of some description and I think I'm approaching this in the absolute opposite way,” states Arni. “I want to do this as un-pro and as "for the fuck of it" as I can. This is not a Project, but an Outlet.” As one quarter of arena-slaying indie titans The Vaccines, much of the bassist's recent musical life has been about as 'pro' as it comes, but here Arni is allowing himself to take his foot off the pedal and do whatever he wants. “It's simple and honest. I haven't got a strategy - let alone a release - in mind. I've always just made music for the fuck of it and I'll release it if and whenever I want to.“

The resulting music also rings with this same free-spiritedness and freedom of expression. “I've got a junkyard of a studio which serves as a constant inspiration. Surrounding yourself with a bunch of knock-off brands and shitty 80s synths naturally lends itself to silly sonic experiments,” he explains. “I wrote a bunch of songs at the beginning of the year and this Depresso Tropicana vibe came very naturally to me. I've always hated my nasal baritone voice, but it seems to make sense with the music I've been writing lately. Anyway, I'm embracing it. It's simple and honest.”

WEIRD MILK

West London four-piece and recent Ra-Ra Rok signees Weird Milk combine baroque pop references with playful harmonies and arrangements.

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Arni / Weird Milk

28 Jan 2017

The Shacklewell Arms

71 Shacklewell Ln
London
E8 2EB

7.30pm

£6

JESS WILLIAMSON

Jess Williamson's Heart Song is a brave record. It explores the strength in vulnerability, the power in silence and empty space. The recordings bristle with energy and confidence while maintaining the intense intimacy Williamson is known for. Like the visceral desert landscape that inspires her, she knows when to let her vocals drift across the song, light like a tumbleweed, and when to, like the fiercest of Texas storms, unleash thunder and lightning with her band.

Heart Song was recorded direct to tape in Austin, TX by Erik Wofford (The Black Angels, Bill Callahan) at Cacophany Studios and by the band in Jess's house. It was mixed by Larry Crane (Elliott Smith, Sleater-Kinney, Cat Power) at Jackpot Recording in Portland, OR.

KETO

The hypnotic, lovelorn orchestration of songwriter Leah Sanderson, harks back to the earlier work of Drag City artists' Will Oldham, Bill Callahan and Josephine Foster, whilst offering a fresh and quintessentially English take on millennial folk.

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Jess Williamson / Keto

13 Feb 2017

Servant Jazz Quarters

10A Bradbury Street
London
N16 8JN

7.30pm

£7

CANCER

Cancer are a duo consisting of Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild and Kristian Finne Kristensen. Nikolaj is also known as the lead singer of electronic band When Saints Go Machine and Kristian from his americana-inspired solo-career as Chorus Grant.

The name Cancer comes from personal experience. “It comes from the disease, of course,” says Nikolaj. “It’s the greatest tragedy of my life, losing one of my parents to cancer.” As Nikolaj was going through this traumatic event he met Kristian and the two started making music. He continues: “I started thinking about this vacuum that occurs when someone is ill, or someone dies, where everyone is able to speak and people are so open. There’s also a lot of beauty in all of this”. Kristian continues: “Our songs are not specifically about dark matters concerning the disease, but also the light and the love and the beauty of relationships between people. Friends, family...all of this!”

Cancer’s forthcoming debut album (entitled Totem) follows the successful 2014-EP Ragazzi that quickly sold out its 500-unit vinyl run and gained the band a substantial fan- base in their home country Denmark while reaching key media internationally including a healthy Hypem popular chart placement, spot plays at BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, the playlists at Amazing Radio and DR P6 Beat as well as online features from The Fader, DIY, Noisey, Pigeons & Planes and many more.

GLOWS

"Music for nice rainy days"

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Cancer / Glows

30 Jan 2017

+ special guests

The Waiting Room

175 Stoke Newington High Street
London
N16 0LH

7.30pm

£6

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KLLO

After their impressive entrance into the music landscape over the past 18 months, Kllo (formerly Klo) are set to skyrocket back into the spotlight with exceptional new material in the form of sophomore EP Well Worn.The musical collaboration of Melbourne cousins Simon Lam and Chloe Kaul generated considerable buzz worldwide with the release of their debut Cusp (2014), a pertinent name for an act with such promise. The latest taste of this promise are new singles ‘Bolide’ and ‘Walls to Build’: compelling work of substance and subtlety that’ll leave listeners longing for the pair’s new record.

The duo’s pulsating soundscapes come from two worlds – Lam’s jack-of-all-trades production paired with Chloe’s contrasting, enchanting siren-like vocals and lyrics - resulting in a sound rich in texture whilst retaining a measured pop sensibility. The peaks and troughs of Kllo’s songs are held up by dancefloor-destined production and a sharp momentum -percussive and structured, but never heartless. 

GLOWS

"Music for nice rainy days"

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Kllo / Glows

26 Apr 2017

Pickle Factory

13-14 The Oval,
London
E2 9DU

7.30pm

£7