Hundred Waters | RFB Peggy Sue | RFB Alaskalaska | RFB Liars | RFB Noga Erez | RFB Yumi Zouma | RFB Visible Cloaks | RFB Lost Horizons / Dog in the Snow | RFB Elder Island | RFB Foxygen | RFB Mauno | RFB Susanne Sundfor / Deep Throat Choir | RFB Oui Love: Aquaserge / Marietta / Dead Sea | RFB Popular Culture: King Nun / Venture Lows | RFB RFB & Transgressive Reading and Leeds Takeover | RFB Shabazz Palaces / AWATE | RFB KLLO | RFB The Dream Syndicate | RFB The Orielles | RFB Yassassin / Girls in Synthesis | RFB Starcrawler / Starsha Lee | RFB Cymbals / Mined | RFB PIAS Nites: Cosmo Sheldrake / Mary Epworth / Laucan | RFB Happyness / Trudy and the Romance | RFB Soccer Mommy / Mat Riviere | RFB Shigeto / Baba Ali | RFB Kevin Morby | RFB Malihini | RFB Marika Hackman | RFB !!! | RFB Frankie Rose | RFB Charly Bliss | RFB By The Sea Festival: The Libertines, Metronomy, and Everything Everything | RFB Ben Frost / Lotic | RFB Alvvays / Alasklaska | RFB Puma Blue | RFB Mammút / Broen | RFB Blaenavon | RFB Dream Wife | RFB Holy Fuck / Makeness | RFB Beach Fossils / Nervous Conditions | RFB Kiran Leonard | RFB W.I.T.C.H. featuring Jacco Gardner | RFB Anna Of The North / Cartae | RFB Holy Fuck | RFB Free Money / Venture Lows | RFB EMA / Dubais | RFB Cristobal and the Sea | RFB Francobollo | RFB re-TROS / Free Money / KONE | RFB MØ / Raye / Skott | RFB Hundred Waters / Jagara | RFB Pissed Jeans | RFB Popular Culture: Wesley Gonzalez / Lice / Factory Seconds | RFB The Dream Syndicate | RFB Girlpool / Ian Sweet | RFB Noga Erez / Aadae | RFB Father John Misty | RFB Beach Fossils / Nervous Conditions | RFB Courtney Marie Andrews / Joana Serrat | RFB Father John Misty | RFB PIAS Nites: Ten Fé / DBFC / Confidence Man | RFB Adam Torres / Katie Malco | RFB Waxahatchee / Allison Crutchfield | RFB Billy Bragg - Book Launch | RFB Popular Culture: The Orielles / Honey Lung / Fur | RFB Peaking Lights / Vactrol Park / Emotional Response Records DJs | RFB Henry Green / Liz Lawrence | RFB Crooked Colours | RFB Oscar Jerome / Emma-Jean Thackray | RFB JUNUN featuring Shye Ben Tzur & the Rajasthan Express / Baba Ali | RFB Mauno / Starcrawler / Batsch | RFB Starcrawler / Yassassin / Weird Milk | RFB Chastity Belt / Charly Bliss | RFB Kan Wakan / Yoke Lore / Para Alta | RFB [PIAS Nites]: Champs / Geowulf / Cut_ | RFB Oui Love: Fish Bach / KillASon / Fauna Twin | RFB Baba Ali / Deeds / Byfyn | RFB William Tyler | RFB Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit | RFB Weird Milk / Social Contract | RFB Meatbodies / Thee MVPs / Drahla | RFB Deep Throat Choir / Vanishing Twin / Bamboo / Simon Raymonde DJ / Midnight Chardonnay DJ | RFB Popular Culture: Hunck / Thyla / Dama Scout | RFB Valaire / Lectures | RFB Popular Culture: Amber Arcades / Britain / Drahla | RFB Xylouris White / Oliver Coates | RFB Bella Union 20th Anniversary | RFB Minus the Bear / Joan of Arc | RFB Marika Hackman / Our Girl / Francobollo | RFB Puma Blue / Maxwell Owin | RFB Songhoy Blues / Témé Tan | RFB Father John Misty | RFB !!! (Chk Chk Chk) / Laetitia Sadier (Solo) | RFB Bing & Ruth / Tom Rogerson | RFB William Basinski / Daniel O’Sullivan | RFB Sir Was / Landlady | RFB By The Sea presents: Slaves / Black Honey / Lady Bird | RFB Oui Love: Sônge / DBFC / Bantam Lyons / Juveniles | RFB
 

SONGHOY BLUES

Mali's Songhoy Blues bring their desert rock to O2 Forum Kentish Town for what is sure to be a incredible night of music.

Their new album is a bold, inspiring, outward-looking record that perfectly reflects the position the band have found themselves in following the massive success of their breakthrough debut, Music In Exile, released in 2015.

The album was recorded in the autumn of 2016 at The Pool studio in London with producer Neil Comber (MIA, Django Django, Crystal Fighters, Declan McKenna) and in keeping with their spirit of collaboration which saw them previously work with Nick Zinner, Julian Casablancas and Damon Albarn, Resistance features additional synths by Lxury and vocal contributions from the likes of Iggy Pop, Elf Kid and Stealing Sheep. Beyond this, the album features beautiful string parts (Hometown) and in one particularly surprising, moving instance (One Colour), a children’s choir.

Lyrically and sonically, Résistance is a huge leap forward for Songhoy Blues, a musical snapshot of a band at the top of their game. Richer, more eclectic and musically adventurous, it captures a band who, for the last three years, have toured the world and soaked up music far beyond the borders of their native Mali.

With more time and a wider armoury of equipment at their disposal, the album is the sound of Songhoy Blues stretching themselves, with hints of R&B, soul and hip-hop all fusing seamlessly with the band’s trademark exuberant sound, with themes for our time.

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

Songhoy Blues

25 Jan 2018

+ special guests

O2 Forum Kentish Town

9-17 Highgate Rd, Kentish Town
London
NW5 1JY

7.00pm

£20

HUNDRED WATERS

Hundred Waters’ formed the group in 2012 when they became housemates in Gainseville, FL. The group found themselves inclined to collaboration while living under one roof, sharing a communal mentality that yielded a beautiful blend of musical contradictions: mournful yet colorful, introverted yet aware. Their self-titled debut soon attracted the most unlikely of allies, Skrillex, who signed the band to his OWSLA label that same year and gave the album a full-scale release, leading to worldwide touring with such diverse acts as The xx, Alt-J, Grimes, & Julia Holter.

Tickets on sale now. 

Hundred Waters

24 Oct 2017

+ special guests

Village Underground

54 Holywell Lane
London
EC2A 3PQ

7.30pm

£12.50

SOLD OUT

PEGGY SUE

Peggy Sue will debut new music and play some classics at this intimate show. 

Tickets for the show are on sale now. 

Peggy Sue

09 Sep 2017

+ special guests

Sebright Arms

31-35 Coate St
London
E2 9AG

7.30pm

£8

ALASKALASKA

ALASKALASKA are an art-pop 6-piece from London. They make beautiful, groove-laden music that seamlessly blends jazz, disco, funk and R&B into a bold and playful sound uniquely their own; synthetic beats play alongside live drums, delayed guitars and shimmering saxophones to create something musically rich and delightfully intricate.

Band leader and principle vocalist Lucinda twists brooding and introspective lyrics - akin to the words of Arthur Russell - into infectious melodies reminiscent of Warpaint, Dirty Projectors or Talk Talk, which demand repeat listens and could as easily soundtrack a wistful evening alone as they could a party. They've built a cult following and reputation as extraordinary performers through a handful of low-key London shows.

'Bitter Winter', the lead track from their debut EP, and 'Familiar Ways', are the perfect introduction to their brand of off-kilter pop.

'Bitter Winter' / 'Familiar Ways' is released via House Anxiety / Marathon Artists on Monday 22nd May - full EP coming summer 2017.

Alaskalaska

28 Sep 2017

+ special guests

Bethnal Green Working Mens Club

6NB, Pollard Row
London
E2

7.30pm

£6

LIARS

“When I first started working on this record, I was trying to explore the idea of being isolated,” says Angus Andrew, before falling silent for a few seconds. “Sorry,” he begins again, “I lost my train of thought there. I was looking at a kangaroo through the window.”

Angus is calling from a remote spot near Sydney, Australia – “In the super-bush, offshore,” he says. “I live in a National Park. There are no cars, it’s all rainwater and septic tanks.” Compared to the locations where previous Liars albums have been recorded – Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Berlin, bustling metropolises all – Angus’ current base of operations marks something of a left-turn. But, then, so does TFCF, (which stands for Theme From Crying Fountain), Liars’ eighth and latest full-length.

Liars have, as a matter of course, sounded radically different with each album, pursuing new concepts and occupying diverse mindsets, from the pell-mell post-punk of their 2001 debut, They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top, through the No Wave Hallowe’en stories of They Were Wrong, So We Drowned, to the haunted electronica of Mess. But there’s no defining style to TFCF, no overriding concept, as it shifts between sampled elements, brash processed sounds and “real” instrumentation, passages of pointed abstraction and passages of wilful songcraft, avant gestures and genuine pop moments. There’s no mask being hid behind, and the album is their most honest and autobiographical yet – possibly because Liars is no longer a “they”, but a “he”.

Tickets are on sale now.

Liars

27 Oct 2017

+ special guests

Heaven

11, The Arches, Villiers St
London
WC2N 6NG

7.00pm

£16

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.

Noga Erez

26 Oct 2017

+ special guests

Corsica Studios

4/5 Elephant Rd
London
SE17 1LB

7.30pm

£9

YUMI ZOUMA

Yumi Zouma are Christie Simpson, Sam Perry, Charlie Ryder, and Joshua Burgess. Since the release of their debut ​EP in 2014, Yumi Zouma’s evolution has been brisk and organic  having grown up together in Christchurch, New Zealand, the band scattered after school, moving to Auckland, Paris and New York, collaborating over email to create Yumi Zouma’s initial material. However, the intense reception to these early tracks resulted in the group’s first practices taking place on arena stages, as they were asked on tour by Lorde. During a threeweek break in Paris, they set to work on their debut album. Where the previous EPs were created in isolation, capturing the nuances of each member’s life half a world away, the new material was given a singular voice. After a week of mixing in Philippe Zdar's Motorbass studio, the selfrecordedandproduced ​Yoncalla ​was born. “Yumi Zouma has always been an exercise in refining ideas and collaborating,” reflects guitarist Charlie Ryder, “but this was the first time we weren’t limited or protected by distance. With ​Yoncalla, the process was different, and it can be scary to present raw ideas to your friends  but it’s also great to see songs evolve through the sparks of inspiration that bounce between people in the same room.” Yumi Zouma’s debut album Yoncalla was released May 27th on NY label Cascine.

Tickets are on sale now.

Yumi Zouma

06 Oct 2017

+ special guests

Omeara

6 O'Meara St
London
SE1 1TE

7.30pm

£10

VISIBLE CLOAKS

Reassamblage finds Doran and Carlile incorporating an international array of virtual instruments to advance the idea of pan-globalism through digital simulation, with tones and colours cohering into a living, breathing pool of sensorial experience. With the “Fourth World” leanings of 80s Japanese ambient and pop (as explored by Spencer on his radiant 'Fairlights, Mallets, and Bamboo' mixes) a crucial touchstone amidst a breadth of worldly musical influences, Visible Cloaks filter and form source material to become young again. Often the duo strip tonal elements of their specificity or randomize melodies so they become stirring and lucid. Essential patterns emerge, conscious experience heightens. In these moments, the musical language of Reassemblage finds unlimited resonance and presents a path to uninhabited realities.

Live, this becomes an inviting and immersive multi-sensual feast, with the pitch-perfect visual aesthetic of digital and installation artist Brenna Murphy (also responsible for the  Reassamblage artwork and accompanying videos) extending the album’s exploration of global headspace into a visual, visceral reality.

Tickets on sale Friday.

RFB RECOMMENDS

Visible Cloaks this year released Reassemblage, a record we can't see being dis-lodged from our annual top ten by the time 2017 is out. They make hard to define - or classify - ambient electronica. We love how they manage to hit the sweet spot of being wonderfully futuristic and progressive, yet maintain a beating heart of warmth that begs to be listened to again and again. Live, this will be an incredible A/V show from the duo, and we're sure one of this year's highlights.

Visible Cloaks

08 Nov 2017

+ special guests

The Pickle Factory

13-14 The Oval
London
E2 9DU

7.30pm

£12

LOST HORIZONS

Currently celebrating 20 years piloting the revered record label Bella Union, Simon Raymonde has scaled another personal peak, a new collaboration with drummer Richie Thomas. They’re called Lost Horizons, and though neither of them have strictly beenlost,their stunning debut album, Ojalá, is a rare sighting of two gifted musicians who, for different reasons, have been largely absent from music-making for the last 20 years. Yet the record is proof of a telepathic relationship through music, established when the pair first became collaborators and friends in the eighties.

“It must feel like fun, never a chore, and it had to be improvised,” Raymonde explains of the album. "If it never became a record, it didn’t matter. It was all about recapturing that
feeling when you’re 15, making music with friends."

Lost Horizons are set to play the iconic 100 Club, 19 November.

DOG IN THE SNOW

Dog In The Snow is the moniker of Brighton-based Helen Ganya Brown who experiments with existential-driven lyrics and layers of off-kilter sounds to create a peripatetic musical landscape.
Dog In The Snow finds it inspiration in the juxtapositions: the warm project title goes hand- in-hand with the grim Kafka ending of ’The Trial'. Inspired by the dark underbelly of Scott Walker, the mortal anxieties of Sufjan Stevens, the glistening soundscapes of Susumu Yokota, Helen also finds influence from her own personal anxieties of being mixed race and a foreigner to her homelands, whilst exploring self-identity in its culture and ideas.

Tickets on sale now

Lost Horizons / Dog in the Snow

19 Nov 2017

The 100 Club

100 Oxford St, Fitzrovia
London
W1D 1LL

7.30pm

£7.00

ELDER ISLAND

Bristol based artistic trio Katy Sargent, David Havard and Luke Thornton form the undeniably groovy band, Elder Island. Following the success of their 2016 Seeds in Sand EP release, they will be bringing their unique performance to The Lexington!

As Bristols’ acclaimed homegrown talent, they deliver organic, mellow, dance-pop. Katy’s ethereal voice and cello playing over Luke and David’s melodic brooding will move your soul while their live looping, mixing and funk-infused synths will bring the sunshine even if the British whether does not.

Elder Island play The Lexington, 19 October.

Tickets on sale Tuesday, 10am!

Elder Island

19 Oct 2017

+ special guests

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd
London
N1 9JB

7.30pm

£7.00

FOXYGEN

Foxygen and Star Power is the Los Angeles songwriting duo of 24-year-olds Sam France and Jonathan Rado. In May 2011, France and Rado nervously handed off a CD-R of this homemade mini-opus Take the Kids Off Broadway (Jagjaguwar, 2012) to producer and visionary Richard Swift after his performance in a Lower East Side club. The duo, who had just mixed and burned the disc that very night, had been devotees of Swift's outsider-pop oeuvre since high school, when they first began recording their own pubescent forays into oddball rock n' roll (At least a dozen records were finished before they graduated high school).

Foxygen left the venue that night unsure whether Swift would truly listen or sling the disc into a dumpster on his way out. You're reading this right now because Swift did listen. In fact, he fucking flipped for Foxygen's bugged out, esoteric majesty and called upon them immediately to say as much.
Eight months later, Foxygen was holed up for a week-long recording session at Swift's neo-legendary National Freedom studio, creating what  became their breakthrough, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar, 2013), a precocious and cocksure joyride across California psychedelia.

2013 saw the mercurial success of 21st Century, and with it, heightened demands for tour planning, added press days, demands on resources, the sacrifice of personal relationships, and the indefinite delay ...  of recording plans. The quick-fire success made for an altogether turbulent 2013 for the band. Foxygen's always captivating live performances shifted from eruptive to sometimes frightening -- and then, just put on ice altogether. But at the close of 2013, France and Rado found secret sanctuary in their new studio, Dream Star, and holing up in some of LA's most famous hotels for more recording. Writing music together is what their friendship has always thrived upon. At Dream Star in the northernmost passage of LA's valley, they reformed as a punk band called Star Power. And the result, the svelte, 82-minute ...And Star Power, is a morphing, splice-and-paste journey through soft rock indulgences, psych-ward folk, cartoon fantasia, D&D doomrock, and paranoid bathroom rompers. Foxygen, now expanded into a 9-piece touring machine as Star Power, calls the album "a cinematic, auditory adventure for the speedy freaks, skull krunchers, abductees, and misfits...the radio station you can only hear if you believe."

Tickets on sale now

 

Foxygen

07 Oct 2017

+ special guests

St John at Hackney

Lower Clapton Rd
London
E5 0PD

7pm

£17.50

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.

Tickets are on sale now

Mauno

04 Oct 2017

+ special guests

The Islington

1 Tolpuddle St
London
N1 0XT

7.30pm

£6

SOLD OUT

SUSANNE SUNDFOR

Susanne Sundfor plays an intimate show to celebrate Bella Union's 20th anniversary and welcoming her to the label.

Support comes from Deep Throat Choir. 

Tickets for this event are now Sold Out.

Susanne Sundfor / Deep Throat Choir

22 Aug 2017

The Courtyard Theatre

40 Pitfield St
London
N1 6EU

7.30pm

£12

AQUASERGE

Experimental pop band show music features codes messages, automatic writing, danceable grooves peppered with rhythmical and metrical twists and shades of Italian and French film music.

MARIETTA

Signed to Born Bad records (La Femme, Cheveu), Marietta is preparing to release a 2nd album of warped, woozy pop which according to The Line of Best Fit brings to mind "Kurt Vile, Mac Demarco, and Kevin Morby at his poppiest."

DEAD SEA

Bright young post-shoegazers who have already supported Slowdive and made their mark with two blissful singles ‘Lotion’ and ‘8.50’.

The third edition of Oui Love will take place at Birthdays, Dalston on the 21 September.

Tickets available here

Oui Love: Aquaserge / Marietta / Dead Sea

21 Sep 2017

Birthdays

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

7.30pm

£6.00

POPULAR CULTURE

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

Recently signed to Dirty Hit (Wolf Alice, The 1975), chaotic London quartet King Nun will play a warm up show ahead of their Reading Festival performance.

VENUTRE LOWS

"There’s nothing ordinary about Venture Lows, right down to the fact 2/3rds of the group are bassists. The East London outfit have been a long time in the making. Back in 2015, they released debut track ‘Summer/RIP’, a Tom Vek-nodding pop blitz that waved farewell to the passing season and, appropriately, arrived before the world went to bits in 2016. The group stayed completely silent in that time, but they’re taking a second step with the hyperactive, intelligent ‘Brenda’." NME on Venture Lows

£5 advance

Doors 8pm

DJ's 'til late.

Popular Culture: King Nun / Venture Lows

24 Aug 2017

+ special guests

The Finsbury

336 Green Lanes
London
N4 1BY

8pm

£5

 

Returning to conquer after-hours on the Alternative Stage at Reading and Leeds for its eleventh consecutive year, heavyweight independent heroes Transgressive Records and yours truly will be bringing our most exciting line-up yet to ensure the party continues long after the headliners have finished.

Hijacking Reading on Friday, and Leeds on Saturday/Sunday night, the stage runs from 9.30pm until late, bringing a wealth of boundary-pushing, brilliant acts to put the cap what's already been announced, in a series of unmissable exclusive appearances. 

The 2017 line-up features: 

SECTION BOYZ live
NEW GEN & FRIENDS
FOALS DJs 
HMLTD live
BENNY MAILS live
+ Special Guest DJ sets from CIRCA WAVES, MARIKA HACKMAN, THE BIG MOON, JEN LONG & BBC Radio 1's HUW STEPHENS

Day and weekend tickets for both Reading & Leeds are flying out. Get yours here. 

RFB & Transgressive Reading and Leeds Takeover

24 Aug 2017

feat. Section Boyz, HMLTD, Benny Mails, Foals (DJ) and many more

Bramham Park

Bramham Park Wetherby
Leeds
LS23 6ND

12:00

Various

SHABAZZ PALACES

…THE FOLLOWING IS A TRANSMISSION FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMURDERCA ALREADY IN PROGRESS…

…POST LANGUAGE. WE TALK WITH GUNS. GUNS KEEP US SAFE.
WE DONT IMAGINE PAST THE IMAGE. PLEASE. YOU KNOW US.
WE KILLED LOVE WE KILLED MONEY WE KILLED PRINCE WE KILLED SHAME
WE KILLED HOPE WE KILLED SEX WE KILLED PRIDE WE KILLED STYLE
WE KILLED IMAGINATION WE KILLED FRESH WE KILLED THE GAME
WE KILLED AIR WE KILLED DOPE WE KILLED DEATH


————————————TRANSMISSION INTERRUPTED————————————

Quazarz came to the Earth from somewhere else, a musical ambassador from his place to ours. Somehow, through fire or through fury, the Palaceer of Shabazz Palaces caught wind of the tale, and it is through his prism that we hear the story.

The beach was there, and Atlaantiis, and chemical alterations and cell memories and Andre Norton, Richard K. Morgan, and always Octavia Butler. There were killings and there were votes, and brutality in both. There was sound and there were other worlds, and there was a vastness so participation sometimes came only at the edges. And the Palaceer coasted down with the alien notion, like Quazarz, and so became.

On Quazarz when they look at this place here they see the inhabitants, the humans, but they don’t assess as we do. And so when Quazarz was sent he was sent to meet a cat with vibration, a creative and courageous, caring, compassionate dude that stood out. The dude was a drug dealer, but that was neither here nor there, until his dealings squashed the rendezvous, leaving our alien alone to figure out what this place is really all about.

Coming from, as we all used to, a simpler less complicated more essential innocent place, the hero could not make heads nor tails of most advancements. From an aerial view, he saw that a good percentage of earthly vibrations were on very small squares and it became his belief that this world was very disposable and the spans short. His opinion was not of anything good nor bad but simply the truth.

The machines—he noted—though at the behest of their master’s voice, are scorned, and jealous as all hell.

And so the tale is told while surfing on the board of Shabazz Palaces, with its sturdy sort of base angled for takeoff on a new trajectory. There is new blood and space and room to be different and have different assets and different art and different ways to talk and also open up some space inside to do something new. There are pages and there are drawings, and color and faces and inked dialogues written in ancient futuristic hieroglyph. There are scales and there is melody and there are Sunny days and there is Darkness, but that—it should be noted—to the Palaceer is not a lack of illumination or brightness. Maybe it is dark, but in it is always optimism and joy, a bright darkness and a full, hopeful one as well.

It comes in gold, and it comes for the night. And so Quazarz sang the Jealous Machines. And so too did the Jealous Machines sing the Gangster Star.

AWATE

Awate is a rapper and producer from Maiden Lane Estate in Camden. Having started out at the age of 12, from the same school as Ms. Dynamite, Akala and Faith SFX, he started collaborating and performing, tearing down legendary hip-hop spot, Deal Real at the age of 15. A refugee, Awate's music touches on subjects like identity, history, racism and pride.

First featured on DJ Semtex's BBC 1Xtra show, Awate toured worldwide with emcee, Lowkey for four years and has supported the likes of Jay Electronica and Smif n Wessun, whilst performing regularly at The Roundhouse as part of his Residency at the iconic venue.

Using the dusty, psychedelic funk and soul samples provided by Dcypha label head, Turkish, Awate’s first release, long awaited by fans such as Idris Elba and Yasiin Bey, is the debut EP, Shine Ancient, out now.

Shabazz Palaces / AWATE

06 Nov 2017

Oval Space

29-32 The Oval
London
E2 9DT

7.00pm

£14

KLLO

Kllo – an electronic pop collaboration between Melbourne cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam – waded in figurative backwater for much of 2016 amid an extensive world tour. These were exciting times; the duo’s Well Worn EP furthered the promise of 2014 EP Cusp, receiving millions of streams and landing Kllo on festival stages as well as Artists-to-Watch lists. Nonetheless, the stretch kept them far from home, isolated and vulnerable, treading through perpetual uncharted territory while yearning for the comforts of the familiar.

Tickets are on sale on Friday at Midday.

KLLO

23 Nov 2017

+ special guests

XOYO

32-37 Cowper St
London
EC2A 4AP

8pm

£10

THE DREAM SYNDICATE

We are thrilled to present a second intimate show from The Dream Syndicate after the first date sold out. Speaking about their new album, Steve Wynn said:

It feels like the perfect mix of everything we loved and everything that followed in the wake of what we did and what we loved. It sounds like everything that I loved about the Dream Syndicate and yet sounds unlike any other record we made. It's what we did but it's also what we do. Dennis, Mark, Jason, Chris and I set the bar high. It's the way it had to be. And you know what? We cleared that bar with room to spare. And that's why it's a finished record and will be available to listen by more people than just ourselves. We couldn't be happier.

Tickets for the show are on sale now.

The Dream Syndicate

31 Oct 2017

+ special guests

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd
London
N1 9JB

7.30pm

£17.50

THE ORIELLES

Halifax’s fast rising The Orielles have announced details of a run of headline shows in November of this year. The band also have a hectic summer planned with a number of festival slots including appearances at Green Man, Sea Change, Port Eliot and Truck.

The band, made up of sisters Sidonie B and Esmé Dee Hand Halford and their best friend Henry Carlyle Wade, still aged only 21, 18 & 17 respectively, released their debut single Sugar Tastes Like Salt earlier this year on Heavenly Recordings to much acclaim. The eight-minute plus burst of spatial-funk that in part recalled both ESG and fellow north-west pioneers A Certain Ratio, was produced by Marta Salogni, one of the most exciting young producers in the UK right now.

Tickets are on sale now

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The Orielles

01 Nov 2017

+ special guests

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd
London
N1 9JB

7.30pm

£7

YASSASSIN

After marking their territory last summer with ‘Social Politics’ and sealing those foundations shortly after with ‘Pretty Face’, Vitamin Y might just be that extra compound you’ve been needing to block out the bullshit of 2017. A band that annihilates and re-works controlled chaos, nostalgic new-wave attitudes and genre fusing music, Yassassin are ready for a revolution.

GIRLS IN SYNTHESIS

An obtuse punk trio based in London, formed to aurally represent the noise and violence of the modern world. Debut single 'The Mound'/'Disappear' garnered praise from the likes of Clash and Gigwise, whilst the band have quickly become know as one of the most exciting live groups in London since forming in October 2016.

"Feral No Wave antics sluiced through a penchant for live suicide recordings" - Clash
"A great, violent sounding single... putting dB level metres in the red with their blisteringly loud energetic shows" - Gigwise
“A scuzzy, messed-up, lo-fi, post-punk, no-wave racket” - Aural Aggravation

Tickets for this show are on sale now.

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Yassassin / Girls in Synthesis

12 Oct 2017

The Waiting Room

175 Stoke Newington High St
London
N16 0LH

7.30pm

£6

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. 


STARSHA LEE

Starsha Lee is a high pitch vocal register with the plausible intention of been the iconoclast of every portrait of mankind. A post-Duchamp inconvenient sound for inconvenient people.

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Starcrawler / Starsha Lee

05 Sep 2017

Boston Music Room

178 Junction Rd
London
N19 5QQ

7.30pm

£7

CYMBALS

“These ideas, of a world in decay, a world subject to constant change, and of the shortness of human life, made many things bearable” – VS Naipaul

Light in Your Mind is the first new material from CYMBALS in two years, and their first album since January 2014. If the wait seems long for the listener, for those involved in its creation the time in between pulls in a lifetime of unexpected experiences. That Light In Your Mind even exists is a testament to not giving in. That it sounds the way it does is both remarkable and, somehow, inevitable.

Since their inception, CYMBALS line up has been subject to a great deal of change. Amidst that change there has always existed the songwriting duo of Jack Cleverly and Dan Simons, who formed the band in 2011 with the sole intention of “having fun”. A noble aspiration, but one that became increasingly hard to realize when the realities of a 9-5 existence started to corrosively rub against the expectations of being in a band that wanted to tour the world.    

“We kind of stopped everything in its tracks around two years ago,” says Jack. “2014 was a really intense year. One-by-one the other guys in the band couldn’t face it anymore, so we widened the family, met new people and worked with them, until they had to move on and then we worked with others. It was hard on a personal level, but as a band, it also felt like a kind of chrysalis.”

At various points over the last six years and across three albums, an EP and single, a rotating cast of at least ten other people have formed some version of CYMBALS. More still have contributed to Light In Your Mind - Justin Goings and Josh Hefferman both provide drums, while Alabaster DePlume plays saxophone on ‘Fully Automated Luxury’. Producer Kristian Robinson (Capitol K) is a major presence across the album and played a key role in guiding the transition from the band’s sound on their previous record to this one (indeed, this was the first time the band spent any significant time in a studio). Jorge Elbrecht, whose work with Ariel Pink and Tamaryn had inspired the band, mixed the record in Miami, adding those elusive final touches that make a good sounding record great. Consequently, the music itself possesses a sedimentary quality, a residue of each contributing member compressed into what it is that band have become. Consistent throughout has been the relationship between Cleverly and Simons. In fact, so consistent is this relationship that despite the involvement of others it wasn’t until everything else was stripped away that the two finally began to be what they first tried to be.

“When the band cut down to just me and Dan, and we stopped trying to find more people, I remember that it was scary at the time, and we didn’t know if we would keep going. We agreed to a few rehearsals together and see where it went. We had a great surprise: it felt great, the writing was easy. It was if together we gave up trying to be anything other than what we are. We cut any bullshit between the two of us and talked honestly about the last few years. We found that when we started writing together, we were going faster towards the feeling that had given rise to CYMBALS in the first place.“

MINED

Kofi Holmes Attivor aka Mined is - quite literally - a man of many names. Born to a Ghanaian family in Tooting in London, this electronica newcomer, philomath and a Molecular biologist was given eight names at birth. Raised on the RnB and soul from his parents record collection, he was granted his wish to get his first “sleek, silver Casio”. Putting his musical experiments on hold, Kofi pursued his other passion of science at University of York and got himself a degree in Molecular Cell biology. While investigating the sonic landscapes of Brian Eno’s “Music for Airports” and the work by artists like Spooky Black, Majical Cloudz and Foals, he started developing his own sound that embodied his philomath pursuits.

Mined deals with his emotions with brutal sincerity while placing these lyrics in a sanctuary-like, pastoral sonic sphere, gravitating towards the tranquility of James Blake, Caribou and Boards of Canada. “I've always been more drawn to poignant honest music that evokes a sense of melancholy, or sadness or nostalgia”, he explains. Written in his room in London, his latest tracks were created as a form of escapism. As they caught the eye of Peacefrog Records shortly after, he soon partnered up with the filmmaking duo The Rest (Jungle, Little Simz) and the illustrator and Stormzy collaborator Sam Adefe to visualise the crisp richness of Mined's quintessential British electronica. The intricacy of his sound and the candid attitude towards songwriting makes him a compelling new name in the British electronic music scene.

Cymbals / Mined

31 Aug 2017

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Thousand Island

20-22 Highbury Corner, Highbury East
London
N5 1RA

7.30pm

£8

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.

MARY EPWORTH

Mary Epworth’s debut album, Dream Life, saw much praise from press and radio, and lead to four singles playlisted at BBC 6 Music, ‘Black Doe’ picked as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record In The World, and Mary and her band performing sold-out headline shows and playing many festivals. Mary’s career has also taken an unexpected detour with the hit US podcast Welcome to Night Vale and its spin-off Within the Wires, composing the score for the latter and joining the Night Vale team on their hugely successful sold-out tours across the US and Europe.

Mary has announced her second album set for release in September. Produced by Thom Monahan and recorded at his Golden Void studio in LA, 'Elytral' sees Mary arriving with greater ferocity and a letting loose of her darker instincts through grinding, splintered soundscapes, electronic experimentalism, prog, psychedelia, free- jazz and more

LAUCAN

When Lewes-raised newcomer Laucan began singing in falsetto after the break-up of an old band, he had his reasons. “I didn’t want anyone hearing my songs through the door of my room,” recalls Laurence Galpin, the 27-year-old behind the Laucan (pronunciation: Lor-can) moniker. Thankfully, his newfound readiness to be heard doesn’t come at any cost to his distinct voice on his debut EP, Up Tomorrow, released March 6th on Sunday Best. Between its impressionist lyrical images, spectral folk beauty and enveloping soundscapes, Up Tomorrow is a gorgeous, glowing introduction to a singer who found something special in his attic-based isolation.

PIAS Nites returns 18 July.

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PIAS Nites: Cosmo Sheldrake / Mary Epworth / Laucan

18 Jul 2017

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd
London
N1 9JB

7.00pm

£12

HAPPYNESS

When Happyness first burst into the public conscience with 2013’s debut single It’s On You, their spirited take on US college rock was as big a surprise as it was an instant hit. The resulting full length, Weird Little Birthday, went on to feature in many of 2014’s End of Year album lists. Worldwide tours, an NME Award, a re-issue on the much-loved labels Moshi Moshi Recordings (Bar/None in US), and millions of Spotify plays later, it is with some anticipation that news of album number two begins to surface. Currently only two things remain certain: Spring 2017 will see the release of Weird Little Birthday’s successor, and today they share the first taste of what the album will sound like in the form of new single Falling Down.

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

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Happyness / Trudy and the Romance

27 Oct 2017

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The Garage

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

7.00pm

£10

 

SOCCER MOMMY

“Passed you on a side street/Brushed across your wrist like a razorblade.” Those are the first lines from ‘Try,’ the second track off Soccer Mommy’s Fat Possum debut, Collection. It’s also a perfect encapsulation of the band itself: quietly catchy, surprisingly confrontational, the kind of music that sneaks up on you and makes a permanent first impression. Soccer Mommy is the project of Sophie Allison, a nineteen-year-old Nashville native and musical wunderkind. Sophie built her reputation as a DIY artist, recording her own songs and releasing them for free on Bandcamp over the last few years. Collection compiles the best of Sophie’s Bandcamp work as well as a few new songs, written, mixed and produced herself.

The songs portray an artist fully-formed, mature far beyond her age. Sophie sings of toxic relationships, infatuations, and all the experiences of being a teenage girl. Or, as Sophie describes her subject matter, “crush stuff with a hint of bad to it.” There’s a playfulness to the music that belies the sophisticated nature of the songcraft. The songs can be sweet, they can be happily melancholic or melancholically happy, but they always cut deep. They belong on playlists and mixes, to be shared among friends and belted out during road trips. Collection is destined to be a favorite record. These perfect pop gems have power.

MAT RIVIERE

Since 2009 Mat Riviere has released 2 albums and 1 EP of pop music and played a bunch of shows. A new album called ‘Accident Book’ will come out in 2017 probably, it is about being terrified.

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Soccer Mommy / Mat Riviere

03 Aug 2017

The Islington

1 Tolpuddle St
London
N1 0XT

7.30pm

£6

SHIGETO

Since the release of his debut album back in 2010, Detroit born Zach Saginaw has spent the subsequent years displaying a dizzying array of music styles and interests, as well as continuing his mission to imprint his own world of music, art and social development on his surrounds. A musician who works across electronica, house, hip hop, jazz and funk – all musical forms rooted in his home city – he has spent the last few years distilling these sounds into a new series of recordings.

Last seen musically in 2015 with the release of the ‘Intermission’ EP, which he described as a collection of songs that "point to the past, present, and future", Shigeto has since then been working on a multitude of projects that include working on a new live ensemble arrangement, playing electronics in a jazz quartet, recording with Detroit rappers, and building a new studio – all things that are set to see the light of day in 2017. Two years prior to the ‘Intermission’ EP, Shigeto released his second full-length, ‘No Better Time Than Now’ in 2013, which was also his second album on the Ann Arbor based Ghostly International record label.

The music of Shigeto, has always been deeply rooted in his personal history. His debut EPs ‘Semi-Circle’ and ‘What We Held Onto’ explored his grandmother’s experience from a US internment camp through ambient, beat driven tracks, nostalgic melodies and spliced vocal samples, including his grandmother’s vocals.

His debut album ‘Full Circle’ became a culmination of these EPs and further refinement of obsessive field recording and meticulous percussion, creating lush, sumptuous instrumental hip-hop. 2012’s sophomore album ‘Lineage’ was a musical journey through his heritage combined with the sounds of jazz, hip-hop, funk and folk. The cover of his great grandfather's house in Hiroshima even adorned the Lineage artwork.

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 now.

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Shigeto / Baba Ali

09 Oct 2017

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Omeara

6 O'Meara Street
London
SE1 1TE

7.30pm

£15

KEVIN MORBY

City Music is an airplane descending over frozen lakes into Chicago. City Music is riding the Q Train out to Coney Island to smell the ocean and a morning in Philadelphia where greats cranes reconfigure the buildings like an endless puzzle. City Music is a quiet afternoon moment on a bench in Baltimore, a highway in Seattle at night where the distant houses look like tiny flames and a bottle of red wine being drained on a bridge in Paris. City Music is a bus pulling into St. Louis at dawn where the arch looks like a metal rainbow reflecting the days early sunlight....

City Music is also the new album by Kevin Morby. Full of listless wanderlust, it’s a collection inspired by and devoted to the metropolitan experience across America and beyond by a songwriter cast from his own mould. As he puts it: "It is a mix-tape, a fever dream, a love letter dedicated to those cities that I cannot get rid of, to those cities that are all inside of me."

Morby rose to prominence as bassist in Woods, with who he recorded seven albums on Woodsist Records (Kurt Vile, The Oh Sees, Real Estate) while also forming The Babies with Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls. Two albums and a clutch of classic singles with the latter followed. Morby’s 2013 debut solo work Harlem River was a homage to New York and featured contributions from artists including Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley (of White Fence), while 2014’s Still Life garnered universal critical praise. "It’s easy to picture Morby with a wineskin under his arm," noted a Pitchfork review. "His every worldly possession hitched to his back, an eye constantly fixed on some faraway point on the horizon.

A favourite of ours at Rockfeedback, Kevin Morby plays Electric Ballroom, 31 October.

City Music. Let it hold you.

 
 

Kevin Morby

31 Oct 2017

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Electric Ballroom

184 Camden High St
London
NW1 8QP

7.00pm

£15

MALIHINI

Giampaolo Speziale and Federica Caiozzo met in early 2016 and, in what Federica describes as a "moment of surrender," decided to start making music together on a road trip through Austria, Germany and Poland. The duo gathered thirty improvised musical ideas and spent eight days recording with their friend and drummer Alberto Paone in a Roman studio.

Last year, they decided to break from their previous musical incarnations and moved from Rome to London, taking with them a hard drive of songs, a battered suitcase and vinyl copies of Nick Drake's Five Leaves Left and Stevie Wonder's Hotter Than July.

New single "Miss" comes hot on the heels of debut single "Waiting," recorded in Camberwell in the house of an Egyptologist and subsequently championed by the likes of Loud and Quiet, Stereogum and TLOBF. The duo have since decamped to Sicily, where they are working on their as yet untitled debut album.

Free tickets for the show are available now from DICE.

Malihini

02 Oct 2017

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The Waiting Room

175 Stoke Newington High St, Stoke Newington
London
N16 0LH

7.30pm

FREE

MARIKA HACKMAN

Marika 2:0 is uncompromising, uninhibited, and shamelessly free. ‘I’m Not Your Man’ is not afraid to call out the big questions around femininity, sexual identity, millennial ennui, the pressures of living in a social media bubble and the perils of being young in a fast-paced world. ‘I'm Not Your Man’ features BBC 6 Music A-listed singles, Boyfriend and My Lover Cindy.

Following her recent sold-out UK tour, which included a memorable sold out show at London Heaven, Marika has announced a fresh run of dates including Shepherd's Bush Empire on the 23rd November.

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Marika Hackman

23 Nov 2017

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O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

Shepherd's Bush Green, Shepherd's Bush
London
W12 8TT

7:00pm

£15

!!! (Chk Chk Chk)

Shake the Shudder are words to live by and ones that !!! fully embrace. There are always fears to  be  faced  and  new  paths  to  forge,  and  those  uncertainties  never  hold  them  back.  They  just propel  them  to  jump  in  head  first.  For  years  !!!  have  run  the  dance  band  gambit  and  become New  York  City  legends.  From  their  start  in  Sacramento,  to  Brooklyn  house  party  staples  and Union  Pool  residencies,  and  now  delighting  festival  stages  from  Primavera  to  FYF,  they’ve cemented their place as part of New York’s live dance scene -- while others have drifted into the history  books.  !!!  continuously  evolve  and  grow  their  sound  album  to  album,  deftly  navigating through changes in scenes, thriving where others would have been crushed under the daun ting nature of inevitably changing landscapes

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!!!

02 Nov 2017

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Electric Ballroom

184 Camden High St
London
NW1 8QP

7.30pm

£16.50

FRANKIE ROSE

A heavyweight veteran of the low-fi indie scene, Frankie Rose holds claim to being an original member of Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls and Beverly.

After spending years as a major presence in Brooklyn’s thriving music scene, Rose relocated to her familial home of Los Angeles for 18 months with the intention of establishing yet another moment in her storied indie rock métier. Gradually, she found herself short on sleep, funds and optimism.Towards the end of her time spent in Los Angeles, Frankie reached out to Jorge Elbrecht (Tamaryn, Gang Gang Dance, Violens) and began sketching what became the basic outline of what felt like a new album. Then, rather fortuitously, Frankie ended up back in Brooklyn with the realization that "in the end, I’m on my own. I have to do these things on my own."

Towards the end of her time spent in Los Angeles, Frankie reached out to Jorge Elbrecht (Tamaryn, Gang Gang Dance, Violens) and began sketching what became the basic outline of what felt like a new album. Then, rather fortuitously, Frankie ended up back in Brooklyn.

The months that ensued meant basically working with no budget and finding ways to record in-between days. This time enabled Frankie to experiment musically with a variety of people that ultimately changed the way she worked.The result of this existential odyssey is Cage Tropical, Frankie’s 4th album. It is awash with vintage synths, painterly effects pedals, upside down atmosphere and reverberating vocals. It evokes a new wave paranormality of sorts that drifts beyond the songs themselves.

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Frankie Rose

18 Oct 2017

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Moth Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette St
London
E9 6NU

7.30pm

£9

SOLD OUT

CHARLY BLISS

Though Charly Bliss has been a band for over half a decade, the path that led to their first full-length record, Guppy, has been anything but straightforward. As the story goes, the band officially started when frontwoman Eva Hendricks and guitarist Spencer Fox, both just 15, crossed paths at a Tokyo Police Club show in New York City, but the ties within the band go much deeper than that. “It’s kind of insane and hilarious,” says Eva, “Sam is my older brother, so obviously we’ve known each other our whole lives, but all of us have been connected to each other since we were little kids. Dan Shure and I dated when we were in our early teens and he and Spencer went to summer camp together. Dan and I broke up years ago, but eventually he’d become our bass player. The reason we all get along so well has to do with the fact we share this ridiculous history. We are all deeply embedded in each other’s lives.”

The ten tracks that make up Guppy, Charly Bliss’ sparkling full-length debut, show the band embracing all of their strengths—a combination of ripping guitars and irrepressible pop hooks, all delivered with the hyper-enthusiasm of a middle school cafeteria food fight. That every track is loaded front-to-back with sing/shout-worthy lyrics and earworm melodies is a testament to the band’s commitment to the art form of pop songwriting.

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Charly Bliss

13 Sep 2017

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Old Blue Last

38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch
London
EC2A 3ES

7:30pm

£8

By The Sea festival returns bigger and better than ever before for its 2017 edition, which runs from Friday 29th September – Sunday 1st October at Dreamland, Margate.

Now expanded to a third day for the first time in its history, By The Sea can announce that its headliners for 2017 will be The Libertines, Metronomy and Everything Everything.

This year’s event follows two sold out years which featured a brace of memorable performances from Foals, Hot Chip, Wolf Alice, Super Furry Animals, Bat For Lashes, Wild Beasts as well as newer stars Loyle Carner, The Big Moon, Jagwar Ma, Let’s Eat Grandma, Teleman, Sink The Pink, Blaenavon, plus many more.

For the third year running, By The Sea will base most of its activities at the iconic Dreamland amusement park in Margate – a town that continues to enjoy a rejuvenation inspired by a growing local cultural industry. Dreamland’s storied history stretches back to the 19th Century in the golden age of the British seaside town. Previously Dreamland has been the backdrop for unforgettable live performances by the likes of The Who, The Rolling Stones and T-Rex – a tradition that continues today with By The Sea.

Dreamland was recently relaunched after a major investment, which saw the site revamped and expanded with a focus on authentic vintage rides including the second oldest wooden roller coaster in the UK, Wedgwood Tea Cups and the Magic Mouse, reflecting its uniquely British heritage. 

By The Sea has plenty more to offer; including fairground rides, dodgem DJ sets, Record Market, Margate Museum acoustic sessions, daytime events and after-parties across Margate Old Town and on the Main Sands.

A full supporting cast of artists, DJs and more will be announced shortly.

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By The Sea Festival: The Libertines, Metronomy, and Everything Everything

29 Sep 2017

Headliners for By the Sea Festival 2017 are The Libertines, Metronomy, and Everything Everything

Dreamland

49-51 Marine Terrace
Margate
CT9 1XJ

5pm

£55 for an early bird weekend ticket

BEN FROST

Born in 1980 in Melbourne, Australia, Ben Frost relocated to Reykjavík Iceland in 2005. Working closely with friends Valgeir Sigurðsson and Nico Muhly, he formed the Bedroom Community record label/collective. His albums, including Steel Wound (2003), Theory of Machines (2007) and BY THE THROAT (2009), A U R O R A (2014), V A R I A N T (2014) fuse intensely structured sound art with militant post-classical electronic music, shape-shifting physical power with immersive melody, concentrated minimalism with fierce, rupturing metal.

In 2010, he was chosen by Brian Eno as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protegé program for a year of collaboration. Frost has worked as a producer on a number of studio albums, including Tim Hecker’s Ravedeath1972 and Virgins, SWANS’ The Seer, Colin Stetson’s New History Warfare, and on various Bedroom Community releases.

On the stage, Frost has produced scores for Choreographers including Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, Akram Khan, and german Director Falk Richter. In film, he composed the score for the Palme d ́Or nominated Sleeping Beauty by Julia Leigh, and Djúpið by Icelandic Director Baltasar Kormákur (with Daníel Bjarnason, for which the pair won the Icelandic film award for best score in 2013). 2013 also marked the premier of Frost’s first opera, based on Iain Bank´s infamous 1984 novel The Wasp Factory.

Frost brings his wall of sound to Electric Brixton this coming October 5

LOTIC

Lotic is DJ and producer J’Kerian Morgan. Raised in Houston, Texas and now operating out of Berlin, Morgan is a resident at the city’s famed Janus parties and in recent years has evolved into one of the most original voices of Berlin's club life.

The 26-year-old released two EPs in 2013 – Sankofa / Glittering, and Fallout – both on Sci Fi & Fantasy, before following up with 2014's Damsel in Distress mixtape on Janus's own imprint.

Having featured on Björk’s recent sit-in for Rinse FM alongside a flurry of press attention, the stereotype-baiting producer’s first official outing, 2015’s Heterocetera EP on Tri Angle, is undeniably worthy of the hype. His Berlin-via-Houston sound is an apocalyptic mix of haunting synth melodies, destructive beats, and skewed experimental electronica. The continuation and further development of which could also be found on Agitations, a mixtape released on Janus the same year as Heterocetera.

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Ben Frost / Lotic

05 Oct 2017

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Electric Brixton

Town Hall Parade, Brixton
London
SW2 1RJ

7.30pm

£17.50

SOLD OUT

ALVVAYS

Alvvays is due to release its second full-length, Antisocialites, this September 2017.  The album is the much-anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut record which received accolades from Pitchfork, NPR, Rolling Stone and more. Across its 10 tracks and 33 minutes the Toronto-based group dive back into the deep-end of reckless romance and altered dates. Ice cream truck jangle collides with prismatic noise pop while Molly Rankin's wit is refracted through crystalline surf counterpoint. Through thoughtful consideration in basement and abroad, Alvvays has renewed its Scot-pop vows with a powerful new collection of manic emotional collage. Antisocialites is due 8 September on Transgressive Records.

The band will play London's KOKO on 8 September as part of their world tour. 

ALASKALASKA

ALASKALASKA are an art-pop 6-piece from London. They make beautiful, groove-laden music that seamlessly blends jazz, disco, funk and R&B into a bold and playful sound uniquely their own; synthetic beats play alongside live drums, delayed guitars and shimmering saxophones to create something musically rich and delightfully intricate.

Band leader and principle vocalist Lucinda twists brooding and introspective lyrics - akin to the words of Arthur Russell - into infectious melodies reminiscent of Warpaint, Dirty Projectors or Talk Talk, which demand repeat listens and could as easily soundtrack a wistful evening alone as they could a party. They've built a cult following and reputation as extraordinary performers through a handful of low-key London shows.

'Bitter Winter', the lead track from their debut EP, and 'Familiar Ways', are the perfect introduction to their brand of off-kilter pop.

'Bitter Winter' / 'Familiar Ways' is released via House Anxiety / Marathon Artists on Monday 22nd May - full EP coming summer 2017.

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Alvvays / Alasklaska

08 Sep 2017

KOKO

1A Camden High St, Kings Cross
London
NW1 7JE

6pm

£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.

"Allen has an emotive, fragile voice that you feel could go anywhere, but mainly sticks around the middle-C of your heart strings, strumming away in the Lauryn Hill-approved manner." - London In Stereo 

'Swum Baby' EP out 14th June

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Puma Blue

30 Nov 2017

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Corsica Studios

4-5 Elephant Road
London
SE17 1LB

7.30pm

£7.50

MAMMÚT

Icelandic band MAMMÚT crafts distorted songs while always maintaining a solid grasp on melody. In March 2014 the group received the Icelandic Music Awards for best album, best song and best album cover for their latest album "Komdu til mín svarta systir".

MAMMÚT is a powerhouse on stage, delivering series of searing post-punk songs that are splendidly fractured and neurotic. We're incredibly excited to have the band to perform their explosive live show at the Seabright Arms on 23 November.

BROEN

Broen are a young young up’n’coming five-piece band from Norway. The band have already been championed by the likes of The Guardian, Consequence of Sound, BBC Radio 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, and Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde, who recently welcomed them to his label. Combining elements of R’n’B, rap, jazz, improvisation, psychedelia, dub and electronica, Broen ignore the usual genre conventions to create their own unique sound. They have built up a reputation of being one of Norway’s finest live bands, presenting something completely out of the ordinary. Their flowery colourful costumes and signature dance moves are rivalled only by their own live prowess and musicianship. They cannot be described by drawing lines to similar acts, but simply by drawing a line towards them. In addition to playing Latitude this summer, they are also playing at Norway's Oya-festival in August, among others.

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Mammút / Broen

23 Nov 2017

Sebright Arms

31-35 Coate St
London
E2 9AG

7.30pm

£8.50

BLAENAVON

Fresh from a sold out UK headline tour, and with their long awaited debut album That’s Your Lot receiving unanimous acclaim - and featuring as one of the highest new entries on the UK Albums Chart in its week of release (April 7th) - Blaenavon continue to enjoy a stunning breakthrough 2017. The band's current single 'Lonely Side' was recently added to the BBC Radio 1 Playlist.

The incessant demand to catch Blaenavon’s formidable live show has seen them announce a fresh date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire and serves as Blaenavon’s biggest headline show to date.

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Blaenavon

24 Nov 2017

+ special guests

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

Shepherd's Bush Green, Shepherd's Bush
London
W12 8TT

7.30pm

£12.50

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.

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Dream Wife

25 Oct 2017

+ special guests

Scala

275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross
London
N1 9NL

7.30pm

£10.00

SOLD OUT

HOLY FUCK

Holy Fuck took the world by surprise around 2005 because there was just nothing like them—a hardcore thrift-store found-object punk band with a relentless commitment to rhythm and a sense for atmosphere better matched to a close encounter of the third kind than a simple rock concert. Think Einstürzende Neubauten re-inspired by Fela Kuti with Brian Eno working as keyboard tech and every channel on the mixer set to max power. It was the best ride out there while it lasted, up to and including their 2010 full-length Latin, recorded largely in too-brief breaks while on the road. That album cemented Holy Fuck’s sound and reputation for unapologetic instrumental noise but at the end of yet another insane touring cycle, it was time to take a break …, which turned into a hiatus … which turned into a chance to explore other projects and production work. (Like the bands Lids, Dusted and Etiquette, or production for Metz, Alvvays and Viet Cong.)

They’d been moving faster than they’d ever expected, especially after a 2007 sophomore release that came close to securing Canada’s prestigious Juno and Polaris Music Prize. (Not to mention festival slots at All Tomorrow’s Parties, Glastonbury, Coachella and more—plus Lou Reed said they were the best band he’d seen at SXSW.) The strategy was just to stay busy, says founder and noisemaster Brian Borcherdt, but soon they started to feel like Indiana Jones running from that boulder: “He had to step aside and let things settle!”

But there’s nothing Indiana Jones does better than the shock reveal, is there? And so in 2016 Holy Fuck suddenly announced the release of Congrats, a surprise full-length two years in the making that is by any scientific measure their holiest fuckiest release ever: “When you’re sitting still in a van and staring out the windows, you start to dream about all the other things you want to do,” says Borcherdt. “This album is exactly what we couldn’t do then.”

MAKENESS

Makeness can be mapped to the vast, open hills of Scotland, and a desolate ridge of the same name where producer and songwriter Kyle Molleson arrived after a less-trodden path. His childhood was spent moving between Edinburgh, The Outer Hebrides and South West England, before an interest in music and technology in part led to a degree in Electronics at Leeds University. Here, playing bass in Glad Hand led to numerous trips north of the border to work on albums in the hillside studio he helped build.

Drawing on a passion for Afrobeat, New Wave, Folk Music and Detroit Techno – from a unique vantage point in the Scottish wilderness - Makeness’ debut EP contains four largely-instrumental songs, but all still vocal in their movement, openness and depth. Atmospheric and insular opener ‘Rogue’ introduces a debut EP themed around the idea “of having two realities, and not being able to distinguish which one is real life.” It’s a selection caught between places and states, with the rhythmic, increasingly-urgent ‘Laca’ and ‘Langa’ finished following a move to London, and starkly contrasting with the wide open spaces of Makeness’ roots. 

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Holy Fuck / Makeness

09 Aug 2017

The Jazz Cafe

5 Parkway, Camden Town
London
NW1 7PG

7:30pm

£14

SOLD OUT

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. Due to phenomenal demmand, we have added a second show at Oslo after their first date sold out within days of going on sale.

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.

NERVOUS CONDITIONS

Hailing from Cambridgeshire, Nervous Conditions encompass the more cathartic elements of rock n roll, with an aggressive blend of thundering dual drumming, free jazz sax, angular guitar and buzzing keys. Live shows are played with a vigour, volume and spontaneity that is difficult to deny. Zak’s Anniversary, their debut LP, will be released in 2017, with its songs veering between lyrics about village life, cults and general bewilderment. This year sees them sharing a stage as Damo Suzuki’s band as well as a number of dates around Europe.

Beach Fossils / Nervous Conditions

29 Aug 2017

Oslo

1A Amhurst Rd
London
E8 1LL

7.30pm

£12

KIRAN LEONARD

Kiran Leonard announces details of a new album Derevaun Seraun, set to be released 15th September on Moshi Moshi.

“DEREVAUN SERAUN” is a piece I wrote a couple years back in five movements for voice, piano and string trio. Each movement is written about a different piece of literature, exploring the value I see in each work and the impression it has made on me, and there is nothing more to it than that. The pleasure of books – of good verse and stories and ideas – is a very simple thing, and I felt that some lofty unifying theme for the entire piece would be a betrayal of that belief. I think that when a work resonates with you it is an instinctive response to something. You can be taught to understand a challenging book, but not to feel affection for it; I think a lot of conversation around art, especially around literature, sometimes forgets this. In my experience, the art I like the most, irrespective of its 'difficulty', is the art I can advocate most directly and plainly, and about which I can say: “I read this piece and now I do not read or think in the same way that I did before”, or: “This is a story that I could not explain to someone; I do not understand it word-for-word, yet I feel like innately I understand the whole, and that the whole spoke to me”. This is a piece about five books that I like and why I like them." - Kiran Leonard

Kiran will play two shows on 20 September. Tickets for both the early (7pm) and late (9pm) show are on sale now. 

Kiran Leonard

20 Sep 2017

+ special guests

St Pancras Old Church

Pancras Rd, Camden Town
London
NW1 1UL

7.00pm

£12.50

W.I.T.C.H FEATURING JACCO GARDNER

WITCH were the most popular Zambian rock band of the 1970, fusing influences that ranged from the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple as well as traditional African rhythms, they spearheaded a new genre dubbed Zamrock. Releasing the first Zambian pop album in 1973, followed by another four, WITCH dominated the Zambian charts during their five year lifespan. Largely unknown outside their home country, they finally got the exposure they deserved when Now Again Records reissued their whole catalog in 2012. Lead singer and sole original suriving member Emmanuel "Jagari" Chanda has since played outside Africa and began a collaboration with Jacco Gardner in 2016 which will be showcased on a European Tour in September 2017. Joining Jagari onstage to play songs from their 5 album catalog will be Jacco Gardner on bass, Jay Whitefield (Whitefield Brothers, Poets of Rhythm) on lead guitar, Patrick Mwondela (“Disco” WITCH) on keys, Nic Mauskoviç (Jacco Gardner Band, Eerie Wanda, The Mauskoviç Dance Band, Altin Gün) on drums and Stefan Lilov (L’Eclair) on rhythm guitar.

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W.I.T.C.H. featuring Jacco Gardner

22 Sep 2017

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Moth Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette St
London
E9 6NU

7.30pm

£10.00

ANNA OF THE NORTH

“Anna of the North brings out Scandi-pop’s sensitive side” - The FADER
“expansive, gorgeously crafted pop music” - Pigeons and Planes
“twisting and warping the dreamlike blueprint of her forebears to gorgeous effect” - NME
“dark, chamber-pop music that carries us away into our deepest of feelings” - Nylon

CARTAE

Cartaé hails from Wembley in North West London. An early love of music saw her start as a rapper before she realised her talents lay in writing songs instead. Influenced by groups like Little Dragon and Blood Orange she started writing top lines influenced by indie rock and pop.

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Anna Of The North / Cartae

26 Sep 2017

Omeara

6 O'Meara St
London
SE1 1TE

19:30

£10.00

HOLY FUCK

Holy Fuck took the world by surprise around 2005 because there was just nothing like them—a hardcore thrift-store found-object punk band with a relentless commitment to rhythm and a sense for atmosphere better matched to a close encounter of the third kind than a simple rock concert. Think Einstürzende Neubauten re-inspired by Fela Kuti with Brian Eno working as keyboard tech and every channel on the mixer set to max power. It was the best ride out there while it lasted, up to and including their 2010 full-length Latin, recorded largely in too-brief breaks while on the road. That album cemented Holy Fuck’s sound and reputation for unapologetic instrumental noise but at the end of yet another insane touring cycle, it was time to take a break … which turned into a hiatus … which turned into a chance to explore other projects and production work. (Like the bands Lids, Dusted and Etiquette, or production for Metz, Alvvays and Viet Cong.)

They’d been moving faster than they’d ever expected, especially after a 2007 sophomore release that came close to securing Canada’s prestigious Juno and Polaris Music Prize. (Not to mention festival slots at All Tomorrow’s Parties, Glastonbury, Coachella and more—plus Lou Reed said they were the best band he’d seen at SXSW.) The strategy was just to stay busy, says founder and noisemaster Brian Borcherdt, but soon they started to feel like Indiana Jones running from that boulder: “He had to step aside and let things settle!”

But there’s nothing Indiana Jones does better than the shock reveal, is there? And so in 2016 Holy Fuck suddenly announced the release of Congrats, a surprise full-length two years in the making that is by any scientific measure their holiest fuckiest release ever: “When you’re sitting still in a van and staring out the windows, you start to dream about all the other things you want to do,” says Borcherdt. “This album is exactly what we couldn’t do then.”

 

Holy Fuck

04 Aug 2017

+ special guests

Jazz Cafe

5 Parkway, Camden Town
London
NW1 7PG

7.30pm

£14.00

FREE MONEY

Having only played a handful of shows since their genesis in May 2016, Free Money have already kicked up a storm, demanding attention from the likes of DIY and The Line of Best Fit. Their debut track 'Headful' was "the opening statement of a band already supremely confident in themselves," with "a chorus that should have come from a band with half a decade of songs under their belt."- DIY

Living, loving and breathing together in their East London dwelling, Free Money came to be with the intent to force "their rebellious, punchy charm" (The Line of Best Fit) onto anyone within earshot or sight. Brace yourselves for Free Money's own brand of raucous, high energy pop and "get ready to mosh" - The Line of Best Fit

VENUTRE LOWS

"There’s nothing ordinary about Venture Lows, right down to the fact 2/3rds of the group are bassists. The East London outfit have been a long time in the making. Back in 2015, they released debut track ‘Summer/RIP’, a Tom Vek-nodding pop blitz that waved farewell to the passing season and, appropriately, arrived before the world went to bits in 2016. The group stayed completely silent in that time, but they’re taking a second step with the hyperactive, intelligent ‘Brenda’." NME on Venture Lows

Read more at http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-radar/venture-lows-brenda-listen-1947904#jpV4sDfxHRqCsh7a.99

Free tickets for the show are available now from DICE. 

Free Money / Venture Lows

19 Jul 2017

Birthdays

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

7.30pm

FREE

EMA

We're thrilled to welcome EMA back to London to celebrate the release of her upcoming new album. 

She returns with a portrait of a world both familiar and alien: The Outer Ring, a pitch-black world of half-empty subdivisions, American flags hung over basement windows, big-box stores and strip malls and rage. In a year dominated by working-class alienation, EMA — a Midwesterner who has never lost her thousand-yard stare — has delivered an album that renders American poverty and resentment with frightening realism and deep empathy.

The Outer Ring is the suburban world of people who’ve been pushed out of city centers by stagnating wages and rising expense, forced up against rural communities swallowed by sprawl. It’s far more diverse than traditional images of “the suburbs” – vape shops and living-room hair salons exist next to Mexican grocery stores and Dollar General. But it’s also more deeply marked by poverty and tension, and by the anger that comes from having your story and your struggles erased from the narrative.

Songs like “I Wanna Destroy” (which shares a title with her 2015 MoMA PS1 exhibition) and “Down & Out” flicker between self-loathing and nihilism — an anger born of pain from being neglected by those in power, but no less alarming when we realize that “the kids from the void” might burn the world down.

The voices we hear in these songs — druggy, surly societal outcasts; Byronic blue-collar nihilists bringing down fire — speak to a rebellion that’s typically reserved for men. Think Bruce Springsteen’s similarly bleak outlaw portraits in Nebraska, or the quintessentially American (and quintessentially dudely) voices of Jack Kerouac or Charles Bukowski.

DUBAIS

This band began as the Adrian Piper Cover Band, where Nadia would do “pop covers” of text excerpts from Adrian Piper’s seminal video installation Cornered. It mutated into DUBAIS during an art residency where the first song STEP BACK was written and recorded with a cellphone, inside of a video feedback loop, in a bathroom.

From absurd synth covers to bedroom pop songs about dating the devil and murdering him , Nadia’s music jumps from genre to genre, being thread together by a strong DIY Aesthetic and video art that spans over installation, performance, visual albums, experimental pop operas, etc.

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EMA / Dubais

03 Oct 2017

Oslo

1A Amhurst Rd
London
E8 1LL

7.30pm

£12

CRISTOBAL AND THE SEA

London based cross-European group Cristobal and the Sea are excited to announce news of their debut album ‘Sugar Now’, which is set for release 2nd October via City Slang. The first single ‘Sunset of Our Troubles’ from the record is online now.

The ongoing dispute over explorer Cristobal Columbus’ nationality shows some country disputes will stay unresolved, but others are born to harmonise, in the case of Cristobal And The Sea. The London-based union of Alejandro ‘Ale’ Romero (bass, vocals, Spain), João Seixas (guitar, vocals, Portgual), Leïla Seguin (flute, vocals, Corsica/France) and Joshua Oldershaw (drums, UK) harnesses an altogether fluid, rhythmic and exquisitely melodic energy as colourful and evocative as their band name, forged from different strands of DNA, primarily bossa-nova, Afro-pop and Western folk and rock, but even here it’s varied, as much Animal Collective as it is Arthur Lee’s Love.

The rich variety of sound apparent in ‘Sugar Now’ makes it hard to pin down the music’s true origins, “We don’t ever consciously make our music sound like a genre.” says João. Instrumentally, it’s led by Leïla’s jazzy flute as much as João’s bossa-nova preferences: “the Latin element is always there,” says Josh, “but it naturally adapts to whatever theme is most prevalent, whether it’s psychedelic, or more poppy, or sometimes a bit disco.”
A much stronger influence is Cristobal’s willingness to follow intuition rather than more rigid plans. That spirit, and their intrinsic jubilant and bittersweet mix, is infused in their album title. “We struggled to name the record for ages,” admits Ale, ‘Sunset of Our Troubles had a long outro, so Rusty decided we sing over it, but we didn’t know what… Throwing out pure spontaneous syllables, he just blurted “sugar now, sugar now!”… It was the opposite of everything else we’d thought’

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Cristobal and the Sea

17 Nov 2017

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Moth Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette St
London
E9 6NU

7.30pm

£8

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

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Francobollo

03 Nov 2017

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Moth Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette St
London
E9 6NU

7.30pm

£8

RE-TROS

Raised by intellectuals in the Chinese city of Nanjing, Re-TROS (Rebuilding the Rights of Statues) frontman Hua Dong was exposed to the arts from an early age. As a young boy, Dong befriended an American classmate, whose mother taught at the local school alongside his own mother. The two boys often spent time hanging out at Dong’s house, up until his friend returned to the U.S. That boy was Kanye West.

In his teens, Dong began writing his own songs and aspired to start a band. He decided to attend university in Germany, where he furthered his knowledge of rock and electronic music.

After graduation, Dong returned home and began drumming for Chinese punk rockers PK14, where he met bassist and future collaborator Liu Min. Min and Dong soon moved to Beijing and formed Re-TROS, recording their debut EP (which includes contributions from Brian Eno on several tracks) for Modern Sky Records. The band has since toured the world, sharing bills with artists like Gang of Four, PIL, and most recently Ought. Dong credits Bauhaus, Joy Division, Television, and Pere Ubu among his greatest influences.

The 1st 30 people through the doors will receive a free vinyl record from Re-TROS and Mondern Sky UK Records.

FREE MONEY

Having only played a handful of shows since their genesis in May 2016, Free Money have already kicked up a storm, demanding attention from the likes of DIY and The Line of Best Fit. Their debut track 'Headful' was "the opening statement of a band already supremely confident in themselves," with "a chorus that should have come from a band with half a decade of songs under their belt."- DIY

Living, loving and breathing together in their East London dwelling, Free Money came to be with the intent to force "their rebellious, punchy charm" (The Line of Best Fit) onto anyone within earshot or sight. Brace yourselves for Free Money's own brand of raucous, high energy pop and "get ready to mosh" - The Line of Best Fit

KONE

KONE are a three-piece made up of guitarist/singer Alice Ream, bassist/singer Jonny Mundey and drummer Graeme Murray. Attracting comparisons to The Fall and innovators such as  Prinzhorn Dance School the band’s intention is to push the tried and tested guitar/bass/drums format in new and uncompromising directions.

Alice is a multi instrumentalist and music therapist. Jonny’s busy with soundtrack work, and Graeme was formerly drummer in legendary polymath rock band Youthmovies, as well as being the brains behind experimental drum troupe OCD Drumline.

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re-TROS / Free Money / KONE

31 May 2017

Old Blue Last

38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch
London
EC2A 3ES

7.30pm

FREE

We are thrilled to announce that MØ will play her biggest ever UK show at O2 Brixton Academy on 27 October. 

“It's like 'mooer'. Or Mo. Or Moo. Or anything.” - Karen Marie Ørsted

MØ may not mind how you say her name, but you'd better start practising your Danish pronunciation; the 28-year-old singer-songwriter is one of the fastest rising pop stars on the planet and is currently putting the finishing touches to her eagerly anticipated second album, due for release in 2017.

Since the release of her highly acclaimed debut album No Mythologies To Follow in 2014, MØ has had two worldwide smash hits with Major Lazer, ‘Lean On’ and ‘Cold Water’ - the former the most-streamed song ever on Spotify and the latter debuted at number 1 in the UK singles chart. She also gained her first top 10 as a solo artist with ‘Final Song,’ and her most recent single ‘Nights With You’ was premiered by MistaJam on BBC Radio 1, and hit more than five million streams in less than a week across Spotify and YouTube. She has also collaborated with artists as diverse as Charli XCX, Snakehips, SOPHIE and Cashmere Cat.

“MØ is, by some measurements, the biggest pop star in the world” - The Guardian
“One of the most exciting, interesting popstars we have” - NME

RAYE

With ‘Distraction’ and ‘Ambition’ featuring Stormzy whetting appetites over the past few months, South London newcomer RAYE releases her new EP entitled ‘ Second’ and feisty lead single ‘I.U.Us’.

Premiered to high praise by MistaJam on his Radio 1Xtra show yesterday, 'I.U.Us' is produced by FRED and co-written with Charli XCX. A hauntingly slick alt R&B break up song filled with attitude from the very start, RAYE confidently asserts ‘delete all pictures off my phone / you know / you were never in my zone’.

The accompanying video for 'I.U.Us' is also directed by Charli XCX in the Sucker superstar’s directorial debut and will premiere on The FADER this Thursday morning. RAYE first met Charli in Los Angeles earlier this year and the two hit it off instantly, and began writing together for each other’s projects. ‘I, U, Us’ was the fruit of one of their first writing sessions together.

As RAYE recalls, “We had the most fun, we were jumping around in the studio like little kids when we wrote ‘I, U, Us’. The song is me empowering myself and making myself feel bigger and better than the person who tried to make me feel small. I was chatting with Charli and she had a vision for the video so it was obvious to me that she should be the one to bring that to life. She’s never directed before but she’s a creative genius and totally on my wavelength. It’s about me feeling free and letting loose with my boys, and Charli nailed it.”

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MØ / Raye / Skott

27 Oct 2017

O2 Academy Brixton

211 Stockwell Rd
London
SW9 9SL

7.30pm

£20

HUNDRED WATERS

Hundred Waters’ formed the group in 2012 when they became housemates in Gainseville, FL. The group found themselves inclined to collaboration while living under one roof, sharing a communal mentality that yielded a beautiful blend of musical contradictions: mournful yet colorful, introverted yet aware. Their self-titled debut soon attracted the most unlikely of allies, Skrillex, who signed the band to his OWSLA label that same year and gave the album a full-scale release, leading to worldwide touring with such diverse acts as The xx, Alt-J, Grimes, & Julia Holter.

JAGARA

Jagara are three sisters from London, named after a female warrior character from the anime world. Last summer they played over 15 festivals around the UK, as well as London Calling in Amsterdam to huge acclaim, showcasing their talents as multi-instrumentalists and expert harmonisers.

Cat on synths and electronic drum samples, Jane on guitars and lead vocals and Ruth switching between different instruments to create a dramatic, bold and electric live set which varies from stripped back 80s synth electronica (think New Order), guitar-led punk pop (Blondie) to R&B/funk moments (as in future single ‘Twice’ and the audacious ‘Last Dance’) and even euphoric Grimes-inspired dance builds and drops.

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Hundred Waters / Jagara

19 Jun 2017

Bush Hall

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

7.30pm

£12

PISSED JEANS

Pissed Jeans have been making a racket for 13 years, and on their fifth album, Why Love Now, the male-fronted quartet is taking aim at the mundane discomforts of modern life—from fetish webcams to office-supply deliveries.

"Rock bands can retreat to the safety of what rock bands usually sing about. So 60 years from now, when no one has a telephone, bands will be writing songs like, 'I'm waiting for her to call me on my telephone.' Kids are going to be like, 'Grandpa, tell me, what was that?' I'd rather not shy away from talking about the internet or interactions in 2016," says Pissed Jeans frontman Matt Korvette. 

Pissed Jeans' gutter-scraped amalgamation of sludge, punk, noise, and bracing wit make the band—Korvette, Brad Fry (guitar), Randy Huth (bass) and Sean McGuinness (drums)—a release valve for a world where absurdity seems in a constant battle trying to outdo itself. Why Love Now picks at the bursting seams that are barely holding 21st-century life together. Take the grinding rave-up "The Bar Is Low," which, according to Korvette, is "about how every guy seems to be revealing themselves as a shithead.

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Pissed Jeans

11 Nov 2017

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Electric Ballroom

184 Camden High St
London
NW1 8QP

7.30pm

£16

WESLEY GONZALEZ

Gonzalez made a name for himself at an early age as the petulant frontman and creative force behind guitar-shredding pop-punk band Let’s Wrestle. The band, formed in 2005 when Gonzalez was only 15, was lauded for their no-fi DIY sound. In 2015, after ten years and three records together, culminating in a chaotic sold-out final show at The 100 Club, as reported by The Guardian, the group disbanded and Gonzalez set his sights on an entirely different approach to songwriting – “I wanted to completely indulge myself with the experimentation that I had previously kept to my bedroom demos.”

Without letting go of his fascination with ‘Beatlesesque’ melodies, Gonzalez taught himself piano by learning to play Stevie Wonder and Al Green songs, “which all have chord structures I’d not paid much attention to previously. There’s also a lot of emphasis on the bass notes and rhythm of the bass”. He began writing songs harking back to mid 70’s singer-songwriters such as Emmitt Rhodes, whilst maintaining those elements of soul and funk via Sly And The Family Stone and Donny Hathaway. A summer revisiting early electronic music (White Noise, Mort Garson) encouraged Gonzalez to invest in analogue Korg synthesizers, on which he wrote Excellent Musician. Although he made a conscious retreat from punk music, Gonzalez maintains his work is “still defined as angry music; anger is still an energy” but contends that “whilst I’m proud of what I did with Let’s Wrestle, I hate bands that regurgitate the same sound over various LPs – I knew something had to change for me to want to try music again.”

LICE

LICE have been establishing themselves in Bristol’s tight-knit artistic community for the last year, playing a number of incendiary DIY shows including a Halloween gig in a 13th century crypt. They’ve also played support shows for The Fat White Family and The Fall. 

This Spring they will play a string of shows which includes their first headline show in London at The Windmill on June 8th  and support slots for both The Rebel and HMLTD

FACTORY SECONDS

Factory Seconds is a band from London generating '80s inspired melancholic indie pop from a unit in an old factory.

Popular Culture is a regular monthly clubnight from Rockfeedback.

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Popular Culture: Wesley Gonzalez / Lice / Factory Seconds

30 Jun 2017

The Finsbury

336 Green Lanes
London
N4 1BY

8pm

£5

SOLD OUT

THE DREAM SYNDICATE

We are thrilled to present an intimate show from The Dream Syndicate. Speaking about their new album, Steve Wynn said: 

It feels like the perfect mix of everything we loved and everything that followed in the wake of what we did and what we loved. It sounds like everything that I loved about the Dream Syndicate and yet sounds unlike any other record we made. It's what we did but it's also what we do. Dennis, Mark, Jason, Chris and I set the bar high. It's the way it had to be. And you know what? We cleared that bar with room to spare. And that's why it's a finished record and will be available to listen by more people than just ourselves. We couldn't be happier.

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The Dream Syndicate

30 Oct 2017

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The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd
London
N1 9JB

7.30pm

£17.50

GIRLPOOL

Life has been a whirl for Girlpool since the release of their acclaimed 2015 debut Before the World Was Big. Shortly before the record came out, Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker relocated from their hometown of Los Angeles all the way across the country to Philadelphia, where they quickly became embedded in the local D.I.Y. scene. “Before BTWWB, I was just out of high school, living in my old neighborhood,” recalls Cleo Tucker. “Then we started touring in a way we’d never done before. I really started to experience the duality that was beginning to exist in my life: tour/not on tour.” After a chaotic and informative year spent floating around the East Coast, both bandmates moved home to California at the start of 2017. Girlpool have been seemingly everywhere at once, exploring all the world’s offerings with open minds and notebooks. All the lessons they learned, about the earth and about themselves, are gathered together in their sophomore record and ANTI- debut, Powerplant.

IAN SWEET

“I have a way of loving too many things to take on just one shape,” Jilian Medford sings over and over again on the title track of the Brooklyn-based band IAN SWEET’s debut album, Shapeshifter, repeating it like a mantra. This is Medford’s thesis statement, a narrator to carry us through Shapeshifter, which is above all else a meditation on loneliness and displacement. It’s about losing love and your sense of self in the process, about grabbing at the little things in life that bring joy when nothing else is going according to plan. It’s also an ode to the bandmates, and the friends, that see you through.

IAN SWEET started in 2014 with a string of text messages. Medford was a few days away from embarking on her first tour when the driver and drummer she recruited cancelled. Medford sent IAN SWEET drummer Tim Cheney -- whom she barely knew -- a series of desperate messages, asking if he knew how to drum and whether or not he would be willing to take two weeks off of life to go on tour. Cheney responded soon after with a simple: “Yes.”

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Girlpool / Ian Sweet

07 Sep 2017

Village Underground

54 Holywell Ln
London
EC2A 3PQ

7.30pm

£13.50

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.

AADAE

Growing up in Peckham, Aadae’s strict Nigerian-Christian upbringing didn’t leave much space for frivolous pursuits but when she wasn’t holed up in church, she would rifle through her dad’s record collection and sing with her brother and sister at home. “My mum was religiously strict,” she explains, “But weirdly, and against Nigerian norms, she encouraged us in music. In her mind I think it acted as a distraction from gangs, gun and drug culture.”

Aadae credits the records she found at home with the bulk of her musical education, influences ranging from the Yoruba gospel, reggae, 90s Afro-juju and 70s Afrobeat she found there to the pristine pop of the odd Abba single. Later, she discovered UK funky house, neo-soul and early jazz, and more recently, genre-straddling artists like MIA, Santigold and Little Dragon have all had a noticeable impact on her style. Tony Allen and Fela Kuti remain huge influnces.

“I describe my sound as a pop-lover’s take on the classic afrobeat form,” Aadae says. “It was always important to me that my music told my story. Whatever I do has to represent my British upbringing as well as my Nigerian heritage.”

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Noga Erez / Aadae

13 Jun 2017

+ special guests

The Pickle Factory

13-14 The Oval
London
E2 9DU

8.00pm

£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

SOLD OUT

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.

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NERVOUS CONDITIONS

Hailing from Cambridgeshire, Nervous Conditions encompass the more cathartic elements of rock n roll, with an aggressive blend of thundering dual drumming, free jazz sax, angular guitar and buzzing keys. Live shows are played with a vigour, volume and spontaneity that is difficult to deny. Zak’s Anniversary, their debut LP, will be released in 2017, with its songs veering between lyrics about village life, cults and general bewilderment. This year sees them sharing a stage as Damo Suzuki’s band as well as a number of dates around Europe.

Beach Fossils / Nervous Conditions

30 Aug 2017

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.

JOANA SERRAT

For her fourth album in five years, Joana Serrat travelled from her home in Vic, Barcelona to the Texas Hill Country outside Austin. There she teamed up with Israel Nash at his Plum Creek Sound studio near the town of Dripping Springs. For the recording sessions Nash & Serrat corralled a stellar crew of musicians: Joey & Aaron McLellan, (Midlake, BNQT, John Grant, Israel Nash), Eric Swanson & Josh Fleischmann (Israel Nash), Dave Simonett (Trampled By Turtles) and Dennis Love (Futurebirds), as well as Nash himself providing additional guitar and backing vocals. Israel Nash produced the album, with Ted Young (Grammy award winner for The Rolling Stones) on engineering and mixing duties. It was no mean feat to gather all these creative talents and get them working together as a team, but as Israel Nash commented, “it was very easy to work with Joana because she knows where she wants to go and she leads us all there. Joana’s lyrics are brilliant. She uses images and colours to describe her songs and luckily that's the way we are used to working.” Joey McLennan adds, “her voice was our guide”.

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Courtney Marie Andrews / Joana Serrat

05 Sep 2017

Bush Hall

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

7.30pm

£12.50

SOLD OUT

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 for 7 November are now sold out.

Father John Misty

07 Nov 2017

+ Weyes Blood

Hammermith Eventim Apollo

45 Queen Caroline St
London
W6 9QH

7.30pm

£25 - £30

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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.

KATIE MALCO

Scottish-born Katie Malco writes music that sits quietly somewhere between an aching, serene sadness and a hopeful determination. Somewhere between morbid and elevating. She mourns her past and lays it out on the table for all to see, exposed with twitching nerves.

Armed with only an old telecaster that's seen better days, a piano - any piano - and her voice, Malco has toured the UK and mainland Europe extensively, both solo and with a super-group live band of ex-Reuben / Tubelord / Tellison members. The spell-binding artist also recently embarked upon a UK tour with Tennessee's Julien Baker (Matador). Following on from self-produced EP Four Goodbyes and Katie Malco and the Slow Parade, which was recorded in a North London church with Grammy-nominated producer and artist Iain Archer (James Bay, Snow Patrol, Jake Bugg, Luke Sital-Singh), Malco's most recent EP is a bold collection of piano based compositions recorded live in an old hall with producer Jamie Field (Tall Ships, Tubelord). The EP, Tearing Ventricles, was released on Alcopop! Records, on red 12" vinyl. The singer-songwriter released a surprise single on Christmas day 2016, aptly titled Be Good at Christmas, which was championed by Radio X and made waves in the blogosphere. She has since been in the studio writing and recording her as-yet-untitiled debut album.

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Adam Torres / Katie Malco

23 Aug 2017

Sebright Arms

31-35 Coate St
London
E2 9AG

7.30pm

£8

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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 ami