Florist | RFB Rainy Miller | RFB Pussy Riot | RFB deathcrash | RFB Iceage | RFB Kevin Morby | RFB Alela Diane | RFB O. | RFB Marina Allen | RFB Bodysync | RFB Cartel Madras | RFB Algiers | RFB Rozi Plain | RFB Sega Bodega | RFB BC CAMPLIGHT “Alone and with friends” | RFB Max Pope | RFB Sub Radio | RFB Giant Swan | RFB Courtney Marie Andrews | RFB Low Island | RFB Alvvays | RFB SpaceAcre | RFB Graham Coxon, in conversation with Matt Everitt | RFB Yot Club | RFB Altin Gün | RFB The Paranoyds | RFB Orchards | RFB Bella Union 25th Anniversary | RFB Tallies | RFB Maja Lena | RFB P4K: Okay Kaya / Yaya Bey / Goya Gumbani | RFB P4K: M Field / Elanor Moss / Clara Mann | RFB P4K: Julien Chang / EKKSTACY / Hannah Jadagu | RFB P4K: Black Country, New Road / O. | RFB Joyeria | RFB Naked Lungs | RFB Will Sheff / Okkervil River | RFB Mr Twin Sister | RFB Samia | RFB AO Gerber | RFB Model Man | RFB RVG | RFB Feng Suave | RFB Maija Sofia | RFB Pitchfork Music Festival at Roundhouse | RFB Pitchfork Music Festival London at EartH / Shacklewell Arms / St MatthiasChurch | RFB P4K: Animal Collective / Jenny Hval / Marina Herlop | RFB P4K: Faye Webster / Michelle / Jordana | RFB P4K: Injury Reserve / Billy Woods / They Hate Change / Nukuluk | RFB P4K: George Clanton / Deaths Dynamic Shroud / Neggy Gemmy | RFB P4K: Coby Sey / Moin / bar italia | RFB P4K: Lil Silva / Ivy Sole / Jeshi / Feux | RFB P4K: Desire / Club Intl. / Glüme | RFB Kevin Morby | RFB RVG | RFB Frizzi 2 Fulci | RFB Princess Chelsea | RFB Mush | RFB Max Pope - A Celebration of Music and Nature | RFB Max Pope - A Celebration of Music and Nature | RFB The Soft Moon | RFB Coco | RFB Westerman | RFB Knower | RFB I Like Trains | RFB Cass McCombs | RFB Murkage Dave | RFB Billy Nomates | RFB Alice Phoebe Lou | RFB Junodef | RFB Laundromat | RFB The Waeve | RFB Julie Odell | RFB Kishi Bashi | RFB Lauran Hibberd | RFB Mini Trees | RFB Melin Melyn | RFB The Waeve | RFB Starcrawler / Island of Love | RFB Reunion: A Weekend With Stars and Friends | RFB !!! | RFB Natalie Bergman | RFB The Waeve | RFB JOVIALE | RFB The Dream Syndicate | RFB M(h)aol | RFB Grace Cummings and her Band | RFB Boy & Bear | RFB Flume | RFB Plumm | RFB Toro Y Moi | RFB Father John Misty | RFB Fears / Lapsley / M-Press / Aga Ujma | RFB Flume | RFB Magdalena Bay / Tiberius b | RFB Charlotte Cornfield | RFB Soccer Mommy | RFB Let’s Eat Grandma | RFB Good Morning | RFB

Titus Andronicus

18 Feb 2023

+ special guests

Moth Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette Street
E9 6NU

Florist

18 Mar 2023

+ special guests

EartH

11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, London
London
N16 8BH

Rainy Miller

17 Nov 2022

+ special guests

The Glove That Fits

179 Morning Ln, London
E9 6LH

Pussy Riot

06 Nov 2022

EartH Theatre

11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, London
London
N16 8BH

deathcrash

30 Mar 2023

+ special guests

Institute of Contemporary Arts

The Mall, St. James's, London
SW1Y 5AH

Iceage

01 Apr 2023

+ special guests

Oval Space

29, 32 The Oval, Cambridge Heath, London
E2 9DT

Kevin Morby

07 Jun 2023

+ special guests

The Roundhouse

Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, London
The Roundhouse
NW1 8EH

Alela Diane

02 Feb 2023

+ special guests

Union Chapel

19b Compton Terrace, London
London
N1 2UN

O.

17 Nov 2022

+ special guests

Peckham Audio

133a Rye Lane, Peckham, London
London
SE15 4BQ

Marina Allen

15 Feb 2023

+ special guests

Cafe Oto

18-22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London
London
E8 3DL

Bodysync

16 Nov 2022

The Pickle Factory

13–14 The Oval
London
E2 9DU

Cartel Madras

21 Sep 2022

+ special guests; Pritt and DJ Chillz

Corsica Studios

4/5 Elephant Road
London
SE17 1LB

Algiers

08 Mar 2023

The Dome, Tuffnell Park

The Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill
London
NW5 1HL

Rozi Plain

14 Mar 2023

Studio 9294

92-94 Wallis Road, London
London
E9 5LN

Sega Bodega

22 Nov 2022

KOKO

1A Camden High St, London
London
NW1 7JE

BC CAMPLIGHT “Alone and with friends”

04 Nov 2022

+ Emma Tricca / Sophie Jamieson / Eva Lunny

EartH Theatre

19b Compton Terrace London
London
N1 2UN

Max Pope

07 Dec 2022

+ special guests

St Pancras Old Church

Pancras Rd, London
London
NW1 1UL

Sub Radio

16 Feb 2023

+ special guests

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd, London
London
N1 9JB

Giant Swan

25 Nov 2022

+ Sarahsson + K Means + Jennifer Walton

Studio 9294

92 Wallis Rd
London
E9 5LN

Courtney Marie Andrews

07 Mar 2023

+ special guests

KOKO

1A Camden High St, London
London
NW1 7JE

Low Island

02 Mar 2023

+ special guests

Oval Space

29-32 The Oval, London
London
E2 9DT

SOLD OUT

Alvvays

07 Oct 2022

Islington Assembly Hall

Town Hall Upper Street, London
London
N1 2UD

SpaceAcre

25 Oct 2022

+ Helen Ganya

Paper Dress Vintage

352A Mare Street, London
London
E8 1HR

Graham Coxon, in conversation with Matt Everitt

01 Nov 2022

Blur co-founder, guitar legend and visual artist Graham Coxon will be in conversation live with 6Music's Matt Everitt to mark the release of 'Verse, Chorus, Monster', the long-awaited memoir! 

Cecil Sharp House

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London
London
NW1 7AY

Yot Club

07 Nov 2022

+ special guest Tycho Jones

Camden Assembly

49 Chalk Farm Road Camden, London
NW1 8AN

Altin Gün

13 Apr 2023

+ special guests

Town Hall Parade London
London
SW2 1RJ

The Paranoyds

23 Nov 2022

+ special guests

Sebright Arms

31-35 Coate St, Cambridge Heath, London
London
E2 9AG

Orchards

14 Oct 2022

+ Snake Eyes

The Lower Third

26 Denmark St, London
London
WC2H

Bella Union 25th Anniversary

04 Nov 2022

LOWLY, Colouring, and Blue Luminaire all join to celebrate Bella Union's 25th anniversary!

Union Chapel

19b Compton Terrace, London
N1 2UN

Tallies

04 Nov 2022

+ special guests

Sebright Arms

31-35 Coate St, Cambridge Heath, London
London
E2 9AG

Maja Lena

01 Feb 2023

+ special guests

The Slaughtered Lamb

34-35 Great Sutton St, London
London
EC1V 0DX

P4K: Okay Kaya / Yaya Bey / Goya Gumbani

12 Nov 2022

Colour Factory

8 Queen's Yard, London
London
E9 5EN

P4K: M Field / Elanor Moss / Clara Mann

10 Nov 2022

Paper Dress Vintage

352a Mare St, London
London
E8 1HR

P4K: Julien Chang / EKKSTACY / Hannah Jadagu

10 Nov 2022

Oslo

1A Amhurst Rd, London
London
E8 1LL

P4K: Black Country, New Road / O.

09 Nov 2022

ICA

The Mall, St. James's, London
London
SW1Y 5AH

Joyeria

01 Dec 2022

+ special guests

The Windmill

22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton Hill, London
London
SW2 5BZ

Naked Lungs

02 Nov 2022

+ special guests

Brixton Windmill

22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton Hill, London
London
SW2 5BZ

Will Sheff / Okkervil River

08 Mar 2023

+ special guests

Omeara

6 O'Meara St, London
London
SE1 1TE

Mr Twin Sister

12 Nov 2022

+ special guests

Omeara

6 O'Meara St, London
London
SE1 1TE

7:00pm

£14

SOLD OUT

Samia

11 Nov 2022

+ special guests

XOYO

32-37 Cowper St, London EC2A 4AP
London
E8 1HR

7:30pm

£12.50

AO Gerber

11 Nov 2022

+ Jemima Coulter

Folklore

186 Hackney Rd, London
London
E2 7QL

7:30pm

£11

Model Man

02 Nov 2022

+ special guests

Colour Factory

8 Queen's Yard, London
London
E9 5EN

7:30pm

£13.50

RVG

24 Jul 2022

+ special guestss

The Shacklewell Arms

71 Shacklewell Ln, London
London
E8 2EB

8:00pm

FREE ENTRY

Feng Suave

02 Nov 2022

Lafayette

11 Goods Way, London.
London
N1C 4DP

19:00

Maija Sofia

05 Aug 2022

+ special guests

The Slaughtered Lamb

34-35 Great Sutton St, London
London
EC1V 0DX

7:30pm

£13.50

COURTNEY BARNETT

In the hands of Courtney Barnett, fragments of everyday life become rich and riveting. A deft lyricist and virtuosic guitarist, she is an emblem of millennial wit and one of Australia’s most successful musical exports.

CATE LE BON

The past few years have seen Le Bon emerge as a much lauded and sought-after collaborator,  producing albums for contemporaries such as Deerhunter (Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?), John Grant (Boy from Michigan), and forthcoming albums from both Devendra Banhart and H. Hawkline. She’s not so much a gun for hire as a multi-faceted artist and producer who can both steer the ship and tap into a collective mindset; in 2019, she joined John Cale for a three-night live stretch in Paris, and 2021 will see a bass appearance on the track "If I Don't Hear from You Tonight" from Courtney Barnett's Things Take Time, Take Time. As Bradford Cox aptly notes about Le Bon, "there are artists who look inwards or outwards, and then there are the very rare ones who transcend either location."

DEHD

The rapturous reception of 2020’s Flower of Devotion gave Dehd access to more resources — budgets, studios, producers. Rather than seek something new however, they invested in themselves, their process, and their deep belief in what they have always done. They booked the same studio where they recorded Flower of Devotion but tripled their stay, giving themselves time to play with arrangements and delight in a wonderland of drum machines and synthesizers. While continuing to write and record every part of the album themselves, the new relationship with Fat Possum did allow for a few indulgences, namely in the addition of Grammy winning mixing engineer, Craig Silvey (The Rolling Stones, The National, Arcade Fire), and mastering engineer, Heba Kadry (Slowdive, Bjork, Cate Le Bon), ensuring Dehd’s vision for “Blue Skies”. The result is the band’s second consecutive breakthrough: sharper and smarter, with harmonies and rhythms more sophisticated and considered. Blue Skies is still Dehd – just more wild and wonderful than ever before. Another jolt of timely hope, only with twice the power.

BIG JOANIE

Big Joanie are a Black feminist punk band whose passionate live shows and punk rock ethos have led to them becoming one of the most talked about bands on the UK live scene.

LEA SEN

Open-eared and open-hearted: these are the watchwords of Léa Sen’s music. At just 22 years old, the London-based singer, songwriter and producer has established herself as one of the capital’s most in-demand talents, meandering between gossamer vocal features for Joy Orbison to solo work that references everything from Bon Iver’s electronic timbre and folk guitars to Sampha’s impressionistic lyricism.

FAKE FRUIT

In 2013, 18 year old musician/songwriter Hannah D’Amato fled her Southern California suburban home. Disillusioned by the ubiquitous garage and psych rock casualties that polluted her local music scene and a healthy teenage desire to flee the nest, D’Amato set her sights on New York City.

GRETEL HANLYN

Gretel Hänlyn is a 20 year old singer, songwriter & guitarist from West London. Having been raised on a diet of Nick Cave it was no surprise that Gretel picked up a guitar & started writing her own gothic stories and songs at age 11. As she grew as a musician, started going to gigs & fell in love with Tim Buckley, Nirvana and then Wolf Alice, her songwriting began to morph into what it is today; a mix of hi-fi grunge, goth-pop and alt/indie ballads.

Pitchfork Music Festival at Roundhouse

13 Nov 2022

Roundhouse

Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm
London
NW1 8EH

Line-up featuring: 

Anjimile
Charlie Hickey
Girlpool
Guerilla Toss
Johanna Warren
KAINA
KOKOKO!
Lala Lala
Lido Pimienta
Lyra Pramuk
NNAMDÏ
Romero
SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE
Sister Ray
Wild Pink
William Basinski

4 Venues, 1 Ticket

Pitchfork Music Festival London at EartH / Shacklewell Arms / St MatthiasChurch

11 Nov 2022

EartH / Shacklewell Arms / St Matthias Church

11-17 Stoke Newington Rd
London
N16 8BH

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE

Over two decades have passed since Animal Collective accidentally began to reimagine the sound and image of what’s easiest here to call indie rock. From the start, they turned the ultimately rare trick of tucking inscrutable experiments into songs so infectious they became generational standards, empowering a new permissibility within a sometimes-stodgy scene. They helped make the world safe for The Grateful Dead and tie-dye, or indie rock open to the Gamelan and Juju. Influences, they implicitly insisted, matter less than the music and spirit they inspire. Such paradigm-bending lessons are now simply part of the paradigm, philosophical cornerstones of modern music. But Animal Collective have never sat still, even on the cornerstones they helped create.

JENNY HVAL

“In 2020, like everyone else, I was just a private person,” says Hval. “No artists were allowed to perform. I was reduced to ‘just me.’” As a result, Hval questioned what “just me” could mean. As an exercise, Hval wrote straight-forward stories about life, investigating the stripped-down “just me” concept. When Hval started writing stories that eventually became this record, the pandemic hit and she remembered specific times in her life that felt completely stripped of value; like when a celiac diagnosis halted the start of her music career. Hval elaborates: “This made me want to write simple stories. My problem was that I found that the music component in the writing process made the words stray from their path and even jump into the absurd. I think it is just bound to happen when there is music involved. After all, a song isn’t just words, it has a melody, and the reason we have melodies is to step into the dark and jump off cliffs.”

MARINA HERLOP

Marina Herlop sheds the classical trappings of her accomplished previous albums Nanook and Babasha to emerge in vibrant, polymorphous form on her hypnotizing new album Pripyat, out May 20, 2022 via PAN. With Pripyat the Catalonian, conservatory trained composer, vocalist, and pianist channels her environment in truly posthuman form; Herlop performs alien vocal acrobatics, drawing inspiration from Carnatic music of Southern India, while planting a diversity of sonic seeds which blossom brilliantly in her sumptuous garden of chimeric compositions, produced for the first time exclusively electronically. Herlop blew the audience away with her ensemble’s Rewire debut this April and will be performing at Primavera Barcelona and LA, CTM, Mutek, Dekmantel and Le Guess Who? amongst other notable upcoming events worldwide in 2022, with more exciting news soon to be shared.

P4K: Animal Collective / Jenny Hval / Marina Herlop

11 Nov 2022

Hackney Church

Lower Clapton Rd
London
E5 0PD

FAYE WEBSTER

Faye Webster loves the feeling of a first take: writing a song, then heading to the studio with her band to track it live the very next day. When you listen to the 23-year-old Atlanta songwriter’s poised and plainspoken albums, you can hear why: she channels emotions that are so aching, they seem to be coming into existence at that very moment. Webster captures the spark before it has a chance to fade; she inks lyrics before they have a chance to seem fleeting. Her signature sound pairs close, whisper-quiet, home-recorded vocals with the unmistakable sound of musicians together in a room.

MICHELLE

Born-and-bred New Yorkers, MICHELLE formed in 2018 around their celebrated debut album HEATWAVE. The band is comprised of Sofia D'Angelo, Julian Kaufman, Charlie Kilgore, Layla Ku, Emma Lee and Jamee Lockard. On their forthcoming record, the predominantly POC and queer collective are closer than ever before as they continue to mix and match the writing and production groups amongst the six of them. Jamee notes, “We've learned how to maximize everyone's strengths by listening to each other."

JORDANA

P4K: Faye Webster / Michelle / Jordana

10 Nov 2022

Islington Assembly Hall

Upper Street
London
N1 2UD

INJURY RESERVE

Injury Reserve was originally a trio, consisting of rappers Ritchie With a T and Stepa J. Groggs and producer Parker Corey. Their mixtapes Live From The Dentist (released in 2015) and Floss (2016) earned them underground buzz, and they capitalized on the attention with their debut album in 2019, the eponymous Injury Reserve.

The group’s momentum was put on hold when in June of 2020 Groggs tragically passed away. By the Time I Get to Phoenix was largely completed ahead of Groggs’ passing with his contributions, and will be the first Injury Reserve music to be released since their eponymous debut album. Ritchie and Corey took the past year to complete the record, and the title has meaning past simply referencing Injury Reserve’s hometown. It’s an homage to a song that has been covered countless times, which is in line with Injury Reserve’s ethos and approach when it comes to creating music. The group pulls from several styles and eras of hip hop, but runs each one through the Injury Reserve lens, putting their own distinct and cohesive sound across their references. Nowhere is that dynamic more present than on By the Time I Get to Phoenix.

BILLY WOODS

Billy Woods is a rapper who defies easy categorization; he claims Washington D.C. as his hometown but has spent much of his life in New York City. He was born in the U.S. but spent much of his childhood in Africa and the West Indies, the second child of a Jamaican intellectual and a would-be Marxist revolutionary. On the mic, woods is no less of a conundrum, possessed of versatile flows and an ability to not only tackle topics other artists wouldn’t dream of, but also to bring unique perspectives to the familiar ones.

THEY HATE CHANGE

Dre and Vonne first came together in front of the apartment complex where they both lived as teens. Dre (he/him) had just moved down from Rochester, NY; Vonne (they/them) was trying to sell him bad weed. It was clear from the start that the two listened to music differently from most people—they’re sonic omnivores, obsessive deep-divers, lovers of rare and radical sounds. Starting as kids trawling the internet for tracks, they’ve been collecting music from around the world and across the decades, amassing a shared sonic knowledge so deep that “encyclopedic” barely begins to cover it—not just the East Coast hip-hop that Dre grew up on, or the hyperlocal bass-music variants like jook (the Gulf Coast’s twerkably raunchy answer to house) and crank (think “Miami bass meets NOLA bounce”) that Vonne grew up on, but also drum ‘n’ bass, Chicago footwork, post-punk, prog, grime, krautrock, emo, and basically any genre on the map.

NUKULUK

Nukuluk is an experimental hip-hop / electronica collective based in South London. Their chaotic sound draws off a series of eureka moments during studio play, a broad church of influence and a symbiotic relationship within the group. Alien field recordings, warped bass drones and clattering percussion create otherworldly production landscapes, stages on which vocalists Syd and Monika can battle it out.

P4K: Injury Reserve / Billy Woods / They Hate Change / Nukuluk

10 Nov 2022

Oval Space / Pickle Factory

29, 32 The Oval, Cambridge Heath
London
E2 9DT

GEORGE CLANTON

George Clanton doesn’t just produce gleaming electronic pop, he produces nostalgia too. Beyond hunting for the right melodies and textures, the Los Angeles artist is always searching for a sound that strikes a spiritual chord. In addition to making music, he runs the 100% Electronica record label with his fellow pop mutator and wife Neggy Gemmy. He also spearheads events, including weekly streams on Twitch. Under the monikers ESPRIT and Mirror Kisses, Clanton was a key figure of the early vaporwave scene. But beginning In 2015, he started working under his given name, starting over with an album that shared the same name as his freshly launched label. His 2018 follow-up, Slide, further revealed Clanton’s gift for deeply moving pop and now he’s focused on delivering a powerful sequel. The new album finds him both musically and personally matured. It’s an elegant merging of all his past selves—of stirring rock, sweeping shoegaze, and niche electronics—augmented with more complex layers and physical instruments. It’s also a journey inward as Clanton emphasizes personal reflection and self-improvement—themes he’s held close his whole career.

DEATHS DYNAMIC SHROUD

death's dynamic shroud have always been curious about what we can't see. Tech Honors, James Webster, and Keith Rankin make music that explores that sense of wonderment—emotional, experimental electronic work that fills gaps between the known and unknown. Full of richly textured layers of sound, songs like new single “Judgment Bolt” draw unsuspecting listeners into a place that’s simultaneously murky and neon, somber and playful. You feel a sense of new adventure, with a curious pang of déjà vu.

NEGGY GEMMY

Neggy Gemmy’s (FKA Negative Gemini) heartfelt electronic pop is built around duality. The Los Angeles-based producer, singer, and songwriter, born Lindsey French is constantly shapeshifting as her interests and surroundings change: no two releases are quite alike. The breadth of her palette and the emotion in her storytelling is evident in her upcoming third album—especially in the vulnerable, reflective opener “California.” Making art that honestly reveals emotions, and provokes the same in listeners has long been the goal of her work, even outside of creating music. French runs the 100% Electronica label with artist and husband George Clanton, hosts a weekly VR livestream on Twitch, and does her own graphic design. After growing up moving around the US, French first found a musical home in Brooklyn’s underground electronic scene, and that energy echoes through the sweaty club beats of her 2016 album, Body Work. Her next EP, Bad Baby, shifted toward a lo-fi indie rock sound. These releases proved she’s a keen student of whatever genre she touches, no matter how niche. Recently, seeking another fresh start, French relocated to L.A. Ultimately, though, she makes a home where she always has: in her music.

P4K: George Clanton / Deaths Dynamic Shroud / Neggy Gemmy

10 Nov 2022

fabric

77A Charterhouse St
London
EC1M 6HJ

COBY SEY

Coby Sey is a producer, vocalist and DJ, who, after years spent buzzing around the DIY artist circuitry of South East London, has developed a distinctive presence as a performer and producer offering a shifting, disorienting vision of club music.

MOIN

BAR ITALIA

bar italia is a London based band

P4K: Coby Sey / Moin / bar italia

09 Nov 2022

EartH

11-17 Stoke Newington Rd
London
N16 8BH

LIL SILVA

Lil Silva cut his teeth in his hometown Bedford grime scene as an affiliate of Macabre Unit, where equally fierce competition and camaraderie pushed producers to find their own sound in order to stand out. Slapping a beat tag on your instrumentals was, in many ways, cheating: fans should know it’s your record simply by the sound of the synths, snares, and structures deployed. For Lil Silva, there was no reason why the grime scene wouldn’t have its own Pharell, or Timbaland, or J Dilla. Even as he stepped sideways away from grime, that belief and ambition never left him. The anthem status of his late-noughties UK funky cuts ‘Seasons’ and ‘Pulse vs. Flex’ was as immediate as it has been enduring. Some songs are timeless; others will always feel like they’re coming from the future. This is, Lil Silva has discovered, his sonic trademark. The addition of his voice to his songs has only compounded this quality.

IVY SOLE

Ivy Sole (she/they) does not fit neatly into any one box—that uniqueness is their superpower. The 28-year old rapper-singer is a rare hybrid of sultry and soulful R&B paired with undeniable hip-hop lyricism. As a Charlotte, NC native and Brooklyn resident, Ivy’s sound draws on a diverse set of influences including southern rap, gospel, spoken-word poetry, boom bap and more.

JESHI

Jeshi’s journey to making Universal Credit, his open-hearted and heavy-hitting debut album, began with a desire to take his music further, to say something he’d not yet said on EPs like 2020’s BAD TASTE or The Worlds Spinning Too Fast. He’d been making music his entire life but felt like he was coming up against the edges of what he had set out to do. There was only one answer; push and keep on pushing. The result is an album that acts as a radial act of empathy; looking out across society and attempting to bridge the divide between rich and poor. Universal Credit is an album that gifts humanity back to the demonised and lays bare the truth behind the prejudice; that nobody is immune from poverty or hardship and that luck plays a major role in everybody’s fate.

FEUX

 

P4K: Lil Silva / Ivy Sole / Jeshi / Feux

09 Nov 2022

Village Underground

54 Holywell Ln
London
EC2A 3PQ

DESIRE

Desire is an electronic band formed in Montreal & currently based in Palm Springs. They make synth pop where film, fashion, & fantasy collide on the dancefloor. On stage, vocalist Megan Louise theatrically pivots between French & English while draped in latex from head to toe. From vixen to villain, she turns to predator with blood pumping thrill. Carrying the campy torch of Vaudeville into this century she is joined by composer Johnny Jewel (ChromaVcs, Glass Candy, Twin Peaks) on piano & drum machine.

CLUB INTL.

Club Intl is a NYC based collective, led by musician John Eatherly (Public Access T.V. , The Virgins, be your own PET). Produced by Johnny Jewel (Chromatics, Glass Candy) - and signed to his iconic label, Italians Do It Better, the project came to fruition when Eatherly's East Village basement studio, had a nightclub built directly on top of it. "All of a sudden there was this nightclub above our clubhouse." Eatherly explains. "The energy from upstairs & seeing hundreds of kids just wilding out every night, started seeping into what we were working on downstairs." Eatherly and friends channeled this energy into a new band called, "Club Intl". The band released their debut single "Crush" in May 2020 to critical acclaim from Pitchfork, The Guardian, Fader, and more... In February 2021, the group partnered with Andrew VanWyngarden (MGMT) for a mix of their latest single "Never Be The Same".

GLÜME

Log in & leave the chaos of this world in your rear view mirror! Imagine a seance with Norma Jeane starring as Marilyn Monroe hosted by Julee Cruise. It's black lodge music for the blue youth of the Internet Age. Glüme is a shimmering new star in the Italians Do It Better galaxy. Lights. Camera. Action! Born & raised in Los Angeles, Glüme landed roles in The Blue Rose, 102 Dalmatians, and Kingdom Hearts. She is self-proclaimed as Walmart Marilyn...framed by the most vivid reds with the face of a doll. She is the choreographer, the editor, the dancer, the writer, & the audience.

P4K: Desire / Club Intl. / Glüme

09 Nov 2022

fabric

77A Charterhouse St
London
EC1M 6HJ

SOLD OUT

KEVIN MORBY

The story begins with Kevin Morby absentmindedly flipping through a box of old family photos in the basement of his childhood home in Kansas City. Just hours before at a family dinner, his father had collapsed in front of him and had to be rushed to the hospital. That night Morby still felt the shock and fear lodged in his bones. He gazed at the images until one of the pictures jumped out at him: his father as a young man, proud and strong and filled with confidence, posing on a lawn with his shirt off. While his father regained his strength, Morby meditated on ideas of fear, anxiety, hope and resilience all churning together. And then, he headed to Memphis. He moved into the Peabody Hotel and spent his days paying tribute and genuflecting to the dreamers he admired. In the evening, he would return to his room and document his ideas on a makeshift recording set-up, with just his guitar and a microphone. The songs, elegiac in nature, befitting all he had seen, poured out of him. This Is A Photograph features contributions from longtime staples of Morby’s live band, as well as old friends and new collaborators. If Oh My God saw Morby getting celestial and in constant motion and Sundowner was a study in localized intent, This Is A Photograph finds Morby making an Americana paean, a visceral life and death, blood on the canvas outpouring. As Morby reminds us early on, time is undefeated. So what do we do while we’re still here? This is a photograph of that sense of yearning.

Kevin Morby

01 Sep 2022

+ special guests

Hoxton Hall

130 Hoxton St
London
N1 6SH

7.30pm

£22.50

RVG

10 Jul 2022

+ special guests TBA

Paper Dress Vintage

352a Mare St, London
London
E8 1HR

FRIZZI 2 FULCI

Frizzi 2 Fulci is Fabio Frizzi's tribute concert to director Lucio Fulci. On tour since 2013, this show takes the soundtracks of the Maestro, written for the films of his director friend, to stages around the world.

After their debut in London at Union Chapel on Halloween night 2013, Frizzi 2 Fulci has since toured Europe but also the United States for 5 tours. The music composed for the emblematic films such as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS, THE BEYOND, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, MANHATTAN BABY, THE PSYCHIC have won over a large international audience passionate about horror.

This repertoire with progressive rock sounds is interpreted on stage by a supergroup that the Maestro created specifically with some of the best musicians of the Roman scene. 2 hours of sounds and images to relive some of the strongest pages of genre cinema.

Frizzi 2 Fulci

31 Oct 2022

Celebrating the music of Zombie Flesh Eaters, The Beyond, City of the Living Dead, Manhattan Baby, The Psychic

Union Chapel

19b Compton Terrace
London
N1 2UN

7pm

£27 / £65

Princess Chelsea

10 Oct 2022

+ Amante Amato

Moth Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette Street
London
E9 6NU

7:30pm

£15

Mush

03 Oct 2022

+ Media Giant

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Road, London
London
N1 9JB

7:30pm

£14.06

Max Pope - A Celebration of Music and Nature

10 Jul 2022

Spitalfields City Farm

Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, London
London
E1 5AR

4pm

£16.50

Max Pope - A Celebration of Music and Nature

03 Jul 2022

Spitalfields City Farm

Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, London
London
E1 5AR

4pm

£16.50

THE SOFT MOON

The one-man project of the Soft Moon gives the darkly hypnotic sounds of Suicide, Joy Divison, Bauhaus, and Krautrock new life with a stripped-down approach. Vasquez is also inspired by his Afro-Cuban heritage and the wide-open spaces of the Mojave Desert where he was raised. While working in San Francisco,Vasquez released his first single, Breathe the Fire, on Captured Tracks in March 2010. That September, Parallels followed, and the Soft Moon's self-titled debut album appeared in November. Darker still was the Total Decay EP, which arrived in late October 2011. Vasqeuz continued to write songs while on the road, and enlisted the help of engineer/producer Monte Vallier to turn them into the streamlined tracks that appeared on 2012's Zeros. After touring in support of the album, Vasquez moved to Venice, Italy, using the solitude and his status as a foreigner as inspiration for a set of songs that explored despair and healing. Working with producer Maurizio Baggio at Hate Studios, Vasquez honed his singing and songwriting to produce 2015's Deeper, the Soft Moon's most emotional album yet. A pair of remix EPs featuring work by Ancient Methods, Trentemoller, Blush Response and arrived early the following year. For the Soft Moon's third album, Criminal, Vasquez reunited with Baggio and built on the confessional territory of Deeper as he explored his abusive childhood and its aftermath. 

The Soft Moon

27 Oct 2022

+ special guests Pyrit

The Garage

20 - 22 Highbury Corner
London
N5 1RD

7pm

£16

COCO

"Just as releasing music anonymously felt natural in 2020, it now feels natural to share ourselves and delight in the connection we make with our listeners."

In 2019, Maia Friedman (of Dirty Projectors, Uni Ika Ai), Dan Molad (of Lucius, Chimney), and Oliver Hill (of Pavo Pavo, Dustrider) came together on an afternoon in Los Angeles. Old friends with rich history—Maia and Oliver had toured together more than once; Dan had produced music for their respective projects—the trio convened with ambiguous artistic intention, easy chemistry, and open expectations. Before the sun had set, Coco had a name and two fully formed songs.

Coco

02 Sep 2022

+ special guest Maia Friedman 

Omeara

6 O'Meara St
London
SE1 1TE

7pm

£12

WESTERMAN

“I wanted to make something that was eventually uplifting” says Will Westerman about the origins of his debut album Your Hero Is Not Dead. “I wanted to say in as unguarded terms as I could — there are reasons for hope.” This vision, fully realized, is an album about empathy and compassion, struggle and release, and all the ways we contradict and battle within ourselves.

Your Hero Is Not Dead is full of supremely crafted songs about moral, political, and ethical grey areas. Recorded alongside his close friend and producer Nathan Jenkins (aka Bullion), they find Westerman attempting to resolve external issues by looking inward. Like a young Peter Gabriel in a late-capitalist world, Westerman’s music falls somewhere between artful soft rock and confessional electronic pop.

Westerman

28 Oct 2022

+ Laura Misch

Union Chapel

19b Compton Terrace
London
N1 2UN

7.30pm

£16

KNOWER

KNOWER are a searing hot music group from Los Angeles spearheading a new musical movement or as they call it CONSCIOUS RACK-ROP. The LA duo are drummer-producer Louis Cole and singer Genevieve Artadi, known for their hard-hitting funk, cool chords, deep melodies and funky vocals.

An entirely DIY act since formation in 2010, KNOWER’s viral videos, discography and live visual experience has become an international internet phenomena. ”Overtime" and “THE GOVT. KNOWS” are experiences that will stick with you forever... Never holding back and never settling, their duo visual show features music from their new upcoming album as well as their classic, from 'Life' (2016) and beyond. Discover KNOWER's incredibly imaginative off-world live visual experience on tour this September 2022.

Knower

02 Sep 2022

+ Quinn Oulton

Heaven

Villiers St
London
WC2N 6NG

7pm

£20

I LIKE TRAINS

Through their re-telling of some of western history’s most idiosyncratically bleak tales of human interest, to their realisation of humanity lying prostrate at the hands of environmental and technological factors far greater than us, I LIKE TRAINS have been transfixed by the art of survival. A group who stood apart from the crowd even as their adopted home of Leeds enjoyed its hype boom and bust years during the mid-noughties. Under the microscope of the wider media during its ‘New Yorkshire’ era, they have never really been fashionable: too surly, too bleak, too stubborn to follow the pre-meditated narrative placed on them by their critics and peers. They have not cared for escapism even as they voyage through an age of it; their albums have confronted head-on fears that most people choose to switch off, turn over and click away from, prolonging and intensifying reality’s inevitable impact.

I Like Trains

30 Sep 2022

+ Autumns

EartH

11-17 Stoke Newington Rd
London
N16 8BH

7pm

£15

CASS MCCOMBS

Maybe a minute passed before I knew I’d be singing “Karaoke” for the rest of my life. The second song on Heartmind, the tenth album by Cass McCombs, “Karaoke” is a god-level burst of power-pop perfection, as fetching as anything Cass has ever cut. The springy staccato guitar, the vaporized electric keys, the melody seemingly born for singing or clapping or dancing along: Cass triangulates a perch of his very own out among The Go-Betweens, The dB’s, and The Cure, and vibrates there, a beacon. And then, of course, there is the song’s playful if painful lyrical conceit—the lover who is making all the sacred motions of commitment but whose feelings may be no more deep or real than someone simply reading the lyrics for “Vision of Love” or “Stand by Your Man” from some crowded bar’s TV screen.

So after harmonizing alone with “Karaoke” for the twentieth time during a solo cross-country drive, I had to ask Cass for myself how it all went down: Was this heartbreak, or was it legit love? He paused, thought, then laughed. “Well, that’s the question,” he said slowly. “Neither?” Or maybe, he finally averred, both? That is—to me, anyway—the true joy of Heartmind, an eight-song album that feels more like a journey among assorted tuneful feelings, somehow shaped to meet whatever it is a particular listener needs, to mirror whatever they bring to these uniformly incandescent and tragicomic tracks. Cass has set the stage, but you get to pick the heroes and villains, the winners and losers, the jokes and the drags. He doesn’t want to give you the questions, let alone the answers.

To wit: Did the soldier at the center of the aching country epic “Unproud Warrior” abdicate responsibility or finally claim it? As the percussion shuffles and horns sigh beneath “Krakatau,” will you agree that you can be cleansed without being killed—or be anything better than you already are while still remaining yourself? Do you identify with being enraptured by music for so long that it ultimately drained you, too, as Cass suggests (maybe?) during the wiry opener, “Music Is Blue”? These are just a few of the questions that come to mind when I hear Heartmind, but I don’t even know if they’re the right questions. Still, I can now sing along to every word.

Cass McCombs

13 Oct 2022

+ support from Kolumbo

Alexandra Palace Theatre

Alexandra Palace Way
London
N22 7AY

7pm

£22.50

MURKAGE DAVE

Murkage Dave’s debut, ‘Murkage Dave Changed My Life’, is a record that broke new ground in both British Pop and Black British identity. His second studio release ‘The City Needs A Hero’ is set to reach new heights with Dave exploring socio-political, romantic & introspective themes, further affirming his modern-day poet status.

“For his sophomore solo outing, he adds even more ingredients into the mix, invoking soul, house and indie pop resulting in what is without a doubt his best album yet.”
9/10, The Line Of Best Fit

“With ‘The City Needs A Hero’, east-Londoner Murkage Dave’s observant tales of conflicted times widen their scope. Candid and forlorn, The City Needs A Hero captures the 2022 milieu.” Rolling Stone

Murkage Dave has collaborated with Mike Skinner, Jaykae, Skepta and Parisian producer Hologram Lo, US “Night Bass” originator AC Slater and french rapper Nekfeu. While working on his new album, he’s had the honour of working with a diverse range of talent including trip-hop pioneer Tricky, alt-pop icon Caroline Polachek and LA rap veteran Evidence.

It’s no surprise that his defiantly British sound - a pop blend that’s rooted in a youth spent listening to UK Garage and R&B, but also revealing formative years in Manchester absorbing The Smiths and Joy Division - is attracting fans globally.
Pre-pandemic his ‘Keep Up The Bad Work Tour’ sold out in many cities, including Manchester’s YES and London’s Studio 9294. He’s also toured as a support act for The Streets, playing 25 shows across the UK and Europe, as well as warming up for indie-rock band Peace and Tricky on their respective tours. At the end of 2019, he joined forces with friend and grime veteran Manga Saint Hilare for ‘We Need To Look After Us’ a collaborative album and sold out live show.

The Leytonstone born musician has received support and attention from the likes of; Pharrell Williams, Young Fathers, Iggy Pop, Romesh Ranganathan and Beastie Boys member Mike D, all of which have supported his music on their radio shows. He’s also been supported at BBC Radio 1 by the likes of Clara Amfo, Sian Eleri, Jack Saunders, DJ Target, Jamz Supernova, Annie Mac, and Toddla T. As well as receiving press coverage from Pitchfork, The Fader, Wonderland, Rolling Stone, The Times, The Line Of Best Fit, Complex, The Face, Evening Standard, The Guardian, Highsnobiety, Noisey, Mixmag, Clash, Dummy, Hunger, Trench Mag and many more.

Murkage Dave

29 Oct 2022

+ special guests

Islington Assembly Hall

Upper St
London
N1 2UD

7pm

£16.50

BILLY NOMATES

A beacon of brutal truth in an industry built on inconsequential bullshit, the Bristol-based singer- songwriter gives voice to the silenced, the disillusioned, the broken-hearted, and the burnt-out, assembling brilliantly biting dispatches from the fringes of a society mired in austerity, inequality and insularity. Or, as Maries puts it, with trademark bluntness, “There's too much music in the world already, so everything I make has to count.”

“Make everything count” might just as well serve as Maries’ creative mantra. From the impactful imagery powering her soulful and bleakly humorous post-punk, to the economy of sound she achieves with her defiantly DIY set-up, there’s not a superfluous detail in the entirety of Maries’ output as Billy Nomates so far. It’s this very combination of authenticity and searing insight that made 2020’s self-titled debut such a revelation, winning Maries admirers including Iggy Pop, Geoff Barrow, Sleaford Mods and Steve Albini. And as she moves now onto album number two, Maries is more focused on her mission as ever, not least because the path to this point has been nothing short of torrid.

Billy Nomates

22 Nov 2022

+ special guests

Village Underground

54 Hollywell Ln
London
EC2A 3PQ

7pm

£16

ALICE PHOEBE LOU

Alice Matthew (aka Alice Phoebe Lou) is a South African singer/songwriter with a distinctive voice and a style that combines ethereal bedroom pop with elements of folk, synth pop, jazz, and blues. Emerging in 2014, Lou has issued a handful of EPs and four full-length efforts (Orbit (2016), Paper Castles (2019), Glow (2021), and Child's Play (2021). "She," a track she contributed to the 2017 documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, was included on the Oscars' shortlist for Best Original Song.

The daughter of a pair of documentary filmmakers, Lou was born and raised in the small Cape Peninsula town of Kommetjie. A multi-instrumentalist by the age of fourteen, she spent her formative years as a street musician in Europe, honing her skills for passerby in Berlin, where she would eventually move. Lou self-released her debut EP, Momentum, independently in 2014. Two years later, she issued her first long-player, Orbit, which earned accolades in the German press and elicited praise back home in South Africa. The following year saw the release of the EP Sola, as well as the appearance of the one-off single "She," which was used in the acclaimed documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. Paper Castles arrived in 2019 and yielded the sumptuous hit single "Something Holy," followed by an extensive bout of international touring. Like most musicians at the time, Lou spent 2020 in occupational stasis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but her creative spark never dimmed, due in large part to having fallen in love and subsequently having her heart broken. She chronicled those tumultuous times on 2021's aptly named and transcendent Glow and its surprise late-year follow-up Child's Play

Alice Phoebe Lou

27 Oct 2022

+ special guests

Hackney Church

Lower Clapton Rd
London
E5 0PD

7pm

£20

JUNODEF

Born in Sweden, based in London, Junodef are a genre-defying three piece band blending melancholic electronic beats with driving riffs. Drawing influence from genres like shoegaze and new wave, Junodef brings to us a nostalgic sound in a new and refined manner.

Junodef

13 Jul 2022

+ special guests

Paper Dress Vintage

352a Mare St
London
E8 1Hr

7.30pm

£7

LAUNDROMAT

Inspired by a broad range of influences including Kim Deal, Broadcast, Jaki Liebezeit, Jason Albertini, Madlib and Gonjasufi, Hayes also cites film as a huge source of intrigue: "I find a lot of inspiration in film - Repo Man (1984), Deep End (1970), Punch-drunk Love (2002), and Alice in the Cities (1974) in particular."

Lyrically, the project explores the end of the world, binge drinking, social anhedonia, nostalgia, as well as the time Hayes got ‘catfished’ - for nearly 7 years.

Laundromat

12 Oct 2022

+ special guests

Moth Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette St
London
E9 6NU

7.30pm

£11

THE WAEVE

Here comes The WAEVE: as 2020 was limping its way to the finish line, two acquaintances met and exchanged missives over that strange Christmas. Graham Coxon - iconic songwriter, guitarist and vocalist in Blur, plus the originator of acclaimed soundtracks including ‘The End of the F**king World’ - and Rose Elinor Dougall - revered solo artist, Mark Ronson collaborator and founder of The Pipettes - embarked on some tentative explorations into songwriting. Before long, these gave rise to an unexpected sonic universe. Initially drawing on a shared love of English folk music, storytelling and the associated landscapes of this beleaguered island, the collaborators grew in confidence to start voyaging into uncharted waters. The sound developed slowly but surely, voices and words started to find their natural space, guitars and saxophones made clarion calls, strings lifted into other stratospheres.

Music was made with a cinematic breadth whilst maintaining an honest intimacy, to make the internal external. The WAEVE is the coming together of two musicians on the verge, themes of oblivion and surrender are juxtaposed with suggestions of hopefulness and light. Against a brutal global backdrop of impending apocalypse and despair, Coxon and Dougall strove to free themselves through the defiant, blind optimism of making music.

By working together the pair have formed a new, singular sonic identity.

The Waeve

27 Mar 2023

+ special guests

Lafayette

11 Goods Way
London
N1C 4DP

7pm

£20

JULIE ODELL

Alongside death and taxes, transformation feels like one of life’s few guarantees. Whether we’re conscious of it or not, we’re constantly evolving and refining the things that define us. The changes we undergo give us an opportunity for perspective – to see how far we’ve come, to honor our former selves, and to understand our current self.  New Orleans-based singer/songwriter Julie Odell thinks a lot about transformation, and it’s a word she uses to sum up her debut album Autumn Eve, out this fall via Frenchkiss Records.

For Odell, her biggest transformation was becoming a mother, which sparked a chain reaction of other changes in her life. “Because I started writing the songs when I was traveling from place to place and working on farms, I felt very foundationless and uprooted,” Odell says. But when she gave birth to her daughter, she wanted to put down roots, and she felt it was the perfect chance to live a simpler, healthier life. “I was 26 when I had her, and I was just a baby having a baby,” Odell says. “There was so much growing I had to do when she was born … I was just too reckless with my life before that.” She says motherhood has made her more understanding of other people and it’s also made her more willing to stand her ground and advocate for her needs.

Odell wrote roughly half of the songs that make up Autumn Eve several years before becoming a mother and the other half afterwards, which means half of the songs predate these personal transformations and half were written while in the thick of things. As a result, listeners are introduced to several versions of Odell, with the album functioning as a rich tapestry of her emotional growth. This also means that some songs have double meanings for Odell, who now views her pre-mother self with much more compassion.

Julie Odell

16 Nov 2022

+ special guests Junodef & Alexander Wolfe

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd
London
N1 9JB

8pm

£11

KISHI BASHI

Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi. Born in Seattle, Washington, Ishibashi grew up in Norfolk, Virginia where both of his parents were professors at Old Dominion University. As a 1994 graduate of Matthew Fontaine Maury High School, he went on to study film scoring at Berklee College of Music before becoming a renowned violinist. Ishibashi has recorded and toured internationally as a violinist with diverse artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and most recently, the Athens, Georgia-based indie rock band, of Montreal. He remains based in Athens.

Kishi Bashi is also the singer and founding member of the New York electronic rock outfit, Jupiter One. In 2011, he started to record and perform as a solo artist, opening for Sondre Lerche, Alexi Murdoch, and of Montreal. He supported of Montreal on their spring 2012 tour.

Kishi Bashi

26 Nov 2022

+ special guests

EartH

11-17 Stoke Newington Rd
London
N16 8BH

6pm

£17.50

LAURAN HIBBERD

“Such. Huge. Choruses…the next hottest thing” DIY

“A firecracker of a track” Billboard

“Tongue-in-cheek slacker-pop” NME

“Garage rock tunes...huge pop hooks” NYLON

“Grunge-inflected, punky bubblegum pop…she continues on her upward trajectory in explosively exciting fashion” The Line Of Best Fit

"Queen of slacker pop…if these bopping tunes are any indication, her next steps should be followed very closely" Dork

"Each song from the rising talent feels immaculately well packaged…cool-as-heck indie rock" Clash

"If you’re a fan of excellent indie then keep your eyes on Lauran Hibberd. We’re certain she won’t disappoint you" Gigwise

“Fizzy indie rock bangers” Music Week

“Slacker pop has a new frontrunner …every single one of Lauran Hibberd’s tracks is 10/10 great” Upset

“High-energy pop sensibilities and a tongue-in-cheek attitude” Rock Sound

Lauran Hibberd

23 Sep 2022

+ special guests Daisy Brain + Viji

The Garage

20-22 Highbury Cor
London
N5 1RD

7pm

£13

For better or for worse, life keeps moving forward. It’s this fundamental truth that Lexi Vega, the creative force behind Mini Trees, confronts throughout her debut album Always In Motion. But coming to terms with this inevitability has been a life-long struggle.

The daughter of a Cuban-born father and Japanese-American mother, the uniqueness of her identity has been an ever-present tension in Lexi’s life. She never quite fit in growing up within predominantly white communities in suburban southern California, with few who around her outside of her family to understand the generational scars caused by both exile and internment. When she was only 5 years old, Vega’s father, a professional drummer himself, took his own life. These traumas set in motion an ongoing questioning of Vega’s own self identity - and Mini Trees has provided the palette for Vega to process, to persevere, and to grow.

After playing drums in various projects for years, Vega began writing and recording her own music under the moniker Mini Trees in 2018. She recorded her first solo track in the Summer of 2018 with producer Jon Joseph and was immediately hooked on the feeling of creating something that spoke directly to her as an artist, fully in control of her own vision. Mini Trees debut EP, Steady Me, dropped in 2019 and Vega followed it with 2020’s EP, Slip Away.

Following the release of these two EPs and with ample time to work on music during 2020, Vega both found herself ready to progress creatively and challenging many of her long-held beliefs and notions about her own identity. Originally envisioned to be yet another EP, Vega instead began working on what would become her debut full length, Always In Motion, a collection of relatable indie-pop songs that acknowledge our collective anxiety about life’s improbability.

“Moments In Between,” Always In Motion’s ethereal opening number, was written early on in the process, kick-starting Vega into songwriting mode and reflecting the anxiety and dread she was grappling with as the world shut down around her. That sense of uncertainty pervades the album, although it’s more universal than circumstantial as Vega uses the lyrics to consider how we move through life with a constant sense of unknowing. “Moments In Between” wonders whether spiritual belief can help us accept all types of challenges, although the introspective track doesn’t necessarily find a conclusion.

Mini Trees

30 Aug 2022

+ Gracie Gray

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9JB

19:00

Melin Melyn are one of the most exciting acts to emerge from this next golden generation of Cymru artists. Pushing forward on a less traveled bridge between psychedelia, surf , folk and alternative rock. The love child of legends and fellow countrymen Gruff Rhys & Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci (to name a few), their music is also distinctly unique and through their specific and multi-coloured lens.

A highlight of last summer's festival season with stints at EOTR & Green Man, Melin Melyn were praised by The Financial Times, NME, The i, The Line Of Best Fit and more as one of the live acts to watch, and I can safely say their sets are absolutely joyous and downright fun. Their debut EP 'Blomonj' was critically acclaimed, with support from the likes of NME, Dork, DIY and over 21 spot plays on 6Music (Huw Stephens, Cerys Matthews, Craig Charles, Marc Riley, Chris Hawkins), and selling 250 vinyl D2C. They were also recently touted by The Independent as Ones To Watch in 2022 as well as the NME 100. Their critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Blomonj’ released in August 2021 is less built on individual “songs” and more on weird tales of colourful characters and magical worlds that aren’t in fact that far removed from today’s off-kilter reality. It’s eccentricity at its finest & paradoxically most accessible. The six-piece are not so much round pegs in square holes as they are determined to throw the whole box out.

Melin Melyn

29 Jun 2022

+ special guests

Sebright Arms

31-35 Coate St, Bethnal Green
London
E2 9AG

19:00

£8.00

SOLD OUT

 

THE WAEVE

Here comes The WAEVE: as 2020 was limping its way to the finish line, two acquaintances met and exchanged missives over that strange Christmas. Graham Coxon - iconic songwriter, guitarist and vocalist in Blur, plus the originator of acclaimed soundtracks including ‘The End of the F**king World’ - and Rose Elinor Dougall - revered solo artist, Mark Ronson collaborator and founder of The Pipettes - embarked on some tentative explorations into songwriting. Before long, these gave rise to an unexpected sonic universe. Initially drawing on a shared love of English folk music, storytelling and the associated landscapes of this beleaguered island, the collaborators grew in confidence to start voyaging into uncharted waters. The sound developed slowly but surely, voices and words started to find their natural space, guitars and saxophones made clarion calls, strings lifted into other stratospheres.

Music was made with a cinematic breadth whilst maintaining an honest intimacy, to make the internal external. The WAEVE is the coming together of two musicians on the verge, themes of oblivion and surrender are juxtaposed with suggestions of hopefulness and light. Against a brutal global backdrop of impending apocalypse and despair, Coxon and Dougall strove to free themselves through the defiant, blind optimism of making music.

By working together the pair have formed a new, singular sonic identity.

The Waeve

06 May 2022

+ Special Guests

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd
London
N1 9JB

7PM

£15

SOLD OUT

Starcrawler are a rock band for a new generation. Best known for their explosive live shows, lead singer Arrow de Wilde commands the stage with electrifying energy and charisma. Henri Cash plays the perfect foil to Arrow with an undeniable style and performance of his own, tearing at the guitar with a massive sound like few have before him. Since their early days, Starcrawler have won the love of such legendary artists as Shirley Manson, Elton John, Iggy Pop and Dave Grohl, recently starring in Grohl’s documentary “What Drives Us”. They’ve opened for the likes of Beck, Spoon, The Distillers, MC5 and Foo Fighters and toured across the UK, EU, Australia and Japan playing festivals such as Reading, Leeds and Fuji Rock.

Starcrawler / Island of Love

26 May 2022

Colors Hoxton

2-4 Hoxton Square, London
London
N1 6NU

19:00

£14

With approaching 20 years as a band and a storied album catalogue spanning 2001’s Nightsongs, the romantic upheaval of 2003’s Heart and 2004’s Set Yourself On Fire, 2007’s In Our Bedroom After the War, the downcast elegies of 2010’s The Five Ghosts, the rejuvenation of 2012’s The North and sub-base, dance club infused No One Is Lost in 2014, Stars continue to prove themselves some of the finest musical storytellers in the country, moving through life with their fans.

Recorded in Montreal and Connecticut with producer Peter Katis (The National, Japandroids, Jonsi), There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light marks the first time the band shared creative control with someone outside the group. Lyrically, it veers into a world inhabited by characters that have lived inside Stars songs for almost twenty years: a place where people do desperate things in the name of love, a place where the cruelty and coldness of the technological world we live in often smashes up against the frailties of the human heart.

Reunion: A Weekend With Stars and Friends

11 Feb 2023

+ Special Guests

Lafayette

11 Goods Way London
London
N1C 4DP

19:00

£24.40 Day Ticket/ £44 Weekend Ticket

!!!

Doesn't it seem like everyone's freaking out lately? !!! know the feeling well. The NYC dance-punk lifers have been chronicling the perpetual meltdown that is American society for nearly 20 years now, from the clattering full-band thrust of their instantly iconic 2003 single "Me and Giuliani Down by the Schoolyard (A True Story)" to the dark disco of 2017's wonderfully eclectic Shake the Shudder. Their eighth full-length, Wallop, follows in the band's grand tradition of plugging straight into our collective nervous system and sending funky, rubbery shock waves through the body politic. If you've found yourself rubbing your temples while contemplating the collapse of everything around us? Well, !!! are bringing the soundtrack to your next nervous breakdown.

!!!

14 Oct 2022

+ special guests

Heaven

Villiers St
London
WC2N 6NG

7.30pm

£20

NATALIE BERGMAN

Mercy is Natalie Bergman's debut, a self-produced solo album recorded in the strangest of times, during a personal period of profound sadness and reinvention. It's startling, and often beautiful — a rush to the edge of the cliff, with an unflinching look below "This is the best writing I have done in my life," Bergman says. "I started writing music when I was very young; I’ve always had a child-like, nursery rhyme approach to my music," she says. Recorded at her brother's home studio in Los Angeles, CA, she emphatically states that "the album is my testament." Bergman has already had a lengthy, successful career as one half of the brother-sister duo Wild Belle, but this is the first time she wrote and played all the material. This record absolutely pulses with redemptive power; it is replenishing and original, and deeply cathartic. Natalie made this record because she absolutely had to. The music of Mercy began to germinate a few months after she lost her father in a wrong-way, head-on collision. He and her step-mother were killed by a drunk driver. Shortly after, Natalie visited a monastery in the southwestern desert, and there she began to embark on this album. "When you’re in the wilderness you pay attention to how you hear," she says. “I was granted some clarity and given some relief." Mike McGonigal, January 15, 2021, Detroit MI "Find sanctuary in the soft and swaying rhythms of Natalie Bergman's lightly psychedelic hymns."

Natalie Bergman

25 Apr 2023

+ special Guests 

Omeara

6 O'Meara St, London
London
SE1 1TE

7pm

SOLD OUT

THE WAEVE

Here comes The WAEVE: as 2020 was limping its way to the finish line, two acquaintances met and exchanged missives over that strange Christmas. Graham Coxon - iconic songwriter, guitarist and vocalist in Blur, plus the originator of acclaimed soundtracks including ‘The End of the F**king World’ - and Rose Elinor Dougall - revered solo artist, Mark Ronson collaborator and founder of The Pipettes - embarked on some tentative explorations into songwriting. Before long, these gave rise to an unexpected sonic universe. Initially drawing on a shared love of English folk music, storytelling and the associated landscapes of this beleaguered island, the collaborators grew in confidence to start voyaging into uncharted waters. The sound developed slowly but surely, voices and words started to find their natural space, guitars and saxophones made clarion calls, strings lifted into other stratospheres.

Music was made with a cinematic breadth whilst maintaining an honest intimacy, to make the internal external. The WAEVE is the coming together of two musicians on the verge, themes of oblivion and surrender are juxtaposed with suggestions of hopefulness and light. Against a brutal global backdrop of impending apocalypse and despair, Coxon and Dougall strove to free themselves through the defiant, blind optimism of making music.

By working together the pair have formed a new, singular sonic identity.

The Waeve

04 May 2022

+ special guests

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd
London
N1 9JB

7pm

£15

JOVIALE

19 May 2022

+ special guests

Venue MOT

Orion Business Centre, Surrey Canal Rd, London
London
SE14 5RT

7:30pm

£10

THE DREAM SYNDICATE

The Dream Syndicate recently revealed they had signed to indie institution and ‘international guardian of wonky psychedelia’ (Uncut), Fire Records.

Set to release their new album this summer ‘Ultraviolet Battle Hymns and True Confessions’ features singer/songwriter/guitarist Steve Wynn, drummer Dennis Duck, bassist Mark Walton, lead guitarist Jason Victor plus their newest member Chris Cacavas on keyboards (you remember him from the 1980s Los Angeles band Green On Red).

When the Dream Syndicate emerged in the early 80s, frontman Steve Wynn declared that “we’re playing music we want to hear because nobody else is doing it” – he added, “I’ll comprise on what I eat or where I sleep, but I won’t compromise on what music I play.”

The Dream Syndicate

18 Oct 2022

+ special guests

Lafayette

11 Goods Way
London
N1C 4DP

7pm

£19.50

M(H)AOL

Mhaol (pronounced “male”) was formed in 2014 by Constance Keane and Róisín Nic Ghearailt. The band was named after Gráinne Mhaol when Róisín had her head shaved and Constance said “the only thing to do now is to form a punk band”. After a year of performing and the release of just one single, Mhaol took a hiatus for four years. Due to its band members scattering across the world. Constance, Róisín, Zoë, Jamie and Sean reunited to hold a charity fundraising event in December 2019 while everyone was back in Ireland for the first time since they disbanded. Whilst in Ireland indefinitely during 2020, they went to the studio to record two singles, “Laundries” and “Asking for It”. On the back of the success of these self released singles they returned to write and record their debut EP, “Gender Studies” which was released on Constance’s record label TULLE.

In 2021 Mhaol started their first UK tour in Rough Trade in Bristol and ended it with a sold out show Shacklewell Arms in London. They followed that with a sold out show in Dublin.

M(h)aol

19 Jul 2022

+ special guests

The Grace

20-22 Highbury Cor
London
N5 1RD

7pm

£7

GRACE CUMMINGS

Grace Cummings is a folk/blues musician influenced by 20th century poets and luminaries, from Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan to Brett Whitely and Van Gogh. Her songwriting is intensely personal and reflects a strong connection to the Australian landscape.

In her short career, Grace has been invited to support Weyes Blood, Evan Dando, J Mascis and the Allah-Lahs in Melbourne. Her debut album, Refuge Cove, was released through Flightless Records, earning critical acclaim from Pitchfork and Allmusic, amongst others. In July 2020, Grace released the track Sweet Matilda as part of venerated indie label Mexican Summer’s Looking Glass single series, before landing a worldwide deal with indie powerhouse ATO Records (Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard). Her sophomore album, Storm Queen, will be released on ATO in 2021.

Grace Cummings and her Band

16 May 2022

+ special guests

Windmill Brixton

22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton Hill
London
SW2 5BZ

7pm

£11

BOY & BEAR

Staying power is the type of power few artists can manage to successfully retain.

For Sydney’s Boy & Bear however, theirs is a legacy that has continued to flourish thanks to a committed approach to their craft, and consecutive releases that have had the ability to strike a chord with audiences nationwide and beyond.

Forming in 2009, as Australian indie music was enjoying an early apex with fans and industry alike, Boy & Bear grew from a solo project for songwriter Dave Hosking, into a fully-fledged musical project that would see Hosking’s initial idea become home to Killian Gavin, Tim and Jon Hart, Jake Tarasenko and Dave Symes.

Early support via triple j and Triple J Unearthed propelled Boy & Bear into the national Australian music consciousness, leading the group to the release of their acclaimed, double-platinum selling debut album Moonfire in 2011. The record, featuring the smash hit ‘Feedling Line’, earned Boy & Bear five ARIA Awards and three placements in the triple j Hottest 100 of 2011.

Boy & Bear

15 Oct 2022

+ special guest Stu Larsson

Hackney Church

Lower Clapton Rd
London
E5 0PD

7.30pm

£20

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FLUME

For the past decade, Flume has been dominating the music world with his hypnotic and abstract compositions that awaken the senses. Born as Harley Edward Streten, the Australian producer has a fresh approach when it comes to building out an immersive soundscape that revolves around the pursuit of creative freedom. Stemming from a desire to do the opposite of what is typically optimized for the algorithm, Flume’s technique involves weaving layers that are bound with introspection and intrigue. As someone who doesn’t actively seek the spotlight for himself, he always makes his collaborators shine.

Flume’s talent knows no bounds as he further explores the vastness of his own man- made universe through complex arrangements and sentimental bangers. At this stage of growth in his career, he isn’t concerned about getting any bigger—Flume just wants to maintain the energy that he’s manifested.

Flume

12 Jul 2022

+ special guests

KOKO

1A Camden High St London
London
NW1 7JE

7.30pm

£27.50

PLUMM

Plumm is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, band leader and producer hailing from South London with proud Welsh heritage constructing mood driven soundscapes through her rich vocals.

Plumm is a genre-bending, stage strutting chameleon; dining with both light and shadow.

Her eccentric tendencies inspired by the late greats of David Bowie and Led Zeppelin, the grit and rawness of Janis Joplin and sporadic but measured phrasing and tone of Nina Simone. Plumm's coming at you with grit and soul. 


After playing at BBC Maida Vale Studios with Moses Boydfor BBC 1Xtra, championed by BBC Introducing London, and playing with Taylor McFerrin at Oslo in Hackney; Plumm recently performed and led 2 sold out shows at The Jazz Cafe interpreting Massive Attack’s 'Blue Lines'.

This year she features on the theme tune for new hit TV show 'Ragdoll' on Alibi with Moses Boyd.

Live, Plumm's shows have created a buzz within the ever growing London Jazz scene with her varying arrangements; a full force Rock, Soul, Jazz band, a one woman vocal pedal show and part of larger collectives such as Levitation Orchestra. Plumm is also SOAS alumni with a degree in Ethnomusicology and a specialism in North Indian Classical music. Plumm is a year 6 Future Bubbler under Gilles Peterson.

Recent radio plays from Huw Stephens (Radio1), Moses Boyd (1Xtra), Jamz Supernova (1Xtra), Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 6) Jess Iszatt (BBC Introducing), Emma Warren (Worldwide FM) and many more.

Plumm

28 May 2022

+ special guests

Peckham Audio

133 Rye Ln
London
SE15 4ST

7pm

£8

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TORO Y MOI

Toro y Moi’s seventh studio album, MAHAL, is the boldest and most fascinating journey yet from musical mastermind Chaz Bear. The record spans genre and sound—encompassing the shaggy psychedelic rock of the 1960s and ‘70s, and the airy sounds of 1990s mod-post-rock—taking listeners on an auditory expedition, as if they’re riding in the back of Bear’s Filipino jeepney that adorns the album’s cover. But MAHAL is also an unmistakably Toro y Moi experience, calling back to previous works while charting a new path forward in a way that only Bear can do.

MAHAL is the latest in an accomplished career for Bear, who’s undoubtedly one of the decade’s most influential musicians. Since the release of the electronic pop landmark Causers of This in 2009, subsequent records as Toro y Moi have repeatedly shifted the idea of what his sound can be. But there’s little in Bear’s catalog that will prepare you for the deep-groove excursions on MAHAL, his most eclectic record to date.

Toro Y Moi

12 Oct 2022

+ Sofie Royer

Hackney Church

Lower Clapton Rd
London
E5 0PD

7.30pm

£25

FATHER JOHN MISTY

“Stunningly melodic... Tillman’s voice sounds fantastic throughout... It feels like an artist who’s spent time wondering what the point was, making peace with what he does, even – or especially – if it involves escapism. Sinking into Chloë and the Next 20th Century’s lush, sepia-toned arrangements, escaping with him is a pleasure (“Album of the Week”).” ★★★★ The Guardian

“Tillman’s writerly skills would have shone in any era... He offers a moving reminder of the beauty of life’s impermanence...As Chloë and the Next 20th Century sees Father John Misty escaping into his own parallel Hollywood reality, it’s highly entertaining to slip in alongside him.” ★★★★ MOJO

“Chloë.. is maximum Misty from tip to twinkly toe... As woodwinds flutter and strings swoon, Tillman’s voice rises to the occasion: his rich, warm delivery pulls you into the songs, barbed asides and beautiful melancholy impeccably balanced... Tillman’s writing brims with story-song riches, countering 21st-century cynicism with old-school romanticism.”★★★★ - Record Collector

“Singles “Funny Girl,” “Q4” and “Goodbye, Mr. Blue” are sprawling and ornate, like novellas set to instrumentation that spans FJM’s many styles, widescreen baroque pop that folds in both Old Hollywood and Americana. After the painfully personal “God’s Favorite Customer, there’s a distinct comfort in Tillman’s return to spinning detailed fictions at scale—and, as ever, spotting the truths wrapped up in it all is just part of the fun (“10 Albums We’re Most Excited About For April).” - PASTE

Father John Misty

09 Mar 2023

+ special guests

O2 Academy Brixton

211 Stockwell Rd
London
SW9 9SL

7pm

£35

FEARS

Fears is London-based Irish artist, musician and producer Constance Keane. Combining reflective electronics, acoustic samples, and haunting vocals with organic visuals, Fears invites the listener on an ethereal journey, blurring the boundaries between music and visual art. Her minimalist approach centres on emotive subjects, which are all-at-once deeply personal yet remarkably universal.

Gaining a reputation for engaging and immersive live shows, highlights include performances at Other Voices, Body & Soul, Quarter Block Party, Ireland Music Week, and concerts alongside Girls Names, Epicycle and Carla dal Forno.

Fears / Lapsley / M-Press / Aga Ujma

07 May 2022

Chats Palace

42-44 Brooksby's Walk
London
E9 6DF

7pm

£12.50

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FLUME

For the past decade, Flume has been dominating the music world with his hypnotic and abstract compositions that awaken the senses. Born as Harley Edward Streten, the Australian producer has a fresh approach when it comes to building out an immersive soundscape that revolves around the pursuit of creative freedom. Stemming from a desire to do the opposite of what is typically optimized for the algorithm, Flume’s technique involves weaving layers that are bound with introspection and intrigue. As someone who doesn’t actively seek the spotlight for himself, he always makes his collaborators shine.

Flume’s talent knows no bounds as he further explores the vastness of his own man- made universe through complex arrangements and sentimental bangers. At this stage of growth in his career, he isn’t concerned about getting any bigger—Flume just wants to maintain the energy that he’s manifested.

Flume

11 Jul 2022

+ special guests

KOKO

1A Camden High St
London
NW1 7JE

7.30pm

£27.50

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MAGDALENA BAY

Few artists are at once artful and savvy enough to transcend the endless scroll, but over the past 18 months, LA-based indie-pop duo Magdalena Bay have used social platforms to dispatch their music, and what you might call their philosophy, in hypnotic, ephemeral bursts. A long trip through their feeds produces music videos in miniature, irreverent pontifications on the state of the music industry delivered via home video VHS aesthetics, and existential meditations on everything from International Women’s Day to the clone craze of the early aughts to the indefinite lifespan of plants. To Mica Tenenbaum and Matt Lewin, reality can be unmade, manipulated beyond all recognition; their project is as much musical as it is an experiment in pop persona and visual aesthetics.

Magdalena Bay / Tiberius b

10 Jun 2022

XOYO

32-37 Cowper St
London
EC2A 4AP

7pm

£14

CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD

After spending much of 2020 with her thoughts and instruments, Charlotte Cornfield knew it was time to take her new songs out of the house. Though the songs of Highs in the Minuses — her debut release on Polyvinyl and Double Double Whammy — are highly personal, Cornfield wanted their sonic quality to convey the communal, aleatoric energy of live performance. Channeling the spirit and working methods of Jason Molina, Neil Young, and Big Thief before her, she and the band allowed their psychic connection to convey the emotional interconnectedness that comes with stories of heartbreak, self-discovery, and new love.

Cornfield (guitar, piano, vocals), bassist Alexandra Levy (Ada Lea) and drummer Liam O’Neill (Suuns) convened in Montreal at the studio of Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Leonard Cohen) — and with contributions from guitarist Sam Gleason (Tim Baker) and Stars singer Amy Millan — they set Cornfield’s vivid mini-memoirs to an earthen folk-rock symphony. The Canadian singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist’s follow-up to her Polaris Music Prize-nominated debut (The Shape of Your Name, 2019) has a rhythmic, poetic clarity that may devastate the heart or tickle the ribs in a simple turn of phrase.

Charlotte Cornfield

17 Oct 2022

+ special guests

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd
London
N1 9JB

7.30pm

£10

SOCCER MOMMY

Sometimes, Forever, the immersive and compulsively replayable new Soccer Mommy full-length, cements Sophie Allison’s status as one of the most gifted songwriters making rock music right now. Packed with clever nods to synth-filled subgenres like new wave and goth, the album finds Sophie broadening the borders of her aesthetic without abandoning the unsparing lyricism and addictive melodies that make Soccer Mommy songs so easy to obsess over. Sometimes, Forever is the 24-year-old’s boldest and most aesthetically adventurous work, a mesmerizing collection that feels both informed by the past and explicitly of the moment. It’s a fresh peek into the mind of an artist who synthesizes everything — retro sounds, personal tumult, the relatable disorder of modern life — into original music that feels built to last a long time. Maybe even forever.

Sophie was only 20 when she put out Clean, her arresting studio debut, which became one of the most beloved coming-of-age albums of the 2010s. Its bigger-sounding followup, color theory, brought more acclaim and continued to win her fans far outside of the lo-fi bedroom pop scene she cut her teeth playing in. But with all the highs came inevitable lows. Navigating young adulthood is often spiritually draining, to say nothing of the artless administrative chaos associated with being a popular full-time musician. And yet she never stops writing, consistently transforming bouts of instability into emotionally generous music. The latest culmination of that process is Sometimes, Forever, which sees Sophie once again tapping into the turn-of-the-millenium sensibilities she’s known for. This time, though, she advances her self-made sonic world beyond the present and into the future with experimental-minded production, an expanded moodboard of vintage touchstones, and some of her most sophisticated songwriting to date.

Soccer Mommy

22 Sep 2022

+ Francis of Delirium

O2 Forum Kentish Town

9 - 17 Highgate Rd
London
NW5 1JY

7pm

£18

LET'S EAT GRANDMA

Let’s Eat Grandma released their second album, I’m All Ears, in 2018. It came out to a blaze of critical glory, thrilled fans who’d been with them since debut I, Gemini, and won them interested new listeners as they widened their musical scope. They won Album of the Year at the Q Awards along with many end of year list placements, toured relentlessly, played a life-changing set at Coachella and now return with Two Ribbons: a new album that tells the story of the last three years from both Jenny Hollingworth and Rosa Walton’s points of view. As a body of work, it is astonishing: a dazzling, heart-breaking, life-affirming and mortality-facing record that reveals their growing artistry and ability to parse intense feeling into the most potent lyrics.

As life experiences diverged for the first time between the song-writing partnership, perhaps intensified by their concentrated two-piece band set up, they were driven to write more individually lead songs that read almost as letters to the other.
Sure there are still the trademark “finish each other's sentences” moments on the album, but for the first time, the bulk of the record features a lead vocalist on each track – making space for each other to express their truth honestly and cathartically. The themes are infused with emotion and a desire to express the inexpressible – from losing a loved one and the reality of mourning, to a new understanding of, and explorations in, sexuality.

Let’s Eat Grandma

19 Oct 2022

+ Fake Laugh

KOKO

1A Camden High St
London
NW1 7JE

7.30pm

£17