It’s a weird thing to say when it’s so warm out, but we’re kind of looking forward to the winter. Why? Because of all the juicy gig announcements that keep coming our way. Check our weekly just announced page for this week’s big list, and set your alarm for an early start tomorrow to grab tickets for this lot…
It’s been a long time since Metronomy was just Joe Mount’s bedroom pop project in sleepy Totnes, Devon. Four albums and a headline slot at the Royal Albert Hall later, and with a shiny, rounded live line-up – with drummer Anna Prior laying down the beats at the back – Metronomy perform songs from their latest album ‘Love Letters’ at a big gig in London. These peerless wonky-pop exponents should delve headlong into their excellent back catalogue too.
Do you know where your head’s at? If so, south London’s finest are back to help you lose it all over again, dropping classic ’90s and noughties bangers alongside fresh stuff from their long-awaited new album ‘Junto’.
Back for their first London show since 2011, white-knuckle electro-punk duo DFA 1979 finally have some new material to follow up their storming 2004 debut ‘You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine’. They sold out two nights at The Forum last time around, so tickets for this sweatbox show down the road in Camden should go in a flash.
Wild-bearded, mad-haired alt country kingpin Will Oldham returns as BPB, performing his dark songs of blinding beauty, brutal honesty, occasional bleakness and frequent, brilliant flashes of dark wit. He’s playing two nights in a church in Hackney, which will sell out fast.
This Bristolian songwriter cradles his acoustic guitar like a lifeline while he sings his plaintive laments. He also has some great chunky knitwear and top cheekbones. All in all, it’s safe to say that (having already cropped up on many a ‘ones to watch in 2014’ list) the kid’ll go far.