Another Friday approaching means another fine selection of upcoming, genre-straddling gigs for you to peruse. So, set your alarms nice and early for tomorrow morning and make sure you don’t miss out on grabbing tickets when they go on sale. Check out our ‘Just announced‘ list for more great shows.
Dan Snaith’s psychedelic pop/alt rock/electronica project Caribou has finally allowed him to receive the massive props he deserves. We all obsessed over the beautiful, tripped-out grooves of 2010’s ‘Swim’, before Snaith went on to produce an equally great techno album as Daphni. Along the way he’s proved his stamina as a DJ with various bliss-inducing club sets, and heroically raged against ‘the EDM barf explosion’. Now Snaith’s finally back with another lush, new Caribou record, ‘Our Love’, and we’re stoked for this London launch show, complete with a support set of brilliantly woozy R&B by rising star (and fellow Canadian) Jessy Lanza. Don’t miss it.
MC Eliot Gleave – aka Example – goes from strength to staggeringly popular strength off the back of his Top Ten-cracking fourth album, ‘Live Life Living’. His live show is a palatable and not too surprising mix of rueful, urban rhymes and singalong, bass-heavy anthems with a big pop kick.
The headline-grabbing pop provocateuse returns to drop tracks off ‘Sheezus’ (wince), her first record in half a decade. After starting her career with breezy ska-pop and then moving on to more electronic territory on her last record, this time Allen apparently recorded by ‘throwing shit in the wall and seeing if anything sticks’. The results are appropriately hit-and-miss, but our Lil has form as a festival-storming live act so this big Brixton show should be quite the occasion.
Back in 2013, just before Daft Punk went pop with ‘Get Lucky’, a less well-known producer with a similarly dancey past hit the jackpot with ‘Need U (100%)’ – a soulful house banger that brought much-needed credibility to the top of the charts. It marked a major shift for Adam Dyment – aka the Duke – who followed it up earlier this year with a second consecutive Number One, ‘I Got U’. Next step: a bells-and-whistles live show. Bangin’.
Joan Wasser boasts an impressive CV. The Boston-reared singer and classically trained violinist has toured regularly with both Rufus and Martha Wainwright’s bands, played with artists as diverse as The Bad Seeds, Antony And The Johnsons and Sheryl Crow, and was a long-term squeeze of Jeff Buckley’s. Tonight she performs tracks from her latest album ‘The Classic’, another splendid platform for her warm and sensuous, deeply soulful voice, which recalls Joni Mitchell and KD Lang.
Check out the rest of this week’s big live music announcements here.