This week sees Yuck return to the live stage ahead of the release of their long-awaited second album, Glow And Behold, on 30 September. They’ll also be introducing new guitarist, Ed Hayes, a former barman at East London’s Macbeth – the venue for their three-night residency, on 17-19 September.
Fortuna POP! signings Joanna Gruesome bring their chaotic noise pop to the Shacklewell Arms on Monday, where they’ll be launching their debut album, Weird Sister.
American lo-fi rockers Giant Drag’s farewell tour pulls into the Borderline on Tuesday, where they’ll be playing tracks from their final album, Waking Up Is Hard To Do. On the same night the Electric Ballroom hosts the homecoming of Fuck Buttons, playing tracks from recently released third album Slow Focus.
Monday 16 September
Younghusband – Rough Trade East
Joanna Gruesome – Shacklewell Arms
Tuesday 17 September
Giant Drag – Borderline
Fuck Buttons – Electric Ballroom
Au Revoir Simone – XOYO
Sky Larkin – Lexington
Yuck – Macbeth
Wednesday 18 September
Junip – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Soundgarden – Brixton Academy
The Lost Cavalry – St Pancras Old Church
The Duckworth Lewis Method – Rough Trade East
Thee Faction – Backyard Bar
Thursday 19 September
Tim Hecker – St John at Hackney Church
Friday 20 September
The 1975 – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Otomo Yoshihide – Café OTO
VV Brown – Rough Trade East
The Computers – KOKO
Basia Bulat – Rough Trade West
Saturday 21 September
Jon Hopkins – KOKO
Sunday 22 September
CSS – Heaven
Ellie Goulding – Roundhouse
Devon Sproule has joined forces with Mike O’Neill of Canadian indie band Inbreds for a new album, Colours, released next week. They’ll be unleashing it ith a hefty UK tour, which takes in Hoxton Bar and Kitchen on 10 October.
Wave Pictures have unveiled the brilliant video for their new single, Lisbon, set for release on 21 October via Moshi Moshi. They’ll be heading out on a country-wide tour, which closes with a show at the Jazz Café on 13 November.
After making their mark at the summer festivals – including Glastonbury and Primavera Sound here and at Norway’s Pstereo amongst their appearances – Goat have locked themselves away to record their new album. They’ll be breaking out to play at KOKO on 2 December.