If you’ve never been to Daylight Music – the wonderfully eccentric Saturday afternoon music session held at the stunning Union Chapel – make this the week you rectify that. For a suggested donation of £3.50, you can enjoy a cup of tea and a slab of homemade cake in one of the capital’s most beautiful spaces while enjoying some equally lovely live music.
This week they’ve lined up Darren Hayman, who’s using the occasion to launch his new album, Chants For Socialists – a collection of songs based on William Morris’s writing and recorded at three of his homes. We can’t imagine a better venue to hear it.
Announcement Of The Week
The first acts have been announced for Convergence 2015. Returning for its second year, the programme focuses on visual and musical artists who “deploy technology in diverse and innovative ways” and the line-up already boasts the likes of Pantha du Prince, Gary Numan, Tricky, Matthew Herbert, Portico, Kiasmos and Darkstar. Shows are scattered across London at venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Village Underground and St John at Hackney Church from 12-21 March.
Monday 19 January
Mini Mansions – Lexington
Tuesday 20 January
BC Camplight – Rough Trade East
The Vaccines – Village Underground
Wednesday 21 January
Alex Burey – St Pancras Old Church
Duke Garwood – Slaughtered Lamb
Thursday 22 January
Desperate Journalist – Lexington
Orlando Julius and The Heliocentrics – 229
Friday 23 January
Lawrence English – Café Oto
Saturday 24 January
Darren Hayman – Union Chapel
Alt-J – O2 Arena
Sunday 25 January