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London Gigs: 20-26 April 2015



Godspeed You! Black EmperorGig Of The Week

Never ones to shy away from making themselves heard, Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s new album is a 40 minute noisy, raucous plea for action. Angry, disjointed guitars and booming drums pepper ambient washes of sound. It’s as hard hitting and unsettling as ever – and worth a 4.5 star review from us – so we’re looking forward to seeing it brought to life Monday.

Announcement Of The Week

The lovely folk at Daylight Music have announced their spring season, which is set to start next month. Since its first outing nearly six years ago, it’s become a institution; a series of free gigs (although a suggestion £3.50 donation is welcome) from 12-2pm on Saturdays at the beautifully imposing Union Chapel. The next session, on 23 May, features classically trained pianist and violinist Poppy Ackroyd, who weaves mind boggling sounds using just those two instruments; Welsh Music Prize nominees Winter Villains and Rocket Girl signing Jon DeRossa. Read the full season’s listings here.

Monday 20 April

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Laura Marling – Queen Elizabeth Hall
The Twilight Sad – Scala

Tuesday 21 April

Drenge – Election Ballroom
Matthew E White – Village Underground

Wednesday 22 April

Of Montreal – Islington Assembly Hall
Will Butler – Scala
Gazelle Twin – Electrowerkz
Chris T-T & The Hoodrats – 100 Club

Thursday 23 April

Stornoway – Islington Assembly Hall
Other Lives – Oslo
Darren Hayman – St Pancras Old Church

Friday 24 April

Jon Hopkins + East India Youth – Brixton Academy
The Fall – Electric Brixton
Screaming Females – Lexington

Saturday 25 April

Kate Rusby – Cecil Sharp House
Gnarwolves – Dome
Anti-Pasti – New Cross Inn

Sunday 26 April

Wilko Johnson – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
MJ Hibbett – Lexington


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