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Preview: Pitchfork Paris 2018

by Max Pilley

As the leaves turn brown and the nights draw in, you could be forgiven for taking your mind off the subject of music festivals for…



Rival Consoles, Tim Hecker and Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood… This Week In Gigs


Rival Consoles @ EartH, Tuesday 2nd October Persona by Rival Consoles is one of the best electronic albums of 2018 and Ryan West is developing...

The Cornshed Sisters, Janelle Monáe, Neneh Cherry… This Week In Gigs


This week sees the return of Daylight Music, the hugely rewarding series of gigs that take place at Union Chapel on Saturday afternoons between 12:00-14:00....

St Vincent, Juanita Stein, Michael Price… This Week In Gigs


Summer festivals have now pretty much drawn to a close and it’s no coincidence that London sees its busiest week for gigs in a fair...

Kaleidoscope, Amadou & Mariam, Pram… This Week In Gigs


This week seems to be the one where the festival season starts to fully take its toll on London gigs. There might not be as...

Rokia Traoré, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, MGMT …This Week In Gigs


This week opens with a show by Malian artist Rokia Traoré at the Barbican. She’s built up a reputation as a captivating performer over the...

Somerset House Summer Series, The Cure, Oneohtrix Point Never… This Week In Gigs


This week sees another one of London’s key gig calendar events, namely Somerset House’s Summer Series, get underway. They always feel enjoyably unique events –...

Jack White, Gilberto Gil, Let’s Eat Grandma… This Week In Gigs


It’s a somewhat quieter week in London, as the capital’s venues seem to take some time out after a particularly heavy recent schedule. That’s not...

Bushstock, David Byrne, Hackney Arts Centre… This Week In Gigs


Festival season is now well and truly upon us and Saturday 23rd June sees Bushstock, now in its 8th year, return once again to Shepherd’s...

Meltdown Festival, Beyoncé & Jay-Z, HAIM… This Week In Gigs


Robert Smith‘s Meltdown Festival finally gets underway at the Southbank Centre this week. Big names to appear over the first few days include shows at...

Courtney Barnett, Laura Veirs, The The… This Week In Gigs


Two albums likely to feature in ‘best of’ lists later this year are those recently released by Courtney Barnett and Laura Veirs. Tell Me How...

The Breeders, The Goon Sax, Frankie Cosmos… This Week In Gigs


It’s a week the end of which is dominated by festivals. Field Day takes place at Brockwell Park on Friday and Saturday with The Mighty...

Preview: Festivals 2018 – London


In this second part of our 2018 festival season preview (read the first part focusing on England and Wales beyond London here), we focus on...

Susanne Sundfør, Phoebe Bridgers, Field Music… This Week In Gigs


There is, quite frankly, a ridiculous amount of gigs happening in London this week. The pick of Monday’s shows sees Norwegian singer Susanne Sundfør play...

Preview: Festivals 2018 – UK


There may be no Glastonbury this year, but there’s still a plethora of other music festivals taking place across the UK which will be creating...

Japanese Breakfast, Snail Mail, Ólafur Arnalds… This Week In Gigs


Japanese Breakfast is the name of the current project of Oregon-based musician Michelle Zauner. She released her second album, the aptly named Soft Sounds From...

Anna Burch, Jon Hopkins, Max Richter… This Week In Gigs


Anna Burch has spent the best part of the last decade as part of Frontier Ruckus and more recently with Failed Flowers, and released her...

Angel Olsen, Kamasi Washington, Yo La Tengo… This Week In Gigs


This week starts with a pair of shows by Angel Olsen at Union Chapel. Her reputation has really soared over recent years on the back...

Anna Meredith, Natalie Prass, A Hawk And A Hacksaw… This Week In Gigs


Since the release of debut album Varmints back in 2016 Anna Meredith has established herself as an in-demand artist who can cross musical genres and...

Preview: Record Store Day 2018


Start unfurling tote bags, ticking off lists and layering yourself up: Record Store Day, this year taking place on 21 April, is nearly upon us...

Dua Lipa, Shame, Joan As Police Woman… This Week In Gigs


With two BRIT awards under her arm, a collaboration with Calvin Harris in the bag and on an increasingly steep popularity trajectory, it seems only...