Previews

Big Thief, Aldous Harding, Saint Etienne… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

Two of the most positively received albums released over recent weeks have been UFOF by Big Thief and Designer by Aldous Harding and both play…



Preview: London Festivals 2019


Another excellent selection of festivals takes place in London this year, featuring both established names and promising newcomers. As it’s that time of year when...

These New Puritans, Soap&Skin, Marissa Nadler… This Week In Gigs


These New Puritans are a classic example of a band that gets better with each album they release. Fourth album Inside The Rose was released...

Beirut, Robyn, Sleeper… This Week In Gigs


This week’s gigs in London seem to strike a perfect balance between those by new, exciting, buzz-generating artists and those featuring experienced, much-loved outfits that,...

Midori Takada & Lafawndah, Steve Gunn, Hannah Peel… This Week In Gigs


The back end of this week is loaded with gigs we’d like to be at. The Barbican have had an excellent few years on the...

Africa Express, Doves, Sauna Youth… This Week In Gigs


This week sees Damon Albarn’s Africa Express project reach London with a show on Friday at Wanstead Flats. The show is part of Waltham Forest’s...

Vampire Weekend, Charlotte Adigéry & Sarah Davachi…This Week In Gigs


It feels like London has been in need of a shot of sunshine and warmth for a while now and the return of Vampire Weekend...

Blick Bassy, You Tell Me & Ibibio Sound Machine… This Week In Gigs


1958 by French-Cameroonian artist Blick Bassy could well be the album released so far this year with the most interesting story behind it. It focuses...

Oneohtrix Point Never, Kristin Hersh, Gemma Ray… This Week In Gigs


Daniel Lopatin has built up a reputation as one of the most progressive and experimental artists working in the field of electronic music as Oneohtrix...

Late Junction Festival, The Twilight Sad, Snapped Ankles… This Week In Gigs


Late Junction is Radio 3’s flagship music programme for all things experimental, left of centre and below the radar. Now entering its twentieth year it...

Nitin Sawhney, Kathryn Joseph, Kel Assouf… This Week In Gigs


Spring has finally arrived in London with lighter evenings and warmer temperatures and the gig scene continues to warm up nicely also. It’s been impossible...

Yo La Tengo, Poppy Ackroyd, Neneh Cherry… This Week In Gigs


This week sees Yo La Tengo return to London to play two shows at EartH. The first is on Sunday 17th and will no doubt...

The Residents, Beak>, Anna Calvi… This Week In Gigs


This week sees a rare appearance in London by seminal American avant-gardists The Residents. Now into their 45th year the mysterious quartet will be performing...

Low, Field Music, Shirley Collins… This Week In Gigs


After a relatively quiet start it feels like this week is the moment that London gigs get fully back on track in 2019. Our album...

Preview: Pitchfork Paris 2018


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 –...