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 last month to widespread acclaim (not least from us) and on Wednesday they play a show at the Dome in Tufnell Park. It’s a fantastic album which shows how they balance ambition, ideas and accessibility.
The start of the week sees shows by two artists we’ve admired over the years. Soap&Skin (aka Austrian musician Anja Plaschg) returns to play a show at EartH on Monday in support of fine latest album From Gas To Solid/You Are My Friend. Can it really be a decade since she released debut Lovetune For Vacuum? Nearby at Oslo on the same night meanwhile Marissa Nadler plays from last year’s For My Crimes album. It very much continues in the style of predecessors Strangers and July and this will be an excellent venue to see her perform.
Lambchop released thirteenth album This (Is What I Wanted To Tell You) earlier this year and it saw them continue their more experimental direction established on its predecessor FLOTUS. They are always a fantastic band to watch (read our reviews of their shows at the Barbican in 2012 and 2015 for proof) and it’ll be interesting to see how they adapt the new album at EartH on Sunday.
Elsewhere, Panda Bear promotes latest album Buoys at the Electric Brixton (we caught him there back in 2015), Martha return in support of forthcoming album Love Keeps Kicking at the Garage on Tuesday and the highly regarded Fontaines D.C. appear at the same venue the following night.