Gigs Of The Week
Following a sold-out show at KOKO earlier this year, Iceland’s Ásgeir returns to the capital for even bigger gig, at The Roundhouse. A mega star in his homeland, he was initially known as a folksy singer-songwriter. His second record, Afterglow, showed an edgier side – more complex, with layers of electronica, it showcased a more interesting and confident musician. See him on Monday 16 October.
The ever wonderful Annie Clark – aka St Vincent – returns to the capital this week, for a show at Brixton Academy. In the 10 years since her debut, Marry Me, was released she’s steadily carved out a distinctive sound that really came into itself with her 2012 collaboration with David Byrne, Love This Giant. Since then she’s ploughed on, with her trademark angular electro sound merging into magnificent pop songs – and her new record, Masseducation is something quite special. Her live shows are something to behold, so expect a great night on Tuesday 17 October.
Excitingly, The Breeders have been writing and recording a new record, so expect plenty of highly anticipated new material when they play at the Electric Ballroom on Wednesday 18 October. It’ll be the first new material since 2009’s Fate To Fatal EP and if their new single – see below – released earlier this month is anything to go by, it’ll have been worth the wait. Support comes from the brilliant PINS.
Announcement Of The Week
The Streets have announced a second London date for the spring tour next year. The greatest hits tour – The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light – will take over Brixton Academy for three nights, on 25-27 April 2018.