Gigs Of The Week
Kiran Leonard is set to play at the lovely St Pancras Old Church on Wednesday 20 September. The shows comes hot on the heels of the release of his new album, Derevaun Seraun, which came out on Moshi Moshi on 15 September. Leonard explains: “Derevaun Seraun is a piece I wrote a couple years back in five movements for voice, piano and string trio. Each movement is written about a different piece of literature, exploring the value I see in each work and impression is has made on me…” He’ll be playing two shows – one at 7pm and another 9pm.
The peerless LCD Soundsystem play at Alexandra Palace on Friday 22 September. It’s James Murphy and co’s first shows on our shores since 2011. Reports from their earlier Manchester show have been glowing, so expect a huge show.
The first Nasty Women UK takes place this week. A weekend of talks, comedy, spoken word and live music at Stour Space, in Hackney Wick, it aims to support charity End Violence Against Women. Expect sculpture, street art, workshops, an immersive art installation and music from the likes of Miranda Joy, Helen McCookerybook, Lanre and BBZ. Check it out from Friday 22-Sunday 24 September.
Announcement Of The Week
The The have announced their first live shows in 16 years. Next June they’ll play at the Royal Albert Hall and Brixton Academy – tickets for the former sold out in just SEVEN MINUTES, so are bound to be like gold dust – keep an eye out for further announcements. The shows coincide with the release of Radio Cineola: Triology, a three disc box, set to hit shelves on 20 October. It includes a selection of songs interpreted by singer from around the world. If that’s not fulfilled your The The longings, documentary The Inertia Variations will premiere at the ICA on 20 October, with a Q&A with Matt Johnson and documentary maker Johanna St Michaels.