Another exciting week of music in the capital coming up, with us here to give you the best guide through what’s hot and what’s not in the indie / pop scenes this week.
Later on Monday evening The Holloways play The Electric Ballroom in Camden. Tickets are sold out, though there may be a few last minute ticket swaps available on the likes of Scarlet Mist.
Everyone’s favourite Amy Winehouse graces Shepherds Bush Empire on Monday and Tuesday evenings. As you’d expect, tickets are well and truly sold out.
Tuesday sees everyone’s tastes being catered for across the capital, with Glaswegians Travis playing Hammersmith Apollo. Tickets are still available for £24.50 from the usual outlets. The Cribs are playing The Astoria in support of their ingeniously named new album “Mens Needs, Womens Needs, Whatever”, though tickets are sold out. If you like your American Indie Pop in the vein of Modest Mouse, check out Of Montreal at Cargo. Tickets again are sold out, though there could be a last minute release if you pay attention…
Tuesday night’s eclectic music choices continue with some new bands on the Topman NME new music tour at Koko, with The Rumble Strips (hotly tipped for big things), idie electro Londoners Pull Tiger Tail and Blood Red Shoes. Tickets are still available at £9.50 each.
The Manic Street Preachers also embark on a three night, three venue stand on Tuesday as well, playing The Forum on Tuesday, The Astoria on Wednesday, and Shepherds Bush Empire on Thursday. As you’d expect, all dates are sold out, though you may have a bit of luck with the likes of Scarlet Mist.
Critically acclaimed dreadlocked singer songwriter Newton Faulkner brings his unique sound to the Metro Club on Thursday night. Tickets are still available for £10 each from the usual places.
Brum based The Twang play The Astoria on Thursday as well, which has been sold out for a while, though you may have a few last minute tickets from the usual outlets.
Friday night sees the return of XFM’s “First friday” to the Islington Academy. Tickets are £5 before 11pm, of £7 after 11pm, with NUS cards £5 all night. Alternatively you can book online from the usual outlets.
Simian Mobile Disco bring their unique brand of remix and dance tunes to play Fabric on Friday