As reported last week, Monday should see you going crazy to hear that one good song (are there others) by Those Dancing Days. We caught them at Water Rats on Saturday and are pleased to report they combine cuteness and moodiness with alarming grace. The much loved The Donnas playing ULU tomorrow night (£13.50, here.
Devandra Banhart plays The Forum on Tuesday, while former Pipettes drummer, Joe Lean and The Jing Jang Jong will be singing about everyone’s favourite Capital DJ committing arson down at ULU alongside Norwegian songbird Ida Maria. Hong Kong born North LondonerEmmy The Great will be spinning her delicate songs at KCLSU (£8.50, here) while White Heat hosts her friends Noah and The Whale.
Wednesday sees Mercury nominees Basquiat Strings play at The Luminaire in Kilburn, while incredibly hyped New Yorkers Vampire Weekend support the dreary Shins at Hammersmith Apollo. St Vincent opens for The National at Shepherds Bush Empire for the first of two nights. But our gig of the week is Manchester band The Ting Tings at Electrowerkz in Angel. They’ve just been signed by Sony and we reckon they’re a lot of fun.
Klaxons play a special XFM gig at The Scala on Thursday night supported by 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster. Air Traffic head up a great line up of former Testicicle Lightspeed Champion and Friendly Fires at The Luminaire. But we’ll be with the mighty Foals jumping up and down in the very sweaty Barfly.
End your week on Friday with a trip to Camden where the streets are filled with the might of 65 Days of Static are at the Leccy Ballroom and Brooklyn kids Matt and Kim at Barfly. Alternatively Dizzee Rascal will be packing the Astoria, and The Rakes curate a night of indie and dance at SE One.
We always recommend ethical gig trading site Scarlet Mist as your first port of call for tickets particularly when they’re sold out, so check them out and beat the touts. Failing that Gumtree is always a friend.