This week, Londonist have been catching up with a tonne of new bands we think you need to know about. On Monday we introduced Leon Jean Marie whose debut, Mark Ronson produced, album also came out on Monday. On Wednesday we reported on Pete Doherty's latest exploits that see him inside for the next two months. We also introduced the gorgeous Cherry Suico, and interviewed Malcolm Middleton
Looking ahead to this week, Bjork plays the first of two sold out shows this week at Hammersmith Apollo on Monday night. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip bring their electro/hip-hop beats with performance poetry to Koko. Tickets are £12.50 each.
Tuesday sees Elbow play a sold out Brixton Academy, Seattle underage indie-poppers Smoosh play the Borderline - tickets are £7 each. Winners of the MobileAct competition on T4, Envy and Other Sins play their biggest show to date at Bush Hall - tickets are £7.50 each.
Angels and Airwaves play the first of two consecutive nights at the Astoria on Wednesday - tickets are £18.50 each. Alternatively, if you like things a bit sweatier, The Parlotones (who we caught last year)play the 100 club - tickets are £8 each.
Thursday is the battle of the cult artists, as Bjork and Portishead go head to head, Bjork at Hammersmith Apollo and Portishead at Brixton Academy. Understandably, both are sold out.
The highlight of Friday / Saturday is undoubtably the Camden Crawl, which sees just about every respectable (and some not-so respectable) bands clamour for attention. Catch our preview over here. Alternatively, Simple Plan play the Astoria (tickets are £16), and Goldfrapp play the Royal Festival hall to open Ether '08 - tickets are available here.
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.