Brighter Later launches its new series of gigs for charity on Thursday at Highgate’s Boogaloo; yes that one where Kate Moss and Pete Doherty used to hang out. That aside, it’s a smashing boozer replete with 1960s photo booth for when you get drunk and need to have terrible photos and one of the best juke boxes in London. Not that you’ll be needing that as taking to the stage are four up and coming acts who are all giving their time and talent for free, in aid of Cancer Research UK.
The line up features Bethia Beadman, fresh from backing Courtney Love and a solo set from The Train Chronicles – Lightspeed Champion’s bass-player showcasing his alt folk songwriting. One of the silliest band names we’ve heard in a while comes in with Whales In Cubicles but reserve judgement for their “majestic indiepop” and, finally, Semaphore promise an “unmistakable deep, dark and gravel-lined baritone”. Throw in a shamanic poet compere and DJ till late and you’ve got a groovy night in aid of a great cause to go to.