Back to work? Big pile of recycling? Slight twinge of gout? Yep it’s the New Year and there’s nothing to look forward to until Easter, whenever that is. Luckily for us though London’s gig scene is waking up with The Winter Sprinter, three nights of indiepop excellence from ace record label Fortuna Pop.
This traditionally barren week for live music will be surged with sunshine pop from tonight by nightly headliners, Singing Adams (the chap from Broken Family Band’s new group), Allo Darlin’ and The Wave Pictures with a support line-up which includes Rotifer who are signed to Edwyn Collins’ new record label, AED.
The Winter Sprinter was formerly hosted by The Track and Field Organisation, but since they disbanded Fortuna Pop kindly borrowed the idea. Previous years’ line-ups have included Veronica Falls and Darren Hayman, so you can tell the calibre and general aceness of the groups they put on.
Tickets are available for individual nights, except Allo Darlin’, or a three day pass for £20.
- Wednesday 4 January Singing Adams + Laura J Martin + The Werewandas
- Thursday 5 January Allo Darlin’ + Moustache Of Insanity + Knickers
- Friday 6 January The Wave Pictures + Evans The Death + Rotifer
The Winter Sprinter, 4-6 January, The Lexington 96-98 Pentonville Road, N1 9JB. 8pm. Tickets £8.50 per night, £20 three day pass through We Got Tickets.