Our pick of gigs on sale this Friday includes a bit of Britpop, some powerful Scandinavian rock and an eerie Canadian sound. Tickets to all these should be available from 9am on Friday.
Swedish coordinated dressers The Hives have been quiet for years, but after a show at The Borderline earlier this year the garage rockers will return for a bigger headline date at The Roundhouse. See them on 14 December. Tickets £18.50 + bf.
Claire Boucher – or Grimes, as you might better know her – is a hotly-tipped prospect from Canada with a beautifully eerie sound that’s impossible to pigeonhole. Her first autumn date sold out, so she’s added a second at Heaven on 6 September. Tickets £11 + bf.
LA folk-rockers Dawes released their second album last year to some critical acclaim. Their vintage west coast sound draws on influences like Neil Young and The Eagles, and they’ll play Scala on 11 July. Tickets £14.00 + bf.
It’s been five years since Shed Seven got back together and as it turned out their revival wasn’t a one-off. There’s nothing in the way of new material, but if you fancy a nostalgic trip back to about 1996 then you can see them at O2 Academy Islington on 17 August. Tickets £17.50 + bf.