This week’s gig announcements make up in eclecticism what they lack in big names. Tickets to these gigs should be available from 9am on Friday.
Foreign Beggars are a London grime act who claim to be genre-defying, eclectic and energetic. Oh, and one of the group’s members has taken the moniker Orifice Vulgatron. Don’t pretend you’re not intrigued. Catch them at Heaven on 17 October. Tickets £15 + bf.
So far, Beth Orton’s career has certainly been varied. And after a bit of a gap, this folky singer-songwriter has been hard at work on a new album. You can see her at Islington’s beautiful Union Chapel on 5 December. Tickets £22.50 + bf.
Swedish grindcore fan? You’d better get down to Camden’s Underworld on 25 September, because Nasum are reforming for a one-off tour celebrating the group’s 20th anniversary. Keijo Niinimaa will take the place of former frontman Mieszko Talarczyk, who tragically died in the 2004 tsunami. Tickets £13.50 + bf.
Spanish singer-songwriter Juan Zelada was playlisted on Radio 2 last year, and now he’s touring his London-inspired album. See him at Scala on 29 November. Tickets £12.50 + bf – apparently you can get your money back if he’s not up to scratch.
Tennessee indie-rockers The Features achieved a modicum of prominence when they signed to the Kings of Leon’s record label in 2010. But they’re no flash in the pan – they’ve been making music together since 1994. See them at Bush Hall on 12 September. Tickets £10 + bf.