As festival season moves towards its conclusion, gigs later this year and early next are being announced thick and fast. Here’s our pick of what’s on sale this week. Tickets should be available from 9am Friday.
Following a two-year hiatus – during which front man Kele pursued a solo career – Bloc Party have returned. Their fourth album is out next week (get a preview here). Time apart clearly hasn’t dented their ambitions, as they’ve booked a huge gig at Earls Court on 22 February next year. Tickets £29.50 + bf.
Manchester electro-rockers Delphic released a belter of a debut back in 2010. Confident, ambitious and highly danceable, it still sounds fresh today. They head for Village Underground on 1 November. Tickets £15 + bf.
Apparently Daniel Radcliffe is a big fan of Slow Club, and after a twee first album the folk-rock duo moved a little closer to the rock end of the spectrum for their second record. They’ll hit Koko in Camden on 17 December. Tickets £14 + bf.
Also at Koko – this time on 13 November – are Noisettes. You’ll know the band from their irritatingly-catchy 2009 hit Don’t Upset the Rhythm (Go Baby Go), but their earlier stuff is arguably more listenable. See them play new material for £16 + bf.
Looking for something a little heavier? When the charismatic former front man of Gallows, Frank Carter, departed in 2011, he left big shoes to fill. The rest of the band has soldiered on, appointing a replacement and getting back in the studio. You can find out how it’s turned out on 20 October at The Underworld Camden. Tickets £15 + bf.