Tom Du Croz from LondonGigGuide selects his recommended gigs around town this week.
Monday 3 February 2014
Gabby Colledge, Underbelly, Hoxton Square
FREE GIG. A voice like this will stop you in your tracks. Gabby is currently studying at the Chelsea College of Art and performs in her spare time. Event Details
Breton, Rough Trade East, Spitalfields
This gig is to celebrate the band’s second album ‘War Room Stories’. Free entry is included when you buy the album, which was recorded in a former communist party building in Berlin. Event Details
Tuesday 4 February
Caged Animals, Sebright Arms, Bethnal Green
This week’s ‘Shameless Favourite’. Caged Animals is the bedroom project of songwriter Vincent Cacchione, a New Jersey-born Italian living in Brooklyn. Event Details
Brokenwitt Rebels, Old Blue Last, Shoreditch
FREE GIG. These guys have recently been touring the country supporting ‘The View’ but tonight they headline. The ‘Savage Nomads’ who we recommended last week are also playing. Event Details
House of Hats, Ronnie Scott’s, Soho
Not ones to rush things, House of Hats formed in 2012 but are only just releasing their debut album, due out in March. They are a very talented bunch and I can’t wait to hear the new material. Event Details
Wednesday 5 February
We are Scientists, Barfly, Camden
FREE GIG! If you look past the DIY horror music video, this single is a return to form for ‘We Are Scientists’. The album ‘TV en Français’, featuring this track is out on 3 March. It’s a free gig but you still need to book. Event Details
Crash Island, Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch
Crash Island’s new EP ‘Strange Shores’ is out now. They play as part of a monthly night at the Queen of Hoxton called ‘Best Kept’, which showcases the best emerging indie acts. Event Details
Thursday 6 February
Fletcher, Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
‘Fletcher’ is Ben Fletcher. He’s played in loads of bands over the years but this is his first foray as a solo artist. He’s originally from Sydney but has been living in London for the past three years. This track is from his 2012 EP ‘Upon Ayr’. Event Details
Ringlefinch, The Finsbury, Green Lanes
This track is only a demo but it is enough to hint at what this band are capable of. They are a six piece, nicely blending indie and folk. Event Details
Friday 7 February
The Wild Things, Water Rats, Kings Cross
These guys are fast becoming a personal favourite. Band members Syd, Cam and Rob are stunning live. Event Details
Saturday 8 February
The Spitfires & Echo Raptors, Boston Arms, Tufnell Park
This week’s Double Bill.
The Spitfires — a Watford based three-piece. The band released this single back in June.
Echo Raptors — a four-piece from Belfast, this is the first track from their most recent EP ‘She’s So Free’. They have a great 90’s sound to their music.
After the bands play, Martin Blunt from The Charlatans is doing a DJ set. Event Details
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