The Best Gigs To See In London: 18-23 March 2014

Tom Du Croz from LondonGigGuide selects his recommended small and medium-sized gigs around town this week.

Tuesday 18 March

Chris Pureka, The Windmill, Brixton

Shameless Favourite of the week! Chris is from Portland, Oregon and released her third album in February called ‘How I Learned To See In the Dark’. Event Details

Aria, The Finsbury, Manor House

Aria is in the process of putting together her first album, part of which was recorded on a boat called Lightship 95! This track is available as a free download from her websiteEvent Details

Wednesday 19 March

The Night VI, Birthdays, Dalston

This event is to launch their latest single ‘Sienna’, which is being released on indie label ‘Duly Noted’. They are so cool they were hanging out with Haim at the Brits. Event Details 

Savage Nomads, The Garage, Highbury

This track is the band’s latest single and I think it is their finest yet. Its due for general release on 6 April but this event is the pre-launch party. Event Details

Thursday 20 March

Henry Priestman, Green Note, Camden

Priestman was in the successful 80′s band ‘The Christians’. In 2012 he reportedly became the oldest artist ever to be offered his first solo record deal on a major label. Event Details

Friday 21 March

Shiva and the Hazards, The Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, Hoxton

They formed initially as a two piece, then moved from Melbourne to London and grew to a five piece. This is their newly released debut single. Event Details

Saturday 22 March

Alex Mendham & His Orchestra, The Union Chapel, Highbury & Islington

These guys are the resident dance orchestra for the Savoy Hotel. The gig starts at midday and is free so you can dance your Saturday afternoon away. Event Details

Gypsy Hill, Passing Clouds, Dalston

This gig is an all-night party to celebrate the start of spring. It is massive events like this that Passing Clouds are really known for. The venue is being transformed into a forest, and guests are invited to dress up as woodland creatures for the night! Event Details

Edit/Select & Island Cassettes, The Monarch, Camden

This weeks Double Bill. This is an afternoon gig with music starting at 4pm. There are five acts playing and it’s a bit of a competition with the winners being offered a slot playing at the Blissfields Festival. Event Details

Sunday 23 March

We Used To Make Things & House of Hats, The Lexington, King’s Cross

For the first time ever…LondonGigGuide are putting on our own gig…

We Used To Make Things, an eight-piece band with three-part harmonies, fiery brass, big melodic pop-hooks and a thumping rhythm section. House of Hats make four-piece folk, sung from the heart, played with passion and tenderness. Stunning harmonies with lyrics to pull at your soul. To celebrate LondonGigGuide’s first birthday, we’ve brought together two of our favourite bands and one the best London venues. Event Details

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