Monday sees Portland, Oregon’s new indie-rock darlings The Thermals play Dingwalls with support from Siberia’s SonicFlyer. Tickets are still available from See Tickets at £8.50 each plus booking fees. Tellison play their “disarming melodies and big-hearted guitars” at the Camden Barfly, with support coming from Encyclopedia, The Xcerts and Gavin Osborn, with tickets only £6 each.
Popular Canadian singer-songwriter Feist plays Scala on Tuesday night, though tickets are long gone unfortunately – Scarlet mist may come up well though. Swedish garage-rock supremos The Hives play a sold out 100 club. Finally, man of the moment Newton Faulkner plays Union Chapel in Islington for what is sure to be one of the events of the week. Tickets are surprisingly not sold out, and are £12 for each seat.
The Jazz Café plays host to former Sugababe Mutya Buena on Wednesday night, though tickets are sold out. Manchester post-grungers Nine Black Alps play Old Blue Last. Goodbooks play Buffalo Bar along with Lupen Crook and Sky Larkin for their second birthday party.
The O2 sees Scissor Sisters hijack it for three nights starting on Thursday, with support coming from Amadou & Mariam. Some tickets are available at £30 or £23 each, dependent on the quality of the view. Mercury nominee, and probably outsider to win, Maps plays Club Fandango, with support from One Night Only, though tickets are sold out now. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain plays Spitz, with fewer than 50 tickets available from We Got Tickets at £15 each. If a sweaty mess of screaming girls and squealing guitars is more your sort of thing, then Towers of London play the Electric Ballroom. Tickets are £12.50.
Indigo2 at the O2 plays host to Aimee Mann and Jenny Owen Youngs on Friday night, with some standing tickets available at £20 each plus fees. Finally, Basement Jaxx play a global Gathering warm up at Brixton Academy. Support comes from Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip and Duke Dumont, and whilst tickets are sold out there may be some available through places like Scarlet Mist.
Photo of Feist taken from Cathy Crack's flickr stream.