Brighter Later has been featured on Londonist before — a series of occasional gigs raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust — but with much changing with the event, we figured it was time to mention them again.
The first major change is a switch from the Boogaloo across North London to Highbury and Islington's Buffalo Bar, and the second is a move from a Sunday afternoon to a Friday night.
Two thousand and twelve has already started pretty brightly for the organisers, as they woke up one cold January morning to find previous event headliner Michael Kiwanuka had topped the BBC's influential Sound of 2012 poll. With a talent spotting pedigree established it seems worth keeping an eye on both Louis Brennan and Anothers Blood, who play on the 27 January. Louis is himself no stranger to Brighter Later having rendered the room silent on his last outing, but somewhat like the night, has undergone his own transformation to incorporate synths and a new band.
Brighter Later is on the 27th of January. Tickets are £5, with more details on Facebook. Doors open at 8pm and continue until late with Drowned In Sound and Thomas Bloody Hannan Djing into the early hours.
By John Wilkes
See also: London Music Ones To Watch in 2012