Tom Du Croz from LondonGigGuide picks four of the best up-and-coming acts playing gigs in London this week.
Wednesday 10 December:
Cloud Boat, Barfly, Camden
As teenagers, north London-based producers Tom Clarke and Sam Ricketts played in metal bands and were also into post-rock. While attending separate universities, they got into electronic music, with Ricketts particularly taken by cutting-edge London club nights such as FWD>> and DMZ. In 2011 they started performing as Cloud Boat. Fast forward to 2014 and they've released their second album Model of You. Tickets are £10 available from The Barfly website. @cloud_boat, @TheBarflyHQ
Thursday 11 December:
Fierce County, Power Lunches, Kingsland Road
This band was a favourite of ours last summer, but then they disappeared. We feared they had broken up, but are now back gigging again. This five-piece play a stunning live set mixing slower ballads such as Ontario with more lively classics like Hearts and Minds. Tickets are £10 available from Eventbrite. @FierceCounty, @powerlunches
Friday 12 December:
Myles Sanko, The Blues Kitchen, Camden
The venue may be called The Blues Kitchen but this night will be all about Soul. Myles Sanko released his rather good debut EP record album, Born in Black & White, in 2013. Tickets are free until 9.30pm, £5 after available on the door. @mylessanko, @TheBluesKitchen
Sunday 14 December:
Lucy Cait, Amersham Arms, New Cross
Organised by the lovely people at Before The Gold Rush and Folk Room Records this gig has some of the best London folk acts, with 10 bands playing throughout the day. It will include sets from We Used To Make Things, Patch and The Giant and this lady — Lucy Cait. Tickets are £8 available from WeGotTickets. @lucy_cait, @TheAmershamArms
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