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WELCOME Whoa, I'm not sure if it's because we've been busy making magazines all year, or whether it just seems to happen every. single. year. but 2013 has really flown by. We've been rooting through our records and playlists to find some of our favourite tracks of the last year, and it seems we've been super-lucky to have had many of our most-loved gracing the cover of our little magazine. If you've missed them, get on over to the site and give our playlist a listen. It looks like 2014 is already lining up to be a stellar year; we've picked some of the acts that we're most looking forward to hearing more from, but in my head the list is pretty much infinite. So get your party hats ready, grab some tickets to one of London's many ridiculous New Year’s parties, and put the champagne on ice. We'll see you beauties again in February.

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THE LONDON IN STEREO TRACKS OF THE YEAR WOLF ALICE

JAMES HOLDEN

What’s your single of the year? The one you’ve listened to most? The one that instantly transports you to times and places you’ve heard it? The one that makes you want to hug and sing and dance with all your favourite people? The one, with those bits where everything whirls round, swirling out of control with gleeful effervescence that make you swirl and whirl round with it? The one that still makes your spine tingle every single time you hear it? Well... ‘Bros’ does what every great pop song should do; it makes the world a better place for four minutes.

“Some of the squares were really offended by ‘Gone Feral’” Holden told us in June. Always good to know we ain’t square. That spiralling, disorientating start. That gradual, dizzying build. Halfway through, when it gets super-crazed; escalating higher and higher - ever more deranged but never losing it. ‘Gone Feral’ freezes time, obscures everything that isn’t ‘Gone Feral’. It sounds furious. It sounds like it’s going to get you. It sounds like nothing else on earth. It’s absolutely, mind-blowingly incredible.

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DEPTFORD GOTH FEEL REAL

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It’d be easy to pigeonhole Deptford Goth, easy to lump him in with any number of hoodie-up-nightbus-blues merchants. But this is different; an innately pop heart beats within these almost painfully personal tunes. No more so than on ‘Feel Real’ which we’ve crushed so hard on all year, regardless of time and place.

TENNIS

MEAN STREETS The moment Tennis really delivered on their promise: It’s the pacing that nails it, holding off from the chorus for just exactly the right amount of teasing time. Does it sound like Tennis have ever seen a mean street? Dude, it just doesn’t matter, this is pop music; perfect, dreamy, wonderfully realised, pop music.

DENA

THIN ROPE There's something about DENA that just makes you want to be her best friend. Maybe it's the slightly awkward, offbeat stylings of Thin Rope, maybe it's her amazing Bulgarianvia-Berlin accent that fits the track perfectly, or maybe it's just that she makes really fun music. Whatever it is, this track still has us hooked.

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Before 2013 had really had a chance to get going, a track appeared that wrestled the internet into submission. ‘Before I Ever Met You’ was about as close as it comes to the perfect 21st century breakup song: sultry, brooding, lyrically honest and painfully relatable, the track introduced another alluring chanteuse into the everexpanding scene. With little more than a name and a striking portrait to go by, LA’s BANKS had arrived, and this initial outing was quickly backed-up by a handful of equally beguiling tracks, oozing passion and a smoky mystique that projected her beyond peers. However speaking to the young siren there is an endearing and relaxed contrast; “That’s what’s so funny! Everyone when they meet me says they always expect this dark little creature; I’m a bright little creature!” she says down the phone on her way to Shoreditch Town Hall – the venue for her captivating, sold out debut London show. There’s a gentle reproach at the implication that her work is perpetually pathetic; “I write happy songs now. I just write all types of songs, whatever I’m feeling. I’ll always have emotions; that’s the good thing about being a human!” And it’s true of course; while tracks like ‘Warm Water’ don’t immediately appear “happy”, there is certainly an underlying feeling of optimism and hope to counterbalance the powerful darkness of ‘Fall Over’ and ‘Waiting Game’. Indeed drawing on these latter feelings is where her artistic journey began; “I guess it’s been developing my whole life. I started writing about

ten years ago when I was going through a really dark time and I just discovered this passion that overwhelmed me and became addicted to it. It was a progression from there – I taught myself how to play piano and all these melodies came out and let all these little beasts in my mind out and made me feel at peace; it’s just been the biggest blessing to discover it.” And she wasn’t the only one to become enamoured with the results of this passion: a worldwide tour with The Weeknd – a suitably carnal match – followed; “He’s amazing. He’s just a special person and he works so hard, I learnt a lot from him on tour.” On top of this, an exciting production team emerged that will see out the forthcoming album with BANKS; “I am pretty much sticking to that crew; I’ve maybe added a few more and there might be a cool collaboration in there, but I’ve been pretty much with Silva, SOHN and TEED [Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs]. I don’t feel like I’m done exploring my sound with them at all.” As we approach that inevitable ‘Ones To Watch’ period, BANKS has to be someone the entire industry very justifiably has eyes on, but she’s taking it all in her stride; “It’s amazing. I’m just soaking everything in. My music is like my whole heart so if people connect with it and I get these positive responses, I can’t even describe the feeling that it gives me; I’m just floating through air at the moment.”

FILE NEXT TO: JESSIE WARE LISTEN TO: WAITING GAME ONLINE: @hernameisbanks


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“I died a week ago.” As opening gambits go, SOHN’s was stunning. Released in 2012, “The Wheel” showcased the haunting clarity of his voice, juxtaposing it against clattering beats, deftly spliced vocal samples and the warm hum of analogue synths. Since then, he’s shared a string of superb solo tracks – plus brooding productions for BANKS and Kwabs – and established his own unique strain of electronic soul in the process. Though the music’s poured forth freely, he’s been distinctly less generous with biographical information. For example, we still don’t know his real name. “Nobody does”, he smiles, proffering no answers. He will concede to being “born in South London”, however, and to playing in several “terrible bands” before ‘Kid A’ introduced him to electronic sounds. “It was really inspiring hearing an indie band create music from sounds that I had access to. Also, I’m a bit of a megalomaniac,” he laughs, “And I quickly realised it’s a lot easier to make the computer do what you want than it is people.” Once solo, he established an unexpected following in Austria, so made a permanent move to Vienna in 2010. The impact on his songwriting was immediate: “I just relaxed. It was like my brain slowed down long enough to make music that was at peace with itself.” And yet, from the introspection of ‘The Wheel’ to the regret pervading ‘Lessons’, no matter how far SOHN’s voice soars, his words are always anchored by melancholy. So is it fair to describe his default setting as “dolorous”? “I form lyrics using the

sound of words. Of course, those words probably reflect subconscious, psychological concerns, but I never examine their meanings because I don’t want songs to become dishonest.” This quest for artistic honesty is also the reason he’s operating under a pseudonym: “I don’t want my own insecurities or ego-trips filtering into the music. It’s weirdly therapeutic to throw the things I don’t need out of my head and allow the space to fill up. It’s like method acting to the point where there’s nothing else there anymore: I just want to let it destroy me.” His debut album’s due in spring – through 4AD – and is apparently “80-90% finished”. Unsurprisingly, it’s self-produced, but SOHN still anticipates it raising eyebrows in other respects: “It’s more song-driven than people might expect. And I didn’t want to make an album that was too dark, or lacking air. An album’s like a big empty house: if you don’t open any windows it’s never going to feel fresh. On this album, the windows are wide open.” What with further collaborations with BANKS and Kwabs already underway, and a trip to L.A. to produce “some big artists” scheduled, 2014’s shaping up to be a breakthrough year for SOHN. So where would he like to be in twelve months’ time? “I don’t know. I’m massively driven, but I don’t necessarily have a specific target. All I know is I’m gunning down this road and I’ll keep going ‘til I’ve gone far enough.”

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Kelela Mizanekristos possesses a unique voice. The kind of voice that you’d say stops you right in your tracks if it wasn’t so beguilingly stealthy. As evidence, all you need to do is listen to ‘Bank Head,’ the breakout track from earlier this year. Her voice tiptoes over skittering drum beats moving between melancholic longing and unadulterated joy. Now she’s released her debut mixtape ‘Cut 4 Me’ which features an extended version of this track as well as revealing a singer with extraordinary promise. Actually, scratch promise – it showcases a singular talent; one headed for big things. As the only daughter of Ethiopian parents who had emigrated to the States in the 1970s, the idea of being at once outside and inside of things seems to permeate her ideas: of the familiar and the alien; attraction and resistance, clever and visceral.

And it’s that which helps to make her music so captivating. Working with a handful of producers who are part of Night Slugs and its American imprint, Fade to Mind, she’s created a sound that is part R&B, part future-electro. And it makes the mixtape an absolutely stunning listen. A mixtape which could easily be an album proper; it’s a 50-minute mixture of massive bass lines and serrated rhythms, as well as less-is-more sonics that give her vocals chance to shine. It makes you wonder what she could achieve in 2014. As adept at producing a club banger as much as a stripped back, heartbreaking ballad, hers is a voice that you’ll be hearing a lot more of. FILE NEXT TO: SOLANGE LISTEN TO: FLOOR SHOW ONLINE: @kelelam


At the core of Forrests' “ambient” debut EP 'Wilder' beats a nihilistic heart. A driving force whose electronic impulses push analogue blood through digital veins, the band's field recordings scraping at otherwise pristine surfaces with a life affirming inexactitude. Every detail can be felt as it passes just below the consistently woozy surface. Senses heightened, a pupil-dilating expanse unfolds, melding broad cinematic strokes with post-rock thrills. A throbbing cerebral sonic palette finally emerges, one that exists somewhere between the raw devastation of Fuck Buttons and the delicate microcosms of Boards of Canada. Experimenting with lo-fi homemade instruments, unnerving off-season holiday homes, shipping crate containers and snowball snare drums it seems fair to say though that

Paul O’Reilly and Owen O’Mahon, the Dublin duo behind Forrests, are more than just the sum of their parts. Accompanied by the likes of Ryan Vail, Mmoths and Unknown, Forrests find themselves amidst a flurry of exciting electronic music to make its way across the Irish Sea. And like many of them, O’Reilly and O’Mahon are keeping a watchful gaze on the privacy of their project - shying away from revealing too much about their roots or their future - but with a creative calibre of this depth, you can rest assured we'll be alerting you to the moment we hear more.

FILE NEXT TO: FUCK BUTTONS, DARKSIDE, M83 LISTEN TO: WILDER EP ONLINE: @weareforrests


TOVE LO

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There’s something about Scandinavia. Beneath the shiny veneer of perfect smiles and sensible infrastructure, there’s a certain melancholy that seems to plague the natives. Perhaps it’s those long winters that swallow up daylight and threaten to plunge even the cheeriest into a desperate pit of seasonal depression, but whatever it is has a lot to answer for not least the phenomenon of Stockholm’s booming pop scene, one which has grown in recent years into a veritable, ahem, smörgåsbord of talent. “I eat my dinner in my bathtub/then I go to sex clubs/watching freaky people gettin’ it on,” were the first words uttered by Tove Nilsson on her breakthrough ‘Habits’, an anthem for the drinkingoneself-into-oblivion stage of a failed relationship. Coupled with last year’s ‘Love Ballad’, we witnessed one hell of a promising introduction; confident in its Withnail & I-levels of bleak lyrical humour, backed by dark synths and crisp beats, delivered with a voice of such power that so many of her fellow patriots seem to share. In her most recent offering, ‘Out Of Mind’, any suggestion that Tove Lo lacked the substance required to propel her into the big leagues was entirely banished. It’ll come as little surprise to fans of Robyn, Niki and the Dove and, particularly, recent blog-favourite Faye that Tove Lo shares their city, for this blend of smart, melodic, atmospheric and sorrowful brilliance has become synonymous with the Swedish capital and in 2014, Tove Lo is on course to become the latest representative of what’s arguably the most important country in pop music today.

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Kathryn-Leigh Beckwith aka Kitty (formerly Kitty Pryde) first surfaced in 2012, with the brattish yet refreshing 'Okay Cupid'. It seemed like that would be it, destined to appear in numerous “Where Are They Now?” columns. But at the beginning of 2013 she released EP 'Daisy Rage', and suddenly everyone was forced to reevaluate her brand of ambient pop-cultureheavy hip-hop. People started taking her seriously. With debut LP 'Flowerviolence' due in 2014, she might just surprise you. Jack McKenna FILE NEXT TO: KILO KISH, DANNY BROWN LISTEN TO: SECOND LIFE ONLINE: @K_Pryde

Confessional records aren't always stacked with bangers, but George Cassavetes borrows equally from epic-pop bombastics and slick RnB slow jams on debut EP ‘Faded’. Calling on famous pals, Friends' Samantha Urbani and her beau Dev Hynes on the gorgeous titular piece, George sets a new bar for tear-smudged storytelling. Heartbreak scarcely sounded so blissful. Dan Carson FILE NEXT TO: BLOOD ORANGE, DOLDRUMS LISTEN TO: ALWAYS ONLINE: @Stay_Bless


If the prospect of Pulled Apart By Horses, Hookworms and Sky Larkin joining forces causes you to drool uncontrollably, (don’t worry, us too), you’re in luck. For Menace Beach, are something of a supergroup and, thankfully, they’ve already assembled ‘Lowtalker’; less of an EP, more a crunching, stinging warning shot fired in the direction of their contemporaries. Their arsenal of venomous, scuzzy scraps are destined for your heart in 2014 - leaving you bloodied and bruised, sure, but positively swooning. Lee Wakefield FILE NEXT TO: BREEDERS, WAVVES LISTEN TO: NERVOUS ONLINE: @MENACE_BEACH

Another jewel in London electronic imprint Greco-Roman's glittering crown, vocalist Tirzah paired up with revered producer Micachu on debut EP 'I'm Not Dancing' this year. The resulting mélange of shuddering industrial beats and sticky dancefloor grooves put the bolshy Londoner firmly on the 2014 wishlist of club DJs and beatsmiths across the globe. Dan Carson FILE NEXT TO: LULU JAMES, KATY B LISTEN TO: I’M NOT DANCING ONLINE: facebook.com/TirzahMusic


EAST INDIA YOUTH TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER Stolen Recordings // January 13th

By the time ‘Song For A Granular Piano’s wafted pianos usher out William Doyle’s softened, looped and layered croon for the final time, any cynicism surrounding his transition from indie-rock frontman to progressive electronic don,

East India Youth, has been wholly dispersed. Performing alongside egocentric 'pubby' guitar bands precipitated a retreat into the bedroom, intent on completing his three-year opus ‘Total Strife Forever’. Doyle’s full-length debut is an elegant medley of styles and genres, a culmination of his precision approach and penchant for juxtaposition. From focal point 'Heaven How Long', with its bobbing, weaving bass blips, analog synth swells and incessant snare, to the ambient Eno-inspired ebb and flow of 'Total Strife Forever III', Doyle executes each plunging, coalescent mini-epic with a disarmingly light touch. Although the first two tracks offer little in the way of warmth, that’s soon rectified on 'Dripping Down'. A pin-wheeling firework punctuated by blood-pumping, exotic percussion; it rattles along at express train pace, towing Doyle’s curt, coiffed choirboy vocal along to a climax of hymnal “umming” and “ahhing”. It's an album of Spirograph motorik grooves and rocket-booster Korg thrums, of plucked strings and lilting church organs which sway like neon sea anemones. Human, touching, yet somehow transcendent, and spacey: a world away from appeasing the lager-swilling lads of a previous life. Dan Carson

DEATH GRIPS GOVERNMENT PLATES

Third Worlds // Out Now Following a series of publicity-stunts-masqueradingas-art (intentional no-shows, posting false rumours about themselves online, et al), it seemed almost possible that the heady wave of delirium propelling noise-rap troupe Death Grips could be coming to an end. Then, in however much time it takes to upload an entire album onto a file-sharing website, we're suddenly blown out of the water again. ‘Government Plates’, Death Grips' third (and yet again another free) album, may see the group treading the same ground as its predecessors, but when the music, and all surrounding it, is this exhilarating and raw, it's impossible to care about anything else. Luke Morgan Britton 24


MUTUAL BENEFIT LOVE’S CRUSHING DIAMOND

Other Music // February 3rd In the year of bombast, where major label marketing campaign budgets became a talking point in their own right, the quiet Bandcamp release is King and presently it's Mutual Benefit who occupy the understated throne. The work of Brooklyn via Ohio/Austin/Boston man Jordan Lee, ‘Love's Crushing Diamond’ is an altogether languid affair whose short 33 minute running time prevents it from sprawling too far afield. Possessing a rare warmth and a wonderfully organic instrumental core, over seven tracks his delicate voice weaves a misty eyed impression of roads travelled, losses felt and experiences shared. Lauren Down

BROKEN BELLS AFTER THE DISCO

Columbia // January 14th Side projects rarely overshadow the main work, and while Broken Bells can provide a different direction from the sometimes repetitive nature of The Shins, hopefully there's no reason to worry that it'll employ Mercer full-time. Burton's behind-the-scenes contribution can be harshly overlooked, but only because his influence is constantly drowned out by Mercer's sour whining. Ranging from the completely inspired to the amazingly tired, ‘After The Disco’ will have fans tearing their hair out and then desperately trying to glue it back onto their head, before tearing it out all over again. Jack McKenna

SEPTEMBER GIRLS CURSING THE SEA

Fortuna Pop! // January 6th Drenched in reverb, filtered through sketchy radio waves, full of skittering vocals and boasting vivacious and vicious melodies, ‘Cursing The Sea’ is an album that stamps, skews and slices its way through jagged dimensions. Devilish tongues on first single ‘Heartbeats’ fizz along over contorted strings and the drag of the guitar, the serrated riffage that cuts through the hazy vocals and metronomic bass beats on ‘Ships’ jolts like a crashing wave, and ‘Sister’ takes deliberate urging over a hammer beat to pleasingly assassinate the ear. Rich and dark, fragments of experiences and minds of the Dublin five-piece blur to create an entity shifting, transient and vibrant. As the title suggests the album is equal parts powerful and soothing, unified and adrift, unknown but familiar - and spectacular. Francesca Baker

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DESTROYER FIVE SPANISH SONGS

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Graveface // December 3rd Take a few steps back before listening to Jamie Stewart take a sledgehammer to the songbook of Nina Simone, because he blasts away the soulful veneer of these eleven tunes to reveal their dark core as his quivering baritone forges them into something supremely troubling and eerie. Forgiving his rather similar approach to each song, he nails it on ‘Just Say I Love Him’ by capturing Simone’s own troubled intensity as freaky sax legend Tim Berne lays down a searing, soaring accompaniment. By putting his voice so close in the mix, Stewart channels an uneasy claustrophobia that forces you to clutch at his every last word. Geoff Cowart

Dead Oceans // December 2nd Bored with the “despicable” English language, Dan Bejar sat down and recorded a few songs penned by Sr Chinnaro; a group whose major contribution outside of Spain extends solely to, uh, this. It’s not that the linguistic change makes it inaccessible as such, but that without the emotional depth Bejar’s witty, surreal words usually provide his Destroyer handle, the onus is on the music itself. Herein lies its downfall, the charming bossa rhythms and delicate percussion bordering on deathly dull. While mostly chugging along cheerfully in its inoffensive, Devendra Banhart-lite schtick, a few choice moments such as the crunchy guitar of ‘El Rito’ rescue an otherwise forgettable release. Jack Urwin

I BREAK HORSES CHIAROSCURO

Bella Union // January 20th Translated from Italian as “light-dark”, ‘Chiaroscuro’ is a pretty excellent description for I Break Horses’ second studio effort (“Really bloody good” would have been more apt, but that’s probably better placed on posters, right?). Swapping the shoegaze guitar textures of ‘Hearts’ for a combination of sparkling synths and more malevolent, industrial sounds, Maria Lindén’s created a series of densely-layered electronic collages that range rhythmically from the frenetic glitter-pop of ‘Faith’ to the stately throb of ‘We Burn’. Imagine School Of Seven Bells making eyes at Depeche Mode, with Lindén’s glacial coo acting as glue. Like I said, really bloody good. Gemma Samways


DEPARTMENT M DEPARTMENT M

Fierce Panda - December 16th Switching out, for the most part, guitars in favour of synths, former Grammatics frontman Owen Brinley has made a remarkably deft progression for this new project. His knack for a deviant hook and off-kilter key change remain the backbone of Department M's sound though, as does that distinctive falsetto that quivers nimbly across these eight tracks. As under his previous guise, the best bits invariably come when he keeps one hand firmly on the reigns of experimentation, as on the excellent pitch freakery of 'pHARMACY' or the Tears For Fears-via-Dalston Superstore stutter of 'The Second Prize'. It's both a bold evolution and a confident first step. Nate Rockwell

MOGWAI RAVE TAPES

Rock Action - January 20th Presumably, someone influential once sat Mogwai down and told them: “Find something you’re good at, and stick with it.” For years this worked well, but ‘Rave Tapes’, as with 2011’s ‘Hardcore Will Never Die…’, fails to break the sonic conventions that once marked them out as such a significant force in the world of post-rock. At its worst, it’s compositionally uninspired and flatly produced, yet when the cinematic Mogwai of ‘Les Revenants’ shines through in the urgent drumming on ‘Remurdered’ and the superb climax of ‘Deesh’, and when the soft vocals get their outing on ‘Blues Hour’, it’s hard to stay mad at a thing of such beauty. Jack Urwin

PEGGY SUE CHOIR OF ECHOES

Wichita // January 27th Peggy Sue have always stood in the shadows of label mates First Aid Kit. Granted their music isn’t as easily accessible as the Swedish duo’s, but by giving them the time their music exclusively requires you can come away feeling wholesomely rewarded. Now clocking up their fourth full-length studio release, ‘Choir Of Echoes’ matches their trend of consistently outdoing their former effort. Retaining their exquisite harmonies the trio from Brighton have added wonderful crystalline, dream-like guitars that make tracks like ‘Esme’ and ‘Idle’ flourish and feel beautifully natural. This is the album we knew Peggy Sue had in them, their best yet, and one that can only do them wonders. Matthew French 27


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BLACK SHAPES + GOLDEN TANKS BLACK HEART

Wednesday 27th November

OKKERVIL RIVER ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY

Wednesday 27th November

SOPHIE DELILA ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH

Wednesday 27th November

THE EXCITEMENTS THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS Friday 29th November

AKALA THE GARAGE

Friday 29th November

RUARRI JOSEPH THE MILLER

Wednesday 4th December

ANDREW ASHONG BASEMENT 3rd & 4th December

DRY THE RIVER OSLO

Thursday 5th December

INDIANA OSLO

Thursday 5th December

THE LEISURE SOCIETY O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE Friday 6th December

DAVE HAUSE THE GARAGE

Friday 6th December

ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT KOKO Friday 6th December

PHILDEL ST GILES IN-THE-FIELDS Sunday 8th December

THE CHAMELEONSVOX ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY Tuesday 10th December

THE PUPPINI SISTERS UNION CHAPEL Tuesday 10th December

MATTHEW & ME THE WAITING ROOM

Saturday 14th December

ADRIAN EDMONDSON & THE BAD SHEPHERDS O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE Tuesday 31st December

DOLLOP NYE +JOY ORBISON +PAUL WOOLFORD TROXY

Thursday 30th January

LINDA ORTEGA BORDERLINE

Thursday 30th January

DOM LA NENA ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH Friday 31st January

ZERVAS & PEPPER THE LEXINGTON Friday 31st January

LLOYD COLE O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE


Saturday 8th February

RON POPE & WAKEY! WAKEY! O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE

Monday 10th February

DEEP DARK WOODS THE GARAGE

Thursday 27th March

BILLY LOCKETT BORDERLINE

Saturday 29th March

MELANIE PAIN BORDERLINE

THE GIPSY KINGS ROYAL ALBERT HALL Friday 7th March

Tuesday 15th April

THE MARTIN HARLEY BAND BUSH HALL

UB40 O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE

Saturday 8th March

Saturday 19th April

Monday 17th March

Saturday 17th May

DE STAAT THE GARAGE

IMELDA MAY ROUNDHOUSE

PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE

Friday 11th April

DAVID LYNCH PRESENTS... CHRYSTA BELL OSLO

Thursday 20th February

Saturday 27th September

JAMES BLUNT ROYAL ALBERT HALL BELINDA CARLISLE INDIGO2

Monday 17th March

HEATHER NOVA UNION CHAPEL

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CYMBALS TA L E S F R O M T H E C I T Y. . . Keeping a rendezvous is hard. These phones, with their tiny maps, make me frown at street corners with my head bowed over a glass screen, wiping the rain off, disappointed with myself, people swerving past my blindness. Five years. I get lost in this city. You pay bills, walk too fast, have an address, go to work on a bike, try to be kind. The second capital city in my life. They give and they take away. A message to meet at 3pm by the Pissarros - third room if you take the immediate doors in right hand corner - straight through the Degas. I'm there a few minutes after the hour and shed three layers - the low, industrial, Soviet-style heat is relentless in these old European monuments. The National Gallery entrance hall is a cliff overlooking a dead empire, staring down a stone grey landscape of formal avenues. With the right light, it's sublime. Inside, two English pictures and two French, and she's late but gorgeous and all: "Did I tell you I once skipped school with my sister to spend a whole afternoon at the Rothko retrospective at Palais de Tokyo?" It's raining or overcast in the Parisian scenes. The dark blue air stretching across Trafalgar square and down Whitehall drifts through them, like a cloud passing in front of two windows. But the English scenes; the crisp, pale orange winter days, that warm light on village lanes, these have no connection with London or with this evening. I keep staring. They remind me of something, far away from today, from tearing out the door this morning after her, from our hour long cycle home together in the December rain.

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VULKANO MON 2 DEC SEBRIGHT ARMS

JUNGLE UT O DEC TUESOLD10 S CHATS PALACE

XENIA RUBINOS WED 11 DEC SHACKLEWELL ARMS

NIGHT BEDS TUES 3 DEC SCALA

FAT WHITE FAMILY TUES 10 DEC 100 CLUB

ANNA MEREDITH MON 16 DEC SEBRIGHT ARMS

ROSIE LOWE TUES 3 DEC BIRTHDAYS

WHITE LIES TUES 10 & WED 11 DEC THE ROUNDHOUSE

YOUNGHUSBAND TUES 14 JAN SHACKLEWELL ARMS

POST LOUIS SUN 8 DEC SEBRIGHT ARMS SPIES MON 9 DEC SEBRIGHT ARMS

SIVU + MARIKA HACKMAN WED 11 DEC THE LEXINGTON

ANDY SHAUF THURS 16 JAN THE WAITING ROOM CAGED ANIMALS TUES 4 FEB SEBRIGHT ARMS

CATE LE BON FRI 7 FEB ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL HATCHAM SOCIAL TUES 18 FEB THE LEXINGTON ST VINCENT THURS 20 FEB O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE LA FEMME WED 21 MAY SCALA

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G UDIN ’S L C N I YEAR NEW INGS LIST

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SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER SUNDAY BROADCASTER + MUNCIE GIRLS + LUKE GODWIN £6 / 7.30PM / BRIXTON WINDMILL ROO PANES + EMILY & THE WOODS £12ADV / 8.00PM / BUSH HALL

VIRGINIA WING + ABJECTS + BARE PALE £5ADV / 8.00PM / THE WAITING ROOM MONDAY 2ND 2ND DECEMBER

DESTROYER + ED ASKEW £14.50ADV / 8.00PM / BUSH HALL BLOUSE

SARAH BLASKO

£7ADV / 8.00PM / HOXTON SQUARE BAR &

£12.50ADV / 8.00PM / ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY

KITCHEN

HALL PUGWASH £15ADV / 7.00PM / THE LEXINGTON

GOAT + NEW WAR £14ADV / 8.00PM / KOKO THE HOOSIERS

THE MISPERS + BEAR'S DEN + COMMUNION

£12.00ADV / 7.00PM / O2 ACADEMY

JAM BAND + LUKE SITAL-SINGH + MARCUS

ISLINGTON

FOSTER £17ADV / 6.00PM / NOTTING HILL ARTS CLUB

THE NAKED AND FAMOUS + SONS AND LOVERS

AMORPHIS + STARKILL

£17.50ADV / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH

£17.50ADV / 7.00PM / O2 ACADEMY

EMPIRE

ISLINGTON THE NAKED AND FAMOUS + SONS AND LOVERS £17.50ADV / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE WILD EYED BOY + C & A + CITY WALLS FREE / 12:00PM / STRONGROOM SPARKS £25ADV / 7.00PM / UNION CHAPEL

HOLY MILK + SATURDAY SUN + WILD SWIM FREE / 8.00PM / THE OLD BLUE LAST TY SEGALL + WHITE FENCE £12.50ADV / 7.30PM / SCALA VULKANO £5ADV / 8.00PM / SEBRIGHT ARMS SPARKS £25ADV / 7.00PM / UNION CHAPEL


BOXED IN £5ADV / 8.00PM / THE WAITING ROOM

THE WORD ALIVE + I SEE STARS + DAYSHELL £11.00ADV / 7.00PM / O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON

TUESDAY 3RD DECEMBER

ROSIE LOWE

COURTEENERS £19.50ADV / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH

£6ADV / 8.00PM / BIRTHDAYS

EMPIRE

COLD IN BERLIN + THE FRANKLYS + HUMAN

DAWN HUNGER + FLAMINGODS

WAVE ATTACK

FREE / 8.00PM / THE OLD BLUE LAST

£3 / 7.00PM / BRIXTON WINDMILL IN DYNAMICS + CHARLIE INDESTRUCTABLE + THE WILD THINGS £5ADV / 8.00PM / BUFFALO BAR SUPERCHUNK + GIRLS AGAINST BOYS £16.50ADV / 8.00PM / ELECTIC BALLROOM FACTORY FLOOR + EAST INDIA YOUTH £12ADV / 8.00PM / HEAVEN RAINY MILO + RALEIGH RITCHIE

DRY THE RIVER £15ADV / 8.00PM / OSLO NIGHT BEDS £12ADV / 7.30PM / SCALA ECHOPARK £6ADV / 8.00PM / SEBRIGHT ARMS RHODES £6 / 7.30PM / SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS

£5ADV / 8.00PM / HOXTON SQUARE BAR &

BRAIDS

KITCHEN

£9ADV / 8.00PM / XOYO

THEA GILMORE

WEDNESDAY 4TH DECEMBER

£22.50ADV / 8.00PM / THE JAZZ CAFE KAVINSKY + RITON SOLD OUT / 8.00PM / KOKO LOLA COLT £10ADV / 8.00PM / THE LEXINGTON RAC + AVAN LAVA £6 / 8.00PM / MADAME JOJO'S

RAC £8ADV / 8.00PM / BIRTHDAYS LAURA JANSEN + NORMA JEAN MARTINE £10ADV / 8.00PM / BUSH HALL ATOM TREE £4ADV / 7.00PM / CATCH


DARKSTAR

BEN L'ONCLE SOUL

£8.50ADV / 9.00PM / CORSICA STUDIOS

£20ADV / 7.30PM / SCALA

FIVE

MOSHI MOSHI: BARRINGTON + VIRGINIA WING

£42.25ADV / 8.00PM / EVENTIM APOLLO

£5 / 7.30PM / SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS

RODDY WOOMBLE

RUFUS

£17ADV / 8.00PM / HOXTON SQUARE BAR &

£7.50ADV / 8.00PM / THE SHACKLEWELL

KITCHEN

ARMS

JONATHAN WILSON

VANCE JOY

SOLD OUT / 8.00PM / ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY

£7.50 / 8.00PM / ST STEPHENS CHURCH

HALL PANES FREE / 9.00PM / THE KINGS HEAD LYZA JANE + LIAM LEVER (LTNT)

MIXED BAG OF NUTS PRESENTS - V.O.S FREE / 8.00PM / STRONGROOM INK £5ADV / 8.00PM / THE WAITING ROOM

FREE / 8.00PM / THE LOCK TAVERN THURSDAY 5TH DECEMBER

BEAK> + ANIKA + CUTS + SCARLET RASCAL £15ADV / 8.00PM / NETIL HOUSE

LA FEMME SOLD OUT / 8.00PM / BIRTHDAYS

MICHAEL MONROE £18.50ADV / 7.00PM / O2 ACADEMY

LINDA PERHACS + GRAHAM MARSHALL

ISLINGTON

£12.50ADV / 8.00PM / CECIL SHARP HOUSE

DRY THE RIVER

PALMA VIOLETS

£15ADV / 8.00PM / OSLO

£13.50ADV / 8.00PM / THE CORONET

ESCORT

JACUZZI BOYS + NIGHT BEATS + GANG

£8ADV / 8.00PM / QUEEN OF HOXTON THE FAUNS FREE / 7.00PM / ROUGH TRADE EAST

COLOURS + SISU + PARADISE + PRIMITIVE PARTS + MOON GANGS £12ADV / 8.00PM / CORSICA STUDIOS MICHAEL KIWANUKA SOLD OUT / 7.00PM / EFFRA SOCIAL


THE EGG

OH LAND

£14ADV / 8.00PM / HOXTON SQUARE BAR &

£14ADV / 7.30PM / SCALA

KITCHEN DUTCH UNCLES + OUTFIT £13ADV / 8.00PM / ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL BRETON £10ADV / 8.00PM / THE LEXINGTON DAMON VALENTINE + YARBO + LAURA JAMES FREE / 7.00PM / THE LOCK TAVERN

EAGULLS £7ADV / 8.00PM / SEBRIGHT ARMS BROKEN TWIN £10 / 7.30PM / SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS NATHANIEL RATELIFF £8.50ADV / 8.00PM / THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS DEAN WAREHAM + PAPERCUTS

WOLF PEOPLE + FAIR OHS + HEBRONIX

£15ADV / 7.30PM / ST PANCRAS OLD

£10ADV / 8.00PM / NETIL HOUSE

CHURCH

HUDSON TAYLOR + ORLA GARTLAND +

PAWWS + FACE & HEEL + TECHNOLOGY &

KIMBERLY ANNE

TEAMWORK

£11.00ADV / 7.00PM / O2 ACADEMY

£10ADV / 8.00PM / THE WAITING ROOM

ISLINGTON THE LEISURE SOCIETY + PAPER AEROPLANES + ALESSI’S ARK £16.50ADV / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH

FAT BOY SLIM SOLD OUT / 8.00PM / XOYO FRIDAY 6TH DECEMBER

EMPIRE

HESSLE AUDIO: PEARSON SOUND + BEN UFO

DEAD GAZE + THE FAUNS

+ ANTHONY 'SHAKE' + PANGAEA + BLAWAN +

FREE / 8.00PM / THE OLD BLUE LAST

FRAK £19 / 10.00PM / FABRIC

INDIANA £6.50ADV / 8.00PM / OSLO

DAVE HAUSE £11ADV / 8.00PM / THE GARAGE

MOYA £10ADV / 7.00PM / ROUNDHOUSE

MOKO £8ADV / 8.00PM / HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN


ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT £25ADV / 7.00PM / KOKO THE LEN BRIGHT COMBO + MATTHEW

DEAN WAREHAM + PAPERCUTS £15ADV / 7.30PM / ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH

SAWYER

MIKE SKINNER + B.TRAITS + MJ COLE

£10ADV / 8.00PM / THE LEXINGTON

£12.50ADV / 8.00PM / XOYO

PLASTIC BARRICADES + YOU PEOPLE + HI

SATURDAY 7TH DECEMBER

£6ADV / 8.00PM / THE MILLER

TRANS + EAT LIGHTS BECOME LIGHTS +

BASEMENT JAXX

DICEPEOPLE

£30ADV / 8.00PM / O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON

£7ADV / 7.30PM / BRIXTON WINDMILL

BAD MANNERS

SHE MADE ME DO IT + DEDWARDIANS + HOT

£20.00 ADV / 7.00PM / O2 ACADEMY

GOTHIC

ISLINGTON

£4ADV / 9.00PM / BUFFALO BAR

PEACE

THE BLOOD ARM + ALVAREZ KINGS +

£15.00ADV / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH

CORTES

EMPIRE

£8ADV / 8.00PM / HOXTON SQUARE BAR &

THE VESTALS

KITCHEN

FREE / 8.00PM / THE OLD BLUE LAST

WILL MILES + SUMER + ZOSH CARDO

SAMANTHA CRAIN

£5ADV / 7.00PM / THE LEXINGTON

FREE / 6.00PM / ROUGH TRADE WEST

BASEMENT JAXX

WOLFCUB

£30ADV / 8.00PM / O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON

£6ADV / 8.00PM / SEBRIGHT ARMS

THE DOORS ALIVE

KANSAS SMITTYS HOUSE BAND £4 / 9.00PM / SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS PHILDEL £14ADV / 7.00PM / ST GILES-IN-THE-FIELDS

£12.00 ADV / 6.30PM / O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON PEACE £15.00ADV / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE


DON BROCO £15ADV / 8.00PM / ROUNDHOUSE DISSOCIATES + BLEACH BLOOD + TILAPIA £4ADV / 7.30PM / SEBRIGHT ARMS INTERSECT FESTIVAL £5ADV / 6.00PM / SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS POIRIER + SEROCEE + MURLO + ILLANJA + KAZABON & HOOTIE WHO £5 / 9.00PM / THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS BILL BREWSTER FREE / 8.00PM / SORRY, NO VACANCIES SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO + COSMIN TRG £12ADV / 9.00PM / XOYO SUNDAY SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER

DEADECHO + STATHIS LAZARIDES + PETER PIXZEL + CORMAC + JACOB HUSLEY £7ADV / 11.00PM / FABRIC LONDON STEREO CHRISTMAS PARTY: LONDONININ STEREO CHRISTMAS PARTY:

ROY WOODS + THE BEN POOLE BAND £20.00 ADV / 7.00PM / O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON TENACIOUS D SOLD OUT / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE OWEN + TANGLED HAIR SOLD OUT / 8.00PM / THE OLD BLUE LAST T.LOVE £25ADV / 7.00PM / SCALA POST LOUIS + BEN HAUKE + ANNA B SAVAGE £6ADV / 8.00PM / SEBRIGHT ARMS SISTER MARY & THE CHOIR BOYS + ARTHUR LEA'S BOOTLEG BRASS £7ADV / 7.30PM / THE WAITING ROOM MONDAY 9TH DECEMBER DEAD GAZE £6 / 7.30PM / BRIXTON WINDMILL

SNOWGHOSTS GHOSTS ++ GAPS + GHOSTING SNOW GHOSTINGSEASON SEASON

LOS CAMPESINOS!

BATAND ANDBALL BALL + STAY BLESS ++BAT + STAY BLESS

£15ADV / 7.00PM / HEAVEN

£9ADV/ /6.00PM 6.00PM/ /HOXTON HOXTONSQUARE SQUAREBAR & £9ADV BAR & KITCHEN KITCHEN

HELEN & THE HORNS + MARTIN STEPHENSON £6ADV / 7.30PM / THE LEXINGTON HANSON £29.25ADV / 8.00PM / THE O2

ESMERINE £12ADV / 8.00PM / HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN HIGH CROSS SOCIETY £5.50ADV / 7.30PM / THE LEXINGTON


TENACIOUS D

JUNGLE

SOLD OUT / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH

SOLD OUT / 8.00PM / CHATS PALACE

EMPIRE

DUOLOGUE + DEMS + MALPAS

AFRICA EXPRESS

£6ADV / 8.00PM / HOXTON SQUARE BAR &

£15ADV / 9.00PM / OVAL SPACE

KITCHEN

YUNA + ROCKY NTI + THE HIP HOP

NATHANIEL RATELIFF

ORCHESTRA + MAX MARSHALL + ROB GREEN

SOLD OUT / 8.00PM / THE ISLINGTON

£6ADV / 8.00PM / QUEEN OF HOXTON SPIES £5ADV / 8.00PM / SEBRIGHT ARMS TOM WILLIAMS & THE BOAT £5 / 7.00PM / SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS MICHAEL KIWANUKA SOLD OUT / 8.00PM / THE TROUBADOUR CLUB TUESDAY 10TH DECEMBER

LYLA FOY £9ADV / 7.30PM / THE LEXINGTON RÜFÜS + SOUTHERN + JAY BROWN £6 / 8.00PM / MADAME JOJO'S BLACK SABBATH £52.75ADV / 8.00PM / THE O2 SLOW CLUB + TELEMAN £12.50ADV / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE

FAT WHITE FAMILY

WHITE LIES

£7.50ADV / 8.00PM / 100 CLUB

£22.50ADV / 7.00PM / ROUNDHOUSE

MAZES + FAIR OHS + CHEATAHS

WOODEN SHJIPS PLUS KANDODO

£5ADV / 8.00PM / BIRTHDAYS

SOLD OUT / 7.30PM / SCALA

SHIRLEY SAID + SPANKING MACHINE + BILLY

SAMANTHA CRAIN

PRINCE BROWN

£8 / 7.30PM / SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS

FREE / 8.00PM / BRIXTON WINDMILL

THE TRAPS + HABITATS + SUN MACHINE

YSBU + ZULU PEARLS + SAM FORD

£5ADV / 8.00PM / THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS

£4ADV / 8.00PM / BUFFALO BAR

THE PUPPINI SISTERS £25ADV / 7.00PM / UNION CHAPEL


MATTHEW & ME

TOY

£8ADV / 8.00PM / THE WAITING ROOM

FREE / 7.00PM / ROUGH TRADE EAST

ALBERT HAMMOND JR. + REY PILA

WHITE LIES

SOLD OUT / 8.00PM / XOYO

£22.50ADV / 7.00PM / ROUNDHOUSE

WEDNESDAY 11TH DECEMBER

STROMAE

ROOSEVELT + GRECO-ROMAN

SOLD OUT / 7.30PM / SCALA

SOUNDSYSTEM

TRUST

£6.50ADV / 8.00PM / BIRTHDAYS

FREE / 7.30PM / SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS

NOW + SOLUS REX + JESSICA MARLOWE

XENIA RUBINOS

/ 8.00PM / BUFFALO BAR

£6ADV / 8.00PM / THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS

ASGEIR

SUMIE

£10ADV / 8.00PM / BUSH HALL

£6ADV / 8.00PM / THE SLAUGHTERED LAMB

ARTHUR BEATRICE + CYMBALS + IYES

THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER

£6.50ADV / 8.00PM / CARGO MARIKA HACKMAN + SIVU £7.50ADV / 7.30PM / THE LEXINGTON

TRUE WIDOW £10ADV / 8.00PM / BIRTHDAYS NEKO CASE + ANGEL OLSEN + LUCY

JON JACKSON

WAINWRIGHT ROCHE

FREE / 8.00PM / THE LOCK TAVERN

£16.50ADV / 8.00PM / THE FORUM

GRAVY + COME ON DIE YOUNG PRESENT: GOD

THE CHAMELEONSVOX

DAMN + JAKE HART + FORCED RANDOM

£15ADV / 8.00PM / ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY

£4 / 8.00PM / THE MILLER

HALL

KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS + TRUE WIDOW

PURSON

+ QUASI

£6.50ADV / 8.00PM / THE LEXINGTON

£16.00ADV / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE

THE VACCINES + WHITE LIES + MILES KANE + CHVRCHES + LEWIS WATSON + TEMPLES SOLD OUT / 6.00PM / O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON


MALLORY KNOX

QUASI

SOLD OUT / 7.00PM / O2 ACADEMY

£11.50ADV / 8.00PM / CARGO

ISLINGTON

RAM RECORDS: ANDY C + WILKINSON +

OCEAN COLOUR SCENE (PERFORMING

LOADSTAR + GOLDIE + DELTA HEAVY

MARCHIN' ALREADY IN FULL)

£19ADV / 10.00PM / FABRIC

£29.50ADV - £32.50ADV / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE GNARWOLVES + NAI HARVEST + OTTO £6ADV / 8.00PM / THE OLD BLUE LAST HOT NATURED £25ADV / 7.00PM / ROUNDHOUSE DELTRON 3030 WITH ORCHESTRA £18.50ADV / 7.30PM / SCALA GOLD PANDA + BROLIN + SUN GLITTERS £13.50ADV / 8.00PM / ST JOHNS CHURCH DEMDIKE STARE + RAIME + BLACKEST EVER

EMMY THE GREAT & TIM WHEELER £5ADV / 9.00PM / KOKO JOANNE JOANNE + DREAM TEAM TBC / 8.00PM / THE LEXINGTON TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB £19ADV / 8.00PM / THE O2 ARCTURUS £20.00ADV / 6.00PM / O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON OCEAN COLOUR SCENE (PERFORMING MARCHIN' ALREADY IN FULL)

BLACK

£29.50ADV - £32.50ADV / 7.00PM / O2

£5ADV / 8.00PM / THE WAITING ROOM

SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE

FRIDAY 13TH DECEMBER

TOWNS + VELRO HOOKS + BIG SKIES +

BLACK WIRE + TELEGRAM + LIFE

FOREST FREE / 8.00PM / THE OLD BLUE LAST

SOLD OUT / 8.00PM / BIRTHDAYS GROAN + XII BOAR + VODUN + SONS OF MERRICK £4ADV / 8.00PM / BRIXTON WINDMILL GREAT BIG KISS £6 / 9.00PM / BUFFALO BAR

THE DAMNED + THEATRE OF HATE £22ADV / 7.00PM / ROUNDHOUSE BLUE BOP WITH THE DAN WOOD TRIO FREE / 9.00PM / SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS


SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER TTNG + VICTOR VILLARREAL + THEO

BLACK VEIL BRIDES + HEAVEN'S BASEMENT + THE SMOKING HEARTS £20ADV / 7.00PM / ROUNDHOUSE

£6.50ADV / 8.00PM / BIRTHDAYS SUBLIMINAL GIRLS + KEITH TOTP + TOM HINGLEY + ABDOUJAPAROV + TIM TEN YEN + THESE CERTAIN PEOPLE £6 / 5.00PM / BRIXTON WINDMILL ISOLEE £8ADV / 8.00PM / CORISCA STUDIOS DUM DUM GIRLS

YOUNGHUSBAND £6ADV / 8.00PM / THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS MACEO PLEX £15ADV / 10.00PM / VILLAGE UNDERGROUND BUSY P + BOSTON BUN + RITON + GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS £12.50ADV / 8.00PM / XOYO

SOLD OUT / 8.00PM / HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN

SUNDAY 15TH DECEMBER

COLT SILVERS

THE MOONS

£4ADV / 8.00PM / THE LEXINGTON

£10ADV / 8.00PM / 100 CLUB

PUNKS JUMP UP+ THE C90S + TED ZED

DOE + THE EXHAUSTS + CEMENT MATTERS +

£5ADV / 9.00PM / THE NEST

BADLANDS + RESUSCITATORS + LUKE

ELECTRIC SIX LECTRIC SIX

£15.00ADV / 6.30PM / O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON ADRIAN EDMONSON & THE BAD SHEPHERDS

GODWIN £4 / 8.00PM / BRIXTON WINDMILL DOCTOR MIRABILIS + THINKERSS + GARY DAY FREE / 2.30PM / BRIXTON WINDMILL

+ TREVOR MOSS & HANNAH-LOU

THE YOUNG GODS + INERTIA + DIE KUR +

£20.00ADV - £22.50ADV / 7.00PM / O2

VENTENNER

SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE JAMES SKELLY & THE INTENDERS + THE SUNDOWNERS + THE MERRYLEES & THE

£16.00ADV / 7.00PM / O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON THE GAME

MONOPOLYS

£27.50ADV / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH

£5ADV / 8.00PM / QUEEN OF HOXTON

EMPIRE


MONDAY 16TH DECEMBER

MAGGIE REILLY

PLACEBO £30ADV / 7.00PM / O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON

£15ADV / 8.00PM / BUSH HALL

BJORN AGAIN

TIM BURGESS PLUS HATCHAM SOCIAL +

EMPIRE

THROWING UP

£22.00ADV / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH

£17.50ADV / 8.00PM / ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY

RAGLANS + BOX OF LIGHT

HALL

FREE / 8.00PM / THE OLD BLUE LAST

FRANKIE ROSE + FEAR OF MEN

PROOF POSITIVE

£10ADV / 7.30PM / THE LEXINGTON

£5 / 7.30PM / SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS

PLACEBO

WEDNESDAY 18TH DECEMBER

SOLD OUT / 7.00PM / O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON BAT & BALL + OH BOY + KATIE MALCO FREE / 8.00PM / THE OLD BLUE LAST NICK LOWE FREE / 7.00PM / ROUGH TRADE EAST ANNA MEREDITH £6ADV / 8.00PM / SEBRIGHT ARMS

GALLON DRUNK + BAD GUYS £11ADV / 8.00PM / CORSICA STUDIOS TELEMAN + FLYTE £10ADV / 7.30PM / THE LEXINGTON MIKE WYATT + THE BLOOM TWINS FREE / 7.30PM / THE LOCK TAVERN DROWNED IN SOUND PRESENTS: PALE SEAS

TUESDAY 17TH DECEMBER

TBA / 8.00PM / THE MILLER

NUGENT & BELLE + ROBERT BEARSBY +

SLIP DISC

HANNAH SCOTT

£5 / 7.30PM / SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS

£5ADV / 8.00PM / THE BORDERLINE

FAMILIAR CREATURES + MAQUILADOR +

EMILY WELLS

STANLEY KNIFE

£7ADV / 7.30PM / THE LEXINGTON

£5ADV / 8.00PM / THE WAITING ROOM

DELOOZE + LEISURE LIVE

THURSDAY THURSDAY 19TH DECEMBER

£6 / 8.00PM / MADAME JOJO'S

TRICKY £20ADV / 8.00PM / ELECTRIC BALLROOM


THE MASONICS + THE SPIVS + MFC CHICKEN

THE POGUES

£10ADV / 8.00PM / THE LEXINGTON

£35ADV / 8.00PM / O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON

THE RAMSHACKLE UNION BAND + THE DELTA

THERION + ARKONA + THE DEVIL + SOUND

JACKS

STORM

FREE / 7.00PM / THE LOCK TAVERN THE POGUES £35ADV / 8.00PM / O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON MY LIFE STORY £25.00ADV / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE JAMES YORKSTON + STUART BRAITHWAITE

£20.00ADV / 5.00PM / O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON THE WONDER STUFF + PWEI + JESUS JONES £20.00ADV / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE KANSAS SMITTYS HOUSE BAND £4 / 9.00PM / SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS

£10.50ADV / 8.00PM / UNION CHAPEL

SATURDAY SATURDAY 21ST DECEMBER

REAL LIES

ANDY JORDAN

FREE / 8.00PM / THE WAITING ROOM

£8ADV / 8.00PM / 229

FRIDAY 20TH DECEMBER

STAGECOACH + SAM DUCKWORTH + 4 OR 5

CLEAN BANDIT £5ADV / 8.00PM / THE BORDERLINE REDLIGHT + HAPPA + SCRATCHA DVA + MAK & PASTEMAN £13ADV / 10.00PM / FABRIC HOLY HOLY + PHILIP RAMBOW £10ADV / 8.00PM / THE LEXINGTON FURNAFIELDS + APE HOUSE + ANIMAL MOUSSE £6 ADV / 8.00PM / THE MILLER

MAGICIANS + HER PARENTS + ELEPHANTS + HOLD YOUR HORSE IS + RADSTEWART + DEXY + RAILWAY HOTEL + FOUND MY NICHE £7 / 3.00PM / BRIXTON WINDMILL SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR + ROBBIE BOYD SOLD OUT / 8.00PM / BUSH HALL ANDREW WEATHERALL + SEAN JOHNSTON + IVAN SMAGGHE SOLD OUT / 8.00PM / CORSICA STUDIOS IQ £18.00ADV / 6.30PM / O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON


KIM WILDE'S CHRISTMAS PARTY + NIK

THE DARK TIDES + THE SHALLOWS

KERSHAW

£3 / 8.00PM / THE LEXINGTON

£25.00 ADV / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE NEW STREET ADVENTURE + WOLF PARTY + EDEN ROYALS FREE BEFORE 8 / 8.00PM / QUEEN OF HOXTON DONCH + DARKSTEPPER + JETSSS + SADIQ BLXX £5ADV / 9.00PM / THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS PRINCE MONOLULU & THE ROYAL PONCES FREE / 8.00PM / STRONGROOM

THURSDAY THURSDAY 26TH DECEMBER

SKREAM + BODDIKA + ZINC + XXXY + SOPHIE + BEN PEARCE + ROSKA £16ADV / 10.00PM / FABRIC FRIDAY 27TH DECEMBER

DRUMSOUND & BASSLINE SMITH + PASCAL + HAZARD + TAXMAN + ORIGINAL SIN + SUB ZERO £14ADV / 10.00PM / FABRIC OVERLOAD

PATRICK WOLF + SEREFINA STEER

£10.00 ADV / 6.30PM / O2 ACADEMY

SOLD OUT / 7.00PM / UNION CHAPEL

ISLINGTON

SUNDAY 22ND DECEMBER

SATURDAY 28TH DECEMBER

THE WAVE PICTURES

POETICAT

£11ADV / 8.00PM / THE LEXINGTON

£3 / 7.30PM / BRIXTON WINDMILL

FESTIVE-ALL: DISTRICT 3 + JONNI WEDGE +

THE MEKANISM + RIOTOUS ROCKERS

FRANKIE COCOZZA AND THE TELESCREEN +

£5ADV / 9.00PM / THE NEST

FUTUREPROOF + TWENTY TWENTY + MANY MORE £20.00 ADV / 2.00PM / O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON MONDAY 23RD 23RD DECEMBER

JULIA SHEER £15ADV / 8.00PM / BUSH HALL

KREPT & KONAN SOLD OUT / 7.00PM / O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON SUNDAY 29TH DECEMBER SUNDAY THE A-LINES + THE NUNS + THE DARKIES FREE / 2.00PM / THE LEXINGTON


GET LOW CARTEL + NAKED JAKE + CORDZ +

GREG WILSON

CORD

£20ADV / 9.00PM / THE NEST

FREE / 7.00PM / THE LOCK TAVERN TUESDAY 31ST 31TH DECEMBER

TELEGRAM £15 / 9.00PM / BUFFALO BAR BO NINGEN + N.E.W. £18ADV / 8.00PM / CAFE OTO THEO PARRISH + MAURICE FULTON + ANTHONY NAPLES

THE PRODIGY + RUDIMENTAL DJS + JAGUAR SKILLS + MODESTEP £75ADV / 8.00PM / THE O2 SASHA + GUY GERBER + ELLEN ALLIEN + DEETRON + LAURA JONES + EJECA + LEE BRINX + UNIT 7 £45ADV / 9.00PM / O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON PROPAGANDA £10.00ADV - £15.00ADV / 10.00PM / O2

£20ADV / 8.00PM / CORSICA STUDIOS

SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE

LEVON VINCENT, SHED + POINT G + TIM

LOVE BOAT: JACQUES RENAULT + PUNKS

SWEENEY + DJ TLR + BI-BOP £12.50ADV / 9.00PM / ELECTRIC BRIXTON CRAIG RICHARDS + THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS + TERRY FRANCIS + DVS1 + SKUDGE + WAIFS & STRAYS + MAXXI SOUNDSYSTEM £40ADV / 9.00PM / FABRIC BATTLE OF THE DECADES: OLI PATTERN + AARON WALKER

JUMP UP + TIMMY + KMG + DEBONAIR £15ADV / 8.00PM / QUEEN OF HOXTON THE WYTCHES TBC / 8.00PM / THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS JOY ORBISON + JACKMASTER + ONEMAN + PAUL WOOLFORD + LEOFAH £35ADV / 7.00PM / TROXY KID KOALA + QUANTIC + MORE

£15ADV / 8.00PM / HOXTON SQUARE BAR &

£27.50ADV / 8.00PM / VILLAGE

KITCHEN

UNDERGROUND

WOLF ALICE + SUPER FOOD

TENSNAKE + JACQUES LU CONT B2B ALEX

£15ADV / 9.00PM / KOKO

METRIC + MORE

NIGHT CARE X WHITE HEAT £15ADV / 8.00PM / THE LEXINGTON

£30ADV / 9.00PM / XOYO


WEDNESDAY 1ST JANUARY WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY 8TH JANUARY WEDNESDAY

ANDY HANK DOG

COVES + THE WITCH HUNT + FORMES

FREE / 5.00PM / BRIXTON WINDMILL TODD TERJE + JAY SHEPHEARD + DANIEL WANG + OCTOBER + ARNALDO + HESSELTIME £17.50ADV / 9.00PM / CORSICA STUDIOS

£5ADV / 8.00PM / HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN THURSDAY 9TH JANUARY

SHOPPING + TIGERCUB + BAD GRAMMAR + THE PEARL HARTS

VERA + ALEXKID + APP + PETER PIXZEL +

£5ADV / 12.00PM / HOXTON SQUARE BAR &

CORMAC + JACOB HUSLEY

KITCHEN

£12ADV / 11.00PM / FABRIC HUXLEY + HECTOR COUTO + JOSH BUTLER +

FRIDAY 10TH JANUARY JANUARY

TROUPE + JONNY CADE

PETE SWANSON

£7.50ADV / 8.00PM / XOYO

£10ADV / 8.00PM / THE DOME

FRIDAY 3RD JANUARY

SATURDAY 11TH JANUARY

BRAZIL

TEETH OF THE SEA + BASS CLEF + EVIL

£6 / 9.00PM / BUFFALO BAR

BLIZZARD + POWELL £8ADV / 8.00PM / CORSICA STUDIOS

SATURDAY 4TH JANUARY

THE SMYTHS

DJ KRUSH

£4.50ADV - £11.00ADV / 7.00PM / O2

£19.50ADV / 9.00PM / KOKO

ACADEMY ISLINGTON

TUESDAY 7TH JANUARY JANUARY

MELANIE C

GREAT WAITRESS £8ADV / 8.00PM / CAFE OTO SULK + THE BOHICAS + ETCHES £5ADV / 8.00PM / HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN

SOLD OUT / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE THE BOHICAS + TRAMPOLENE + THE STRUTS + DEXTERS + PUSHER TBC / 8.00PM / QUEEN OF HOXTON


MONDAY 13TH JANUARY CASS MCCOMBS

ANDY SHAUF £5ADV / 8.00PM / THE WAITING ROOM

£14ADV / 7.30PM / QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

FRIDAY 17TH JANUARY

TUESDAY 14TH JANUARY

CROCODILE CLUB

ANTLERED MAN + THUMPER MONKEY + THE

£5 / 8.00PM / BUFFALO BAR

WAVES OF FURY

ANIMAL KINGDOM + THE DEATH OF POP +

£5ADV / 8.00PM / HOXTON SQUARE BAR &

PAPER BOATS

KITCHEN

£6ADV / 8.00PM / SEBRIGHT ARMS

ICED EARTH + WARBRINGER + ELM STREET

SHY FX, MS DYNAMITE, DISMANTLE, B.TRAITS,

£20.00ADV / 7.00PM / O2 ACADEMY

BREAKAGE

ISLINGTON

£12.50ADV / 8.00PM / XOYO

WEDNESDAY 15TH JANUARY

SATURDAY 18TH JANUARY

DEAF CLUB + STORMS + STATS

LAMB OF GOD

£5ADV / 8.00PM / HOXTON SQUARE BAR &

£19.50ADV / 8.00PM / O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON

KITCHEN

MONDAY 20TH JANUARY

THURSDAY 16TH JANUARY

FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS

HANNAH TRIGWELL

£22.50ADV / 8.00PM / KOKO

£8ADV / 8.00PM / THE BORDERLINE JESSICA PRATT + IGNATZ £10ADV / 8.00PM / CAFE OTO STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS £17.50ADV / 8.00PM / THE FORUM BLESSA + FEBUEDER + PARLOUR + GLASS CAVES £5ADV / 8.00PM / HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN

WEDNESDAY 22ND 22ND JANUARY JANUARY WEDNESDAY ALESSIS ARK TBC / 8.00PM / IVY HOUSE GEORGE EZRA + EVA STONE £7.50ADV / 7.30PM / THE LEXINGTON TRAAMS £6.50ADV / 8.00PM / SEBRIGHT ARMS


NEW DESERT BLUES

MOGWAI

£6ADV / 7.30PM / ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH

£22ADV / 8.00PM / ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL

IAN PROWSE TBC

MONDAY 27TH 27TH JANUARY JANUARY

FREE / 8.00PM / STRONGROOM

MOONFACE

THURSDAY 23RD JANUARY

£13.50ADV / 8.00PM / ROYAL ALBERT HALL

DEER TICK

PEGGY SUE

£13ADV / 7.00PM / THE BORDERLINE KNIGHTS + MICHAEL A GRAMMAR £5ADV / 8.00PM / HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN SON LUX £8ADV / 7.30PM / THE LEXINGTON I BREAK HORSES £10ADV / 8.00PM / VILLAGE UNDERGROUND

£10ADV / 7.30PM / ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH TUESDAY 28TH JANUARY

MAX RAPTOR + FORT HOPE £7ADV / 8.00PM / BARFLY JAWS £6ADV / 8.00PM / THE BORDERLINE YOUNGHUSBAND

24TH JANUARY JANUARY FRIDAY 24TH

£6 / 8.00PM / MADAME JOJO'S

MOGWAI

CONNAN MOCKASIN

£22ADV / 8.00PM / ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL

£11.50ADV / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE

SATURDAY 25TH JANUARY XFM ALL-DAYER

JACOB BANKS £10ADV / 8.00PM / XOYO

£15ADV / 5.00PM / BARFLY MEGAN NICOLE

WEDNESDAY 29TH JANUARY

£12.50ADV / 6.30PM / O2 ACADEMY

CRISTOBAL & THE SEA + MARA SIMPSON

ISLINGTON

FREE / 8.00PM / STRONGROOM

THE HORN THE HUNT

OUTFIT

£5ADV / 8.00PM / QUEEN OF HOXTON

£8.50ADV / 8.00PM / XOYO


£9.50ADV / 7.00PM / ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH THURSDAY 30TH JANUARY THURSDAY

FRIDAY 31ST JANUARY JANUARY

DARLIA

OCTOPUS COLLECTIVE

£8ADV / 8.00PM / BARFLY

£8ADV / 8.00PM / CAFE OTO

LINDI ORTEGA + TOM HICKOX

CITY AND COLOUR

£12ADV / 7.00PM / THE BORDERLINE

£31.25ADV / 8.00PM / EVENTIM APOLLO

CHLOE HOWL

ZERVAS & PEPPER

£8ADV / 8.00PM / DINGWALLS

£8ADV / 7.30PM / THE LEXINGTON

KYLESA + SIERRA + JAGGED VISION

LLOYD COLE AND THE LEOPARDS

£13.00ADV / 7.00PM / O2 ACADEMY

£25.00ADV / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH

ISLINGTON

EMPIRE

DOM LA NENA

MANNEQUINS

£9.50ADV / 7.00PM / ST PANCRAS OLD

£3 / 8.00PM / SEBRIGHT ARMS

CHURCH FRIDAY 31ST JANUARY OCTOPUS COLLECTIVE £8ADV / 8.00PM / CAFE OTO CITY AND COLOUR £31.25ADV / 8.00PM / EVENTIM APOLLO ZERVAS & PEPPER £8ADV / 7.30PM / THE LEXINGTON LLOYD COLE AND THE LEOPARDS £25.00ADV / 7.00PM / O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE MANNEQUINS £3 / 8.00PM / SEBRIGHT ARMS


I Was A Teenage Satan Worshipper photo: Marga Moner

JA JA JA FESTIVAL Roundhouse November 8th-9th

Ja Ja Ja is something of an institution for those of us with an insatiable appetite for all things Nordic and Scandinavian. A seemingly non-stop stream of imported musical gems regularly sell The Lexington out at their club night, so it comes as no surprise that the time is ripe for a full-on festival. The Roundhouse is bustling, this feels celebratory. Hell, there’s even an Icelandic burger stall, for those of us partial to the odd burger... The observation that this works almost purely because it’s Nordic is never far from our thoughts. The music is disparate and eclectic; there’s no other common thread than geography. But there’s a sense of cohesion, unity and, above all, fun that you simply can’t imagine working as well coming from any other region. 58

The queue for Sin Fang snakes round corridors, but rewards those that brave it with a glorious show of electropop magnificence. Postiljohnen deliver the live show we’ve been waiting for from them; all-out partyparty times prompting huge dancing scenes during their triumphant Friday night headline slot. NONONO have had a spectacular year and it’s reflected by the packed crowd in the main hall. Every moment feels like it matters, but ‘Pumpin Blood’, especially, is simply huge. One of the year’s great singles played to perfection. The Raveonettes had to cancel, but news that Shout Out Louds are the replacements means we shrug that off. There’s barely a band on the planet that have such a grasp of exquisite chiming indiepop. We’re just grateful that they, and the other acts here, happen to be from one very special place. Dave Rowlinson


UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

“Are we okay”? Ruban Nielson, UMO’s timid frontman, enquires, surprisingly polite for a guy clutching fistfuls of beefy riffs. His quest for assurance is peculiar, but it does little to blunt the crowd’s enthusiastic response.

“Are you ready, London?” comes the yell. We think we’re ready, we yell back, we yell we’re ready. We’re not even close. MØ’s off the stage, MØ’s in the crowd, MØ’s absolutely everywhere, MØ’s destroying XOYO. This show is triumphant to an almost ridiculous degree. Energy levels, the likes of which the venue will have rarely seen, get the crowd dancing as one, caught up in this relentlessly euphoric performance. Older songs are greeted with rapturous enthusiasm, ‘XXX 88’ scorches our dancing feet whilst instant classic ‘Never Wanna Know’ gets us all swooning and forlorn. Dave Rowlinson

Electric Ballroom // November 7th

The Motown-flecked leanings of ‘How Can U Luv Me’, an acoustic rendition of ‘Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark)’ and the sublime ‘So Good At Being In Trouble’ are greeted like old friends, mopping up the disappointment lingering from Wampire’s lacklustre support. It is, however, a cover of CAN’s ‘Vitamin C’, flanked by Connan Mockasin, that leaves Camden, and I, within a sumptuous haze. Lee Wakefield

XOYO // November 5th

Photo: Rachel Lipsitz

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Lanzarote Events & Beach Creep

The shacklewell Arms

NEW YEARS EVE 31 December 2013 £10 adv / £15 door events.lanzaroteworks.com


VINYL IS FOR LIFE, NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS...BY LUCIE GRACE This December when you stroll past Rough Trade and look through the window at all the gorgeous LPs and cute little 45’s, cooing to your friends and loved ones as you point and ask “can we get that one?”, I implore you to stop and think: is vinyl really for you? It’s a huge commitment and you should know a few truths first. Once you dive in and decide to be an owner, there is no going back. You’ll become one of those insufferable people who claim they enjoy the crackling sound as a stylus passes yet another scratch. You will sacrifice hot dinners for weeks on end if it means winning that first Yeah Yeah Yeahs album on picture disk on eBay that has caught your eye. You will come to realise how expensive the upkeep of a good record collection is, as now you’ve got that first Yeah Yeah Yeahs record you’ll need everything else they’ve ever released. You will never want to move house ever again unless you have Arnold Schwarzenegger on hand to carry your crates. You will miss your records when you go on holiday as it’s just not the same with an iPod. You most certainly won’t ever emigrate or live abroad. You will be tied down, weighed down, ever searching for that limited edition Record Store Release Day that slipped through your fingers, for the rest of your life. I fucking love my record collection more than life itself but would I wish this on anyone else? I’m just not sure. 61


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