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The Strictly London Gig Guide

Friday 23 September

Peter Doherty02 Brixton Academy

Returns for his biggest London solo headline to date. Expect a mix of Doherty’s own material with a little Babyshambles and The Libertines. He speeds songs up, he slows them down. Simone F

Tickets: £20

Hard-Fi Forum

The band who come from Staines, claim to play a big part within the indie rock scene. Do you agree? The album Stars Of CCTV was a big hit, if you like that kind of thing. Support act Dirty Goods make electro-dance music. Simone F

Tickets: £20

Nicola Roberts @ G-A-Y Heaven

Something tells me this won’t be a popular choice, but everything I’ve heard from Nicola Roberts’ Diplo assisted debut album has sounded tremendously fun. She should get a great crowd at Heaven; she continues to make all the right noises. David Hayter

Saturday 25th September

Joe Goddard EP Launch Party XOYO

There are few finer places for a night out than XOYO, and rather than rocking to an anonymous DJ why not go and check out Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) and his all star cast of friends celebrating the launch of the brilliant “Gabriel EP” in style. David Hayter

Tickets: £8

Sunday 24 September

Bombay Bicycle Club Barfly [Sold Out]

Music Magazine The Fly Presents a special performance from Reading and Leeds favourites Bombay Bicycle Club who really need no introduction.

Emeralds & Fennesz Union Chapel [Sold Out]

I cannot lie, Emeralds might not work at all well live, so it’ll be a really suck it and see experience, but if it does translate live, you can expect gorgeous haunting soundscapes and some delicious chills from these Pitchfork favourites. David Hayter

Monday 26 September

Slow Club Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Girl boy duo Slow Club are bringing their cute indie folk pop to London. They make slow acoustic drumming songs with the perfect amount of sadness, and yet you will be left feeling somewhat positive after hearing them. They’re worth adventuring out for. Support comes from Dalston indie romance darlings Spector Simone F

Tickets: £12.81

White Arrows Bull & Gate

Playing across a number of different London venues over this week. The Bull & Gate is the first stop for LA band. White Arrows will bring their funky synths and drum loops. Very TV On The Radio. Gig night also has Retraplayer, Call The Doctor and Iremembertapes playing. Simone F

Tickets: £5

The Black Lips Heaven – POSTPONED 

Jon FratelliThe Garage

The Scottish man went solo and said goodbye to The Fratellis. Jon will be bringing his rock to The Garage upstairs armed with the backup musicians from The Fratellis. NME gave the album, Psycho Jukebox 1/10. I am yet to listen. Simone F

Tickets: £12:50

Zola Jesus – Toynbee Hall [Sold Out]

The women, who can haunt you with her vocals alone, add in the spooky psychedelic and you have yourself Zola Jesus. Simone F (I’ll be covering this live for Strictly Festivals David Hayter)

Tuesday 27 September

The Word Bull And Gate

The Word are a four-piece indie rock band, they are creating a reputation from themselves in their home town of Manchester, tonight London gets to witness their highly touted live show. Also on the bill Secret Rivals, The I.d and Auction For The Promise Club. Simone F

Tickets: £5

The War On Drugs Corsica Studios [Sold Out]

The War On Drugs have come on leaps and bounds in recent years and you can expect the Philadelphia four piece to bring the gorgeous acoustic meets sterile synth textures of 2011 breakthrough album Slave Ambient to Corsica Studios. David Hayter

Friends & Caged Animals Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

Two of my favourite new American bands are teaming up to tour London next week, and they’ll be stopping off at both the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen and the Shackwell Arms (28th). If you love scruffy but poignant gloom (Caged Animals) or insanely addictive indie-pop (Friends) you simply have to check them out. David Hayter

Tickets: £6

SBTRKT XOYO [SOLD OUT]

Wednesday 28 September

The WombatsBrixton Academy [Sold Out]

That band who danced to Joy Division and are now on anti-depressants of some sort. With support from The Good Natured and Morning Parade. Simone F

Thursday 29 September

 

Bang! (Club night) The Silver Bullet

For all you students wanting a new place to hang, The Silver Bullet may be able to offer this to you. Bang! Is a cheap club night for all with indie rock and electro pop taste buds. Would it help if I were to say Sailor Jerry + mixer is only £2? Thought so. Simone F 

Tickets: Free

Evile Album Launch Show The Garage

If you like your thrash you should be more than familiar with Huddersfield’s Evile, they’re a brutally blunt live outfit, definitely worth a watch. David Hayter

Tickets: £12

Friday 30 September 

Viva Brother – KOKO [Sold Out/Tickets On The Door]

The band everyone seems to love to hate, Viva Brother are set to bring their self described brit-grit to headline their biggest London show to date. See you there. Simone F

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