Sometimes, it’s easy to be spoiled for choice when it comes to live shows. So, what better way to decide exactly who to see during the next seven days than by browsing a list of the top gigs set to take place this week, as chosen by DICE? Here, they offer up a hand-picked selection of their hottest gigs this week. And don’t forget: DICE is the only app which gives you access to the best live music with absolutely no booking fees. Isn’t that lovely, ey?
Check out DICE’s top choices for this week, including shows with The Vaccines, Chvrches and Ghostpoet…
The Vaccines have it all; rock n roll swagger, thick grooves, and instant pop hooks. Undeniable and addictive, their singles will be stuck in your head forever, and the second you hear that opening riff you will be singing along. Their live show is known for igniting crowds into indie frenzy. Returning with their third album English Graffiti this May, the quartet take on two nights at Brixton Academy that are guaranteed to sell out. New material is sounding as classic as ever and having already sold out a run of small London club shows we know this gig is gonna go off. Miss it at your peril.
When Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé hit the scene in 2007, the game changed for good. Their thrash out, rock-inspired techno was revolutionary, and earned the Parisian duo a Grammy award and countless “album of the century” nominations. Notorious for the likes of “D.A.N.C.E.”, ‘“D.V.N.O.” and three breath-taking albums, Justice have remained one of electronic music’s most loved and celebrated duos of all time. And what’s more? They are coming to London. On November 28th, they’ll join their Ed Banger Records father Busy P for the ninth week of his XOYO residency, and you can’t miss it.
Chvrches, Ally Pally, you and ten thousand other fans with their hearts in their throats going absolutely insane for one of the best bands in the world. Welcome to the must attend of the year. Armed with new material that’s going to blow your brains, the pulse raising pop trio are finally back. After breaking the internet and our repeat button with their debut album The Bones Of What You Believe, the Scottish superstars have smashed it once again with new track Leave A Trace, an instant arrow of tight chest honesty, hook sharp vocals, and a hint that what’s to come will be essential. But that’s not all. Fresh from selling out O2 Academy Brixton in 3 minutes, Four Tet will be bringing his genre-hopping house music in support of this unmissable night in north London.
The duo of Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman from New York have been building buzz for the last two years. Now ready and poised to unleash their soulful RnB on the world, Billboard called them the “Duo poised to take over in 2015.” They worked with the all star case of Pharrell Williams, Childish Gambino and Dave Sitek on their self-titled EP that burnt a hole in the BBC Radio 1 playlist earlier this year with it’s hip-hop production and silk harpoon vocals. New single Impossible feels like an old favourite before it’s two and a half minutes have even played out. 2015 certainly looks set to be the year of the lion.
From internet sensations to Grammy nominees, it’s safe to say it’s been an astronomical five years for Guy and Howard Lawrence. Now, after the huge success of their Caracal LP, Disclosure are celebrating by headlining one of Manchester’s most beautiful venues, Manchester Central. From ‘Omen’ with Sam Smith to ‘Holding On’ with Gregory Porter, the hype for the brothers couldn’t be higher right now, and on November 28th, you can expect the hit-making duo to bring their anthemic back catalogue to life through their incredible live show.
NIGHT & DAY 24th BIRTHDAY PARTY
Those wonderful people at Night & Day are turning 24 and you need to be there to help them blow out the candles. Taking over the cafe in November for a night of super fun Birthday vibes will be indie slammers Two Weeks Running. With galloping drums and sugary addictive choruses, the Bolton quartet will be bringing their hurling guitar anthems to Manchester for this huge gig. Plus, with special guests set to be added, this night should be absolutely enormous. Get ready to party.
After a few years of uncertainty Mt Wolf are back. With the release their bliss EP Red earlier this year, the London trio have opened themselves to a new world of emotional, atmosphere building tapestries that touch on elements of folk and electronica. When they head to the Night & Day Cafe alongside psych pop crafters Whyte Horses and folk swooners My Grey Horse you need to be there. Don’t miss out.
That shiver croon, the bittersweet lyricism, his dulcet delivery; every word from the lips of Ghostpoet has the power to raise hairs on the back of your neck, send grave chills down your spine. On debut album Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam he set the tone with a collection of intimately soulful RnB swoons. Last year’s Some Say I So I Say Light built on these solid foundations with universal introspection swathed across warm electronica. This year’s third album Shedding Skin was effortlessly captivating and marked Obaro Ejimiwe as one of the UK’s most talented artists. Grab a ticket to this Marble Factory show and fall under his spell.
ALBERT HAMMOND JR.
Albert Hammond Jr is back with more stories of life and loss, the kind of guitar lines that weld themselves to your shoulders, and driving choruses that sound nothing short of timeless. Well known as the guitarist in The Stokes, Hammond Jr’s own solo career has never taken a back seat, and tracks like St. Justice and In Transit are glowing proof the prolific musician can create riffs that flow under his own instant vocal with a swaggering confidence. Releasing new album Momentary Masters this summer it’s time he deliver his own mastery live, and this gig at Bristol’s Fleece is your chance to spill beer on your shoes, jump about, and be charmed by this indie hero.
After unleashing demo Living Alone on the world two years back, a crashing indie gem with a super catchy hook, Bad Sounds created a wave of confused hype amongst the blogosphere. With little known about the duo, they disappeared under the radar for a while, but now they’re back with I Feel, another swooning indie pop number that gets your toes tapping in the same way Metronomy did back in 2011. People are expecting big things from this pair, and if it all carries on this way you won’t catch them in a venue this size ever again, so get your tickets for Start The Bus bought, Bristol. And get ready to brag to your mates when they’ve scored their first top 10 hit.
Check back again next Monday to see DICE’s show recommendations for the following seven days.