The new year is almost among us, and the thing on most people’s mind (apart from planning their New Year celebrations) is how to make next year better than last. For music fans, this could be opening up to new bands and discoveries. If you’re in London, you couldn’t go far wrong with going along to one of Fortuna Pop’s Winter Sprinter shows at the Lexington in January. Tickets are available here.
Tuesday 5th January: Steven James Adams, Simon Love, The Leaf Library
Steven James Adams, formerly of the Broken Family Band, is set to release his second album in 2016 titled Old Majick.
Former lead singer for The Loves, Simon Love released his solo debut this year (it’s still 2015, right?)
Londoners The Leaf Library released their debut album “Daylight Versions” back in October.
Wednesday 6th January – Tigercats, Flowers, Chorusgirl
East Londoners Tigercats released their second album Mysteries back in February.
Another London band with a sophmore album coming up, Flowers are set to release “Everybody’s Dying To Meet You” in February.
London based Chorusgirl released their eponymous debut album in 2015, to much applause.
Thursday 7th January – Withered Hand, Evans The Death, Pete Astor
Withered Hand, the moniker of scottish singer-songwriter Dan Wilson, released his sophmore album, “New Gods”, back in 2014.
Evans The Death released their second album back in March
Pete Astor, previously of The Loft and The Weather Prophets, is to release his new record, “Spilt Milk” in February 2016.
Friday 8th January – Martha, Milky Wimpshake, Bleurgh
Durham based Martha released their debut “Courting Strong” back in 2014.
Milky Wimpshake have been around since the early ’90s, having released their 5th album, “Heart and Soul in the Milky Way”, back in 2013.
According to the organisers on Facebook, this is “the all star Blur tribute indie supergroop featuring members of Allo Darlin’, Tigercats, Fever Dream & Night Flowers”