Weekly Gig Guide: Dilly Dally, Pete Astor, Chorusgirl

Tuesday, 5th – Friday, 8th January

Fortuna Pop! Winter Sprinter 2016 @ The Lexington  (£32.70) – Read more

Wednesday, 6th January

Brudini, MUNDU @ Blueberry Bar (£10.45)

Jelani Blackman, Cloude Atlas, Geovarn @ Birthdays (£5.50)

Dilly Dally @ Rough Trade East (FREE) – Read more

Thursday, 7th January

Dilly Dally, Lazy Day @ The Victoria, Dalston (£7) – Read more


Dilly Dally kick off European tour with two London shows


Dilly Dally, the grungy Toronto four piece, will kick off their month-long European tour next week with two shows in London before heading into the continent and returning at the end of January.

Their first stop will be a free show at Rough Trade East, on Wednesday 6th Jan, showcasing their recent album release, entitled “Sore”, which received much praise when it was released in October last year.

The band follow this with a show in The Victoria in in Dalston. Supporting is London’s own Lazy Day who released the track below for last year’s Record Store Day.

Dilly Dally then continue on their tour around Europe, full details below, before returning for a night at The Lexington.

A good start to 2016: The Fortuna Pop Winter Sprinter

cw2cjvvuwaeos_iThe 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”


New Year’s Eve Gig Guide: Nina Kraviz, Roman Flugel, Eli & Fur, Otzeki, Rene Lavice

I’m sure most people have picked their New Year’s Eve location at this stage, whether it be at a party, in a club, at home or abroad, but just in case, here’s a few (not so cheap) options for the last day of 2015.

Thursday, 31st December 2015

Roman Flugel, Midland, Honey Dijon, OK Jones, Mr Solid Gold, Hesseltime @ Corsica Studios  (£33)

Mystified, Otzeki, Blue Kassette, The Likks, Hannah Symons, Young Causeway, Lit Fm @ Off the Cuff (£35)

MK, Kenny Dope, Route 94, Dantiez Saunderson, Eli & Fur @ Great Suffolk Street Warehouse (£37.95)

Craig Richards, Terry Francis, Alex Arnout, Richy Ahmed, Eats Everything, Nina Kraviz, Maya Jane Coles @ fabric  (£50.60)

Wilkinson, Noisia, Loadstar, Culture Shock, Roni Size, MC AD-APT, Camo & Krooked, Friction, Preditah, Rene Lavice, Frankee @ O2 Academy Brixton (£57.37)

Weekly Gig Guide: NZCA LINES, AJIMAL, Gillbanks, Bryde, Eugene Quell, Sarah P., Roddy Frame, Eli & Fur, Ulrika Spacek, Smoke Fairies, A.S. Fanning, Sarah Williams White

Friday, 11th December

Gillbanks @ Sebright Arms  (£6.95)

Tangled Hair, Eugene Quell, Modern Rituals @ The Lexington  (£8)

Wooden Arms, AJIMAL @ Sutton House (£9)

Kal Lavelle, Fiona Bevan, Bryde, WE LOVE SHOWS @ St Giles-in-the-Fields Church (£13.90)

The Jazz Butcher @ Servant Jazz Quarters (FREE)

Sundara Karma @ KOKO  (£5.95)

The Spitfires, The Costellos, The Middens @ 229  (£11)

Jimmy Edgar @ Fire  (£11)

Serafina Steer, BAS JAN @ Kings Place  (£12.50)

Saturday, 12th December

Sarah P., Teddy @ Birthdays (FREE)

Luckless, Benedict Benjamin, Shevek @ The Harrison  (£5.50)

Wooden Arms, Gaze Is Ghost, Dog in the Snow @ Sutton House (£9)

Heartless Bastards @ Oslo Hackney (£13.75)

Sunday, 13th December

Joy to the World, Mason St James’s Church, Piccadilly (£10)

Status Quo, Wilko Johnson @ The O2 Arena (£47.13)

Monday, 14th December

Dutch Uncles, Outfit, NZCA LINES @ Oslo Hackney  (£18.15)

Palace Winter, MANUKA HONEYS, O. Chapman @ Birthdays (FREE)

Tuesday, 15th December

Roddy Frame @ Cadogan Hall (£27.50)

Wednesday, 16th December

Eli & Fur @ Heaven (£11.25)

Trampolene, Jackals Rose, Charlie Costello @ Nambucca  (£7)

Lyla Foy, Oh Sister, Katie Malco @ Tooting Tram & Social (£8.50)

Thursday, 17th December

Ulrika Spacek @ The Victoria, Dalston (FREE)

Candice Gordon, A.S. Fanning @ Sebright Arms (£7)

Sarah Williams White @ Albany Theatre (£10)

Smoke Fairies @ The Lexington (£11)

Weekly Gig Guide: JAKL, Shopping, Moss Lime, Three Girl Rhumba, Olivier Heim, Demob Happy

Friday, 4th December

Dah Rhyl Gah Moor @ The Monarch (FREE)

Alex Calder @ The Victoria, Dalston  (£8)

Alasdair Roberts, Kirsty Potts @ Kings Place  (15.50)

Saturday, 5th December

Left With Pictures, Kristin McClement, Hejira, Benedict Benjamin @ The Slaughtered Lamb  (£6.60)

Sunday, 6th December

The Island Club @ The Old Queen’s Head  (FREE)

Monday, 7th December

Moss Lime @ The Old Blue Last  (£5.50)

Lois @ Servant Jazz Quarters  (£6)

Tuesday, 8th December

Shopping @ 100 Club  (£11.25)

Three Girl Rhumba, Beach For Tiger @ The Garage  (FREE)

Sister Gracie, All Kings and Queens, Akiine @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen  (FREE)

Wednesday, 9th December

Olivier Heim @ Servant Jazz Quarters  (£6)

Bicep @ Somerset House  (£19.30)

Thursday, 10th December

JAKL @ St Pancras Old Church  (£7)

Demob Happy @ 100 Club  (£8)

Clap! Clap! @ Shapes  (FREE)

Black Peaches @ The Blues Kitchen  (FREE)

Husky Loops, Free Your Mind, Valve Control @ The Fox & Firkin  (FREE)

AJ Tracey @ Boxpark Shoreditch  (FREE)

Beans on Toast @ Islington Assembly Hall  (£13.75)

Weekly Gig Guide: Saint Sister, Bad Sounds, Naytronix, Seb Wildblood, Autobahn, Cesare, Trader Horne, Anthony Child, Fews, Doe, Your Friend, Sarah Williams White, Christopher Owens

Friday, 27th November

Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set), DJ Qu, Barnt, Delicatessen, Church (DJ), Seb Wildblood, Apes (DJ) @ XOYO  (£14.85)

Gillbanks, Tony Njoku @ Four Quarters (FREE)

Subculture Sage @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen (£9)

Zervas & Pepper @ Sebright Arms (£14.30)

Martha Ffion, Wyldest @ The Waiting Room (£7)

Saturday, 28th November

Naytronix @ The Shacklewell Arms (£8.50)

Toyboy & Robin, Cesare, Danglo @ The Laundry (£22)

Admiral Sir Cloudsley Shovell, Hagstone, Desolate Pathway, Groan @ The Unicorn (FREE)

Hot Vox, Jack-knife, Stax Revue, Nice Place, The Sick Notes @ Aces and Eights Saloon Bar (£6.95)

Saltwater Sun @ Tooting Tram & Social (FREE)

Sunday, 29th November

Trader Horne, Judy Dyble @ Bush Hall (£22.75)

Blacklisters, Ghost Car, Mystified @ Stag’s Head  (£5)

Stornoway, Lail Arad, Fossa @ Tooting Tram & Social  (£15.75)

Monday, 30th November

O Emperor, Paddy Hanna, Saint Sister @ The Shacklewell Arms  (£7)

Surgeon, Anthony Child, Ali Wade @ Cafe OTO (£12)

Night Games, Yours (UK), Swoon The Old Blue Last (FREE)

Plastic Mermaids @ Electrowerkz (£9)

Sunflower Bean @ Moth Club (£9.60)

Tuesday, 1st December

Autobahn @ Sebright Arms (£8)

Fews @ The Old Blue Last (FREE)

Doe, Thalassocracy, Summer Camp (DJ set), Finish Flag, Pet Cemetery @ The Victoria, Dalston (FREE)

Your Friend @ The Lock Tavern (FREE)

The Half Earth, St Sleep, Dog in the Snow @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen  (FREE)

Lowly @ Servant Jazz Quarters (£6)

Wednesday, 2nd December

Bad Sounds @ The Waiting Room (£7)

Sarah Williams White @ Rye Wax (FREE)

Glass Caves, Passport to Stockholm, Delamere @ The Barfly (£7)

Otzeki, Lectures, Body Clocks @ The Macbeth (£5)

Thursday, 3rd December

Christopher Owens, Your Friend @ St John on Bethnal Green (£14.10)

Junk, Lull, Jeeps, Fresh @ New Cross Inn (£3)

She Makes War @ Sebright Arms (£10)

Citizens! @ Oslo Hackney (£13.20)

Bianca Casady & The C.i.A. @ ATP Pop Up Venue (£16.90)