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The mighty Jungle came from nowhere to become one of 2014’s biggest new music sensations, releasing a series of steamy, disco-edged neo-funk singles backed by instantly viral videos including a six-year-old breakdancer and the High Rollaz freestyle rollerskating team. After selling out a run of London gigs last year off the back of their self-titled, Mercury-nominated debut album, they’re back to dominate 2015 with more big shows. Groovy.Read more
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Cradling his acoustic guitar like a lifeline while he sings his plaintive laments, fast-rising Bristolian singer-songwriter Ezra is also blessed by top cheekbones and great taste in chunky knitwear. Even bigger things could still be in store. Tickets will fly for this intimate-ish show for War Child, ahead of Ezra's live appearance at the Brit Awards.Read more
Hotly tipped bass-and-drums duo Royal Blood (the only rock act on the BBC's Sound of 2014 list) headline, fresh from the Number One success of their self-titled debut album and a Mercury nomination. They're very, very hot right now – book quick for this small-ish show in aid of War Child, ahead of Royal Blood's appearance at the Brit Awards.Read more
Returning with their first new material since the sad death of drummer Jon Brookes, Tim Burgess and his baggy Britpop brigade wheel out the old organ-heavy favourites – 'North Country Boy', 'The Only One I Know' and the rest – alongside songs from their new LP 'Modern Nature', and deeper cuts. Book quick for this Brooklyn Bowl gig in aid of War Child.Read more
The crew behind Green Man, the acclaimed indie and alt folk festival in the Brecon Beacons, host a Saint David's Day celebration in north London's folk music hub Cecil Sharp House. Sweet Baboo, Stanley Brinks, Georgia Ruth and Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog will help provide the soundtrack alongside traditional Welsh music. You'll also find Welsh poets and comedians, and food, crafts and storytelling at this family-friendly event. Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus!Read more
Hard-rocking Canadian noise-punks Metz pound their instruments within a fret of their lives, channeling the heavy legacy of their Sub Pop labelmates past and present: Mudhoney, Rapeman, No Age and even 'Bleach'-era Nirvana. The intense chugging of their down-tuned guitar storm is something to witness live, but avoid the front rows if you're precious about personal space: things should get pretty crazy.Read more