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This week’s hottest ticket
Like a one-man Simon & Garfunkel for the twenty-first century, Detroit-born alt folk luminary Stevens is a real one-off. He’s dabbled over the years in chamber-folk, electronica and Christmas carols, but his latest album ‘Carrie & Lowell’ is a heartbreaking and breathily intimate tribute to his late mother that’s up there with anything he’s recorded to date. Hear selections from that alongside older fan favourites at this pair of Southbank shows.Read more
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Still just 25 but tipped by Prince and with a Top Five debut album under her belt, south London singer-songwriter La Havas recalls Feist and Erykah Badu with her velvety vocals and mellifluous, synth-shimmering folk-soul sound. Her new album ‘Blood’ could win her a second Mercury nomination, so hear it first at this special launch gig at the beautiful Wilton’s Music Hall.Read more
Honey, I shrunk The Beatles! Irish lads The Strypes make One Direction look like The Rolling Stones: they're all still in their teens, and have already sold out the Electric Ballroom and supported Arctic Monkeys. We wouldn't be surprised if one or more of them has a pushy parent who's played the boys a lot of British and Irish rhythm ’n’ blues records from the ’60s, and encouraged them to get the appropriate pudding-bowl haircuts. But they're impressively skilled for their age, and present a scarily convincing facsimile of the era's best bands – complete with Bo Diddley covers – despite being too young to remember The Libertines, let alone The Yardbirds.Read more