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Legendary kitchen-sink songwriters Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook have influenced hundreds of artists with their perfect pop gems, and you’ll hear a selection of their finest work at this big gig, the first Squeeze show in London for a few years. The pair patched things up for a partial Squeeze reunion in 2007, and have gigged on and off since then, but this is the first time that they’ve got a substantial body of new material with which to pad out the old hits: the first Squeeze album since 1998 is due this year.Read more
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Taking tips from Cocteau Twins, Warpaint and Deafheaven, LA trio Marriages come up with something special of their own: a forward-thinking, atmospheric take on rock with crunching metal riffs, twinkling dream-pop chords and complex percussion. Emma Ruth Rendle’s far-reaching voice is the eye of this particular storm of sound.Read more
Following in both his father Fela and brother Femi's footsteps, the latest musical member of the Kuti clan is a vibrant talent in his own right and a firebrand saxophonist and singer. He's here with many of Fela's original band members performing a scorching Afrobeat show.Read more
Posh actor Fox – who plays Detective Sergeant Hathaway in 'Lewis' – crosses the line from drama to music as he takes to the stage armed with an acoustic guitar and a selection of confessional songs. The audience could well consist mostly of 'Lewis' fans, plus (possibly) Fox's wife Billie Piper.Read more
NYC Lion duo Babe do a nice line in rich, electronic soul mixed with chunky hip hop beats, clubby basslines and edgy pop hooks. Listen out for their huge track 'Treat Me Like Fire'. Swedish songwriter and singer Seinabo Sey blends nu-soul with African rhythms and melodies.Read more