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This week’s hottest ticket
They’re back! After another long, long hiatus and a line-up change, Kele Okereke's emotional post-punks have finally reconvened for their fifth album. A decade after their stunning debut ‘Silent Alarm’, it’s anyone’s guess what they’ll sound like: their last LP 'Four' took in indie-disco and synthpop as well as hard grunge and blues riffs. But we’ve no doubt at all that they still know how to put on a frenetic performance. This intimate live show in Hackney will be your first chance to hear the band’s new sounds in their home town.Read more
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After the Libertines reunion in Hyde Park last year, Pete ’n’ Carl (’n’ Gary ’n’ John) have followed through with a new album: ’Anthems for Doomed Youth’, their first record in 11 years. You’ll hear plenty of it at this intimate Camden show alongside all the rough-and-ready Libs classics. They’re are as erratic as they ever were on stage, but they’ve got a deep repertoire of great songs that haven’t faded despite age, addiction and animosity. Read our Libertines interview.Read more
Heavily tipped by the UK press after the release of their debut album ‘From Kinshasa’, Mbongwana Star are a new seven-piece band from the DRC featuring former members of Staff Benda Bilili. Their sound mixes up traditional Congolese rumba with electronic elements. They’re a sensational live band – see for yourself in November.Read more
The phenomenally popular metalcore combo from steely Sheffield have been banging heads, chugging guitars, and inducing beer-chucking around the world for over ten years now, but their last-but-one album ‘Sempiternal’ was their first on a major label. Tonight you can scream your lungs out alongside frontman Oli Sykes as BMTH bring you songs including ‘Chelsea Smile’ and ‘Fuck’ alongside stuff from their brand new record ‘That’s the Spirit’.Read more