Just announced: the latest London gigs

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This week’s hottest ticket

Squeeze

Critics' choice

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.

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Royal Albert Hall Thursday October 15 2015

Gigs just announced

Loom

Critics' choice

Tarik Badwan, brother of The Horrors’ Faris, stalks out of his sibling’s tall, tall shadow as singer in his own band, Loom. They sound like The Strokes covering the Pixies through Nirvana’s pedalboards: a blast of grunge-fuzz punk bliss.

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The Black Heart Wednesday April 15 2015 - Wednesday May 13 2015 Free

Marriages

Critics' choice

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.

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Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen Friday May 1 2015

Seun Kuti And Fela's Egypt 80

Critics' choice

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.

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Ronnie Scott's Saturday May 9 2015 - Saturday June 13 2015

Laurence Fox

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.

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The Borderline Monday May 11 2015

Lion Babe + Seinabo Sey

Critics' choice

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.

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Scala Wednesday May 20 2015
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