It’s almost definitely drizzling and chilly right now so what better way to keep warm than by seeking out a sweaty room full of adrenaline-pumped music fans? Here’s our guide to the best London gigs happening this November.
Californian ray of sunshine Margaret Glaspy is beaming over with her cream-coloured telecaster and modest (but punch-packing) band of a drummer and bassist. Having recently released her debut album 'Emotions and Math', Glaspy will be promoting the record, which is a mixture of fun, flippant lyrics that fans of Courtney Barnett would appreciate and flexing folky guitar licks. Vocally Glaspy is also a delight, managing to combine the cutesy, indie quirk of Joanna Newsom with the gut-wrenching sincerity that Laura Marling's tonality holds.Read more
Bastille released second album 'Wild World' in September 2016 (the follow-up to their hugely successful first album ‘Bad Blood’ in 2012). Hear how the record sounds live with their new 'Wild Wild World' tour and whether they can shake free from those behemoth hits of previous years.Read more
Former Mercury Prize nommed trio released a new album 'Man Made Object' earlier this year which continued to show off their eclectic influences, ranging from Brian Eno and arcade game bleeps to Debussy and Shostakovich. Pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner comprise this high-octane, Manchester-based trio.Read more
That whole electronic soul thing you've been hearing a lot of recently? The splendidly named Chet Faker was ahead of the curve, releasing a woozy, bass-tinged, jazz-inflected, organ-based take on Blackstreet's 'No Diggity' way back in 2011. He has since paired up with Flume and Marcus Marr and toured extensively bringing an energetic live show and his beautifully raspy voice.Read more