Another week, another crop of ace London gigs. Out of everything that isn’t sold out, here’s our top ten – just click on the red headers to read more.
The final UK show of the farewell tour for Portland’s troopers of melancholic everyman country blues. Electric Ballroom. Camden Town. Fri Oct 21.
He's on guitar, she’s on banjo. Together they produce beautifully eerie, looping folk. Cecil Sharp House. Camden Town. Thu Oct 20.
Expect loads of classics from the latest incarnation of those Manc poppunksters (above), who are currently celebrating 40 years in music. Roundhouse. Chalk Farm. Fri Oct 21.
Pulsing electro-psychrock elevated by singer Isabel Munoz-Newsome’s otherworldly vocals. Village Underground. Shoreditch High St Overground. Mon Oct 24.
The Canadian metal vets show that cameras on the tour bus – even a doc about failed attempts at fame – can be a good thing. O2 Academy Islington. Angel. Thu Oct 20.
5. Clean Bandit
There was no escaping ‘Tears’ this summer, proving that the Bandit’s house-pop-with-strings formula still has appeal! Roundhouse. Chalk Farm. Mon Oct 24.
Top psychedelia from the Swedish anonymous band who excel at wild chanting, world rhythms and wearing masks. The Coronet. Elephant & Castle. Tue Oct 18.
3. C Duncan
A chance to hear the angelic-voiced Scot loop vocals and beats live including tracks from new album ‘The Midnight Sun’. ICA. Charing Cross. Thu Oct 20.
Years & Years may have taken over their dark-edged synthpop schtick, but this London five-piece have returned to win back the city. XOYO. Old St. Thu Oct 20.
Best gig this week: Polica
Three albums in and this trip-hoppy outfit neatly meet the national post-Brexit mood with Channy Leaneagh’s seductively tired vocals laid over subtle, hi-hat-loving protest songs that make hopelessness sound pretty gorgeous. Roundhouse. Chalk Farm. Wed Oct 19.
...and here are loads more gigs this week. Don’t say we’re not good to you.
NB. All events were available to book at time of writing.