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The ten best gigs this week that you can actually still get tickets for

By Time Out London Music

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.

10. WY

Aching and beguiling Scandinavian indie from real-life couple Ebba and Michel. The Waiting Room. Stoke Newington Overground. Tue May 16.

9. Valaire

This super discojazz quartet have played together from the age of six. The result is seriously good-time music. Birthdays. Dalston Kingsland Overground. Sun May 21.

8. Agar Agar

Armand Bultheel’s nonchalant beats combine brilliantly with Carla Cappagli’s deadpan vocals. Moth Club. Hackney Central Overground. Tue May 16.

7. Vök

Experimental astral-pop bliss from the Icelandic band. Fan of The xx and Portishead? You’ll lap them up. Bush Hall. Shepherd’s Bush Market. Wed May 17.

6. The Ordinary Boys

Preston and his button-down shirts come out of hiding armed with new material and ’00s hits. The Garage. Highbury & Islington. Sat May 20.

5. Madame Gandhi

M.I.A.’s former drummer strikes it out alone with unabashedly feminist electro. Rich Mix. Shoreditch High St Overground. Thu May 18.

4. San Fermin

Enticing and expansive operatic pop that eschews pomp for infinitely catchy tunes. Village Underground. Shoreditch High St Overground. Mon May 22.

3. Parekh & Singh

Sun-blushed psychedelia and crisp, upbeat indie from the Indian childhood mates who love a pastel suit. Southbank Centre. Waterloo. Fri May 19.

2. Trim

Original grime hero and prolific MC brings his experimental sonic productions to SW11. Battersea Arts Centre. Clapham Common. Thu May 18.

The best gig this week: Metronomy

Brilliantly sincere electro-pop from lead man Joe Mount, whose ability to sideswipe genres means there’s always elements of surprise. A delight to catch live. O2 Academy Brixton. Brixton. Fri May 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.

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