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.
Aching and beguiling Scandinavian indie from real-life couple Ebba and Michel. The Waiting Room. Stoke Newington Overground. Tue May 16.
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.
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.
Preston and his button-down shirts come out of hiding armed with new material and ’00s hits. The Garage. Highbury & Islington. Sat May 20.
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.
Sun-blushed psychedelia and crisp, upbeat indie from the Indian childhood mates who love a pastel suit. Southbank Centre. Waterloo. Fri May 19.
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.