Best London gigs in January

Start the year with some seriously good live music – here are our pick of the best gigs in January
By Time Out London Music |
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After the hustle, bustle and general madness of Christmastime and the inevitable indulgence of New Year's Eve, January can often be a quiet time for staying inside from the bitterly cold weather at home to save money after the expenditure of the festive period. 

Admittedly, January is a quiet month for London's music scene. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of great gigs and world-class artists passing through our city. From homegrown talent to visiting pop royalty, there's bound to be something to give your January that added sprinkle of winter magic. Here’s our January gig guide – book now or regret it later!

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Enter Shikari

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The St. Alban's band return to play the O2 Academy in Brixton, serving up their signature blend of rock, EDM, drum & bass, electronica, dubstep and trance. 

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Ben Howard

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The London-born Devon-based singer/songwriter plays a mammoth three dates at the O2 Academy Brixton in support of his Top 5 2018 album ‘Noonday Dream’. 

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The 1975

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Matty Healy and his band of pop innovators the 1975 will drop by The O2 to perform hits from their three albums, including the recent ‘A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships’. Expect bops, bangers and hordes of screaming fans.  

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Youngr

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Rising musical sensation and multi-instrumentalist Youngr brings his breezy pop to London in a bid to lighten up your January. Given the bounciness of songs like ‘Lost In Translation’ and ‘Out Of My System’, he's likely to be successful, too. 

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Snow Patrol

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After a seven-year break, a bout of writer's block and the scrapping of a whole album, Irish band Snow Patrol are back to tour their latest record ‘Wildness’. The group will also be playing Wembley Arena on February 2 2019. 

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ODESZA

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Seattle-based electronic music pioneers ODESZA come to Brixton to perform tracks from their third album ‘A Moment Apart’. Expect everything from cinematic soundscapes to summery synths. 

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The Neighbourhood

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American alt-rock outfit The Neighbourhood may be the perfect companion to those gloomy January nights with their brand of downtempo LA pop noir. 

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