Robin Trower | Islington Assembly Hall | 18 October 2016
Photo credit: Paul Clampin
“Is the best yet to come?” asks Robin Trower on ‘Where You Are Going To’, the title track of his latest album. Performed tonight with tenderness and restraint, it reflects on “how we have no idea how our lives might unfold”.
But for the next 90 minutes, the guitarist and his audience know exactly what’s coming: the highlights of a 40-year solo career, performed with feeling. Eschewing look-at-me showmanship and soulless technical precision for something far more important – a rich, emotional sound all his own – Trower’s personality bleeds into every note.
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Benjamin Francis Leftwich is hitting London venues in support of his upcoming second album, ‘After The Rain’.
The Yorkshire singer, who rose to prominence with his 2011 debut ‘Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm’, is performing two acoustic in-stores in August – at Fopp Covent Garden on the 19th and Rough Trade West on the 20th. He returns to the capital a month later with a headline show at Islington Assembly Hall on 22 September 2016.
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It’s taken six years, but Teenage Fanclub are back with a new album, their tenth.
‘Here’ is set for release on 9 September and will be accompanied by extensive touring across the UK, including two London shows: Islington Assembly Hall on 5 September and Electric Ballroom on 22 November 2016.
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King King are headed out on a nationwide UK tour in November with Broken Witt Rebels in tow.
The trek culminates in a show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on 29 November 2016.
“We’re determined to take King King to new heights,” says frontman Alan Nimmo. “We enjoy winning over new fans who’ve discovered us for the very first time.
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Okkervil River have unveiled their first new music since 2013 with ‘Okkervil River R.I.P’ heralding the release of a new album.
‘Away’, set to arrive in September, will be supported by a tour that includes a stop at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on 10 November 2016.
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Swans return with a new album, which will be supported by an extensive tour including two London shows at Islington Assembly Hall on 13 and 14 October 2016.
The band, led by Michael Gira, formed in 1982 and, after disbanding in 1997, returned with the albums ‘My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky’ (2010), ‘The Seer’ (2012), and ‘To Be Kind’ (2014).‘The Glowing Man’ is the last album by Swans’ current incarnation.
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Robin Trower is headed out on a 13-date UK tour in autumn that includes a stop at Islington Assembly Hall on 18 October 2016.
The trek, featuring Stevie Nimmo as special guest, is in support of the guitarist’s forthcoming studio album, ‘Where You Are Going To’.
Tickets are on sale now.
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