Last year they toured the UK for the first time, supporting Babes in Toyland on their reunion shows. Now, following the release of new album ‘The Big Fit’, Skating Polly are on their way back.
In London, the step-sisters Peyton Bighorse and Kelli Mayo have their sights on Camden’s The Lock Tavern on 14 June 2016.
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Montreal-based Plants and Animals return with a new album drawing from influences as diverse as Van Morrison, J Dilla, Serge Gainsbourg, John Coltrane, Messiaen, and Angelo Badalamenti.
‘Waltzed in from the Rumbling’, billed as the group’s most soulful and inventive LP yet, will be supported by a tour that includes a stop at The Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen in London on 31 May 2016.
Tickets are available now.
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PAWS are back with a new record and, in June and July, a full-scale UK tour that includes an album release show at Moth Club.
Tickets to the London show, on 2 July 2016, are available now.
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Chris Cohen has a new album and he’s headed this way in September to share its songs with Europe.
The musician, who’s just released ‘As If Apart’, reaches London on 5 September 2016 with a headline show at Cafe Oto. Tickets are available now.
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Gothenburg-based hip-hop electronic musician sir Was is launching his debut EP, ‘Says Hi’, with a London show on 1 June at The Old Blue Last.
Tickets are available now.
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Fatherson | The Hospital Club | 11 May 2016
Fatherson’s debut album sounds like a young band finding their feet. The songs are definitely there; the confidence perhaps not.
But two years on the road can be transformative. And tonight the three young men from Kilmarnock – all 23 – deliver an outsized performance more suited to Wembley Stadium than a soulless function room. Their energy and enthusiasm barely contained by a too-small, too-low stage, the trio plus touring guitarist roll out one giant chorus after another. In the process, Ross Leighton, Marc Strain, and Greg Walkinshaw reveal how the songs from 2014’s ‘I Am An Island’ have grown in the live arena, while showcasing the forthcoming ‘Open Book’ with tunes that are even more anthemic.
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Mark Lanegan | Union Chapel | 3 May 2016
In concert, Mark Lanegan likes to stand still. In his career, not so much. Always moving forwards, since the initial success of Screaming Trees his discography is one of solo and band recordings, collaborations, side projects, and “imitations”. ‘An Evening With Mark Lanegan’ embraces all of it, creating a cohesive set by stripping back the music and focusing on what’s important: his ragged baritone.
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