Hot This Week // Billie Eilish, Catfish And The Bottlemen & DIIV
Welcome to GIG GOER’s new feature Hot This Week.
Here to deliver the team’s spotlight news from the previous week as well as the upcoming gigs we feel you shouldn’t miss.
A lot of shows have been announced last week, here are some of the highlights.
Whether you follow her or not you are likely to have heard about Billie Eilish’s WHERE DO WE GO? WORLD TOUR. Originally only meant to be playing two dates in London, which is still a lot especially considering it is the massive O2 Arena, but due to phenomenal demand she has added extra two dates. The tickets went on sale Friday, there are still some tickets available but be quick about it, they aren’t likely to be there long. For more information visit here.
The dates are now as follows:
21 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
22 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
24 – Birmingham, Arena Birmingham
26 – London, The O2
27 – London, The O2
29 – London, The O2
30 – London, The O2
Jimmy Eat World
If having Biffy Clyro play The Roundhouse for Q Awards this year wasn’t good enough, Jimmy Eat World will now be supporting. This phenomenal line up has unfortunately sold out but those of you lucky enough to have gotten tickets are going to have a phenomenal time especially now these special guests have been added.
Catfish And The Bottlemen
Following from playing Tobacco Dock closing BBC Introducing this year, Catfish And The Bottlemen will be playing an incredibly intimate show on November 1st at University of London Union (also known as ULU). The capacity of this venue is only 828 people, much smaller than the arenas they are going on to play after. Tickets went on sale on October 3rd, if you missed out the majority of tickets are going to be up for grabs on Absolute Radio via competitions. Make sure you tune in to Danielle Perry’s show between 7pm and 10pm from October 7th for a chance of winning tickets for this insane show.
To coincide with the announcement of their upcoming album Foolish Loving Spaces, Blossoms have announced a UK tour including three nights at O2 Kentish Town Forum. To get first access to the tickets you can pre-order the new album to be part of a pre-sale on Tuesday October 8th at 9am. The album must be pre-ordered before 4pm October 7th to qualify. Find more information here.
07 – Norwich, UEA LCR
08 – Margate, Winter Gardens
10 – Nottingham, Rock City
11 – Sheffield, O2 Academy
12 – Bath, The Forum
14 – Exeter, The Great Hall
15 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
17 – London, The O2 Forum
18 – London, The O2 Forum
19 – London, The O2 Forum
21 – Hull, Bonus Arena
22 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
24 – Leeds, O2 Academy
25 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
27 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
28 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
Playing their largest show to date, Holding Absence are performing at Scala in London on December 12th. Tickets go on sale Monday 7th October here.
A one night UK show at Kingston has been announced by Waterparks for the 16th October. Tickets went on sale 4th October, however, there are still some tickets available if you act quickly. The band are playing Pryzm and it will be an acoustic show with a Q&A as well so definitely not one to miss. Get your tickets from here.
Albums Of The Week
These are the albums we think deserve to be heard this week.
DIIV – Deceiver
“Birthed out of the wreckage of their past traumas, DIIV’s latest approach to music is helping them reach catharsis and new beginnings.” Read our full review here.
NOTHING, NOWHERE. & TRAVIS BARKER – BLOODLUST
“Dark and brutally honest, BLOODLUST marks a step up in nothing, nowhere.’s sound evolution.” The full review can be read here.
ISSUES – Beautiful Oblivion
ISSUES have released Beautiful Oblivion on Friday. Melodic and heavy, the album is unique and captivating, and definitely worth listening to. To get an idea of just how great it is, check out our single review of Drink About It.
FEET – What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham
Particularly quirky indie band FEET have released their debut album What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham. All the songs make up for quite an intriguing listen. We have reviewed their latest single, Dog Walking, check it out here to get a feel for the great album.
Tracks Of The Week
Here are our favourite tracks from last week.
The Devil Wears Prada – Chemical
In the run up to the release of their new album The Act, The Devil Wears Prada’s latest single Chemical is diverse and intriguing. Check out the full single review here.
dodie – Boys Like You
Approaching the important topic of the effects of an unhealthy relationship, dodie has released Boys Like You. Find the single and our review here.
Poppy – I Disagree
Poppy is breaking the Internet with her bizarre style again. She has released a brilliantly abnormal music video for I Disagree. This is the title track from her upcoming album out on January 10th.
Junodream – Limiter
Indie rockers Junodream have released a video for their single Limiter. The track is a very easy listen and rather relaxing compared to some of the others on this list. The single can be found here.
Gengahr – Everything & More
“Atmospheric and expansive, Everything & More is the first glimpse into the extraordinary world of Sanctuary.” The track has been taken off Gengahr‘s upcoming album Sanctuary and really should be on your radar this week. You can read our review and listen to it here.
Gigs This Week
Here are some of the gigs we think you shouldn’t miss this week.
Two Door Cinema Club
Two Door Cinema Club are playing a lot of shows this week including two performances in Manchester and The O2 Arena in London. See the full dates here.
Along with many other dates, Sea Girls are playing London on October 10th. See the full list of dates here.
Playing Electric Brixton on Thursday 10th October, Ten Tonnes are performing a handful of shows across the UK. The dates can be found here.
Scala is being taken over by whenyoung on Tuesday 8th October for what is sure to be a brilliant show. Playing a total of 5 dates across the UK, they are definitely worth catching. For more information go to their website here.