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Hot This Week // BABYMETAL, Poppy & Waterparks

Welcome to GIG GOER’s new feature Hot This Week.

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Here to deliver the team’s spotlight news from the previous week as well as the upcoming gigs we feel you shouldn’t miss.

Tour Announcements

A lot of shows have been announced last week, here are some of the highlights.


On top of her show at The Shacklewell Arms on 31st October, Poppy has just announced the European leg of her ‘I Disagree Tour’ for March 2020. Tickets can be purchased here.

March 2020

12 – Manchester, Manchester Academy 2

13 – Glasgow, Cathouse

14 – Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham

15 – London, Heaven

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Dirty Hit UK Label Tour

Independent label Dirty Hit are taking three of their artists out on tour. The tour will feature Beabadoobee, No Rome, and Oscar Lang. Tickets went on sale Friday 11th October, for more information visit here.


26 – Cambridge, The Portland Arms

27 – Norwich, The Waterfront

28 – Brighton, Patterns

30 – Southampton, The Joiners


01 – Exeter, The Cavern

02 – Plymouth, The Junction

03 – Bournemouth, The Anvil

05 – Cardiff, The Globe

06 – Bristol, The Louisiana

07 – Birmingham, The Castle and Falcon

09 – Oxford, The Bullingdon

10 – Nottingham, The Bodega Social Club

11 – Stoke On Trent, The Sugarmill

12 – Liverpool, Arts Club

14 – Sheffield, The Leadmill

15 – Leeds, The Key Club

16 – Newcastle, The Think Tank

17 – Glasgow, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut

18 – Manchester, The Deaf Institute

20 – London, The Dome

Holding Absence

Tickets went on sale for Holding Absence’s largest show to date, performing the entirety of their back catalogue at London’s Scala. The gig will be held on 12th December 2019.


On Friday 11th October tickets went on general sale for Blossoms upcoming tour. Tickets are available here.

Albums Of The Week

These are the albums we think deserve to be heard this week.

BABYMETAL – Metal Galaxy

“With a visionary new approach, BABYMETAL take their sound to new heights on their genre-crossing third album, Metal Galaxy.” Check out our full review here.

Waterparks – FANDOM

“Transcending the limits of genres, Waterparks return with a highly ambitious and cohesive new album, FANDOM, marking their best work to date.” Read our full review here.

The Devil Wears Prada – The Act

The Act entwines many different aspects of metal genres to create something unique and intriguing.” Our full review is available here.

Simple Creatures – Everything Opposite (EP)

“Combining two talented songwriters with a knack for the weird proves to be an effective recipe for some emo bangers, written with a wink, which they themselves describe as trash-pop.” Read more here.


Can’t Swim Foreign Language (EP)

“The post-punk band has unveiled their artist-riddled new EP, Foreign Language, through Pure Noise Records. And it’s an aggressive one.” Find our full review here.

Tracks Of The Week

Here are our favourite tracks from last week.

Simple Creatures – One Little Lie

Taken from their new EP, Everything Opposite, Simple Creatures revealed another single One Little Lie. Find our review of it here.

LAULIA – 13/7

After recently signing to Rose Coloured Records, LAULIA have released their sensational new single 13/7. Check out our full review here.

Chappaqua Wrestling – Is She Happy Turning On Her Side?

Jack Saunders’ track of the week, Chappaque Wrestling have released a brilliant song last week. Check out our full song review here.

Gigs This Week 

Here are some of the gigs we think you shouldn’t miss this week.

Biffy Clyro and Jimmy Eat World

For Q Awards this year Biffy Clyro and Jimmy Eat World are playing The Roundhouse in London on 15th October. Unfortunately tickets have sold out but it is going to be an incredible show.

Twin Peaks

Playing one date wasn’t enough for Twin Peaks, they are now DJing at the Goose Island on the 17th as well as their headline show at The Dome on 16th November. More information is available here.

Local Natives

Local Natives will be playing Electric Brixton on 16th October, tickets are available here.

The Struts

There are still tickets available to see The Struts at O2 Forum Kentish Town on 16th October as well as a handful of other UK dates. For more information visit the band’s website here.


Heading out on UK tour, Fangclub witll play at Camden Assembly on 16th October. More information here.


After releasing FANDOM on Friday, Waterparks are playing at Pryzm in Kingston on Wednesday. More information can be found here.


Their show at Islington Assembly Hall on Thursday has unfortunately sold out, but the band is still playing a couple of more shows. More information here.

The Big Moon

The Big Moon are playing a one-off show at Lexington in London on Thursday 17th October, find more information and tickets here.


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On 18th October Foals will be playing at House Of Vans. Tickets are available through a ballot which can be found here.

Real Friends

On Friday Real Friends are playing at Electric Ballroom supported by Grayscale. They are also playing many other dates in the UK the following week. Find more information here.