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Weezer - O2 Brixton London 2019 - GIG GOER

Live: WEEZER // O2 Academy Brixton, London

On the hottest day of the year so far, Brixton gave its warmest welcome to Californian rock quartet Weezer. There’s something quite special about seeing a band that was born in the same year as you were. Weezer and I had both shared the same

Foals - Alexandra Palace London 2019 - GIG GOER

Live: FOALS // Alexandra Palace, London

Oxford quartet Foals played their biggest UK headline shows to date in celebration of their fifth album, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost. It’s been an excruciatingly long wait for the band’s follow up to 2015’s What Went Down, and for our patience, we have

Larkins - Dingwalls London 2019 - GIG GOER

Live: LARKINS // Dingwalls, London

Playing a sold-out show at Dingwalls in the heart of Camden last week, Larkins brought hundreds of fans to the underground venue for a night of unending bops. The indie guitar pop quartet from Glossop relentlessly churned out their anthemic, hook-filled songs with staggering ease.

Yonaka - Heaven London - GIG GOER - 2019

Live: YONAKA // Heaven, London

Alternative rock quartet YONAKA from Brighton played a sold-out Heaven last week, just the night before the release of their hugely anticipated debut album, Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow. Having built such a following over the years on top of a reputation for a raucous live show,

Live: JAMES BAY // London Palladium

Hot off the heels of his heart-rending new EP, Oh My Messy Mind, James Bay took to the stage at the stunning London Palladium. The BRIT Awards-winning, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter had his older brother, Alex Francis as support, effectively warming up the crowd before the main

ALASKALASKA - Omeara - GIG GOER - 2019

Live: ALASKALASKA // Omeara, London

In support of their debut album, The Dots, ALASKALASKA filled London’s Omeara with their dreamy, ethereal art-pop. Frontwoman Lucinda Duarte-Holman’s vocals combined with the rhythmic beats and sultry saxophone made for an atmospheric sound that felt like it could transport you to another world altogether.

Dream Wife - Live At Leeds 2019 - GIG GOER

DREAM WIFE // Live At Leeds 2019

Pop/punk rock trio Dream Wife were the perfect start to open the stage at the Leeds Beckett SU. Taking time off working on their next album to drop by Live at Leeds, they were armed with a tree stump from the barn where they have

Childcare - Live At Leeds 2019 - GIG GOER

CHILDCARE // Live At Leeds 2019

London-based four-piece Childcare took to the stage early at Brudenell Social Club at Live at Leeds this year. In anticipation of their debut album which is due at the end of this month, they treated us to a dynamic, riveting performance. Check out the full

Goat Girl - Live At Leeds 2019 - GIG GOER

GOAT GIRL // Live At Leeds 2019

We caught Goat Girl at this year’s Live At Leeds festival. A speedy venue reallocation brought Goat Girl to the Riley Smith Hall in the Leeds University Union, where the stage was big, but not as big as the sounds that the South London post-punk

Black Honey - Live At Leeds 2019 - GIG GOER

Highlights of Live At Leeds 2019

The arrival of Live At Leeds on Saturday the 4th of May officially kicked off festival season, and what a start it was. Although it was not quite festival weather yet, it had music lovers out in full swing. The UK Festival Awards winner in