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Local Natives - Oslo Hackney - GIG GOER - 2019

Live: LOCAL NATIVES // Oslo, Hackney

Californian indie rock quintet Local Natives played an intimate sold-out show at London’s Oslo, giving us the first taste of their new album. Local Natives‘ fourth album Violet Street comes a decade after the release of their debut, Gorilla Manor, but has somehow managed to

Indoor Pets - Scala - GIG GOER - 2019

Live: INDOOR PETS // Scala, London

Indoor Pets played their largest headline show yet last week, bringing dirty pop to London’s Scala. The four-piece from Kent released their debut album Be Content last month, much to the delight of long-time devotees, while amassing new fans. With the name-change saga long behind

Live: SWIMMING TAPES // Oslo, Hackney

Swimming Tapes stopped by a packed Oslo in Hackney last week, bathing their East London home in dreamy guitar pop. The band toured the UK (sans guitarist Paddy and instead with Will from support band Blackaby filling in) ahead of their debut album, Morningside, which

Luke Sital-Singh - EartH - GIG GOER - 2019

Live: LUKE SITAL-SINGH // EartH, London

Following the release of his third studio album, A Golden State, singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh took to the stage at EartH for a mesmerising performance. Ditching the band that features in his recordings for a stripped-back set, Luke Sital-Singh had the entire audience transfixed, not only

FEET - The Lexington - GIG GOER - 2019

Live: FEET // The Lexington, London

Indie rock band FEET brought an unpretentious, energetic performance to the BBC Music Introducing showcase at The Lexington last week.  The Coventry quintet kicked off their year with the release of English Weather, a jangly number whose description is perfectly encapsulated by its title, followed

Demob Happy - The Garage - London - GIG GOER - 2019

Live: DEMOB HAPPY // The Garage, London

Following the release of their new single, Less Is More, Demob Happy took to the road for their biggest headline tour so far, selling out iconic venue The Garage. Brighton-based Demob Happy are no newcomers to the music scene, having been around for over 10

Sam Fender - Electric Brixton - 2019 - GIG GOER

Live: SAM FENDER // Electric Brixton, London

BRITs Critic’s Choice winner Sam Fender delivers an excellent performance at sold-out Electric Brixton. Ahead of the release of his much-anticipated debut album, 22-year old Sam Fender has already wrapped up his 2018 with a string of sold out shows and a Brit Awards Critic’s

The Wonder Years - Troxy - London - GIG GOER

Live: THE WONDER YEARS // Troxy, London

In a pop punk line-up that many could have only dreamed of, The Wonder Years took to the stage at Troxy as co-headliners with Mayday Parade. Less than a year after the release of their sixth album Sister Cities, they returned to London for the

Mayday Parade - Troxy - London - GIG GOER

Live: MAYDAY PARADE // Troxy, London

Embarking on a co-headline UK tour with The Wonder Years, Mayday Parade brought all the emo favourites to London’s Troxy. Whoever said ‘two is better than one’ clearly never encountered pop punk giants Mayday Parade. Formed in sunny Florida over 13 years ago through the coalescence