Gold Panda is back on London’s stages – for an album release show in May and, a few weeks later, an appearance at Field Day.
The electronic artist, whose third album ‘Good Luck And Do Your Best’ is out on 27 May, plays Tufnell Park Dome on 30 May and Field Day on 11 June 2016.
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Frankie Cosmos is headed to London for the first time, in support of her second full-length album.
‘Next Thing’, the follow-up to 2014’s ‘Zentropy’, is due for release on 1 April. Just over a month later she and her three-piece backing band hit the UK for a co-headline tour with Porches that reaches Oslo in London on 23 May 2016.
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MONEY | Village Underground | 22 February 2016
Jamie Lee steps onto the stage, alone. Admitting MONEY have had a rough time of it, he sincerely thanks those people who’ve helped him through before dedicating a song to one in particular. A piece of fragile beauty, performed solo on an acoustic guitar, it’s so new there’s not even a title yet.
It’s a ballsy way to open a gig, but immediately bonds performer and punter, with the created intimacy unaffected by the full band’s arrival. Complemented by a cellist and violinist, they sensitively fill out Lee’s heartfelt take on the equally delicate, equally haunting ‘You Look Like a Sad Painting on Both Sides of the Sky’.
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Zakk Wylde has announced his first solo album in 20 years, accompanied by a European tour that includes a London stop.
‘Book Of Shadows II’, created by the Black Label Society mainman and his long-time collaborator John Irwin, is preceded by the new single ‘Sleeping Dogs’.
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Inglorious | Islington Assembly Hall | 21 February 2016
Photo credit: John Bull
“It was honestly the best night of my life,” Nathan James tweeted after the first show of Inglorious’ album launch tour.
That should come as no surprise to anyone at the gig – a fist-pumping, ass-shaking celebration of classic rock punctuated by the frontman’s broad smiles and genuine outpouring of thanks between songs. From the moment he and the band step out to the strains of The Who’s ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ to the final vocal soars of goodnight song ‘Unaware’, it’s clear they’re living out their wildest dreams on that Islington Assembly Hall stage.
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The Good Life | The Borderline | 20 February 2016
When The Good Life last played London, Bush and Brown were in charge, the first iPhone and final Harry Potter book had just come out, and the world’s best-selling album was by Avril Lavigne.
So when the band return to The Borderline for the first time since 4 December 2007, there’s much catching up to do. ‘Lovers Need Lawyers’ from 2004’s ‘Album Of The Year’ and 2007’s ‘You Don’t Feel Like Home To Me’ are instant refreshers, before frontman Tim Kasher apologises.
“We haven’t been here in a long time.”
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Bruce Springsteen is returning to London with the E Street Band for the first time in three years.
The singer, who we last saw at the Queen Elizabeth Park during 2013’s Hard Rock Calling Festival, plays Wembley Stadium on 5 June 2016 on the UK leg of his River Tour.
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