Frankie Lee an American Dreamer in London

It’s a big day for Frankie Lee: the Mississippi musician releases his debut album, American Dreamer’, and announces his first UK shows.

The singer, who’s been compared to Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Ryan Adams, will be supporting Joe Pug in Manchester and Glasgow before they reach St Pancras Old Church in London on 12 November 2015.

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John Grant heads to Royal Albert Hall

John Grant, who releases his third album next week, has announced a special show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 15 June 2016.

The singer, who plays London’s Hammersmith Apollo next month (12 November), has also announced an extensive UK and Ireland tour taking place in early 2016 in support of the new album, ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’.

Tickets for his Royal Albert Hall show are available on 2 October 2015.

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Cristobal and the Sea sweeten up London

Cristobal and the Sea are launching their debut album, ‘Sugar Now’, with a headline London show at Birthdays on 2 October 2015.

With a name inspired by the ongoing dispute over explorer Cristobal Columbus’ nationality, the four-piece band comprises members from across Europe: Spaniard Alejandro ‘Ale’ Romero (bass, vocals), Portugal’s João Seixas (guitar, vocals), Leïla Seguin (flute, vocals) from Corsica/France and UK-native Joshua Oldershaw (drums). Together, they’ve created a sound as diverse as their personal backgrounds, fusing bossa-nova, Afro-pop, and Western folk and rock.

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David Gilmour: The nights of wonder

David Gilmour | Royal Albert Hall | 23 September 2015

Growing old isn’t easy. Even if you’re a global music icon. Do you dye your hair, get the brand back together, and play 40-year-old hits to sold-out stadiums around the world? Or record Christmas carols and Sinatra cover versions, stuff your shows with growled new songs, and reimagine beyond recognition the one bonafide classic you do play?

Sensibly, for his first solo London show in almost a decade, David Gilmour chooses neither extreme. Sure, he plays seven tracks from an album released less than a week ago. But they fit almost seamlessly into a carefully curated setlist that lovingly embraces the songs that helped sell 250 million albums. And although the legacy of the band he’s retired looms large from the vintage clips projected on the familiar circular screen to the retro laser spectacle of ‘Comfortably Numb’ this is by no means a Pink Floyd revival.

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Caspian bring ‘Dust and Disquiet’ to London’s Dome

Caspian have released their latest album, ahead of a UK tour that kicks off in London at The Dome on 2 November 2015.

‘Dust and Disquiet’, the atmospheric rock band’s fourth full-length album, comes three years after ‘Waking Season’ and again transcends genres.

‘Run Dry’ is a stark, acoustic ballad that showcase the vocals of guitarist Calvin Joss, ‘Ríoseco’ takes a country detour and ‘Aeternum Vale’ explores the classical realm, while tracks like ‘Sad Heart of Mine’ and ‘Arcs of Command’ find the Massachusetts six-piece creating more of their signature textured soundscapes.

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Lemonheads go indigo at The O2

The Lemonheads are returning to London for the first time in three years with a show at indigo at The O2.

The gig, on 8 October 2015, ends a weeklong UK run that kicks off in Birmingham a week earlier and follows a solo European tour by the band’s frontman, Evan Dando, earlier this year.

Dando, who formed the band with two school friends in 1986, will be joined at these shows by guitarist Chris Brokaw, bass player Jen Turner, and drummer Todd Philips.

Tickets to The Lemonheads’ indigo at The O2 show are available here.

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Brandon Flowers popping up in London

Brandon Flowers is returning to London on 16 November 2015 for a show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

The intimate one-off gig comes just months after The Killers’ singer sold out two shows at Brixton Academy in May and marks the end of the tour promoting his second solo album, ‘The Desired Effect’.

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