It’s a Massive Attack on Brixton

Massive Attack are back in Brixton next year, playing shows at the O2 Brixton Academy on 3 and 4 February 2016.

The two gigs are part of the Bristol group’s first headline tour in over five years and will follow the release of new music later in 2015.

Tickets for the 2016 tour, which kicks off in Dublin on 19 January and features support from Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers, go on general sale on 9 October 2015.

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Ex Hex tease UK tour

Ex Hex have heralded their biggest UK headline tour yet with a no-nonsense cover of ‘All Kindsa Girls’.

Their version of The Real Kids hit comes ahead of their upcoming shows that kick off on 2 November 2015 at Scala in London.

The eight-date trek, that features support from Jacuzzi Boys and also takes in places like Brighton, Glasgow, Leeds, and Manchester, caps a busy year for the Washington, DC power trio.

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Choir of Young Believers plot London return

Choir of Young Believers have announced a new single, new album, and new London show.

‘Jeg Ser Dig’ is the second single from ‘Grasque’, the Danish group’s third full-length release that’s out on 19 February 2016.

And the band, fronted by Jannis Noya Makrigiannis, are promoting the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Rhine Gold’ with a gig at Oslo in London on 8 April 2016.

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Grimes making a London comeback

Grimes returns with her fourth album (imminently) and a headline tour (next year).

The AC!D Reign European trek, which kicks off in Berlin in February, includes a stop at the O2 Brixton Academy on 10 March 2016.

The Canadian musician, real name Claire Boucher, will be supported by synth-pop performer HANA.

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Foals making Wembley Arena debut

Foals have announced their biggest headline show yet. The band are playing Wembley’s SSE Arena in London on 16 February 2016 as part of their first UK and Ireland arena tour.

Tickets go on general sale from 9 October 2015.

The 2016 trek, with support from Everything Everything, follows their upcoming club tour that spans 10 dates in November and caps an exceedingly busy year for the band.

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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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