BEAU won’t leave London waiting

New York duo BEAU have announced their debut album — and a London show.

Heather Boo and Emma Rose, who are both 21, will be performing at The Waiting Room on 9 November 2015 ahead of the release of ‘That Thing Reality’ on 11 March 2016.

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The Milk Carton Kids for London’s Union Chapel

The Milk Carton Kids return to London in January as part of their first European headlining tour in almost two years.

The duo, who are hitting the road in support of their current album, Monterey, play Union Chapel in Islington on 22 January 2016.

‘Monterey’, which was released in May this year, was written on the stages of theatres, concert halls, and churches across North America. This approach to their third album enabled the Grammy nominated Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan to capture the same fearlessness usually only achieved in concert

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Son Lux ‘Redone’ for Village Underground

Son Lux are celebrating their upcoming UK shows with a new version of their next single.

The group, who play London’s Village Underground on 21 October 2015, have teamed up with their support act on most of the forthcoming shows, Olga Bell, to re-record the song ‘Undone’.

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Goldfish: Choose your own adventure

How would you recover from a gruelling US tour? Goldfish’s David Poole went surfing in the Maldives. Dom Peters, the Cape Town electronic duo’s other half, attended a music festival just outside his home town.

“That was probably the wrong thing to do,” Peters laughs on the line from the group’s studio. “I wore a hoodie, which helped, because everybody kept asking me what time I was playing.”

Similar situations are now likely to start playing out in North America. After a decade in which they’ve become celebrities in South Africa, Ibiza stalwarts, and regulars on the European club scene, 2015 is the year that they’re cracking the ‘States.

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Mike Doughty: I know that guy from someplace

Mike Doughty | Electric Ballroom, Camden | 8 October 2015

Mike Doughty slips onto the stage. His head bowed, he slowly paces up and down, still largely unnoticed while the band set up around him. But as the commotion of preparation dies down and he strides up to the microphone, Doughty transforms from nondescript tall man in a hat to bonafide frontman.

That shouldn’t come as a surprise. In the 15 years since splitting Soul Coughing, Doughty has carved out a career as a solo performer able to command an audience with little more than an acoustic guitar. By now, dominating a stage comes naturally — even if his backing musicians are Wheatus, tonight’s headline act.

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Tuff Love ‘Duke’ it out in London

Tuff Love are ramping up for an extensive European tour in November that includes a stop at London’s Dalston Victoria.

The Scottish band — Julie Eisenstein (guitar, vocals) and Suse Bear (bass, vocals) plus live drummer Iain Stewart of The Phantom Band — have just unveiled the video for ‘Duke’, the lead single of their recently announced EP, ‘Dregs’.

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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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