The Veils have announced their first UK tour since releasing the album ‘Total Depravity’ in August 2016.
The live dates include a show at Islington Assembly Hall on 19 September. Tickets are available here.
“We’re very excited to be touring the UK again, and playing Festival Number 6 in Portmerion is obviously incredible,” says frontman Finn Andrews.
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King King | Islington Assembly Hall | 29 November 2016
Photo credit: Laurence Harvey
Alan Nimmo is under strict doctor’s orders to look after his voice. But, just a few songs into King King’s enthusiastic London appearance, the natural showman just can’t resist leading an already fired-up crowd through the lung-bursting “wooah wooah” of a joyous ‘Rush Hour’.
And, despite the recent vocal condition that’s forced the frontman to postpone a series of UK dates, he’s having as good a time as the audience. Sure, Nimmo’s dance moves don’t rival those of the punter at the back who spends the entire two-hour show seemingly auditioning for ‘Saturday Night Fever’, but the Scotsman’s performance is no less energetic or committed.
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Okkervil River | Islington Assembly Hall | 10 November 2016
Will Sheff gets right to the point: he’s more than a little bummed about Trump’s victory and what it means for his country. And for the past 48 hours, since the news broke, he’s been looking forward to working through his feelings with us.
“I’m glad to be here with you,” the singer admits before plunging into almost two hours of deep soul-searching that feels almost as cathartic for his audience. Against the backdrop of uncertainty, confusion, anger, despair, and frustration, the impact of his already evocative music and lyrics is only amplified.
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Robin Trower | Islington Assembly Hall | 18 October 2016
Photo credit: Paul Clampin
“Is the best yet to come?” asks Robin Trower on ‘Where You Are Going To’, the title track of his latest album. Performed tonight with tenderness and restraint, it reflects on “how we have no idea how our lives might unfold”.
But for the next 90 minutes, the guitarist and his audience know exactly what’s coming: the highlights of a 40-year solo career, performed with feeling. Eschewing look-at-me showmanship and soulless technical precision for something far more important – a rich, emotional sound all his own – Trower’s personality bleeds into every note.
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Benjamin Francis Leftwich is hitting London venues in support of his upcoming second album, ‘After The Rain’.
The Yorkshire singer, who rose to prominence with his 2011 debut ‘Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm’, is performing two acoustic in-stores in August – at Fopp Covent Garden on the 19th and Rough Trade West on the 20th. He returns to the capital a month later with a headline show at Islington Assembly Hall on 22 September 2016.
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It’s taken six years, but Teenage Fanclub are back with a new album, their tenth.
‘Here’ is set for release on 9 September and will be accompanied by extensive touring across the UK, including two London shows: Islington Assembly Hall on 5 September and Electric Ballroom on 22 November 2016.
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King King are headed out on a nationwide UK tour in November with Broken Witt Rebels in tow.
The trek culminates in a show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on 29 November 2016.
“We’re determined to take King King to new heights,” says frontman Alan Nimmo. “We enjoy winning over new fans who’ve discovered us for the very first time.
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