Starset | O2 Forum Kentish Town | 24 August 2017
Support bands have it tough. Thirty minutes, at the front of the stage is all they get. If they’re really lucky, their name’s on a banner draped somewhere behind them.
But there’s no need to feel sorry for Starset. Not only do they get almost an hour to play before Breaking Benjamin’s set, they’ve brought a production that would rival many headliners’ (including tonight’s). The perspex drum screen is the first giveaway. Their use of a live cellist, rather than synth patches, is the second.
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Indie Daze is returning to the O2 Forum in Kentish Town for a fourth consecutive celebration.
This year’s festivities, boasting eight bands on one stage, take place on 7 October.
Tickets for the all-day event, headlined by The House Of Love playing their first London show in four years, are on sale now.
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Wolf Parade are heading to London as part of an international tour behind ‘Cry Cry Cry’, their first album in seven years.
The band, who’ve just released the LP’s lead single ‘Valley Boy’, hit the O2 Forum in Kentish Town on 22 November 2017.
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Modern Baseball have announced their biggest European tour to date.
The trek, in early 2017, culminates on 18 February at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town. Their biggest headline show outside the US follows a successful year for the Philadelphia band.
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The unlikely Dinosaur Jr. reunion continues as the original line-up of the band (J Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph) ready the release of their fourth album since getting back together in 2005.
The first taste of ‘Give a Glimpse Of What Yer Not’, the follow-up to 2012’s ‘I Bet On Sky’, was given with a performance of lead single ‘Tiny’ on ‘Later… with Jools Holland’. And the trio will be back in the UK later this year for a full-blown tour, including a London show at The O2 Forum Kentish Town on 18 November 2016.
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The Slow Readers Club | O2 Forum Kentish Town | 6 May 2016
It sounds like the plot of a feel-good Hollywood movie: unsigned band, called up to the big leagues by resurgent indie legends, win over audiences’ hearts. But for The Slow Readers Club it’s their reality.
The Manchester quartet have been invited to support James on an extensive national tour that will see them play the largest venues of their career – rooms like Brixton Academy, Manchester Arena, and, tonight, The Kentish Town Forum. If they’re at all nervous, they don’t let on.
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Cage The Elephant | O2 Forum Kentish Town | 11 February 2016
There must be moments when Matt Shultz’s roadie wishes he worked for someone less energetic. Someone who’s not always moving, his microphone cable entangling the monitors. Someone who’s not always dropping into the photo pit, his microphone cable reaching snapping point. Someone who’s not always leaping into the crowd, his microphone cable entwining with a writhing mass of body parts.
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