James Yorkston

Union Chapel
Thursday 19 December 2013
Compton Avenue London N1 2XD


It might be hard to start thinking about Christmas with all this sunny weather surrounding us, but it’s never too early to start getting excited about James Yorkston’s legendary Christmas gigs.

James will be joined by legendary Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai and some other very special guests and play songs new and old and might even throw in a carol or two!

Tim Burgess

Islington Assembly Hall
Monday 16 December 2013
Upper Street London N1 2UD

£17.50 ADVANCE

 Reschedules London show

Eat Your Own Ears and Tim Burgess have decided to reschedule Tim’s solo London show from October 21st to December 16th.

The decision was taken after it was announced yesterday that The Charlatans will be hosting a one-off night at The Royal Albert Hall on October 18th in memory of drummer Jon Brookes who died last month.

Original tickets are valid for the new date. Refunds are available from your ticket agent.

It’s fair to say that over the past two years, Tim Burgess has been a very, very busy man. In that time, the Charlatans singer has completed Telling Stories, an autobiography for Penguin Books. He’s launched the bold O Genesis record label, releasing a series of 7″ singles that reflectsBurgess’ own diverse musical interests and his phenomenal crate-digging instincts. These have included singer songwriter Joseph Coward, the cult musician R Stevie Moore, an experimental noise piece from Factory Floor’s Nik Void, contemporary post punk via Electricity In Our Homes, and a spoken word release from poet Jack Underwood. That’s not to mention his presence on Twitter, where his Tim Peak’s Diner has become a virtual meeting place for music obsessives the world over. This, alongside his regular eclectic DJ sets, led Burgess to the attention of BBC 6 Music, who commissioned him to produce shows on Christmas and New Years Eve. And then, of course, there’s his new solo album Oh No I Love You, which arguably features some of Burgess’ finest music to date. It’s been a long journey from Manchester to Los Angeles, to a grey part of North East London and Nashville…


Friday 13 December 2013
83 Rivington Street London EC2A 3AY

£11.50 ADVANCE

Were are delighted to host the much feted return of the immense QUASI

After 2 decades of launching drums, guitars and pianos through the shifting interzones between harmony and chaos (moonlighting along the way with the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag, Elliott Smith, Built to Spill and a long list of others), Quasi are a genre of their own. Once again a two-piece, Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss make songs in the style of Quasi. Mole City, (out October 1 on Domino Records,) their ninth album, is the Quasi Song Book: Parlor Sing-alongs for the Last Century. Shakin’ blues, precision freak-outs, air-guitar-worthy riffs, heavy round droplets of time, fuzz everything, wah wahs, ya yas, ooh ahs, grunts, shuffle struts and chiming minor seventh chords – this is rock n roll.

Support from Sky Larkin.


Gold Panda

St Johns Church Hackney
Thursday 12 December 2013
Lower Clapton Rd Greater London E5 0PD


We are looking forward to Gold Panda joining us once again in December at an exciting new venue, St Johns church, Hackney.

Arthur Beatrice

Wednesday 11 December 2013
83 Rivington Street London EC2A 3AY


We are pleased to announce Arthur Beatrice’s London show at Cargo in December.

Before the release of their new single, Grand Union, the band have reworked the song themselves for the first in a series of Open Assembly Edits. Listen here

“Reworking Grand Union gave us a chance to look at the song in a different light. It was a great chance to push some different influences, and experiment with production in ways that transform the original into a more dance oriented track.” – Arthur Beatrice

Watch the video to Grand Union here

Plus support from CYMBALS and IYES


Wednesday 11 December 2013
33-35 Stoke Newington Road London N16 8BJ


Following his self-assured debut single ‘Sea’ in late 2012, Roosevelt returns with his debut EP ‘Elliot’; another glimpse of the Cologne producer’s hazy, loved-up guitar pop.

Featuring brand new tracks ‘Montreal’ and ‘Elliot’ – the latter an ode to a girl and featuring girls’ n’ guns in the video – as well as the brilliant debut ‘Sea’ and ‘Around You’ which surfaced online earlier this year, Roosevelt has spent the past year honing his trademark Balearic electronica.

Last time around, Roosevelt supported label-mate Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs on his sold-out UK tour, but fresh from playing Boiler Room and Melt! in Berlin, Roosevelt has just completed his debut DJ tour of the US including dates in New York and LA.

Kurt Vile & The Violators

O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Shepherds Bush Green London W12 8TT


We are pleased to announce Kurt Vile will return to London with his band The Violators this December.

Kurt Vile has a way of tying time in knots. Regularly compared to Leonard Cohen, Tom Petty, Psychic TV, and Animal Collective in the same review (for 2009’s Childish Prodigy), Kurt can bring to mind anything from Suicide to Leo Kottke to My Bloody Valentine, Bob Seger, Nick Drake, and Eastern ragas. Still, he pieces together these disparate elements so seamlessly and unpretentiously that such reference points are rendered pointless by the singularity of his sound. Kurt Vile might belong to a long lineage of classic American songwriters, but he’s the only one who’s alive and in his prime today.

Linda Perhacs

Cecil Sharp House
Thursday 5 December 2013
2 Regents Park Road London NW1 7AY

£12.50 ADVANCE

We are proud to announce that the legendary Psychedelic Folk artist Linda Perhacs will be playing her first UK show in over 30 years at Cecil Sharp House in December.

Linda Perhacs is a Californian denitst who released one utterly stunning album, ‘Parallelograms’ in 1970, to little notice or sales. The album was rediscovered years later and has since been re-issued twice,in 2005 and 2008.

She is a source of inspiration for artists as diverse as Daft Punk, Devendra Banhart, Kim Gordon and Julia Holter.

You can watch a short film about Linda Perhacs HERE.


The Waiting Room
Thursday 5 December 2013
175 Stoke Newington High Street London N16 0LH


Pawws aka Lucy Taylor is a singer/songwriter from North London. Classically trained on the flute and piano, she started Pawws after playing and touring with numerous artists including Kele Okereke & MGMT.

The first home demos were posted on Soundcloud in late 2012 and received an incredible response overnight, with early nods from NME Radar and This is Fake DIY.

Listen to new track ‘Outside’ here.

Tickets available here


The Kings Head
Wednesday 4 December 2013
257 Kingsland Road E2 8AS


Panes are London pair Tyson McVey and Shaun Savage.
Tyson is an ex-Goldsmith’s student and singer based in London and Stockholm. Shaun is a producer, recording engineer and one of the people behind London’s Flesh & Bone collective.

Within the music there is a sense of displacement or flux, the longing for something that can be felt if not articulated; the sort of melancholy felt when leisure is suddenly numbed by reality. It’s the feeling of distance between what we desire and where we are.

There are obvious nods to the contemporary leanings within RnB, rap, dance music and UK Bass culture as a whole. These are treated more like ghosts that dip in and out of a soundtrack that is aiming to convey a life and modern love far more complex, dysfunctional and uncertain than most of us would like to admit.

After self-releasing their debut track ‘Choice Errors’ to the sound of blanket blog love, they are playing their debut show this Wednesday 4th December 2013 at The Kings Head, 257 Kingsland Road E2 8AS.


Corsica Studios
Wednesday 4 December 2013
5 Elephant Road SE17 3LG


EVER SINCE THE release of their downbeat 2010 debut album, the decidedly chilly North, Darkstar have been brightening up.

Former dour employees with Kode9′s Hyperdub label the London-based duo of James Young and Aiden Whalley initially specialised in downtempo dubstep sadness before enlisting singer James Buttery for North, composing the kind of melancholy post-Burial urban laments that lonesome young clubbers might well serenade themselves with on some 4am nightbus back from Shoreditch to Walthamstow.

Released in February of this year, their second album, News From Nowhere, was like winter sunlight through those grey-smudged top-deck windows, warming their bones and blood and stimulating a collective sleep-deprived hypothalmus.

Blissful, immersive, romantic and slightly stoned, News From Nowhere gave passing nods to the psychedelic serenades and communal bedroom psych of Grizzly Bear and Animal Collective, as well as the sunrise pop psych swap-meets of late 60s Beach Boys and Harpers Bizarre.

Listen to their own reworking of album track Young Hearts here

Palma Violets

Concorde 2
Wednesday 4 December 2013
Sold Out
Madeira Drive Brighton BN2 1EN


It’s not often a band gets on the cover of NME when their debut single is still a fortnight away from release. It’s even rarer that they live up to the excitement. Palma Violets do. Operating somewhere between the two extremes of hype and heroism; dishing out an album that sounds half like a roguish and ramshackle 60’s garage band and half blistering rock and roll. Every song has energy, power and presence. Debut album on Rough Trade, 180, is named after the number of the lambeth house that the four-peice have become known for throwing parties and impromptu gigs and for fans and friends in.

For fans of The Modern Lovers, The Libertines and early Clash.

Factory Floor

Tuesday 3 December 2013
Under The Arches Villiers Street London WC2N 6NG


Factory Floor release their brilliant debut album on DFA next week, and announce a show at London’s Heaven, 3rd December.

The self-produced, self-titled album was inspired by the cutting edge sonic advances made during the 80s – from techno to industrial – but with a totally modern surface. Appropriately it was mixed on the same desk used to make early Eurythmics hits and features their signature minimal yet forceful sound.

Plus support from the amazing East India Youth

Boxed In

The Waiting Room
Monday 2 December 2013
175 Stoke Newington High Street London N16 0LH


Boxed In is the new project from London-based producer Oli Bayston.

Having de-camped from a 7 year stint in a Manchester-based band, a decision to move to the capital prompted a wide variety of new experiences. Looking for an antidote to the monotony of touring 12 songs for countless months, he has since collaborated with a number of different musicians, from both sides of the recording and performing world.

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