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HOT CHIP

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Electric Ballroom
Thursday 22 November 2007
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British electro-soul outfit HOT CHIP are set to play tracks from their new album, set for release in early 2008. ‘Made In The Dark’ is the amazing & ambidextrous follow up to the massively acclaimed, Mercury Music Prize nominated album ‘The Warning’ recorded and self-produced during the last six months from their home London studio base. Informed by two solid years of touring (many of the songs you may already know from their live shows) and charts their ever growing sonic ascendance into one of the UK’s most original and like/loveable bands.



HOT CHIP

THE STEVE REID ENSEMBLE FEAT KIERAN HEBDEN

THE HERITAGE ORCHESTRA
Barbican
Tuesday 20 November 2007

£10 / £15 /£20

Steve Reid is a real trailblazer – as Gilles Peterson says of the drummer, ‘having accompanied the greatest of the greats, from James Brown via Miles Davis to Sun Ra, Steve has also remained one of the true independent innovators’.

He’s been working closely with Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet, and together they will premiere material from their new Domino album Daxaar, featuring the Senegalese musicians who created what Gilles called ‘a rhythmic feast for those who like their jazz out there’.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Serious



ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT

KATE NASH

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O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Wednesday 14 November 2007
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Tuesday 13 November 2007
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£12.50 IN ADVANCE

In the vein of friend and fan Lily Allen, KATE NASH sings about people weird and wonderful as she mixes her wistful london accent, an acoustic guitar and sparse minimal youth electro pop with a fair dose of humour.



KATE NASH

BEIRUT

TUNNG + TWILIGHT SAD
Roundhouse
Saturday 10 November 2007
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BEIRUT is the work of the 20 year old Zach Condon. His music is inspired by a love of European folk music, as filtered by a fertile imagination raised in New Mexico and currently resident in Brooklyn and Paris.

Where Condon’s acclaimed sold-out Koko show in June showcased the Eastern sounds of the Gulag Orkestar album, the Roundhouse is likely to play host to something more Parisien, as evidenced on forthcoming 4AD release, The Flying Club Cup, out on September 25th is being described by some as a love letter to French culture.



BEIRUT

ANDREW BIRD

LONEY DEAR
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Koko
Friday 9 November 2007

£13 ADVANCE

Tonight ANDREW BIRD is joined by a full band to deliver a mesmerizing live set of utterly riveting songs that work their magic on their own believable terms, without a hint of cloying nostalgia or riff-fueled seduction as he plays strings, glockenspiel, wurlitzer and tape loops…



ANDREW BIRD

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE

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Astoria 2
Thursday 1 November 2007

After a sold-out Coronet show and signing to legendary Domino Records, Animal Collective promote their new album Strawberry Jam with a large show at the Astoria on Thursday the 1st of November. Over the last few years Animal Collective has seen its fan base swell due to the amazing live shows and hard touring. They get bigger and stronger with each passing album, exploring new musical visions with creative force. The band eschews genres and labels and prefers to be inspired environmentally – an “anything can happen” sort of vibe, which they capture with amazing consistency.



ANIMAL COLLECTIVE

BAT FOR LASHES

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Koko
Monday 29 October 2007
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Sunday 28 October 2007

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Newly Mercury nominated, BAT FOR LASHES creates an intimate, cinematic world, reminiscent of the nocturnal wanderings of Kate Bush and the heartfelt prayers of Cat Power. Natasha composes songs that rise out of a dark, heartbreak wilderness and take you on a journey in to the light. Taking influence from 70’s film soundtracks, weather phenomena, childhood Halloween parties and a David Lynchian vision of suburbia, they occupy the tenebrous space between innocence and a loss of innocence and come straight from the storyteller’s heart.



BAT FOR LASHES

AMIINA

(SIGUR ROS STRING SECTION)
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Bush Hall
Thursday 25 October 2007

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AMIINA, the Icelandic female four-piece have graced the albums and shows of Sigur Ros, augmenting Reykjavik’s most famous group with modern string quartet backing. Tonight they play a live set of graceful, ethereal compositions that are beautiful and engaging, on violin, viola and cello as well as many malleted instruments, a glassophone and various stringed instruments they picked up around the world.



LOS CAMPESINOS!

KID HARPOON

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE
JAY JAY PISTOLET

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Union Chapel
Monday 22 October 2007

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Kid Harpoon’s songwriting is something to marvel at, laced with powerful, dream-like imagery: “rivers, roses, devils, that sort of thing” as his debut single ‘Riverside’ nods at. As far as English singer-songwriters go, the Kid’s take is a million miles removed from the kind of mush doled out by famous ones with James as a first name. Playing his Martin guitar like an extra limb, darting around the stage with an elfin charm and real urgency, his music is utterly compelling in a live environment.