Concerts

October 2018

01Oct

Declan Welsh and the Decadent West

Hy-Brasil Music Club, Bristol

04Oct

RIFF RAFF: Thea & The Wild + Johnny Kills + Jylda

Paper Dress Vintage, London

06Oct

Dotty

Oslo Hackney , London

06Oct

G. Love Solo Acoustic - The Streetside Blues

Islington Assembly Hall, London

G. Love proudly describes himself as a road dog who “will be touring until I fall off the earth” and plans to keep on pushing with Special Sauce from stage to stage. Whether his next record makes one dollar or a million isn’t a big concern to him. Anything he releases stands as a huge success because he made a gritty, honest album or track with the intention to “keeping it raw, keeping it immediate, keeping it real.” It’s an approach that he has honed over the years: “be original and be true to what you do.”

09Oct

Sasha + Emma Miller

The Waiting Room , London

10Oct

Oly Ralfe + Garance Louis

St Pancras Old Church, London

Oly Ralfe is excited to announce a special London show to perform his instrumental piano album, Notes From Another Sea, accompanied by a classical ensemble. The show will take place in the historic and intimate setting of St. Pancras Old Church on Wednesday 10th October 2018, and is the first opportunity for a London audience to experience the new album in a live setting. 

Oly says, ‘I'm truly excited to perform my debut solo album for the first time in London, in what's a re-imagining of my album. Having mainly worked alone to create these intimate piano recordings, I'm now collaborating with an amazing orchestrator, Luke Lewis, and a six-piece classical ensemble of strings, woodwind and brass to create a new live experience. Luke's arrangements are delicate and rich, and accent and amplify the emotion lying within the music. It felt like a revelation and a true immersive experience to perform with the ensemble at the album launch show in Oxford. I can’t wait to share this again with a London crowd.’ 

Luke Lewis says, ‘The show we crafted for the Holywell Music Room in Oxford went down wonderfully with pop and classical fans alike, and so it’s really exciting to bring the work to London. Oly’s music just fits so well with an ensemble; sometimes his interweaving, lilting textures can be the primary focus, at other times they find themselves a background for melodies heard already or to come. Sitting somewhere between the oscillating patterns of Philip Glass and the reflectiveness of Gavin Bryars, ‘Notes From Another Sea’ sounds like music for a film that has yet to be made. This will surely be an unmissable musical moment.’ 

Support for the show is a solo performance from Garance Louis, the eccentric and extrovert composer, singer and accordionist from Perpignan in rural southern France. Garance finds a fresh and new way of interpreting the French Chanson tradition, and her new album, Balance L’aurore, with her band The Mitochondries was released earlier this year. Garance played accordion on two tracks from Oly Ralfe’s album, ‘Hear Me Yourself’ and ‘Hill Queen’. 

Notes From Another Sea opens with the expectant chords and emotive descending melody of ‘The Bridge’, and its video we’re sharing here features exclusive footage of Antarctica, the world's last frozen wilderness. This remarkable footage was shot especially for Oly by cinematographer Ben Mitchell whilst aboard the Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise, as part of the worldwide campaign to create the Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. 

For Oxford-based Oly, who has made albums as Ralfe Band since 2005, the piano is key to his love of music, and features on many Ralfe Band songs and instrumentals. Notes From Another Sea is Oly’s first album based entirely around the piano, and is meditative, melodic and quietly intense. 

The album casts a spell enveloping listeners as it conjures its shifting moods. Oly says, “I think of this album as a pathway through mysterious places; I hope it can unlock the beauty and strangeness of what’s around you. I see emotions as pictures and pictures as music, and each of these tracks is a conjuring of an indistinct yet intense place, and my music is the soundtrack to that. When I am inspired I find myself gravitating towards the piano, and through it I’ve opened myself up more than I have before.” 

Oly is known for being the principal member and songwriter of Ralfe Band, releasing three studio albums, Swords (Skint), Attic Thieves (Loose), and Son Be Wise (Highline). He also composed the score to the feature film Bunny and the Bull (Warp Films / Film 4), directed by Paul King (Paddington), which was released as a soundtrack album. 

Ralfe Band have toured extensively and performed multiple sessions for BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2. Oly’s music has featured widely on television, and film music is an ongoing passion, leading him to work as a music consultant on the film Suffragette, directed by Sarah Gavron and the score composed by Alexandre Desplat. 

Also working as a filmmaker, Oly co-directed The Ballad of A J Weberman and directed The Mighty Boosh on Tour: Journey of the Childmen. His films and music videos have won several awards. Another project reflecting Oly’s visual talents is his recent work illustrating the novel A Field Guide to Reality by Joanna Kavenna (Quercus), his drawings described as ‘beautiful and affecting’ by the Times Literary Supplement.

12Oct

John Butler Trio + Bobby Alu

Albert Hall , Manchester

The John Butler Trio are thrilled to announce their long-awaited return to Europe with a brand new live format and huge string of dates in support of their upcoming studio album, due for release this Autumn. Revered for their brilliant live performances and superb musicianship, the John Butler Trio are one of Australia’s most successful bands of the current era on the world stage.

12Oct

Fenne Lily + Wyldest

Borderline, London

Not many young artists can count up a massive 20 million+ Spotify streams off the back of the first song they’ve ever written, but then again, not many young artists are Fenne Lily. Raised in the wilds of rural Dorset to punk and Queen-loving parents, the 20-year-old talent first picked up the guitar aged 15, and quickly found she was a natural. “Growing up in the countryside was amazing,” she explains. “I had so much space, and loads of time with no distractions – that’s why I learnt an instrument, because I didn’t have anything else to do!”

Fenne’s sadness however, is UK music’s gain. She isn’t just one to watch for 2018, she’s one you won’t be able to keep your eyes off for a second.

15Oct

John Butler Trio + Bobby Alu

Exeter Uni Great Hall , Exeter

The John Butler Trio are thrilled to announce their long-awaited return to Europe with a brand new live format and huge string of dates in support of their upcoming studio album, due for release this Autumn. Revered for their brilliant live performances and superb musicianship, the John Butler Trio are one of Australia’s most successful bands of the current era on the world stage.

16Oct

IDLES + Heavy Lungs

SWX, Bristol

Crosstown Concerts presents 
IDLES
+ Heavy Lungs
16th October // SWX Bristol
Tickets on sale Friday 8th June, 10am from: https://www.seetickets.com/event/idles/swx-bristol/1227526

Listen: https://spoti.fi/2HjkVaR

Produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan & Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kate Bush), ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’ takes aim at everything from toxic masculinity, nationalism, immigration, and class inequality - all while maintaining a visceral, infectious positivity. Singer Joe Talbot summarises: “This album is an attempt to be vulnerable to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this shitty new world. We have stripped back the songs and lyrics to our bare flesh to allow each other to breathe, to celebrate our differences, and act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Because without our community, we’d be nothing.”

SOLD OUT
16Oct

John Butler Trio + Bobby Alu

O2 Academy , Bristol

The John Butler Trio are thrilled to announce their long-awaited return to Europe with a brand new live format and huge string of dates in support of their upcoming studio album, due for release this Autumn. Revered for their brilliant live performances and superb musicianship, the John Butler Trio are one of Australia’s most successful bands of the current era on the world stage.

16Oct

Jack White + Demob Happy

Brighton Centre, Brighton

PLEASE NOTE: this is a PHONE-FREE show. No photos, video or audio recording devices allowed. We think you’ll enjoy looking up from your gadgets for a little while and experience music and our shared love of it IN PERSON. 

Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and other photo or video-capturing gizmos will be secured in a Yondr pouch that will be unlocked at the end of the show. 

You keep your pouch-secured phone on you during the show and, if needed, can unlock your phone at any time in a designated Yondr Phone Zone located in the lobby or concourse. For those looking to do some social media postings, let us help you with that. 

Our official tour photographer will be posting photos and videos after the show at jackwhiteiii.com and the new Jack White Live Instagram account @officialjackwhitelive. Repost our photos & videos as much as you want and enjoy a phone-free, 100% human experience.

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BOARDING HOUSE REACH sees Jack White expanding his musical palate with perhaps his most ambitious work thus far, a collection of songs that are simultaneously timeless and modern. 

Written and conceived while holed up in a spartan apartment with no outside distractions, White replicated the identical environment and used the same gear as when he was a 15 year old (a quarter-inch four-track tape recorder, a simple mixer, and the most basic of instrumentation) to pen sketches of the album’s songs. 

The album explores a remarkable range of sonic terrain -- crunching rock 'n' roll, electro and hard funk, proto punk, hip hop, gospel blues, and even country -- all remapped and born anew to fit White's matchless vision and sense of restless experimentation. 

BOARDING HOUSE REACH is a testament to the breadth of Jack White's creative power and his bold artistic ambition.

17Oct

Pretty Vicious + The Skinner Brothers

Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen , London

17Oct

Jack White + Demob Happy

O2 Academy , Birmingham

PLEASE NOTE: this is a PHONE-FREE show. No photos, video or audio recording devices allowed. We think you’ll enjoy looking up from your gadgets for a little while and experience music and our shared love of it IN PERSON. 

Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and other photo or video-capturing gizmos will be secured in a Yondr pouch that will be unlocked at the end of the show. 

You keep your pouch-secured phone on you during the show and, if needed, can unlock your phone at any time in a designated Yondr Phone Zone located in the lobby or concourse. For those looking to do some social media postings, let us help you with that. 

Our official tour photographer will be posting photos and videos after the show at jackwhiteiii.com and the new Jack White Live Instagram account @officialjackwhitelive. Repost our photos & videos as much as you want and enjoy a phone-free, 100% human experience.

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BOARDING HOUSE REACH sees Jack White expanding his musical palate with perhaps his most ambitious work thus far, a collection of songs that are simultaneously timeless and modern. 

Written and conceived while holed up in a spartan apartment with no outside distractions, White replicated the identical environment and used the same gear as when he was a 15 year old (a quarter-inch four-track tape recorder, a simple mixer, and the most basic of instrumentation) to pen sketches of the album’s songs. 

The album explores a remarkable range of sonic terrain -- crunching rock 'n' roll, electro and hard funk, proto punk, hip hop, gospel blues, and even country -- all remapped and born anew to fit White's matchless vision and sense of restless experimentation. 

BOARDING HOUSE REACH is a testament to the breadth of Jack White's creative power and his bold artistic ambition.

17Oct

John Butler Trio + Bobby Alu

Eventim Apollo, London

The John Butler Trio are thrilled to announce their long-awaited return to Europe with a brand new live format and huge string of dates in support of their upcoming studio album, due for release this Autumn. Revered for their brilliant live performances and superb musicianship, the John Butler Trio are one of Australia’s most successful bands of the current era on the world stage.

18Oct

Glasvegas + Birthday Girl

The Globe, Cardiff

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the release of their Mercury nominated debut album, Glasvegas announce their biggest run of live dates in five years, playing a select run of shows across England & Wales where the band will perform the debut album in its entirety.

Released in 2008 "Glasvegas" reached No.2 in the album charts selling 500,000 copies worldwide .

Glasvegas are James Allan (vocals), Rab Allan (lead guitar), Paul Donoghue (bass guitar) & Jonna Löfgren (drums).

18Oct

Aadae + Ezra Bruno

Bermondsey Social Club , London

19Oct

Ash + Death By Unga Bunga

SWX, Bristol

Following the recent news of their forthcoming album Islands on May 18th, Irish three-piece ASH are pleased to announce details of some live shows in the Autumn.  The band, reunited with original label mentor Korda Marshall at Infectious Music unleashed Buzzkill earlier this year. The first taste of the new album, its’s one that encapsulates their uncanny knack of conjuring up instant classics.

Already confirmed for several festival appearances over the early summer months, ASH’s autumnal live outing will see them visit the following cities culminating in a show at London’s The Forum.

Fans can gain access to exclusive pre-sale tickets with special ticket bundles via the band’s store at 09.00 on Friday 2nd March and go on general sale at 09.00 on Monday 5th March

Fans can gain access to exclusive pre-sale tickets with special ticket bundles via the band’s official store. Pre sale access will be available from 09.00 on Friday 2nd March and go on general sale at 09.00 on Monday 5th March

19Oct

Dahlia Sleeps + ARK + OMateus

OMEARA, London

20Oct

Ash + Death By Unga Bunga

O2 Institute , Birmingham

Following the recent news of their forthcoming album Islands on May 18th, Irish three-piece ASH are pleased to announce details of some live shows in the Autumn.  The band, reunited with original label mentor Korda Marshall at Infectious Music unleashed Buzzkill earlier this year. The first taste of the new album, its’s one that encapsulates their uncanny knack of conjuring up instant classics.

Already confirmed for several festival appearances over the early summer months, ASH’s autumnal live outing will see them visit the following cities culminating in a show at London’s The Forum.

Fans can gain access to exclusive pre-sale tickets with special ticket bundles via the band’s store at 09.00 on Friday 2nd March and go on general sale at 09.00 on Monday 5th March

Fans can gain access to exclusive pre-sale tickets with special ticket bundles via the band’s official store. Pre sale access will be available from 09.00 on Friday 2nd March and go on general sale at 09.00 on Monday 5th March

23Oct

Sophie Hunger + Dewey

Oslo, Hackney, London

A few months ago, Sophie Hunger got out of bed at four in the morning to go to Berlin’s techno superclub KitKat, where Paula Temple was playing a 5am DJ set. She could have done what most clubbers do and arrive at midnight, but she wanted to appreciate Temple with a clear head. “I could either have spent all night there and been dead in the morning, or gone at five, so I went at five,” she shrugs. Typical Hunger – in love with the nightlife, but still the sensible girl from Bern. “Sensible” is relative, though. Since her last album, 2015’s Supermoon, Sophie has made major changes. She moved to Berlin, got passionate about analogue synths and electronic music – Berlin’s heartbeat. 

MOLECULES, which she describes as “minimal electronic folk”, is still recognisably a Hunger LP, though. Her most compelling qualities – an ingenue-like delicacy and contrasting solitary darkness - haven’t changed. Familiar trickles of funfair weirdness still permeate the music, calling to mind Beth Orton and Regina Spektor. Moreover, she’s still enigmatic and self-possessed to the point where it feels too intrusive to ask certain questions. 

Despite its familiarity, this is Hunger’s breakaway record – the one that “will be embarrassing for me, because I don’t normally write like that”. Like what? “Well, personal. My friends, when they hear the record, they avoid eye contact. I went through a breakup that felt like deconstruction, where the shape of everything decomposes back into its smallest parts - molecules. 

In a time when the same seemed to happen on a social and political level, structures decomposing, institutions falling apart, and somehow you have to welcome it, because it's the only way forward.

23Oct

Brian Jonestown Massacre

O2 Forum Kentish Town , London

New Brian Jonestown Massacre single released 18th May, followed by a tour in October.

Hold That Thought announces The Brian Jonestown Massacre's forthcoming two albums to be released in 2018. The first track is "Hold That Thought" which comes from the forthcoming album Something Else, to be released in June of 2018. The second track is "Drained" which will come from the self-titled album, to be released in September of 2018. Both tracks were recorded in Berlin.

SOLD OUT
24Oct

Black Honey + Pins + Russo

Electric Ballroom, London

24Oct

Ash + Death By Unga Bunga

O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

Following the recent news of their forthcoming album Islands on May 18th, Irish three-piece ASH are pleased to announce details of some live shows in the Autumn.  The band, reunited with original label mentor Korda Marshall at Infectious Music unleashed Buzzkill earlier this year. The first taste of the new album, its’s one that encapsulates their uncanny knack of conjuring up instant classics.

Already confirmed for several festival appearances over the early summer months, ASH’s autumnal live outing will see them visit the following cities culminating in a show at London’s The Forum.

Fans can gain access to exclusive pre-sale tickets with special ticket bundles via the band’s store at 09.00 on Friday 2nd March and go on general sale at 09.00 on Monday 5th March

Fans can gain access to exclusive pre-sale tickets with special ticket bundles via the band’s official store. Pre sale access will be available from 09.00 on Friday 2nd March and go on general sale at 09.00 on Monday 5th March.

26Oct

Bad Sounds + Indoor Pets + Dylan Cartlidge

SWX, Bristol

27Oct

Sunstack Jones

The Islington , London

Sunstack Jones have existed in some form or other since 2011 rarely playing live until 2016 when the band settled on a dedicated line-up comprised of like minded friends (bonded over the likes of Buffalo Springfield, Verve, Spiritualized, Mazzy Star, Nirvana, The Sundays and Big Star). Intent upon filling the void created by the break up of your favourite band, their forthcoming LP is released via Detasonic in the summer and combines harmonies and sun drenched, reverb-heavy melodies into one glorious whole. Produced by Paul Denheyer and, as a cherry on top, mastered by The Verve's Nick McCabe. 

"Vapour-trail melodies follow their own psychedelic path" Mojo **** (that's 4 stars)

"A little bit psych, a little bit country, a whole lot of songwriting genius" Clash Music

"The same brink of tears sensation (joyful ones) you get from Byrds records, lush, lush harmonies, ripe with beautiful sentiment...it's genuinely timeless" Nick McCabe 

30Oct

PIXIES

Roundhouse, London

In March, 1988 - 30 years ago - one of the most trailblazing, iconic and landmark albums of all time was released - Pixies' first full length recording, Surfer Rosa.

To celebrate this occasion, the band announces “Come on Pilgrim...it’s Surfer Rosa," a five-night stand of special anniversary shows at London’s Roundhouse where the band will perform Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa, start to finish.  The five-consecutive-night stand begins Tuesday, October 30, and will feature Black Francis (vocals, guitar), Joey Santiago (guitar), David Lovering (drums) and Paz Lenchantin (bass, vocals).

All tickets go on sale today at 12NOON GMT and will be priced at a total cost of £50.00 that includes any and all booking fees, postage, packing, commissions, etc. Up to four tickets can be purchased per person per show.

Tickets will be available only at https://www.seetickets.com/tour/pixies and www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2018/pixies and will utilize the UTN (Unique Ticket Numbers) as per the UK’s recent legislation that helps protect fans and consumers from rip-off prices on the secondary market.  Pixies want to caution their fans that if a ticket is being sold for more than £50.00, or if a ticket is found to be on sale anywhere other than the two links indicated above, it will immediately become invalid, and will be resold at the correct price. through the official resale partner, Twickets.  

For those fans who purchase tickets and are then unable to attend, they can resell their tickets at face value via Twickets.  Any tickets being resold must state the UTN at point of resale.  Pixies have put these new measures in place for these shows to protect fans.  Please be sure and read the posted Terms and Conditions before purchase.

Surfer Rosa provided the introduction to the band’s soon-to-be signature "loud-quiet-loud" sound and contains early Pixies’ classics such as “Bone Machine,” “Gigantic,” “Vamos” and “Where Is My Mind?”  The album, produced by the singular Steve Albini, was recorded in November and December 1987 near Boston, Massachusetts, and offered offbeat portraits of incest, voyeurism, pedophilia and superheroes, as well as the time Black Francis spent as an exchange student in Puerto Rico.  Over the decades, Surfer Rosa has been referred to by a number of musicians as having been a powerful influence on their own music.  Kurt Cobain cited the album as his “second favorite of all time” and the primary influence for  Nirvana’s Nevermind.  Other artists including Billy Corgan, Radiohead, Spoon, and PJ Harvey have also named the album as having a powerful impact on their own music. 

In addition to these special shows, 4AD will be releasing a 30th Anniversary deluxe edition of the album entitled Come On Pilgrim...it’s Surfer Rosa on August 24, 2018.

31Oct

Jen Cloher Solo + The Finks (solo)

Moth Club, London

31Oct

Jen Cloher (solo) + The Finks (solo)

Moth Club, London

31Oct

Will Haven

The Tunnels, Bristol

31Oct

PIXIES

Roundhouse, London

In March, 1988 - 30 years ago - one of the most trailblazing, iconic and landmark albums of all time was released - Pixies' first full length recording, Surfer Rosa.

To celebrate this occasion, the band announces “Come on Pilgrim...it’s Surfer Rosa," a five-night stand of special anniversary shows at London’s Roundhouse where the band will perform Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa, start to finish.  The five-consecutive-night stand begins Tuesday, October 30, and will feature Black Francis (vocals, guitar), Joey Santiago (guitar), David Lovering (drums) and Paz Lenchantin (bass, vocals).

All tickets go on sale today at 12NOON GMT and will be priced at a total cost of £50.00 that includes any and all booking fees, postage, packing, commissions, etc. Up to four tickets can be purchased per person per show.

Tickets will be available only at https://www.seetickets.com/tour/pixies and www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2018/pixies and will utilize the UTN (Unique Ticket Numbers) as per the UK’s recent legislation that helps protect fans and consumers from rip-off prices on the secondary market.  Pixies want to caution their fans that if a ticket is being sold for more than £50.00, or if a ticket is found to be on sale anywhere other than the two links indicated above, it will immediately become invalid, and will be resold at the correct price. through the official resale partner, Twickets.  

For those fans who purchase tickets and are then unable to attend, they can resell their tickets at face value via Twickets.  Any tickets being resold must state the UTN at point of resale.  Pixies have put these new measures in place for these shows to protect fans.  Please be sure and read the posted Terms and Conditions before purchase.

Surfer Rosa provided the introduction to the band’s soon-to-be signature "loud-quiet-loud" sound and contains early Pixies’ classics such as “Bone Machine,” “Gigantic,” “Vamos” and “Where Is My Mind?”  The album, produced by the singular Steve Albini, was recorded in November and December 1987 near Boston, Massachusetts, and offered offbeat portraits of incest, voyeurism, pedophilia and superheroes, as well as the time Black Francis spent as an exchange student in Puerto Rico.  Over the decades, Surfer Rosa has been referred to by a number of musicians as having been a powerful influence on their own music.  Kurt Cobain cited the album as his “second favorite of all time” and the primary influence for  Nirvana’s Nevermind.  Other artists including Billy Corgan, Radiohead, Spoon, and PJ Harvey have also named the album as having a powerful impact on their own music. 

In addition to these special shows, 4AD will be releasing a 30th Anniversary deluxe edition of the album entitled Come On Pilgrim...it’s Surfer Rosa on August 24, 2018.

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