Welcome to our weekly round-up of shows happening in the grand concert halls, dimly lit basements, airy cafe’s and grimy sweatboxes across the UK and Ireland. All acts featured come with the Best Fit ‘Seal Of Approval’ so you can be assured that your hard earned cash will be well spent. We don’t really have to work hard at all to tempt your wallets this week as there are so many incredible shows. We’ve gathered a collection of dates from the likes of Daphni, Japandroids, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Youth Lagoon for starters!
Daphni @ Birthdays, London 12/07
Caribou man Dan Snaith joins Nozinja for a Nozinja Lodge takeover. Expect DJ sets of the highest calibre.
GAPS @ The Inspire Cafe, Coventry 13/07
The Brighton duo head northwards with their dreamy pop sounds in tow.
Japandroids @ The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 14/07
Brian King and David Prowse are back from Vancouver with the invigorating sounds of one of our favourite records of 2012.
Rebekka Karijord and Linnea Olsson @ The Organ Project, Union Chapel, London 14/07
The Organ Project in celebration of the re-launch and restoration of their incredible Henry Willis organ are bringing a whole host of Nordic acts to London’s Union Chapel this weekend for a unique performance, Rebekka Karijord and Linnea Olsson are both performing along with Small Feet and Bedroom Community.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Islington Academy, London 15/07
Islington Academy is likely to be one of the smallest venues Yeah Yeah Yeahs will play in a long time, anyone who has ever shed a tear to Maps (and let’s face it, that’s pretty much everyone right) would be a fool to miss this opportunity.
Laura Welsh @ Africa Centre, London 15/07
Reggae rhythms and tropical shimmers heave underneath Welsh’s smooth vocals on her latest single ‘Cold Front’ and this intimate London outing is bound to show them off in the best light.
Torres @ The Castle, Manchester 17/07
22-year-old Nashville singer Torres produces slow burning pop with a burnt edge.
Youth Lagoon @ Hare & Hounds, Birmingham 18/07
Having released his second LP Wonderous Bughouse via Fat Possum, Idaho native Trevor Powers returns to our shores as beguiling as ever.
Grizzly Bear @ Iveagh Gardens, Dublin 18/07
The Warp signed four piece bring their electronic pop experiments to Ireland this week.