Gigs of the Week, 15 February

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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. To tempt your wallets this week we’ve gathered dates from the likes of Doldrums, Taken By Trees and Blaenavon.

Oyama @ Koko, London 15/02

The Icelandic five-piece make shoegaze pop with a particular perfect jarring twist.

Tickets are on sale now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more Oyama shows.

Villagers @ Trinity Centre, Bristol 16/02

Having released his second album {Awayland} last month via Domino Records, Conor O’Brien is set to bring his emotionally harrowing Irish ilk to the UK.

Tickets are on sale now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more Villagers shows.

Rozi Plain @ The Village Underground, London 18/02

The Fence Records signed, Bristol based songstress promises a night of elegant, warm and quietly shifting left field folk pop songs, most likely to be taken from last year’s album Joined Sometimes Unjoined.

Tickets are on sale now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more Rozi Plain shows.

Taken By Trees @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London 18/02

The solo project of ex-Concretes lady and ‘Young Folks’ vocalist Victoria Bergsman, Taken By Trees takes a welcome UK pit stop on the extensive tour that has been Other Worlds. Expect organic, earthy, submerged synths and sweet, siren calls.

Tickets are on sale now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more Taken By Trees shows.

Paws @ Bungalow Bears, Sheffield 19/02

The Glaswegian three-piece take a dip below the boarder for a night of irresistible, lo-fi garage pop.

FREE ENTRY. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more Paws shows.

The Chapman Family @ Surya, London 20/02

The Stockton-On-Tees five-piece follow-up the release of their self-produced second full length album Cruel Britannia with a series of shows around the UK.

Tickets are on sale now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more The Chapman Family shows.

Blaenavon @ Buffalo Bar, London 21/02

ParadYse’s latest and youngest are definitely the ones to watch this week. Ben Gregory, Frank Wright and Harris McMillan’s creations are delicate, considered, confident and yet transparent in their vulnerability.

FREE ENTRY. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more Blaenavon shows.

Doldrums @ The Prince Albert, Brighton 21/02

With the release of his debut album Lesser Evil just around the corner, Montreal’s Airick Woodhead brings glitchy, messed up electronics to a whole new playing field with his warped sonics.

Tickets are on sale now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more Doldrums shows.

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