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 DIIV, Jessie Ware and Dark Dark Dark, not to mention Sexbeat and Nudie Jeans Co‘s Radfest.
Radfest @ Hackney Downs Studio, London 19/08
Look at the poster above. Now think about what you were planning to do on Sunday instead of going to Radfest. Watch the trailer below. Now go and change your plans.
Dark Dark Dark @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 20/08
Due out on 2 October, Who Needs Who will be the third full length album from Minneapolis folk eight-piece Dark Dark Dark. We fell in love with their 2010 sophomore release Wild Go and we can’t wait to hear what they’ve been working on since.
DIIV @ The Shacklewell Arms, London 20/08
The Brooklyn based quartet’s Captured Tracks full length debut Oshin is fast becoming one of our favourite records of 2012, its glistening krautrock leaning dream pop is just so perfect. Tonight’s London show is sold out but they are also playing Radfest…
Jessie Ware @ Rough Trade East 21/08
We’re a little bit in love with Jessie Ware ok?! But if you missed her recent album launch in Brixton this is the perfect opportunity to see a true popstar in the making. All you have to do to ensure entry is collect your free wristband when you buy a copy of her debut album Devotion from Rough Trade East: win, win.
Free event, click here for details on how to get a wristband. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more dates here.
Charli XCX @ The Sebright Arms, London 22/08
The Sebright Arms promises an unusually intimate setting for Charlotte Aitchison’s bombastic pop.