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 Bat For Lashes, Halls and Tame Impala. We’ve also noticed a bit of a theme emerging, this week it feels all about either hitting the throttle or just blubbering in the corner: take your pick.
Bat For Lashes @ University of East Anglia, Norwich 26/10
Having debuted at number 6 in the UK charts, Natasha Khan’s beautiful, bold and dramatic third full length record The Haunted Man serves as a beacon of hope in an increasingly drudgey chart pop world.
DZ Deathrays @ The Old Blue Last, London 27/10
Alright so you don’t want to get all emotional listening to ‘Laura’ on repeat on a weekend night out?! Get yourself along the Old Blue last on Saturday night for the dirty, thrashing guitars and sweaty mosh pit sounds of Aussie duo DZ Deathrays.
Luke Sital-Singh @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 28/10
With the beauty of Jeff Buckley’s guitar work and a voice never afraid to show its forlorn, heart broken cracks Luke Sital-Singh could reduce the world to tears in mere seconds. Bring tissues. In fact if you’re planning on pushing play below, get tissues now.
Japandroids @ The Harley Hotel & Bar, Sheffield 29/10
I defy anyone to listen to Japandroids and refrain from air-drumming. Go on try it? It’s impossible. But now instead of walking down the street and slightly embarrassing yourself whilst defiantly mouthing the words “Remember that night you were already in bed / Said “fuck it” got up to drink with me instead!” you can do it in the confines of The Harley Hotel & Bar, along with loads of other people! Expect frenzied riffs and anthemic chorus hooks that make you nostalgic for a youth you probably never had anyway.
Halls @ Birthdays, London 30/10
Time to get all introspective again, this time courtesy of Sam Howards’ shimmering, flickering electronic debut enterprise Ark.
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Night Works & San Zhi @ The Sebright Arms, London 31/10
What better way to spend All Hallows Eve with the mysterious minds behind Night Works? Expect slick, affected ambient numbers swelling with R&B beats after San Zhi have swept everyone up into their dream pop arms.
Death at Sea & Wolf Alice @ Queen of Hoxton, London 31/10
Two new favourite of ours playing on the same freaking night?! You better believe we’ll be there. You should too, if either understated guitars, female vocal harmonies and analogue sounds or straight up, carefree indie rock are your thing that is.
Tame Impala @ The Ritz, Manchester 01/11
Our favourite psych rockers returned this year with their sophomore full length Lonerism and we’ve been foaming at the mouth in anticipation since waiting to see them live. Get your head banging/grooving muscles at the ready.