Gigs of the Week, 5 April

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 James Blake, Lulu James and Karin Park.

Swans @ Leeds University Union, Leeds 05/04

Michael Gira’s post punk band Swans are back on the road with their droning primal sounds following the release of last year’s incredible album The Seer.

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

Woman’s Hour @ Hoxton Hall, London 06/04

If bewitching, nocturnal understated pop in the same vein as The xx is your thing then you’d do well to catch this Kendall born four-piece.

Tickets are on sale now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more Woman’s Hour shows.

Temples @ Cyprus Avenue, Cork 07/04

Heavenly Recording signed psych merchants are set to bring their revivalist sonics to Ireland.

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

Steve Mason @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow 09/04

With his incredibly complex and politically charged album Monkey Mind’s In The Devil’s Time out now, Beta Band founding member Steve Mason kicks off his UK tour with a home country show.

SOLD OUT. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more Steve Mason shows.

Karin Park @ The Lexington, London 10/04

Fearless Swedish pop, not for the faint of heart, Karin Park is an incredible performer and beguiling front woman.

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

James Blake @ Manchester Academy 2, Manchester 10/04

From blub-step to fully grown musician James Blake returns with a new album Overgrown and a highly anticipated string of shows to accompany it.

SOLD OUT. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more James Blake shows.

Lulu James @ Birthdays, London 11/04

Aiding the rise of 90s inspired UK R&B, Newcastle’s Lulu James will undoubtedly be putting a spell on East London’s hipster haunt with her effortless atmospherics.

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