Welcome to our weekly round-up of what’s happening in the grand concert halls, dimly lit basements, airy cafe’s and grimy sweatboxes across the UK. 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 Amanda Mair, NZCA/LINES and Hot Chip.
Hot Chip @ The Leadmill, Sheffield 10/06
Wow, the release of Hot Chip’s fifth album has really crept up quickly hasn’t it?! The self-produced full length In Our Heads, the follow up to 2010′s One Life Stand, will be released on 11 June and to celebrate the band have lined up a small handful of UK shows, the first of which will be in Sheffield.
Tickets are available now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more dates here.
Among Brothers @ The Basement, Cardiff 10/06
Expect Sigur Ros, Efterklang and Anathallo influenced atmospherics from Kissability’s latest at their hometown show.
David Thomas Broughton @ St. Bonaventure’s Club, Bristol 11/06
Charmingly eccentric and spontaneous West Yorkshire man David Thomas Broughton crafts delicate, raw acoustic numbers whose bruised romantic notes are sharpened by weird and wonderful samples.
Purity Ring @ White Heat, Madame JoJos, London 12/06
Halifax/Montreal duo Corrin Roddick and Megan James’ debut album Shrines is due out via 4AD on 23 July but you can catch their addictive, distilled pop sonics live in London this week before they head back to the US.
Amanda Mair @ Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London 13/06
Come along to our very own night in Hoxton for the delicate and cautiously bold 80s inspired pop efforts from 17-year-old Swedish songstress Amanda Mair.
NZCA/LINES @ Birthdays, London 14/06
Paint It Black London presents another incredible line-up at Birthdays in Dalston, this time headliners by firm Best Fit favourite and ex-Your Twenties bassist Michael Lovett, aka NZCA/LINES, who creates effortlessly intoxicating numbers inhabited by shimmering synths and flickering R&B rhythms.
Blondes @ Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh 14/06
You’re unlikely to find a more brilliant, drowsy electronic offering this year than Zach Steinman and Sam Haar’s self-titled album as Blondes. The Brooklyn pair met at college in Ohio and since then have been delighting us with perfectly majestic dance music that has firms roots in the workings of Giorgio Moroder.
Visions of Trees @ Queen of Hoxton, London 14/06
Having gone a bit quiet on us since last year’s ‘Sirens (Novocaine)’ bedroom pop King and Queen Sara Atalar and Joni Juden will be finally celebrating the release of their eponymous debut LP, released via Something In Construction.