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 long time favourites like El Perro del Mar and Bon Iver, and paired them with more recent obsessions like Jessie Ware and Haim.
Finally, having swooned over Devotion for what feels like a life time we’ll finally be getting to see Jessie Ware up close and personal as her UK tour really hits its stride this week.
The prolific LA maverick and his band are set for a one off show as part of the incredible Illuminations Festival.
With the heart-breaking intensity of their early, small shows being replaced by a grand, all embracing humour and a surreal sense of jubilation Justin Vernon and co promise to put on a stadium worthy spectacle.
Experimental noise rock Londoners will be tearing up The Village Underground with Damo Suzuki for those of you who like their Sunday’s to be a little more invigorating than an over-sized roast dinner and a good film. If Matt Berry doesn’t come on stage ala the below video we’ll be disappointed.
Celebrating the release of her eagerly awaited fifth full-length Pale Fire, Gothenburg’s Sarah Assbring will undoubtedly charm crowds at this larger than usual venue.
The LA based, sister fronted four-piece promise roaring classic americana riffs delivered by virtuoso hands and driven by taught rhythms and half spoken, breathy vocals that find themselves somewhere in between Annie Lennox and Ani DiFranco.
Vancouver’s Dan Bejar Kaputt was a slow burning highlight of 2011 and we can’t thank Bird on The Wire enough for bringing his romantic, down tempo 80s grooves back once again.
Producer, electronic experimentalist, folk auteur and post-rock dabbler: Sandro Perri and his erstwhile moniker Polmo Polpo have been called many things. What the Toronto native can promise though, is a good live show.
Diiv label mates and Swedish electro-punks Holograms will be returning to our fair shores to deliver what we can only hope will be a frenzied set, swirling with messy guitars and howling feedback.