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10 UK Gigs To Get Excited About This Week (1/10/2015)

There's plenty of must-see shows and tours hitting the UK this week. Here's our pick of the bunch...

  • Circa Waves, Thursday 8, Waterfront, Norwich:
    Who: Chirpy Liverpudlians currently draining the Mersey of insistent indie-pop hooks.
    Why: Debut album ‘Young Chasers’ is full of the kind of buoyant, euphoric songwriting that turns gigs into roof-raising squeal-alongs.
    Tickets: Sold out, but available from £19.51 on secondary ticketing sites.

    Photo: NME / Jordan Hughes

    Added: 29 Aug 2015

  • Fall Out Boy, Saturday 3, First Direct Arena, Leeds:
    Who: Mega-selling American pop-punks who nearly split in 2010, but returned in 2013.
    Why: Songs like ‘Sugar, We’re Going Down’ and ‘Dance Dance’ still rattle arenas 10 years on.
    Tickets: £32.45-£33.25; Cardiff sold out, but tickets are available on secondary ticketing sites from around £59

    Photo: Getty

    Added: 18 May 2015

  • Skepta & JME, Saturday 3, The Warehouse Project, Manchester:
    Who: Brothers Joseph and Jamie Adenuga, two of grime’s biggest dons and members of the Boy Better Know crew.
    Why: Grime's experienced an immense second wind in 2015. Here, two of the genre’s biggest innovators continue the charge.
    Tickets: Sold out, but tickets are doing the rounds from £60

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 14 Sep 2015

  • Bo Ningen, Saturday 3, Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield:
    Who: Japanese acid-punk quartet and sometime collaborators with Savages.
    Why: The long-haired band perform in matching robes, while their music blasts their audiences into cosmic, mind-melting new realms.
    Tickets: £13.37 from eventbrite.co.uk

    Photo: Getty

    Added: 28 Oct 2014

  • Gaz Coombes, Thursday 8, Academy 2, Manchester:
    Who: Former Supergrass frontmana who’s gone it alone, with two solo albums to his name.
    Why: Live, he recreates latest record ‘Matador’ with Mellotrons and acoustic guitars, giving the minimalist electronic sound of the album a romantic twist.
    Tickets: £17.60 from NME.com/tickets

    Photo: Andy Hughes/NME

    Added: 07 Sep 2015

  • The Big Moon, Friday 2, The Louisiana, Bristol to Thursday 8, Electric Circus, Edinburgh:
    Who: The best new girl gang in town, with shades of early Libertines and Palma Violets.
    Why: They’re a bundle of fun.
    Tickets: £5.50-£7 from seetickets.com

    Photo: Andy Hughes/NME

    Added: 07 Sep 2015

  • No Devotion, Friday 2, Cargo, London, Saturday 3, The Fighting Cocks, Kingston:
    Who: The band who formed from the ashes of Lostprophets, now fronted by Thursday’s Geoff Rickly.
    Why: Debut LP ‘Permanence’ is polished but live, their gritty rock roots shine through.
    Tickets: London £16.50 from NME.com/tickets; Kingston £10 from banquetrecords.com

    Photo: Getty

    Added: 23 Jul 2014

  • Girl Band, Tuesday 6, 100 Club, London:
    Who: Irish masters of noise and experimentalism
    Why: Their live shows are pretty full on, but also have a hint of humour, with Dara Kiely barking lyrics like “I look crap with my top off” at audiences
    Tickets: Sold out, but there are some tickets floating around on secondary ticketing sites from £37.76

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 29 Apr 2015

  • Stormzy, Saturday 3, Open, Norwich:
    Who: Michael Omari, the Croydon MC who won Best Grime Act at the MOBO Awards in 2014
    Why: Packed tents bulged at the edges every time he played this festival season, and Stormzy’s only getting more thunderous. A must-see.
    Tickets: Tickets: £16.50 from NME.com/tickets

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 14 Sep 2015

  • The View, Sunday 4, Monday 5 & Tuesday 6 Liquid Room, Edinburgh:
    Who: Dundonians who emerged in the wake of The Libertines and famously sang about wearing the same jeans for four days.
    Why: To relive the indie glory days of ‘Wasted Little DJs’ while checking out their more eclectic new material, such as the R&B-tinged ‘Marriage’.
    Tickets: Sold out

    Photo: Andy Hughes/NME

    Added: 15 Jun 2015