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Toddla T Sound

The 100 Club wears its heritage on its sleeve. The walls are plastered with photos of blues pioneers, punk legends and, er, The Hives....

Foals

Foals’ idiosyncratic way of warming up for new album ‘Holy Fire’ is a tour of towns they’ve rarely had cause to visit, playing venues...

Crystal Castles

When Ethan Kath and Alice Glass first came together in 2004, like two strains of the same disease, it’s unlikely they ever imagined themselves...

Iceage

Tonight, Iceage look like a gang of 1990s teen film icons – singer Elias and bassist Jakob with their River Phoenix hair set into...

Mac DeMarco

A couple of hours before their first ever London show, Mac DeMarco and his band are curled up on the stage at Birthdays, stealing...

Christopher Owens

Whatever fans of Girls expected of the now-solo Christopher Owens – that denim skirt-wearing manic pixie dream boy, last seen performing spiritual rock flanked...

The Vaccines

Tonight’s line-up doesn’t make any sense – LA blues-rock duo Deap Vally followed by Brooklyn dream-poppers DIIV, building up to Toronto hardcore punks Fucked...

Melody’s Echo Chamber

Right now Melody Prochet can do no wrong, although it wasn’t always the case. It takes time to become an overnight success, and Prochet...

Wild Belle

Jake Bugg skiffle, Alabama Shakes antique blues, Mumford & Sons farmer folk, the Adele/Winehouse axis of soul and Motown – the distant past is...

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti/Kindness/Haim/PAWS

Ariel Pink, in The Brudenell, with his toys all over the floor. It sounds like we’re playing Cluedo but instead, sadly, this is just...
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