The Staves Interview “We’re just dickheads to each other and wait until the dust settles”

Originally published: Londonist March 12, 2012 Watford’s The Staves are arguably the most deserving additions to our Ones To Watchlist. After hearing their debut release, The Mexico EP, it was obvious these three sisters had a rare talent, one which combined traditional harmonies with a cutting edge insight into modern song-craft. Recent folk has meandered … Continue reading

Exhibition Preview: Jam Tomorow

Jam Tomorrow, an exhibition challenging visions of the future in an age of austerity, opens at Deptford’s APT Gallery on 9 March, bringing together six unique London artists for the first time. Using mixed-media collage, sculpture and painting, the three-week show reworks traditional art forms, attempting to find a new vision of the future. This … Continue reading

Radiohead London Tour Dates

Indie legends Radiohead head to London to play two dates at the O2 Arena in October, as part of the King Of Limbs world tour. They play the O2 Arena on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 October. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (7 March), so get in there early. During Radiohead’s US dates they have … Continue reading

Camden Crawl 2012 Line Up

Originally published: Londonist February 28, 2012 The Camden Crawl has announced the initial line up, and it includes Londonist Ones to WatchToy and Psychlogist joining a line-up that also features fellow amazing Londoners Fanzine, Echo Lake, Spector and Charli XCX. The iconic Camden festival launches with an exclusive show by Death In Vegas and Swedish … Continue reading

Interview with Fanfarlo – “We’re planning on getting different security services from all over the world to endorse us”

Originally published: Londonist, February, 28, 2012 London inde-folksters Fanfarlo are back with an amazing second album, Rooms Filled with Light, which sees them edge away from the folk world and embrace synths and electric guitars. This musical shift, however, adds a new dynamic to their music, which sounds more accomplished and ambitious. Whereas their debut, … Continue reading

Interview with Tribes “Guitar Music; Doesn’t Need Saving”

Originally published: Londonist February 24. Camden’s Tribes, one of our Ones To Watchacts, are bucking the trend of fashionable scene bands who pay attention to their image than their rehearsals, by being an unashamedly British guitar group. Their debut album Baby came out in January filled with rousing gang anthems which tap in to the essence … Continue reading

Double Denim Records @ Royal Albert Hall

Spectacular leftfield record label Double Denim take over the Elgar Room in The Royal Albert Hall, for a stunning night of electro soul and hazy psychedelia, from three cutting-edge artists topping 2012’s Ones to Watch lists, including our own. Estonian post-punk disco chanteuse, Maria Minerva headlines the night along with Liverpudlian gloom-funk disco-janglers Outfit, and … Continue reading

Olympic Closing Ceremony Concert Announced

Blur will headline a concert in Hyde Park to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony. Joining the Britpop elder statesmen will be Manchester’s New Order  and The Specials from Coventry, under the banner Best Of British, reflecting Britain’s musical heritage not just London’s – although ours is better. The concert, from BT London Live, takes place … Continue reading

Hyde Park Gigs Saved For 2012

Gigs in Hyde Park have been saved after Westminster Council rubber stamped the venue’s licence despite noise complaints by residents which threatened the viability of shows. However, the number of shows will be reduced to nine in 2013. The Licensing Sub-Committee decided against reducing the number of concerts from 13 to six and noise levels to 73 … Continue reading

Ticket Alert: Miike Snow With Niki And The Dove, Katie Melua And The Cribs

Swedish pop music is currently the best in the world with bands like Miike Snow and Niki and the Dove being so hot they make Nordic bearable, and London is its sofa-surfing home. Our friends at the brilliant Ja Ja Ja blog and club night have  been leading the wave by enthusing about not only … Continue reading