5 Hot Live Music Tickets You Need This Autumn
As the Summer season draws to a close there is still all to celebrate in the live music scene as festival season winds down and the hottest bands and artists return back to small live music venues to roost for the Autumn. Here are five hotly tipped live shows coming up at Patterns (Brighton) and Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen (London) that you need to buy tickets for and also come highly recommended to add to all your ‘commuting to work’ playlists.
For fans of Wretch 32 and Stormzy…
Avelino at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen – Thursday 29th September
Amongst the new Generation of UK urban music, Avelino aka Young Fire is being championed as the future by the likes of Wretch 32, Labrinth, Stormzy and Tinie Tempah whom have all spoken highly of the 22 year old Tottenham lyricist. The man hailed as ‘Young Fire’ has already recorded with the likes of Labrinth which whom he did the official remix for his ‘Let It Be’ single which charted at number 11 in the UK charts. His ‘Fire In The Booth’ for Radio 1 Xtra with Wretch 32 broke the shows record of the fastest million views and has already amassed almost 4 million views.
For fans of Best Coast and Warpaint…
Honeyblood at Patterns, Brighton – Thursday 29th September
Honeyblood are a Scottish noise pop duo formed in Glasgow Scotland in 2012. The band is composed of Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale and Cat Myers.
Since they released their debut LP in 2014 to critical acclaim, the lo-fi duo has moved from strength to strength. Their seamless combination of vitriolic Scottish shoegaze and dreamy atmospherics is reminiscent of Californian counterparts such as Warpaint or Best Coast.
For fans of The Velvet Underground…
The Warlocks at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen – Saturday 1st October & Sunday 2nd October
After forming in America during 1999, the ever-changing personnel of The Warlocks meant that the band had already featured nineteen different members before it was slimmed to the seven-piece outfit that they are today. Consisting of Bobby Hecksher (Vocals/Guitar), JC Rees (Guitar), Corey Lee Granet (Guitar), Bobby Martinez (Bass), Laura Grigsby (Tambourine/Keys), Danny Hole (Drums) and Jason Anchondo (Drums) – their two drummers with four guitarists formation produces a relentless, hypnotic wall of sound that suggests a collision between classic psychedelia, Krautrock and The Velvet Underground style rock and roll. Do not miss this
For fans of alternative, shoegaze and garage rock…
The Duke Spirit at Patterns, Brighton – Monday 10th October
The Duke Spirit are a 4 piece band based in London, UK. Their sound incorporates elements of blues-rock, post-punk and the early noise rock and grunge bands of the late 80s and early 90s such as The Pixies. After a three-year break from live shows they are back touring a brand new album KIN, described by Drowned In Sound as ‘easily their career best’
For fans of awesome tapes from Africa and an incredible story..
Awesome Tapes from Africa with Ata Kak + DJ Katapilla at Patterns, Brighton – Wednesday 19th October
Brian Shimkovitz, the man behind the fantastic Awesome Tapes From Africa imprint comes to Patterns with two of his favourite African music specialists for this showcase, one with an incredible story behind it.
Ata Kak is the mysterious Ghanaian electronic/rap/highlife icon who kick-started the whole Awesome Tapes From Africa phenomenon, in a sort of brilliant Ghanaian version of the uplifting Searching for Sugarman documentary. Ata Kak’s album Obaa Sima had originally been self-released in Ghana in 1994. With the lo-fi recording charm of early Chicago house music, Obaa Sima’s joyous soul and casual brilliance made the enigmatic Ata Kak an underground internet sensation and a party-starter the world over. After more than a decade of searching ATFA boss Brian finally tracked down the singer and released the LP officially in March 2015. Don’t miss this.
For fans of Rihanna and Charli XCX…
Raye at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen – Thursday 20th October
Following the release of her new EP & single, 18-year old South London newcomer and hotly tipped R&B singer Raye will be headlining Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on 20th October. ‘Distraction’ and ‘Ambition’ featuring Stormzy have been whetting appetites over the past few months and her feisty new lead single ‘I.U.Us’ (co-written with Charli XCX) has definitely lived up to the hype. With plaudits from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo, 1Xtra’s MistaJam, The FADER, Noisey, MTV, Sunday Times Culture, Wonderland and BEAT Magazine to name just a few, it won’t be long before RAYE explodes (in a good way 😉
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Address: Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square I London, N1 6NU
Nearest tube: Old Street / Liverpool Street / Shoreditch High Street
Address: Patterns, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton and Hove BN2 1TL