Galactic Empire – Thursday 9 February, The Assembly, 7.30pm
Do you like Star Wars? Do you like guitars? Do you want to see Darth Vader shredding the Star Wars theme? Or Boba Fett playing some great drum fills? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then we’d recommend you go see this Star Wars themed metal band.
Loyle Carner – Thursday 16 February, O2 Institute, 7.00pm
Up and coming London talent Loyle Carner will be bringing his uniquely relaxed and confessional hip hop to the Institute midway through February. Having cut his teeth supporting big names artists Joey Badass, MF Doom and Nas, and due to release his debut later this month, the gig is set to be big one.
Sigala – Friday 17 February, O2 Institute, 7.00pm
At the forefront of the UK’s dance music and D&B scene, platinum selling Sigala kicks off the weekend of the 17th with what is sure to be a dance heavy set. Having scored massive hits with no.1 ‘Easy Love’, ‘Sweet Lovin’ and ‘Say You Do’, expect a younger, more mainstream crowd but mental nevertheless.
De La Soul – Friday 3 March, O2 Institute, 7.00pm
US rap legends De La Soul (also known as the Gorillaz collaborators on ‘Feel Good Inc.’) have just released their first album together in 12 years The Anonymous Nobody and have planned a series of electrifying gigs in support. If you’re lucky enough to grab tickets before they all go, expect to hear a hugely eclectic setlist from hip hop’s biggest musical butterflies, including tracks from their seminal 1989 release 3 Feet High and Rising.
Fatherson – Thursday 9 March, The Assembly, 7.30pm
One of the rare new alternative rock contributions of the 2010s, Glasgow-based trio Fatherson perform incredibly wholesome music dripping with nostalgia that indie fans are sure to love.
Glass Animals – Friday 10 March, O2 Institute, 7.00pm
Perhaps one of the most creative new pop acts of the 2010s so far, Glass Animals’ sound is incredibly fresh, colourful and fun. The band is currently celebrating the success of their 2016 album How to Be a Human Being, which received critical acclaim for its “sense of wonder”. Definitely worth checking out!
Roberto Fonseca – Saturday 11 March, Warwick Arts Centre, 8.00pm
Roberto Fonseca is one of the most respected Latin jazz pianists in the world, and has gone from strength to strength selling out concert halls and garnering Grammy nominations since his debut in 1999. In March, he’ll take to the Arts Centre with his septet to promote his new album ABUC, a mixture of Latin American styles and rhythms sure to brighten up Warwick’s drab concrete soul.
Devin Townsend (w/ Tesseract and Leprous) – Thursday 16 March, O2 Institute, 7.00pm
Some of the biggest names in progressive metal, Devin Townsend, Leprous and Tesseract would each be easily worth a show on their own. Devin Townsend is known for his monumental ‘wall of sound’, performing some of the grandest spectacles the rock and metal world has ever witnessed. Both his music and his personality could only ever be described as “larger than life”.