North Londoners, take note.

Over the course of the last year and a bit, barely a day has gone past without something pretty special from South London landing on our desk. From mind-melting pop to new MCs changing the shape of British music, creativity is thriving south of the river. Here’s a run down of the essential acts shaking things up in the city’s southern quarters.

Shame

Who: Brixton five-piece who’ve been kicking up a storm at festivals all summer long.
Sounds like: Vital post-punk anthems for a generation of youngsters desperate for anything but another four years of Tory rule.
For fans of: The Fall, Fat White Family
Best track: ‘Tasteless’

Mina Rose

Who: Thoughtfully diverse pop from a truly special talent.
Sound like: A beautiful and bold mix of ska, reggae and straight-up 21st century pop music.
For fans of: Jorja Smith, Kali Uchis
Best track: ‘Lemon and Limes’

HMLTD

Who: Distinctly unique collective pushing pop boundaries.
Sounds like: Nothing else, really. Last single ‘Satan, Luella & I’ is a funky, glam-rock stomper and previous single ‘To The Door’ would fit nicely on the soundtrack sci-fi Western TV show, Westworld.
For fans of: T Rex, The Lemon Twigs
Best track: ‘Stained’

Nadia Rose

Who: Fiery 24-year-old MC, also happens to be a cousin of Stormzy.
Sound like: As her ‘Highly Flammable’ EP suggests, Rose’s flow is formidable and relentless. Truly one of a kind.
For fans of: Lady Leshurr, Section Boyz
Best track: ‘Skwod’

Matt Maltese

Who: In our own words, the UK’s answer to Father John Misty.
Sounds like: The end of the world, but soundtracked by wickedly funny and touching odes to mankind. Maltese is one of Britain’s best new songwriters.
For fans of: Leonard Cohen, Father John Misty.
Best track: ‘As The World Caves In’

Tom Misch

Who: South London’s next great producer, following in the steps of Mura Masa.
Sound like: Soulful jazzy tunes or country-tinged club thumpers – Misch is the master of just about every type of sound.
For fans of: Loyle Carner, Jungle
Best track: ‘South Of The River’

Goat Girl

Who: Visceral four-piece, signed to Rough Trade.
Sounds like: Languishing guitars and disdain for Brexit Britain combine on these rage-filled and witty anthems.
For fans of: The Big Moon, Protomartyr
Best track: ‘Country Sleaze’

Ms Banks

Who: Rapper from South-East London with serious bags of potential.
Sounds like: Dancehall-infused bangers, mainly, where Banks shows her chops as both a strong vocalist and unrivalled lyricist.
For fans of: Stefflon Don, Yungen
Best track: ‘Day Ones’

 



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Festival of The Dead Comes To Edinburgh

Oct 28, 10:00pm - Oct 29, 3:00am

Cav Edinburgh
3 West Tollcross
Edinburgh,  EH3 9BP Map

Cav, Edinburgh - 28th October 2017

Ticket Link ☞ 2018.festivalofthedead.co.uk/web/

A festival like no other. With carnival-esque pageantry, giant skull processions, acrobats, dancers and beautiful decorative art & costumes.

Festival of the Dead is a contemporary event infusing elements carnival, circus, theatre and unadulterated partying.

- Giant Skull processions around the venue

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- DJ’s and live music

- Professional skull face painting

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VegfestUK Brighton 2018

VegfestUK Brighton 2018

Mar 24, 11:00am - Mar 25, 5:00pm

Brighton Centre
Kings Rd
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VegfestUK returns to the South Coast after 9 fabulous years at one of the nation’s biggest concentrations of vegan food and products in Brighton. In 2018, there will be a slight makeover of featured areas to go along with the usual vibrant mix of stalls and culinary delights, and we are so excited to introduce a whole new world of vegan delights to everybody looking for more vegan options at our first event of 2018 at Brighton.

NEW featured areas will include The Veganuary reunion party on the Sunday, with Veganuary participants, staff, ambassadors, friends of the campaign involved – the party will be open to attendees of Brighton Vegfest too.

Returning to the Saturday part of the show is The FxEctive Factor competition with a range of talented vegan musicians and activists pitting their wits against each other in the spirit of showcasing the unique talents we’ve got in the UK vegan community right now.

Also making their debuts at VegfestUK Brighton 2018 are a trio of newly themed talks rooms, namely The Vegan Academy, with a diverse range of topics on veganism for everyone at various stages of their journeys towards veganism, followed by a couple of talks rooms on the benefits of Plant-Based Diets, one focused on Optimum Performance and the other focused on Optimum Health.

The Vegan Comedy Festival, which was introduced back in 2015 when VegfestUK made its first return to the modern, sleek and spacious Brighton Centre, will once again be a 2-day festival featuring some of the most original vegan comedians in the country.

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Of course, don’t miss the huge collection of around 230 stalls packed full of some of the best vegan products in the market, on top of 19 caterers serving a mouthwatering vegan menu at what is expected to be a very busy show.

Advance tickets will cost £7 per day and £10 for the whole weekend, plus booking fees, whilst tickets on the door will cost £10 for adults and £5 for concessions. Kids under 16 get free entry as long as they are accompanied by adults. Advance tickets will be available to buy in January 2018.

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May 24, 12:00pm - May 27, 11:00pm

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BEARDED THEORY - THE SPRING GATHERING 2018

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Ages (12-15): £55
Ages (6-11): £28
Ages (0-5): FREE
Car: £12.50
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Staffs Fest 2018!

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ALL tickets included free camping! So, whenever you decide to turn up, bring your tents or your caravans, pitch up and stay the night!

Kids under 16 get FREE ENTRY!!!
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Heartland Festival vender tilbage til Egeskov Slot den 31. maj til 2. juni 2018 og præsenterer sine gæster for et festivalprogram fordelt på fire søjler: MUSIC, TALKS, ART og FOOD.

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Back for the 20th year 😍

Winner of Festival Kidz Best Tiny Festival Award🥇 😍 👏🏻

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