| By Anna Nor Sørensen

Nordic Gig Guide: Sløtface, Matoma, Fufanu, Communions, Johnossi + More!

The Nordics are making their way to the UK this week to showcase their latest releases and reputations as some of the best live performers around. Find out where to experience the best live music in the latest Nordic Gig Guide:

Sløtface
Monday 13th –  Castle Hotel, Manchester – Tickets
Tuesday 14th – Oporto, Leeds – Tickets
Wednesday 15th – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow – Tickets
Friday 17th – Kamio, London – Tickets

Sløtface spent 2016 changing their name, releasing the amazing EP Empire Records and touring extensively following their performances at the Ja Ja Ja Germany club nights back in May. It seems as if the four-piece from Norway are planning on continuing 2017 in the same fashion as they embark on a string of UK dates this week. Make sure you get to experience Sløtface’s glossy pop-punk live and grab your tickets now!

Matoma
Tuesday 14th – O2 ABC 2 Glasgow, Glasgow – Sold out
Thursday 16th –Matoma, O2 Academy Islington, London – Sold out

Norwegian EDM pioneer Matoma returns to Glasgow and London this week for his biggest headline shows in the UK to date! Both shows are sold out, but ticket-holders can look forward to an energetic live show and bangers such as ‘False Alarm’ and ‘All Night’, as well as his latest release, the punchy pop track ‘Heart Won’t Forget’.

Fufanu
Tuesday 14th – Gullivers, Manchester – Tickets
Wednesday 15th – Oporto, Leeds – Tickets
Friday 17th – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow –Tickets
Saturday 18th – Think Tank Underground, Newcastle Upon Tyne – Tickets

Following the recent release of their highly anticipated sophomore LP Sports, Fufanu embark on a UK tour in support of their new album. The experimental post-punk trio from Iceland are one of the most visceral and captivating bands on the live circuit, so make sure you catch these guys while they’re on tour!

Wednesday 15th – Alan Walker, Heaven, London – Sold out

Matoma is not the only Norwegian EDM star to sell out a London venue this week, wunderkind Alan Walker is also set to play a sold out show at Heaven. Smash hits like ‘Faded’ and ‘Sing Me To Sleep’ made the talented 19-year-old from Bergen famous almost over night, and are guaranteed to make the crowd jump this Wednesday evening!

Wednesday 15th – Communions, The Lexington, London – Tickets

Copenhagen outfit Communions recently released their debut album Blue to much acclaim and will be paying London a long awaited visit this Wednesday evening. Pop down to The Lexington to catch their perky and youthful indie-laden tunes – grab your tickets here!

Wednesday 15th – Johnossi, Francobollo, Oslo Hackney, London – Tickets

In anticipation of the release of their fifth studio album Blood Jungle this week, Swedish alternative rock duo Johnossi will be playing a special London show. Support will be provided by fellow Swedes and indie rockers Francobollo, who just released their single ‘Good Times‘, so make sure to come early for an evening packed with brilliant rock tunes and energetic live performances!

More gigs coming up:

February:

Monday 20th – Fufanu, The Flapper, Birmingham – Tickets

Tuesday 21st – Fufanu, The Louisiana, Bristol – Tickets

Tuesday 21st – FEWS, Moth Club, London – Tickets

Wednesday 22nd – Fufanu, Kamio, London – Tickets

Wednesday 22nd – Dream Wife, Electric Ballroom, London – Tickets

Thursday 23rd – Fufanu, The Green Door Store, Brighton – Free

Friday 24th – Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham – Tickets

Saturday 25th – Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation, Liverpool Library, Liverpool – Tickets

Saturday 25th – Lukas Graham, Olympia Theatre, Dublin –Sold out

Sunday 26th – Lukas Graham, Ulster Hall, Belfast – Tickets

Tuesday 28th – Lukas Graham, O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow – Tickets

Tuesday 28th – Jenny Hval, Rich Mix, London – Tickets

March:

Wednesday 1st – Lukas GrahamO2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne – Tickets

Wednesday 1st – Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation, Soup Kitchen, Manchester – Tickets

Thursday 2nd – Josefin Öhrn + The LiberationBrudenell Social Club, Leeds – Tickets

Thursday 2nd – Sailor & I, The Pickle Factory, London – Tickets

Thursday 2nd – Lukas GrahamManchester Academy, Manchester – Tickets

Friday 3rd – Josefin Öhrn + The LiberationThe Louisiana, Bristol – Sold out

Friday 3rd – Kornél Kovács, Axel Boman, Corsica Studios, London – Tickets

Saturday 4th – Lukas GrahamO2 Academy Leeds, Leeds – Tickets

Saturday 4th – Josefin Öhrn + The LiberationMoth Club, London – Tickets

Sunday 5th – Lukas GrahamO2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham – Tickets

Sunday 5th – Josefin Öhrn + The LiberationThe Haunt, Brighton – Tickets

Tuesday 7th – Josefin Öhrn + The LiberationHare & Hounds, Birmingham – Tickets

Tuesday 7th – Lukas GrahamRoundhouse, London – Sold out

Tuesday 7th – Skott, Omeara, London – Tickets

Thursday 9th – Efterklang, Barbican Centre, London – Tickets

Saturday 11th – Jennie Abrahamson, The Lexington, London – Tickets

Wednesday 15th – Tove Lo, O2 Ritz Manchester, Manchester – Tickets

Friday 17th – Tove Lo, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – Sold out

Saturday 18th – Kiasmos, Printworks, London – Tickets

Tuesday 21st – Chain Wallet, The Old Blue Last, London – Free

Wednesday 22nd – ORKAThe Jazz Cafe, London – Tickets

Thursday 23rd – ALMA, The Jazz Cafe, London – Sold out

Tuesday 28th – Jens Lekman, Whelan’s, Dublin – Tickets

Wednesday 29th – Jens LekmanOval Space, London – Sold out

Wednesday 29th – Satellite Stories, Dingwalls, London – Tickets

Thursday 30th – Jens LekmanBrudenell Social Club, Leeds – Tickets

Friday 31st – Jens LekmanBand on the Wall, Manchester – Tickets

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