Photo: Fryd Frydendahl
Oh my, where do we even start? We are overwhelmed by all the fantastic Nordic gigs happening in the UK this week! Are you feeling electric? Ready to dance? Or maybe you need some indie in your life right now? This week’s Nordic Gig Guide has something for each and every one of you!
Monday 17th – Emmecosta, Half Moon, London – Tickets
Sweden’s Emmecosta have brought us some very promising electronic sounds for a good year now, and we experienced first hand how good their live show is at their amazing Ja Ja Ja Germany sets last year. Make sure you catch them when they support LEO at Half Moon in Putney this Monday evening!
Monday 17th – Goat, Corn Exchange, Brighton – Sold out
Tuesday 18th – Coronet Theatre, London – Tickets
Wednesday 19th – SWX, Bristol – Tickets
Friday 21st – O2 ABC, Glasgow – Tickets
Saturday 22nd – Albert Hall, Manchester – Sold out
Following the release of their album Requiem earlier this month, Swedish psychers Goat will be touring the UK this week, including dates across the south and west of the country. The soon to be sold out tour will be supported by fellow Swedes Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation. So get your tickets to their London, Glasgow or Bristol shows now if you want to join the hypnotising, psychedelic fun!
Tuesday 18th – MØ, Arts Club, Liverpool – Tickets
Wednesday 19th – O2 Ritz, Manchester –Tickets
Thursday 20th – SWX, Bristol – Tickets
Saturday 22nd – Roundhouse, London – Sold out
Denmark’s wonder woman MØ definitely knows how to keep herself busy. Not only did she just release a new dance floor banger, ‘Drum’, she is currently touring the UK with her brilliant band. Catch the energetic hit maker at one of the venues listed above – We promise you won’t regret it!
Wednesday 19th – Jenny Hval, Oslo Hackney, London – Sold out
Hailing from Oslo, Jenny Hval has in recent years made a name for herself both in Norway and on an international scale with her artistic voice and polyphonic artistry. Her latest album Blood Bitch has been designated as ‘Best New Music’ by Pitchfork, and this week she is hitting the stage at Oslo Hackney in London for a show we’re convinced will be absolutely unforgettable!
Friday 21st – Agent Fresco, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – Tickets
Saturday 22nd – The Key Club, Leeds – Tickets
What do you get if you mix classic rock with Icelandic folk? Agent Fresco of course! If you’re looking for a live experience out the ordinary this week, then you catch the Reykjavík outfit when they support Katatonia in London this Friday or at their headline show in Leeds this Saturday.
Wednesday 19th – Galantis, O2 Forum Kentish Town, London – Sold out
Time to swipe the dust off your dancing shoes, ladies and gentlemen – Swedish EDM duo Galantis are taking over London this Wednesday! With gigantic hits like ‘No Money’ and ‘Peanut Butter Jelly’ on their setlist, this is guaranteed to be a proper mid-week party.
Friday 21st – Kakkmaddafakka, KOKO, London – Tickets
Norwegian indie rockers Kakkmaddafakka return to London to join Club NME at KOKO this Friday. Hailing from Bergen and its iconic music scene, this amazing band is known for their spectacular and energetic live shows, so this is one not to be missed!
Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd – Sŵn Festival, Cardiff – Tickets
If you’re keen to end your week with some amazing Nordic acts, then Cardiff is the place to be this weekend! On the lineup you will find Iceland’s ‘poolside pop’ queens Dream Wife, Denmark-based psychedelic-indie duo Palace Winter, as well as Finnish punks Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?.
Saturday 22nd –Árstíðir, The Stables, Milton Keynes – Tickets
Icelandic indie-folk rockers Árstíðir have been on an eventful journey since they came together back in 2008, performing at train stations in Germany, concert halls in Russia and touring the US. Their next destination is Milton Keynes and tickets are still available if you want to make your Saturday evening truly magical!
More gigs coming up:
Monday 24th – DAGNY, Patterns, Brighton – Tickets
Tuesday 25th – Apothek, The Pickle Factory, London – Tickets
Wednesday 26th – Smerz, Corsica Studios, London – Tickets
Thursday 27th – Ja Ja Ja London with Pale Honey, M.I.L.K., Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?, The Lexington, London – Tickets/Membership
Thursday 27th – Palace Winter, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London – Tickets
Thursday 27th – Lowly, The Old Blue Last, London – Free
Thursday 27th – Zara Larsson, SSE Wembley Arena, London – Tickets
Friday 28th – Zara Larsson, Eventim Apollo, London – Tickets
Friday 28th –Sløtface, The Finsbury, London – Tickets
Friday 28th – K-X-P, London Fields Brewhouse, London – Tickets
Saturday 29th – Todd Terje, Great Suffolk St Warehouse, London – Tickets
Saturday 29th – Sløtface, The Lock Tavern, London – Free
Monday 31st – Dream Wife, Moth Club, London – Tickets
Tuesday 1st – Highasakite, Heaven, London – Tickets
Wednesday 2nd – Choir Of Young Believers, Village Underground, London – Sold out
Saturday 5th – Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Kings Place, London – Tickets
Tuesday 8th – Johnossi, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London – Tickets
Thursday 10th – IRAH, The Waiting Room, London – Free
Wednesday 16th – Astrid S, The Camden Assembly, London – Tickets
Friday 18th – Pascal Pinon, The Waiting Room, London – Tickets
Wednesday 23rd – Kaleo, KOKO, London – Sold out
Friday 25th – Röyksopp (DJ Set), Kasper Bjørke, Bankside Vaults, London – Tickets
Sunday 27th – Agnes Obel, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – Tickets