Aurora 4 cropPhoto: Birgit Solhaug

After kicking off the season with an amazing Ja Ja Ja London Club Night at The Lexington last week, the Nordics will continue to bless the UK with many great acts this week. Find out where and when you can catch them all in this week’s Nordic Gig Guide!

moddi-by-jorgen-nordbyPhoto: Jørgen Nordby

Monday 3rd – Moddi, St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, London – Tickets

Norway’s favourite troubadour Moddi released his fifth full-length album Unsongs last month, consisting of 12 songs that have, at some point, been banned in their home countries. The folk-pop singer is currently on tour with his new album and will be paying London and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church a visit on Monday.

Aurora - All My Demons Packshot hi res

Monday 3rd – The Art School, Glasgow – Sold out
Tuesday 4th – O2 Ritz, Manchester – Tickets
Thursday 6th – Newcastle University Students Union, Newcastle – Tickets
Friday 7th – O2 Institute Birmingham, Digbeth – Tickets
Saturday 8th – Trinity Centre, Bristol – Sold out

A lot has happened since Bergen’s AURORA performed at the Ja Ja Ja London Club Night two years ago. The quirky but completely charming singer and songwriter from Norway has since been on multiple headline tours both in Norway and internationally, and she successfully released her debut album All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend earlier this year. Now the time has finally come again for the UK to experience the magic AURORA creates on stage, kicking off at The Art School in Glasgow on Monday.


Tuesday 4th – Oporto, Leeds – Tickets
Wednesday 5th – Broadcast, Glasgow – Tickets
Thursday 6th – The Cluny 2, Newcastle Upon Tyne – Tickets
Friday 7th – Rockaway Beach 2016, Bognor Regis – Tickets
Saturday 8th – Boileroom, Guildford – Tickets

Sweden based FEWS have had a pretty exciting year so far, including the release of their much acclaimed debut album MEANS and playing along the likes of Spring King and Bloc Party. The mysterious four piece will bring their post-punk alternative indie rock sound to venues around the UK on a headline tour this month before supporting Pixies on their European tour later this year.


Thursday 6th – Fufanu, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London – Tickets

Reykjavík outfit Fufanu are hitting the stage at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen this week. The alternative rock band have previously described their performances as “loud, sexy and intense”, which we saw when they played their first London gig at the Ja Ja Ja Festival in 2014. This is one not to be missed!


Friday 7th – Whale Watching Tour, Barbican Centre, London – Tickets

Icelandic record label Bedroom Community is celebrating 10 years of producing inventive new music in bedrooms, basements and warehouses by bringing together founders Valgeir Sigurðsson and Nico Muhly with other members from the community for a night to remember at the Barbican Centre.

More gigs coming up:


Monday 3rd – Slowes, Shacklewell Arms, London – Free    

Wednesday 5th – Dream Wife, The Lexington, London – Sold out

Monday 10th –  AURORA, Concorde 2, Brighton – Sold out

Monday 10th – FEWS, The Victoria, London – Tickets

Tuesday 11th – FEWS, Crofters Rights, Bristol – Tickets

Tuesday 11th – AURORA, O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford – Sold out

Wednesday 12th – Mabel, Moth Club, London – Sold out

Wednesday 12th – FEWS, Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – Tickets

Thursday 13th – FEWSThe Bullingdon, Oxford – Tickets

Thursday 13th – AURORA, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, Tickets

Thursday 13th – Anna Von Hausswolff, Islington Assembly Hall, London – Sold out

Thursday 13th – Sekuoia, Birthdays, London – Tickets

Friday 14th – Kiasmos, Bankside Vaults, London – Tickets 

Saturday 15th – AURORA, The Junction, Cambridge – Tickets

Sunday 16th – AURORA, Stylus, Leeds – Tickets

Tuesday 18th – Goat & Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation, Coronet Theatre, London – Tickets

Wednesday 19th – Galantis, O2 Forum Kentish Town, London – Tickets

Wednesday 19th – Jenny Hval, Oslo Hackney, London – Tickets

Friday 21st – Agent Fresco, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – Tickets

Saturday 22nd – Agent Fresco, The Key Club, Leeds – Tickets

Saturday 22nd – Roundhouse, London – Sold out 

Saturday 22nd –ÁrstíðirThe Stables, Milton Keynes – Tickets

Monday 24th – DAGNY, Patterns, Brighton – Tickets

Tuesday 25th – ApothekThe Pickle Factory, London – Tickets

Wednesday 26th – Smerz, Corsica Studios, London – Tickets

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 – Tickets

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 – Tickets

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), Bankside Vaults, London – Tickets

Sunday 27th – Agnes Obel, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – Tickets

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