OK, the weather is getting worse pretty quickly, right?
In the words of Ned Stark, ‘Winter is Coming’. Those hazy summer evenings filled with cider and laughter are well and truly behind us for another year, and we’re all really sad about it.
But fear not! All is not lost. To compensate for all of the misery, there’s some pretty awesome gigs happening on the horizon. The coming months can be filled with live music, sweat, and full on belly laughs. From the chance to see your favourite bands live and the last few festivals of the year, there’s plenty to be happy about.
Cheer yourself up with 11 brilliant gigs this autumn.
- The Whisky Sessions
A two day music and whisky festival headlined by legendary Manchester bands I Am Kloot and Gomez. Becuase a wee dram of whisky is exactly what this time of year needs.
- Paolo Nutini
Without doubt 2014 is a good year for Paolo Nutini as his acclaimed third album ‘Caustic Love’ went straight in at number 1. Get warm to the sound of this soulful Scot’s voice
- Pink Martini
Somewhere between a 1930s Cuban dance orchestra, a classical chamber music ensemble, a Brazilian marching street band and Japanese film noir is the 12-piece Pink Martini. Perfect for an autumnal escape.
- Kiss Radio Haunted House Party
KISS FM UK is taking Halloween to the next level with ‘The KISS Haunted House Party’ – a brand new and completely un-unmissable event which will encourage everyone to party Halloween style.
- Joanne Shaw Taylor
Voted “Best British Female Vocalist” at the British Blues Awards in 2010 and 2011, Joanne Shaw Taylor’s brand of blue’s rock can warm up any autumnal evening.
- The Wedding Present
From their trademark fast-paced indie rock to their more varied recent material, an opportunity to see proper indie heroes The Wedding Present at the beautiful Clapham Grand makes any trek out into the rain worthwhile.
- The War on Drugs
With their latest album , Lost in the Dream, receiving universal acclaim “a near flawless collection of dreamy vibes, shifting moods, and movement” The War on Drugs are without doubt a must watch band this autumn. Especially whilst they are touring one of the finest albums to have been released this year.
- Band of Skulls
Hard hitting alt-rock stars Band of Skulls are on tour in support of their new album Himalayan. So if things are feeling a bit Himalayan outside, get inside and get warmed by some of the best Garage rock coming out of the UK.
- Lykke Li
Beautiful, talented and Swedish. Lykke Li’s electro-indie sound, dark stage aesthetics and heartbreaking lyrics are perfect for a self-indulgent night out, and for embracing the encroaching darker days of winter.
- Bryan Adams
Canadian rocker, Bryan Adams, will be performing tracks from his most successful solo album Reckless which includes huge hits like “Run to You”, “Somebody”, “Heaven”, “Summer of ’69”,alongside the hits Cuts Like A Knife, Hearts On Fire and the anthemic (Everything I Do) I Do It For You.
She is a Goddess. Banks has been one of the most highly regarded artist to break through this year. Her downtempo R&B is a perfect antidote to grey, rainy commutes.