BEST GIGS ON DICE 08.02.16

Each week we pick you the best booking fee free gigs or clubs on DICE and highlight them in this handy post, so you can spend the rest of your Internet time more wisely, looking at cats and petitions.

LONDON

SHOW ME THE BODY

Show Me The Body are cut from only the finest punk cloth. Mixing rage, grit, noise and sheer force, they smash whatever stage is put in front of them with their intricately balanced mixture of pulsating riffs, galloping drums and hell-raising vocals. Loved by The Fader, The Guardian and Pigeons & Planes, they bring their nihilistic attitude to Ali B's Safehouse. Let them run riot. Get prepared for this huge gig. Get tickets.

YOUTH LAGOON

At the start of 2015 Trevor Powers announced that he had finished writing his new third album and was off to record it. Months passed and we heard nothing until recently when white label records were posted to record stores around the world, a gift to fans. Mysterious, magical, and entirely absorbing, the world of Youth Lagoon extends far beyond the dynamic and luscious pop riffs Powers creates and into a journey of self-discovery and wonder. At times bleak and devastating, at others euphorically celebratory, he finally released Savage Hills Ballroom in September, and as expected it was stunning. Playing this huge date at Village Underground, we know Powers will blow you away. Get tickets.

TAME IMPALA

Psych pop slammers Tame Impala are in their own league right now. Fresh off the back of releasing the stunning Currents, the Australian five some can count themselves as firm members of rocks elite. Building on their origins of spiraling guitar lines and whirring vocals, the quintet have created another masterpiece packed to the rafters with sun-kissed alternative anthems that were made to be heard live. The Tame Impala show is coming to Ally Pally and you can't miss it. Don't say we didn't warn you. These tickets are a must. Get tickets.

BEIRUT

Dropping out of college at 17 and travelling to Europe, Zach Condon had his first taste of world music, and it's a trip that stuck. Recording the bulk of debut record Gulag Orkestar in his bedroom at University, upon his return, he incorporated instruments from every corner of his experience, blended folk with baroque pop and a Balkan influence to create a record that defied convention but made perfect sense. Returning in 2015 with new record No No No, Beirut's first in four years and out on the excellent 4AD label, Condon has once again excelled himself. After smashing a massive headline show at Brixton Academy, this show at the Roundhouse is set to be a celebration. Don't miss out. Get tickets.

FOUR TET

After his all-nighter at O2 Academy Brixton sold out in just ninety-seconds, it's fair to say Four Tet is in a league of his own right now. With The Guardian labeling him "one of the UK's most dedicated club DJ's" and Pitchfork branding his Morning/Evening LP as "profound, daring and expansive", Kieran Hebden's intricately woven mix of beautifully warm house music and ingenious sampling has everyone waiting on his next move with bated breathe. On February 13th, Four Tet will take to Camden's incredible Roundhouse for a mesmerizing showcase you simply cannot miss. Expect all the stops to be pulled out for this one, get your tickets while you can. Get tickets.

MANCHESTER

FLOATING POINTS

Floating Points held an acclaimed 5 year residency at the legendary club Plastic People and as a live performer, he lead a 16 piece ensemble to victory at Giles Peterson's Worldwide Awards. What's more? As a producer, he's released through his own labels Eglo and Pluto, including the stunning new album Elaenia. On February 12th, he'll be bringing his formidable live show to Manchester Academy 2, and you don't wanna miss out. Get tickets.

BEIRUT

Dropping out of college at 17 and travelling to Europe, Zach Condon had his first taste of world music, and it's a trip that stuck. Recording the bulk of debut record Gulag Orkestar in his bedroom at University, upon his return, he incorporated instruments from every corner of his experience, blended folk with baroque pop and a Balkan influence to create a record that defied convention but made perfect sense. Returning in 2015 with new record No No No, Beirut's first in four years and out on the excellent 4AD label, Condon has once again excelled himself. After smashing a massive headline show at Brixton Academy, this show at Albert Hall is set to be a celebration. Don't miss out. Get tickets.

MONEY

On The Shadow Of Heaven Bella Union signees MONEY create stark and compelling imagery, telling stories of love, loss, and life in a metropolis. Spacious production, poetic lyricism and beautiful musicianship combine in perfection. But live, there's a playfulness to MONEY and an intense flair for showmanship. Lead singer Jamie Lee commands the crowd. First he's running amongst you, next he's inches from your face. Currently working on the follow up to their debut album, MONEY are back in Manchester this February to fill The Ritz with brand new material, and you know you have to be there. Get tickets.

BRISTOL

IDLES

Rather than putting out a constant stream of EPs in the build up to an LP, Bristol's pop punk slammers Idles focused on honing their anthemic and organic sound to the point of perfection. Releasing Welcome in 2013, it gave the blogosphere a taste of what Idles had to come. Finally returning with MEAT at the backend of 2015, it was a more refined, heavier and complete sounding EP that sparked excitement for their next step. Now playing this free show at Thekla, we can bet that the hometown lads will smash this free show. You'd be silly to miss it. Get tickets.

PLASTIC MERMAIDS

Rarely do bands emerge this fully formed, but on their debut EP "Drømtop" ("Dreamt up"), this Isle of Wight quintet's songs have a delicate majesty and self-assurance that belies their recent emergence. Sounding like Mercury Rev jamming with Sigur Ros, Plastic Mermaids' dreamy pop builds with orchestral flourishes, all the while kept anchored by lead singer Doug's delicate vocals and fluid piano playing. With a new EP round the corner, Plastic Mermaids take to Thekla in February with their new sonic offerings. If new track Painted Lady is anything to go by, you're in for a treat. Get tickets.

ANNIE MAC'S HIGH 5 TOUR

Annie Mac's High Five tour is coming to Bath. Packing out the intimately brilliant Moles, the iconic BBC Radio 1 stalwart will pepper punters with house-laden anthems, techno stompers and sing-a-long classics, and you need to be there. Easily the most loved and sought-after DJ in the game, it's no surprise tickets are extremely limited for this one. So jump on board and prepare for a night like no other. Get tickets.