Every week here on the DICE blog we pick out the best gigs happening over the next seven days in your city, add a witty intro and some sexy press shots and hope it all sparkles enough that you clear your calendar and throw yourself into a frenzy of live music addiction. Or at least have a listen. From vicious punk snarls to deep bass grooves, these are the best gigs in the UK. Grab tickets below with No Booking Fees.
Stealing the attention of everyone with a pair of ears and a taste for straight to the gut, sucker punching indie rock, Dilly Dally are the band you need in your life. With a throat scratching delivery and a talent for riffs that would make J Mascis jealous, the Toronto quartet caused Pitchfork to compare lead singer Katie Monks to Kurt Cobain on new single Purple Rage, a rush of aggressive guitars that brims with the kind of teen angst you never grow out of. After releasing their debut album Sore this October, make sure you're at The Lexington when they bring the walls down. Get tickets.
On their debut album If You Leave, Daughter delivered a heavy blow of heartache lyrics that ripped into your stomach and left you empty, completely consumed by their eloquent and all too relatable creations. Add to that an innate talent for huge crescendos that broke into the barest breaths and glorious production that saw every sound hanging in the air, and you had a record as utterly addictive, exhilarating, damaging and perfect as love itself. Returning this year with compelling and critically acclaimed new album Not To Disappear, we know this will be one exceptional evening of catharsis. The London trio are as compelling live as on record. Grab a ticket and dwell in those winter blues. Get tickets.
Trust Fund have spent 2015 swooning fans with two LP's of sun-tinged noise pop, constructed with love-soaked lyrics about day dreams of football and aging. On most recent album Seems Unfair, Rolling Stone scribble that "vocals float like eddying autumn leaves over guitars that are as cozy as a wool cardigan over a tattered Ramones T-shirt". Heading to MOTH Club, the prolific Ellis Jones and co will be bringing their floaty, pulsating riffs to the capital. Make sure you're at this gig. Get tickets.
FIND ME IN THE DARK X LOBSTER THEREMIN
Yet again, Lobster Theremin are bringing a stellar lineup of electronic music's innovators to Corsica Studios. Headed by the gloriously crafted house sounds of Palms Trax, the forward-thinking imprint will also showcase the bouncing techno of Asquith, as well as Manse, Imre Kiss and Snow Bone. Round off January with an all-night tear up from one of the underground’s finest. [Get tickets].
Mixing the soul of Ella Fitzgerald and James Brown with the modern croon of Amy Winehouse and Adele, Izzy Bizu is a young singer songwriter showing lots of promise. After being discovered at an open night, she went on to receive love from Zane Lowe and Annie Mac, and following support slots with Rudimental and Sam Smith, the starlet looks set to break through in 2016. Crafting delicious jazz-infused pop, Izzy Bizu debut release looks set to be an eye-catching first album. Catch her before she's moving mountains. Get tickets.
With a nod to the golden era of UKG and "when the club was pure vibes with everyone dressed in Moschino and Versace", the untouchable Kurupt FM return to Albert Hall for the Champagne Steam Rooms. The entire Kurupt crew will be out in full force, dropping nothing but first-rate garage bangers all night long. So don your finest attire, this is gonna be a total roadblock. Get tickets.
WIN TICKETS TO RODIGAN
This is absolutely huge. On January 30th, The Blast welcome the one and only David Rodigan to Motion. But not only that, the legendary dancehall and reggae selector will be bringing his infamous RamJam tour, and he's recruited a stormer of a supporting cast. The untouchable Stormzy joins Rodigan as a special guest with the likes of Preditah, Breakage, Randall, Cadenza and Jaydrop rounding off a seriously heavy-weight bill. Win tickets.
SCUBA, HUXLEY, BODDIKA
APEX kick off 2016 at Motion with an emphatic bang. Welcoming Hotflush Recordings head-honcho Scuba to headline proceedings with his piercing, warehouse-prepped techno, you know it's off to a huge start. The hit-making melodies of Huxley and Swamp81's very own Boddika join the bill whilst the balearic infused sounds of Maribou State and Glasgow's hotly-tipped Jasper James round off what is quite simply a blockbuster lineup. Bristol, don't sleep on this one. Get tickets.