So while you've spent the last four days stuffing your face, sleeping in, and raving late, we've been on the hunt for the best things to do on a post-Easter four day working week. That's right, it's basically the weekend already. Get out and make the most of it with No Booking Fees and this sexy blog post.
Bryson Tiller is one of hip-hop's most promising talents going into 2016. Proudly declaring to Rolling Stone "I got that trap and soul" after dropping his critically acclaimed TRAPSOUL LP through RCA, the Kentucky born rapper is seriously hot property, with everyone from Timbaland to Noah "40" Shebib quick to support. Sonically sitting halfway between a jumped up PATRYNEXTDOOR and a toned down Ty Dolla $ign, Tiller is without doubt one of the game's best kept secrets. But that's not gonna last long. Get tickets.
Following the success of 2015’s stunning Hurt Me, Låpsley has finally announced her debut album Long Way Home. Premiering new track Love Is Blind as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record, it’s fair to say it’s Låpsley’s boldest, most lyrically evocative work to date. Signed to XL Recordings, she initially caught attention with her heartbreak production and softly twisted vocals on the bedroom recorded Monday EP, and since, she’s gone on to release a selection of stripped back electro pop cuts that have seen her become a darling of the pop-sphere. Already loved by Zane Lowe, Jessie Ware and more, she plays this date at London’s Heaven just after the release of the full length, leaving you enough time to fall in love with the young songwriters creations. Get tickets.
There's no party quite like an Elrow party. From their epic takeovers in Ibiza, to their full-throttle showcases at Sonar in Barcelona, to bringing a three day marathon to London, they've nailed it. True masters from the world of house and techno, Elrow's residents specialize in "fun and uninhibited entertainment". If you haven't been, you really need to change that. This April, they kick off with three consecutive dates at Village Underground in Shoreditch for a party that tops any other. Get tickets.
On April 2nd, SIDEXSIDE takes over Tobacco Dock to welcome three of the most revered and celebrated figures from modern day dance music. Through his now legendary marathon residencies at the likes of Space in Ibiza, Carl Cox has remained at the forefront of the house music scene. A true ambassador and veteran of the game, "the King of Ibiza" is one of a kind, and on April 2nd, he'll lead the line at The Great Gallery. Joining him will be none other than the charismatic brilliance of Seth Troxler, who'll be manning the car park with deep, acid fueled techno. Not only that, the anthemic sounds of Joris Voorn will bless Little Gallery with a sure to be unforgettable set. Get tickets.
Electronic supergroup Moderat mix IDM, ambient and techno in their simply jaw-dropping musical output. The meeting of minds between Modeselektor and Apparat formed back in 2002, and have since released two spellbinding LPs rammed full of eclectic cuts that are expansive and euphoric, leaving you emotionally in awe of the trio's creations. Renowned for their jaw dropping live show, expect the group to once again prove that they are up their with the very best in electronic music. You definitely won't want to miss this gig at St John at Hackney. Get tickets.
After the astronomical success of My Love, Route 94 cemented himself as one of house music’s most exciting new names. His deep, mesmerising four-to-the-floor grooves have caught the ears of everyone from Skream to Annie Mac. Yet it's not just his incredible ability to craft a banger that's caught everyone's attention. The man is also a menacing DJ. On April 2nd, he headlines Gorilla in Manchester alongside the house music stalwart that is waFF, a forward thinking producer who's blessed the likes of Cocoon, Drumcode and Hot Creations with his work. Don't wait around, catch two of house music's finest. Get tickets.
Releasing new EP Abandoning Noble Goals in August, Kiran Leonard showed his exceptional ability to weave stark and relatable topics into his subtle acoustic output. On Working People, he uses a delicately finger-picked track to turn his focus to political protest. Telling the story of a former solider and diabetic who died from a severe lack on insulin, it presents another side to the prolific songwriters music. Playing this date at Soup Kitchen, make sure you grab a ticket, as this gig will be an eye opener. Get tickets.
With strobing drums, scathing grunge guitars and the kind of bratty vocal urgency that leaves the space in front of the stage in constant motion, Nai Harvest are one of the UK's best live bands. After releasing their debut full-length Hairball back in April of 2015, the duo spent the year playing their addictive guitar music to audiences across the UK, leaving fans grinning from ear to ear. Renowned for bringing the roof down in any sweaty club, they move their force to The Deaf Institute for what should be a standout night on the indie calendar. You need to get involved. [Get tickets](
No, this isn't an April Fools. Loco Dice is coming to Motion. The Dusseldorf born producer is a techno powerhouse. Having kickstarted the boundary-pushing Desolat label which houses the likes Pirupa, tINI, Traumer and DJ Sneak, it's safe to say the man is a dance music pioneer. Live, he's a hard-hitting machine; slamming punters with no nonsense house and techno, all moulded together with an ingenious mixing style. Not only that but the German is a menacing producer, with the likes of Negative II Positive, Leavin Brooklyn and more recently Get Comfy all innovative masterpieces. On the night, he'll be joined by Subb-an and APEX's ever-reliable residents. Don't hang around on this one. Get tickets.
Oliver Heldens makes no nonsense hits. The Dutch producer has given us the anthemic Gecko, collaborated with Tiesto on the dance-floor prepped HI LO and delivered a banger-filled Essential Mix to BBC Radio 1. Bass and synth heavy, Heldens productions were made for the club, and on April 2nd he takes over Bristol's finest, Motion. Get tickets.
Chicago’s Knuckle Puck pack bright, driving pop-punk power chords, lovelorn lyrics and empathetic tales of misspent youths, and glistening guitar lines into three minute bursts of instant addiction. Releasing debut album Copacetic in July on Rise Records, they spent their summer on the Vans Warped Tour slaying US stages with an unreserved delivery that hits the heart with an endless pound of kick drum. With a run of EPs added to their arsenal, including a split with the UK’s own Neck Deep, and huge tracks like No Good and Disdain ready to fly, get yourself in the pit at The Fleece this March and pucker up. Get tickets.
THE BIG MOON
Starting off as wide-eyed Londoner's channelling indie's finest, The Big Moon spent the latter parts of 2015 establishing themselves as possibly the UK's most exciting new band. Mixing tight harmonies, exuberant energy and ingenious guitar interplay, the foursome make fuzzy cuts of alt-rock that's adored by DIY, Clash, and all the other usual suspects. Get Tickets.