Best Gigs On DICE 30.11.15

As it gets nearer Christmas you're probably getting swamped with party invites you're not that keen on. But here at DICE we've got the finest gigs and clubs, the kind of night you can't refuse. So check out the list below, and next time Ron from HR invites you round his for a mulled wine, you'll have the perfect excuse. And all with No Booking Fees. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal.

London

Disclosure

From internet sensations to Grammy nominees, it's safe to say it's been an astronomical five years for Guy and Howard Lawrence. Now, after the huge success of their Caracal LP, Disclosure are celebrating by headlining two absolutely huge nights at one of London's most beautiful venues, Alexandra Palace. From 'Omen' with Sam Smith to 'Holding On' with Gregory Porter, the hype for the brothers couldn't be higher right now, and on December 1st, you can expect the hit-making duo to bring their anthemic back catalogue to life through their incredible live show. Get tickets.

Savages

A crushing blow of nihilistic delivery, antagonising stage presence, and violently passionate performance, a Savages live show is one you'll leave a different person, soaked with sweat and set with a new belief in the power of four vehement musicians. Releasing their debut album Silence Yourself in 2013, it picked up critical acclaim and devoted fans in an instant with its seething and striking vocals, harrowing guitar lines, deep driving bass, and a rhythm section that defies the laws of physics. Announcing new album Adore Life, due early next year, and bringing their must see live show to the Tufnell Park Dome for this incendiary night, missing this gig is just not an option. Get tickets.

Sam Gellaitry

Sonically sitting among the likes of Canblaster, Lido, Cashmere Cat and Sinjin Hawke, Stirling's Sam Gellaitry is incredibly hot property right now.At just 18, Gellaitry's productional prowess is scary. Razor-tight vocal chops, frighteningly addictive melodies and a blatantly obvious mastering of musicality, the Scot makes the most imaginative feel-good club music you're likely to hear. On December 4th, Gellaitry brings that punchy-energetic madness to Phonox in Brixton for the release of his highly anticipated Escapism EP. This is gonna be vibes all night long. Get tickets.

Annie Mac Presents

Annie Mac Presents is coming to London. The infamous tour, which see's the iconic BBC Radio 1 stalwart pepper punters with house-laden anthems, techno stompers and sing-a-long classics lands at O2 Academy Brixton on December 5th, and you need to be there. Easily the most loved and sought-after DJ in the game, it's no surprise tickets are limited for this one. So jump on board and prepare for an atmosphere like no other. This a night you can't miss. Get tickets.

Iceage

When Copenhagen's Iceage released their debut New Brigade, a fierce and unrelenting record full of youthful impatience and contempt, they snatched international attention. Not to say age has calmed them, but their newest release, third album Plowing Into The Field Of Love, marked a more mature and developed take on songwriting with thick melodies and interwoven dark sentiment. Live, they are still a commanding force who we guarantee will disseminate this ATP pop-up with venom. Be in the crowd as it all beautifully falls apart. Get tickets.

Manchester

Peaches

Berlin based musician and performance artist Peaches is no stranger to controversy, and new song Dick In The Air is her perfected blend of tripped out electronic beats and imagination fuelled production over raunchy lyrics with self-assured delivery. Best known for her extravagant costumes, wild antics on stage and even wilder crowds, not to mention her usual array of props and pranks. A Peaches show is about as far from a regular gig as you can get, it’s a festival of the fantastical. Announcing a rare show at Manchester's Islington Mill ahead of the release of her new album Rub which features Feist and Kim Gordon amongst others, this is a chance to crush to new material as well as classics like Fuck The Pain Away and Tent In Your Pants. Get tickets.

She Makes War

Multi instrumentalist She Makes War is a pioneering revelation that will blow you away. Balancing solo a capella loops and spellbinding vocals over a jagged indie rock underlay, the female songstress has the stunning abilities to swoon whatever audience is put in front of her. Drawing mainly from her stunning debut LP Disarm and her forthcoming album Direction Of Travel, Laura Kidd's live show at The Castle Hotel will be life affirming. Do not miss it. Get tickets.

Superfood

Renowned for destroying live shows, your favourite Birmingham indie brat heroes are returning to Manchester for this Sound Control gig. Creating hypercolour indie that's as Lightning Seeds and Kula Shaker as it is Wolf Alice or Peace, Superfood take in all the best bits of the six-string and turn it into a gig you'll never forget. With the hope of new material from the storming quartet, this show looks set to be huge. Manchester, get these tickets snapped up before you miss out. Get tickets.

Django Django

Releasing their debut album in 2012, London’s Django Django enjoyed runaway success selling over 100,000 copies in the UK alone. For a band used to booking their own gigs in Dalston basements it was a surprise to say the least. They went on to receive a Mercury Music Prize nomination and play festivals around the globe. Now back with new record Born Under Saturn, it bursts with colourful instrumentation, confident delivery, and a new gloss of studio production that takes their psych tinged indie to higher levels. Already being lauded with the same level of critical acclaim as their debut offering, the stage at Albert Hall is set for these DIY heroes. Get tickets.

Jonny Brown

After years at the helm of Mancunian legends Twisted Wheel, Jonny Brown will be bringing his storming live show to Night & Day Cafe and you deserve to be there. With anthems like Lucy In The Castle and Bouncing Bomb, the former frontman will be taking you through hits old and new when he plays in his beloved hometown. People of Manchester, you know what to do. Get tickets.

Bristol

Ash

In 2007 they said they’d never make a new album, but never ones to adhere to the conventional, Ash changed their mind. Tim, Mark, and Rick released seventh record Kablammo this summer, their first since Twilight Of Innocents. With tracks like lightning first single Cocoon and the driving force of Let’s Ride, the County Down trio have released a record fresh with the kind of riff flaunting guitar pop we’ve come to adore. While we’re already mouthing classics like Girl From Mars, Shining Light, and Burn Baby Burn, this show at Bristol’s Bierkeller will also mark a chance to experience new material and see one of UK's defining indie bands deliver a slamming set. Get tickets.

Courtney Barnet

It’s impossible not to love Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett. With intelligent, self-deprecating, and witty lyrics, intricate meshes of guitar, and one incredible haircut, she stole the attention of everyone from Pitchfork to BBC Radio 1 last year. Releasing her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, Miss Barnett sold out shows across the UK, delivering blistering sets of instant and addictive garage rock with a smile. From lightning bolt, full throttle stream of consciousness Pedestrian At Best, to the reflective and incredible Depreston full of idiosyncratic lyrical talent, her record is wall to wall brilliance. Not only is she inspiring and breathtaking, but she nails it live. Get tickets.

Azekel

Sharing his self produced Raw, Vol. 1 earlier this year, Azekel quickly established himself as one of the most exciting prospects in R&B. Drifting dreamy lyrics over neatly knitted beats, the London multi-instrumentalist carves out music that will put the chilled out vibes into any situation. With a new EP around the corner, now is the perfect time to catch the swooning songwriter at Start The Bus. You won't regret it. Get tickets.

Dusky

Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman are hit-making machines. 'Careless' on AUS Music, 'Vanishing Point' on Naked Naked and the recent 'Parakeet Feet' on their own 17 Steps label are just a handful of absolute monsters that Dusky are responsible for. Undoubtedly one of the most significant house-duos the scene has ever seen, the London pair have hammered the worldwide club scene with their ingenious blend of ramped up acid, infectious house and no-nonsense techno. December 4th see's Dusky bring that showcase to the perfectly apt Motion in Bristol, and you can't afford to miss it. Get tickets.

Gerd Janson

As head-honcho of the ever-reliable Running Back imprint, it’s safe to say Gerd Janson is quite the tastemaker, and what’s more? He’s an incredible DJ. Having frequently hammered the likes of Trouw, Panorama Bar and Fabric with his seamless blend of everything from euphoric disco to deep, dark techno, Janson has become one of the most sought after selectors in the game. He spearheads proceedings on December 4th alongside the Futureboogie crew with Lauer, Felix Dickinson and Dave Harvey among a handful of first-rate selectors joining Janson on the night. Get tickets.