BEST GIGS ON DICE 04.04.16

Every week we pick the best gigs, clubs and great things happening in your city, and stick them right here on our blog, add in some nice pictures, links to buy the tickets with No Booking Fees and as if by magic, you can start scrolling...

LONDON

LEON BRIDGES

It seems as though Leon Bridges came out of nowhere. From Fort Worth, Texas, his debut EP was nothing short of timeless. Now after the release of his astounding debut album, he's well and truly caught the attention of the world. Recalling the classics of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and even a little Marvin Gaye, he croons with the confidence of an old-timer on tracks like Coming Home, while Better Man has the aural aesthetic of a rare, dusty, lucky vinyl find. It feels as though his is the name on every set of lips. Having recently sold out two nights at Shepherd's Bush Empire, Bridges plays this huge headline gig at Brixton Academy in April. Be quick and get a ticket, and prepare to be left awestruck. Get tickets.

YEARS & YEARS

After scoring a number one album and single, it's fair to say that 2015 belonged to Years and Years. The darlings of the blogosphere spent the year smashing performances at gigs and festivals across the globe, dominating playlists with their instantly addictive brand of synth pop. Get ready to lose your voice singing along to hits like King and Shine. Get tickets.

TIGA & 2MANYDJS

XOYO's rampaging residency series continues with one of electronic music's most enigmatic figures, Tiga. Taking the reins from Hotflush boss Scuba, the Bugatti & Let's Go Dancing mastermind will host thirteen incredible weeks, welcoming the likes of The Martinez Brothers, Jackmaster, Laurent Garnier, Hudson Mohawke, Patrick Topping and many more. For the opening ceremony, he welcomes the iconic sounds of 2ManyDJs. One of electronic music's most fruitful duos, they've blessed us with countless anthemic remixes of the likes of MGMT & Gorillaz. Not only that, they're an unstoppable live act. Get tickets.

JLIN

JLIN's unique and explorative take on footwork saw her receive critical acclaim throughout 2015. Slapping 808s and electrifying euphoric builds over hard hitting bass, the producer went on to release Dark Energy, her revered debut LP that was loved by Pitchfork and named as RA's third best album of the year. With a live show abundant in chaos and energy, she returns to London after a selling out a stupidly good gig at Corsica. Get ready to inhale the fumes at Oslo. Get tickets.

LOYAL

It's fair to say that LOYAL are making waves in the right circles. Noisey compared them to James Blake, and described them as creators of "downtempo house-tinged R&B" while Annie Mac has been giving them endless spins on Radio 1. The project of 3 people, their music sits in between the lines of dance and pop and connects through emotive lyrics and glistening piano chords. Fresh from sharing new track House For You, a swooning left-field pop jam that's as much Jamie Woon as it is SG Lewis, the Good Years (BANKS, Lil Silva) signees are coming to The Pickle Factory later this week. Don’t miss out. Get tickets.

MANCHESTER

MURA MASA

After dropping I'll Be Alright (Tonight) last year, Mura Masa racked up nearly three million Soundcloud plays, with that number still climbing. It's a testament to the strength of this young British producer, his slick RnB slipping in elements of trap, drawing to mind the likes of Spooky Black, OFF Love, or even Frank Ocean. After recently collaborating with Shura on the sultry Love For That, he plays this date at The Deaf Institute. Don't miss this emerging star. Get tickets.

HARVEY SOUTHERLAND

On April 7th, Percolate welcome the toasty, analogue infused sounds of Harvey Sutherland to Soup Kitchen in Manchester, and you need to be there. Now a three-piece act with Graeme Pogson and Tamil Rogeon commanding the drums and electric strings, Sutherland's live act is gaining a monstrous reputation. His lurking, mid-tempo techno chuggers have transpired beautifully to the live game, and you need to witness it first hand. Yet again, Percolate have nailed it. Get tickets.

THE VRYLL SOCIETY

If you want a night out filled with foolish, outrageous and amusing behaviour, the antics Clubnight is the one for you. Taking over Manchester's Night & Day Cafe with a whole host of live acts and DJs, it's an absolute must if you're in the North West. With psychedelic wavy guitar lines that will speak to fans of Tame Impala and a 90's attitude that hints at early-Stone Roses, Liverpool trio The Vryll Society create pumping alt-rock that's made to be heard on the dancefloor. They'll be playing live before antics DJs take over spinning cult-indie, psychedelic retro gems to keep you going long into the night. Get tickets.

BRISTOL

HERMITUDE

One listen to Hermitude's breakout banger, Searchlight, and it's clear the Sydney duo don't do things by halves. Orchestral strings, anthemic synths and pounding bass runs through the core of their productions, and was made to be played live. On April 6th, the high-octane Australian pair take over Start The Bus, for what you can guarantee will be a packed out, sweat-filled showcase of their unrelenting sound. Get tickets.

GAPS

Brighton duo Gaps have been slowly crafting their art over the last few years and released their debut album In, Around The Moments back in May through Maya Jane Coles label I/AM/ME. It's folktronica given a slick edge that has as much in common with Jon Hopkins as it does with the likes of Tunng or CocoRosie. Live, they're as inviting and captivating, creating an atmosphere that draws you in. After a stunning 2015, you won't want to miss this headline show at Start The Bus. Get tickets.

FEAR OF MEN

They've built a strong alliance across the Atlantic with firm champions in the likes of Gorilla vs. Bear and Pitchfork and released their debut album Loom through tastemaker wonders Kanine. Mixing blissful melody with swathes of soft guitars and sentiment, lead singer Jessica Weiss has the fey nonchalance of a superstar. They've won comparisons to the likes of Young Marble Giants and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, but there's also a darker undertone to their cryptic and echoing indie. Currently readying their second album, they announce this free show at Bristol's Start The Bus in April. Get tickets.

GLASGOW

MODERAT

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 O2 Academy Glasgow. Get tickets.