What's FREE this week on DICE?
All we know about PREP is that they're a quartet comprising a producer, a classical composer, a house DJ, and a singer songwriter and they make sun kissed cuts of groove inducing indie-pop. They shared their debut track Cheapest Flight last year, and since it's had nearly half a million plays on SoundCloud. Then back in November, they followed it up with Sunburnt Through The Glass, another slice of tropical soul. Having already received love from Noisey, and produced individually for Drake, Foxes, Eric Prydz and more, they announce this free show at The Waiting Room. Get tickets.
Cape Cub has that rare ability of being able to craft stripped-back sounds that are minimal, striking, but most importantly, stunning. Releasing Keep Me In Mind back in October, it was Chad Male's most impressive track to date. Premiering on Clash Magazine, they said that "piano notes splashed like rain around his softly unfolding vocal". One of the standout stars of Great Escape back in 2015, he plays this date at The Waiting Room in March. Get tickets.
Huw Stephens has spun them countlessly on his Radio 1 show and their track Direction has had over a 100k SoundCloud streams, so it's fair to say Hugh are on the rise. From London, the quartet mix tight R&B vocals with refined, minimal production. It's sparse, emotional, but more than anything their music is multifaceted, offering more and more with every listen. Their sound will appeal to fans of hip hop, electronic, pop and soul, but every track retains a clear direction that's true to what they believe in. Live, they'll blow you away. Grab a free ticket for this show at The Old Blue Last in April. Get tickets.
WHITE HEAT CLUB: TELEGRAM DJ SET
It's been a staple of the week for longer than we can remember, moving to their new home of The Lexington and bringing Friday night's a new reason to turn the Netflix off. Resident DJs Marcus Harris and Matty bring the best in new and classic disco, leftfield pop, house and new wave edits straight through your soles to turn the dance floor into an exhilarating and unapologetically hot mess. Expect the occasional live act or guest DJ joining them on the decks. Counting the likes of Daniel Avery, Cyril Hahn, TEED, and Factory Floor in their alumni, this is one night that refuses you 'chill'. Get tickets.
Great Ytene's new track George Street was a sign of new things to come. Dropping the poppier, softer edge, the Bella Union affiliates have returned with a track that's full throttle with sprawling guitar lines and galloping drums. It's a homage to glorious rock cuts that are evergrowing and intricately layered. It premiered on Clash, who said it was "unrelenting from the off, it recalls 'Sonic Nurse' era Sonic Youth, or even the soon to be re-named Viet Cong". They play a free show at Lock Tavern on April 3rd alongside a whole host of rising names from the world of indie, including Dog Feet, Psychic Markers and more. Get tickets.
On March 31st, Goan Dogs have announced a special show at Start The Bus to celebrate the release of their new single Flying Business Class. Currently recording and playing gigs across the UK, they've attracted attention for their skin-tight crafted grooves, carried away on a luscious undertow of shamanic rhythms and six-string beatitude. Flying Business Class is their most refined, soul influenced track to date, and you can grab tickets to see them now. Get tickets.