Handpicked by Gigwise
Cai Trefor
09:25 18th March 2019

Crewel Intentions

Seeing a frontman used to playing some of the biggest stages in the country with his old band Palma Violets, and more recently supporting Johnny Marr on tour with this band, will be a sight to behold in the tiny environs of Sebright Arms. With one of the best drummers in the country in the band in Telegram's Jordan Cook, they are not to be missed.

17 March - London, Sebright Arms (tickets)

Charlotte Adigéry

Belgium-based French-Caribbean electro pop artist Charlotte Adigéry started putting out music under the WWWater moniker and impressed us then. Currently, she's got an EP out on the DEEWEE label, famously owned and ran by Stephan and David Dewaele of Soulwax. With a taste for filthy low-end synths and naturally hook-laden vocal melodies akin to Kimbra's, she's one to watch.

18 March Sebright Arms, Bethnal Green, UK (tickets)
19 March Scala, London, UK (tickets)

The Cinematic Orchestra

Their new album In Motion is their first in 12 years and is an absolutely stunning work of art. Not only pushing sonic boundaries and providing accomplished collaborations with the likes of Roots Manuva and Moses Sumney; they are making music that provokes us to think about the shaky foundations the most bludgeoning, anti-humanist political leaders are on, which is giving us hope for change. Don't miss them live with Brainfeeder's new signing Salami Rose Joe Louis in support.

20 March - London, Roundhouse (tickets)
21 March - London, Roundhouse (tickets
22 March - London, Roundhouse (tickets

Vampire Weekend

After a six year wait for a new album, Ezra Koenig's Vampire Weekend with a new 18-track album on the way and are sounding as anthemic as ever. Be the first in the UK to see them air the new tracks at one of the three forthcoming underplay shows. The next stop is Alexandra Palace in autumn.

21 March - London, Earth (tickets
22 March - London, Islington Assembly Hall (tickets
23 March - London, Islington Assembly Hall (tickets

Jessica Pratt

Gigwise's Jamie Lee caught Jessica Pratt live at Pop Kultur festival in 2017 and had this to say: "Jessica Pratt is not a singer she is a painter. In the dark hall of Maschinehaus she whispers her spells and silences the large crowd that have been drawn here. She is one of the best songwriters I’ve ever heard. I mean it. Up there with the best. There’s magic in this music, that ingredient that is missing in lesser talents, it seems to grow out of her like a spring"High praise, that. Worth a gander.

21 March - Manchester, Yes (tickets)
22 March - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (tickets

Sharon Van Etten

One of the best indie folk artists of recent times has turned her hand to electronic production to create something dynamic and inventive with new album Remind Me Tomorrow. Hearing a mix between this side and her divine melodies and more simplistic instrumentation of earlier material will be a stunning balance.

21 March - Birmingham, The Mill (tickets)
22 March - Manchester, Albert Hall (tickets)

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