Pixies – 3rd August, O2 Academy Edinburgh
One of our very own writers, Greg, recently saw Pixies in Manchester – and managed to get a few words with the band’s drummer, David Lovering, for good measure. You can catch them live yourselves in August, too.
Luedji Luna – 5th August, The Jazz Cafe, Camden
Brazilian singer-songwriter, Luedji Luna, celebrates the connections between her home country and her African roots and brings all her flair to Camden’s illustrious Jazz Café this month.
Travis Scott – 6th August, The O2, London
No doubt his live shows have a history of controversy, but Travis Scott will be filling the O2 at the beginning of the month.
Michael Kiwanuka – 8th August, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
Conversely, if you want something a little more serene (yet by no means less powerful), and perchance find yourself in Edinburgh – perhaps in time for the Fringe – then go and see the immensely talented Michael Kiwanuka.
The Wombats – 12th August, O2 Academy Edinburgh
Staying in Edinburgh, catch The Wombats with all the latest material from their No. 1 album released at the start of the year. And yes, you can expect wombat suits. Or so I’m told.
Bauhaus – 19th August, O2 Academy Brixton
Northampton’s Bahaus bring their gothic rock to Brixton this month. So get your eyeliner and your leather jacket out. All we ever wanted was everything – and now what we have is a chance to catch Bahaus live this month.
Megan Thee Stallion – 24th August, O2 Academy Brixton
One of the shining lights of both recent festivals Glastonbury and Wireless, Megan Thee Stallion always knows how to give a powerful, no-frills live performance. Expect sass and twerkified energy at O2 Academy Brixton.
100 gecs – 30th August, O2 Forum Kentish Town
Having sold out every show they’ve played so far, tickets are admittedly somewhat tricky to get hold off. With their own brand of unhinged hyper-pop, the duo of Dylan Brady and Laura Les know how to offer a cathartic show.
JPEGMAFIA – 31st August, Tramshed, Cardiff
At the end of the month, JPEGMAFIA takes his hugely well-regarded live show to Cardiff’s Tramshed. (Admittedly much of this list is fairly London-centric, so it makes for a positive change to shoutout about a cracking gig in Wales).
Laura Mvula – 31st August, Oran Mor, Glasgow
And last, but by no means least, Laura Mvula promises (as ever) to deliver an exquisite live show at Glasgow’s Òran Mór. Her live performances are often compelling, so I urge you to get a ticket while you can, ye Glaswegians and beyond.