Gigs Of The Week
We've picked out this week's best gigs.
Having celebrated the release of her brand new single Girls with a bash at Pop Brixton, Eliza Shaddad has just announced another headline London show at Scala in March 2020.
Girls has earned Shaddad favourable comparisons to The Cure, and has already received love from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens who complimented the musician’s immense songwriting prowess on the track.
Take a listen to the new single below:
Girls is the musician’s first new music release since the release of her debut album Future, which dropped at the tail end of 2018.
Two years in the making, the intimate sounding debut record was praised by the likes of The 405, The Skinny and The Line Of Best Fit.
Ahead of the aforementioned single release party, and to celebrate the release of her new track, we asked Eliza to make us a playlist of her favourite tunes to spin whilst out on the road.
Toto – Hold the Line
A ridiculous tour jam. This has been a stalwart favourite since our first ever UK tour – the players are so so good and it’s got so much energy. It’s basically the perfect thing to keep you awake at 2am on a boring misty motorway. We know every adlib, every guitar solo, and I mean every one! It’s carnage when it comes on!
Junip – Rope and Summit
Jose Gonzales sunk into a kind of fuzzy synthy constantly unfolding mellowness. Perfect road trip music – calming, sustaining, driving. Often starts off the long drive back from Scotland through utterly beautiful scenery.
Lyla Foy – Beginning It All Again
Similar chilled joy. I just love her voice and this whole album, UMI is so soothing.
Khruangbin – Lady And Man
This is lush for soundtracking comfortable silences when the sun is shining in through the windows and everyone’s doing their own thing in a peaceful sociable way. Though generally it means that things are about to get noisy again. On our last European tour, it was following us around – every venue played it pretty much so it got a bit overdone, but it’s still a vibe.
Bob Moses – Far From the Tree
A gorgeous endless groove for endless tarmac. I’ve introduced so many people to this heavenly band.
Kathryn Joseph – The Bird
Just utter beauty. Dark and deep and delicious. Such a vibe, and really nice for when it’s my turn at the wheel and I’m driving through the night and everyone’s asleep in the back.
Eliza Shaddad will be performing at Scala in London on Thursday 4 March 2020.
Tickets are available now through Ticketweb.co.uk