Everything from mathcore metal to sleek synth-pop is covered in this week’s pick of the best gigs and tours in the UK. Throw in a side helping of Syrian trad, a reformed girl group and a gravel-voiced troubadour and you’re bound to find something to your tastes.
5 Nov: Newcastle University Students’ Union
6 Nov: The Ritz, Manchester
7 Nov: Anson Rooms, Bristol
8 Nov: o2 Academy Brixton, London
10 Nov: Southampton Uni Students Union, Southampton
11 Nov: The Institute, Birmingham
They’ve only just got back from their latest American road trip, but the Selkirk indie rock group are touring all over the UK over the next few weeks, in support of their fourth album Pedestrian Verse. Well established live performers, Frabbits always guarantee a rousing live experience. Full dates and ticket info.
5 Nov: Concorde 2, Brighton
6 Nov: The Forum, London
7 Nov: Trinity, Bristol
8 Nov: The Ritz, Manchester
10 Nov: The Classic Grand, Glasgow
Following a well deserved Mercury nomination for their debut album Silence Yourself, the London quartet are taking their blistering post-punk on the road. Their reputation was formed almost exclusively on their intense live shows, and they’re unlikely to have mellowed with some mainstream attention. A must see. Full dates and ticket info.
7 Nov: Odyssey Arena, Belfast
11 Nov: SSE Hydro, Glasgow
13 Nov: First Direct Arena, Leeds
Alongside the fresh new talent on tour this week, there are also bona fide ’80s legends tackling the nations arenas. Dave Gahan and co will be turning out their huge collection of synth-pop hits, alongside tracks from their latest album Delta Machine, in several destinations over the next few weeks. Full dates and ticket info.
6 Nov: Concorde II, Brighton
7 Nov: Gorilla, Manchester
8 Nov, SWG3, Glasgow
9 Nov, Button Factory, Dublin
Electronic duo Mount Kimbie released their second album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth back in May, specialising in warm twisted electronics. Full dates and ticket info.
9 Nov: Barbican Centre, York
11 Nov: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
13 Nov: Colston Hall, Bristol
After an eight-year recording hiatus partially enforced by guitarist Ally McErlaine’s recovery from a brain aneurysm, the legendary Scottish pop group are back on the road, taking in a number of dates. Full dates and ticket info.
6 Nov: Brighton Dome, Brighton
7 Nov: o2 Guildhall, Southampton
9 Nov: Cardiff Uni Students Union, Cardiff
10 Nov: University of Exeter, Exeter
11 Nov: o2 Academy, Bristol
Despite a line-up change and four-year break from recording, Editors returned this year with fourth album The Weight Of Your Love in the summer, closely followed by a string of festival dates. But the Brummie band are out on a headline tour of their own this week, with support from British Sea Power. Full dates and ticket info.
7 Nov: Button Factory, Dublin
9 Nov: The Arches, Glasgow
10 Nov: The Laundry, London
Syrian singer and musician Omar Souleyman has been a legend in the Middle East for years, but he is finally finding an audience in the West thanks to collaborations with the likes of Damon Albarn and Four Tet (who produced his fantastic new album Wenu Wenu). Full dates and ticket info.
Mutya Keisha Siobhan
8 Nov: UEA LCR, Norwich
10 Nov: ABC, Glasgow
11 Nov: The Ritz, Manchester
13 Nov: o2 Academy, Bristol
The three-piece and original line-up of the Sugababes – Siobhan Donaghy, Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan – perform under a new name. Full dates and ticket info.
The Dillinger Escape Plan
6 Nov: Academy 2, Manchester
7 Nov: Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
8 Nov: KOKO, London
9 Nov: Rock City, Nottingham
Extreme metal legends from New Jersey return to the UK, promoting their fifth album One Of Us Is The Killer. Support from Three Trapped Tigers. Full dates and ticket info.
Mark Lanegan, Duke Garwood
7 Nov: Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester
8 Nov: Union Chapel, London
Gravel-voiced singer Mark Lanegan (who made his name in US grunge outfit Screaming Trees) is a magnetic, if rather stationery, stage presence. Rather than indulge in any strutting or shimmying like other frontmen, he simply stands defiantly and grips the mic stand. A serial collaborator, this tour sees him team up with English musician Duke Garwood following the release of their joint album Black Pudding earlier this year. Full dates and ticket info.