BOSSY LOVE Nice ‘N’ Sleazy, Fri 29 Nov, Glasgow-based duo who write pop songs with an R&B influence. See album review, page 110.

ERLAND COOPER Mackintosh Church, Sat 30 Nov, Award winning, multi-instrumentalist and producer, originally from the Orkney Islands. His previous projects include The Magnetic North and Erland and the Carnival.

GWAR The Garage, Sun 1 Dec, American heavy metal and ‘shock rock’ band known for their grotesque costumes and graphically violent live shows.

AITCH SWG3, Tue 3 Dec, Young Mancunian songwriter and rapper who has captured the attention of many, including Stormzy.

MARIBOU STATE SWG3, Fri 6 Dec, English electronic music duo consisting of Chris Davids and Liam Ivory, known both for their own music and remixes of other artists.

THE LIBERTINES Barrowland Ballroom, Sat 7 Dec & Sun 8 Dec, barrowland-ballroom. Pete Doherty and Carl Barat’s outfit specialising in tales of the everyday rebellion and riotous indie- rock debauchery.


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Zoe Graham American rapper and member of hip hop group Black Hippy. rock band with connections to Jack White’s Third Man Records.

BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB Barrowland Ballroom, Tue 28 Jan & Wed 29 Jan, barrowland-ballroom. Indie-rock quartet from London who return with a new album and tour after a three-year hiatus.


CALEXICO AND IRON & WINE Usher Hall, Mon 18 Nov, usherhall. Americana band Calexico and folk singer-songwriter Iron & Wine (Sam Beam) join forces to support their latest collaborative album, Years to Burn. Norwegian pop singer-songwriter.

RICHARD DAWSON The Caves, Tue 26 Nov, Acclaimed Northumbrian singer- songwriter drawing comparisons to John Martyn and Captain Beefheart. Also CCA, Glasgow, Wed 27 Nov,

STEALING SHEEP The Caves, Wed 27 Nov, English pop band touring their third album, Big Wows.

THE TWILIGHT SAD Usher Hall, Sat 30 Nov, usherhall. Melancholic soaring sounds from the Scottish indie rock band.

FAIR PLAY Summerhall, Sat 30 Nov, An evening showcase as part of Fair Saturday, featuring some of the artists supported by the venue in 2019 including SHHE, Little King, Harry Harris and Jenni Fagan.

AIDAN O’ROURKE & FRIENDS The Queen’s Hall, Sat 30 Nov, Award-winning fiddler, composer, producer and curator, Aidan O’Rourke is joined by friends including Skye piper Brìghde Chaimbeul and The Soundhouse Choir.


The Art School, Tue 10 Dec, Steve Albini’s uncompromising alternative rock outfit from Chicago.

JAPANESE HOUSE SWG3, Mon 16 Dec, Moniker of Buckinghamshire indie pop singer Amber Bain.

PRIMAL SCREAM Barrowland Ballroom, Tue 17 Dec & Wed 18 Dec, barrowland-ballroom. Bobby Gillespie and his band of tea-drinking rock’n’rollers.

JOESEF SWG3, Mon 23 Dec, Rapidly rising pop-soul singer and bedroom recording artist from Glasgow.

SHHE The Hug & Pint, Sat 25 Jan, Alter-ego of Scottish-Portuguese artist and producer Su Shaw.

Summerhall, Fri 1 Nov, summerhall. Dreamy, lyrical psych-pop from Merseyside artist Louisa Roach. See preview, page 108. Also The Garage, Glasgow Sun 3 Nov,

DRAGONFORCE The Liquid Room, Sat 2 Nov, London-based extreme power metal band back with more ridiculously fast, dexterous guitar theatrics.

THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH Usher Hall, Sun 3 Nov, usherhall. Swedish indie folk musician Kristian Matsson.

VAMPIRE WEEKEND Usher Hall, Thu 7 Nov, usherhall. Upbeat, preppy New Yorkers with Afrobeat inflections touring their first new album in six years, Father of the Bride.



Potterrow, Thu 21 Nov, Indie band from London who blend rock & roll, post-punk, country, and psych. Also Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, Fri 22 Nov,

HYYTS Cabaret Voltaire, Thu 21 Nov, Glasgow pop duo that has supported Culture Club in the past.

Summerhall, Sun 1 Dec, Acclaimed folk singer-songwriter from New Zealand.

LEWIS CAPALDI Usher Hall, Thu 5 Dec, usherhall. Scotland’s breakout star of 2019 returns home to perform heartbreak anthems from his number one debut album. Also O2 Academy Glasgow, Sat 7 & Sun 8 Dec,


The Queen’s Hall, Sat 23 Nov, Off-kilter pop from boho Brighton songwriter Natasha Khan. See preview, page 103. Sneaky Pete’s, Sat 7 Dec, Young Scottish singer-songwriter who writes dreamy folk songs.


Sneaky Pete’s, Sun 24 Nov, Bristolian six-piece that fuses many music genres together.

STEVE MASON La Belle Angele, Mon 25 Nov, Ex-Beta Band frontman plays material from his beguiling solo albums.

Sneaky Pete’s, Tue 10 Dec, American folk band from San Francisco led by songwriter Andy Cabic. See album review, page 111. Also Monorail Music, Glasgow, Wed 11 Dec,

KAISER CHIEFS Usher Hall, Wed 22 Jan, usherhall. The multi-million selling jaunty rock and indie quintet.

SCHOOLBOY Q O2 Academy Glasgow, Sat 25 Jan,

The Mash House, Tue 12 Nov, Psychedelic alt.

SIGRID Usher Hall, Tue 26 Nov, usherhall.

116 THE LIST 1 Nov 2019–31 Jan 2020