Cosmic Strip. Photograph: Family PR

Cosmic Strip. Photograph: Family PR


Cosmic Strip @ Moth Club – 11 November

The London act’s new single ‘Eternal Sunshine’ will tickle the fancy of Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Twilight Sad fans, with a touch of Nancy Sinatra’s heartbreak and sorrow. Support from TEAR and FVC.

Good Block Fourth Birthday @ The Brewhouse – 12 November

DJ Okapi spins rare vinyl from 1980s and 90s Johannesburg at the Good Block DJ collective’s fourth anniversary party. Also confirmed as play are Skyrager (Psychemagik), Esa (Ata Kak Live / Highlife) and Good Block DJs themselves.

Sam Lee @ St John at Hackney – 17 November

The Mercury Prize-nominated singer and song collector joins forces with the City of London Sinfonia for a night of traditional English folk at one of Hackney’s most atmospheric venues.

Jens Lekman @ Oslo – 21 November

Ukulele-tinged indie pop may have had its day, but Scandinavian singer-songwriter Jens Lekman keeps going strong, with an ever-growing repertoire of songs that are disarmingly romantic and wryly humorous.