5 GIGS YOU SHOULD SEE THIS WEEK, 1st- 8th May

From country to grime, this week is an interesting one for our gig goers. Check out the unbelievable roster of talent below and choose a gig to get to!

THE SHIRES, 2nd May @ London Palladium

The Shires, country duo, had the fastest-selling UK country album in history when it was released in October 2016, and became the first ever English country act to be signed to a major Nashville label when signed to Universal Nashville. They fly the country flag for us Brits and will be in London for one night on the 2nd May. Tickets here.

BLONDIE, 3rd May @ Roundhouse

For four decades, Blondie has been a 'national treasure.' One of the most well known punk bands whose influence still reverberates in music, they produced hits like 'Heart of Glass.' 'Fun,' and 'The Tide is High.' Tickets to see them are available here.

STORMZY, 4th May @ 02 Academy Brixton

Stormzy, a born and bred Brit, just finished a set at Coachella and has become the first artist with a number one grime album in the charts. He's blown up this year and will most likely only get bigger and bigger, so catch tickets if you can for his show in Brixton before he performs at Glastonbury and becomes an A-List star.

J HUS, 6th May @ The Forum Hertfordshire

J Hus, a 20 year old rapper from East London, was unsigned until he gained rapid recognition this year. After appearing on Stormzy's Gang Signs and Prayer album and releasing his own singles 'Lean and Bop' and 'Did You See' in early 2017, he has racked up 8 million views on each song and doesn't show signs of slowing down.

Grab tickets to see him here.

JOHN MORELAND AND NOAH GUNDERSON, 8th May @ Union Chapel, London

Both American singer-songwriters, Gunderson and Moreland travel across the world to perform 20 minutes outside of London. Gunderson went from being in bands to flying solo, and has a roster of harrowing and beautiful songs including 'Family.' Moreland sings rootsy alt-country which tugs at the heartstrings, for example 'You Don't Care Enough for me to Cry.' They both perform separate sets, and tickets are available here