We Recommend: Contemporary Music

Kap Bambino

Sat 20 Apr

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Returning with Dust, Fierce, Forever, their first album since 2012, the Bordeaux duo are recognised as electropunk pioneers and precursors to the likes of Crystal Castles with their glitchy squall of a sound and thrillingly committed live performances.

Contemporary Music


Wed 1 May

100 Club

Having toured supporting both The Dandy Warhols and Miles Kane, Juniore are back for their biggest London show yet before heading to The Great Escape later in May. Their addictive nuggets of 60s-styled psych pop will be a perfect fit for the historic 100 Club.

Contemporary Music

Two Coasts: Past and Current Streams

Wed 1 - Mon 20 May

Club Inégales

Two Coasts combines contemporary music and baroque music, with a programme including collaborative and improvisatory versions of French and British baroque music composed by Rameau, Marin Marais, Lully. Purcell and Boyce, as well as two new works inspired by this dual legacy. Supported by Diaphonique.

Classical Music, Contemporary Music


Thu 2 May


The Parisians' debut album Matahari arrives worldwide this year with all the pomp and circumstance of a coronation. They draw on genres from 70s space disco to downtempo 90s synth pop, taking in French film composers, and they can undoubtedly deliver it live.

Contemporary Music

European Literature Night

Tue 14 May

British Library

Explore the intersection between poetry and performance in the work of contemporary European artists, followed by a concert by François Atlas centered around Charles Baudelaire's' Les Fleurs du mal.

Contemporary Music, Talks

Pierre-Laurent Aimard – Stockhausen’s Kontakte & Klavierstucke

Sat 1 Jun

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Member of the Ensemble intercontemporain and alumnus of the Franco-British fund for contemporary music, Diaphonique, Pierre-Laurent Aimard presents the avant-garde electronic work of Stockhausen, Kontakte & Klavierstucke.

Contemporary Music

Chinese Man

Tue 4 Jun

02 Shepherd's Bush Empire

One for the hip hop heads. Outrageously entertaining French rap Chinese Man are playing their first London show for three years. Support comes from rising South African rapper Yugen Blakrok, who appeared on the Black Panther soundtrack with Kendrick Lamar.

Contemporary Music