London is a music lover’s paradise, having not only produced some of the world’s finest mainstream musical talent, but a thriving underground music scene which continues to go from strength to strength. The following acts are unlikely to receive the same widespread marketing as you might see with more mainstream acts, but whatever you’re into, you’re sure to find a gig to suit – so here’s our guide to the very best acts to see this June and July…
Queens of the Stone Age
Finsbury Park – 30th June 2018
Appearing in London as part of their Villains World Tour, Queens of the Stone Age will be joined by music legend Iggy Pop and indie legends The Hives for one stellar day’s performance in amazing musical surroundings. Having already developed an enviable reputation in the music world over the last two decades, this is a gig which many music will be delighted to attend during their stay at the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City. It could even convert some new fans to the band’s particular style of indie rock which is proving to be such a hit with audiences around the world. The band are rightly reputed to be one of the very best live acts working today, so the crowd is certainly in for a treat at this Finsbury Park gig – which is ideally scheduled for a Saturday to allow guests to make the most of the experience.
Camden Assembly – 28th July 2018
Chesterfield singer-songwriter Casey Lowry is only nineteen years old, but is already developing a fantastic following amongst music fans worldwide – many of whom are sure to be in attendance at this upcoming London summer gig. The artist is still decidedly underground, but is already gathering plenty of acclaim amongst those in the musical know. Having featured as Radio One’s Artist of the Week and selling out venues on a regular basis, all this comes before the official release of his first single. As a means of catching a new artist just before they break, attending this July gig during your stay at one of our hotels near Silicon roundabout is sure to make you feel like a true musical insider – as well as providing an opportunity to see a musician just hitting their artistic stride.
Summer Series at Somerset House
5th July 2018 – 15th July 2018
The opulent stately home of Somerset House might not sound like the most underground of venues, but it’s hosting this incredible festival with a series of well-known and underground acts throughout July, making it an honorary underground venue for the summer, at the very least! Talented acts performing at the festival will include Scandinavian cult artist Sigrid, psychedelic pop from MGMT, and the Grammy Award winning The Roots, as well as legendary artists such as De La Soul and Roisin Murphy also lending their musical talents to this event.