Offering incredible exclusives from Sorry and Johnny Greenwood among a feast of discerningly crafted nights, this is set to be a magnificent week of music in the capital.
Pitchfork Festival returns to London this November offering an agonisingly unmissable run of shows. The multi-venue, multi-event festival, one leg of an international series run by Pitchfork, offers the kind of intelligently crafted nights one would expect from the tastemaking institution. Last year’s Roundhouse takeover bringing together Cate le Bon and Courtney Barnett was a highlight of the live calendar and a genius pairing, made all the more glorious by the two friends guesting on each other’s sets.
The major news of this year’s festival is the closing event at the Hammersmith Apollo, which is to be headlined by the acclaimed and adored chamber pop genius Weyes Blood. In the wake of her 2022 album ‘And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow’, she is riding new heights of adulation and this November show is set to be an uninhibited love-in.
Also intriguing is the prospect of Sorry debuting a new set at EartH featuring their existing material with string accompaniment. Their latest album ‘Anywhere But Here’ was a perfect demonstration of their ability to marry bedroom-produced DIY rough edges with studio polish, and one can expect this idiosyncratic intelligence to translate to the new symphonic set.
Further headline names include wooze-pop masters Crumb and 90s punk legends Sleater-Kinney, not to mention an appearance from Porridge Radio, Alabaster Deplume’s takeover of KOKO, and the live debut of Johnny Greenwood’s new collaboration with Israeli rock musician Dudu Tassa. This is a unique, discerningly crafted lineup, and worth catching in any capacity.
More info at https://pitchforkmusicfestival.co.uk/