Reasons to leave the house of an evening this week include a brilliant array of UK rap talent descending on North Greenwich, some psychedelic Aussie pop in east London and a trendy, electronic all-dayer in Brockwell Park.
Thursday, August 10
Yungen + Nadia Rose + Abra Cadabra + Belly Squad + Lisa Mercedez + Kojo Funds, Indigo At The O2, 6.00pm
At 25, South London rapper Yungen is primed to break through, lining up here alongside fellow ones to watch including Kojo Funds and Abra Cadabra.
Friday, August 11
Skating Polly + Hands Off Gretel, Sebright Arms, 7.30pm
Fresh from a support slot with Kate Nash, the Washington duo decamp to the Sebright’s basement for a free show. Its low ceiling will suit their slow burn noise jams.
Tuesday, August 15
Methyl Ethel, The Shacklewell Arms, 7.30pm
Returning to the venue where they made their UK debut last year, Methyl Ethel are a meatier proposition these days. Their James Ford-produced debut has had time to bed in among fans, and their live show has mutated into a colossal sensory assault.
Spray Paint + The Rebel, The Lexington, 7.30pm
The Austin no-wavers have teamed up with The Rebel, aka former Country Teaser Ben Wallers, for a string of shows, and this London date promises to be a riot of nervy noise.
Saturday, August 13
Sunfall Festival: Antal + Ben Ufo + The Black Madonna + Floating Points + Gilles Peterson + Haai + Helena Hauff + Jay Electronica + Madlib + Move D + Mafalda + Palms Trax + Peggy Gou + Princess Nokia (pictured) + Romare + Theo Parrish, Brockwell Park, 12.00pm
Dance your Saturday away courtesy of Sunfall festival, which returns to South London for another day of fine electronic music, with a dash of chin-stroking thrown in for good measure. As anyone lucky enough to have bagged a ticket will know, there are special afterparties laid on across town too. So why not make a night of it?