ON THE GIG CIRCUIT

As the festival season has come to a close, us Topshop girls have jumped on the gig circuit to check out some of the hottest new bands playing in London. 

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Last week we headed to Kyla La Grange's single release at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen. The East London music venue had been transformed into a magical setting, with the stage draped with leaves, vines, trees and hanging skulls. A heaving crowd was treated to a heartfelt and intense set – the highlight being Kyla’s debut single Walk Through Walls. Kyla herself is enchanting, with a voice which in places echoes Kate Bush and Florence and the Machine, and a cute and quirky personal style to match. Fans of folky pop music should definitely check her out.

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This week saw the turn of Brighton based band Cave Painting, who also played the same venue, proving that the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen is a good place to start if you want to discover new acts to add to your playlist. Cave Painting have been tipped by many as the next big indie band and have a beautifully mellow orchestral sound. The vibe of the night was quite hedonistic, with tribal drumming patterns, drifting guitar riffs and some wailing, during which the lead singer's voice remained surprisingly good. Their single Midnight Love is a stunningly low-fi blissed-out track that has been on repeat in the Topshop office all week. We can't wait to see what they will do next!

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Let us know who you're planning on seeing over the next few weeks. We may check them out…