London Music

This is your guide to the best London music to listen out for in the coming months as well as the most exciting concerts and music events in the capital
A festive carol concert in London at the Royal Albert Hall

Carols at the Royal Albert Hall

As Christmas carols events go, there are few better than Carols at the Royal Albert Hall. The concerts have become a staple of the London festive season and the gold standard for carol concerts in the...

Paul Weller Live

Paul Weller

Paul Weller is going back out on the road this autumn in support of his eagerly awaited new album, On Sunset. The collection, which marks Weller’s first release for his new label Polydor, will see the...

Notting Hill Carnival 2020

Notting Hill Carnival

Always a highlight of the London festival season, this late summer street party, the largest of it’s kind in Europe, has a flavour all of it’s own. With this year’s event cancelled due to the Co...

Nilufer Yanya - Stabilise

Nilufer Yanya – Stabilise

The first single from Nilufer Yanya’s second long player, Painless, Stabilise’s anthemic power pop bodes well for the collection, which is the follow-up to 2019’s acclaimed Miss Universe. The track mo...

Best New Music of the Week (Nov 15-21)

The Best New Music of the Week (15-21 Nov)

It’s been another great week for new releases with several excellent tracks in competition for our coveted Single of the Week accolade. In the end, however, it was Nilufer Yanya’s hypnotic...

Electric Dreams - Lola Young

Electric Dreams – Lola Young

I remember seeing Lola Young at the Courtyard Theatre in Shoreditch in 2019. Perched on a stool behind a massive keyboard on an otherwise empty stage, Young’s talent shone out like a beacon – with son...

Heyday Ronan Keating

Heyday – Ronan Keating

As cosy and comforting as a roaring fire on a cold winter’s day, Ronan Keating’s Heyday oozes nearly as much charm as the great man himself. The first single from Keating’s Songs From Home album, Heyd...

Best new music of the week 25 Oct 21

The Best New Music Of The Week (25-31 Oct)

It’s been another great week for new music with the likes of Christina Aquilera, Craig David and Majid Jordan all releasing singles. It’s a relatively unknown British singer who has grabbe...

Hope Tala - Tiptoeing

Tiptoeing – Hope Tala

Tipped for big things by just about everyone, Hope Tala this week offered the clearest indication yet of why she is so highly regarded with her new single, Tiptoeing. Produced by Greg Kristin of Adele...

Single of the week - Alice Auer - Turn Back Time

Alice Auer – Turn Back Time

This week’s single of the week comes from r’n’b/jazz singer Alice Auer. A delicious fusion of mellow r’n’b and jazzy piano riffs, Turn Back Time provides the perfect back...

Best New Music This Week (11-17 Oct 21)

The best new music of the week (18-24 Oct)

It’s been a good week for new music releases with several tracks competing for our coveted single of the week spot. In the end, however, the accolade has gone to the incredible Alice Auer and he...

Cruel - Aislin Evans

Single of the Week: Aislin Evans – Cruel

Pop’s ‘nicest sad girl,’ Aislin Evans, is back this week with the stunning ballad, Cruel. The follow up to 2017’s Feel About You, the single effortlessly showcases one of the most significant talents ...

Prim & Propa Connie Constance

Prim & Propa – Connie Constance

Connie Constance is back with yet another banger and the promise of a new EP in the autumn. Prim & Propa continues Constance’s recent purple patch courtesy of a summery bop full of attitude and sw...

Connie Constance - Electric Girl

Connie Constance – Electric Girl

One of the most exciting artists on the planet right now, Connie Constance is almost certainly on the cusp of big things. Blissfully free of record industry pressure thanks to her own label, Jump The ...

Namugga

Catching up with Namugga

A few weeks ago we had a (virtual) catch up with up and coming London singer Namugga. Buoyed by the success of her last single City Fox, the artist is looking forward to an exciting 2021. You might be...

Greentea Peng

Greentea Peng makes BBC list of upcoming artists

London based artist Greentea Peng was last night celebrating her inclusion in BBC’s prestigious Sound of 2021 competition. The artist has made a name for herself in the last couple of years with an ec...

Paul Weller Live From the Barbican

Paul Weller – Live at the Barbican

Pop legend Paul Weller will be playing a gig at the Barbican Arts Centre early next year as part of the venue’s Live from the Barbican Series. The gig, which represents Weller’s first live perfo...

Ava Fialho - Arena

Single of the Week – Arena by Ava Fialho

city:countdown’s Single of the Week comes from a London based singer taking her first steps into the UK music Industry. Not that Ava Fialho’s Arena sounds anything like a track from a music industry n...