Jon Hillcock - DJ set (BBC 6Music/New Noise)
We Were Evergreen - DJ set
Callum Brown - DJ set (Zephyr Sound)
Doors 7.30pm 'til Midnight.
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The Lock Tavern
35 Chalk Farm Road
We really wish we could announce our Beirut, Shins, Metronomy and Bright eyes influenced secret headliner now, but we can't. They are proper brilliant though and make a beautiful dancey noise with banjo, ukulele, telephone, glockenspiel and Llama nails!
With a shared fondness for all kinds of pop music and nursery rhymes, there's a naïve freshness to their toy-like instruments, and their mellow-yet-uplifting choruses will inevitably get caught in your brain – just throw in some live sampling, a lot of percussion and a dash of electro, and you'll find your hands and feet joining in too.
They went down a storm at Lovebox, Secret Garden Party and the Green Man festival in the summer.
Dear Thief will be bringing Captain Beefheart, Shellac, John Coltrane and Pixies inspired sounds to Idle Fret and playing songs from their great debut album Under Archway.
One quiff, one guitar and a heap of great songs in the vein of Roy Orbison, Tom Waits, Hank Williams and Loudon Wainwright. Check out his wonderful song War Waltz and you'll be hooked we reckon.