Just as likely to predict a riot as they are to turn around too soon for every female voice on that BBC singing show, the Chiefs have taken an odd route to multi-platinum indie rock superstar status. Playing with the Foo Fighters one week and competing with Tom Jones another to mentor the latest pop idol wannabe, they have also managed to accumulate no fewer than seven albums, too, their latest being 2014’s Education, Education, Education & War. All together – Ruby, ruby, ruby ruby ruuubeee…!

When: Feb 16 / 6.30pm
Where: The O2, SE10 ODX
Cost: £32.50
Tube: North Greenwich
Web: theo2.com 

Matt Berry – Feb 13
Loved as the wacky comedy creative in shows such as The IT Crowd and Garth Merenghi’s Darkplace, as well as his latest show, the hilarious Toast of London, Berry is also something of a muso, too. He has a slew of work to his name, taking in everything from electro to psychedelic alt-folk, all of which the man with //that voice will be dipping into this evening backed by his band The Maypoles. A damn multi-talented bugger indeed.

When: Feb 13 / 7pm
Where: The Forum, NW5 1JY
Cost: £25
Tube: Kentish Town
Web: themattberry.co.uk

Monster Magnet – Feb 15
The epic-ly rocking New Jersey boys return to ol’ London town as they tour their latest record, last year’s Milking the Stars, itself a re-working of their Last Patrol LP out a year earlier. A huge behemoth of a live act – check out their video for Space Lord if you want a taste of the bombast stylings these leather-clad boys deploy – Dave Windorf and co are a frighteningly powerful proposition.

When: Feb 15 / 7.30pm
Where: Electric Ballroom, NW1 8QP
Cost: £22
Tube: Camden Town
Web: electricballroom.co.uk

Interpol – Feb 16
The New York post-punks are now a three piece after the departure of founding member bassist Carlos Dengler, but Paul Banks and his brethren are no less potent. Touring in support of their latest release, fifth LP El Pintor.

When: Feb 16 / 7.30pm
Where:  The Forum, NW5 1JY
Cost:  £26.50
Tube:  Kentish Town
Web: theforumlondon.com

FKA Twigs – Feb 19
The synth-pop Londoner is one fast rising superstar in the making. Sweeping, haunting, and unmistakable, with an organic yet mechanical sound and utterly hypnotising, composure. A Mercury nom last year for her debut, LP1, cemented her critically-lauded status, next stop is smashing the charts. It won’t be long. 

When: Feb 19 & 20 / £25
Where: The Roundhouse, NW1 8EY
Tube: Chalk Farm
Web: theroundhouse.org