The fantastic filthy enclave of North London will fill your ears with some of the hottest sounds of the past, present and future. Here's a mixtape to get you started.
The Cribs - Ignore The Ignorant (Wichita)
September 7th, 2009
While this cross-Pennine alliance is unprecedented and seems downright wrong, it has allowed The Cribs to expand their sound beyond the abrasive, yet catchy indie-punk of their previous three LPs.
So chock-full of hooks, delivered with a swagger and a boot to the face, that you can't help but enjoy yourself, in the same way as a great Ash single back when you were 17.
Bat For Lashes
Somerset House, London
Thursday, 16th July 2009
Khan's voice soars into space, smashing planets and stars in its wake. It's a truly breathtaking moment.
Don't write this truly talented band off as bandwagon jumpers. This is the real deal.
The Scala, London
Monday April 18th, 2009
On tonight’s evidence, the shoegaze revival started a long time ago, and Deerhunter are top of the pile.