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Such is the steep, climbing trajectory of Surrey siblings Disclosure, this date at London’s Heaven already feels like a booking they’ve somewhat outgrown. Fans of the duo’s futuristic, balearic-tinged house spill out of every orifice of the chock-full Villiers Street superclub; preened, keen and dressed to the nines. They’re the lucky few. Many have tried and failed to be here this evening and so, if it wasn’t predictable enough from their inescapable approval and elevated chart position (the Lawrence brothers and AlunaGeorge currently sit in the Official UK Top 10), tonight feels like an event of weighty anticipation.

Not that this sense of occasion fazes exceptional new London collective Clean Bandit. Initially lining-up as a glitter-clad, six-piece tonight - with Nikki B and Makeda Moore providing a slew of smooth, soulful runs - they enthral throughout; swaying in sync during the pounding electronica of ‘Nightingale’, before inciting the crowd with ‘A+E’(s) contagious, chamber-electro chorus. However, their set hits new heights with the arrival of gold-hooded rapper, MC Ssegamic, who is charisma personified, mocking the movements of a baton-wielding conductor during the giddy, orchestral bliss of ‘Mozart’s House’. “We can’t leave London like this! Let’s drop a classic”, he says, before they send the converted attendance into ecstasy with a thrilling, Coolio/Destiny’s Child mash-up. The new Basement Jaxx, some say? Undoubtedly.

It could be a tricky support slot to follow, but Disclosure are far from knob-twiddling dullards; their forthcoming LP-heavy set is an immersive electronic experience from the off, with the two-piece flitting between drum pads, bass and synths on impulse. It takes the unveiling of EP favourite ‘Boiling’ to really ignite proceedings, the track’s honeyed, neo-soul and throaty bass proving irresistible amidst the darting strobes. However, the reaction is tame compared to what follows; the twosome play their trump card by welcoming the hypnotic Aluna Francis to join them for the electrifying, and chart-topping, ‘White Noise’, before launching into the skittery patches and spliced vocals of ‘What’s In Your Head’. It’s an exhilarating double, followed by their dancefloor-unifying remix of Jessie Ware's ‘Running’; the sold-out crowd's unanimous euphoria proving that it really has taken on a life of its own since its B-side release early last year. Duly, they complete a captivating set with the magnificent ‘Latch’, dangling it’s sampled “Ne-ver”(s) in front of the hordes, prior to greeting the silk-voiced Sam Smith on stage. “Now I got you in my space, I won’t let go of you” he cries, in front of a backdrop of their soon-to-be-iconic, neon faces; it’s a DJ’s motto if ever we’ve heard one, and one that they undeniably uphold.

London five-piece Clean Bandit have unveiled a brand new video for their infectious and eclectic new single 'Mozart's House'. The follow-up to previous single 'A+E' - which also boasted a brilliant, self-created video that followed a giant gold snake slithering through the capital - was produced and directed by the band and shot in London and Moscow.

The band are currently on a sold-out UK tour with South London duo Disclosure and are due to play London's Heaven this Thursday (7th March), but if you're missing out on this one then they also play Pulse Studios the following night (8th March).

'Mozart’s House' will be released on March 31st through Atlantic Records.

Grimes has debuted her brand new video for new track, Genesis, and you can check it out above.

You'd obviously be forgiven for thinking that this track was some sort of tribute to Phil Collins' former rock band but unfortunately it's not. Instead it's a pretty simple song about never finding love. Cheery.

As for the video well that sees the Canadian singer cavorting in a desert, rocking some dreadlocks and busting some seriously bizarre moves.

If you're a fan of Grimes and want to catch her live fear not because she's playing two shows in London on 5th and 6th September at Heaven. You can get your tickets here.

toy band announce one off london showMuch hyped band Toy have announced they will be playing a one-off London show in October.

Taking place at London's Heaven venue on 24th October the date is part of a UK tour the band are playing to promote their self-titled debut album.

If you're not already aware of Toy they recently supported The Horrors on their Skying album tour and have been making a slow but steady name for themselves over the past year or so. The five piece band (four boys and one girl FYI) are big fans of denim jackets, polo necks and hair that doesn't look like it's had a wash for four months and they also make really good music.

Tickets for the gig go on sale on Friday (3rd August) get yours from the Heaven website.

Grimes - Claire BoucherDue to a lot of demand Grimes has announced a new date to be added to her UK tour being the 6th September at Heaven.

Dates on the 5th Sept are already sold out and you can keep an eye on if any come up here and full dates can be seen here.

24 year old Claire Boucher or Grimes as we all know her has stolen many a heart with her synthy dream pop sounds and this doesn't look set to change if popularity of her shows are anything go by.

The Canadian musical and visual artist started out in early 2010 with weird hair and a slightly odd look and flew into the hearts of many a music fan instantly with her first album Geidi Primes.

Recently Grimes has donned the cover of Dazed putting her even more into the public domain as well as launched her own jewellery range.

Her London gigs now at Heaven will no doubt be a great addition to anyones gig calendar for 2012 if her performance on Jools Holland is anything to go by.