Along with the darker evenings and chillier temperatures, autumn also comes with some unique sounds. The crunch of leaves under your feet, the roaring of the fire in your favourite pub and the satisfied noise you make when you put your slippers on and get cosy under a blanket whilst the rain hits the windows.

There are also some artists who are perfect for your autumn days, whose voices make a pleasant soundtrack for the lead-up to Christmas and fortunately for you, we've not only put them in a playlist, but they're all also going on tour very soon. Take a look below to see who's visiting your city in the coming months.

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Hozier first broke out into the world with his debut, self-titled album, which included the Ivor Novello Award-winning single, ‘Take Me To Church’. Since then, he’s travelled the world and used his platform to raise awareness for numerous charities. Returning this year with new EP, Nina Cried Power, the new tracks see him working with other legendary musicians and continuing to cast a spell over anyone who listens.

O2 Academy Glasgow: Friday 7 December - SOLD OUT
O2 Academy Birmingham: Sunday 9 December - SOLD OUT

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Arguably one of the most successful independent artists of the 21st century, Dodie has grown from making videos for YouTube to being recognised as a fully-fledged artist. Following two hugely successful EPs, she’ll be releasing her third come January. Human contains some of her most honest and personal work to date and will take her on an incredible journey throughout 2019.

O2 Academy Bristol: Wednesday 13 March Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Birmingham: Thursday 14 March Buy Tickets

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Ben Howard

2018 saw the return of Ben Howard, with his hazy and psychedelic new album, Noonday Dream. Though a whole world away from the folk-pop sounds of his debut, the new material takes you down a road of textured melodies and vast sonic landscapes. If you ever find yourself needing to get lost, put the record on and you’ll find where you need to be.

O2 Academy Brixton: Wednesday 16 January Buy Tickets

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Lewis Capaldi

Lewis Capaldi is one of the biggest breakout stars of 2018. Fact. The Scottish singer first caught people’s attention with the heartbreaking debut single, ‘Bruises’ and in the year that’s followed, he’s become one of the most desired acts on a line-up. Whether it’s performing at festivals or supporting the likes of Rag’N’Bone Man on tour, his feet have barely touched the ground. Add to that he’s one of the funniest stars on social media and you’re on to a winner, really. So if you fancy laughing through your tears, then Lewis Capaldi is someone you have to see.

O2 Academy Bournemouth: Tuesday 30 October Buy Tickets

O2 Institute Birmingham: Saturday 3 November Buy Tickets

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O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Tuesday 13 November - SOLD OUT

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Tom Walker

It’s been impossible to get through 2018 without hearing Tom Walker’s breakout single, ‘Leave A Light On’ – with its heart-tugging and powerful chorus, it sunk its teeth deep into our feelings and has refused to leave since it was released. Now gearing up to launch his debut album, What A Time To Be Alive, which will include further singles, ‘My Way’ and ‘Angels’, it’s safe to say that the Scottish born, Manchester raised singer is living on cloud nine right now. For an extra treat, scroll back up and take a listen to his recent duet with Dodie on her song, ‘Human’.

O2 Academy Bristol: Sunday 28 April Buy Tickets

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Gavin James

Three years ago, singer-songwriter, Gavin James released his debut album, Bitter Pill and his life changed. In the time since the album was given to the world, he’s found himself supporting Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith on huge arena tours and has spent the rest of the time travelling the world, performing his songs to his ever-growing fan base. Now back with a collection of “happy sad songs”, Gavin James’ sophomore record, Only Ticket Home sees the singer tread a more upbeat path and set his sights higher than ever before.

O2 Institute Birmingham: Saturday 26 January Buy Tickets

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Dermot Kennedy

Since the release of his debut EP, Doves And Ravens last year, Irish singer Dermot Kennedy has become a force to be reckoned with. Taking hip hop influences and colliding them with deeply emotional ballads, Dermot has crafted a sound that not many can master, but with his growling voice and admiration for poetry and art, he’s created something that so many can relate to.

O2 Academy Bristol: Monday 6 May Buy Tickets

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Freya Ridings

We first put the spotlight on Freya in August, when the world had fallen head over heels for her after a number of her songs ended up on Love Island. Her rich and haunting vocal tone has an emotion in it that’s hard to find elsewhere and her piano-led ballads, such as ‘Lost Without You’ and ‘Ultraviolet’ are the perfect accompaniment for a rainy autumn day. Her recent sold out headline tour is enough proof of how in demand she's become, so if you want to witness that warming voice live in 2019, you better get your tickets quickly.

O2 Institute Birmingham: Monday 29 October - SOLD OUT

O2 Academy Oxford: Friday 2 November - SOLD OUT

O2 Institute Birmingham: Saturday 9 March Buy Tickets

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Billy Lockett

For someone who released their debut EP in 2016, Billy Lockett already has a substantial list of achievements. He’s supported both Lana Del Ray and Birdy live, as well as recently joining Electric Light Orchestra on the road, and all of his previous headline shows in the capital have sold out in advance. Then again, with a voice as soft as butter and words that are poignant and personal, it’s easy to see why everyone is desperate to experience Billy live.

O2 Institute Birmingham: Friday 12 April Buy Tickets

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The Japanese House

If at any point in the past few years you’ve caught The 1975 live, there’s a strong chance you also experienced the ethereal performances of The Japanese House. With four acclaimed EPs to her name, each more delicate and beautiful than the last, she’s tapped into people’s emotions and learned herself how to feel things again. Recent single, ‘Lilo' is a serene, synth-pop offering that only confirms that she matures with each release and somehow manages to tell her stories in the most raw and honest way.

O2 Academy Newcastle: Monday 19 November Buy Tickets

O2 Institute Birmingham: Saturday 24 November Buy Tickets

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Jade Bird

What happens when you cross the vintage sound of Nashville with the feisty attitude of a 21 year-old? Jade Bird is the answer. Heavily influenced by the likes of Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, she incorporates 70s rock and roll tendencies with a twist of Americana and the outcome so far has been a whirlwind of lovestruck songs with a bitter taste. Despite America adopting her for much of the summer, the BBC Sound of 2018 nominee will be back on home turf very soon to continue captivating audiences and showing just how much of a badass she really is.

O2 Institute Birmingham: Saturday 24 November - SOLD OUT

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Amy Shark

There’s clearly something in the water in Australia, because its track record for singer-songwriters is quite astonishing. Latest offering is the award-winning indie artist, Amy Shark and her debut album, Love Monster. Written with some impressive names, including Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus, the album is a beautiful body of work, that shows off her ability to pen the most heartfelt of songs. She’s already broken America, having toured there five times in the past two years and next up on her list is the UK, so get ready.

O2 Institute Birmingham: Tuesday 29 January Buy Tickets

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Noah Kahan

American folk-pop artist, Noah Kahan first started weaving his way into our hearts last year, with the exuberant singles, ‘Fine’ and ‘Hallelujah. Following tours with Ben Folds and George Ezra in the states, it wasn’t long before he brought his cheery, yet nostalgic catalogue of songs overseas. The past 12 months has seen Noah travelling across all corners of the globe, teaming up with Grammy-nominated singer Julia Michaels for ‘Hurt Somebody’ and sharing his love for music with anyone who sees him play. So if you need a pick-me-up from the dreary autumn weather, turn to Noah Kahan.

O2 Institute Birmingham: Saturday 17 November Buy Tickets