2016 Tune Tourney Round 1: London

The second city to be in the spotlight for this year’s Tune Tournament is London. Famous for being the hometown of countless musical legends, including The Clash, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones. These days London is home to a thriving and diverse music scene, with superstars and popular indie acts both hailing from its many storied neighborhoods.

With its iconic half-dome facade and classical ivory interior, Brixton Academy happens to be one of London’s most essential cultural landmarks, as well as the venue for a massive 70th anniversary birthday celebration for the recently departed legend, David Bowie, who was also born in Brixton. That twofold connection to this year’s Tune Tournament makes it the perfect venue to spotlight in a city absolutely full of incredible places to see live music.

Who moves on to the round of 32? Cast your votes and spread the word, as these eight matchups close on Thursday, November 24 at noon.

Matchup 1: Florence + The Machine – “Queen of Peace” vs. Kero Kero Bonito – “Graduation”

Matchup 2: AlunaGeorge – “Not About Love” vs. Jungle – “Lucky I Got What I Want”

Matchup 3: James Blake – “My Willing Heart” vs. Simian Mobile Disco – “Staring at All this Handle”

Matchup 4: Underworld – “Nylon Strung” vs. The Vaccines – “Handsome”

Matchup 5: Hot Chip – “Need You Now” vs. Factory Floor – “Dial Me In”

Matchup 6: The xx – “On Hold” vs. La Roux – “Uptight Downtown”

Matchup 7: Savages – “Evil” vs. Burial – “Temple Sleeper”

Matchup 8: Mark Ronson – “Summer Breaking” vs. The History of Apple Pie – “Jamais Vu”

Don’t forget to vote on the eight matchups in the San Francisco Region, and coming Wednesday, November 23: First Round Matchups in the Chicago Region!