Three hot local acts for 2016

Music journalist Mark Wincott picks artists to watch this year all hailing from E11, E15 and the surrounding areas


In a band? Check out Leyton’s new rehearsal studios

It’s home to what may well become known as the ‘Leyton sound’, says Adam Hallows


Ich Bin: David Gledhill, musician

‘What makes me unhappy? Cyclists dinging their bell at me when I’m taking a leisurely stroll on one of London’s many fine canals.’


Coming soon: Filly Brook

A new pop-up launches in an empty shop next to Leytonstone tube station serving coffee, local ales and home baked food. We meet one of the owners


Ich Bin: Andrew Mueller, writer and musician

The acclaimed wordsmith on the problem with the Red Lion, where he eats dim sum – and why Leytonstone “will do”


Why everyone should discover the Wanstead Tap

Last summer it saved my sanity with a Fourpure IPA. In fact, I still have the empty can on a shelf in the kitchen


Why We Love: #1, Coach & Horses Blues Jam

Every Wednesday night it’s all narrow-brimmed feather-bedecked hats, perfectly turned-up jeans and lots of fancy footwear. Oh, and the music is ace too