L.A. band Local Natives stop at Leeds on their European tour of their new third album Sunlit Youth. Having already played gigs in London and Glasgow, the band will continue their tour in Leeds before heading to Manchester (and several countries around Europe). The band are, of course, no strangers to Leeds having played the Brudenell Social Club in 2013 on their Hummingbird tour, and on the back of another
Currently nearing the end of a co-headline tour of Britain, Leeds’ post-punk quintet Eagulls are sharing a stage with Detroit’s Protomartyr in the intimate surroundings of The Crescent, a welcoming and laid-back community space in the centre of York this week (Monday October 24th). The tour represents something of a transatlantic meeting of minds, a miniature showcase of the best and most imaginative indie acts that Britain and the States
Southampton-based trio Band Of Skulls are heading up north next Thursday in the first of their seven UK dates this October. Playing Leeds University’s Stylus, the band’s much-anticipated tour follows the release of their fourth album, By Default. Russell and co. seem to have an affinity with Leeds, returning to the city after their appearance at Live at Leeds in April, where they secured (and fulfilled) a spot just behind
Leeds trio Brooders and Bradford’s Glass Mountain play at the 360 Club, located in the cosy environs of The Library pub near University of Leeds, on consecutive nights this weekend.
by Ed Biggs This weekend sees Yorkshire’s own Embrace return with the third annual edition of The Secret Festival, staying at last year’s site of Lotherton Hall just west of Leeds once again on the weekend of the 3rd-4th September 2016. Though still in its infancy, the idea behind The Secret Festival went down extremely well right from its first edition back in 2014, when it was held at Hertfordshire’s Knebworth
by Ed Biggs Once described by Q magazine as “the biggest cult band in the UK”, there’s something comfortingly authentic about The Cribs’ career trajectory over the 15 years since their formation. Jobbing it round the nation’s toilet circuits year after year and building up their fanbase with records that improved as time went on, the Jarman brothers’ path to critical and commercial success is an increasingly rare one in 2016,
by John Tindale & Hannah Binns The annual Live At Leeds indie and pop marathon is due to celebrate its tenth instalment. Named in honour of The Who’s seminal live album of the same name, recorded in the unlikely environment of what is now the Leeds University refectory, for the past decade the city-wide event has dedicated itself to showcasing the best up-and-coming acts in the British music scene and beyond.
by Matthew Langham So it’s nearly upon us – Leeds’ city-wide music festival returns for its 2015 edition on the first May bank holiday (1st-4th May), spread across 23 stages throughout the city. Let’s hope the weather’s nice! In years gone by, Live At Leeds has hosted the likes of Disclosure, George Ezra, The Maccabees, Clean Bandit, Sam Smith, Royal Blood and Catfish & The Bottlemen before they broke it really big.
by Lauren James How do you like your metal? Thrashy? Doomy? Industrial? Or perhaps you demand that it be served from a longboat with side dishes of battle anthems and a very peculiar kind of headbanging? This unique combo belongs to none other than Sweden’s Amon Amarth, who’ll be invading Leeds University’s Stylus with their legendary live show tomorrow night. The headbanging, of course, refers to the hirsute five-piece’s trademark