A preview of this year’s live music extravaganza Live At Leeds, plus a Spotify playlist.
Touring behind their recent album ‘Modern Ruin’, named Best New Music by us in January, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes stop off at Leeds.
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 three-piece Brooders justify their hype with a short but highly kinetic set.
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 and John Tindale The angular, acoustically unfriendly environs of Leeds’ Millennium Square is the setting for The Cribs’ latest homecoming spectacular. The square has always felt quite hemmed in when adapted to be used as an open-air city centre venue, with gigs there never quite feeling large enough to feel like really big events, and the sound invariably ricocheting off the tall buildings that surround it. However, it’s unquestionably a lot
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,