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PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 11th-17th May

Soak @ The Wardrobe, Saturday 11th May

Bridie Monds-Watson, who performs under the name Soak, started her journey with music as a teenager in Derry. Since the very first days, Monds-Watson wasn’t afraid to speak her mind, often talking about LGBTQ rights, having a voice strengthened by her own experiences, evidenced by her latest album Grim Townto which we awarded Best New Music last month. Her observant, but also emotive and introspective songwriting, wrapped in ethereal folk arrangements, will surely match your musical expectations for a Saturday night, so grab your tickets to see her at the Wardrobe today. (TICKETS)

Jakob Ogawa @ Headrow House, Monday 13th May

Jakob Ogawa is one of the most intriguing alt-pop artists on the scene now, gifted with a blissful voice and an ability to write about heartbreak in an original way. Coming from Oslo, Norway, Ogawa will bring his low-fi sound to Headrow House this Monday night – listen to his newest single ‘All I Wanna Do’ to get in the mood for the gig, which will be a unique chance to see Ogawa perform in Leeds! (TICKETS)

Unloved @ Brudenell Social Club, Tuesday 14th May

Consisting of Keefus Ciancia, vocalist Jade Vincent and the legendary DJ/producer David Holmes, Unloved was born in 2015 in Hollywood when its members found mutual love for ‘60s girls groups, French pop and noir film soundtracks. Since finding each other, Unloved has already released two albums, Guilty Of Love from 2016 and Heartbreak from earlier this year, both of which have been warmly received. This week you will have a chance to hear their new material at Brudenell Social Club, be sure not to miss it! (TICKETS)

Aldous Harding @ Brudenell Social Club, Friday 17th May

Often compared to Kate Bush, Scott Walker and Cate Le Bon, Aldous Harding is a New Zealand indie-pop musician known for her vivid storytelling and metaphoric songwriting. Her exceptional latest album Designer, which she released just a couple of weeks ago, has been appreciated for its multi-layered character and beautiful instrumental details hidden in each of its songs. Harding’s performance will surely be one of the best of in Leeds this week, which is also almost entirely sold out! (TICKETS)

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