The Student Playlist

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PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 20th-26th April

Riot Jazz Brass Band @ Belgrave Music Hall, Saturday 20th April

A nine-piece band consisting of three trumpets, three trombones, a sousaphone, drums and an MC, Riot Jazz Brass Band is here to offer a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Blending genres effortlessly, from jazz, soul, funk and hip-hop, to even dubstep and classical music, the Manchester-based collective will compel you to dance on what should be one of the most fun nights of the week. Listen to their latest album Ten Covers (2018) and grab your tickets for the gig at Belgrave! (TICKETS)

Girli @ The Wardrobe, Monday 22nd April

A young London based artist Girli draws her inspiration from some of the most prominent and influential female pop artists, such as M.I.A, Lily Allen or Charli XCX. Girli worked on establishing her unique, futuristic sound for more than four year, but the wait was worth it – her debut album Odd One Out was released earlier this year while the artist embarked on a nationwide tour. Check her out this Monday at The Wardrobe! (TICKETS)

Josefin Öhrn & The Liberation @ Brudenell Social Club, Wednesday 24th April

Josefin Öhrn & The Liberation have been releasing mesmerising indie rock since their debut in 2014, without a doubt becoming one of most interesting Swedish acts in the past few years. Preceded by two excellent albums, Horse Dance (2015) and Mirage (2016), their third record Sacred Dreams is to be released later this month – perfect timing to come and see Josefin Öhrn & The Liberation play live. Grab your tickets for the Wednesday show at Brudenell now! (TICKETS)

Suede @ O2 Academy Leeds, Wednesday 24th April

For those of us not fortunate enough to snag tickets for the intimate launch gig for their new album The Blue Hour at the Brudenell Social Club last September, Suede are returning to Leeds on the latest leg of their current tour. Expect the derelict glamour of their latest effort to be mixed in with a selection of their greatest hits, which span back more than a quarter of a century. (TICKETS)

READ MORE: Suede singles – From Worst to Best

Idlewild @ Leeds Beckett University SU, Thursday 25th April

A great week for fans of British indie of a certain age this week, with Idlewild returning to Leeds for their first tour in four years to mark the release earlier this month of their drifting, psychedelic eighth album Interview Music. Following in a proud lineage of heartfelt, literate and anthemic Scottish indie bands,  their career is enjoying an Indian summer in the third decade of their existence. (TICKETS)

READ MORE: “If It Takes You Home” – An Introduction to Idlewild

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