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PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 22nd-28th September

Against The Current @ Leeds University, Saturday 22nd September

Against The Current formed in Poughkeepsie, New York in 2011. Consisting of vocalist Chrissy Costanza, guitarist Dan Gow, and drummer Will Ferri, the band dropped their debut EP Infinity back in 2014, followed by another short release, Gravity, in 2015, and their full-length debut album, In Our Bones, one year after that. Today, Against The Current are ready to embark on a world-tour in support of the newest record in their discography, Past Lives, which is set to come out on the 28th of September. They are known for creating an unforgettable and fun atmosphere at their gigs, which should be energised with the excitement over new songs that the band is surely going to share with the crowd.

Mitski @ Brudenell Social Club, Monday 24th September

Mitski is a phenomenon on a musical scale, a truly exciting and accomplished artist whose music has been appreciated by fans all around the world. Her latest album, Be The Cowboy, which was released earlier this year, proved that Mitski Miyawaki is an exceptional songwriter and possesses the ability to charm the listener with authentic lyricism, and mystical melodies. Her live performances are nothing short of being emotional and raw, similarly to the artist herself, resonating with the audience in a special way. Intimate and powerful at the same time, her gigs are pretty much unforgettable, showing what real passion, vulnerability and artistic fervour look like. If you have a chance to see Mitski perform this week in Leeds, then make sure to be prepared for a really special night.

The Amazons @ Brudenell Social Club, Wednesday 26th September

The Amazons released their debut, self-titled album in 2017, quickly becoming one of the most talked-about bands in “modern rock.” Last year they were shortlisted for the BBC Music Sound of 2017 poll, which made it clear that there’s something unique in the Reading-based quartet. They are young and hopeful, ready to reinvigorate rock’n’roll with their polished and energetic sound. With quite a few impressive tunes under their belt, The Amazons should be a good choice for a mid-week night at Brudenell Social Club.

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