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PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 25th-31st May

Skinny Pelembe @ Headrow House, Saturday 25th May

Recently playlisted on BBC Radio 6Music for his excoriating single ‘No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish’ and with his debut album Dreaming Is Dead Now out this week, South African-born musician and songwriter Doya Beardmore, known better by his stage name Skinny Pelembe, brings his socially conscious melting-pot of strange sounds to Headrow House. (TICKETS)

Fudge. @ Hyde Park Book Club, Saturday 25th May

Leeds-based quartet Fudge. play a triple-header with Wuzi and Mega Happy at the Hyde Park Book Club on Saturday night as part of the 360 Club’s series. Coming off the back of their second single ‘Not A Threat, Just A Warning’, released back in February, they deal in boisterous but intelligent punk-influenced rock anthems and have a very bright future! (TICKETS)

Open Mike Eagle @ Belgrave Music Hall, Sunday 26th May

Famous for his whip-smart sense of humour and sharp, socially conscious lyrics, Open Mike Eagle is a Chicago-born artist formerly known from the rap trio Thirsty Fish and California’s hip-hop collective Project Blown. He released his latest solo album Brick Body Kids Still Daydream in 2017 which you’re surely going to hear this Sunday night at Belgrave. Don’t hesitate to grab your tickets now! (TICKETS)

Dele Sosimi @ Headrow House, Sunday 26th May

A Nigerian-British musician, Dele Sosimi uses a unique blend of genres and influences to create his music – from Afrobeat, through funk grooves, African percussion to jazz instrumentation and solos, his compositions are vibrant, fun and powerful. Dele Sosimi is an untouchable force on the afro-funk music scene and one of the most exciting artists to visit Leeds this week. (TICKETS)

Mild Orange @ Headrow House, Monday 27th May

New Zealand-based Mild Orange released their debut album Foreplay in 2018, which the band produced and released independently. Appreciated for a feel-good vibe, soothing melodies and introspective lyrics, their music should be a spot on choice for a Monday night at Headrow House. (TICKETS)

Mush @ Brudenell Social Club, Friday 31st May (TICKETS)

Another Leeds band here, with Mush’s ascendancy going much faster than many other indie acts from the city. Their previous single ‘Gig Economy’ got airplay on 6Music last year, and their new Induction Party EP is coming at the end of the month. In fact, this gig at the Brudenell Social Club marks the launch party, so get yourself down there! (TICKETS)

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