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Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 3rd-9th November

Drinks @ Brudenell Social Club, Monday 5th November

Drinks have played at Brudenell Social Club just two months ago, but it wouldn’t stop us from seeing this unconventional duo for the second time. They are easily one of the most interesting musical projects out there, a collaborative effort of two well-regarded neo-psych artists, Tim Presley of White Fence, and briefly, The Fall, and Welsh singer-songwriter Cat Le Bon. Together they have released two full-length albums so far, Hermits On Holiday (2015) and Hippo Lite (2018), which you will be able to enjoy in a live setting this coming Monday.

Neko Case @ Brudenell Social Club, Wednesday 7th November

Neko Case is an American singer-songwriter, known for her smoky, sophisticated vocals, as well as her unique poetic sensibility. Her seventh solo LP, Hell On, which she releases earlier this year, turned out to be an eclectic yet completely cohesive record, an exemplary work of Neko Case’s storytelling abilities. This natural charisma and powerful presence are even more evident when Neko Case is on the stage – that’s when she lets go of any inhibitions and shows her true potential. Neko Case is coming to the Brudenell Social Club this Wednesday, be sure to grab your tickets!

Parquet Courts @ Church, Wednesday 7th November

Parquet Courts formed in 2010 in Brooklyn and since then have already released five albums, the last one being the musically bold and unambiguously political Wide Awake!  from earlier this year. The punk-rock quartet is definitely one of the best bands in their genre right now, something that they confirmed not only with their most recent record but also with the undeniably enthusiastic reaction to their live performances. Parquet Courts are engaging, lively and almost feverish when they see the adrenaline that electrifies their fans during a concert. They’re a band that cannot be missed so make sure to grab your tickets for the Wednesday show at Church!

First Aid Kit @ O2 Academy, Thursday 8th November

Sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg are a Swedish indie folk duo who have been performing as First Aid Kit for the past ten years. Their latest album, Ruins, was influenced by different emotional struggles that both artists had gone through, from breakups to the overall exhaustion caused by the life on tour. Nevertheless, First Aid Kit proved that they are not only resilient but also a true powerhouse of the folk music scene. Fully dedicated to their sound, the Scandinavian sisters sound majestic and harmonious while playing live, which should guarantee a very special evening at the O2 Academy this Thursday.


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