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PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 6th-12th April

Nicole Atkins @ Brudenell Social Club, Monday 8th April

Singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins combines influences of soul music and psychedelia in her songs with strength which is inspired by the personal battles and many challenging journeys that the artist has been through. Nevertheless, taught times did not stop Atkins from recording an excellent album, Goodnight Rhonda Lee from 2017, which she described as atmospheric, classic, but also triumphant. Atkins is an artist that has plenty to share through her music and she does it with her gripping, powerful voice, so drop by the Brudenell this week to get to know her a little bit better. (TICKETS)

Heir @ The Library, Wednesday 10th April

Heir are a local DIY band from Leeds who you might have already seen at Leeds & Reading Festival 2017, or heard their viral single ‘I’ll Pick You Up’ on BBC Introducing. Heir’s music is full of slick harmonies, vibrant instrumentation and catchy melodies, which is pretty much everything you’d want to hear from an upcoming pop band. Heir have also been touring intensively in the past couple of years, but this time they are coming back to their hometown of Leeds. Make sure to see them live his Wednesday at The Library! (TICKETS)

Beirut @ Leeds Town Hall, Thursday 11th April

One of the most compelling musical globetrotters of his generation, Zach Condon brings Beirut to Leeds Town Hall this week during the tour for the project’s latest studio album Gallipoli, released a couple of months back. Expect instrument swapping, precise musicianship and a diverse sonic patchwork of global sounds! (TICKETS)

Pup @ Brudenell Social Club, Thursday 11th April

A post-punk band from Toronto, Pup are high on energy, often angry, but also truthful and loving what they do and have to say with their music. Pup are also a Canadian treasure, one of the most beloved bands on the current post-punk scene, and surely one of the best. This week’s gig is already sold out, but definitely keep your eyes peeled for another chance to see Pup live!

These New Puritans @ Belgrave Music Hall, Friday 12th April

A rare opportunity to see one of the country’s boldest experimental outfits in an intimate setting. These New Puritans’ new album Inside The Rose, released just a couple of weeks ago and the recipient of a Best New Music ranking from us, picked up where the Barnett brothers left off six years back, and you can see it brought to life at the Belgrave Music Hall for around £15. What are you waiting for?? (TICKETS)

Fontaines D.C. @ Brudenell Social Club, Friday 12th April

Hailing from Dublin, Fontaines D.C.’s music is naturally influenced by the city – it is rebellious, modern and loud. The band’s clearly studied yet seemingly effortless post-punk demeanour is something that makes their message even more authentic and enticing, making Fontaines D.C. one of the most hyped Irish band in recent years. This week there’s also a one-of-a-kind chance to see them live in Leeds. Make sure to be at the Brudenell this Friday and don’t miss out! (TICKETS)

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