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PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 9th-15th March

Sleaford Mods @ Leeds University, Saturday 9th March

Sleaford Mods’ minimalistic yet revolutionary combination of punk attitude and homemade beats have allowed Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn to become one of Britain’s most original bands, scoring a UK Top Ten album with Eton Alive last week. Witty lyrics, that are also extremely relatable and often politically astute, make their music compelling and incredibly distinctive. On stage, the Nottingham duo is also splendid – they have a sense of humour and boldness that not many acts out there can offer, and they deliver it in an unrefined manner. Although this week’s show in Leeds is sold out now we still can’t recommend enough seeing Sleaford Mods live!

Both Sides Now feat. Beth Orton @ Leeds College of Music, Monday 11th March

A Mercury nominated artist, and a former BRIT Award winner, Beth Orton is one of the most accomplished and renowned musicians in Britain, also known for her inventive blend of folk and electronic music. Orton will be performing as a part of Both Sides Now, an initiative which aims to inspire and support women in music across the North of England, at this year’s edition of Sounds Like THIS Festival. It would be a shame not to see her play live this week, so drop by the Leeds College of Music on Monday to enjoy her performance. (TICKETS)

Iglooghost @ Belgrave Music Hall, Thursday 14th March

Seamus Malliagh, aka Iglooghost, is a producer and a visual artist, a combination that already promises something more than just another, generic electronic music act. Malliagh’s productions are full of technical complexities, which add a hyperactive and maximalist dimension to his tracks, offering a one of a kind perspective on modern musicianship. If that’s something that speaks to you then check out Iglooghost this week at Belgrave Music Hall, it should be an interesting one! (TICKETS)

Bob Mould Band @ Brudenell Social Club, Friday 15th March

Bob Mould began his career as a member of Minneapolis-based punk band Hüsker Dü, after which he moved on to focus on his solo career in 1989. He quickly became one of the alternative scene’s most beloved artists, who was always experimenting with his sound and keeping his listeners on their toes. Mould recently released his 13th solo studio album Sunshine Rock, a record which he claims to be deeply personal and inspired by Berlin, a city that allowed him to discover new environments and which had a huge influence on his music. Come to see an indie legend play live this Friday at the Brudenell! (TICKETS)

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