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PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, April 21st-27th

The sun is out, summer is here and everyone is finally up for leaving their house and exploring the world for another two week summer which will have inevitably ended by the time you read this. Still, we are in a good mood here at The Student Playlist and with good reason; we’ve got gigs, gigs and more gigs coming up! So let’s preview another week of sound in the city where on this week’s edition we celebrate (in our opinion) the best venue in the UK.

(An honourable mention goes out to The Streets at the O2 Academy on Monday)

Ought @ Brudenell Social Club – Saturday 21st April

It’s taken a while, but Ought seem to have finally broken through into the mindsets of the populace. It’s no surprise why – their dark and wild guitar work is mesmerizing and on new album Room Inside The World the Canadians have taken their prowess to new levels. With support from Drahla and Mush, head on down to the Brudenell Social Club and see a band which only last month we described as “the vanguard of the post-punk revival”. Enjoy.

Gengahr @ Brudenell Social Club – Sunday 22nd April

One night at the Brudenell wasn’t enough? Well, how about a second night of merriment with one of the most exciting indie-pop bands the UK has produced in recent memory. Gengahr enthralled us on their debut record with sun-drenched sound, now three years wiser they’ve continued to take their sound in interesting directions on March’s Where Wildness Grows. They’ve long been a favourite of ours, so don’t miss out on what promises to be a night to remember.

Vessels @ Canal Mills – Friday 27th April

Fancy something a bit different? Then head down to Canal Mills (in association with the Brudenell) for a night curated by one of the more interesting groups Leeds has to offer in Vessels. By combining post-rock with innovative electronic sounds on last year’s The Great Distraction, they’ve managed to create a sound full their own that is as refreshing as it is brilliant. With support from the brilliant Laminate Pet Animal (who supported Crystal Castles in 2016) as well as a plethora of other great acts, this will no doubt be a Friday night to remember.

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