After the long Easter weekend, the live scene in Leeds is back to normal, only this time it seems a distinctly less freezing place to walk around in April. If you’re back to university early and are looking for great gigs in the fair city this week, here’s three we strongly recommend catching!
Let’s Eat Grandma @ Belgrave Music Hall, Saturday 7th April
Trading in a kind of mystical psych-pop that doesn’t sound like anybody else, Jenny Hollingworth and Rosa Walton of Let’s Eat Grandma are not only living up to but exceeding all those ‘promising new band’ tags from a few years ago. Their highly-rated debut album I, Gemini was one of the most distinctive musical highlights of 2016, and the two cuts released from its upcoming follow-up I’m All Ears show every sign that it’s going to do what all great sophomore albums should – challenge its audience, rather than mollify them. Catch a preview of the brand new material when they hit the Belgrave Music Hall on Saturday night.
Shame @ Brudenell Social Club, Tuesday 10th April
Leading the charge of British indie’s micro-revival in 2018, Shame are currently on a victory lap tour of the UK off the back of their successful debut album Songs Of Praise, which attracted brilliant reviews (including a Best New Music rating from us). The London-based four-piece sold out the intimate Brudenell Social Club for Tuesday night’s gig quite a while ago, but fingers crossed that somebody can’t go and sells their tickets – they’ll be headed for bigger venues very, very soon!
Gregory Porter @ First Direct Arena, Friday 13th April
Unquestionably one of the most characterful mainstream stars on the planet, bedecked in his trademark ear-and-chin-covering headwear, jazzman/soul singer Gregory Porter is to play the biggest venue in Leeds next Friday night, in support of his 2017 album of Nat King Cole covers.
Tags: Ed Biggs, Gigs of the Week, Gregory Porter, Leeds, Let's Eat Grandma, preview, Shame
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