The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, August 24th-30th

This Must Be The Place @ Belgrave Music Hall & Headrow House, Saturday-Sunday 24-25th August

Returning for its fourth year, local promoters Super Friendz throw their annual indie blowout across two days in two venues in the city centre of Leeds this Bank Holiday. Held between the Belgrave Music Hall and Headrow House, the 2019 edition of This Must Be The Place features a headline set on the Saturday from former Coral guitarist and songwriter Bill Ryder-Jones, with sets from Brighton-based newcomers Squid and Our Girl, American punk act Tacocat and the acclaimed B.C. Camplight in support – plus brilliant local band Jellyskin!

The following day, the deliciously twisted pop of Let’s Eat Grandma tops the bill, with indie stars Pixx and Self Esteem (a.k.a. former Slow Club star Rebecca Taylor), modern shoegaze act Toy, British newcomer Nilüfer Yanya and BBC 6 Music playlist stars Pottery and Team Picture providing support. Significantly better than the dire Leeds festival line-up, but tickets are very nearly gone! (TICKETS)

Cate Le Bon @ LUU Riley Smith Theatre, Wednesday 28th August

Currently enjoying the biggest exposure of her acclaimed career with the recent news that her new fifth album Reward has been nominated for the 2019 Mercury Prize, Cate Le Bon’s UK tour calls in at Leeds on Wednesday night. Upgraded from the Brudenell Social Club to the Riley Smith Theatre at Leeds Uni, her distinctive music spans rock, pop and folk. (TICKETS)

Skunk Anansie @ Leeds O2 Academy, Friday 30th August

They headlined Glastonbury Festival exactly 20 years ago, at the peak of their powers following the release of their third album Post Orgasmic Chill, but Skunk Anansie’s name often gets cruelly forgotten when many of us think of the Nineties. Dealing in crushing riffs, confrontational rock theatrics and fronted by the iconic Skin – the first black woman to headline Worthy Farm actually, Beyonce… – they didn’t particularly fit the Britpop narrative. They’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of their foundation with a UK tour, which swings in to Leeds on Friday night. (TICKETS)

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