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PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, August 4th-10th

The gig calendar may be a little sparser than usual in the height of summer, what with festivals and all, but there’s a decent handful of great shows happening in Leeds. They might all be in the same place this time, but all three below are worth catching.

Bishop Nehru @ Brudenell Social Club, Tuesday 7th August

American rapper Markel Scott, also known as Bishop Nehru, may be a new name to many on this side of the Atlantic, recently having broken through to national airplay with infectious jazz-influenced single ‘Rooftops’ earlier this year on 6Music. However, his production history goes back to 2009, and he’s worked in collaboration with the likes of MF Doom, Madlib and DJ Premier in addition to releasing a clutch of mixtapes and EPs in the last half-decade. Be sure to see this eye-catching talent when he plays the Brudenell Social Club this Tuesday! (TICKETS)

Deerhoof @ Brudenell Social Club, Tuesday 7th August

If hip-hop’s not your thing, the Brudenell is spoiling you for choice on Tuesday night, with long-running indie-pop outfit Deerhoof playing in the venue’s other room. Dealing in sugary, noise-coated alternative rock for the best part of a quarter of a century, the group are – somewhat amazingly – not actually promoting any confirmed new album as yet. They released their 14th album Mountain Moves this time last year, to predictably solid acclaim. (TICKETS)

READ MORE: Deerhoof // ‘Mountain Moves’ [album review]

Slaughter & The Dogs @ Brudenell Social Club, Friday 10th August

Yes, yes, we know it’s a triple-header for the Brudenell this week, but frankly, no other venues are putting on anything remotely decent. It’s a toss-up between this and The Sugarhill Gang on Wednesday, but Slaughter & The Dogs represents a chance to see one of punk’s original progenitors in action. Always unfancied and certainly profoundly unfashionable, and more at the glam-rock edges of first-wave punk, their iconic single ‘Cranked Up Really High’ was one of 1977’s more popular tracks, and made them Manchester’s first band to release an independent single. Catch the reformed band on Friday night! (TICKETS)

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