The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, July 28th-August 3rd

Queen Kwong @ Brudenell Social Club, Sunday 29th July

Queen Kwong, a.k.a. Carré Callaway, is an American indie rock artist who landed on the music scene after being discovered by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. She released her debut album Get A Witness in 2015, which was well received by the critics and praised for being emotionally stirring, both noisy and calming at the same time. Callaway took a break  from writing music after her first album, but soon enough she was back with her sophomore effort – a ghostly and bold Love Me To Death. In support of her second record, Queen Kwong is visiting Brudenell Social Club and shall bring true rock ‘n’ roll to Leeds this Sunday.

Earthless @ Brudenell Social Club, Tuesday 31th July

Earthless are a San Diego based rock trio “inspired by an eclectic mix of German krautrock and Japanese heavy blues-rock.” Often referred to as California’s loudest band, Earthless are not for the weak-spirited, but they should definitely satisfy those who are looking for a heavier, more noisy sound. The band’s music is also mostly instrumental and often improvised, which brings even more edge to their live performances. Earthless released their fourth album in March 2018 and are currently making a lot of noise around Europe and the UK, and more specifically, Leeds at Brudenell this Tuesday night.

Fehm @ Brudenell Social Club, Friday 3rd August

Fehm are a five-piece post-punk band from Leeds and one of the must-see stars of the city’s DIY music scene. Although their debut full-length album is still waiting to be released, Fehm have already left their mark with an impressive EP Circadian Life and a few interesting singles, including the recently released ‘Scarborough Warning’. They quote music from the 1980s as their main inspiration, from post-punk and goth to new wave, and even specifically reference the Roger Stevens building at Leeds Uni campus for their “Ballardian dystopia fix.” Fehm are also trying to incorporate new sounds and ideas into their upcoming debut album, some of which you might be able to hear live this Friday at Brudenell Social Club.

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