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PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, March 17th-23rd

Winter might feel like it’s never going to end, but to keep you indoors, warm and up to date with the best music on offer in the city, here’s the three best gigs happening in Leeds this week!

Tune-Yards @ Church, Saturday 17th March

Having taken a substantial break from music, Merrill Garbus recently served up her most interesting and divisive Tune-Yards album in the shape of I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life. But although its themes are internalised and interrogatory where previous releases have been declaratory, the party vibe is still there. European tour calls in at Leeds’ Church venue on Saturday night, representing a chance to see a modern indie icon in the flesh.

Sigrid @ Leeds University, Tuesday 20th March

Norwegian-born singer Sigrid’s career has continued to go from strength to strength ever since the release of ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ almost a year ago. After a string of fantastic singles and scooping the prestigious BBC Sound of 2018 award, her self-titled second EP is set to come out later in 2018, along with a new single ‘Raw’. All of this is accompanied by what’s set to be Sigrid’s biggest tour yet, which comes to Leeds Uni in midweek.

Baths @ Brudenell Social Club, Thursday 22nd March

Will Wiesenfeld’s third Baths album Romaplasm proved to be a very late contestant for the best of 2017 list, full of intelligently placed lyrical references to anime, video games and general nerd culture but also a musical umbrella under which all sorts of ideas and influences could co-exist and mingle in a textured whole. The intimacy of the Brudenell Social Club is the ideal setting for Wiesenfeld, with his banks of laptops and samplers, to attempt to bring all that to life.

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