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PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 11th-17th November

Another week, another generous clutch of great gigs coming up in Leeds this week – check out our four recommended shows coming up between Saturday 11th-Friday 17th November!

Cigarettes After Sex @ LUU Stylus, Monday November 13th

Ambient pop quartet Cigarettes After Sex have been going ever since 2008, but have taken nine years to evolve from Greg Gonzalez’s college bedroom project to fully-functioning band. Derived from European influences as much as hazy blues, tracks from their self-titled debut album have been getting accumulating hype at an ever greater pace throughout 2017. They perform at the Leeds Uni Union on Monday!

Read our review of ‘Cigarettes After Sex’ here, and buy tickets here!

Run The Jewels + Danny Brown @ Leeds O2 Academy, Wednesday November 15th

Two of the most wildly acclaimed hip-hop acts to have emerged over the last five years embark on a joint-headline tour of the UK. Run The Jewels, as well as picking up Pitchfork’s Album of the Year in 2014, got a shot of publicity when Jeremy Corbyn introduced them to the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, and released a third self-titled record in January. Danny Brown’s own Atrocity Exhibition was one of the best records of 2016 – so this should be a bumper evening.

Read our review of ‘Run The Jewels 3’ here, and buy tickets here!

Royal Blood @ First Direct Arena, Friday November 17th

Following the chart-topping success of their sophomore effort How Did We Get So Dark? earlier this year, Royal Blood are embarking on a victory lap of the UK filling some pretty big arenas. But, for all alternative rock and post-hardcore fanatics, there is particular appeal in the evening’s support act – the reformed At The Drive-In, who released a first new album in 17 years earlier in 2017.

Read our review of ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ here, and buy tickets here!

Marika Hackman @ The Wardrobe, Friday November 17th

If the arena-filling, balls-to-the-wall rock of Royal Blood doesn’t take your fancy next Friday, then Marika Hackman at the Wardrobe across town might be more your sort of thing. For fans of innovative English folk and skewed indie in the vein of PJ Harvey and Laura Marling, 25 year old Hackman released her second album I’m Not Your Man back in June, her debut for the prestigious Sub Pop, to huge critical acclaim. This show could be a last chance to see such a rising talent in such a small space!

Buy tickets for Marika Hackman’s gig here!

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