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PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 13th-19th October

The Leeds live scene is one of the most lively and interesting on these islands, with practically every genre covered in venues huge and tiny. As if to prove that, this week saw the Brudenell Social Club picking up the Best Venue award at the Live UK Business Awards – a cosy and intimate venue that has live music virtually every single night of the year, and which has recently opened up its new Community Room.

Anyway, enough of the shameless love-in… here are our picks of the upcoming week for live gigs going on in Leeds!

Nadine Shah @ Brudenell Social Club, Friday October 13th

Having released Holiday Destination, one of the most distinctive guitar-based albums of the year so far late this summer and to which we awarded Best New Music, Nadine Shah is coming to the finest independent venue in the city. Politically and socially on-point, cool as fuck and with a ton of great songs to boot, tickets are rapidly disappearing for the show!

Buy tickets for Nadine Shah HERE!

Fickle Friends @ The Wardrobe, Tuesday October 17th

Brighton-based indie-poppers Fickle Friends have been plugging away at their career for what feels like forever, with two EPs and seemingly an entire album’s worth of singles already behind them since early 2014. Their long-awaited debut album is still set to drop in early 2018, and their stop-off at The Wardrobe represents a last chance to see them in a venue this intimate.

Buy tickets for Fickle Friends HERE!

Public Service Broadcasting @ Leeds O2 Academy, Thursday October 19th

One of the few notable success stories in British indie during the 2010s, the rise of Public Service Broadcasting continues apace. Their themed album series, based on a lithe, limber interpretation of funk and indie pockmarked by carefully selected audio samples evoking days spent in dusty libraries, continued with this summer’s Every Valley, which hit the UK Top Five and has yielded yet more critical acclaim (except that Quietus review…)

Buy tickets for Public Service Broadcasting HERE!

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