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PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 19th-25th January

The Wave Pictures @ Brudenell Social Club, Monday 21st January

Off the back of two pretty excellent albums within 12 months in 2018, Loughborough’s The Wave Pictures aren’t letting up on their impressive work ethic as 2019 commences. Hitting the Brudenell Social Club this week as part of a tour in support of the second of those two albums, Look Inside Your Heart, their doomed provincial romanticism has been an unmissable live draw for over a decade-and-a-half now. Don’t miss it! (TICKETS)

Video for The Wave Pictures’ latest single ‘Shelly’

The Streets @ O2 Academy Leeds, Tuesday 22nd January

Mike Skinner’s triumphant, emotional tour of the UK under his most well-known moniker The Streets begins its second lap this year, this time with at least one new track, ‘Call Me In The Morning’, under his belt. While tickets are pretty pricey, upwards of £45, The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light tour represents a chance to see one of the most distinctive voices in British music in the Noughties up close and personal. Let’s just hope he sticks to the first two albums… (TICKETS)

Mike Skinner performing ‘Turn The Page’ for BBC One’s ‘Sounds Like Friday Night’

Fucked Up @ Belgrave Music Hall, Wednesday 23rd January

Canadian hardcore punks Fucked Up delivered one of the most bracing and ambitious records of 2018, with the conceptual double LP Dose Your Dreams, which was a return to the days of mass critical praise from a decade ago that saw them win the 2009 Polaris Prize for second record The Chemistry Of Common Life. An intimate setting at the Belgrave Music Hall should make for a breathtaking experience! (TICKETS)

Fucked Up performing ‘Normal People’ live in 2018

Dilly Dally @ Headrow House, Thursday 24th January

Another Canadian outfit currently touring Britain are alternative rockers Dilly Dally, who are plugging their sophomore album Heaven, released late last year. It’s the well-received follow-up to their 2015 Sore, which was nominated for the country’s Polaris Prize the following year and the Juno Awards in 2017 and gave fresh impetus to the well-worn and familiar grunge sound. (TICKETS)

A full concert from Dilly Dally for Canadian station CBC in 2018

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