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

The news stories may be showing that the festival season is rapidly taking shape ahead of us, but as it’s still winter out there, it’s good to be indoors for a gig. Check out these three great gigs coming up in Leeds this week!

Iglooghost @ Headrow House, Saturday 17th February

Seamus Malliagh’s first widely released album under his Iglooghost moniker, Neō Wax Bloom, quietly did the business last year. The record was so weird that Wikipedia lists one of his genres as ‘wonky’, a catch-all term for the constantly unstable and disintegrating beats of the music. Iglooghost may be just a small part of a wider firmament of cutting-edge artists clustered around FlyLo’s Brainfeeder imprint, but it’s a rare opportunity to see such an unusual artist in the flesh in such small environs. Don’t miss out!

CORRECTION: This performance has now been cancelled and re-arranged for Sunday, 4th March.

Baxter Dury @ Belgrave Music Hall, Monday 19th February

The son of the legendary Ian, Baxter Dury is not only a talented musician himself, but has been making music infrequently, under the radar, for over 15 years. It was only in 2017, though, when his music received some serious coverage, with his fifth album Prince Of Tears getting heavy rotation on BBC 6Music and performing well on the critics’ end of year lists. Catch him live at the Belgrave Music Hall to start off the working week in style!

Alvvays @ Church, Wednesday 21st February

Canadian indie-poppers Alvvays have quietly become one of the most well-received bands on the live circuit, with their jangle-pop-influenced music focussing on sharp, prominent melodies and the flexible vocals of Molly Rankin. Touring their second album Antisocialites in the UK currently, they stop off at Church, near the University of Leeds, for what’s sure to be a well-drilled and exciting performance.

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