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PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, January 20th-26th

After the Christmas break, the live scene in Leeds is getting back into full swing with another week of music. On this week’s edition we see some LA folk, a Toronto songstress and, a tad more local, a Liverpool four-piece. Leeds may never be able to be the official European city of culture thanks to Brexit, but we can still offer our fair share to the music scene. It’s time to lose those extra Christmas pounds, get to your local venue and dance the night away with these remarkable acts.

Lord Huron @ Brudenell Social Club, Saturday January 20th

One of January’s gigs of the month comes in the shape of L.A.-based folk group Lord Huron. Led ably by the radiant Ben Schneider, the group continues to tour the excellent Strange Tails from 2015, a record indebted to the sound of Americana as we are taken on a winding journey of gorgeous guitars and melodies. If that all sounds good, then it gets even better with the news that Flyte will be in support for the set at the Brudenell Social Club. So if you’re wondering what to do with your Saturday night, look no further than a night at Leeds’ best venue.

The Night Cafe @ The Chapel, Tuesday January 23rd

Liverpool band The Night Café have been building quite the name for themselves in recent years with their energetic sound, so it only makes sense that we highlight the Scouse foursome now as they set off on the opening night of their UK tour in Leeds. Last June the group confirmed themselves as student favourites with their aggressive indie-pop sound on debut EP Get Away From The Feeling, a 14-minute jolt of ferocious guitars and catchy melodies which saw them go on to support The Wombats and Blaenavon. Tickets are scarce for the entire tour, so you may struggle to scavenge any remaining places, but if you see one going then you should get going yourself.

The Weather Station @ Brudenell Social Club, Thursday January 25th

Was Lord Huron not enough folk for you? Well, head back to the Brudenell on Thursday night for the excellent music of Tamara Lindeman, aka The Weather Station. It’s been a long journey to get here, but on her fourth, self-titled release from 2017, it seems Lindeman has finally broken through with her excellent Laura Marling-esque sound. Not one to shy away from experimenting with her gorgeous vocals and production, Thursday promises to be a brilliantly fun night. So head on down to the Brudenell, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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