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PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, February 10th-16th

How apt, is it not, that as winter comes to an end so begins the flourishing for gigs in West Yorkshire? While in previous weeks our ‘Gigs of the Week’ feature has pretty much written itself, this week’s article sees a whole host of brilliant bands and soloists making the journey to Leeds making just the three recommendations that much tougher. As usual, we have a plethora of genres on show, so whether you be a fan of folk (Nick Hakim), rock (Cabbage) or something in between, we have you covered. So – let’s take a look at Leeds’ Gigs of the Week…

Spring King @ Brudenell Social Club, Sunday 11th February

If you don’t know who Spring King are by this point then you really haven’t been paying attention. On the back of support from BBC Radio 1 and Zane Lowe, the Macclesfield four-piece have flourished into stalwarts in the UK scene. With a frantic energy which has seen the group support Courtney Barnett and Kaiser Chiefs and a myriad of sing-along hits, this is one gig which should not be missed.

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HMLTD @ Belgrave Music Hall, Friday 16th February

If you think indie is boring, then you are yet to hear HMLTD. Eccentric in just about everything they do, HMLTD (formerly Happy Meal LTD) place just as much focus on their live show as they do their wonderful music. Their neo-noir glam take on indie has seen them become cult favourites across the UK, with their show at last year’s Great Escape already going down in the introducing festivals folklore. If all this sounds good to you, then head on down to the intimate Belgrave Music Hall and see what all the fuss is about.

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Public Access TV @ Brudenell Social Club, Friday 16th February

Or how about something from across the Atlantic in the shape of New York indie-rockers Public Access TV? There’s nothing much we can say that hasn’t already been said about the band; they are simply a force in indie. 2016’s album Never Enough remains one of the best indie albums of the decade and having perfected their live show in support of The Strokes, Weezer, The Killers, Dinosaur Jr, Pixies and Green Day. If you haven’t bought tickets to HMLTD, then this is the must-see show on a Friday night in Leeds.

Want a look at all the gigs in Leeds this week? Have a look at the gig guide here!

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