Our pick of the best live music in Leeds going on this week – 7th-13th October – including Sivu, Fakear and the Marsden Jazz Festival.
Ahead of the Mercury Prize 2017, we preview the shortlisted nominees and look at the history of the award.
Maxïmo Park are to close out 2017’s Live At Leeds festival at the O2 Academy on Sunday night.
Live At Leeds is a quintessential example of having the opportunity to see the freshest acts in music take steps towards stardom. So, to get into the spirit, let’s take a look at 6 of the emerging acts you must see at Live At Leeds 2017!
Southampton-based trio Band Of Skulls are heading up north next Thursday in the first of their seven UK dates this October. Playing Leeds University’s Stylus, the band’s much-anticipated tour follows the release of their fourth album, By Default. Russell and co. seem to have an affinity with Leeds, returning to the city after their appearance at Live at Leeds in April, where they secured (and fulfilled) a spot just behind
by Ollie Rankine Now having sunk into the depths of September, music fanatics across Britain are once again engulfed by the dreary beginnings of the autumn months. Although summer is at an end with the festival season having now drawn its final breath, we are somewhat comforted by the arrival of one of Britain’s most distinguished annual music awards, the Mercury Prize. Ignoring any notion of album sales or material statistics,
by Ed Biggs Once described by Q magazine as “the biggest cult band in the UK”, there’s something comfortingly authentic about The Cribs’ career trajectory over the 15 years since their formation. Jobbing it round the nation’s toilet circuits year after year and building up their fanbase with records that improved as time went on, the Jarman brothers’ path to critical and commercial success is an increasingly rare one in 2016,
by John Tindale & Hannah Binns The annual Live At Leeds indie and pop marathon is due to celebrate its tenth instalment. Named in honour of The Who’s seminal live album of the same name, recorded in the unlikely environment of what is now the Leeds University refectory, for the past decade the city-wide event has dedicated itself to showcasing the best up-and-coming acts in the British music scene and beyond.
by Matthew Langham So it’s nearly upon us – Leeds’ city-wide music festival returns for its 2015 edition on the first May bank holiday (1st-4th May), spread across 23 stages throughout the city. Let’s hope the weather’s nice! In years gone by, Live At Leeds has hosted the likes of Disclosure, George Ezra, The Maccabees, Clean Bandit, Sam Smith, Royal Blood and Catfish & The Bottlemen before they broke it really big.
by Lauren James How do you like your metal? Thrashy? Doomy? Industrial? Or perhaps you demand that it be served from a longboat with side dishes of battle anthems and a very peculiar kind of headbanging? This unique combo belongs to none other than Sweden’s Amon Amarth, who’ll be invading Leeds University’s Stylus with their legendary live show tomorrow night. The headbanging, of course, refers to the hirsute five-piece’s trademark