“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
From the recently opened arena to a fully functional church, Leeds is home to an eclectic mix of venues amongst the best in the country. Every night of the week these stages are abuzz with big name acts or showcasing up and coming artists. With such an array of musical talent descending on the city, Leeds offers an amazing opportunity to watch your all time favourites as well as uncover unknown gems.
To help you through the plethora of sound that is the Leeds music scene, we scratched the surface of the cities gig listings and put together a mix of what you can expect on the Leeds music circuit.
Heaven’s Basement – Cockpit, March 16th
Full of energy and heavy on the guitar, this British rock band is undertaking their first full length European headline tour. Their new album, Filthy Empire, showcases infectiously catchy anthems including “Fire, Fire” which the band hopes will satisfy old and new fans alike.
Racing Glaciers – Cockpit, March 20th
Recently snapped up by Turn First Artists who manage acts such Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding, this Liverpool Quintet are set to make their way onto the music radar with their new track “New Country”. Take the chance to be able to say you saw this UK indie pop outfit before they hit the big time.
Young Knives – Brudenell Social Club, March 24th
From the show biz sounding town of Ashby De La Zouch, Young Knives are back with their new album, Sick Octave. Brace yourself for a slightly odd evening as the band has informed fans to expect a little bit of tweed, some nudity and a lot of screaming.
Salsa Celtica – Belgrave, March 29th
If you have ever wondered what Cuban salsa crossed with a hint of Scotland sounds like, then look no further. Think a blend of percussion and bagpipes and you are probably there, although surprisingly it actually works. A truly unique band well worth watching as they play their first UK gig in over 3 years.
Deaf Havana – O2 Academy Leeds, April 3rd
After the amazing success of their October tour, the band announced that they would be playing at Leeds 02 as part of a ten date tour in April. One of the best exports from Norfolk since Alan Patridge, tickets to see this alternative rock band are sure to snapped up fast.
Augustines – Cockpit, April 10th
With a triumphant first album under their belt, Augustines are back, if not slightly reinvented. Formerly known as We Are Augustines the band produced most of their new sound whilst travelling and hope that the freedom they enjoyed on the road comes across in their joyous chants.