Usually this time this week, we provide you with 3 brand-spanking new banging tunes for essential listening. This week though, we’re providing you with the ultimate guide to the best new music at Live at Leeds this weekend – including a few from our very own stage. So…
12pm @ The Chapel
Hartlepool post-indie connoisseurs have just been on tour with HAUS, with a set full to burst with anthemic riffs, get down early and start your day off right.
1pm @ Brudenell Social Club (DIY Main Stage)
Hometowners pop round the corner for their slot this weekend, think proper post-punk music influences but with excellent contemporary writing, Team Picture are garnering the support of 6Music and it won’t be long until they’re much higher on the bill.
2pm @ The Wardrobe
There is one correct way to get into Matt Maltese – and that’s to witness his sensational presence live on stage. If you appreciate beautiful songs about a mix of usual and not-so-usual topics, let Maltese take you to another dimension, just one man and his keyboard.
3pm @ Headrow House (TMB Stage)
Australian duo heavily influenced by UK garage think of our country as their second home, so come make them feel right at home during their set on Saturday. They don’t have a track with less than 100K plays on Soundcloud, the stats say it all.
5pm @ Headrow House (TMB Stage)
Smash the sounds of King Krule and Leon Bridges together, and you’ve kind of got Yellow Days, but it’s really so much more than that. Soulful and youthful, YD is sure to amaze this year.
6pm @ Leeds Beckett Union Stage 2
Dream-pop is a wonderful genre, but also a genre overshadowed with many a male. Fazerdaze fill the gaping hole in my heart for female-fronted bedroom pop perfectly, check them out and I’m sure they’ll do the exact same for you.
9pm @ Headrow House (TMB Stage)
The best live show I have witnessed in quite a long time, it’s difficult to describe without being cheesy, but all I can say is that it’s “all killer, no filler”. Watch out for ultimate tune ‘Levels’ and frontman Ashley Mulimba leaping into the crowd at regular intervals.
9pm @ Brudenell Social Club (DIY Main Stage)
Influenced by post-punk and girl power, Dream Wife are more gritty than dreamy and don’t seem to be the type of girls to get tied down. New single ‘Somebody’ is sure to be a set highlight as they promote individuality and self-respect “I am not my body, I’m somebody”.
11:45pm @ Brudenell Games Room (DIY NEU Stage)
2 girls from Berlin, 1 guitar, 1 bass (and a drummer for good measure) and you get Gurr. A live set full of twists and turns, each track so individual yet in keeping with their sound – a difficult feat, but absolutely incredible. Stick around late to catch them headline the DIY NEU Stage.