Leeds just keeps growing as a national music venue, but it’s not without its home-grown talent. Here are more dates which might appeal:
Inhaler on 21 February at Leeds Beckett Students’ Union
A devoted fan base has developed for Inhaler, their singles being streamed over 7 million times. Their lyrics about the young finding their way really connect with their generation. “I’m just trying to write about the joy of being alive, being a teenager, and the bad things that can come with that. I don’t like it to be all happy, I don’t like it to be all sad,” says frontman Hewson.
The Script on 21 February at First Direct
After 6 billion streams, 30 million single sales, 10.8 million album sales, over 12 million monthly Spotify listeners and 1.8 million ticket sales, Irish alt-pop trio The Script embarked upon a new chapter last November with the release of their new album ‘Sunsets & Full Moons’. The first single The Last Time ‘ is the unmistakable sound of The Script, with Danny O’Donoghue (vocals, piano, guitar), Mark Sheehan (vocals, guitars) and Glen Power (drums) creating the inclusive, uplifting songwriting that helped them become an arena-filling band with a fervent fan base the world over.
Hands Off Gretel on 27 February at The Brudenell
In anticipation of their recently announced headline tour for Spring 2020 and THE ANGRY EP, to be released on their own Puke Pop Records on 6 March, HANDS OFF GRETEL have revealed a new video single for MILK, from their 2019 album I WANT THE WORLD.
You can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XqgzRZy0BE
Band member Lauren Tate said: “Milk is a song I wrote about animal exploitation, which is something I’m so passionate about raising awareness of. I’d say it’s one of the heaviest songs we play live and a personal favourite because it means so much and the lyrics deeply resonate with me. The imagery in the video portrays animal testing and shows myself and Becky covered with meat cuts. The industry is full of vile practices and seeing that in human form will hopefully help people make the connection. I wrote the song about animals, and although this can be related to all forms of exploitation, I wanted the video to be a bold statement: ‘Not your mother, not your milk’.”
Ivory Wave on 27 February at 02
“Encapsulates everything that the Midlands is about – hope, aspirations and the gritty reality of youth.”–BBC Introducing
“They’re both anthemic & confrontational…Tune in now.” – CLASH
“Ivory Wave are ones to watch.”– Metro
“They’re going places, fast.”– This Feeling
The Sherlocks on 27 February at 02 Academy
About their new album, Under Your Sky (https://TheSherlocks.lnk.to/UnderYourSkyPR) :
“Kiaran Crook is becoming a poetic lyricist…Foremost, the 11 highly anthemic songs all have arena-sized choruses, which deserve to be widely heard and loudly sung.” Guardian
“Ambitious and powerful, the sky’s the limit with these ballsy tunes.” Daily Star
“40 minutes of anthemic indie-pop bangers. The Sherlocks have taken their sound to the next level. …it’s nothing short of brilliant.” DORK
“Anthemic…The Sherlocks are destined for stadiums.” LOUDER THAN WAR
Feature photograph is Inhaler.