Fresh Jive 20th Anniversary Part 1
Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

Fresh Jive 20th Anniversary Part 1

20 years!! A special 2 part event hosted by Fresh Jive. Dance circles day and night, live hip-hop in the Sedgwick Avenue room 2. Get ready for that electric atmosphere you can always expect at
Fresh Jive. 

Dance circles day and night with:
World Bboy Champ DJ Junk
Bboy 10 Tonn
T-Breaks v DJ Lubi

Sedgwick Avenue live room is
hosted by J Bravo, 
DJ Agent M and friends
Kockee K
El-P
Daddy Abe
And more tbc

Part 1 tickets out now! 

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Take A Northern Writer Home
Jun
24
4:00 PM16:00

Take A Northern Writer Home

Come join us for a day of celebrating our growing collection of northern writing, and all the great writing / writers about, north of the M25. 

Our Yorkshire writing section includes some of our favourite faces, including Yorkshire faves Clare Fisher, James Oddy & Richard Smyth.

But the section is growing, thanks to our collaboration with everyone's favourite organiser Fiona Gell and has now swelled to include some of our non - Yorkshire, northern, writing brethren. 

Join us for a day of celebration, with readings from Clare Fisher, James Oddy, Gaia Holmes, Chris O'Connor (Life is Sketchy / Red Ladder Theatre Company), Strix Leeds, Lynn Bauman, Ali Harper & Anna Chilvers.

Family Friendly!

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Suitcase Sale, Fundraiser For Unity Day
Jul
1
11:00 AM11:00

Suitcase Sale, Fundraiser For Unity Day

A suitcase sale as a Unity Day fundraiser, like a boot sale, but you don't need a car, just turn up with a suitcase of stuff you want to sell and it's on, if you are interested in selling, please get in touch. Tables provided just bring your case or cases.
There will of course be drinks and food it's a great bar.
So come raise some money for a very important festival That happens every year in Leeds.

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Cameron Vale + Slow Loris
Jul
3
8:00 PM20:00

Cameron Vale + Slow Loris

We have stoked the fires of the Vale machine and now send forth the cosmic buglers to announce that we will be playing at Hyde Park Book Club alongside the menacing Slow Loris!

Listen to Slow Loris here: https://slowloris.bandcamp.com/releases

We will be heralding the arrival of our soon to be released single. Come and celebrate nice with us! 

Entry is £5 INCLUDING a download of the single we will be releasing shortly after the gig. Make sure you put your email down on the list once you get in and we will send you a lovely shiny download code.

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Driverless Cars: On A Road to Nowhere W / Christian Wolmar
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

Driverless Cars: On A Road to Nowhere W / Christian Wolmar

Christian Wolmar is a writer and broadcaster specialising in transport. He will discuss his recent book, 'Driverless Cars: On A Road to Nowhere' (Perspectives, 2018) which challenges the view that driverless cars will necessarily usher in a utopian future. We will explore the possible impact of autonomous vehicles on transport and ask how governments should approach this technology.

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Open Turntables
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Open Turntables

Open Turntables, play your records to your friends. Every 2nd Friday of the month.
All musical styles and tastes welcomed with free tuition for new folks or those getting back into it all. Perfect way to showcase your skills to the venue if you have hopes of putting on your own event.

Tonij Leighton hosts, keeping time and offering guidance where required. We've had a fine mix of Indie, Hip Hop, Easy Listening, Dub, Reggae, Afro Beats, Rare Asian Groove, Techno and indefinable Tate Modern styles to date.... Whatever you want to play, book in, bring your friends and enjoy the HPBC vibe.

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Before Breakfast / Dead Slow Hoot / Oh Papa / Van Houten
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Before Breakfast / Dead Slow Hoot / Oh Papa / Van Houten

Four of South Yorkshire's finest soft rock bands are coming together at Hyde Park Book Club for a night of goose-bump-inducing, chin stroking, high brow entertainment. The acts are currently listed in alphabetical order because we'll be pulling the lineup out of a hat on the night!

Before Breakfast:

Currently supporting the release of their first EP 'Sticky Sweet' with huge recent shows at The Albert Hall, Manchester and the O2 Sheperd's Bush, this supergroup deliver devastatingly personal lyrics through intricate vocal harmonies and sparse instrumentation. 

For fans of Jesca Hoop, Bat For Lashes, C Duncan and The Roches.

https://beforebreakfast.bandcamp.com/album/sticky-sweet
https://www.facebook.com/beforebreakfastmusic/

Dead Slow Hoot:

Bittersweet, melancholy, anthemic alt rock made in Sheffield.

Dead Slow Hoot combine poetic lyricism with rich musical textures and sparse sonic landscapes to fill your ears with melancholy musings. Critically acclaimed by the likes of BBC Radio 6 Music, Backseat Mafia and English Rain Records.

https://deadslowhoot.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/deadslowhoot/

Oh Papa:

Sheffield's resident lounge lizards. Smooth indie rock served over ice with a dark ale chaser. Recent shows include a tour in suuport of the legendary Shonen Knife.

For fans of Whitney, Richard Hawley, Mac Demarco and The Walkmen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtTzNQfW2WM
https://www.facebook.com/ohpapaband/

Van Houten:

Shoegaze superstars from Leeds matching delicate chords with sweet textures and lovesick lyrics. Recent shows include a support slot for Jay Som, and an appearance at the Clue Records Xmas Showcase.

For fans of Mac Demarco, Happyness, Pavement and Deerhunter

https://soundcloud.com/van-houten-877088644/sets/little-dreamer
https://www.facebook.com/VanHoutenband/

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Enter The Smoke Room
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

Enter The Smoke Room

ENTER THE SMOKE ROOM

Are you bored of the usual, fancy a change?

Get yourself down to Hyde Park BookClub on the 23rd July! Expose yourself to the non-ordinary! Come feast your eyes and ears and enjoy a night of drinks, art and live entertainment.

Music:
Presenting Shaku (+ Guests)
Shaku will be providing us with tasty tunes and general wackiness. Straight from the deep sonic oceans, this local six-piece is sure to fulfil all your heart's desires! Seamlessly blending groovy bluesy rock with jazz fusion/progressive/funk

Art:
Presenting Ben Kay
Ben Kay will be enhancing this mythical experience by stimulating the senses and making the vibes flow with his transcendent abstract paintings and dreamy landscape prints. If you want to capture lightning in a bottle and prolong the high, all art & prints will be available for sale.

Immerse yourself in this wiggy evening of art, music and booze

Don’t miss out! Exist in our reality…

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Iona Lane & Robert Lane
Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

Iona Lane & Robert Lane

Iona Lane is a folk singer, musician and songwriter from Lancaster who is currently based in Leeds.

Iona has released three EPs. Her latest EP, ‘Pockets’ was nominated for ‘Best EP’ in FATEA Annual Awards 2017.

Iona has supported a range of artists around the country. Highlights include: Edgelarks (Downend Folk Club, Bristol), Iona Fyfe (Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry), The Askew Sisters (Uxbridge Folk Club, London), Ken Nicol (Christ Church, Glasson), Luke Jackson (Lancaster Castle, Lancaster), Blair Dunlop (Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal), Larkin Poe (The Convent, Stroud), State Of The Union: Boo Hewerdine and Brooke Williams (Acoustic Roots, Wigan), Joe McCorristion (The Yorkshire House, Lancaster), James Kirby (Lancaster).

Headline shows have included EP launches, embarking on a short London tour in August 2017: Folkroom Fortnightly at The Harrison (King’s Cross); The Gladstone Arms (Southwark); and The Spice of Life (Soho). In spring 2018 Iona embarked on village hall tour with Kate Howden.

Iona has played at a number of events/festivals, including: Solfest (2016 and 2017), Lancaster Music Festival (2016 and 2017) and a few open sets at Cambridge Folk Festival (2015 and 2016).

Iona played live on BBC Radio Lancashire on the 2nd April 2016, and appeared on BBC North West Tonight on 3rd June 2016. I appeared as a guest on James Fraser’s Mystery Hour on Beyond Radio in April 2017. A track from Iona's latest EP, 'Pockets' was played by BBC Introducing in Lancashire in January 2018.

Iona was part of FATEA’s Summer Showcase 2015, appeared on BBC North West Tonight for BBC Music Day 2016 and is endorsed by Tanglewood Guitars.

"IONA LANE treats us to a short set of Joni-flecked indie folk. The five tracks were lovely, simple and acoustic but the highlight was yet another song that transported the Frenchay faithful to a different place. Her version of the traditional The Loch Tay Boat Song stopped time. Scots to its very bones and seriously beautiful. An utter treat." - Gavin McNamara, Downend Folk Club (2018)

"The music was lovely... Something really special. Iona's voice was at its very best singing both traditional and modern folk songs as well as gorgeous harmonies for Kate.” - Tony Birch, FATEA (2018)

"It will interesting to watch Iona's progress as she moves towards her debut album." - Gary Smith, Laurel Canyon Music (2017)

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Robert Lane is a singer songwriter based in the UK. He released Only a Flight Away on the 27th of April. This is Robert’s third record following his self-titled debut album and his 2016 extended EP Ends and Starts.

Fatea Magazine have described Only a Flight Away as “an outstanding release…one of the first essential albums of 2018" and the album has been album of the week or featured album on several radio shows.

Robert has toured extensively in the UK as a support for artists including Jenn Bostic, Sarah Darling, Nell Bryden and Bob Fox. His spring 2018 solo headline tour to support Only a Flight Away has recently concluded and he will embark on a fifth tour in Germany and first visit to Holland in June. In June 2017 he completed a joint headline tour with Nashville based singer Kyshona Armstong. 

Robert was chosen by the LG Arena to perform in the Forum Live area of the arena before concerts by Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Ellie Goulding and John Mayer. In July 2015 he once again performed at the newly re-branded Genting Arena before a concert by Fleetwood Mac.
In August 2013 he was selected to attend a song writing retreat/course with Kinks front man Ray Davies.

Praise and reviews
“Robert Lane attended my songwriting course at Dartington in 2013. Robert responded well to composition and exercises given. As the course became more intensive his progress was excellent throughout. I am pleased to recommend Robert to continue his music and develop his writing so that he can reach his full potential.” Ray Davies songwriter and frontman of The Kinks

"a talented songwriter and singer. EP Ends and Starts is full of deceptively simple songs with clever and witty lyrics across a range of styles." R2 Magazine

"Check out the vibrant new song from Robert Lane." Telegraph Music

"His confidence, wit and persona reflect a performer born for the stage...he is surely set to thrive in the future on both the local and wider
singer-songwriter circuit." Three Chords and the Truth

“(his) songs all have a fantastic melodic core…really intrigued by the melody…it’s particularly sweet.” Alan Clifford BBC Radio Nottingham drivetime

Reviews for Only a Flight Away
“an outstanding release…one of the first essential albums of 2018.” Fatea Magazine

"‘Far Too Busy’ has one of the best opening couplets I’ve heard in years...This is a bloody good record." Folking.com

"a marked increase in confidence and prowess" The Mike Davies Column

"his momentum is building and his playing skills are very strong... an interesting release that enhances a growing reputation as Robert Lane continues to hone his signature sound." Lonesome Highway

"Impressive in its scope, ONLY A FLIGHT AWAY is almost a compendium of styles...bluesy Baby Knows could not be more different from Hoping for Anything (But You), yet they're both distinctly Robert Lane through and through." Northern Sky Magazine

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Holly Rees & Matt Dunbar
Aug
13
7:30 PM19:30

Holly Rees & Matt Dunbar

Holly Rees and Matt Dunbar bring their NORTHERN TOUR to LEEDS!

DOORS 7:30PM
£5

MATT DUNBAR

Matt Dunbar is a Musician from the border county of Northumberland. Taking influence from various genres such as Americana and folk.

His Debut EP 'Home' was released in March 2017 and peaked at #1 on the Amazon Digital Folk Chart and at #5 on the Amazon Digital Album Chart.

“An effective and stunning statement of truth, Home is the place to be.” - Liverpool Sound & Vision

“ ‘Home’ proves to be a lush record of folk rock songs that display considered personal reflections alongside disciplined music production.” - NE Volume

“There is indeed no place like home, and Matt Dunbar has expressed exactly that in a way that could not have been more genuine and beautiful.” - Music & Other Stories

HOLLY REES

Holly is an emerging singer-songwriter who grew up in the moors of the Durham Dales. Her debut EP 'Ilex' was released in 2017 and saw success in radio play from BBC 6 Music, and a feature on Tom Robinson's BBC Introducing Mixtape, alongside plays from local stations Spark FM, Nova Radio North East and Koast FM. 

"unapologetically down to earth lyricism" -RIDE MUSIC, 2017

"soft and meaningful guitar providing suitable backing to a quiet yet strong and purposeful, voice" - NE Volume, 2017

"Lovely stuff." - NARC. Magazine, 2018

"Charmingly goofy and engaging, she has that knack of captivating an audience with her storytelling and effortless patter between songs." - NARC. Magazine, 2018

"I was listening to a girl from the North East the other day, Holly Rees, and her track ‘Toast’ and it floored me. It was so brave and created by someone who was really, truly, being themselves. Don’t believe anyone who tells you there is no future in music. There is. All you have to be is good." - Tom Robinson in interview September, 2017.

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ZEA (NL)
Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

ZEA (NL)

In his solo project Zea, Arnold de Boer (The Ex) deploys guitar and sampler for an almighty bout of intense and high energy songs. With urgent lyrics, roughshod beats and grimy bass lines, Zea makes fat-free music with no words wasted; joyfully obstinate, wonderfully bonkers. On this tour he is joined by improvisational keyboardist Oscar Jan Hoogland who will accompany him onstage.

Since 1995 Zea has played over 1500 shows in 35 different countries on six different continents, including Ghana, Ethiopia, Lebanon, 4 tours in the USA, 7 in Russia, 2 times Canada, 17 times UK and many in Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Balkan, Scandinavia and more. Zea also played festivals like Moers (D) and Printemps de Bourges (F), Lowlands (NL), CMJ, SXSW (USA). 

“The solo project of Arnold de Boer gives us a bunch of avant-garde elements loosely structured - like a child’s play - just to build his sonic world.” AOTY

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ANNA BURCH
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

ANNA BURCH

Futuresound Events Present
Anna Burch

For fans of - Ezra Furman // Parquet Courts // Alvvays
Listen: https://spoti.fi/2KMM6wP

Through the deceptively complex pop of Quit The Curse marks the debut of Anna Burch, it’s anything but the green first steps of a fledgling new artist. The Detroit singer/songwriter has been visible for the better part of her years-long career singing in Frontier Ruckus, or more recently co-fronting Failed Flowers, but somewhere a vibrant collection of solo material slowly began taking form. She comes to Hyde Park Book Club this August

Tickets from Lunatickets // Seetickets // Crash // Jumbo

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Ocean Alley
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

Ocean Alley

Futuresound Events presents: 

Ocean Alley 

14+ 
Tickets on sale from 22nd June at Lunatickets

Hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Ocean Alley have captivated audiences around the country with their infectious melody lines and memorable blend of psychedelic-surf-rock, amassing over 30 million streams online and more than 550,000 monthly Spotify listeners. 

Check out the tunes on Spotify at: https://spoti.fi/2LXaXyP

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Bingo Records Birthday Party
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Bingo Records Birthday Party

Bingo is turning 1! Come and celebrate our first birthday at a lovely party in Yorkshire. We'll bring a cake and loads of bands and records.

We sold out Hyde Park Book Club in March, and we loved it in there, so now we're doing another full label gig in the bigger room.

Bodacious!

Mr Ben & the Bens
Family Selection Box
Sun Drift
Dog Daisies

Find their music here: bingorecords.bandcamp.com/artists

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False Heads
Sep
17
7:30 PM19:30

False Heads

False Heads

Catchy, cool and unique grunge rock with East London accents and hair raising stage antics. 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2tZaXwpCHEhoVEBQuRI4vu

“Rising from the ground of previous bands, False Heads have exposed a raw style of grunge, and are thrashing their way to critical acclaim. With supporting The Libertines at a sold-out tour in 2017, it’s fair to say they’re only going onwards and upwards from here.” - GigSlutz

“They are young and talented and going places… if they came to my town I’d show up for that, if they come to your town, you might wanna show up” – Iggy PopBBC Radio 6 Music

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Bleeding Knees Club
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

Bleeding Knees Club

Bleeding Knees Club burst out of Australia’s Gold Coast as a duo in 2010 with lo-fi, high-rotation triple j hits “Have Fun” and “Teenage Girls”. 

“Chew The Gum” saw the ex-Gold Coast outfit relocated to Sydney via frontman Alex Wall, and with a freshly-configured band. Rolling Stone raved “The new line-up means new – welcome – depth, with the trashy bubble-gum punk title-track showing off not just a more well-rounded musical edge, but a captivating self-reflexivity from lead-man Alex Wall”. The boys completed a frenzied national tour to launch the EP that included one broken jaw and one broken ankle, and The Brag gushed “Bleeding Knees Club’s chaotic Sydney comeback show proved punk is not dead”. After carving out circle pits at festivals across Australia, the foursome saw out 2017 with their set-your-desk-on-fire anthem “Case”, which AAA Backstage frothed “This track is itching for summer like it can’t get a hold of its dealer on a comedown day … if I didn’t know any better, I’d be looking on an American Pie soundtrack for this jammer”. 

Their debut 2012 album “Nothing To Do” was recorded in New York with producer Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) and was a raw and urgent set of songs about girls, getting high, and sticking it to The Man. In Australia, triple j Mag awarded it 9/10 and said it was “an album you can’t help but love”, while NME hailed the band’s “undeniable knack for turning out two-minute garage-pop songs”. Released in Australia on I Oh You, the UK on Columbia and the USA on IAMSOUND, the band traversed the globe playing SXSW, CMJ, Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival and more, as well as shows with everyone from DZ Deathrays to The Buzzcocks, and The Black Lips to Best Coast. 

Taking some time out from BKC, Alex spent 2013 to 2016 living between New York, Los Angeles and the Gold Coast, while releasing three albums on Los Angeles tastemaker label Burger Records and touring worldwide as his sci-fi punk solo project Wax Witches. 

Now based back in Australia, with a new band and new label home at Inertia Music, Bleeding Knees Club have just recorded their new album with producer Lachlan Mitchell (The Jezabels, The Vines) and are ready to take it to the world.

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Paris_monster
Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Paris_monster

Futuresound Events Present
paris_monster

For fans of Eels / LCD Soundsystem / Knower
Listen: https://spoti.fi/2GNhApq

Beat-driven. Employing heavy elements of funk and soul, paris_monster closes the gaps between synth-pop & garage; between modern detail and old-school grit. Solid earth. Soaring soundscapes. A mass of noise. Volatility. Vocal singularity.

Tickets on sale Friday 20th April from Lunatickets / Seetickets / Crash Records / Jumbo Records

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Daniel Blumberg
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

Daniel Blumberg

Please Please You & Brudenell Presents
Daniel Blumberg

Tickets are £8.50adv from Jumbo Records and online via the link below.

Daniel Blumberg is an artist and musician from London. Over the past decade he has released an extensive catalogue of music under different names, while forging ongoing collaborations with musicians, writers and filmmakers such as Neil Hagerty, David Toop and Brady Corbet. He is a prolific visual artist, described by Hans Ulrich Obrist as “one of London's most exciting emerging new artists”

Most recently Blumberg has been playing and recording at London's Cafe Oto, working intensively with a core group of improvisers consisting of violinist Billy Steiger, saxophonist Seymour Wright, double bassist Tom Wheatley and cellist Ute Kanngiesser. 

These regular sessions have culminated in the release of his debut record Minus on Mute Records (May 2018), accompanied by a companion LP of solos by the key players on the record including Dirty Three's Jim White. Alongside this OTORoku have released a live recording of the group and two discs by GUO, Blumberg's duo with Seymour Wright.

Minus is a powerful and highly personal work, one that weds a free-music ethos to the rawest emotional songwriting. Live the material is radically reimagined from show to show, with a rotating cast of players pushing Blumberg's fragile songforms to their limits.

Press:

"a statement of intent from an artist who has found his voice” - The Quietus
“a modern classic” - The Times
“one of the most unique and exquisite records you're likely to hear this year” - Billboard

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Childcare
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Childcare

Futuresound Events Presents
CHILDCARE
11th October // Hyde Park Book Club
Tickets on sale Monday 23rd April from: Lunatickets.co.uk // Seetickets.com // Crash Records // Jumbo Records

For fans of Anteros // Everything Everything // Bastille
Listen on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2vCbzmo

CHILDCARE could not be a more appropriately named band, with frontman Ed Cares also being one of the most in-demand nannies of West London. When six-year-old Katie overheard Ed humming a song he had written, she intuitively persuaded him to form a band.

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Matt Linnen
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

Matt Linnen

Futuresound Events Present
Matt Linnen

Tickets £11.00, on sale now at  Lunatickets | SEE Tickets | Crash Records | Jumbo Records

The singer songwriter from Southend, Essex, set to release debut E.P imminently that has a raw, yet soulful sound comes to Hyde Park Book Club on 13th October

Tickets from Lunatickets | SEE Tickets | Crash Records | Jumbo Records

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WESTERMAN
Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

WESTERMAN

Futuresound Events Present
Westerman

For fans of Nilüfer Yanya // Let's Eat Grandma // Ben Howard
Listen: https://spoti.fi/2s0syyl

After the wistful ambience of his Call And Response EP, a record steeped in leftfield antecedents like Nick Drake, David Byrne and Arthur Russell, Westerman has re-emerged so far in 2018 and comes to Hyde Park Book Club on 16th October

Tickets from Lunatickets // Seetickets // Crash // Jumbo

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THE COATHANGERS
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

THE COATHANGERS

Please Please You & Brudenell Social Club presents
The Coathangers

Thursday 18th October, 7.30pm. £9adv

With their new live album, entitled simply "LIVE," out June 1st via Suicide Squeeze, Atlanta garage punks The Coathangers have announced a UK tour for this September.

To celebrate, they have shared a brand new live video for "Hurricane"; lead single from their 2011 album "Larceny and Old Lace" and a main-stay favourite of their high-octane live show. The clip finds The Coathangers at their visceral and frantic best as they tear through the performance with a wild, unshackled energy - a taste of what to expect from their forthcoming shows.

Watch "Hurricane (LIVE)" here >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCvrduz-U4k

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The KVB
Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

The KVB

Futuresound Events Present
The KVB
Hyde Park Book Club // 27th October
Tickets on sale 10am, Friday 1st June from: http://bit.ly/kvbleeds

For fans of The Cure // White Lies // Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Listen: https://spoti.fi/2H0haXV

Like a hazily remembered dream, U.K. duo the KVB blend reverb-soaked shoegaze with minimalist electronic production to create their delicate and ephemeral sound. Formed in 2010 by Nicholas Wood and Kat Day, the KVB got started with a number of limited cassette and vinyl releases before their first full-length, Always Then, arrived in 2012. Two more albums, Immaterial Visions and Minus One, arrived the following year, Minus One being a proper release of material that had surfaced before in the form of digital downloads and extremely limited cassettes. In 2014, the duo ventured to Brian Jonestown Massacre mastermind Anton Newcombe's Berlin studio to track what would become their Out of Body EP, released later that year on Newcombe's own A Records label. This session would mark the KVB's first recordings made outside of their own home studio as well as the first time they'd work with drummer Joe Dilworth, best known for his work with Stereolab. Keeping up their busy schedule, the KVB collected some of the more experimental output they recorded in 2014 on Mirror Being, which Invada released in June of the following year. The duo continued to move in a more experimental, heavily electronic direction on 2016's Of Desire, which the KVB recorded with vintage synths from Invada head Geoff Barrow's collection. 

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Daniel Higgs (Lungfish)
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Daniel Higgs (Lungfish)

Please Please You & Bad Paintings presents
Daniel Higgs (Lungfish)

Friday 22nd June, 7.30pm. £8adv
More at http://www.pleasepleaseyou.com

Daniel Arcus Incus Ululat Higgs is a musician and artist from Baltimore, Maryland on whose behalf superlatives are destined to fail. It’s not that his artistic output – spanning three decades, numerous albums, books of poetry and collections of drawings – simply eludes classification, it defies it. Often we hear that a true work of art is meant to speak for itself, and with the work of Daniel Higgs the maxim rings truer than ever. His art is of the cosmos, we on Earth merely lucky that it happens to be confined to our atmosphere, in our lifetime.

Higgs is known primarily for his work as the sole lyricist and frontman of the band Lungfish, a four-piece dedicated to charting, in this listener’s estimation, nothing short of the evolution of all species, known and unknown. That the band has undertaken this pursuit in the guise of a humble rock outfit, in the absence of any public relations fanfare, metanarrative, or manifesto has been enough to endear them to tens of thousands. They are enshrined as one of America’s last true folk bands, and Higgs anointed as a patron saint to artistic purity.

In recent years, Higgs has released a number of solo outings that can only be described as the ultimate in isolation, worlds away from the hypnotic, communal rock of his band. On Atomic Yggdrasil Tarot, Higgs weaves meditative, casually ruptured drones using acoustic and electric guitar, upright pianos, banjo and jew’s harp, recorded entirely at home on cassette recorder. He pairs the music with a series of paintings that call to mind religious iconography passed through the disfiguring surrealism of Miro.

Higgs has wedded his music and his visual art into a singular being, meant to be encountered as a conjuring force similar to that of the tarot experience. The yggdrasil is the great tree of Norse myth that connects all worlds of cosmology. Passing into Christian folklore, the tree is said to connect heaven and earth. In his relentless pursuit of the indivisible, Higgs travels up and down this spine and hatches a new transubstantiation of sound and image into life-form.

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The Mackerel of the Sea - a unique song and story experience
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

The Mackerel of the Sea - a unique song and story experience

Surrender your senses and set sail on the singing seas. The Mackerel of the Sea will be your guide as we journey to oceanic realms unchartered - the unstable waters where sound and spirit, fact and fantasy, witch and woman collide. Find yourself submerged in a folktale filled with voices from past and present. Perhaps you too will be transformed.

The Mackerel of the Sea is a unique performance experience that combines folk song, storytelling and sensory performance - all inside a giant fish!

A new work by Georgie Buchanan Performance supported by National charity for new music - Sound and Music and featuring the astounding vocals of Emma Camilleri Eleanor Begley and Olivia Bhattacharjee oceans of scintillating song will await you on this beautiful night!

You can also look out for Singing with the Fishes - a unique sensory singing workshops for all ages and abilities aswell as intimate performances with local artists like Ancient Infinity Orchestra and more more more.

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How the Light Gets In book launch
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

How the Light Gets In book launch

Join us for the Leeds launch of Clare's collection of very short stories, How the Light Gets In, at the Hyde Park Book Club. Clare will read from the book and there will also be readings from authors Naomi Booth and Sam Fisher. Then you can buy the book, drink, chat and enjoy some tunes from the Hyde Park Jazz Club, which will be starting up around 8.

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Blueprint #3
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Blueprint #3

Heir presents: Blueprint #3
Hyde Park Book Club
Tickets £4 on sale now from: goo.gl/LgZp1S
Wednesday 20th June

Blueprint is a collaborative arts night hosted by Heir. Each event is curated by a different team of artistic collaborators and will showcase the finest DIY music and art from both local and touring artists. 
Blueprint #3 is a wistful reminder of how music and art express themselves in the very simplest forms. Raw, beautifully crafted singer-songwriting is intertwined with painted, printed and poetised depictions of the natural world.

TEAM #3

~ MUSIC ~
JoeMartinMusic
'Singer songwriter, travelling, sharing my stories with the world one gig at a time'
Spotify: goo.gl/sWTtYq
Instagram: goo.gl/AWLHsh

Caitlin Stubbs
Caitlin Stubbs is a singer and songwriter from Brighton, England. Her songs range from themes of the beautiful naïvety and often destructive hedonism of early adulthood to stories about love, mental health, sex and jealousy.
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/caitlinstubbs
Instagram: instagram.com/caitlinstubbs

O.J. and Brain


~ TEXTILE DESIGN ~
El Riordan: goo.gl/jbEp5p

~ ILLUSTRATION ~
Kara Ferguson: goo.gl/MMNPuf

~ PAINTING ~
Josh Newsome: goo.gl/XLE37e

~ SCULPTURE/POETRY ~
Jane Philpott: goo.gl/gxKnkZ

If you are interested in getting involved in future Blueprint events then we warmly encourage you to get in touch via info@heirtheband.com.

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Lolshevism with Kate McCabe
Jun
18
7:30 PM19:30

Lolshevism with Kate McCabe

Welcome back, small puppies, to Lolshevism for June 2018! 

Headliner: Kate McCabe
Caitlin Powell
Joe Kent-Walters
Tom Taylor

MC: Ross Brierly
Charity: Leeds Autism Service

About Kate McCabe:
An American, like The Dukes of Hazzard, Flavor Flav, and corndogs, Kate McCabe now resides in Manchester. She was originally trained in Improv in the sleepy university town of New York City where she performed with the all-girl long-form troupe, The Hester Prynnz. She enrolled in ComedySportz classes a couple of years ago and is thrilled to now be playing as an official team member. Especially because it follows the tradition of only performing in troupes that end with a ‘z’ where an ‘s’ should be. Kate performs stand-up wherever she can get the stage time. Hobbies include: comic books, napping, snacking, karate-kicking, and ignoring responsibilities to complete various video games.

About Leeds Autism Service:
Leeds Autism Services is a charity that offers a range of autism-specific services for adults. We are accredited by the National Autistic Society who provide us with a unified standard of excellence and a systematic framework for continuous self-examination and development. We provide support for people either in their own homes, community settings or one of our own facilities.

Our Aim
To provide adults on the autism spectrum with opportunities for personal development within a range of vocational settings
To promote community inclusion and increased social opportunity
To offer individually tailored packages of support in order to assist people to achieve their goals
To offer support and advice to individuals, families and carers within a holistic and non- judgemental framework
To employ proactive strategies in order to promote and maintain good physical and mental wellbeing for adults on the autism spectrum
To work with other individuals and agencies in order to promote autism understanding and good autism practise

£6 waged/£4 unwaged (students, etc.) | Facebook Event

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Super Scratch Sunday
Jun
17
4:00 PM16:00

Super Scratch Sunday

Following the success of the previous event in March, Super Scratch Sunday returns to Leeds. Come and join Scratch DJ’s from all over the UK for a day dedicated to all things turntablism. This is an all day event and you are encouraged to have a go yourself with some of the best scratch DJ’s from around the country and hosted by The Leeds Scratch Collective. 

Super Scratch Sunday started life in London as a friendly, semi-regular scratch session, mostly attended by members of the Digital Vertigo forum, and held in peoples houses.
As the sessions became more organised and more people started attending, SSS needed bigger locations and so DJ Dubbadutch and Rockwell's studio in Rye became a regular spot because of its awesome soundsystem and tea-making facilities.... As momentum picked up it started to move further afield and headed to Bristol where it featured battles and performances in pubs and shops, making the whole thing more public.
The SSS crew started attending the yearly Community Skratch BBQ and so the session grew even more. Now SSS comes to Leeds linking crews of the South with the North.

Showcases on the day brought to you by

UPPACUT
1999 DMC UK Finalist, Fleapit, Gimpmask

P-NUTS
2014/15 Online DMC Finalist

Hosted by
The Leeds Scratch Collective

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Dman & Friends Presents : Sunshine and Smiles
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

Dman & Friends Presents : Sunshine and Smiles

Dman & Friends Presents : Sunshine and Smiles

We will be holding an inclusive*** safe space* night and celebration of the Leeds night life at hyde park book club on June 16th, in collaboration with Sunshine and Smiles** a Leeds based network supporting people with Down Syndrome. 

Sunshine and Smiles is a Leeds based Network supporting people with Down Syndrome, fulfils a vital role in the community by offering the only specific support network across Leeds for children & young people who have Down syndrome, and their families. If you want to get involved and volunteer please contact the charity directly or one of the hosts and we will be more than happy to put you in contact.

Dj's will be playing from 6 pm till 4 am in both the upstairs and downstairs area and will be teamed with interactive video displays, painting/ graffiti workshops and vinyl workshops. There is also the possibility of a BBQ (weather permitting). 

This will be a family and everyone friendly event from 6 till 11 with calm lighting, visuals and lowered volume levels so that everyone can enjoy themselves. 

There will also be volunteers from start to finish in brightly coloured vests to help moderate and ensure everyone enjoys their night to the fullest extent. There will also be for part of the night representatives from the charity around and information and leaflets distributed on them. These volunteers will also be periodically carrying donation buckets with a suggested 3£ donation from 11 pm onward and pay as you feel before this point.

From 11 pm onward the night will increase slowly in volume and tempo the visuals still staying at a calm level. This change will mainly be felt in the downstairs room with the upstairs room keeping a calm and atmospheric vibe to maintain what we hope will be the accessible nature of the event. 

DJ Collectives

Treehouse
Treehouse Uk

Slutdrop
Slutdrop

Permahigh
Permahigh

8mana
8MANA

Belgrave Residents
Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen

Pleasure Connection
Pleasure Connection

Equaliser
Equaliser

SKIN
SKIN HQ

Simpatico DJ’s

+ Many More

PAYF (until 11pm) / £3 ENTRY (from then on) | FACEBOOK EVENT

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Night Flowers
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

Night Flowers

Brudenell & Please Please You presents

Night Flowers

Friday 15th June, 7.30pm. £7adv

It has been a whirlwind couple of years for London indie-pop quintet Night Flowers, since these close friends from North England collided with Boston, Massachusetts born vocalist Sophia Pettit and began forming their irresistible brand of heart stirring, romantic pop. Creating a joyous combination of intertwining female/male vocals backed by glistening guitars and dreamlike atmospherics that has seen them amass friends, fans and accolades across the world.

With several well loved singles, extensive UK and European dates and a Japanese tour under their belts, last summer found them touring the UK with The Pains of Being Pure At Heart and Japanese Breakfast, as well as a main stage performances at End of The Road and Visions.

With a new album due April 2018 on Dirty Bingo Records, this looks set to be Night Flowers’ most exciting year yet, as they hit the road in full support.

Press:
‘a vital, present day jolt of electrics to escapist pop’
DIY

‘glimmering guitar music that manages to be bright and poppy without giving up its melancholic mood.’
Stereogum

‘Night Flowers’ gifts for harmony, and their rich, pastel sound seem primed to make this kind of rainy-day pop.’
The Line Of Best Fit

‘Revisiting the dreamiest side of Creation Records’ shoegaze sound.’
Loud And Quiet Magazine

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Oliver Pinder
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Oliver Pinder

Oliver Pinder
+ Josh Wheatley
+ Roof

Hyde Park Book Club
Wednesday 13th June | 7.00pm
Tickets £5 advance from: Crash Records | Jumbo Records | SEE Tickets

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Oliver Pinder
Yorkshire’s sad/pop singer/songwriter, Oliver Pinder is back with a new blinding self-released, self-produced single ‘Lockdown’.

At the age of 17, Oliver has played festivals such as Dot to Dot, Live at Leeds and supported the likes of JP Cooper, Billie Marten and sold out a fair few of his own headline shows up and down the UK, with the support of BBC Introducing, Radio X and many large music magazines such as The Line of Best Fit and TMRW.

The single was recorded between Oliver’s home in Wakefield and Leeds College of Music, Pinder says, “’Lockdown’ is about falling out of love with something you thought you’d love forever and how slowly your love will just fade away”. Oliver is accompanied with his four piece band (consisting of himself on guitar, keys and vocals, a cellist, a guitarist and a drummer). They will be back playing shows across the UK in 2018.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oliverpinder/
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/oliverpinder/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliverpinder/
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/OliverSpotify

Josh Wheatley
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joshwheatleymusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/joshisok
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/joshisok

Roof
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roofmusicc

TICKET LINK | FACEBOOK EVENT

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OMNI + Special Guests
Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

OMNI + Special Guests

Interior + Tally Ho Promotions Presents: 

Omni

Framed from within the relentless heatwave of Atlanta, Georgia, Omni cuts through the oppressive humidity of the gilded southern capital with a cool and breezy combo of lo-fi nonchalance. In paying homage to post-punk forebears like Pylon, Wire and Devo, Omni exploits a succinct and focused sound in their 2016 debut. Strung taut with wiry guitar and incisive rhythms, their approach is not without plenty of sneaky, danceable melodies to round off the hard angles. Indeed, 'Deluxe' represents a mission statement to cruise a steady though lavish wave of disenchantment like it was 1979.

'Multi-Task’ is an improvement to that surefire philosophy. Where guitarist Frankie Broyles once kept his noodling perfectly strict and razor-sharp, he now fans and stretches out, allowing his silvery tone to breathe in a way that summons the art and funk of Roxy Music, or occasionally even the cheekiness of Sparks. Vocalist and bassist Philip Frobos continues to ebb and flow with his crisp and oft-detouring beats. Philip's stony voice retains a detached stoicism with hints of spirit sneaking in here and there. On the road for a solid year and left to finish the record in between tours, Omni ratchets the fidelity higher as the punk gets more 'proto' and less ‘post'—all while the decade melts away - ex post facto, into the late 60s and early 70s. Welcome in the eccentricities, guys.

With 'Multi-task', Omni capitalizes on the indulgences of ‘Deluxe’ melodically, rythmically and in their aesthetic indifference. In doing so, they never sound ostentatious during any facet of their evolution. It’s with that expert handling of subtlety that the power trio—recently bolstered by the addition of ex-Warehouse drummer Doug Bleichner—has managed so much of its charm in its brief history. Luxuriate in two-minute track after three-minute track of covert hooks that lock into subconsciouses and keep the record spinning, front to back to front again.

Tickets onsale.

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The Studio
Jun
11
7:30 PM19:30

The Studio

Poetry and art event surrounding the discourse of the studio; particularly for Degree Show students to celebrate their practices post show opening ! Submit your poems to contextcollaborative@outlook.com by 20th May, or if you don't care for deadlines just bring work along on the night to read! 


If you wish to include artwork, let us know!

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Miss The Glam Monaco International Supreme
Jun
9
8:00 PM20:00

Miss The Glam Monaco International Supreme

Calling all gruesome Queens
Are you the ugly sister? The trash hag who ruins every family function? The prom queen who never made it to their own prom? 

Presenting Miss The Glam Monaco International Supreme- the ultimate Anti-Pageant. 

Expect a night of sickening performances, queer art and plenty of gags and laughs

The pageant will be split into 3 categories;

Miss American Dream- Make America hoe again baby girl

Miss SCREAMarella-bring your best ball gown and some serial killer realness

Miss Indulgence- Show us a slice of your cake

So if you think you have what it takes, come in your Sunday pageant best and let’s make America hoe again. 

If you miss us on the night all the work/debris will remain up for the 10/11th so you’ll have a chance to catch it.

£4 OTD | FACEBOOK EVENT

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Salemango
Jun
6
to Jun 7

Salemango

🍇🍏🍍🍋🍊🍓SAAALÈÈÈMAAANGOOO 🍓🍊🍋🍍🍏🍇

BASEMENT STAGE
Têtes de Pois | Skwid Ink | Garde Dog | DULAHLI | Necktr | | Freese Trio | Shaku | Lausse the cat | Ataari

THE MABGATE SWINGERS PARTY STAGE
The Mabgate Swingers Party | Tim Cook & Friends | Jasmine WhalleyQuintet | Nova Trio | Matthew Bowers (Acoustic)

Artists, DJs, dancers and prancers, tickets, foods, gals and dudes; we've got a lot more to be announced... 👀

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100 days of Film, TV and Games
May
27
7:30 PM19:30

100 days of Film, TV and Games

An exhibition celebrating the completion of a 100-day illustration challenge. 

The exhibition will be showcasing all 100 illustrations which aim to celebrate the connection and lasting memories from Film, TV and Games. Inspired by a moment or scene that has had a connection to the artist's life. It allows people to reminisce and discuss their favourite moments and memories.

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Awate
May
25
7:30 PM19:30

Awate

Futuresound Events Present
AWATE

Tickets on sale now £6

For fans of Loyle Carner | Lowkey | Akala
Listen on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2FbmEyp

Awate is a rapper and producer from Maiden Lane Estate in Camden. Having started out at the age of 12, from the same school as Ms. Dynamite, Akala and Faith SFX, he started collaborating and performing, tearing down legendary hip-hop spot, Deal Real at the age of 15. A refugee, Awate's music touches on subjects like identity, history, racism and pride.

First featured on DJ Semtex's BBC 1Xtra show, Awate toured worldwide with emcee, Lowkey for four years and has supported the likes of Jay Electronica and Smif n Wessun, whilst performing regularly at The Roundhouse as part of his Residency at the iconic venue.

Tickets from Lunatickets | See Tickets | Crash Records | Jumbo Records

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Sixteen Records - Launch Party
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Sixteen Records - Launch Party

Sixteen Records is a new Alternative & Electronic record label founded by producer Lotte van den Berg in 2018.

We have compiled the finest Electronic & Alternative acts in and around Leeds for a massive night at Hyde Park Book Club to celebrate the release of our first compilation album, 'Volume One.' RELEASED 23.05.18

We have live music across two rooms showcasing just a few of the act on the compilation:

EYRE LLEW
Dokkodo Sounds
Ryan Hawkins
Imi
JOULE
LELO
Hannah Slavin
Regista Music

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED...

MUSIC FROM 6PM

£3 LIMITED EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW.

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Harrison Storm
May
22
7:30 PM19:30

Harrison Storm

Futuresound Events Present

Harrison Storm

For fans of - City and Colour | Ben Howard | Matt Corby
Listen: http://spoti.fi/2IbAK5h

Harrison Storm is an Australian singer-songwriter whose soulful vocals and tasteful, finger picked guitar playing have drawn comparisons to contemporaries like Ben Howard and Matt Corby.��A native of the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, and raised in a musical household, Storm spent his formative years soaking in the seaside splendor of his hometown and immersing himself in the sounds of The Beatles and Neil Young. As his own musical ambitions grew, so did his influences, with artist like City and Colour, Jeff Buckley and Angus & Julia Stone.

Tickets £7.00 advance from Lunatickets | SEE Tickets | Crash Records | Jumbo Records

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TY
May
21
7:30 PM19:30

TY

Futuresound Events Present

Ty

Listen: http://spoti.fi/2GOck03
Ty is best known for his lyrical frankness and honest portrayals of everyday life, setting him aside from many mainstream hip hop acts and allowing him complete artistic independence. He comes to Hyde Park Book Club on 21st May

Tickets £11.00 from Lunatickets | See Tickets | Crash Records | Jumbo records

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Food Waste Exposed: Ramen Pop-up
May
20
11:00 AM11:00

Food Waste Exposed: Ramen Pop-up

Between 30-40% of all food produced globally ends up not being eaten, a tragic and maddening fact when you know that 1 in 9 people suffer from a hunger related disorder.

This Food Waste Exposed event aims to lay bare the structural issues that allow the loss of food to be so rife. But rather than bombard you with information, they want to engage you by demonstrating the exciting potential of these overlooked, undervalued and discarded ingredients. The event will celebrate these ingredients by showcasing their versatilely and flavours in the form of ramen! All the food for this event will be salvaged fresh from local supermarkets, businesses, restaurants and Food Banks. Have you ever had noodles made from ground-up stale bread? Fancy trying cauliflower leaf crisps instead of kale crisps? Or replace sesame seeds with ground popcorn?

All proceeds will be reinvested back into the fight against food waste and into projects, such as Rainbow Junktion Community Cafe and The Real Junk Food Project.

Tickets are exchangeable for bowls of ramen. Alternatively, you can pay in cash on the day.

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