Brain Waves ~~~~
Jun
12
to Sep 4

Brain Waves ~~~~

Teaming up with the good folks at Leeds Student Radio to bring you some mid week, mid-afternoon chill vibes with which to rest your head, or get your work on with

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Every Wednesday in Summer | 12pm-4pm

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The Be Positives & The Happy Soul UK Tour 2019
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

The Be Positives & The Happy Soul UK Tour 2019

In celebration of their debut LP, The Be Positives will be sharing a UK Tour with The Happy Soul!

The Be Positives are:
Michael Seal - Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Robert Hatton - Bass, Vocals
Callum Darley - Drums, Vocals
Simon Mayne - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Melodic music made in Manchester.
Pop, Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Country.
https://thebepositives.bandcamp.com

The Happy Soul are a four-piece melodic power-pop band from Manchester, UK.
They have recently released their second studio album, ‘Big Wow’ to critical acclaim.
‘Big Wow, the second album from The Happy Soul, is an enjoyable blend of strong harmonies, pop panache and swingin’ highs relived, when necessary, by just the right amount of melancholy dreaminess. Influences include Frank Zappa, Jake Thackray, Mahalia Jackson, Scott Walker, Nilsson and The Beach Boys- all of which the band is able to synthesise into a cohesive and robust sound.’ Adam Lowe, Vada Magazine
The Happy Soul are:
Mark Simpson (Vocals/Guitar),
Mick Pauline (Drums/Vocals)
Sally Mason (Bass/Keyboards/Vocals)
Jon Donohue (Guitar/Bass/Vocals).
www.thehappysoul.bandcamp.com

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Yama Warashi
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

Yama Warashi

Please Please You presents...

Yama Warashi
+ Special Guests TBA

31.08.2019 | £8.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors

https://www.yamawarashi.com/
https://www.facebook.com/yamawarashi/

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Yama Warashi, meaning small child like mountain spirit, are a Bristol based art rock ensemble fronted by Zun Zun Egui’s Yoshino Shigihara. Inspired by Japanese folk dance, free jazz, tribal African music and heavily saturated in psychedelia. Lyrically outlandish and charming, melodically addictive and mythical.

In the first two years of forming the group have released an EP and a long player titled ‘Moon Egg’ on Stolen Body Recordings which have picked up support from BBC Introducing, the British Underground, Radio 3’s Late Junction and BBC6 Music. Their music included on Wire Magazines give away, heavily discussed on the blogosphere including The Skinny and Loud Quite. Live performances include Latitude Festival, Green Man and support slots with the likes of Flamingods, This is the Kit and Dakha Brakha.

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N0V3L - CANCELLED
Sep
2
7:30 PM19:30

N0V3L - CANCELLED

Brudenell presents...

N0V3L (Tin Angel Records)
+ Special Guests TBA

02.09.2019 | £8.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors

https://n0v3l.bandcamp.com/album/novel-2

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Novel is an engine of entertainment and social criticism weaponizing rhythm and melody against the unsound powers that be. Rigid new-wave, angular funk, polyrhythmic disco and intellectual punk together approximate a radical new sound that forms the principal means of ideological circulation. Drawing influence from such mindful predecessors as Devo and Public Enemy, Novel offers an empowering, politically-charged stance in fierce opposition to the modern cultural landscape, reflecting the corrupted nature of humanity back upon itself.

A sense of foreboding and comic paranoia pervades the debut EP: corporate power looms large, technological isolation seems omnipresent, and bureaucracy mines the psyche of detached participants. This constructed reality presents a hard-earned escape through critical thinking and direct action, acting as a call to mindfulness and moral resistance. Translated through the power of electric music.

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Molly Sarle
Sep
3
7:00 PM19:00

Molly Sarle

From the cliffs of Big Sur to the North Carolina backwoods - the solo work of Mountain Man member Molly Sarlé brings open-hearted, unflinching songwriting perfect for late-night karaoke comedowns, plaintive morning walks, and conjuring the spirit world.

She comes to Leeds on September 3rd at Hyde Park Book Club! Tickets on-sale Friday May 10th 9am from Lunatickets >> http://bit.ly/MollySarleLeeds19

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Gia Margaret
Sep
4
7:30 PM19:30

Gia Margaret

Brudenell presents...

Gia Margaret
+ Special Guests TBA

04.09.2019 | £10.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors

https://giamargaret.net/
https://www.facebook.com/gia.margaret/

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Chicago singer/songwriter/producer Gia Margaret describes her music as “sleep rock.” It’s a genre all her own, combining elements of folk, shoegaze, slowcore, ambient electronica and trip hop. For her self-produced debut album, There’s Always Glimmer(out July 27, 2018 on Orindal Records), Gia Margaret crafted twelve gorgeously melancholic lullabies to combat her own insomnia, and to salvage some beauty from the brighter and darker moments of her life.

There’s Always Glimmer explores relationships between friends, family members and significant others, often in past tense. Sparse verses isolate mundane moments of domestic and urban life, and choruses ache with earnest expressions of yearning and loss. The disarmingly simple language of Gia Margaret’s lyrics, when carried by the melodic sparkle of her singing voice, have the power to elevate an ordinary moment into something supremely nostalgic and sentimental. A ride on a train, a hand on a shoulder, a dog in a yard, the light of the moon through an apartment window are each made significant and sacred, worthy of examination and preservation.

As much as it addresses the unease in our lives, each song on There’s Always Glimmer is steeped in loving comfort, awash with gentle sounds to usher the still minutes before dreams come, when we’re left alone amidst the shadows and the echoes of our memory. There’s Always Glimmer exists to fill the darkness and the quiet.

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Weekend Respite
Sep
21
3:30 PM15:30

Weekend Respite

This September, come and forget your worries, trials and tribulations, and get rid of that summer hangover with some much needed Weekend Respite.

We’re bringing together some of Leeds’ very finest musicians and visual artists, as well as some mates from slightly further afield in order to have a right ol’ good time in the artistic heart of Leeds - Hyde Park Book Club.

All proceeds from the event are going to Teenage Cancer Trust, in aid of all the amazing work they do to support Young People and their families in the fight against cancer.

Please check out more information about them and everything they do on the link below;

https://www.teenagecancertrust.org

Tickets:

FR - £7 / SR - £8 / OTD - £10

Keep your eyes peeled for lineup announcements that’ll be dropping over the next couple of weeks.

Wave 1:

Hanibl x Dante (12th Circle)
https://www.facebook.com/12thCircle/

Tall Talker
https://www.facebook.com/TallTalker/

Morpher
https://www.facebook.com/morphertrio/

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Spiral Stairs - Support from Bull
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Spiral Stairs - Support from Bull

Born in Stockton, California, singer/songwriter/guitarist Christopher Scott Kannberg established himself in the early '90s as the guitar player (and occasional songwriter) for highly influential indie rock outfit Pavement The Rock Band.

Returning at the start of 2019 with the single "Hyp-No-Tized," the first song taken from his third solo album 'We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized' ; Spiral Stairs - Preston School of Industry are back & coming to Hyde Park Book Club on September 23rd!

Listen: http://spoti.fi/2pAVrht
For Fans Of: Pavement The Rock Band | Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

Support from: Bull

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Serious Sam Barrett & James the Fang
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Serious Sam Barrett & James the Fang

Hpbc are super happy to have Serious Sam Barrett and James The Fang with us. Should be a good night, tickets are v.limited, so get in quick!

Here's a few things that have been said on them;

This track just demonstrates an amazing musical ability. The sustained brilliance of this playing is really something to behold. BOB HARRIS BBC Radio 2

Songs that rattle with the ghosts of Appalachian folk, and southern blues, yet sound emphatically English.
UNCUT MAGAZINE

Excellent stripped back folk-MAVERICK MAGAZINE

Old before his years country-folk fellow who mixes intricate John Fahey finger-picking with confessional tales of dirty old Leeds - THE GUARDIAN

Serious Sam Barrett, from Addingham, splendid folk blues from the West Yorkshire hills.
Gideon Coe (BBC Radio 6)

"strong interplay between guitar and banjo, as well as the imagery of songs such as ‘From the Shoals to Montana’ and ‘Drive Your Way Home’ lend the album an authentic American flavour. Well worth checking out." Americana UK

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Husky Loops
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Husky Loops

Husky Loops are a band set on breaking the rules, bending genre boundaries and stepping boldly into the unknown. Drawing influence from everything from rock to hip-hop, their tracks strike a perfect balance between the unhinged nature of their live shows and the huge detail that goes into every single one of their recordings.

They come to Leeds on Saturday October 12th at Hyde Park Book Club!

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Peggy Sue
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

Peggy Sue

Brudenell presents...

Peggy Sue
+ Special Guests TBA

13.10.2019 | £9.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors

https://peggywho.com/
https://www.facebook.com/PeggySueBand/

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Peggy Sue are London-via-Brighton indie duo Rosa Slade and Katy Young. Founded in 2007, the band have released four albums, culminating in the critically acclaimed 'Choir Of Echoes', and toured with the likes of Jack White, Local Natives and La Luz.

Fifth album 'Vices', due Autumn 2019, will be their first in four years and the first release on the band's own Souvenirs Records. 'Slow Fade', a lo-fi celebration of restlessness (released impatiently in 2017), was an apt first taste of the melancholy optimism that fills the ten tracks of Vices. The single and upcoming album borrow in equal parts from the perfectly-constructed pop songs of the 1960s and the understated, noisey guitar experiments of 90s indie bands including The Breeders and Blur.

Peggy Sue’s front-women Rosa and Katy have spent the past four years in the great company of all-female singing group Deep Throat Choir (Bella Union), building Vices gradually all the while in studios across London with the help of producer Jimmy Robertson (Choir of Echoes) and new recruits Dan Blackett (Landshapes), Ben Gregory (GRIP TIGHT) and Euan Hinshelwood (Younghusband).

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Francis Lung
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Francis Lung

Brudenell presents...

Francis Lung
+ Special Guests TBA

18.10.2019 | £7.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors

https://www.francislung.com/
https://www.facebook.com/francislungofficial/

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Francis Lung is a singer/songwriter, producer and multi instrumentalist from Manchester. He began writing and stockpiling music after the demise of his former band WU LYF in 2012. The unique brand of Power Pop featured on his recorded output spans genres as diverse as Disco, Soft Rock and Alt. Country whilst gliding seamlessly between them.

He released his first EP "Vol I" on his own imprint ‘Songs Records’ in 2015 which The Line OF Best Fit called ‘A masterful anthology of tender, classic songwriting. The “Vol II” EP followed in 2016 which Noisey praised for its ’lilting melodies, thoughtful, complex arrangements and aching post-punk atmospherics thrown in for good measure”.

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Hot Flash Heat Wave
Oct
22
7:30 PM19:30

Hot Flash Heat Wave

San Francisco band Hot Flash Heat Wave rose to prominence in the Bay Area music scene in 2015 with the release of their 'Gutter Girl' music video, from their debut album Neapolitan, with its accompanying video eventually trending on Reddit. Their versatile sound, at times reminiscent of psychedelia, dream pop, and post-punk, demonstrates a dynamic range of songwriting prowess centered around consistently infectious, sun-soaked melodies and guitar hooks. They come to Hyde Park Book Club on 22nd October>

FFO - The Regrettes / Gus Dapperton
🎧 - https://spoti.fi/2WTZTwl


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Bambara
Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

Bambara

Brudenell presents...

Bambara
+ Special Guests TBA

23.10.2019 | £7.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors

https://www.facebook.com/BAMBARA.band/

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"Very few artists these days make rock and roll as threatening as Bambara." – LOUD AND QUIET [8/10]

BBC6: Steve Lamacq -
"One of my favourite things I finally saw for the first time at South By this year. They made it all worth while"

"This is one of my favourite tracks of 2019 so far." - Referring to "Monument"

"I've listened to this record an awful lot. It's by Bambara and we're just waiting for them to announce more dates in the UK."

"The first album I bought upon my return from SXSW having seen them on the final night of the festival. I mean they're terrific live. Very compelling to watch and such a commanding presence."

"The best thing I heard last year was easily Bambara and their album Shadow On Everything [...] I just love everything they do - and I think they're one of the best live acts I've ever seen. [...] They're violent and passionate, interested and interesting and good-looking, and they're much cooler than we are." - Joe Talbot (IDLES), MOJO

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Alice Jemima
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

Alice Jemima

Brudenell presents...

Alice Jemima
+ Special Guests TBA

02.11.2019 | £10.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors

https://alicejemima.com/
https://www.facebook.com/alicejemimamusic/

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Alice Jemima has just announced a 14-date UK headline tour for autumn 2019 which includes a London show at Corsica Studios on Friday 25th October 2019.

After a two year studio break writing new material , the undeniably talented Alice Jemima recently revealed a brand new single ‘Icarus’ which she co-wrote with Sophie Ellis Bextor and producer Simon Byrt.

Alice’s new single ‘Icarus’ is the first single to be released from her much anticipated second album to be released later this year. ‘Icarus’ spearheads a more upbeat pop-infused return for Alice but her trademark sultry vocals and unique production style is still very much evident. In her own words ‘Icarus a song based on a story from Greek Mythology – in which Icarus flies too close to the sun, his wings catch fire and he drowns in the sea. In the song the plea is for the relationship to reach the heights of being in love, but without the fear of falling’

Alice Jemima released her captivating debut self-titled album in 2017 to much critical acclaim and has achieved over 25-million album streams to date with several of the tracks being placed in adverts for Ralph Lauren, Simple Skincare, Macy’s and Topshop Radio support came from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens (‘Tip Of The Week’ ) Annie Mac, Sophie Little & Monki and Alice achieved Radio 1 playlisting with her single ‘Dodged a Bullet’. Other supporters included John Kennedy (Radio X) and Tom Robinson (6Music). Alice has also performed live at Boardmasters, Bestival Lattitude, The Great Escape and SXSW.

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Jayde Adams - The Ballad of Kylie Jenners Old Face
Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

Jayde Adams - The Ballad of Kylie Jenners Old Face

ayde Adams - The Ballad of Kylie Jenners Old Face

Presented by Burning Duck Comedy Club @
Leeds Hyde Park Book Club

Sun 24th Nov, 2019, Doors 7.30 - Show 8.00

As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats does Countdown, Comedy Central's Roast
Battle & BBC's upcoming TV show Good Omens.

In 2019 if you want to be a 'successful independent woman person' you
better have something you want to say and you better be wearing a
Serious Black Jumper™. In her SBJ™ Jayde will rifle through all the
noise and self-promotion and figure out what's actually going on.

'Britain’s Funniest Woman comic' Daily Mail has put the sequins and
showbiz in a box (for now), 'She’s a star.' said The Guardian after
last years extravaganza - but if you want to be a successful woman in
2019 - it’s time to get serious. If pop stars, razors and even sausage
rolls can attach themselves to important movements to sell themselves
why can’t Jayde Adams?

'She’s a star' Guardian

'Glamour, glitter and a deconstruction of modern feminism? Now that’s
divine.' Fest Mag

'There’s little doubt that Adams is anything but stardom bound.'
Evening Standard

'A naturally comic storyteller. She's hilarious.' Alice Jones, I Paper

'A poised performer with a wealth of potential. Jayde is anything but
jaded.’ Chortle

Age Guidance 14+

£12.00 tickets available at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/478807

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John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away
Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30

John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away

Two Time Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, Four Time Chortle Award Nominee, John Kearns returns!

Still a slave to dairy, the Gregorian calendar and Greenwich Mean Time, he is flesh and blood after all. A funny man, not for everyone of course, but remember this mustn’t be mistaken as an invite rather a heads up. Based on the theory that the most interesting places on maps are the empty spaces, John has booked a tour, stopping by at some places that look like people share hot water bottles with their landlords. The show implores you to learn lessons from your ceiling and realise Fred Astaire actually knew very well what he was doing. Directed by Olivier winner, Jon Brittain.


Past Reviews

“He has forged comedy gold” ★★★★★ Chortle

“A supreme stand up - richly idiosynchratic comedy” ★★★★ The Guardian

“A true comedy original” ★★★★★ Time Out

“A distant, absurdist cousin of Tony Hancock… one of the oddest and most original comic performers on the Fringe.” ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

“Kearns could be your new King of Comedy” ★★★★★ The Evening Standard

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Ahir Shah: Dots
Mar
11
7:30 PM19:30

Ahir Shah: Dots

Nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2017 and 2018, Ahir Shah is on tour again with his new stand-up show DOTS. Featuring Shah's signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination, and real fun jokes, DOTS explores love, politics, culture, depression, and faith in an effort to examine the necessity, utility, presence, and absence of certainty. Probably.

 

Shah's last show, DUFFER, was performed to packed houses and critical acclaim at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, followed by a sold-out run in London's West End, and a UK and international tour.

 

As seen on Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, and The Mash Report.

"Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny ... a blazing talent firing on all cylinders" ***** (Telegraph)

"Magnificent" ***** (List)

**** (Times)

Age Guidance 16+

Support from:

Trudy & The Romance

Weird Milk


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Arigatou - A Cycling Film By Restrap
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Arigatou - A Cycling Film By Restrap

FREE TICKETS HERE - YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/arigatou-a-cycling-film-by-restrap-tickets-64609789620

To celebrate 10 years of Restrap and the official premiere of Restrap's short film Arigatou, we would like to invite you to join us for a night of cycling films, conversations, beers and music.

In September 2018, four friends decided to ride their bikes across Japan without a clue of what to expect. Arigatou is the product of this adventure, a short film that takes you from Osaka to Tokyo via the infamous Mount Norikura, the highest paved road in Japan.

Come and join us for the premiere at Hyde Park Book Club on Saturday the 10th of August for an evening of beers and food, screenings of two cycling films Velo Malaysia and Arigatou, a Q&A with the riders and a DJ set afterwards.

There is a capacity for this event so please get yourself a free ticket to secure a place. Food and drinks are not included but will be available to buy from the guys at HPBC.

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John Myrtle + Special Guests
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

John Myrtle + Special Guests

John Myrtle is releasing his debut EP, ‘Here’s John Mrytle’, on Bingo Records and Sad Club Records and is taking the jangle pop that has earned him fans at BBC 6 Music and Rough Trade on the road.

‘Here’s John Myrtle’ sees John collect a number of his early demos and live favourites, as well as new songs, and record and mix them proper for this release.

The EP shows the best of John Myrtle’s idiosyncratic pop songs so far, and builds on the recordings done on old tape machines in his bedroom by adding parts from live band members Ben Bartrop and Sean Harper.

Tracks ‘Cyril The Slug’ and ‘Foggy’ have already gained extensive airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music and the band played their first live session for Marc Riley on the station in March.

Radio X and Amazing Radio have also been backing the tunes, and ‘Cyril The Slug’ attracted the praise of Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand and FFS.

John Myrtle and his band have been honing their live show all year, having played with labelmates Mr Ben & the Bens as well as fellow 6 Music favourites Lavinia Blackwall and Wesley Gonzalez.

~~~ SUPPORT from Rosey PM and Sun Drift ~~~

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Summer Hang Out - A Live Music Extravaganza!
Aug
3
3:00 PM15:00

Summer Hang Out - A Live Music Extravaganza!

A perfect way to spend a summer afternoon & evening, hanging out and listening to live music from some of the city's finest, while enjoying some drinks and top food at one of the coolest venues.
*****This is an all ages event!****

Mega Happy
'A band to watch, they really are that good' - Local Sound Focus
https://soundcloud.com/megahappyband

Young Amphibians
"A band who were just born to be superstars." - Guardian
https://youtu.be/ix7s0H5xYlQ

STEVE WOODS and the HOODS
https://stevewoodsandthehoods.bandcamp.com
A very energetic 4 piece rock band with a punk edge, expect songs about heavy drinking, shit pubs, and local history

The Northern Riots
'An eye-opener for those who think rock n roll is dead.' Headland Festival
https://youtu.be/85GGP4FxuvM

Commercial Street Movement - C.S.M
Their influences are wide ranging, from hip hop to dance through rock n roll and the blues. Their sound reflects this with hard hitting beats, witty lyrics and driving guitars.
https://soundcloud.com/commercialstreetmovement

Jane doe
alt. rock band with a sound that combines early 2000s emo and Grunge, also experimenting with small samples of Mathcore, pop punk, Lofi, & indie.

Ben Bickley
“An exciting blend of acoustic and electronic songwriting, and a very powerful voice!” Ramona Rose
https://soundcloud.com/benbickley

Erin Mcknight
Creates a dark, electric sound, along with haunting vocals, pulsating synths and distorted bass, to create her rich, theatrical sound.
https://youtu.be/EmDu0Un6OQk
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HPJC presents: Derek Harris Trio
Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC presents: Derek Harris Trio

Re-creating the wonderful sound of the
jazz organ trio with a repertoire ranging
from the bluesy songs of Wes Montgomery
Montgomery, to the more contemporary
sounds of Larry Goldings.

Derrick Harris - Guitar
Jez Platt - Organ
Paul Smith - Drums

7:30 kick off followed by an open jazz jam.

Free entry, cash donations to the musicians much appreciated!

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HELICON W/SUPPORT FROM SUPERDRONE & HAMER
Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30

HELICON W/SUPPORT FROM SUPERDRONE & HAMER

ACID HEART Presents:
HELICON
w/support from Superdrone & Hamer

Hyde Park Book Club
Tickets available from Eventbrite
Tickets will be made available on the door, if available

HELICON - Glasgow’s Helicon have become a mythical force in the U.K. underground since they formed back in 2009 - releasing eight EPs - and sharing the stage with the likes of The Wooden Shjips, The Warlocks and Dead Skeletons. Picking up an ever growing reputation, the band released their self-titled debut LP on Fuzz Club - produced by Tony Doogan at Mogwai’s Castle of Doom studio. 2019 sees the release of their second album.

https://heliconglasgow.bandcamp.com/

Superdrone
Neo-psychedelic stadium drone trio from the south of England.

https://superdrone.bandcamp.com

Hamer
Speedy, psychy, garage punk rock, from Leeds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phc_vn6fGnU

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Micky P Kerr - Edinburgh Preview - SOLD OUT
Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

Micky P Kerr - Edinburgh Preview - SOLD OUT

Micky P Kerr drops back for a preview of his Edinburgh show.

Britain's Got Talent finalist and great Leeds chap Micky P Kerr will drop in for a show prior to heading north. Tickets are limited, £5 earlybird tickets are onsale now.

"Kerr’s ability to get laughs out of them marks him out as perfect Radio 4 material."

Richard Levison - Three Weeks Edinburgh



"Unlike some acts who are not funny then are funny, you are always funny."

Simon Cowell



"You don’t need me to tell you how funny you are, and if you carry on like this I could see you in the final."

David Walliams

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Hatesongs Launch Party with Van Houten + Alex Rushfirth
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Hatesongs Launch Party with Van Houten + Alex Rushfirth

We're tired of LOVESONGS so join us for the launch party of our first full length release; 'HATESONGS'. We're super excited to have both the wonderful Van Houten and Alex Rushfirth onboard.

Tickets £5 OTD OR £15 ADV entry + merch goodiebag (deets later).

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Dilettante is an art-rock collective led by multi-instrumentalist Francesca Pidgeon and is based in Northern England. It was born out of a fear of committing to a single line up, and is Francesca Pidgeon’s rebound project after a long-term relationship with indie-jazz four piece ‘Kumiko’.

'It is a riot of swing, jazz, and indie, a jamboree of brass, riffs, and cymbals. Bish bosh drums, loud and proud horns, and low-lying, furtive basslines meld with tinkling ivories, and a melee of squiggles to serve up what has to be the most unique of the numbers on this week’s playlist.

The trio hail from the North and cite St. Vincent and David Byrne amongst their musical influence. The latter’s influence can be clearly heard in the idiosyncratic, left-of-centre grooves.'

- Fresh On The Net

'Pidgeon flits between saxophone, clarinet, guitar and piano to give her gorgeous compositions more texture, with her songs treading the line between the confessional and the obtuse with great aplomb. Reminiscent of Actor-era St Vincent at it’s very best, Dilettante’s soulful, articulate songwriting warms the hearts of those gathered.'

- NARC Magazine

'Each track seems to comprise of jazz, funk and indie backing the impressive and attention grabbing vocals. Creatively this is a project brimming with intelligent composition, both in the instrumentation and the clever, interesting, lyrics.'

- Counterfeit Magazine

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Van Houten formed in 2017, are a Psychedelic - Pop band whose origins lie in the same vein as Lo-Fi Indie artists such as Ariel Pink, Jay Som and Mac Demarco. Over time, through rigorous experimentation, the band have discovered new ways of capturing and producing their music, taking on more influence from the psychedelic sounds of the sixties and early seventies and have crafted a refined sound that is packed with colorful sonic textures, and dense soundscape which provide an effortless platform for the Pop melodies and catchy hooks.

Having released two singles in 2018, Van Houten have now teamed up with Producer Martin Smith (Gomez, Bombay Bicycle Club, Richard Hawley) to take their music to the next level.

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Alex Rushfirth is an expert looper, writing playful melodies with lyrical themes pertaining to surviving in a world overrun by technology. Half songwriter, half producer - he can't decide what he wants to be and that's half the fun.

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HBJC Presents: Ben Haskins Trio
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

HBJC Presents: Ben Haskins Trio

7:30 kick off followed by an open jazz jam.

Free entry, donations to the musicians appreciated!

Ben Haskins’ trio plays some original compositions as well as a selection of favorite standards. The music draws influence from great trio guitarist such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Abercrombie and Jim Hall.

Ben Haskins -Guitar
Sam Jackson –Bass
Steve Hanley-Drums

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The Klittens // Bull // Serial Chiller // Middle Child
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Klittens // Bull // Serial Chiller // Middle Child

The Klittens
Bull
Serial Chiller
Middle Child

Wednesday 24th of July

£5 to support the international touring rock gods

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The Klittens are coming to the UK! Woooo!

Tonight they rock Leeds in the Hyde Park Book Club, with its excellent sound system, top food and super sweet casual rock vibes, you are in for a treat!

Hey! Check out this video of those Klittens playing live - HERE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZlM4E7oGmQ

But it's not just this one, The Klittens have LOADS of great songs, each one uniquely pleasing and cool as fuck. Hurrah!

Bull

Before that we'll have Bull - that's us!
Check out our latest vid featuring some sweet animation, it's called YOUEEE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6KJch7MLY4

Serial Chiller

More excellent ROCK comes from the super talented, right on and cool as holy hell - Serial Chiller! They're from Hull, super lovely guys and have played with The Klittens before in Amsterdam, check out this live vid of them playing at the same show as the 'bleeding gums' vid from dose KLITTENS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoBETvsGtww
Also real mint vid + song for 'Bed Mood'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_tQhjAXNAU
Fack yeah!

Middle Child

Opening up we have one of the greatest bands in the world, that's right, Middle Child (ex Worm). Middle Child play songs from the creative mind of Rory Welbrock with a tight AF full band. Middle Child will come straight from recording in Leeds on this day so will be loose and nimble, ready to drop another single.

Here's one called 'Nice Day', look out for another called 20/20 vision at the rock show - https://soundcloud.com/user-144884846/nice-day

Please please come, invite your friends, have a blast and celebrate some real sweet music. £5 feeds the Klittens.

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EitR Presents: Open Decks - Unity Day Fundraiser
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

EitR Presents: Open Decks - Unity Day Fundraiser

Always wanted a chance to mix off of a big old sound system? Want a chance to meet other DJs in the community?
Want to help fund HYDE PARK UNITY DAY this year?

Then come on down to the Book Club on July 21st from 6-11. We'll be powered by the mighty Elephant in the Room Sound System, which you can also catch at Unity Day.
So come have a boogie, have a mix and come support the best day of summer!!!

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the lunar age (J0826+2637)
Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

the lunar age (J0826+2637)

fourteen pulsars presents...

the lunar age (J0826+2637)

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a live audio/visual commemoration to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

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the evening will feature four acts each chronicling a different part of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, its conception, launch, journey and landing.

featuring...

TERRITORIAL GOBBING
sent from the far side of the Moon to teach us the ways of their people.

GAUZY
a solo outing for the synth wizard from Cattle and Thank.

ROSIE PARSONS
adventures in sound and video.

GOPHER
me, myself and i, includes lots of wires.

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Hyde park book club
Saturday 20th July 2019

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Miranda Arieh - ‘Ferine’ - Debut Album Launch Show Party!!
Jul
19
7:30 PM19:30

Miranda Arieh - ‘Ferine’ - Debut Album Launch Show Party!!

Come party with us! 3 years in the making, Miranda will be launching her long awaited debut album ‘Ferine’ with full band! Alongside the album launch there will also be premiere of her brand new video ‘Hold On’.
Plus cake 🎂

Come join the celebrations ❤️ A night of creative self expression and high vibe for us all 💫
Wear shoes made for DANCING.
Ferine > Feral > Wild > Untamed 🦁
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“Like a quasi mix of Bowie, Lennox and Gaga... Arieh’s the reinvention of pop music...”- Klefnotes

View ‘Impossible’: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzGNfAxy9eM

View ‘Soul Price’: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=leJZ0AskcY0

View ‘The End’: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZhwErSWchI

“Possibly the most intriguing and different sounding artist we have ever featured”- Listen To Discover

“Brilliant artist, love what she does”- Alan Raw BBC Introducing

“Lyrical genius”- On Magazine

“The queen of indie music is back on her throne”- Lakisha Skinner
Huge thanks to all my kickstarter backers for supporting me to make this all possible 💗 cannot wait to share Ferine with you all xxxx

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Heir Presents: Blueprint #6 (Uncovered)
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Heir Presents: Blueprint #6 (Uncovered)

Heir presents: Blueprint #6 (uncovered)
Hyde Park Book Club
Tickets: Early Birds SOLD OUT//£6 advance tickets on sale now - https://bit.ly/2WLVDKv
Wednesday 17th July

Blueprint is a collaborative arts night hosted and curated by Heir. Each event brings together a team of artistic collaborators and showcases the finest DIY music and art from both local and touring artists. Event #6 delivers the first chapter of the intimate new series: Blueprint (uncovered). These behind the scenes events will bring you even closer to the artists with stripped back performances and storytelling snapshots.

TEAM #6

~ MUSIC ~
Clean Cut Kid - https://spoti.fi/2KlyqNq
Peakes - https://spoti.fi/2FeOrR4
Fizzy Blood - https://spoti.fi/2RkDUbE

~ ILLUSTRATION ~
Joel Burden - http://bit.ly/2WITqPW
Bobbie Rae - http://bit.ly/2KUiq4s
Dan Skez - http://bit.ly/2WPlOET

~ PRINTED TEXTILES ~
Joy Rooney - http://bit.ly/2KW6ZZO

~ FASHION ~
Ley Clothing - http://bit.ly/2WM4zV2

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- Big Div Energy [Louise Young and Anja Atkinson]
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Lolshevism- Big Div Energy [Louise Young and Anja Atkinson]

Greetings to you lovers of comedy, friends of the laughter bug, comrades of good times and all that.

Join us on July 17th for Big Div Energy- Edinburgh Preview Featuring the talents rising stars Louise Young and Anja Atkinson previewing material for their Edinburgh Fringe debut.

Regulars at The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle these fiery lasses shouldn't be missed.

Louise Young is becoming known for her adept social commentary and plentiful gag rate. Just this year she became host of BBC Newcastle and BBC Tees Grin Up North show and runner up of Comedy Bloomers LGBTQ* Act of the Year. This Funny Women New Stage Award finalist (2017) is joined by Anja Atkinson, who is garnering attention for her relentless, caustic wit. Billed as ‘an exciting talent and one to watch’ (Carl Hutchinson) and Mr Shindigs New Act of the Year.

This is not one to be missed!

Plus MC- Rosie Dent-Spargo

With support from:
Dan Brabban
Luke Bowley
Jacob Rawcliffe

£5 Waged
£4 Unwaged

Doors 7PM
Show 7.30PM

Proceeds go to charity! Charity TBA.

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The Stroppies
Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

The Stroppies

Please Please You & Brudenell Social Club presents

The Stroppies

“Whoosh is a silly word,” says Gus Lord of the Stroppies. “There is something completely nonsense about it, especially when removed from any kind of context. For me it conjures up images of something absurd and transient - two things fundamental in the experience of listening to or making good pop music.”

Whoosh may indeed be a silly word but it almost onomatopoeically captures the sound and essence of The Stroppies first proper debut album, one that breezes along with boundless energy, a refrained pop strut, infectious grooves and the sort of jangling guitar melodies that sound like a prime-era Flying Nun band.

Between them, the Melbourne-based band - currently comprising of Gus Lord, Rory Heane, Claudia Serfaty and Adam Hewitt - have been in countless bands such as Boomgates, Twerps, Tyrannamen, Primetime, Blank Statements, The Blinds, White Walls, See Saw and Possible Humans. The band formed together around a kitchen table in 2016 with a heavy focus around the essence of collaboration and a DIY ethos. This led to an acclaimed cassette release of lounge room recordings, which was then pressed onto vinyl to more acclaim. The Stroppies next step was then taking their DIY approach to home recordings into the studio to make a transitional leap to what would become their proper studio debut. “Whoosh is our first concerted effort to make something with a bit more sonic depth,”says Claudia Serfaty (the bands other primary songwriter). “It was an attempt to take working processes that had been established in a home recording setting and build on them with a broader musical palette in the studio in order to push the band into new territory without compromising what made initial releases so endearing.”

Endearment is something that the Stroppies have no problem retaining on Whoosh. It’s a record that possesses all the spunk and gusto of a young band hurtling forward yet also knowing when to take their foot off the accelerator. It’s an album that simultaneously feels young and fresh but wise beyond its years. “Whoosh is the most robust sounding release we have ever recorded,” Serfaty says. Combining taut post-punk rhythms, indie jangle, seamless melody and sugary pop, it’s a record that Lord says is influenced by: “All sorts of things - life, work, relationships, old cartoons and the last 60+ years of guitar-based pop music in some form or another. This includes everything from Bill Fay to the Clean to Stephen Malkmus.”

Whoosh is a record that combines a natural sense of urgency with a thoughtful approach. Something that the recording process itself was emblematic of. “Budgetary restrictions meant that we had two days to lay the foundations,” Serfaty recalls. “So it was axe to the grind: burning through live takes interspersed with tea and Turkish food from the local kebab shop, which culminated in twelve half finished cuts, rough and ready.” That was the urgent part, what then followed was a focused and labour intensive approach to get the most out of the bare bones of the record as possible. “We spent hours building up, stripping down and mixing the work that had been recorded the month prior, throwing everything we could think of at the songs to see what would stick. We utilised whatever was on hand to pull sounds, including but not limited to vintage synths, rain sticks and an old door frame that we used for percussion.” This was done with Zachary Schneider, a friend of the band, budding producer and established musician who is most notable for his guitar work in bands such as Totally Mild, Free Time and Full Ugly.

By the end of that period the band got so absorbed in the record that they almost lost sight of it. “I'm still a little too close to this record for it to evoke anything in particular,” Lord says. “Except for perhaps dull anxiety. Towards the end of recording I felt like I was drowning in the process and lost all clarity on what it meant or it's value. Kind of like saying a word over and over again - it starts to lose all meaning.” Although with time comes clarity and even amidst the fog of making a record that has taken over his life, Lord knows the band has made something special. “Reflecting on the process I feel really proud of the album.”

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Skint & Demoralised
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Skint & Demoralised

Following a six-year hiatus, Skint & Demoralised returned with brand new single 'Boro Kitchen 4am' on 29 March. After receiving heavy airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music from one of the band's old champions Steve Lamacq, they follow it up with second single '#RefugeesWelcome' on 14 June (available to pre-order now on all platforms).

http://orcd.co/skintanddemoralised_refugees

This will be their first live performance up north for 6 years, in their native West Yorkshire nevertheless. Support comes from two of West Yorkshire's finest spoken word artists, Kirsty Taylor and Simon Widdop Poet.


"Lyrically cutting and insightful, it gets to the crux of the Brexit conundrum and its endless contradictions...after hearing 'Boro Kitchen 4am', the rule book on how to re-invent yourself as an anarchic and poetic force has been re-written" Travellers Tunes

"Lyrical, raw and arguing with the insistence of its setting: politics and cheap lager at a Teesside party, when it's time to go home but nobody's got the time, not to think about that" The State of The Arts


S&D are releasing their new material through iconic indie label Fierce Panda, with their fourth album 'We Are Humans' set to follow at the end of summer, before the band embark on a UK tour. Since their last album 'The Bit Between The Teeth' was released in 2013, Matt Abbott Poet has gone on to establish himself on the UK's flourishing spoken word scene, and David J Gledhill has gained international acclaim as a producer on his SOULS project.

This new incarnation of the band is urgent, political, and exactly what's needed in 2019 Britain.

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Paul Thomas Saunders & Hilang Child (joint headline)
Jul
8
7:30 PM19:30

Paul Thomas Saunders & Hilang Child (joint headline)

High & Lonesome & HPBC presents

Paul Thomas Saunders & Hilang Child

A joint headline tour by 2 old friends & incredible musicians...

Paul Thomas Saunders
With influences such as Joe Meek and Leonard Cohen, Paul Thomas Saunders encapsulates both the psychedelic soundscape and intellectual sentimentality that the sixties graced us with, then wraps it up in a spiraling contemporary shell.
www.facebook.com/paulthomassaunders

Hilang Child
Half-Welsh, half-Indonesian singer, songwriter and soundscapist, raised in South London but now residing in Brighton.
"Years is a record that throws the stage curtains open and steps into the spotlight, its richly embroidered songs finding a sumptuous sweet spot between mid-'70s Yes and the second Bon Iver LP" - Q Magazine
www.hilangchildmusic.com

Monday 8th July - 7.30pm
Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
www.highandlonesome.com

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GayGirl
Jul
1
7:30 PM19:30

GayGirl

Gaygirl come to Hyde Park Book Club on July 1st to bless us with their alt-grunge noise-pop, whilst retaining shoegazey undertones.

‘Indie Noir’ has been a term used to
describe the emotive, visceral sonic of this female-fronted four piece. For fans of MBV, Radiohead, Nirvana and
PJ Harvey; or those who want them all at once – get sent on a journey through the nuances of 90s
nostalgia-meets-now with jarring melodies and guttural guitar vibes.

“The new single leans towards their noisier influences, verging on 90's grunge but without limits, nodding towards
the bands pop appreciation and ready made for the playlists of major radio stations whilst the charm of guitarist
and vocalist, Bex, is sure to lure a larger and larger live audience.” So Young Magazine

Listen Here - https://soundcloud.com/gaygirlmusic/sick-note-1

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Don't Falter w/ The Seven Inches
Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

Don't Falter w/ The Seven Inches

Keep Saturday the 29th June free for Don’t Falter, as Leeds DIY indie favourites The Seven Inches are back! For those unfamiliar (really?) The Seven Inches pile up eclectic pop and rock music ingredients, mix them up with zest, heavily disguise allergens and ruthlessly discard anything that isn't fresh tasting. I mean fresh sounding. They aim to lift spirits, question preconceptions and incite dancing.

Come early (5pm) to catch an appearance from some fantastic young musicians from Horsforth Music Centre & North Leeds Music Centre.
It’s so important to support the next generation of awesome (they really are) musicians & you’ll be well impressed too.

All this as well as psyche-projections, dancing & the best tracks from the resident DJs is now all FREE ENTRY! No excuse to miss it or stay in, really.

7pm (5pm early doors) til 12am. All ages welcome. Hyde Park Book Club. Vegetarian/vegan food available all night. Bottled & draught beer.

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