Tight Lines Jam - Manchester Special
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Tight Lines Jam - Manchester Special

TIGHT LINES JAM!

This month we've got some Manc oriented delights for you...

22:00 : Plume
Coming across the pennines for their second appearance at Tight Lines Jam are Plume. If you were lucky enough to catch 'em the first time you'll know they're a gift to your ears... A super tight outfit that float beautiful vocals over ambient soundscapes all backed up by deep groove. HEV.

21:00 : Jam
ANYbody welcome. Let's make some music. Triangles welcome.

20:30 : TL presents... Mr Scruff
Staying true to the Manny vibe, we thought we'd tribute a super stanky sampler and a world renowned selector. We'll buy you a drink if you wear a significant amount of spandex, man.

19:30 : artephis
Opening the evening and making their Leeds debut is artephis. To be honest, even we don't know what to expect: we've seen videos of full orchestra funky madness and small group Jazz vibes so fuck knows, we do know however, that the lines will be tight and the vibe, strong.

BOOM

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JO PASSED
Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

JO PASSED

Brudenell presents...

JO PASSED
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The nicest thing anyone has ever – ever – said to Jo Hirabayashi, frontman of Jo Passed, is that his band's debut album sounds like “fucked-up Beatles”. 'Their Prime', the full-length follow-up to Jo Passed’s two EPs, 'Up' and 'Out', does sound like fucked-up Beatles. It sounds like Lennon and McCartney discovered Can and Neu!, and maybe a little Sonic Youth and XTC along the way. It demonstrates that timeless knack for dreamy melodies – chord progressions that sound like they were created in a land far, far away. Lyrically, however, it's imbued with a philosophical longing for answers to questions that have resurfaced for the first time since the explosion of counterculture in the late 1960s and early 1970s. 

'Their Prime' is a record about identity and the loss of time that happens as a direct consequence of being in the city with nowhere to rent, no time outside of employment and no realistic expectations to live up to. It encompasses that fear of being beyond the glory years, the most creatively fruitful period of one’s life. Those years were lost to contemporary struggles for working relationships, home, identity and space. “It's me owning my worst nightmare,” he admits. “A lot of the Jo Passed project has been about confronting fears. I was afraid to move away from Vancouver to Montreal on my own. Afraid to leave musical relationships I had. Afraid to bear the full responsibility of a project. Being open about those fears is a good way of dealing with them. You end up at this point where you hit 30 and you're like, 'Oh what happened? Am I done? Did I not activate my main creative energy?' It's a ridiculous idea but 30 feels a little like 1000 in rock n roll terms.” You can hear the frustrations and the jitters in the crashing loud-and-quiet motifs throughout the album's twelve tracks, which offer up a patchwork quilt of sound, similar to Faust's IV or Fugazi's Red Medicine. 

Jo Passed originally consisted of Jo and his friend and drummer Mac Lawrie. The two moved to Montreal together, and toured the far-right corner of North America. After Jo’s return to Vancouver, multi-instrumentalist Bella Bébé joined the band in January of 2016, and multimedia artist Megan-Magdalena Bourne joined on bass, after working on a video for the song “Rage” (from Jo Passed’s 'Out' EP). 

Having worked with Bella, Mac, and Megan to create the live experience of 'Their Prime', it's touring and hearing people's reactions to the album that are at the forefront of Jo’s mind. “It's like I've put all my negativity into a place and now I'm lighting it on fire as a way of releasing it... by putting it out on Sub Pop, ha!” Indeed, sometimes you have to banish the bad vibes to get to the great ones.

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Owen Hatherley on The European City
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Owen Hatherley on The European City

Owen Hatherley is a writer and journalist whose varied body of work covers architecture, politics, aesthetics and culture. He is the author of numerous books, including Militant Modernism (Zero Books, 2009), A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain (Verso 2010), Landscapes of Communism: A History Through Buildings (Penguin, 2015) and The Ministry of Nostalgia (Verso, 2016). He edited and introduced a new edition of Ian Nairn's Nairn's Towns (Notting Hill Editions, 2013). His writing has appeared in the Architectural Review, Dezeen, The Guardian, The London Review of Books, Building Design and Jacobin Magazine. 

Owen will discuss his latest book The Trans-Europe Express: Tours of a Lost Continent (Allen Lane, 2018). In the book, Owen seeks to find out what makes the European city unique and coveted around world. He asks why European cities are so different from their Anglo-American counterparts and considers why attempts to mimic their achievements in Britain so often fail. In a journey spanning the Continent - from Skopje and Hull to Lviv and Hamburg - Owen visits public squares, modernist concert halls, city parks, peripheral housing estates and metro stations in an effort to capture the essence of European urbanism in the early twentieth century.

Following a discussion of the book and its themes, there will be an opportunity to ask Owen questions about his wider body of work.

This event is part of the State of the Arts IdeaSmiths series of talks on politics, cities and culture.

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HPJC presents: The Essentials Quartet
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

HPJC presents: The Essentials Quartet

The Hyde Park Jazz Club presents...

THE ESSENTIALS QUARTET

Featuring:
Jeff Hewer(guitar)
Jordan Dinsdale (drums)
Elliot Roffe (bass)
Will Blackstone (trumpet)

Brought together by a common love of playing jazz standards this quartet of Leeds jazzers is an exciting and dynamic group that performs interpretations of jazz classics in a contemporary style. Playing choice selections from the standard jazz repertoire this quartet brings an intense excitement and interplay to their music.

Their set will be followed by a jam. Free entry as always for the HPJC.

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Mick's w/ Gatto Fritto + Carlos (live)
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Mick's w/ Gatto Fritto + Carlos (live)

It's Gatto fritto!

And Carlos (live)! 

After a cracking do with Jon K a few months back we're ready for another one with two 2 excellent people who are also very good at making noises, this time making them in a cosy basement. 

Big thanks to everyone that braved the beast from east last time and partied till the end!

All profits will be going Refugee Community Kitchen after a mass eviction in dunkirk a couple of weeks ago. More info below ⬇️⬇️

Info:
Gatto Fritto
From RA: "Having released numerous sought after 12"s on the infamous [Andy Blake label] Dissident label throughout the 2000's as well as a handful of remixes and original productions on labels such as Soul Jazz, !K7, Love On The Rocks [and more recently a wickid compilation on Love International]." 

We love him for his dubbed out take on wave, wacky house, classic electro and techno, psychedelic afro and .. dub. Take a look yourself with this pure 🔥🔥 from a couple of years ago (with a lil b2b with vladmir ivkovic thrown in at the end) https://soundcloud.com/sameheads/gatto-fritto-08h-011h-new-dance-fantasy-winter-festival-150116


Carlos
Charlotte aka carlos bozley aka midnight carlos has been on our list of people to come and play for us for a while and we know how much of herself she pours into her music so its a real honor to have her come and play a live set for us. Check out this wickid tape on Cong Burn for more info! https://congburn.bandcamp.com/album/tape-06-carlos-x-anxiety-support-group

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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. 

Support from:

Autumns

Jellyskin

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

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Think Tank X Plant Life
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Think Tank X Plant Life

After taking a welcome post-birthday breather, we are finally back – and this time we brought some friends! 

We are absolutely thrilled to be teaming up with one of the most innovative ambient/experimental collectives to emerge over the past year – 

Plant Lìfe

Based primarily in Liverpool, Plant Lìfe aim to curate highly immersive ambient spaces that draw from natural aesthetics and sounds, in order to facilitate a sensory escape from the all-too overwhelming aspects of big city life.

Founding members (and Parish Steps alumni), Tom Fm and Haakon Bakerwill be bringing their unique take on nature-tinged sonic exploration to the Tank, with the aim of transporting you back to the wilderness - whatever the weather.

BYOPlants!

LINEUP: 

LUCAUFER 

It’s safe to say that Lucaufer is definitely one of the most exciting artists currently emerging from within the ambient scene and beyond. 

Based in London, Lucaufer has been fascinated with music and the sounds of her environment from an early age - In a recent interview with DJ Mag she cites Debussy, Swedish House Mafia and ‘the sound of crickets at night’ as being some of her earliest sources of inspiration. 

This incredibly broad range of influences, as well as her desire to not limit her creativity, led her to unconsciously gravitate towards the ‘expansiveness and looseness of ambient’, culminating in her debut release - ‘EP1’.

Released by TT (formerly Tobago Tracks) in June of this year, this astonishing EP succeeds in creating a deeply tangible sense of space and nostalgia, with each track unfolding as a seemingly effortless stream of consciousness, yet presented with the discipline of an artist whose musical lineage clearly runs very deep. 

We cannot wait to see where her journey takes us! 

https://tobagotracks.bandcamp.com/album/ep1
https://djmag.com/content/fresh-kicks-83-lucaufer

TEN 

Residing between the North and South West of the UK, ten (a.k.a Døminic Deane) has been making experimental/ambient music for the better part of a decade, with an extensive string of self-released material, as well as a recent split EP with Vacuum Exploration on Tandem Tapes earlier this year.

With his new album, ‘The Fog Bank’, slated for release this November, Ten will be exploring concepts such as human memory, and how we interpret, communicate and narrate our own stories. 

Using a combination of digital and analogue sounds, Ten’s performance promises to completely envelop any listeners in his characteristically lush textures and vast, expansive soundscapes. 

This is truly music to get lost in. 

https://tandemtapes.bandcamp.com/track/dj

SLEEPSANG 

Sheffield based Sleepsang is turning out to be one of the most intriguing emerging artists to have crossed our path in quite some time!

As opposed to many of the producers who fall under the ‘ambient’ umbrella, Sleepsang seems to be equally concerned with using rhythm as a vehicle for cultivating introspection, as well as melody and timbre.

This often imbues his music with a buoyancy and playfulness that, combined with his penchant for euphoric loops and textures, creates a sense of child-like wonder that will surely tease a blissful smile from even the most stoic of listeners!

https://interworldmedia.bandcamp.com/album/eternal-memory

VISUALS PROVIDED BY LAUREN HARRISON 

https://laurenharrisonartist.wordpress.com/

ARTWORK BY US AND IT 

https://www.facebook.com/usandit/

£5 OTD (SUGGESTED DONATION)
ALL PROFITS GO TO LEEDS MIND

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Natalie Holmes
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Natalie Holmes

After an exciting year releasing her new single 'Hideout', and collaborating with Anjunabeats artist Oliver Smith on their track 'Zero', Bristol-based singer/songwriter Natalie Holmes is on the road again. Holmes writes lilting, haunting and yet somehow invigorating pop, with honey toned vocals and an incredible depth to every song, and this October, she returns to her adopted hometown of Leeds with her band.

‘An invigorating listen’ - Record of the Day

'An inspired return from a songwriter we will enjoy watching develop over the coming months and years’ - Clash Magazine

'The inventive but familiar, simple but complex. She writes the kind of tunes that get inside your head and don’t let go' - BBC Introducing in the West

‘Natalie Holmes’ soaring vocals of witty lyricism are set against heartwarming acoustics’ - Fred Perry Subculture

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Manuka Hive // Lafayette Regency // Pacifica
Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

Manuka Hive // Lafayette Regency // Pacifica


Hyde Park Book Club & HOT WAXX presents...

Manuka Hive
FFO: Smashing Pumpkins | The Cribs | The Blinders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnoTez0Ef5g
Welcoming the alt-rock Yorkshire lads back to Leeds for a very special night. Making waves all around the U.K. along with a nod of the head from This Feeling to their newest single, you will not want to miss this explosive outfit on what will be an unforgettable live show.
On new single 'R.E.D: 'A powerful psychedelic trip into the hedonistic and hazy world of Manuka Hive that’ll leave you wanting more. Ones to watch' - GigSlutz

Lafayette Regency
FFO: Heming Wave | Black Rebel MC | Dead Weather
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeT51sbwUjI
As they used to spend too many electric nights wandering boulevard Lafayette in Clermont-Ferrand (known as the french capital of rock'n roll) JP, Arthur and Clément founded Lafayette Regency, with the same will to bring their french touch overseas.

Pacifica Band
FFO: ELO | Blue Oyster Cult | Dream Theater
https://pacificaband.bandcamp.com
Leeds based Prog-Rock band. 
"Their self titled debut plays homage to 90's Dream Theater, Yes and Transatlantic with its retro keyboards and playful riffs... If you were disappointed with 'The Astonishing', you might find Pacifica to be a suitable substitute for some good old fashioned Dream Theater-style prog” - Prog Talk

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HPJC Presents: Rebecca Joanne and Singers Jam
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: Rebecca Joanne and Singers Jam

A jazz vocals special this week as masterful songstress Rebecca Joanne performs favourites from the Great American Songbook accompanied by her quartet. The performance will be followed by a special jam for singers!

Music from 7.30pm followed by the jam
Please note this weeks jazz club will take place in the Cafe/bar area.

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Don't Falter with Slow Decades & Fond live
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Don't Falter with Slow Decades & Fond live

Don't Falter returns on Saturday 3rd November in the gloriously enlarged Hyde park Book Club! 

This time, two bands for your £3: 
From Newcastle, Slow Decades which as NARC recommended you “Look no further for dusty songs saturated with an unpolished, melancholy splendour" (check out www.slowdecades.co.uk to hear their album & singles).

Leeds power pop trio Fond have been described as being "like The Modern Lovers, having a creative summit with the ghost of Ivor Cutler, freaking out with Orange Juice" (give 'em a listen on https://fond-uk.bandcamp.com).

All this AND the Don't Falter DJs playing the best indiepop, (good) britpop, post punk, glam rock, art rock, new wave from the past 50 years (and plenty of current too!).

£3 OTD

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Virginia Wing + Guests
Nov
4
7:30 PM19:30

Virginia Wing + Guests

Tally Ho! Presents Virginia Wing + Guests

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3-vemGqdOM

'Ecstatic Arrow' borrows from the heterogeneous terrain of The Flying Lizard’s Fourth Wall, the exuberant technology assisted pop of Yellow Magic Orchestra and the playful sophistication of Lizzy Mercier Descloux’s Press Colour, arriving at the evergreen intersection of pop music and conceptual art.

The resolute opener of Be Released and album centre point The Female Genius pair resonant Fourth World instrumentation with sonorous, loping drum patterns. Elsewhere, the sentimental march of single The Second Shift plays out like an after-hours ballad re-imagined by Wally Badarou and For Every Window There’s a Curtain is coloured by the blue-lit haze of an Eventide warped tenor saxophone.

Three albums in, the voice of Alice Merida Richards is more compelling and expressive than ever. The glacial deadpan of previous records has given way to a more candid, self-possessed delivery, showing an appreciation for the humour and tragedy innate in the downtown Arcadia of Laurie Anderson, Robert Ashley or even Lynn Goldsmith’s Will Powers.

It’s with this voice that Richards outlines a simple ideality that fortifies the entirety of Ecstatic Arrow – inequality pervades, destructive behaviours are inherited and each subsequent generation has to reconcile the debts of its precursor – yet a space exists within ourselves and each other that houses a fact we must be reminded of – we have the ability to choose. Even in moments of frustration; the ascerbic eye-roll toward male entitlement, Glorious Idea or the world-weary Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, there persists a joy for living that refuses to be confined.

A depiction of a group finally at ease with itself, Ecstatic Arrow is a tribute to the internal momentum that quietly guides us toward our destination.

More TBA

£7 ADV from See, Jumbo, Crash and Dice.

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Dan Coulthurst Trio at HPJC
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Dan Coulthurst Trio at HPJC

Dan Coulthurst -Trumpet
Sam Jackson - Double Bass
Luke D'Aulerio - Drums

The trio explore both the traditional and more contemporary sides of jazz. The absence of a chordal instrument allows the band to approach repertoire with more freedom, which also gives them the opportunity to play more texturally and openly. The band take influence from Avishai Cohens 'Triveni', and strive to achieve the same level of intensity and musicality as the group

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Open Turntables
Nov
9
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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Rex Factor Live
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Rex Factor Live

Hugely exciting news at Rex Factor HQ – we’re going on tour! We will be doing 6 UK dates in November 2018 where we bring our podcast format to the live arena. We’re really excited about this and hope that all our lovely listeners will come along and make this a real success. We’ll be doing a series of grudge matches between some of the all-time greats of Rex Factor and the audience gets to pick the winner each night & then ask us anything in a Q&A.

Tickets are available NOW at £15 in advance, plus standard ticketing booking fee.

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HPJC Presents: Wilkins/ Harris [madame jazz special]
Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: Wilkins/ Harris [madame jazz special]

As part of their UK tour, we welcome Wilkins/ Harris duo to the Hyde Park Jazz Club. 

The captivating piano/ vocal duo combine imaginative original material with re-worked jazz standards and short interludes to create mesmerising wordless landscapes, virtuosic improvisation and heartfelt songs.

7:30 start followed by an open jazz jam.

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Shaku
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Shaku

Shaku are a 6-piece outfit hailing from all four corners of the globe. They aim to reinforce your nutritional system with a healthful 'six of your five a day' musical blend that is sure to fulfil your every dietary need. Fusing old school Jazz-Rock/Funk/Prog and Blues they spearhead a genre they like to call "Frog Rock", and look to croak their way up the rankings of Leeds' heavyweights and want nothing more than your undivided enjoyment! They play Hyde Park Book Club on 21st November.

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Saintseneca
Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

Saintseneca

Brudenell presents...

Saintseneca
+ guest support... tba

23/11/18 | £7.00 ADV (+stbf) | 19:30 doors

https://www.facebook.com/Saintseneca/
http://www.saintseneca.com/



Saintseneca’s Zac Little has been thinking a lot about memory. Not necessarily his memories, though they creep in often, too. Rather, he mulls over the idea of memory itself: its resilience, its haziness, how it slips away as we try to hang on, the way it resurfaces despite our best efforts to forget.

Memory is the common thread running throughout the Columbus folk-punk band’s fourth album, Pillar of Na, arriving in late summer via ANTI-Records. Following 2015's critically lauded Such Things, the new album’s name is rooted in remembrance, referencing the Genesis story of Lot’s wife who looks back at a burning Sodom after God instructs her not to. She looks back, and God turns her into a pillar of salt. “Na,” meanwhile, is the chemical symbol for sodium. "Nah" is a passive refusal and the universal song word. It means nothing and stands for nothing. It is "as it is."

Like Lot's wife, Little cannot help but revisit where—and how—he grew up. Raised in church in southeastern Appalachian Ohio, he took up preaching when he was still a teenager, sometimes in small country settings and other times to congregations of thousands. But these days he's more interested in listening. And questioning. 

Musically, Pillar of Na is Saintseneca’s most ambitious album to date, with Little aiming to incorporate genre elements he’d rarely heard in folk. “I wanted to use the idiom of folk-rock, or whatever you want to call it, and to try to do something that had never been done before," Little explains. "To reach way back, echoing ancient folk melodies, tie that into punk rock, and then push it into the future. I told Mike Mogis I wanted Violent Femmes meets the new Blade Runner soundtrack. I'm looking for the intersection between Kendrick Lamar and The Fairport Convention.”

“You're always going to be situated in the folk legacy,” Little continues, acknowledging his past recordings, which include three albums (the aforementioned Such Things, 2014's Dark Arc, 2011's Last) and three EPs (2016's The Mallwalker, 2010's Grey Flag, and 2009's self-titled). “But let’s move forward. I'm not trying to make the lost Velvet Underground B-side. I want to find something that has never been heard before, or at least go down trying."

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Mr Ben & the Bens 'Happy Shopper' Tour
Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

Mr Ben & the Bens 'Happy Shopper' Tour

Following the amazing success of the sell-out Bingo Records Split EP, Lancaster polymath Ben Hall, AKA Mr Ben & the Bens is back with four new songs and a UK tour.

Since the release of 'The Bluest Blues' and 'My Museum' on that record, Mr Ben has toured the UK with DIY legends The Lovely Eggs, played in session twice for Marc Riley on BBC Radio 6 Music, been on air all over the place, bought a new hat, eaten at least 17 pieces of toast and had a bath.

After all that, it was time to record some new stuff. Here's The Happy Shopper EP, out on Bingo Records.

For more information email bingorecs@gmail.com

Marc Riley, BBC 6 Music (re: The Bluest Blues): "This is a great tune, I like it an awful lot. One of my tracks of the year." “ Perfect Pop”

Piccadilly Records, Manchester: “It's an intoxicating combination of excellently written melodies and perfectly fitting vocal strafes.”

Clash Magazine, ‘Prolific, Lo-fi Pop type’

with support from

+ SUN DRIFT
www.facebook.com/sun-drift

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WYLDEST
Nov
27
7:30 PM19:30

WYLDEST

WYLDEST
+ support

Shoegaze meets glacial pop on Wyldest's most recent EP, Hitchhiker, released on Hand in Hive records. Go check out the title track, it's ace!
https://soundcloud.com/wyldest
https://open.spotify.com/album/2L5srW1w0Z6v0nmHEVEwEK?si=hHcKGzWvTJGzExU9Q0l6LA

Tuesday 27th November
Doors 7.30pm
£6.00 advance (+stbf), available from Crash, Jumbo and online

"Sparkling shoegaze-pop with a hop and a skip" 
*DIY*

“A mesmerizing combination that warps time and will have you reaching to hit replay instantly” 
*Pigeons & Planes*

Blending hazy shoegaze with gossamer synth-pop, Wyldest have been creating their own self-sufficient story since they appeared with early demos in 2015, immediately picking-up support from The Telegraph, DIY, The Line Of Best Fit and NME, comparisons with the likes of Warpaint and Grimes to Blonde Redhead and Chairlift and winning a slot at Green Man Festival. 

From writing and recording in their Greenwich studio, to designing their own artwork and producing videos, the London trio - fronted by songwriter and producer Zoe Mead, with Mariin Kallikorm on bass and guitar and drums from Jack Gooderham - do things their own way, as they explained in interviews with The Independent and Clash, the latter tipping the band with a Next Wave feature. 

Their 2017 Hitchhiker EP served as a real statement of intent from the incredibly creative outfit, enjoying glowing reviews from the likes of EARMILK and Indie Shuffle and Radio 1 play from long-time supporter Huw Stephens and 6 Music, leading to further live dates, including packed-out hometown shows, a House Of Vans headline, support slots with the likes of Martha Ffion and HalfNoise and a triumphant string of showcases at 2018’s SXSW and The Great Escape festivals. 

The band’s debut album is finished, with single 1 and shows across the UK kicking off in October 2018.

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HPJC Presents: Jiannis Pavlidis
Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: Jiannis Pavlidis

Born in Sweden, Jiannis Pavlidis lived in Stockholm from 1981-1990 and studied with Alvaro Is Rojas (formerly with Josephine Baker, Grady Tate, Joe Farrell) and Ola Bengtson (head of Jazz Department, Stockholm Royal Academy).

Through 1990-1994 he attended Berklee College of Music having recieved a partial scolarship (he graduated with Magna Cum Laude and won the Professional Performance Achievement Division Award) and studied guitar with Jon Damian (tutor of Bill Frisell, Wayne Krantz and Kurt Rosenwinkel), and attended classes under the direction of Rick Peckham, Hal Crook and Fred Lipsius (Blood Sweat and Tears) as well as having external private lessons with Jerry Bergonzi.

Jiannis, started working Professionally in 1983 and since then has performed across all genres (Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Greek folk music) in Sweden, USA, Serbia, Greece, Cyprus and England, with numerous appearances in live music venues, on Greek national TV and international festivals. 

Since 2003 he holds a MMus (Masters in Music Performance) through Leeds University.

Currently teaching as a principal lecturer on BA Jazz, BA Pop (principal studies, ensembles) at Leeds College of Music (2003-present). Many of his former students are pursuing a successful career within the UK music industry.

He has frequently performed all over England and Greece for the last 10 years, participating in tours and recordings as a leader and with world renowned artists David Liebman (2005,2010), Adam Nussbaum (2007,2010,2011) and with Greg Hutchinson (3 October 2015).

Latest project is with George Kontrafouris and Adam Nussbaum, released internationally on FMR records. 

www.jiannispavlidis.com/#organtrio

'Jiannis is a very talented guitarist with a very good mind for composition and arranging. The whole experience was a real pleasure.' - David Liebman

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The Burning Hell
Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

The Burning Hell

Hee Haw Sessions & Please Please You presents
The Burning Hell
The Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
Sunday 2nd December, 7.30pm. £9adv/£11otd

The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom, and the band has been on the road in one form or another since 2007, playing everywhere from the chaos of Glastonbury to the loneliness of the Arctic Circle, popping up in bars, festival tents, living rooms, abandoned bunkers, and a mental asylum in rural France along the way. Musically, the lineup and sound of the Burning Hell has been ever-changing, running the gamut from introspective folk to hyperactive rock and roll. This means both that no two Burning Hell records sound alike, and that the band can adapt to its surroundings like a karma of anthropomorphic chameleons, taking the audience on a supermarket-cart ride through hooky, upbeat pop songs, dark ballads about pet euthanasia, and anthems for barbarians, economic conferences, and love.

‘Kom’s writing is a breath of fresh air, and I can think of few songwriters I’d rather spend the apocalypse with…’
Folk Radio UK

‘The wordy songsmith behind Canadian quintet The Burning Hell, Mathias Kom has a dry wit and sharp eye that elevate indie-rock tunes into offbeat storytelling treats.’
Uncut Magazine

‘Those who love The Burning Hell really love them, and can't wait to share their respect for creative driving force Mathias Kom's hyper-literate, warm, and witty stories...Kom’s rapid fire lyrics contain deep emotional depth and wide narrative breadth while keeping a common touch.’
The Digital Fix

Website - http://www.wearetheburninghell.com/ 
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIRph805nJE
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEEqkT6GCW8
Audio - https://theburninghell.bandcamp.com/

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TVAM
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

TVAM

From behind his TVAM moniker, producer Joe Oxley reappears with his debut album ‘Psychic Data’ which will be released on Friday 19th October 2018.

Crafting a world which touches on our memories but toys with our fears, a world in which information seeps under your door and pools by your feet, a world in which he seeks to define everything from abandoned meanings to subconscious desires, PSYCHIC DATA invites us to experience the psychodrama first hand if you like The KVB or The Horrors then check TVAM out on Spotify now: https://spoti.fi/2KIWuJI

Tickets on sale Friday 6th July 10am

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HPJC Presents: The Pops Quartet + special guests
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: The Pops Quartet + special guests

Hyde Park Jazz Club and Madame Jazz present The Pops Quartet + Special Guests

Having recently graduated from Leeds College of Music, Poppy Daniels has been a prominent player in both the Leeds and London jazz scenes over the past 5 years.

With experience spanning a broad variety of genres, she has explored Dixieland to Afrobeat and Soul through to hip hop, in a variety of both original and professional projects.

7:30 start followed by an open jazz jam.

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Open Turntables
Dec
14
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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Breathe Panel
Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30

Breathe Panel

Signed to FatCat Records (C Duncan, TRAAMS, Sigur Rós) and now based in London and Brighton, Breathe Panel released their debut album on July 13th 2018. Recorded with Hookworms frontman and production wizard MJ at his Suburban Home Studio in Leeds, the band have drawn upon musical influences including Chris Cohen, Real Estate and Deerhunter.

Meeting at University, Josh Tyler, Nick Green and Benjamin Reeves sprung out of a vibrant scene of musicians playing and gigging together. Between writing in a shared house basement and taking long walks on the South Downs, Breathe Panel have crafted their own sound based around the intuitive songwriting partnership of Josh and Nick. 

Having already shared stages with the likes of Methyl Ethel, Quilt, Pip Blom, Holy Wave and The Big Moon, their live show is not one to miss.

Breathe Panel are: Nick Green (vocals and guitar), Josh Tyler (guitar), Benjamin Reeves (drums) and Alex Turner (bass guitar).

Listen: https://spoti.fi/2Ci2Nzp

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You Tell Me
Mar
12
7:30 PM19:30

You Tell Me

You Tell Me is the new musical venture from Sarah Hayes and Peter Brewis. They met performing together at a celebration of Kate Bush’s music, and have since then been writing and recording new songs between Glasgow and Sunderland. They come to Hyde Park Book Club on Tuesday 12th March 

If you're a fan of Field Music then check them out now
Listen: https://spoti.fi/2Cn2Fi2

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THE COATHANGERS
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

THE COATHANGERS

Please Please You & Brudenell Social Club presents
The Coathangers
+ Ditz
+ Crumbs

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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Heir presents: Blueprint #4
Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Heir presents: Blueprint #4

Heir presents: Blueprint #4

Blueprint is a collaborative arts night hosted by Heir. Each event is curated by a team of artistic collaborators and showcase the finest DIY music and art from both local and touring artists. Watch out, #4 is going to be a little bit good.

TEAM #4

~ MUSIC ~
Natalie McCool: goo.gl/wkJo4L
Far Caspian: goo.gl/urrWpC
KOATES: goo.gl/vJv2Ck

~ PHOTOGRAPHY ~
Alec Aarons: goo.gl/LF7C3k
George Yonge: goo.gl/eCkPUW

~ ANIMATION ~
OWL: goo.gl/sDtJ1t

~ SURFACE PATTERN DESIGN AND COLLAGE ~
Miriam Flower: goo.gl/ppoRxK
Lauren Lloyd

~ POETRY ~
James Carroll: goo.gl/g3uhqN

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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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.

Support from LELO

Listen: https://youtu.be/whrVfsMf99U

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

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Open Turntables
Oct
12
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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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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HPJC Presents: Today Only [madame jazz special]
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: Today Only [madame jazz special]

Come join us for a night of intimate live jazz at the Hyde Park Jazz Club. This week we will be joined by Today Only who will be sharing their luscious renditions of classic jazz tunes with us. 

Vocals - Olivia Bhattacharjee
Guitar - Luke Darlington

This weeks jazz club will be happening in the café/ bar area. 

7:30 start followed by an open jam. Bring your instruments!

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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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PubhD
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

PubhD

October PubhD will take place on Tuesday 9th at the Hyde Park Book Club.

We've got three great talks lined up on topics ranging from food science, history and chemistry. All titles, with short descriptions, will be announced soon. Each talk will be around 10 minutes, followed by up to 20 minutes of discussion.

All talks will be 'pub level' (no specialist knowledge will be assumed), with everyone welcome (and encouraged!) to attend. We hope you'll join us for another great night of interesting talks (in a larger venue which will accommodate everyone), and to celebrate our first event at Hyde Park Book Club - everyone and anyone is welcome!

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LUU Band Soc GIAG
Oct
8
7:30 PM19:30

LUU Band Soc GIAG

University of Leeds Band Society Proudly Presents...

The Racketeers

The Racketeers are an exciting new garage-rock band from the north of the UK. Their music mixes bright, pop-inspired vocal harmonies with biting guitar hooks, drawing influence from acts such as The Velvet Underground and Disclosure.

Everyday People

A New Wave Funk and Soul 5-piece band, based in Leeds. 
The group draw their influence from classic artists such as Sly and the Family Stone, Booker T. and the M.G.’s, as well as Nile Rodgers and Chic; from this they channel their own modern twist, to create the signature sound that is Everyday People. They work to fuse funky riffs and hooks with melodic vocals that are certain to keep the crowd moving.

Tasha

Singer/songwriter with a love of jazz and soul.

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Fresh Jive 20th Anniversary Pt 2 the main event!
Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

Fresh Jive 20th Anniversary Pt 2 the main event!

20 years in the game
After the buzz of the first Fresh Jive event in 6 years, lets roll out number 2. The very best of Leeds ready to deliver as always!

Live Basement session
ExP
DEFENDERS OF STYLE
THA OFFICE
YUGI AND KOURAGEOUS BEATS
LENCE

The One Deck Battle
***T-BREAKS VS DAN HILLS***
90s vinyl

BREAKDANCE SESSION with BATTLES Starts 6pm
Hosted by 10 Tonne and DJ Fingaz

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Lily Moore
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Lily Moore

If you saw George Ezra on his recent O2 Academy Leeds show, or Tom Grennan on tour in late 2017 then you probably saw Brighton based singer song writer Lily Moore. Taking inspiration at an early age from legends such as Etta James, Lauryn Hill, Sam Cooke and all points in between, Lily’s song writing has developed into a, disarmingly honest, stripped back style that brings to mind the likes of a young Amy Winehouse or Lianne La Havas. She comes back to Leeds at Hyde Park Book Club on 5th October after performing at Live at Leeds 2018 - check Lily out on Spotify now: https://spoti.fi/2IrhuQ5

Support: Plested

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Fatherson + Blue Americans
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

Fatherson + Blue Americans

The upwards trajectory of Fatherson blossoming career serves a heartening reminder that the hype machine is no substitute for talent, authenticity and graft. This is a band afforded no shortcuts to get where they are today, a success story built on word-of-mouth conversions. And they wouldn't have it any other way. Attend any Fatherson gig and you'll find a room echo with lyrics being sung back en masse by adoring fans. They've supported Kings Of Leon & Biffy Clyro previously, so if you're a fan of those check Fatherson out now: https://spoti.fi/2Nhwqnq

Support: Blue Americans

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HPJC Presents: Plays Monk
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: Plays Monk

United by a mutual love of the music of Thelonious Monk, Plays Monk uses the endlessly inventive music of Monk as a point of departure for 21st century music-making. Equal parts reverential and idiosyncratic; antagonistic and playful; traditional and modernistic.

Matthew Aplin – Keys
Sam Jackson – Bass
Jordan Dinsdale - Drums

Music from 7.30pm followed by a jam.
Please note this weeks jazz club will take place in the Cafe/bar area.

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Green Wood Community Bistro II
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Green Wood Community Bistro II

After the success of our first event, we will be doing another event on the 3rd October. The first was so well-received because of its homely and accepting atmosphere, fresh and diverse performances and delicious food.

This time the evening will begin with a communal feast - with vegan and gluten free options available. All food will again be supplied by Rainbow Junktion, a Real Junk Food Project cafe in Hyde Park, that transforms surplus food into health dinners.

Food will be followed by a workshop about housing cooperatives. Housing cooperatives are an established method for creating affordable, secure and fairer housing. If that appeals to you then please come early and learn more.

As like before a variety of performers will round off the evening. Last time we had provocative and beautiful poetry, storytelling and music. We are on the look out for new performers and collaborators to get involved - please get in touch if you are interested. Visual, sound, story - art celebrating 'Home' .

We hope to see you there
Green Wood Housing Coop
xx

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** CANCELLED ** Brandon Reilly (Nightmare of You / The Movielife)
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

** CANCELLED ** Brandon Reilly (Nightmare of You / The Movielife)

*** CANCELLED***

This show has been cancelled, refunds will be issued at the point of purchased. Apologies for any inconvenience, please see a statement from the artist below:

To my friends oversees: I’m so sorry to inform you that I have to cancel my tour that begins tomorrow. I injured my back yesterday, and today it’s worse and at a place where I need to have it looked at by a doctor. Getting on an airplane with luggage and guitar is an impossibility for me at this time. I’m so very sorry to anyone who was planning on coming to a show. Will make it up to you ASAP.”

Brandon Reilly - www.facebook.com/brandonreillymusic

Tickets £10 adv available from Jumbo Records, Crash Records, http://lunatickets.co.uk & http://seetickets.com

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To Be Here Now - The First Listen
Oct
1
8:00 PM20:00

To Be Here Now - The First Listen

Between late 2017 and early 2018, a group of Leeds' finest musicians came together to record some of the sounds being made in the city. Produced by Will Jackson at Eiger studios, the record that came from those sessions is currently being pressed and will be available for the first time on October 1st. 

Alongside being able to hear & collect the record, there'll be performances from some of those who appear on the record. 

Tickets are pay as you feel.

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Leeds Spoken Word Collective 4X4 Poetry Slam!
Sep
30
5:00 PM17:00

Leeds Spoken Word Collective 4X4 Poetry Slam!

Come through to THE FIRST: 
LEEDS SPOKEN WORD COLLECTIVE 4X4 POETRY SLAM! 

An evening of Spoken Word mayhem, where 4 teams battle it out to be crowned Leeds best spoken word team 2018 - LEEDS REPRESENT! Winner also receives a bonus prize money!!! 

X 4 teams
X 4 members
X 4 rounds
X 4 minutes

Teams: 
LS6 Outspoken
The Sunday Practise
Say It With Your Chest
Raw Words

Theme: Silence

Not only will you see the best spoken word battle of the year, but there will be local drummers to dance to and open mic for those of you who want to cause more havoc during the event! Audience judges will also be selected so come through and get involved!

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Horse Feathers
Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Horse Feathers

Brudenell presents...

HORSE FEATHERS
+ guest support..TBA

http://horsefeatherstheband.com/
https://www.facebook.com/horsefeatherstheband/

Horse Feathers feels like a secret you don’t really want to share. Over twelve years and five albums, a passionate fan base has experienced this band as a precious commodity that they want to keep close to their hearts. One reason for this can be found in lead singer Justin Ringle’s distinctive voice, at once vulnerable and piercing, and in the quality of the music: gorgeous, lush string arrangements surrounding stark, visceral lyrics whose bite makes a piquant juxtaposition to the surrounding beauty. 

Now, however, Horse Feathers has created an album that differs enough from its predecessors to suggest that the cat might get out of the bag. On Appreciation, their sixth full-length and the fifth on venerable independent label Kill Rock Stars, the signifiers of the band are there: Ringle’s warm tenor and lyrics that speak of work, love, and other struggles. But on this album less of the song dynamics are achieved with strings and more with an exciting new rhythm section steeped in Northern Soul. Longtime violinist Nathan Crockett and keyboardist Dustin Dybvig provide continuity, but much of Appreciation feels like the best of Ringle’s previous musical ideas just took a giant step into a larger arena. 

Recorded primarily in Kentucky (at La-La Land Studios in Louisville and Shangri-La Studios in Lexington), the new album features instrumentalists J. Tom Hnatow, Robby Cosenza and R&B vocalist Joslyn Hampton, who helped make Appreciation a mixture of strutting ‘70s-style country-pop (“Without Applause,” “Don’t Mean To Pry”) and supple soul (“Best To Leave,” “Evictions”). But Horse Feathers hasn’t gained accessibility at the expense of quality, nor at the expense of their signature instrumentation (“The Hex” might be the only R&B/soul song where the rhythmic lead is played on banjo). For those who crave what NPR called “the densely pretty seethe of Horse Feathers’ earlier ballads”, the album delivers “Born in Love” and “On the Rise”, accentuating the string surge with Hammond organ, piano, tambourine, and finger snaps. 

“It just felt like a fresh take on how my songs can come across,” Ringle says. “With this incarnation, it’s okay if what I’m doing right now is in fact kind of a pop song. I can have a chorus and repeat something. I’m more aware of that and enjoy it.” 

This artistic adjustment comes in the wake of a lot of changes in Ringle’s life. Not too long ago, he left his former hometown of Portland for the coastal city Astoria, Oregon. He’s also been dipping his toes into the world of record production, helping North Carolina band River Whyless with the recording of their last album We All The Light. After a while of bouncing between three states, as well as stops in Camas, Washington to finish Appreciation with longtime compatriot Skyler Norwood at Miracle Lake Studios, Ringle is finally settling down just in time to get ready to hit the road with Horse Feathers in support of this new album. “I wanna get out there and do my job,” he says. 

Diehard fans are going to find plenty to cherish on Appreciation. But they’re going to have to make room in the club house for a lot more people – with this album, the Horse Feathers secret is officially out.

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*MOVED* Paris_monster
Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

*MOVED* Paris_monster

** Paris_Monster will now be playing on this date at The Brudenell Social Club, supporting FLING. Any tickets purchased will still be valid for the show at the new venue ** 

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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HPJC presents: Alex Fisher Quartet
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC presents: Alex Fisher Quartet

Up and coming saxophone-wielder Alex Fisher brings his band to HPJC. With a love for performing classic and contemporary jazz, from Duke Ellington to Julian Argüelles, the quartet’s live performances promise something for everyone to enjoy. 

Alex Fisher – saxes
Nico Widdowson – keys
Sam Williams – bass
Richard Moulton - drums

Music from 8pm followed by a jam.

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LGBTQ The Music 2
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

LGBTQ The Music 2

Following our hugely enjoyable first event last year, Come Play With Meand PRS for Music proudly present an evening of discussions and performances celebrating LGBTQ+ people in music. 

Prominent key musicians and industry professionals will discuss their own experiences and journeys within the industry on a panel, covering a broad range of topics and allowing opportunity for questions from the audience. 

We're also ridiculously excited to bring you an an interview with two rather amazing artists: 

- Debbie Googe (My Bloody ValentinePrimal ScreamThurston Moore)

- Zena "Zee" Davine (of Liverpool Queercore band Queen Zee - described as an "unavoidably loud force for good" by Clash Magazine)


Alongside this, there will be workshops and more.

Our intention is to broaden participation in Leeds' multiple music scenes and genres from LGBTQ+ individuals and provide a safe space to share experiences and enjoy performances from artists across different genres. 

The event will be FREE to enter and there will be performances throughout the evening featuring key LGBTQ+ performers, also allowing for networking opportunities.

Funded by Leeds Inspired & PRS for 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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The Henry Bateman Band
Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Henry Bateman Band

Soundscape Events Presents: Henry Bateman Music

With Support From Run The River Band 
Hyde Park Book Club//24th September

"Not so much a breath of fresh air - more a full force musical gale that lifts you to places you didn't know existed. A very extraordinarily gifted young man; one of the coming musical generation's front-runners in the making" – John Drummond (musician and promotor for Brewery Blues, Gloucestershire)

Henry Bateman is a musician and songwriter based in Leeds and Gloucestershire, and recently graduated from the acclaimed Leeds College of Music. Never one to be in a ‘mould’, Henry’s style has been influenced by a range of original guitarists/singer/songwriters – ranging from Michael Hedges to Peter Gabriel, Randy Newman and James Taylor. 

Henry currently performs as a six-piece band, which features fellow Leeds College of Music students: Lewis Downs (guitar, vocals), Greg Burns (drums, percussion, vocals), Frazer Kerslake (bass), Chris Camm (keys, vocals), and Hannah Lamb (vocals), who are currently earning themselves a burgeoning reputation for their spellbinding live work - performing headline shows and high profile support slots around the UK.

At the age of sixteen, Henry released his debut EP ‘Open Arms’ with his album ‘Take A Form’ following in June 2015 – the latter being released to high critical acclaim, with Planet Stereo describing it as “Truly a masterpiece from beginning to end”. At the age of just 21, Henry released his second album 'Throwing & Catching' in November 2017 - with words such as 'enchanting' and 'stunning' appearing amongst rave reviews. Henry’s third solo album is due for release in Spring 2019.

www.henrybateman.co.uk

www.facebook.com/henrybatemanmusic

For fans of Peter Gabriel | Radiohead | Sam Brookes

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Bad Pelicans [Stolen Body Records] + support
Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

Bad Pelicans [Stolen Body Records] + support

Come Play With Me & HPBC Presents...

BAD PELICANS
+ Black Pudding

French svrf pvnks, Bad Pelicans of Stolen Body come to the book club. Go listen to their album 'Best Of':
https://badpelicans.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.facebook.com/badpels/

"Bad Pelicans are a trio of Fernando Dias (bass and vocals), Simon Vouland (drums) and Lucas Lecacheur (guitar) and they create a sound not unlike a cross between Jesus & Mary Chain, Cramps, Nirvana and the Velvet Underground. They mix up psychedelia, grunge, garage, lo-fi, slacker and horror surf to create a blend all their own, where the influences show, but don’t dominate their own individualism. They aren’t slaves to the genres, they take the shiny bits like magpies and create a treasure of modern noise. The music is often bared down to the minimum, but with surprising nuances, that drifts in and out like a surfer dipping in and out of the waves" - Louderthanwar


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Trembling Bells
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Trembling Bells

Trembling Bells are back in Leeds this September. The Glasgow based quintet have released five albums since 2008, all to unanimous critical acclaim. Their debut album “Carbeth” received an album of the month nomination in Uncut, Observer and Rolling Stone magazines and the group have earned praise from artists as diverse as Paul Weller, Stewart Lee and Joe Boyd.

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TBA

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Open Turntables All Dayer & Trembling Bells Support DJs
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Open Turntables All Dayer & Trembling Bells Support DJs

Open Turntables, the monthly night where you sign up and play your records to your friends will have an all dayer special event. 

What's different? 
Saturday 22 September 2018 -ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT
2 rooms; 1 hour DJ sets; 
Trembling Bells play in The Basement; 
7pm Room 2 - Open Turntables Hosts Oli & Tonij are The Folk in Our Souls

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, Dylan Quent and Oliver Neilson will host, 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. 

Listen back to previous nights @ https://www.mixcloud.com/hpbcopenturntables/

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