Intercourse
Nov
17
9:30 PM21:30

Intercourse

Daytime: 
For many of us, the city is the space we find most of our interactions taking place, as well as where we pursue our goals, find frustrations, and the space which we inhabit together. Join us for a day of discussion with some of the most interesting thinkers & practitioners from across the city. 

We'll be discussing matters such as what does the spatial distribution of the city tell us about the city's attitude towards creativity? How does the city's theatre & film culture relate to its politics? How liveable is the city? How do we navigate collective decision making in the city? Alongside these questions we'll hear from some of the city's researchers, via the outward looking PubhD Leeds. It has been said that the city's academic quarters can be cut off from the city itself, PubHD aims to bridge some of that gap by bringing research into an informal setting.

Evening: £3 adv £5 otd (FREE with a donation for PAFRAS)

Our Perception of Today - Featuring The Bo's, Lara Jones and Muriel & Blazquez:

Five creatives play with their perceptions of the city and how their daily life becomes tangled around it. Using dance, spoken word, visual art and poetry, this evening will immerse the audience into a web of narratives. The artists involved will be The Bos, Lara Jones and Muriel & Blazquez who will be launching their first single. The event will also include the first ever screening of Muriel & Blazquez's music video to accompany the new single. In the single you meet a character who at first feels alone and alien to their body but eventually finds solace when they let the city's nightlife absorb them and protect them from their sobering day.

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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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Leah Senior
Feb
6
7:30 PM19:30

Leah Senior

Brudenell & HPBC presents...

Leah Senior
+ guest support.. TBA

6.2.19 | £6.00 ADVANCE | 19:30 Doors

https://www.facebook.com/LeahSeniorMusic/
https://www.leahsenior.com
https://leahsenior.bandcamp.com/album/leah-senior-summers-on-the-ground



Leah Senior silences audiences with her other-worldly presence and unique lyricism. Her breakthrough album Pretty Faces twirls gently in its own form of psych-folk revival. The Melbourne-based folk artist creates fragile but effortlessly nimble melodies that demonstrate a clarity of thought and studied discipline beyond her years. Her songs evoke the familiar and the peculiar, the poetic and the plain.

Pretty Faces sat proudly on the Flightless Records roster of 2017 and her distinctive voice also featured on King Gizzard's apocalyptic album Murder of The Universe, as the omnipresent female narrator. 

"Leah Senior is an amazing folk singer, very, very talented, and nothing like King Gizz's music at all. her songs equally terrifying, joyous, sad and exciting. We get chills watching her perform" - King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard.

The album Pretty Faces is an exploration of personal liberation acquired through loss and the breaking of expectations on oneself. The songs embody a sense of outsider freedom epitomised in the last track Loser “You’re a loser like me, pay the price for feeling free”. 

A chance late night encounter with King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard saw Leah Senior joining their independent label Flightless to release her first album Summer’s On The Ground.

Leah Senior's first album "Summer’s On The Ground" reveals a haunting and intimate storyteller, Rolling Stone giving the album four stars, saying “this is insular music, akin to eavesdropping on someone else’s prettily conveyed thoughts”. The album was also nominated for the Australian Music Prize as well as Best Folk and Roots Album for the Age Victoria Music Awards.. 

A folk island in a sea of psychedelia has proven to be a good fit for Senior. She joined the Flightless crew for the Gizzfest Tour 2017. Pretty Faces was recorded and produced with Gizzard’s own Joey Walker and features Michael Cavanagh on drums.

Leah Senior has performed extensively throughout Australia playing at major festivals including Golden Plains, Queenscliff Music Festival, Bigsound, Waverock, and Fairgrounds. 

Her captivating live performances have seen her supporting international artists including Calexico, Jessica Pratt, Moses Sumney, Julianna Barwick and more. When playing live, Leah is joined by her sister and her partner, creating a tapestry of ethereal harmonies and jangley 60s guitar sounds. 

Leah Senior is currently recording her third album and is set to release new music late 2018.

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Queen Zee
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Queen Zee

Brudenell presents...

Queen Zee
+ guest support.. TBA

https://www.facebook.com/queenzeeuk/
https://queenzeeuk.weebly.com



"They're strange people from Liverpool. I don't wanna say they're dirty, they look a little weird, but they rock like crazy" - Iggy Pop, 2018.

Deemed an 'unavoidably loud force for good' by Clash, Queen Zee burst forth from Merseyside in 2016. Releasing their debut single "Sissy Fists" in May 2017, the band gained popularity for their dangerous and explosive live show, tounge-in-cheek humor and DIY approach. Queen Zee's blend of garage punk chaos and queer glam has lead the band to be called "The Rocky Horror Picture Show on steroids" by BBC Radio 1's Phil Taggart. In 2018 the band shared a live session from the famous BBC Maida Vale studios on Huw Stephens Radio One new music show. The session made BBC history as the first ever all female crew on a Maida Vale recording. Queen Zee have appeared alongside Peaches, The Kills, Beth Ditto, Dream Wife, HMLTD & more

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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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Strange Cages + Guests
Mar
30
7:30 PM19:30

Strange Cages + Guests

Interior + Hyde Park Book Club proudly presents:

STRANGE CAGES (Brighton)

The band have already been making big strides in their short existence. Having followed up their Theo Verney produced debut 'Desert' with the single 'Pony', Strange Cages then went on to release their head-spinning EP ‘The Cracks’ last year, quickly gaining support from the likes of Clash Magazine, NME, Q Magazine, The 405 and The Line of Best Fit, whilst tearing up stages in support of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Night Beats, and Wand.

Now the 4-piece return with their best work yet, six expansive tracks that make up their Silver Queen EP. Combining elements of krautrock and post-punk with paranoid, schizophrenic vocals, Brighton has unearthed another gem in a city producing some of the most exciting acts in the UK right now.

Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2exB1Tw2kM&feature=youtu.be

+ Special Guests

Tickets now on sale via DICE - UK, USA & France + SEE Tickets

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Bowl Cut Presents: Penelope isles
Apr
7
8:00 PM20:00

Bowl Cut Presents: Penelope isles

Bowl Cut Records present...

PENELOPE ISLES!

It's been a while since we last hosted Penelope Isles in Leeds. Last time we saw them they where ripping up (not literally) a student basement deep in Woodhouse! Since then these lovely chaps have been very busy playing all over the place, including at End of the Road Festival! They've also only gone and signed for Bella Union!

Come and join us at the wonderful Hyde Park Book Club on April 7th and see what all the fuss is about.

Support to be announced.

£8 Adv.

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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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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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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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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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DJ Workshop for People of Colour - Satori in Autumn
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

DJ Workshop for People of Colour - Satori in Autumn

In a bid to make DJ-ing more accessible to People of Colour (PoC), your favourite DJ's favourite DJ, KMAH Radio's very own plugkeisha aka kodak crack, is hosting a beginner workshop exclusively for PoC.

For those who have not had the chance to ever touch CDJs before, this a great opportunity to come down and learn the basics.

Spaces are limited! So if you would like to attend, please sign up via https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JOLcdUldBhCxmURJw76Dnz3gtin4DeTVcCaWn27AbAc/edit

This workshop is being run ahead of Satori in Autumn event on November 16th - https://www.facebook.com/events/992270950946763/

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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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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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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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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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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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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 

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ALL PROFITS GO TO LEEDS MIND

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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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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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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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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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JO PASSED
Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

JO PASSED

Brudenell presents...

JO PASSED
+ support

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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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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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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