Petrol Girls are a feminist post-hardcore punk band, originally formed in London, with members from Austria, Lithuania and the UK. They come to Leeds at Hyde Park Book Club on September 17th in support of their new album 'Cut & Stitch’ OUT NOW! Check it out 👉https://spoti.fi/2Xgdjhz
PARLIAMENT MAY BE SUSPENDED BUT LOLSHEVISM IS NOT.
Your favourite Socialist Feminist Comedy Night is BACK and it's SEXIER than ever (hyperbole). Join our creative cohort of wonderful comedians, weary from the Edinburgh Fringe, but galvanised, ELECTRIFIED by their lust for comedy and their desire to make you all laugh your stripey rainbow socks off.
MC: Lewis Dunn
To support we have;
Headliner CALLIE VANDEWIELE.
Fierce, Feminist and Freaking Hilarious, Callie has performed across the UK and US. Having found exactly one grey hair near her forehead in 2016, Callie's comedy takes on adulthood in end-stage capitalism, expectations as THE WORST and the heartbreak we all experience as we face the endless void.
‘Her anecdotes left much of the audience in hysterics.’ – The Tab
‘Confident, relatable.’ – Cambridge Theatre Review
‘A delight to watch.’ – The Tab
Profits to Non-Binary Leeds Fund.
Admission fees- £5 waged. £4 unwaged.
Doors 7pm. Show start 7.30pm(ish).
The Independent: "Basically they're just a big mass of energy - four guys who write hugely infectious tracks with rough, snarling vocals and grunge riffs."
Britpop / Alt-Rock quartet OTHERKIN are coming to Leeds at Hyde Park Book Club on September 19th!
PLEASE NOTE TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AS THIS SHOW IS NOW CANCELLED
freese trio launch their new album 'the beast in the blueprint', partially funded by Manchester Jazz Festival's Hothouse Scheme, this album delves into the effects of depression, anxiety and trauma. Each track tells its own story, with an underlying thread tying it all together; a blend of triphop, electronica and grunge to create a new genre of darkness.
TIGER by the TAIL fuse together heavy electronic bass lines and melancholy vocals. Expect resonant frequencies, hard-hitting hooks and atmospheric soundscapes bound to move your heart and your feet. They met in late 2017 and began to amalgamate their signature sounds, experimenting with synthesis, cinematic sound-design and ethereal harmony to craft the genre they now coin ‘Cinematic Bass’.
Imi explores the boundaries between past and future, real vs imagined and natural vs artificial."Heavenly electronics that swirl up into a hallucinatory mesh of sound, it's driven by a desire towards expression" - Clash
Padawan Sound is founder of Yorkshire's leading ambient party, Think Tank: A Place For Your Head, Padawan Sound will be digging deep into his collection to bring you some of his favourite left field electronic and jazz cuts throughout the evening!
DOORS AT 7PM
This September, come and forget your worries, trials and tribulations, and get rid of that summer hangover with some much needed Weekend Respite.
We’re bringing together some of Leeds’ very finest musicians and visual artists, as well as some mates from slightly further afield in order to have a right ol’ good time in the artistic heart of Leeds - Hyde Park Book Club.
All proceeds from the event are going to Teenage Cancer Trust, in aid of all the amazing work they do to support Young People and their families in the fight against cancer.
Please check out more information about them and everything they do on the link below;
FR - £7 / SR - £8 / OTD - £10
Keep your eyes peeled for lineup announcements that’ll be dropping over the next couple of weeks.
Hanibl x Dante (12th Circle)
Pigeon Hands present 'Above Us All The Devil Is Laughing' Single Launch - Part 2: Leeds.
Reflective, lyric driven songwriting, inspired by the post-industrial North of England, and described by BBC Introducing as "utterly beautiful". Robbie typically makes up one fifth of much travelled collective The Buffalo Skinners, and this new single is his first solo release to feature a full band.
Speaking of the new release, Robbie says:
"‘Above Us All the Devil Is Laughing’ contemplates the struggle to find meaning and purpose in life’s daily battles, whilst being hopelessly aware that we can’t possibly win the war. Death, absurdity, late capitalism, chance and time are coming for all of us.
But maybe winning the war was never the point; maybe the real purpose is to find meaning and connection in each battle, and that we might have more compassion for ourselves in all of it. Human beings are inherently flawed in so many ways, and thank god that is the case, otherwise we would have none of the compassion, warmth or humour that gets us through."
Fig by Four (solo)
A staple of the Leeds DIY music scene and sometime member of Living Body, Crake, Esper Scout and no-doubt many, many other projects. Fig by Four is multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Sarah Statham, who weaves ethereal stories of connection, memory and loss into her beautifully off-kilter collection of songs, which swing between the viscerally immediate and the sweepingly cinematic. Like glimpsing diary entries or being walked through a dream, Fig by Four is a shift in perspective that draws you in and absorbs you in Sarah’s carefully crafted worlds, which are full of heart, warmth and real human spirit.
James Ewan Tait
Noted by Now Then magazine for his “unmistakable croon”, “impressive vocal range”, and “deeply personal delivery”. Tait utilises numerous guitar amplifiers and an array of modulating stereo delays and effects to create a three-dimensional yet minimal sound, around which he weaves his soulful, off-kilter guitar lines.
£5 suggested donation on the door
(no-one turned away for lack of funds)
Join The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses for an evening celebrating the independent publishing scene of Yorkshire. There’ll be readings from three extremely talented writers, and a presentation of the work and methods of three of the most exciting small publishers in the country today - plus the chance to buy books, drink drinks and hang out with excellent people.
And it’s free(!!!!)
Born in Stockton, California, singer/songwriter/guitarist Christopher Scott Kannberg established himself in the early '90s as the guitar player (and occasional songwriter) for highly influential indie rock outfit Pavement The Rock Band.
Returning at the start of 2019 with the single "Hyp-No-Tized," the first song taken from his third solo album 'We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized' ; Spiral Stairs - Preston School of Industry are back & coming to Hyde Park Book Club on September 23rd!
For Fans Of: Pavement The Rock Band | Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
Support from: Bull
Hpbc are super happy to have Serious Sam Barrett and James The Fang with us. Should be a good night, tickets are v.limited, so get in quick!
Here's a few things that have been said on them;
This track just demonstrates an amazing musical ability. The sustained brilliance of this playing is really something to behold. BOB HARRIS BBC Radio 2
Songs that rattle with the ghosts of Appalachian folk, and southern blues, yet sound emphatically English.
Excellent stripped back folk-MAVERICK MAGAZINE
Old before his years country-folk fellow who mixes intricate John Fahey finger-picking with confessional tales of dirty old Leeds - THE GUARDIAN
Serious Sam Barrett, from Addingham, splendid folk blues from the West Yorkshire hills.
Gideon Coe (BBC Radio 6)
"strong interplay between guitar and banjo, as well as the imagery of songs such as ‘From the Shoals to Montana’ and ‘Drive Your Way Home’ lend the album an authentic American flavour. Well worth checking out." Americana UK
PLASTIC MERMAIDS are a five-piece band from the Isle of Wight who, after building their own analogue studio, have self-produced one of the most genuinely original and sonically adventurous debut albums you’ll hear all year.
The spacey psych rockers come to Leeds on on September 28th at Hyde Park Book Club!!
Support from: Mi Mye
APRE are a multi-instrumentalist duo, combining a range of popular genres to create a distinctive Alternative-Indie-Electro-pop sound. Following on from supporting SEA GIRLS on a UK tour, they come to Leeds on October 1st at Hyde Park Book Club!!
PLEASE NOTE TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE DUE TO SHOW CANCELLATION
#LIVEwire Leeds #1
Salena Godden and Nafeesa Hamid
plus open mic
hosted by Matt Abbott Poet.
Nymphs & Thugs are the UK's leading spoken word record label. Since forming in 2015, they've become home to Louise Fazackerley- Poet, Matt Abbott, Toria Garbutt Poet, Salena Godden, Kevin P. Gilday - Writer & Spoken Word Artist and Luke Wright. Their #LIVEwire events are rapidly developing a reputation as one of the most electric nights on the scene.
Their new series of #LIVEwire events include four regional dates around England - Manchester (20 Sep), Bristol (13 Nov), Birmingham (22 Feb), Colchester (29 Apr) - as well as four resident nights at Hyde Park Book Club in Leeds. Each event will feature a unique line-up, with at least one N&T artist on the bill.
The first of the Leeds events pulls no punches, with globally renowned poet Salena Godden supported by Birmingham-based rising star Nafeesa Hamid. The night will be hosted by N&T founding owner Matt Abbott, and there are 6 open mic slots available on a first come, first served basis (details below).
One of the UK's foremost poets, and a regular at festivals and literary events around the world. After gracing stages for 25 years, her rebellious livewire spirit unparalleled. Her 'Pessimism Is For Lightweights' pamphlet took UK poetry by storm last summer, and her 'LIVEwire' album was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award in 2016.
Nafeesa Hamid is a British-Pakistani poet and playwright based in Birmingham. Her work covers taboo themes such as sex, domestic violence and mental health, using personal experience as a basis for her writing. Her debut collection 'Besharam' was published by VERVE poetry press in 2018.
Matt Abbott is freshly establishing on the UK's scene. His debut one-man show 'Two Little Ducks' earned 5* reviews at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017 and on a 22-date UK theatre tour last autumn, and was accompanied by his debut poetry collection on Verve. He formed N&T in spring 2015 and fronts alternative act Skint & Demoralised.
There are 6 open mic slots available on a first come, first served basis. Each open mic slot lasts 5 minutes, and we encourage as diverse a range of poets as possible. You can apply for a slot by emailing Matt on email@example.com.
Irish Grunge-rock trio Fangclub come to Leeds on October 3rd at Hyde Park Book Club! The band have previously supported the likes of Muse, Biffy Clyro, The Smashing Pumpkins & The Cribs.
For Fans Of: Biffy Clyro | Twin Atlantic | Demob Happy
Tickets on-sale Friday 17th May 9am from Lunatickets:
Parish Events presents... Richard Spaven
Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
Friday 4th October 2019
Doors 7.30pm - £10 advance - 14+
Tickets onsale from Seetickets.com / Crash Records / Jumbo Records & HPBC website.
Richard introduces us to his personal musical journey. The moment in time where a jazz drummer affirms his love for club culture, delivering an album that explores and defies genres, from Drum ’n’ Bass to Broken Beat to Dubstep and more, seen through the lens of a drummer. All combined with Richard's unique subtle style, which has made him a sought-after performer with many great artists as well as at drum shows and festivals around the world.
First single ‘The Self’ features Jordan Rakei and explores the 140bpm world of dubstep. Second single ‘Law’ is an ode to Spaven's passion for Drum 'n' Bass. Awash with Stuart McCallum's melancholic chords, the tight shifting rhythms showcase Spaven's trademark drumming style - precision, creativity and finesse. The singles have received BBC airplay from Benji B, Mary Anne Hobbs, Gilles Peterson and Jamie Cullum.
Richard Spaven has gained international recognition and praise for supplying the drums for many artists on stage and in the studio. José James, Guru's Jazzmatazz, Flying Lotus, The Cinematic Orchestra, TY and more recently Jameszoo. Working closely with a diverse range of artists has made him a genre-defying drummer.
‘The Self’ album also features collaborations with artists from diverse backgrounds: Jordan Rakei, Jameszoo, pianist Kris Bowers, MC Cleveland Watkiss and Richard's established partner in crime, guitarist and composer Stuart McCallum.
Formed in Leeds in 2015, KOYO have fast become a major factor in the city’s burgeoning music scene.
A powerful live force, KOYO create sonic spectacles through soaring layers of sound. Songs become extended improvisations, spontaneous expressions of emotion. Based on their electric live performance they were selected to open the BBC Introducing Stage at the 2017 Reading and Leeds festivals, the latter resulting in a mention in the Guardian Online review. In 2018, they followed up with critically acclaimed performances at Rockaway Beach Festival, Live at Leeds, Camden Rocks, Sheffield Tramlines and Download festival.
Their eponymous debut album was released in September 2017 to critical acclaim receiving outstanding press reviews in Q Magazine, Classic Rock Magazine, Planet Rock Magazine, Prog Magazine and Louder than War. The album also made the Top 25 albums of 2017 in Classic Rock, Prog Magazine and Louder than War, at #24, #19 and #21 respectively.
Having successfully road-tested stunning new material on their recent 2018 September tour, they re-entered the studio in February 2019. With latest single “Before” serving as a foretaste, they plan several releases throughout 2019/20, starting with “Circles” in late August.
They come to Leeds on October 8th at Hyde Park Book Club! Tickets are on-sale now
Wednesday 9th October 2019
Hyde Park Book Club
£6 Early Bird / £10 General Admission
FFO - The Japanese House / Zola Blood / Art School Girlfriend
🎧 - https://spoti.fi/33AF4G2
Tickets on sale from Ticket Arena and Eventbrite UK
Multi-instrumentalist, producer, writer and singer FAVELA creates evocative, melodic soundscapes which have touched listeners from all points of the globe. Earnest and heartfelt lyrics punctuated by layers of warm and understated yet impactful production have resulted in millions of plays and support from worldwide radio including BBC Radio 1.
After opening the Dance to the Radio stage at Leeds Festival 2018 & a storming set at this years Live at Leeds, fast rising Dream-pop outfit Far Caspian come to Leeds on Thursday October 10th for a headline show at Hyde Park Book Club!
For Fans Of: MGMT | Wild Nothing | Empire of the Sun
Irish Grunge-rock trio Fangclub come to Leeds on October 3rd at Hyde Park Book Club! The band have previously supported the likes of Biffy Clyro, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes & Twin Atlantic.
For Fans Of: Biffy Clyro | Twin Atlantic | Demob Happy
Husky Loops are a band set on breaking the rules, bending genre boundaries and stepping boldly into the unknown. Drawing influence from everything from rock to hip-hop, their tracks strike a perfect balance between the unhinged nature of their live shows and the huge detail that goes into every single one of their recordings.
They come to Leeds on Saturday October 12th at Hyde Park Book Club!
+ Special Guests TBA
13.10.2019 | £9.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors
Peggy Sue are London-via-Brighton indie duo Rosa Slade and Katy Young. Founded in 2007, the band have released four albums, culminating in the critically acclaimed 'Choir Of Echoes', and toured with the likes of Jack White, Local Natives and La Luz.
Fifth album 'Vices', due Autumn 2019, will be their first in four years and the first release on the band's own Souvenirs Records. 'Slow Fade', a lo-fi celebration of restlessness (released impatiently in 2017), was an apt first taste of the melancholy optimism that fills the ten tracks of Vices. The single and upcoming album borrow in equal parts from the perfectly-constructed pop songs of the 1960s and the understated, noisey guitar experiments of 90s indie bands including The Breeders and Blur.
Peggy Sue’s front-women Rosa and Katy have spent the past four years in the great company of all-female singing group Deep Throat Choir (Bella Union), building Vices gradually all the while in studios across London with the help of producer Jimmy Robertson (Choir of Echoes) and new recruits Dan Blackett (Landshapes), Ben Gregory (GRIP TIGHT) and Euan Hinshelwood (Younghusband).
Norwegian punk/art pop quartet Pom Poko unofficial come to Leeds at Hyde Park Book Club on Tuesday October 15th 2019
The bands debut album 'Birthday Party' epitomises their drive to create music that’s noisy, fun, and more than just a little bizarre.
For Fans Of: Dream Wife | Django Django
Support from: Orchards
+ Special Guests TBA
18.10.2019 | £7.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors
Francis Lung is a singer/songwriter, producer and multi instrumentalist from Manchester. He began writing and stockpiling music after the demise of his former band WU LYF in 2012. The unique brand of Power Pop featured on his recorded output spans genres as diverse as Disco, Soft Rock and Alt. Country whilst gliding seamlessly between them.
He released his first EP "Vol I" on his own imprint ‘Songs Records’ in 2015 which The Line OF Best Fit called ‘A masterful anthology of tender, classic songwriting. The “Vol II” EP followed in 2016 which Noisey praised for its ’lilting melodies, thoughtful, complex arrangements and aching post-punk atmospherics thrown in for good measure”.
San Francisco band Hot Flash Heat Wave rose to prominence in the Bay Area music scene in 2015 with the release of their 'Gutter Girl' music video, from their debut album Neapolitan, with its accompanying video eventually trending on Reddit. Their versatile sound, at times reminiscent of psychedelia, dream pop, and post-punk, demonstrates a dynamic range of songwriting prowess centered around consistently infectious, sun-soaked melodies and guitar hooks. They come to Hyde Park Book Club on 22nd October>
FFO - The Regrettes / Gus Dapperton
🎧 - https://spoti.fi/2WTZTwl
+ Special Guests TBA
23.10.2019 | £7.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors
"Very few artists these days make rock and roll as threatening as Bambara." – LOUD AND QUIET [8/10]
BBC6: Steve Lamacq -
"One of my favourite things I finally saw for the first time at South By this year. They made it all worth while"
"This is one of my favourite tracks of 2019 so far." - Referring to "Monument"
"I've listened to this record an awful lot. It's by Bambara and we're just waiting for them to announce more dates in the UK."
"The first album I bought upon my return from SXSW having seen them on the final night of the festival. I mean they're terrific live. Very compelling to watch and such a commanding presence."
"The best thing I heard last year was easily Bambara and their album Shadow On Everything [...] I just love everything they do - and I think they're one of the best live acts I've ever seen. [...] They're violent and passionate, interested and interesting and good-looking, and they're much cooler than we are." - Joe Talbot (IDLES), MOJO
Alex Tracey melds funk and indie-pop to create fresh, infectious rhythms that make it impossible to keep your feet still. Having already had support slots with coveted artists like Saint Raymond & Chase n Status, Alex is set for big things. Catch him at Hyde Park Book Club on 24th October.
Support from Surefire Affair & BACKSPACE
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"Politically astute, angry, intelligent, gritty and air-punchingly brilliant." - DIY Magazine
Following on from touring with the likes of Idles & Slaves, Punk quartet LIFE come to Leeds at Hyde Park Book Club on October 28th in support of their forthcoming new album ‘A Picture of Good Health’ releasing September 20th!!
Tickets | Facebook Event
+ Special Guests TBA
29.10.2019 | £5.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors
Every element of Egyptian Blue’s fierce, uncompromising sound feels like hypnotism fuelled by psychosis. Their grinding riffs achieve a mesmeric power through brute repetition, while their rhythm section produces taut, nervous energy and intense post-punk grooves in equal measure.
If you discovered them through their recent track ‘To Be Felt’, which was supported by Huw Stephens, Jack Saunders, Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy and Tom Ravenscroft, you’ll connect with the dark mania that pulsates throughout their debut EP ‘Collateral Damage’. It’s under a new deal with Yala! Records, the label co-founded by former Maccabee Felix White and home to the likes of The Magic Gang and Willie J Healey.
Dual frontmen Andy Buss and Leith Ambrose first bonded over early Foals and The Maccabees and have played music together ever since. They’re the type of people you expect to find in an essential new band: two lifelong friends who share a seemingly telepathic connection.
They formed Egyptian Blue in their late teens, with Luke Phelps on bass. Initially practicing above a jewellery shop in their hometown of Colchester, they were the epitome of a band reacting to the mundanity of their surroundings. Early jams often devolved into marathon sessions of fourteen hours or more, made all the more chaotic by the amount of whisky they’d share.
“We got raided by the police a couple of times because we were playing ridiculously loud music at five am above a jewellers in the centre of town,” summarises Andy, as if it’s a rite of passage that everyone goes through.
“Our rehearsals were a joke,” sighs Leith, “but we thought we were taking it seriously.”
With life in Colchester growing stale, Egyptian Blue moved to Brighton – a place they agree was exciting because “it had a lot more to offer us as people and as musicians.” Another big moment came at a King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard gig. Seeing a band that well-drilled made them rethink the work ethic that their own project required.
Released late in 2017, their debut single ‘Cut Me A Hole’ was the first calling card for Egyptian Blue’s growing talents. Yet they’d soon be following a different path to that track’s psyche-tinged punk attack. When they returned almost a year later with ‘To Be Felt’, they sounded like a modernist take on Gang of Four’s seminal ‘Entertainment’ album filtered through Canadian post-punks Preoccupations.
They credit much of that recent transition in their sound to new drummer Isaac Ide. Not only has he allowed the band to push forwards by freshening up their dynamic, but he’s also formed a powerhouse partnership with Luke.
That direction continues on the ‘Collateral Damage’ EP, which was produced by Theo Verney (FUR, TRAAMS). Anxious, angsty and foreboding, the lead track and new single ‘Collateral’ is driven by Luke’s propulsive bass combined with tight percussion. Meanwhile Andy and Leith trade lyrics which explode with vitriol and recriminatory aggression.
Andy wrote the song after visiting a friend who suffers from severe social anxiety. “He told me he’d fallen in love with someone he met online,” he recalls,” but he was coming to terms with the realisation that they’d never be able to meet it person due to his anxiety. It kind of broke my heart.” In contrast, Leith’s verse explores the idea of letting someone down, but not wanting to hurt them in the process.
‘Collateral’ and another new song, the Birthday Party flavoured ‘Adderall’, were written in the same day and both simmer with barely controlled chaos. The EP is completed with by ‘Contain It’ and ‘To Be Felt’, both tracks which pick up that Gang of Four baton of driving bass and jagged guitars. Like the artwork that accompanies it, the EP is a magnetising collage of sounds.
The four songs are also inspired by snapshots of conversations heard during a night out. Or, as Ambrose notes, “The bitter end of the evening where people say something interesting. Or when someone says something that triggers negative thoughts in your head.”
“And the sort of thing you say and immediately regret,” interjects Andy.
Egyptian Blue’s connection with Yala! started when they supported Willie J Healey at Yala! club nights in Manchester and London. They’re now also confirmed to play the label’s stage at this summer’s All Points East festival. IDLES’ frontman Joe Talbot has also fallen under their spell, describing them as “fucking sick.”
Now on tour with The Murder Capital, Egyptian Blue are part of a new wave of intense bands who are making guitar music vital again.
+ Special Guests TBA
02.11.2019 | £10.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors
Alice Jemima has just announced a 14-date UK headline tour for autumn 2019 which includes a London show at Corsica Studios on Friday 25th October 2019.
After a two year studio break writing new material , the undeniably talented Alice Jemima recently revealed a brand new single ‘Icarus’ which she co-wrote with Sophie Ellis Bextor and producer Simon Byrt.
Alice’s new single ‘Icarus’ is the first single to be released from her much anticipated second album to be released later this year. ‘Icarus’ spearheads a more upbeat pop-infused return for Alice but her trademark sultry vocals and unique production style is still very much evident. In her own words ‘Icarus a song based on a story from Greek Mythology – in which Icarus flies too close to the sun, his wings catch fire and he drowns in the sea. In the song the plea is for the relationship to reach the heights of being in love, but without the fear of falling’
Alice Jemima released her captivating debut self-titled album in 2017 to much critical acclaim and has achieved over 25-million album streams to date with several of the tracks being placed in adverts for Ralph Lauren, Simple Skincare, Macy’s and Topshop Radio support came from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens (‘Tip Of The Week’ ) Annie Mac, Sophie Little & Monki and Alice achieved Radio 1 playlisting with her single ‘Dodged a Bullet’. Other supporters included John Kennedy (Radio X) and Tom Robinson (6Music). Alice has also performed live at Boardmasters, Bestival Lattitude, The Great Escape and SXSW.
Swimming Tapes draw on a range of musical influences, from the effortless summer melodies of The Beach Boys to Wild Nothing’s dreamy, shoegazing hue through to the interweaving guitar work of Real Estate.
After a brilliant set at Live at Leeds 2019, they return to the city on November 3rd at Hyde Park Book Club, tickets on-sale Friday 24th May from Lunatickets
5 piece guitar band FEET's unique brand of crease pop draws comparisons to the likes of Parquet Courts & Talking Heads.
After supporting the likes of Honeyblood & Declan McKenna, they come to Leeds at Hyde Park Book Club on November 5th!!
Pre-order their debut album ‘What’s Inside is More Than Just Ham’ from: smarturl.it/FEETDebutAlbum
Tickets on-sale Friday 7th June 10am from Lunatickets
High & Lonesome and Hey! Manchester present...
+ Special Guests TBA
07.11.2019 | £12.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors
Tickets on-sale 07.06.19 at 11am.
Sam Amidon is a singer-fiddler-banjoist-guitarist originally hailing from Vermont, US. He has released six solo albums on the Nonesuch and Bedroom Community labels, most recently 2017’s “The Following Mountain.” Amidon's material for these albums often consists of adventurous reworkings of traditional American ballads, hymns and work songs, with the New York Times writing that Amidon "transforms all of the songs, changing their colours and loading them with trapdoors." The albums have been deeply collaborative in nature, inviting contributions from musicians such as composer Nico Muhly, guitarist Bill Frisell, and trumpeter Kenny Wheeler.
Sam Amidon has also recorded or performed as a guest artists with musicians such as Bon Iver, Emmylou Harris, Tune-Yards, Pekka Kuusisto, and Amidon’s wife Beth Orton. He has also appeared as a soloist performing with ensembles such as the Kronos Quartet, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Aurora Orchestra, among others.
+ Special Guests TBA
09.11.2019 | £12.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors
Gifted with a unique ability to fuse musical genres and influences to craft songs that feel fresh and wholly her own, with her new album Putting On Airs, Erin Rae has thrown down a direct challenge to the stereotype of what a Southern singer should be. Both lyrically and sonically, she strikes a fiercely independent chord, proudly releasing a deeply personal record that reflects her own upbringing in Tennessee, including the prejudices and injustices that she witnessed as a child that continue to impact her life to this day. According to Rae, "this album was born out of a need to do some healing work in my personal life, in order to address some fears and patterns of mine to allow my true feelings to come to the surface."
Buoying the release is Rae’s reputation as an enthralling live performer, which has earned her the respect of Nashville peers and music notables alike, including Grammy Award winner John Paul White, who has signed her to his Florence, Alabama-based label, Single Lock Records. Rae joins a Single Lock roster that includes Nicole Atkins, St. Paul And The Broken Bones, and White himself, who said “When I first heard Erin’s compelling voice, I knew nothing about her. It was live, with no intro (she was opening for friends of mine), and I was instantly transfixed. I couldn’t wait to engage, and that’s something I very seldom feel, much less do. I was thrilled to find out her personality was as engaging as her voice and songs, and that she was looking for a home. I couldn’t be happier to be hitching our wagons together.”
Recorded in the dead of winter at The Refuge, a historic former Franciscan monastery-turned-creative space on Wisconsin’s Fox River, the isolated environment created the perfect setting for Erin and her bandmates to track these genre-busting songs, using the chapel and other unique spaces within the cavernous building to explore new sonic boundaries, all while continuing to showcase Erin’s trademark vocals and song-serving restraint first heard on her critically-acclaimed 2015 debut album, Soon Enough.
The unique sound of the record is inspired by the innovative 1960s European production techniques from artists like the Beatles and Francoise Hardy, paired alongside the restraint and minimalism of modern artists like Wilco and Richard Hawley, bridging the sonic gap between classic songwriting and a modern indie-rock ethos. The album was co-produced by engineer Dan Knobler (Rodney Crowell, Tift Merritt) and multi-instrumentalist Jerry Bernhardt. Dominic Billett also served an integral role in the collective that worked together to create the album’s innovative and varied sonic pallet, providing the perfect soundscape for Erin’s soothing vocals, bathing everything in the warmth and purity that has become her trademark sound.
+ Special Guests TBA
13.11.2019 | £8.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors
Mega Bog is the fluid musical moniker of songwriter Erin Elizabeth Birgy, a Pacific Northwestern rodeo child with an unmistakable laugh, who was allegedly cursed upon conception. She has spent the last ten years channeling, capturing, and releasing her unique bouquet of fragrant, sci-fi pop experiments with a handful of bicoastal collaborators. Mega Bog has visited a significant portion of the Western world, frequently looping the USA and Europe to sing in tiny art spaces and haunted historical theaters alike. The live concerts are known for their emotional unpredictability. Onstage, Erin’s current mood is amplified, for better or for worse; she is an honest and unflinching performer.
The title of Mega Bog’s newest album Dolphine—her fifth, and first for Paradise of Bachelors—is inspired by a myth that suggests that, as humankind evolved from sea creatures, some individuals chose not to leave the water and walk the earth, but rather to stay in the ocean and explore the darkness as dolphins. (The extra ‘e’ was added to take the word out of the everyday, translating it into a potential futuristic dialect.) Dolphine is an album for the swimming human shadow obscured by waves. The songwriting was inspired by Erin’s own swim through a myriad of overwhelming emotions, including the ongoing mourning following the death of her childhood horse companion Rose, her navigation of the feelings and physicality of two abortions, and the hapless and shattering social, political, and environmental turmoil on the planet known as Earth.
In October of 2016, Erin took her dark sketches to the Outlier Inn studio in Woodridge, NY, with a passionate crew of deeply bonded musicians. Together, they arranged and executed these eleven dizzy pop songs, live, over a tight seven days. In addition to Birgy (vocals, guitar, piano), the lineup included Meg Duffy (guitar), Matt Bachmann (bass), Derek Baron (drums), James Krivchenia (engineering, percussion, effects), Aaron Otheim(synthesizers, piano), and Ash Rickli (guitar and vocals). Later, Will Murdoch (clarinet, synthesizers) and Zach Burba (synthesizers, bass) offered their own atmospheric overdubs from their home on the West Coast. Over the next year, Erin added to the tapestry with vocal contributions by Nick Hakim and Kalen Remy Walther, upright bass by Benjamin Murphy, textural guitar by Austin Jackson, and saxophone by Jeff Tobias, until she had successfully excavated each cold mystery with proper care and wonder. The completed sound is thick and inviting. Bellowing, breathless vocals, mystical lyrics with the presence of poetry and the intuitive logic of dreams, and promiscuous, sometimes dissonant chord structures swirl together, coalescing into hazy and hypnotic fantasies.
The songs of Dolphine are ablaze with jealousy, anger, and sadness as well as the powerful glow that comes from attempting to hold those feelings with care. Inspired by the poetry of Alice Notley, the novels of Ursula K. Le Guin, and the art of Ian Cheng, Birgy spins her manic web of emotions into beautiful, abstract future poems. With each lurid image—a stupid scorpion, an abdomen of small snakes, another picture of milk, foxes bloating up Eastern expressway shoulders—Erin dunks listeners deep into her subconscious, and it’s up to us to surface, buoyant, and paddle through.
On album opener “For the Old World,” anguished affection and confusion bloom over lounge-music genre perversions, both ethereal and belligerent. On “Diary of a Rose,” Erin steps through her losses and growths to a continuous groove that crescendoes into melodic chaos and revelation. “Truth in the Wild” (the title is taken from a quote by Ian Cheng) speaks surreal and lonely images over soft percussion, classical guitars, and clarinet, pointing to influences like Joni Mitchell’s jazz period and Laurie Anderson’s 1989 record Strange Angels. “Untitled (with ‘C’)” was written for Philando Castile the day after his murder, and “Fwee Again” works through all of Dolphine’s devotions instrumentally.
Ash Rickli wrote and sang the airy outlier “Spit in the Eye of the Fire King,” recorded on the porch of the studio with the wind chimes blowing. Between the album’s recording sessions and its release, Ash’s heart stopped unexpectedly during one of his live shows in Athens, Georgia. He was thirty. The tragedy, devastating to the many people who loved him, permeates the album. Ash sings:
I’m never afraid
I was born in the dark
And I’ll die in the light with a tear in my mouth
To extinguish the spark that put light by itself
It’s the one thing I could think to do to help
At the beginning of the sessions, Ash wrote a radio play based on his playful interpretation of Erin’s tarot reading for herself. Titled Avenging Mind, it was intended as a companion piece to Dolphine. The recording remains unfinished. The following monologue is an excerpt:
That which is freely given… Energy passing unseen from my inner eye … exacting compassion and careful deliberate movements… There! … That sphere! … Of course it’s not an ordinary time machine; it’s an incubation chamber. One that exists between planes, floating lucidly on the edge of dreams through the spires of Crystal City and beyond to the mountains. I can feel her forming now … “Athene” … Safe from the punishment of endless time and realized in a realm through which all things intersect and seem to dissolve.
Dolphine, too, inhabits that realm of realization.
Alt rock / indie pop quartet BLOXX fuse grunge with classic indie-influenced melodies creating a unique and exciting sound!
After a stellar performance playing The Wardrobe Leeds at #LAL2019 & supporting Pale Waves and The Wombats, they come to Leeds at Hyde Park Book Club on November 14th!
For Fans Of: Sundara Karma | Pale Waves | Best Coast
Tickets on-sale Monday 8th July from Lunatickets:
Hyde Park Book Club is really excited to present:
Too Many T's
Bringing their 'Golden Era' inspired UK Hip-Hop to Leeds after supporting the likes of Snoop Dogg, De La Soul, Public Enemy and Collaborating with Flux Pavillion.
After a 14-months of promoting their debut album, Too Many T's have clocked up over 5.5M plays online with South City. Released in September 2017, the album has had seven singles and videos, two of which were “world first’s”; Hang Tight - the first ever music video shot on a Facebook Live stream, and PATTERNS, the first ever full CGI music video, which was created by cracking an Xbox Kinect camera and producing in gaming software. If you’ve not seen, check it out below:
P A T T E R N S - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2srkD_BTVkg
Also listen to their album here - https://open.spotify.com/artist/0FgjAZMPItkvIiFPyC39Ea?si=gxOlLIgyTx6AqaP0UkmeTg
Tickets - https://www.seetickets.com/event/too-many-t-s-grieves-co-headline-leeds/hyde-park-book-club/1407152?fbclid=IwAR373PPgJ6gUWvwvHqOumiGW7gn9yZVnmFZml8XtKa7fI01PyfBaKOHo308&lang=en-GB
VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE WHICH INCLUDES;
* One (1) Ticket to the Show w/ Early Entry
* One (1) Meet & Greet w/ Grieves and photo opportunity
* One (1) Limited Edition Tour VIP Show Poster
* One (1) Limited Edition Tour VIP merch item
* One (1) Limited Edition VIP Tour Laminate + Lanyard
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As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats does Countdown, Comedy Central's Roast Battle & BBC's upcoming TV show Good Omens.
In 2019 if you want to be a 'successful independent woman person' you better have something you want to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. In her SBJ™ Jayde will rifle through all the noise and self-promotion and figure out what's actually going on.
'Britain’s Funniest Woman comic' Daily Mail has put the sequins and showbiz in a box (for now), 'She’s a star.' said The Guardian after last years extravaganza - but if you want to be a successful woman in 2019 - it’s time to get serious. If pop stars, razors and even sausage rolls can attach themselves to important movements to sell themselves why can’t Jayde Adams?
'She’s a star' Guardian
'Glamour, glitter and a deconstruction of modern feminism? Now that’s divine.' Fest Mag
'There’s little doubt that Adams is anything but stardom bound.' Evening Standard
'A naturally comic storyteller. She's hilarious.'
Alice Jones, I Paper
'A poised performer with a wealth of potential. Jayde is anything but jaded.’ Chortle
Age Guidance 14+
ayde Adams - The Ballad of Kylie Jenners Old Face
Presented by Burning Duck Comedy Club @
Leeds Hyde Park Book Club
Sun 24th Nov, 2019, Doors 7.30 - Show 8.00
As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats does Countdown, Comedy Central's Roast
Battle & BBC's upcoming TV show Good Omens.
In 2019 if you want to be a 'successful independent woman person' you
better have something you want to say and you better be wearing a
Serious Black Jumper™. In her SBJ™ Jayde will rifle through all the
noise and self-promotion and figure out what's actually going on.
'Britain’s Funniest Woman comic' Daily Mail has put the sequins and
showbiz in a box (for now), 'She’s a star.' said The Guardian after
last years extravaganza - but if you want to be a successful woman in
2019 - it’s time to get serious. If pop stars, razors and even sausage
rolls can attach themselves to important movements to sell themselves
why can’t Jayde Adams?
'She’s a star' Guardian
'Glamour, glitter and a deconstruction of modern feminism? Now that’s
divine.' Fest Mag
'There’s little doubt that Adams is anything but stardom bound.'
'A naturally comic storyteller. She's hilarious.' Alice Jones, I Paper
'A poised performer with a wealth of potential. Jayde is anything but
Age Guidance 14+
£12.00 tickets available at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/478807
Hyde Park Book Club
HOT WAXX and Hyde Park Book Club present....
FFO: The National | Frightened Rabbit | The Maccabees
China Bears were formed in Somerset in 2015 by twin brothers Ivan (guitar / vox) and Frazer (guitar). The line-up was completed after meeting bassist James and drummer Dean at university in Guildford later that year.
Perhaps unsurprisingly drawing influence from bands such as The National, Dry The River, Frightened Rabbit and Snow Patrol, China Bears create misery-strewn indie anthems combining ambient guitars, choral vocals and raw lyric writing. The end result is a fantastically precise sound which takes the original emo loud / quiet template of, say, Death Cab For Cutie, but adds a stadium-sized sonic sucker punch. All of which is evinced by their forthcoming debut EP out on August 9th via Fierce Panda Records.
Green Gardens new Double A side single 'Change The Lights // Deadlight' is another step towards cementing the bands an exciting and unique sound. Playing off their old-school and contemporary influences, these tunes demonstrate the bands unique brand of gritty, nostalgic art rock.
4 Piece Indie/Rock Band based in Leeds.
Isaiah & the Moon.Waves
Moons ago, the waves finally came together to deliver grooves. Funk drums, soulful vocals, indie guitar riffs and lyrical explorations of the heart.
+ Uncle Buzzard
28.11.19 | £7.50 Advance | 20:00 Doors
Please note, this show is rescheduled from the April 7th show. All tickets for the April 7th gig remain valid for this date, and all other details remain the same.
Like breaking open a rock to discover a crystal inside. Shimmering, intimate and beautifully destructive, this is the experience of Penelope Isles. Siblings Jack and Lily Wolter make music that reveals a curiosity and sensitivity to the world around them. The four-piece band from Brighton via the Isle of Man have a sound that unfolds both dramatically and softly. Nostalgic, but undeniably new, Penelope Isles’ debut LP ‘Until The Tide Creeps In’ is released March 2019 on Bella Union Records. For the lovers of early Arcade Fire, Grandaddy and Mogwai.
American singer/songwriter Vinnie Caruana is most prominently known for fronting pop-punk band the Movielife, and post-hardcore ensemble I Am the Avalanche.
He comes to Leeds for a headline show at The Key Club on Saturday December 7th performing a set of I Am The Avalanche, Movielife & Solo Material!
Tickets on-sale Friday 2nd August 10am from Lunatickets:
Brudenell & Please Please You present...
+ Special Guests TBA
08.12.2019 | £11.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors
Through four full-length albums, Dawn Landes has blazed her own path with songs that are as fresh as they are timeless. Still, there’s no mistaking that strains of Nashville reside in her voice and in her musical soul, and now, with her fifth album, Landes is finally bringing them to center stage.
“Meet Me At The River” is Landes’ self-described “Nashville record,” and she has assured its pedigree by enlisting the production skills of Fred Foster, the Country Music Hall of Fame member who played a pivotal role in the careers of Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, and Kris Kristofferson.
Two years ago, Landes reached out to Foster, and a four-hour visit to his Nashville home convinced both they were musical kindred spirits. With roots in both Louisville, Kentucky, and Branson, Missouri, Landes has been attracting ardent fans and critical acclaim since entering New York’s music scene in 2000. Along the way, she has collaborated with such contemporaries as Sufjan Stevens, Justin Townes Earle, and Norah Jones, creating music for albums, movies, and television that crosses folk, rock, and alternative genres.
To develop the album together, Landes and Foster underwent a months-long process of what Foster calls “wood-shedding” – hours of listening to music, discussing ideas, and finetuning lyrics.
Ten songs written or co-written by Landes made the cut, offering a range of musical moods and attitudes. “How to Say ‘I Love You’” and “I Don’t Dance” (a duet with Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare) show off Landes’ light touch with melody and lyrics, while “Wind and Rain” and “Southern Girl” are searing testimonies to heartbreak. Landes takes inspiration from classic country themes with “Why They Name Whiskey After Men,” “Traveling,” and “Old Memories.” For the title track, “Meet Me at the River,” Landes expresses wistful longings; she takes on eternal questions with the simple, and simply exquisite, “What Will I Do?” With “Keep on Moving,” she embraces the tradition of music as political expression. Rounding out the album are two songs written by Jimmy Driftwood, the late American folk singer-songwriter and activist whom Foster produced in the 1960s.
Foster and sound engineer Kyle Lehning oversaw the two series of recording sessions, held six months apart, and drew in the cream of Nashville’s studio musicians to collaborate. The result is an album that brims with Nashville authenticity, while at the same time shining the spotlight on Landes’ own authentic voice.
Originally determined to simply make a “Nashville record,” Landes has since moved to the city and become a part of its music scene. She’s now eager to share the new album, “Meet Me at the River”.
Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album 'No Mind No Money' and subsequent hibernation, Beach Baby are BACK! The post-punk quartet come to Leeds at Hyde Park Book Club on Friday 20th December!! Check out their brand new single 'Big Wow' on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2TxxYgR
Tickets on-sale Monday 19th August 10am from Lunatickets:
Wasuremono are a Dream Pop foursome crafting atmospheric pop songs in their shed studio. Following on from touring with The Flaming Lips, they come to Leeds at Hyde Park Book Club on January 31st 2020!
For Fans Of: The Orielles | Yellow Days
Tickets on-sale now from Lunatickets:
Hyde Park Book Club Presents:
Man & The Echo, Embarking on their Latest and Biggest ever UK Tour: Men Of The Movement.
Touring the release of their incoming Album, Man & The Echo come to Leeds on the 29.09.19.
Listen Here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3DNzjUuJD51tAN4f7kOfFy?si=2GPk9FUjQneImyN-vdtwOw
Tickets £10 ADV
APRE are a multi-instrumentalist duo, combining a range of popular genres to create a distinctive Alternative-Indie-Electro-pop sound. Following on from supporting SEA GIRLS on a UK tour, they come to Leeds on February 19th at Hyde Park Book Club!!
Tickets on-sale now from Lunatickets >>
Two Time Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, Four Time Chortle Award Nominee, John Kearns returns!
Still a slave to dairy, the Gregorian calendar and Greenwich Mean Time, he is flesh and blood after all. A funny man, not for everyone of course, but remember this mustn’t be mistaken as an invite rather a heads up. Based on the theory that the most interesting places on maps are the empty spaces, John has booked a tour, stopping by at some places that look like people share hot water bottles with their landlords. The show implores you to learn lessons from your ceiling and realise Fred Astaire actually knew very well what he was doing. Directed by Olivier winner, Jon Brittain.
“He has forged comedy gold” ★★★★★ Chortle
“A supreme stand up - richly idiosynchratic comedy” ★★★★ The Guardian
“A true comedy original” ★★★★★ Time Out
“A distant, absurdist cousin of Tony Hancock… one of the oddest and most original comic performers on the Fringe.” ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph
“Kearns could be your new King of Comedy” ★★★★★ The Evening Standard
Tickets Here - £12
Nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2017 and 2018, Ahir Shah is on tour again with his new stand-up show DOTS. Featuring Shah's signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination, and real fun jokes, DOTS explores love, politics, culture, depression, and faith in an effort to examine the necessity, utility, presence, and absence of certainty. Probably.
Shah's last show, DUFFER, was performed to packed houses and critical acclaim at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, followed by a sold-out run in London's West End, and a UK and international tour.
As seen on Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, and The Mash Report.
"Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny ... a blazing talent firing on all cylinders" ***** (Telegraph)
"Magnificent" ***** (List)
Age Guidance 16+
Trudy & The Romance
Please Note this show is now CANCELLLED
+ Special Guests TBA
04.09.2019 | £10.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors
Chicago singer/songwriter/producer Gia Margaret describes her music as “sleep rock.” It’s a genre all her own, combining elements of folk, shoegaze, slowcore, ambient electronica and trip hop. For her self-produced debut album, There’s Always Glimmer(out July 27, 2018 on Orindal Records), Gia Margaret crafted twelve gorgeously melancholic lullabies to combat her own insomnia, and to salvage some beauty from the brighter and darker moments of her life.
There’s Always Glimmer explores relationships between friends, family members and significant others, often in past tense. Sparse verses isolate mundane moments of domestic and urban life, and choruses ache with earnest expressions of yearning and loss. The disarmingly simple language of Gia Margaret’s lyrics, when carried by the melodic sparkle of her singing voice, have the power to elevate an ordinary moment into something supremely nostalgic and sentimental. A ride on a train, a hand on a shoulder, a dog in a yard, the light of the moon through an apartment window are each made significant and sacred, worthy of examination and preservation.
As much as it addresses the unease in our lives, each song on There’s Always Glimmer is steeped in loving comfort, awash with gentle sounds to usher the still minutes before dreams come, when we’re left alone amidst the shadows and the echoes of our memory. There’s Always Glimmer exists to fill the darkness and the quiet.
From the cliffs of Big Sur to the North Carolina backwoods - the solo work of Mountain Man member Molly Sarlé brings open-hearted, unflinching songwriting perfect for late-night karaoke comedowns, plaintive morning walks, and conjuring the spirit world.
She comes to Leeds on September 3rd at Hyde Park Book Club! Tickets on-sale Friday May 10th 9am from Lunatickets >> http://bit.ly/MollySarleLeeds19
N0V3L (Tin Angel Records)
+ Special Guests TBA
02.09.2019 | £8.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors
Novel is an engine of entertainment and social criticism weaponizing rhythm and melody against the unsound powers that be. Rigid new-wave, angular funk, polyrhythmic disco and intellectual punk together approximate a radical new sound that forms the principal means of ideological circulation. Drawing influence from such mindful predecessors as Devo and Public Enemy, Novel offers an empowering, politically-charged stance in fierce opposition to the modern cultural landscape, reflecting the corrupted nature of humanity back upon itself.
A sense of foreboding and comic paranoia pervades the debut EP: corporate power looms large, technological isolation seems omnipresent, and bureaucracy mines the psyche of detached participants. This constructed reality presents a hard-earned escape through critical thinking and direct action, acting as a call to mindfulness and moral resistance. Translated through the power of electric music.
Please Please You presents...
+ Special Guests TBA
31.08.2019 | £8.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors
Yama Warashi, meaning small child like mountain spirit, are a Bristol based art rock ensemble fronted by Zun Zun Egui’s Yoshino Shigihara. Inspired by Japanese folk dance, free jazz, tribal African music and heavily saturated in psychedelia. Lyrically outlandish and charming, melodically addictive and mythical.
In the first two years of forming the group have released an EP and a long player titled ‘Moon Egg’ on Stolen Body Recordings which have picked up support from BBC Introducing, the British Underground, Radio 3’s Late Junction and BBC6 Music. Their music included on Wire Magazines give away, heavily discussed on the blogosphere including The Skinny and Loud Quite. Live performances include Latitude Festival, Green Man and support slots with the likes of Flamingods, This is the Kit and Dakha Brakha.
In celebration of their debut LP, The Be Positives will be sharing a UK Tour with The Happy Soul!
The Be Positives are:
Michael Seal - Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Robert Hatton - Bass, Vocals
Callum Darley - Drums, Vocals
Simon Mayne - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Melodic music made in Manchester.
Pop, Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Country.
The Happy Soul are a four-piece melodic power-pop band from Manchester, UK.
They have recently released their second studio album, ‘Big Wow’ to critical acclaim.
‘Big Wow, the second album from The Happy Soul, is an enjoyable blend of strong harmonies, pop panache and swingin’ highs relived, when necessary, by just the right amount of melancholy dreaminess. Influences include Frank Zappa, Jake Thackray, Mahalia Jackson, Scott Walker, Nilsson and The Beach Boys- all of which the band is able to synthesise into a cohesive and robust sound.’ Adam Lowe, Vada Magazine
The Happy Soul are:
Mark Simpson (Vocals/Guitar),
Mick Pauline (Drums/Vocals)
Sally Mason (Bass/Keyboards/Vocals)
Jon Donohue (Guitar/Bass/Vocals).
FREE TICKETS HERE - YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET:
To celebrate 10 years of Restrap and the official premiere of Restrap's short film Arigatou, we would like to invite you to join us for a night of cycling films, conversations, beers and music.
In September 2018, four friends decided to ride their bikes across Japan without a clue of what to expect. Arigatou is the product of this adventure, a short film that takes you from Osaka to Tokyo via the infamous Mount Norikura, the highest paved road in Japan.
Come and join us for the premiere at Hyde Park Book Club on Saturday the 10th of August for an evening of beers and food, screenings of two cycling films Velo Malaysia and Arigatou, a Q&A with the riders and a DJ set afterwards.
There is a capacity for this event so please get yourself a free ticket to secure a place. Food and drinks are not included but will be available to buy from the guys at HPBC.
John Myrtle is releasing his debut EP, ‘Here’s John Mrytle’, on Bingo Records and Sad Club Records and is taking the jangle pop that has earned him fans at BBC 6 Music and Rough Trade on the road.
‘Here’s John Myrtle’ sees John collect a number of his early demos and live favourites, as well as new songs, and record and mix them proper for this release.
The EP shows the best of John Myrtle’s idiosyncratic pop songs so far, and builds on the recordings done on old tape machines in his bedroom by adding parts from live band members Ben Bartrop and Sean Harper.
Tracks ‘Cyril The Slug’ and ‘Foggy’ have already gained extensive airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music and the band played their first live session for Marc Riley on the station in March.
Radio X and Amazing Radio have also been backing the tunes, and ‘Cyril The Slug’ attracted the praise of Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand and FFS.
John Myrtle and his band have been honing their live show all year, having played with labelmates Mr Ben & the Bens as well as fellow 6 Music favourites Lavinia Blackwall and Wesley Gonzalez.
~~~ SUPPORT from Rosey PM and Sun Drift ~~~
A perfect way to spend a summer afternoon & evening, hanging out and listening to live music from some of the city's finest, while enjoying some drinks and top food at one of the coolest venues.
*****This is an all ages event!****
'A band to watch, they really are that good' - Local Sound Focus
"A band who were just born to be superstars." - Guardian
STEVE WOODS and the HOODS
A very energetic 4 piece rock band with a punk edge, expect songs about heavy drinking, shit pubs, and local history
The Northern Riots
'An eye-opener for those who think rock n roll is dead.' Headland Festival
Commercial Street Movement - C.S.M
Their influences are wide ranging, from hip hop to dance through rock n roll and the blues. Their sound reflects this with hard hitting beats, witty lyrics and driving guitars.
alt. rock band with a sound that combines early 2000s emo and Grunge, also experimenting with small samples of Mathcore, pop punk, Lofi, & indie.
“An exciting blend of acoustic and electronic songwriting, and a very powerful voice!” Ramona Rose
Creates a dark, electric sound, along with haunting vocals, pulsating synths and distorted bass, to create her rich, theatrical sound.
Re-creating the wonderful sound of the
jazz organ trio with a repertoire ranging
from the bluesy songs of Wes Montgomery
Montgomery, to the more contemporary
sounds of Larry Goldings.
Derrick Harris - Guitar
Jez Platt - Organ
Paul Smith - Drums
7:30 kick off followed by an open jazz jam.
Free entry, cash donations to the musicians much appreciated!
ACID HEART Presents:
w/support from Superdrone & Hamer
Hyde Park Book Club
Tickets available from Eventbrite
Tickets will be made available on the door, if available
HELICON - Glasgow’s Helicon have become a mythical force in the U.K. underground since they formed back in 2009 - releasing eight EPs - and sharing the stage with the likes of The Wooden Shjips, The Warlocks and Dead Skeletons. Picking up an ever growing reputation, the band released their self-titled debut LP on Fuzz Club - produced by Tony Doogan at Mogwai’s Castle of Doom studio. 2019 sees the release of their second album.
Neo-psychedelic stadium drone trio from the south of England.
Speedy, psychy, garage punk rock, from Leeds.
Micky P Kerr drops back for a preview of his Edinburgh show.
Britain's Got Talent finalist and great Leeds chap Micky P Kerr will drop in for a show prior to heading north. Tickets are limited, £5 earlybird tickets are onsale now.
"Kerr’s ability to get laughs out of them marks him out as perfect Radio 4 material."
Richard Levison - Three Weeks Edinburgh
"Unlike some acts who are not funny then are funny, you are always funny."
"You don’t need me to tell you how funny you are, and if you carry on like this I could see you in the final."
TICKETS SOLD OUT | Facebook Event
We're tired of LOVESONGS so join us for the launch party of our first full length release; 'HATESONGS'. We're super excited to have both the wonderful Van Houten and Alex Rushfirth onboard.
Tickets £5 OTD OR £15 ADV entry + merch goodiebag (deets later).
Dilettante is an art-rock collective led by multi-instrumentalist Francesca Pidgeon and is based in Northern England. It was born out of a fear of committing to a single line up, and is Francesca Pidgeon’s rebound project after a long-term relationship with indie-jazz four piece ‘Kumiko’.
'It is a riot of swing, jazz, and indie, a jamboree of brass, riffs, and cymbals. Bish bosh drums, loud and proud horns, and low-lying, furtive basslines meld with tinkling ivories, and a melee of squiggles to serve up what has to be the most unique of the numbers on this week’s playlist.
The trio hail from the North and cite St. Vincent and David Byrne amongst their musical influence. The latter’s influence can be clearly heard in the idiosyncratic, left-of-centre grooves.'
- Fresh On The Net
'Pidgeon flits between saxophone, clarinet, guitar and piano to give her gorgeous compositions more texture, with her songs treading the line between the confessional and the obtuse with great aplomb. Reminiscent of Actor-era St Vincent at it’s very best, Dilettante’s soulful, articulate songwriting warms the hearts of those gathered.'
- NARC Magazine
'Each track seems to comprise of jazz, funk and indie backing the impressive and attention grabbing vocals. Creatively this is a project brimming with intelligent composition, both in the instrumentation and the clever, interesting, lyrics.'
- Counterfeit Magazine
Van Houten formed in 2017, are a Psychedelic - Pop band whose origins lie in the same vein as Lo-Fi Indie artists such as Ariel Pink, Jay Som and Mac Demarco. Over time, through rigorous experimentation, the band have discovered new ways of capturing and producing their music, taking on more influence from the psychedelic sounds of the sixties and early seventies and have crafted a refined sound that is packed with colorful sonic textures, and dense soundscape which provide an effortless platform for the Pop melodies and catchy hooks.
Having released two singles in 2018, Van Houten have now teamed up with Producer Martin Smith (Gomez, Bombay Bicycle Club, Richard Hawley) to take their music to the next level.
Alex Rushfirth is an expert looper, writing playful melodies with lyrical themes pertaining to surviving in a world overrun by technology. Half songwriter, half producer - he can't decide what he wants to be and that's half the fun.
7:30 kick off followed by an open jazz jam.
Free entry, donations to the musicians appreciated!
Ben Haskins’ trio plays some original compositions as well as a selection of favorite standards. The music draws influence from great trio guitarist such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Abercrombie and Jim Hall.
Ben Haskins -Guitar
Sam Jackson –Bass
Wednesday 24th of July
£5 to support the international touring rock gods
The Klittens are coming to the UK! Woooo!
Tonight they rock Leeds in the Hyde Park Book Club, with its excellent sound system, top food and super sweet casual rock vibes, you are in for a treat!
Hey! Check out this video of those Klittens playing live - HERE
But it's not just this one, The Klittens have LOADS of great songs, each one uniquely pleasing and cool as fuck. Hurrah!
Before that we'll have Bull - that's us!
Check out our latest vid featuring some sweet animation, it's called YOUEEE
More excellent ROCK comes from the super talented, right on and cool as holy hell - Serial Chiller! They're from Hull, super lovely guys and have played with The Klittens before in Amsterdam, check out this live vid of them playing at the same show as the 'bleeding gums' vid from dose KLITTENS.
Also real mint vid + song for 'Bed Mood'
Opening up we have one of the greatest bands in the world, that's right, Middle Child (ex Worm). Middle Child play songs from the creative mind of Rory Welbrock with a tight AF full band. Middle Child will come straight from recording in Leeds on this day so will be loose and nimble, ready to drop another single.
Here's one called 'Nice Day', look out for another called 20/20 vision at the rock show - https://soundcloud.com/user-144884846/nice-day
Please please come, invite your friends, have a blast and celebrate some real sweet music. £5 feeds the Klittens.
Always wanted a chance to mix off of a big old sound system? Want a chance to meet other DJs in the community?
Want to help fund HYDE PARK UNITY DAY this year?
Then come on down to the Book Club on July 21st from 6-11. We'll be powered by the mighty Elephant in the Room Sound System, which you can also catch at Unity Day.
So come have a boogie, have a mix and come support the best day of summer!!!
fourteen pulsars presents...
the lunar age (J0826+2637)
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a live audio/visual commemoration to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
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the evening will feature four acts each chronicling a different part of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, its conception, launch, journey and landing.
sent from the far side of the Moon to teach us the ways of their people.
a solo outing for the synth wizard from Cattle and Thank.
adventures in sound and video.
me, myself and i, includes lots of wires.
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Hyde park book club
Saturday 20th July 2019
Come party with us! 3 years in the making, Miranda will be launching her long awaited debut album ‘Ferine’ with full band! Alongside the album launch there will also be premiere of her brand new video ‘Hold On’.
Plus cake 🎂
Come join the celebrations ❤️ A night of creative self expression and high vibe for us all 💫
Wear shoes made for DANCING.
Ferine > Feral > Wild > Untamed 🦁
“Like a quasi mix of Bowie, Lennox and Gaga... Arieh’s the reinvention of pop music...”- Klefnotes
View ‘Impossible’: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzGNfAxy9eM
View ‘Soul Price’: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=leJZ0AskcY0
View ‘The End’: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZhwErSWchI
“Possibly the most intriguing and different sounding artist we have ever featured”- Listen To Discover
“Brilliant artist, love what she does”- Alan Raw BBC Introducing
“Lyrical genius”- On Magazine
“The queen of indie music is back on her throne”- Lakisha Skinner
Huge thanks to all my kickstarter backers for supporting me to make this all possible 💗 cannot wait to share Ferine with you all xxxx
Heir presents: Blueprint #6 (uncovered)
Hyde Park Book Club
Tickets: Early Birds SOLD OUT//£6 advance tickets on sale now - https://bit.ly/2WLVDKv
Wednesday 17th July
Blueprint is a collaborative arts night hosted and curated by Heir. Each event brings together a team of artistic collaborators and showcases the finest DIY music and art from both local and touring artists. Event #6 delivers the first chapter of the intimate new series: Blueprint (uncovered). These behind the scenes events will bring you even closer to the artists with stripped back performances and storytelling snapshots.
~ MUSIC ~
Clean Cut Kid - https://spoti.fi/2KlyqNq
Peakes - https://spoti.fi/2FeOrR4
Fizzy Blood - https://spoti.fi/2RkDUbE
~ ILLUSTRATION ~
Joel Burden - http://bit.ly/2WITqPW
Bobbie Rae - http://bit.ly/2KUiq4s
Dan Skez - http://bit.ly/2WPlOET
~ PRINTED TEXTILES ~
Joy Rooney - http://bit.ly/2KW6ZZO
~ FASHION ~
Ley Clothing - http://bit.ly/2WM4zV2
If you are interested in getting involved in future Blueprint events then we warmly encourage you to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.