Dilettante Single Launch
Jan
18
7:30 PM19:30

Dilettante Single Launch

'Dilettante' is an art-rock collective led by multi-instrumentalist Francesca Pidgeon and is based in Northern England. The group 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’.

Expect live looping and mild rage. FFO St Vincent, Fiona Apple, tUnE-yArDs, Billie Holiday, Andy Shauf, Grizzly Bear and Radiohead.

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The Magic Eye Pictures

Melodic slacker pop with autobiographical lyrics. FFO The Lemonheads, Husker Du and Ellie Grace


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PMS PRESENTS:The Party Mom Society
Jan
19
to Jan 20

PMS PRESENTS:The Party Mom Society

Following her performance at Miss The Glam Monaco International Supreme.. ANTI SUZANNE RETURNS... FRESH OUT OF 1988 AND NEWLY DIVORCED... Suzanne's reunited with PMS: THE PARTY MOM SOCIETY and they're here to bring you the ultimate post-break up drag party!

COME DROWN YOUR SORROWS WITH US LATE INTO THE NIGHT.

HELP US HELP SUZANNE THROUGH THE 7 STAGES OF A BREAK UP WITH PERFORMANCES OF:
-DENIAL
-MANIA
-ANGER
-SADNESS
-REBOUND
-ACCEPTANCE
AND MOVING ON UP BBY

NEW YEAR.. SAME OLD SLAGS

P.S INVITE ALL YA EX'S

£5 OTD, Doors open at 7.30 - PERFORMANCES START AT 8!

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Cafe Feministique - We were made for these times...
Jan
20
12:00 PM12:00

Cafe Feministique - We were made for these times...

"My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations of what matters most to civilized, visionary people." - Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Join us for conversation at Hyde Park Book Club. Step outside of your social media and be with us to talk, listen and reflect.

At Cafe Feministique all women are welcome. 

We encourage you to come and:

speak with your heart and mind
contribute your thinking
listen to understand
listen together for patterns, insights and deeper connections
link and connect ideas
focus on what matters
slow down so you have time to think and reflect
facilitate yourself and others
most importantly HAVE FUN!

We look forward to seeing you!

Women Conversation: Leeds

Please note: We currently operate on a PAYF (Pay As You Feel) basis to cover venue hire expenses. Thank you in advance.

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The Once
Jan
21
7:30 PM19:30

The Once

Brudenell presents...

THE ONCE
+ guest support.. TBA

21.1.19 | £9.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheOnceBand/
http://www.theonce.ca/



Newfoundland has a storied history of stunning songwriters, poets and players. Over the course of the last decade The Once have writ and knit themselves into that story. Within the nine songs on their new album Time Enough, The Once offer some of the most vulnerable and honest material of their career. The up-tempo album opener, ͞I Can’t Live Without You,͟ reflects on women battling with self-image issues and offers wisened words to be the positive change in their own lives. The gritty guitar driven ͞Before The Fall͟succumbs to the notion that we must accept our past and use those memories to grow. Riff rocker ͞Any Other Way͟ reflects the fact that true love accepts us at our worst but insists we do the work to be our best selves to keep it together. On this, their fourth studio album, the band stays true to the root strength of their harmony driven sound, while extending the borders into fresh yet familiar territory. They craft a sonically understated, but emotionally fulsome sound that accomplishes what they've always done so well: stun listeners with what Amelia Curran calls "perfect vocal harmonies, thick enough to stand on." ͞We approached Time Enough with an open heart and on open mind. We composed apart and came together to Once-up the new material,͟ says lead singer Geraldine Hollett of the band’s writing process. ͞We are pretty tough customers so it was scary bringing so much guts to the table, but over the years we have earned and accepted one another’s trust. This album is special because of it.͟The story of The Once is one of growth, propelled by the rare chemistry that comes from a decade of writing and touring together. Their songs have been placed in international film and television, they have YouTube videos with millions of hits, and there's a trail of trophy nominations and wins from the East Coast Music Awards, the Canadian Folk Awards, and the JUNO Awards in their wake. SInce first hitting the road in 2009, The Once has earned one of the most loyal followings in the country. Ask their fans why they love the band and watch their eyes widen as the words flow. It becomes clear that The Once ain't regular folk. They've built something unique within their genre, and something rare within the fan base that keeps them growing and going strong and they do not take that fan base for granted. ͞We give all we got to them because we know we can’t do what we want to do if they’re not with us,͟ says Hollett of those who have shown endless support for the group. It was this resonance with fans that launched their career and it is this deep relationship that continues to inspire the band to travel new paths, explore new territory, and create new music. Geraldine Hollett's voice is a large part of the band's ethereal sound, and there is nowhere it would sit better than in between the rhythmic and supportive voices of Phil Churchill and Andrew Dale, and the lush soundscapes they build. The trio's instrumentation and vocals meld together like gold, building something stronger together than any one songwriter could muster alone. Their harmonies grab you by the heart, and their music melts what's left of it. Building on the wave of creative energy that defined their last album, Time Enough is a striking and subtle sea change for the band. Dive in, get lost, click repeat.

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Focus4Hope Fundraiser: Feat. Dokkodo//Sleepyhead//Nik Nak
Jan
22
7:30 PM19:30

Focus4Hope Fundraiser: Feat. Dokkodo//Sleepyhead//Nik Nak

Come join us for a night of ambient-electronic music.
All proceeds go towards Focus4Hope in order for us to be able to go back and volunteer with refugees in Calais in February.

We'll be updating you on why we need your help to go and the work we will be doing over the next few weeks. 

So far we have some amazing acts lined up with more to be announced.
- sleepyhead (Lotte Van Den Berg) 
- Dokkodo (Thomas Trueman)
- Nik Nak 

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HPJC Presents: Alasdair Pennington Quintet
Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: Alasdair Pennington Quintet

Alasdair Pennington is a freelance drummer based in Leeds, playing mainly jazz and improvised music. He has performed with many names in the world of jazz including Dennis Rollins MBE, Michael Dease, Gareth Lockrane, Tom Harrison, Steve Wilson, Helen Sung, Alan Barnes and Laura Jurd.

Alasdair started playing professionally as a teenager, backing musicians and performing with various bands and projects in and around his hometown of York. At the age of 18, he was awarded the title of Associate of Trinity College London before moving to Leeds to study jazz at Leeds College of Music. At the end of his second year, Alasdair received The Conservatoire Prize for BA Music (Jazz). He is currently in his final year of study at Leeds College of Music.

Alasdair Pennington Quintet will be performing a selection of arrangements and modern interpretations of pieces from the standard jazz repertoire. Expect a night of swing, bebop and American Songbook classics.

The quintet features:

Alasdair Pennington- Drums
Will Howard- Tenor Saxophone
Dan Coulthurst- Trumpet
Hugh MacDermott- Keyboard
Jack Garside- Double Bass

Jam to follow the set.

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PAYF Community fitness & yoga with Helena
Jan
26
8:30 AM08:30

PAYF Community fitness & yoga with Helena

Community gathering vibes. Pay as you feel - everyone welcome fitness morning. Let's get fit together yo!

Hosted by Helena Byles, a few words from her...

Life is busy and finding time for doing all the different types of exercise we want to do can be challenge. So what could be better than a class that combines both the strength, power, cardio benefits of HIIT with the therapeutic, releasing, calming benefits of yoga?!

This class will have you hooked, all set to an awesome sound track, this is the perfect way to bring fitness balance to your week.

The first 30mins are a Hiit workout. Intervals of different bodyweight exercises (expect to sweat). The second 30mins is a proper stretch out, reconnection to breath and a calm state of being, so you can enter your day feeling ready for anything.

All you need to do is bring a mat (and some energy) we’ll sort the rest.

Our community exercise programme is about making being well available to everyone. Contribute whatever you can.

Hang out after for anybody who fancies it xx

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Artificial Barriers - Nausika & Chris I'Anson
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Artificial Barriers - Nausika & Chris I'Anson

WE'RE BACK!

After an extended hiatus filled with much discussion and deliberation, we're ready to announce our next event. This time round, instead of catering solely to the 170bpm end of the musical spectrum, we're opening things up a bit. We’re bringing it back to our original vision for Artificial Barriers. No genre semantics or power struggles, no scene politics or snobbery and no exclusivity. (Don't despair though 170 crew, we'll still be playing plenty of what you love!)

For our first event we've got the extremely talented Nausika and Chris I'Anson playing for us.

Nausika has been putting some lovely stuff out onto the drum & bass scene for a good while now, with releases on long established labels Blu Mar Ten Music and Subtitles Music. We're very fortunate to have him coming down and are looking forwards to seeing what he's got in store.

Chris I'Anson is a long time friend of Artificial Barriers and our first non-170 focused guest. As the head of Slipstone Records and founding member of what must be one of the best nights in Leeds, On Rotation, he's a dab hand behind the decks with an ear for musical quality to match.

As the focus of our night is to give a platform for great electronic music which is perhaps viewed as not entirely dancefloor appropriate to be played, expect something different from what you usually hear from both of our guests!

In addition to this, we've got the extremely talented Sophie Marschner (https://www.sophiemarschner.com/) sorting us out with some top class visuals for the night.

We can't wait to see you all down at our first event of 2019; it's sure to be a great one!

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VENUS - Single Launch
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

VENUS - Single Launch

Come n join us celebrating the launch of our debut single, Deranged, for a night of punk rock n grrrl power. Invite ur pals.

DEETS:
Hyde Park Book Club
26.01.19
£5
18+

VENUS:
Venus are a 5-piece all girl rock band from Leeds, advocating women in alternative music, and a safer, diverse music scene. Aiming to bring a positive energy of feminism and activism through hard hitting rock and punk influenced music, they are bursting onto the Leeds music scene with more drive than ever. Performing alongside bands such as Stealing Sheep at Her Music PR & Brighter Sound's Her Fest, Venus are consistently marking impressions on some of the most influential bands of the year.

"In my mind they are already the new Wolf Alice, or Hole or Guns n’ f’in Roses." - Point Blank Magazine (2018)

"VENUS proved to everyone that they can, and probably will, go anywhere they like." - Girls That Gig

Lunar Sounds:
Lunar Sounds are a Leeds-based DIY band, who play fierce indie/alt rock.

Formed in early 2018, the three piece combine group vocals with pounding drums and clashing guitars to create a supercharged sound.

"Ready to take the world by storm" - Girls That Gig

Zgulls:
A rowdy 3 piece punk band from Leeds with a lot of fuzz.

https://soundcloud.com/user-50679240/chipping-at-my-head
#GIRLSCAN

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NCC Community Play Day
Jan
27
4:00 PM16:00

NCC Community Play Day

Sign up to join the Northern Contemporary Collectives Community workshops, 

We will be running a monthly come and play day at Hyde Park Book Club, receive expert tuition from professional musicians learning how to interpret and perform graphic scores. 

Rehearsals will start at 16:00 finishing with a public performance at 20:00
Performance will be recorded and each participant will receive a copy of this recording. 

Available for any instrument, any gender, any sexuality, any ability, any aliens, an all inclusive fun day of learning new music.

To participate you must be 18 years of age or older.

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Space Jam [in the Snug]
Jan
29
7:30 PM19:30

Space Jam [in the Snug]

Introducing Space Jam! A jam night hoping to bring all the musicians of Leeds together through sonic exploration. No genre, no expectations, all abilities welcome. Just come down, have a few drinks, and have a jam. Fuck-ups encouraged!

Full backline and Instruments provided but feel free to bring your toys. See you there!

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Dr. Strangelove - Free Film & Discussion
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Dr. Strangelove - Free Film & Discussion

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is a 1964 political black comedy which satirizes the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States. The film was directed, produced and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, and stars Peter Sellers in 3 different roles.

Stanley Kubrick's brilliant satire remains as funny and razor-sharp today as it was when it first appeared. It has been rated by IMDB as one of the greatest 100 movies in cinema history.

"There had been nothing in comedy like Dr Strangelove ever before. All the gods before whom the America of the stolid, paranoid 50s had genuflected – the Bomb, the Pentagon, the National Security State, the President himself, Texan masculinity and the alleged Commie menace of water-fluoridation – went into the wood-chipper and never got the same respect ever again." (John Patterson, The Guardian)

The film will be followed by a discussion and a clip from Daniel Ellsberg, the famous Pentagon Papers whistleblower who recently wrote The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner: "…for the first time, former high level defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg reveals his shocking first-hand account of America’s nuclear program in the 1960s. From the remotest air bases in the Pacific Command, where he discovered that the authority to initiate use of nuclear weapons was widely delegated, to the secret plans for general nuclear war under Eisenhower, which, if executed, would cause the near-extinction of humanity, Ellsberg shows that the legacy of this most dangerous arms buildup in the history of civilization–and its proposed renewal under the Trump administration–threatens our very survival."

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Crispy Aromatic Soundsystem
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Crispy Aromatic Soundsystem

After a bit of a break from throwing parties, we're back for a session in the lovely Hyde Park Book Club's rave basement. Come hear a wide selection of forward-thinking underground music on our 10,000 watt six-scoop powerhouse - all for the price of a fairly nice sandwich.

£3 OTD / £4 after 12:30
11pm - 4am

Expect to hear (but not limited to):

JUNGLE - DNB - BREAKS - DUBSTEP - GARAGE - GRIME - TECHNO - HOUSE - ELECTRO

Artwork as ever is by the excellent Al Robertson.

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Graces + special guests
Feb
3
7:30 PM19:30

Graces + special guests

Violet Gang presents Graces first headline tour

With support from Teeff and Runners.

Based on an endearment for neon teen cinema and a love of youthful exuberance, Graces combine ambient soundscapes, distorted guitars and recognisable pop sensibilities. The band spent their formative years in the rural Lake District before relocating to South Yorkshire two years ago. 

Breaking out of the four walls of their post-industrial rehearsal space in Sheffield, the band have toured their live show around the country, playing packed-out venues in Sheffield, London, Manchester and almost everywhere in between. The melancholy prowess of the band embraces the volatility of growing up, finds the dirt and celebrates it.

Whilst sharing stages with Feeder, The Amazons, Black Honey, Fickle Friends and King No-One, the band has worked with producer Phil Gornell (Bring Me The Horizon, All Time Low, 5SOS) and were lauded by the mainstream music press. After a busy festival season which included performances at Tramlines, Kendal Calling and Y Not Festival, a new EP is set for release in 2019 with the band announcing their biggest ever headline shows.

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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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HPJC Presents: Howard/Henry/Roffe
Feb
7
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: Howard/Henry/Roffe

Will Howard - Tenor Sax

Simon Henry- Drums

Eliot Roffe - Double Bass

Taking influence from the rich jazz tradition Howard/Henry/Roffe play songs from the great American songbook. Influenced by the swinging sounds of the 50s/60s the trio features some of Leeds finest jazz musicians. Expect tight improvisation, crisp arrangements and swinging grooves.

Music from 7.30 followed by an open jam. Bring your instruments!

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Action Presents
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Action Presents

Come join us at HPBC for an evening of sweet sounds, good times, and fundraising for a fantastic cause

Music provided by the amazing artists below...
- Free On Wednesdays
- DJ Guerilla
- Luh Na
- Neo Sū (Instagram @neosu001)
- jellyskin
- Oliver Cunningham

All proceeds raised will go to Action - Leeds Student Volunteers. This student-led volunteering society runs projects in the local community for residents of care homes, children with special needs or from difficult backgrounds, and young carers. Projects range from bingo afternoons in care homes to residential trips and day trips for the children, and even include one-off events with local charities.
All money raised from this event will fund these amazing projects and ensure their success. (And if you want to get involved in any projects, Action are always looking for keen volunteers!)

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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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WEP Leeds Quiz Night
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

WEP Leeds Quiz Night

Test your knowledge at the WEP Leeds quiz night!

There will be some amazing prize, a fantastic raffle, and of course, delicious cake!

Tickets will cost £4 and you can buy them in advance (contact us) or on the door.

No one to team up with? No worries! We will have plenty of eager teams ready to welcome you.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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HPJC Presents: Prohibited Strangers
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: Prohibited Strangers

Prohibited Strangers originally began as a quartet exploring the music of The Impossible Gentlemen, Kenny Wheeler, Nikki Iles and many more. Recently they have been playing sets entirely of original music and have been forging their own unique sound.

Kieran Gunter - Guitar
Joe Boyes - Piano
Will Stock - Bass
Josh Smout - Drums

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OHMME
Feb
15
to Feb 16

OHMME

Brudenell presents...

OHMME
+ Special Guests

15.02.2019 | £5.00 ADVANDCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors

https://ohmmemusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/ohmmemusic/

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Already celebrated as the “Heart of Chicago’s Music Community” (Noisey) by both fans and tastemakers alike, OHMME (aka the duo of Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart) amalgamate the aggressive and the meditative on their bold debut full-length album, Parts.

Still in their 20s, Stewart and Cunningham are both classically trained musicians and are established players within the Chicago music scene. They are especially involved in performing and working for venues within the local experimental music scene. They’re constant collaborators and have recorded and toured with homegrown acts as varied as Tweedy, Whitney, Chance The Rapper and Twin Peaks.

Cunningham and Stewart are multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriters with a penchant for two instruments in particular. "The band started because we knew we could sing well together and we wanted to make some noise with the guitar,” says Cunningham. Stewart elaborates, “Sima and I are both trained classical pianists and we know many of the sonic spaces keyboards have to offer. Since we were interested in experimenting and creating something different from what we had both done in the past, we chose guitar as our outlet for this band. We wanted to create both new and uncomfortable parameters for ourselves to force us into a different creative space.” These guitar-heavy experiments are sometimes earthy and resounding, at other times shimmering and buzzing—swirling around the duo's expertly crafted vocals while creating a chaotic bed of harmony. Cunningham's smoky alto complements Stewart's higher-register croon, all underpinned by the restrained yet highly inventive polyrhythmic percussion of drummer Matt Carroll. Think Amber Coffman and Angel Deradoorian-era Dirty Projectors.

Enlisting fellow Chicago cohorts Doug McCombs (Tortoise), Ken Vandermark and cellist Tomeka Reid, OHMME recorded and self-produced Parts from Cunningham’s Logan Square home studio, Fox Hall. With Parts, OHMME "wanted to capture a moment in time instead of something perfect.”

The results are thrilling: from the pure pop opening track “Icon” to the
candied sludge of "Peach" to the skipping rhythms of "Parts" and the dusky closer "Walk Me," Parts draws from influences as diverse as Kate Bush and Brian Eno's Here Come the Warm Jets to jazz and improvisational music, making for an electric debut listening experience.

This range from sweetly shiny 2-minute hypnotic bangers to woozy and sprawling 7-minute long tracks boasting moodily atmospheric wafting guitars and piercing feedback shows a band colliding thoughtfulness and creative ingenuity to produce music as unique as it is earworm- worthy. With Parts, OHMME manage to organically marry a breadth of divergent styles into an album that is cohesive, daring, and distinctly their own.

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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. The record draws 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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LEIF ERIKSON
Feb
25
7:30 PM19:30

LEIF ERIKSON

Leif Erikson are a London-based five-piece who craft quietly emotive, effortlessly explorative transatlantic pop: five unique life journeys brought together under the namesake of a little-known Icelandic explorer, believed by many to have been the first Westerner to reach the shores of America. They're coming to Leeds at Hyde Park Book Club on 25th February

�🎧 - https://spoti.fi/2DwcE58
FFO - Low Island / Palace

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Laura Gibson
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

Laura Gibson

Brudenell presents...

Laura Gibson
+ Special Guests

02.03.19 | £12.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors

https://www.lauragibsonmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/pg/lauragibsonmusic

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Both literary and raw, with a love of a traditional folk music and a bent towards experimentation, multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter Laura Gibson has toured four continents, and is a frequent collaborator. She just recently received an MFA in Fiction Writing from Hunter College, while working on her forth release, the wise and vulnerable "Empire Builder", which Pitchfork called her best record to date. 

“Her best record to date...Gibson offers a cathartic tale of loss and redemption, set against a gorgeous sonic backdrop. She sounds newly confident, invigorated, and free.” - Pitchfork 

“Captivating.” - **** 4 stars Mojo

“There isn’t a song here that isn’t a low-key delight.” - **** 4 stars Q

“A triumph” – 8/10, Uncut

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Leeds Lit Fest 2019
Mar
6
10:00 AM10:00

Leeds Lit Fest 2019

Super excited to announce that the first ever Leeds Lit Fest will take place from 6th - 10th March 2019, at venues across the city.

The Festival programme will celebrate the vibrant and thriving literature scene that exists in Leeds with local writers, performers and artists showcasing their talents alongside those from across the UK and internationally. There will be author talks, workshops, performance, poetry and spoken word events including a Storytelling Takeover at Carriageworks Theatre.

The Festival will use some of the most creative spaces in the city for its programme with a lineup that will see more than 30 events taking place over the 5 days of the Festival incorporating the rich mix of influences from the different partners all of whom have extensive experience of bringing literature events to the city.

Partner organisations include The Leeds Library, Leeds Libraries, Carriageworks Theatre, Chapel FM Arts Centre, The Leeds Big Bookend and Northern Short Story Festival, Headingley LitFest, Hyde Park Book Club, Milim, Leeds Minster, LCI and #foundfiction.

For information / if you'd like to get involved send an email to enquiries@leedslitfest.co.uk. Please follow us on Twitter @LeedsLit.

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HPJC Presents: Unit 7 - A Tribute to Nancy Wilson and Cannonball
Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: Unit 7 - A Tribute to Nancy Wilson and Cannonball

Nel Begley - Vocals
Daniel Brunskill - Alto Sax
Alex Fisher - Tenor Sax
Dan Coulthurst - Trumpet
Nico Widdowson - Piano
Chris Bowie - Drums

Led by drummer Chris Bowie, Unit 7 are a roaring hard-bop ensemble playing the music of Cannonball Adderley and his contemporaries as well as original compositions and arrangements inspired by the era. The band will feature some of Leeds' finest young talent with Alex FIsher and Daniel Brunskill on saxophones, Dan Coulthurst on trumpet and a rhythm section of Nico Widdowson and Sam Jackson. The band will be joined by rising star vocalist Nel Begley to perform music from the celebrated 1962 album Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley.

Music from 7.30 followed by an open jam. Bring your instruments!

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Dylan Rodrigue
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Dylan Rodrigue


Dylan Rodrigue hails from Los Angeles and plays his first UK shows in March in support of his debut album Cat's Game released by Bad Paintings. Joining Dylan on tour is his side kick and fellow LA singer songwriter Sie Sie Benhoff.

‘power-pop infectiousness with emotive indie-folk in the vein of Elliott Smith and Conor Oberst’ - Obscure Sound

'reared in a yoga-based community in Northern California, educated at CalArts (where he earned a degree in songwriting and avante-garde composition) and found inspiration in the work of artists such as the Beatles, Fugazi, the Pixies, Elliott Smith and Vic Chesnutt' - Buzzbands LA

‘brings to mind some of Elliott Smith's darker simplicity whilst courting the outsider fragility of an earlier Ariel Pink' - God Is In The TV Zine

'someone we should all keep and an ear and and eye out for' - Gary Crowley BBC Radio London

'His work runs the gamut from solemn folk to fuzz rock. Rodrigue has gone from everyone else’s guitar-man to leader of the band, and we like what we hear' - American Standard Time (KEXP)

Dylan Rodrigue’s music has always been a journey, exploring all genres and musical forms. Dylan was raised in small yoga-based intentional community in Northern California . . . a very quiet and peaceful place with a quiet and peaceful music scene. This all changed at the age of seven when Dylan’s father snuck a copy of Who’s Next into his bedroom. This sparked a passionate exploration of music from the Beatles to Fugazi, the Pixies, Elliott Smith and Vic Chesnutt. He began playing guitar and writing his own songs at age 8, studied classical guitar in high school, and eventually obtained a degree in songwriting and avante-garde composition at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

Dylan’s professional career in L.A. has shown the same sense of adventure. As a talented guitarist and singer, he has performed with alt-country bands (currently with Sie Sie Benhoff), complex math rock/hardcore bands, and a 13-piece travelling vaudeville band! With the release of his debut album Cat’s Game, Dylan returns to his true passion . . . sharing his own music.

Cat’s Game shows the full range of Dylan Rodrigue’s musical pallet. His deeply personal lyrics are presented in a variety of musical settings, from stripped down acoustic folk, Neil Young inspired electric guitar rock, and Stooges-esque punk.

Dylan Rodrigue’s musical journey is wide, varied and unpredictable . . . and it's definitely a trip worth taking!

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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 

With special guests Sweet Billy Pilgrim.

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

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Art & Soul
Mar
13
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Soul

This event is an art exhibition as well as an event to raise some money for charity, something I'm keen to make an annual thing if it goes well!
The event will be made up of a film showcase, displaying video artworks from multiple moving image artists spanning many genres. The films will be shown alongside a 2D exhibition of the video artists work. 
The event will be a pay as you feel, all these donations will be donated to LOVE 146, a non-profit international human rights organization that works toward the abolition of child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care, prevention education, professional training, grassroots empowerment, and contributing a growing body of research.
Work will be available for sale, and half the profits will also go towards the charity.

Artists involved will be announced in January!

To take part in the exhibition contact the facebook page Seren Oakley or email serenoakley@hotmail.com. Deadline 31st December.

To learn more about the charity go to 
https://love146.org/

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HPJC Presents: Sontuno
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: Sontuno

According to there facebook about section
"Sontuno bring the classic Cuban sound to the UK. Perfect for dancing, partying or chilling out." I couldn't agree more! featuring confirmed Jazz big bois such as

Vox/Trumpet — Tom Sharp
Tres — Jay Moffatt
Double bass — Sam Jackson
Percussion — Brendan Bache

Come down drink a beer and feel lovely. Jam after.

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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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Art School Girlfriend
Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

Art School Girlfriend

There's a lengthy creative thread running through Art School Girlfriend. Raised in Wrexham, North Wales, she then spent five years in London before eloping the calmer creative climes of Margate. Different projects, different guises have followed, before this young artist settled on her current moniker and she comes to Hyde Park Book Club on 4th April

FFO - Japanese House / Mellah / Our Girl
🎧 - https://spoti.fi/2DPQMSA

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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: The Matt Nicholas Collective
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: The Matt Nicholas Collective

Drummer Matt Nicolas bring his Collective to the Hyde Park Jazz Club in a rare bar performance.

Playing a mixture of original tunes from various projects.

Come for intimate Jazz. Jam after so bring your horns!

Bass : Alex Miller

Keys : Ozzie Parker

Guitar : Rory Mann

Tenor : Harry Keeble

Vocals : Ellen Connelly + Lucy Everatt

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EYRE LLEW - Leeds (Split EP Release Tour)
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

EYRE LLEW - Leeds (Split EP Release Tour)

EYRE LLEW will be touring the UK, playing a string of intimate shows to celebrate the release of a new Split EP collaboration they recorded with their South Korean tour exchange friends, 끝없는잔향속에서우리는 In the endless zanhyang we are.

The split began in 2018 between Asia tour dates when both bands went into the studio together during their time in Seoul. It marks the end of an international tour exchange and an incredible time on the road together. We can't wait for you to hear it. Learn more at: www.eyrellew.com
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𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗘 𝗜𝗡𝗙𝗢 //
All shows are £8.
Supports tbc.
14+

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Maisie Peters
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

Maisie Peters

With her tuneful acoustic folk-pop songs and youthful charm, British singer/songwriter Maisie Peters earned a widespread YouTube following in the mid-2010s. In 2017, when Peters was 17 years old, her debut single, "Place We Were Made," became a viral hit, amassing millions of streams and she comes to Hyde Park Book Club in April 2019

FFO - Grace Carter / Freya Ridings
🎧 - https://spoti.fi/2DD4Z57

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TOM SPEIGHT
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

TOM SPEIGHT

Tom Speight is making up for lost time. Laid low by illness, beset by problems both personal and professional, the songwriter returned to what he does best: writing songs.

Using his convalescence as a musical break, Tom found that music simply tumbled forth, a torrent of ideas, a flood of melody. “I wanted to do it,” he says. “I came out of a big relationship – four or five years – and then I was pretty low. I’d just come out of two major operations, so it was a good, cathartic way of getting on with things.”

“You have to live life, don’t you? Get your heart broken, meet someone and start something new. Experience things.”

Armed with some of his finest songs to date, when Tom Speight finally decided to push the button he did so in remarkable style. Four Eps were released across 12 months, racking up more than 12 million Spotify plays, earning support from Radio 2 and a high profile session on Jo Whiley’s show. Desperate to play live, he chalked up more than 80 shows in less than 12 months, from London to Poland, from the Scottish Highlands to the continent.

“It’s amazing, yeah,” he admits with a smile. “We went to number one in Brazil. We were number seven in the global viral chart, and number one in their viral chart. Nothing’s changed, really. I always thought the songs were good, otherwise I wouldn’t have put them out there.”

Supremely confident in his own work, Tom has developed a close relationship to producer Chris Bond. Working at Bond’s barnyard studio - “No phone signal, no internet… there’s not even running water!” - the pair focus purely on music, getting as close to the songs as they possibly can.

“We did all the foundations live,” he explains. “And then strings, cello, and piano we’d put over it afterwards as overdubs. I think you can hear it in the songs, that it’s not polished. It’s a human thing, which I think is missing in music.”

“I could give him a dozen songs and he knew pretty much exactly what he was going to do with them. And that was a great feeling, as well. He had a real vision for them.”

As a kid, Tom Speight listened endlessly to those early Leonard Cohen albums, even going as far as to borrow his older sister’s classical guitar. That element of simplicity remains in his music, but his recent work feels more inclined towards Ryan Adams’ Autumnal romanticism, or even the simple yet affecting Celtic soul of Damian Rice, where each note has its own place driven by a deeply personal connection to the music.

That connection is something that fans feel, too. An entirely organic success story, Tom Speight has returned from the brink to find success in the only way he knows how – great songwriting, delivered on each and every gig. “Fans call me ‘friend’ - they think I’m their friend!” he exclaims. “I write messages for them when they buy the deluxe CD. You feel like you get to know people. I know what some of them do for jobs or how their wife is or something like that. It’s that nice feeling of having personal interactions with the fans. It’s important.”

With four more Eps planned for 2017 – and countless international shows on the books – Tom Speight is able to relax a little, to breathe a little easier. “I think there’s been months where I haven’t written a song,” he shrugs. “I don’t think that’s a bad thing, though. I don’t think you should force them out.”

Wholly natural and completely organic, Tom Speight is able to find success at his own pace. Time to get caught up.

£8.00 advance (+stbf)

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Brutus
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

Brutus

Brudenell presents...

Brutus
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http://www.wearebrutus.com
https://www.facebook.com/wearebrutus/

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Stefanie, Stijn and Peter teamed up to start Brutus in 2013. They all met while playing in different bands from the same region of Leuven (Belgium). In merging their different ideas and musical tastes they have formed a strong union, both musically and personally.Drummer vocalist Stefanie mixes black-metal blast beats with math-rock flourishes whilst belting out the most impassioned vocals, shifting from deceptively melodic to out-right larynx-punishing in the blink of an eye. Guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden takes ethereal post-rock tones to hardcore punk levels of speed and energy aside Peter Mulders powerful sub-frequency shifts. It’s the way in which the band mixes post-rock construction, metal dynamics with hardcore energy and prog rock all the while lacing it with pure pop melodies that make Brutus’ sound so unique and all their own. Brutus’ debut album BURST (2017) was released by Hassle Records in UK and Europe, and then later by Sargent House for USA and the rest of the World. In 2017-2018 they have toured extensively all over Europe, playing many large festivals as well as direct support to Russian Circles, Thrice and Chelsea Wolfe on their European tours.With a new album slated for release in early 2019, they are ready for more. Trouble comes in threes, so does Brutus.

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An Evening with Gabz
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Gabz

an intimate evening in Leeds with performances and a Q&A opportunity with star of Britain’s Got Talent and BBC One’s All Together Now, Gabz.

Gabz rose to prominence as a finalist on the seventh season of Britain’s Got Talent in 2013, finishing in seventh place out of thousands of contestants. Gabz’s debut single ‘Lighters (The One)’, peaked at Number 6 on the Official UK Singles Chart in June 2013 and has gone on to sell over 150,000 copies.

So catch Gabz performing LIVE on Wednesday 22nd May to experience all the buzz surrounding one of music's next big things!

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Lou Sanders: 'Shame Pig' at Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
May
23
7:30 PM19:30

Lou Sanders: 'Shame Pig' at Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds

Gabrielle once sang ‘dreams can come true’ and that’s lovely, but nothing to do with this show.

After sell-out, critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London, with both runs extended to meet high demand, Lou Sanders is back with a national tour.

She brings stabby step mothers, alcohol issues and an unusual sexual encounter in LA with her.

This show is all about shame. Sanders has met some pigs – and been a mucky little pig herself – and now she’s rolling around in her own filth for your delight.

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The Stroppies
Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

The Stroppies

Please Please You & Brudenell Social Club presents

The Stroppies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Think Tank #008: A Place For Your Head
Jan
13
7:00 PM19:00

Think Tank #008: A Place For Your Head

Think Tank returns for what will be our final regular event at Hyde Park Book Club!

After careful consideration, we have decided to move the majority of our future events to a larger space (currently TBA), in order to better accommodate the increasing numbers of people wanting to attend. 

It goes without saying that this decision was not made lightly - Anyone that’s been with us since the beginning knows just how much the Book Club have helped and supported us over the past 18 months, and we could not be more grateful to them for that.

In keeping with this spirit, we thought it best to close this particular chapter with a very special evening indeed!

BYOPJ’s x

LINEUP 

J FRISCO 

Considering their mesmerising set at our debut event, it seemed only fitting that we invite J Frisco back to send off the Book Club era in style! 

Anyone fortunate enough to have caught them live knows just how special they are as a creative force. Using soprano saxophone, electric guitar, keyboards and vocals, J Frisco improvise genre-fluid soundscapes, drawing from personal emotions, as well as social/political issues such as gender identity and equality.

By effortlessly combining the non-linearity of Jazz, with the total immersion of Ambient, they thrive on consistently challenging both their own and their audience’s perceptions of time, space and sound.

Fresh off the back of releasing their astonishing debut album, ‘Naked’, we are very excited to see how their live set has evolved since we last saw them! 

https://jfrisco.bandcamp.com/album/naked

AEMAER

Aemaer is the recent solo project of Buxton based artist Nick Wade.

Steeped in a sense of nostalgia, his music uses a combination of field recordings and tape loop manipulation to provide an ethereal backdrop for delicately melancholic piano pieces.

Aemer’s debut release sees two tracks, ‘Clocks’ and ‘Light / Home’ front a double header. Whilst the former is an immersive, evolving landscape to wallow in and explore, the latter is a warm and inviting quiescence of lush melodic piano and vocal sampling.

With even more music slated for release in 2019, this is definitely one to watch!

https://aemaer.bandcamp.com/

CUIL

As an incredibly active DJ/promoter on the Leeds circuit, Cuil has already cultivated a strong reputation for curating the fantastic Stretchy Dance Supply parties, as well as his invaluable work behind the scenes at KMAH Radio

Drawing from his love of sound system culture, Cuil will be performing an exclusive live set, consisting of his own unreleased, dub-infused ambient productions. 

We feel incredibly honoured that he has chosen Think Tank to debut some of this previously unheard material, and we cannot wait to see what he has up his sleeve!

https://vimeo.com/258774716

ZAZU

In an unprecedented shift from her previous, almost exclusively yurt-based performances, the highly elusive Zazu will be bringing her own unique brand of atmospheric obscurities to the Tank. 

Already an established powerhouse in the Leeds scene, Zazu has racked up a stream of accomplishments under her 'Luce' alias, co-founding the beautifully meditative Bath Time Sessions on KMAH Radio, whilst still finding the time to destroy almost every unsuspecting dance across the city. 

The call of the yurt is never far, however, and despite her ever-growing list of achievements, Zazu continues to search for environments in which her true form can flourish. 

We are very pleased that she seems to have found one with us amongst the cushions.

https://soundcloud.com/lucy-jade-williams 
https://www.mixcloud.com/kmahradio/bath-time-sessions-25th-june-2018/

VISUALS PROVIDED BY LAUREN HARRISON 

https://laurenharrisonartist.wordpress.com/

ARTWORK BY US AND IT

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

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ALL PROFITS GO TO LEEDS MIND

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Leeds Friends Present: Beats Without Borders
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Leeds Friends Present: Beats Without Borders

Leeds Friends of MSF Present BEATS WITHOUT BORDERS

Save the date Saturday 12th of January

Full line up announcement and ticket details coming soon

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Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are an international organisation that work across the globe where the need is greatest. MSF deliver emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare. Please check out their website to find out more about their work: http://www.msf.org.uk/

Like our Friends of MSF facebook page to stay up to date with exciting speaker talks and other events related to humanitarian work: https://www.facebook.com/LeedsUniFOMSF/

Become a member of Leeds Friends of MSF FOR FREE (just click buy membership) and for discount entry for our events: https://www.luu.org.uk/friends-of-medecins-sans-frontieres/

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SONIC BLUE with Narcle & Fall
Jan
8
8:00 PM20:00

SONIC BLUE with Narcle & Fall

Sonic Blue are hitting the HPBC stage in the new year gracing us with their soulful sounds and energy! The 8 piece have made a name for themselves in the Leeds music scene having headlined local festivals and frequently playing at The Wardrobe Leeds as their in-house function band. Get on down for a great start to the new Year

Joined by special guests Narcle and Fall.

£3 adv. £4 otd.

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Ceiling Demons, Hannah Slavin & Unofficial - M.I
Jan
2
5:00 PM17:00

Ceiling Demons, Hannah Slavin & Unofficial - M.I

jackofthearts Presents:

Ceiling Demons
Ceiling Demons are an alternative art-rap band from rural northern England. Born out of bereavement and taking influence from artists such as The Streets, Joy Division, Tricky and Serengeti. Combining poetic wordplay from front men and twin brothers; Psy Ceiling and Dan Demon over cinematic instrumentals, Ceiling Demons aim to strike your heartstrings with their intense and chaotic performances touching on themes of love and loss. Art over entertainment, delivered with a punk philosophy. The Demons are strong advocates of addressing mental health issues in their art and have worked extensively with suicide prevention charities such as CALM to raise awareness and funds for a cause close to their hearts. They’ve also supported the likes of Young Fathers, Sleaford Mods and Busdriver among other favourites and are championed by Louder Than War and NARC Magazine in the UK for their passionate live shows. Their critically acclaimed album Nil has been released by two independent record labels since it first emerged in late 2017 with Win Big Records initially putting out the album on CD and cassette formats before DIY record label; Butterfly Effect re-issued the album as a beautiful limited vinyl in 2018 with profits going towards mental health charity - Men Tell Health.

They start 2019 by returning to their second home of Leeds, along with a special live art show/exhibit by the elusive Art Demon - the long-term artwork collaborator of the band and former Leeds inhabitant Tim Coomber aka We-advance

http://soundcloud.com/ceiling-demons
http://ceilingdemons.bandcamp.com/
http://open.spotify.com/artist/6BFZrufmYZXuS5kTo69knU
http://youtube.com/ceilingdemons

Hannah Slavin
A pop/soul singer-songwriter from Glasgow that brings a unique take on pop music taking inspiration from the likes of Joss Stone, Carol King and Aretha Franklin. The 22-year-old is currently studying in Leeds, writing and recording for her upcoming EP, whilst sharing her incredible sound in venues all over the city. This singer has an unbelievable talent with an enormous voice that will not go unnoticed for long.
https://soundcloud.com/hannah-slavin
https://twitter.com/hannahslavin___

Unofficial - M.I
Alternative RnB artist M.I is back in London after making a name for herself in Leeds. Since being crowned winner on BBC One’s TV show ‘Pitch Battle’, alongside her vocal group ‘Leeds Contemporary Singers’, and performing with the likes of Will Young and Kelis, M.I has been perfecting her new sound and is now ready to take London and the nation by storm. Drawing influences from idols Willow Smith and Jhene Aiko, M.I has managed to create a sound true to herself, built around powerful lyrics. Her second single "Stand Up And Fight' is available on all platforms.
https://soundcloud.com/unofficial_mi
https://www.twitter.com/Unofficial_MI

A Standard Model
A dysfunctional abstraction. Weakend punk and electromondaynity. London / Rio de Janeiro / Stoke-on-Trent.
https://soundcloud.com/3tandard-model/

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Joshua Zero's Plastic Christmas Tree
Dec
19
8:00 PM20:00

Joshua Zero's Plastic Christmas Tree

Welcome to 'Joshua Zero's Plastic Christmas Tree' the biggest Christmas event of the millennia. Expect only the best of music, dance, visuals where only hip swinging and meat shaking beats will be registered through a PA the size of a small house. Imagine a roof blown so high that God has called it his new veranda. 

More info, art and acts tba

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Tight Lines Jam Christmas Special
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Tight Lines Jam Christmas Special

TIGHT LINES JAM!

IT'S CHRIIIIISSSSTMAAAASS. Come down to HPBC on Sunday evening for the festive and final edition of TLJ.

22:00 : Apes Grapes
We've given the immense responsibility of finishing off this year's series of TLJs to Manchester based trio Apes Grapes. Yes, once again we've invited some Mannies across the pennines to show you what they've got. Having supported these guys in their hometown a couple of months ago, we can tell you they've got a lot! We can guarantee you'll be fully entranced by their interplay, considered compositions and incredible musicianship.

21:00 : Jam
ANYbody welcome. Let's make some music. Bring your triangle. Christmas tunes are encouraged.

20:30 : TL presents... Nöel Soul.
Shall I tell you the best thing about Christmas? The bangers. Making their annual appearance at the jam, the Tight Lines crew are reforming as Nöel Soul to play out some of the best of the Christmas repertoire and celebrate the birth of our favourite chord, Gsus. + Special guest appearances from Joshua ZERO and Lydia from Mamilah. Phwaor!

19:30 : Narcle
Making their Tight Lines live debut, we've got Narcle opening the show. They're a sextet who have recently played DJ Lubi's Re:Soul sessions and LS6 Cafe so their making their way around the circuit, next stop, Tight Lines Jam!

THANK YOU
Just a wee little merci beaucoup to all who have come a long to the jam this year. With the room at HPBC being opened up, the bookings being a hard split of up and coming locals with Leeds visitors, seeing people turn up on the reg, with or without their instruments getting involved, we feel like we've really hit a groove. So yeah, cheers from us all.

TL x

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Don't Falter Christmas Party!
Dec
15
5:00 PM17:00

Don't Falter Christmas Party!

DETAILS ADDED FOR THE FABULOUS DON'T FALTER CHRISTMAS PARTY!

Live music from IAN COCKBURN! Ian Cockburn is a singer songwriter best known for fronting Leeds indie/pop stalwarts The Seven Inches. His record is filed in the folk/pop/rock/humour section and his (only) musical influences are Jonathan Richman and Jacques Brel.

Also Live music from BAD FEELING! Who are some people from This Many Boyfriends, Molars and The Seven Inches playing pop music at a reasonable volume for thirty somethings (other age groups welcome).

Back for a festive themed extravaganza is LIVE-BAND-KARAOKE! Get nominating your fave festive tracks NOW!

All this along with the best indie DJ sets in Leeds AND a set from special guest DJ JONNY STRANGEWAYS! (just message him with all your Kings Of Leon, Jamiroquai & Hard-Fi requests. He'll love that.)

All this for just £3! Bargain!

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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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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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Heir presents: Blueprint #5
Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

Heir presents: Blueprint #5

Heir presents: Blueprint #5

Blueprint is a collaborative arts night hosted by Heir. Each event is curated by a team of artistic collaborators and showcase the finest DIY music and art from both local and touring artists. As we approach the festive season there will be gifts of delicious variety: fuzzy guitar riffs wrapped up in school desk doodles, make-your-skin-crawl sculpture sprinkled with a dusting of patterned papayas and Blueprint's very first, fully fledged harp. Merry December everybody.

TEAM #5

~ MUSIC ~
Caro: goo.gl/W84XUr
Valeras: goo.gl/hbJkB3
Diving Station: goo.gl/tVxvvB

~ SURFACE PATTERN DESIGN ~
Lily Walker: goo.gl/TT7pVv

~ TYPOGRAPHICAL DIGITAL PORTRAITS ~
Danny Cope: goo.gl/ChpWRQ

~ ILLUSTRATION ~
Lloyd Coenen: goo.gl/GS7poN

~ SCULPTURE ~
Sonia Moran: goo.gl/cHYafu

~ ANIMATION/COLLAGE ~
Josh Zakovics: goo.gl/Cikqy2

~ PHOTOGRAPHY ~
Kian Pagnier: goo.gl/na6SrN

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

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Uncle Buzzard EP Release Party
Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

Uncle Buzzard EP Release Party

Bowl Cut Presents...

Uncle Buzzard's second EP is imminent (look out for more info in the coming days) let's all have a big party to celebrate! Music and fun will also come from the brilliant Van Houten and Inside Jokes + maybe there will be a couple of little surprises as well. Greg might even bash out the techno!

Uncle Buzzard

Van Houten
Inside Jokes

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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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 3 Nice People Magazine Issue 2 Launch Gig
Dec
3
to Dec 4

3 Nice People Magazine Issue 2 Launch Gig

We have been hard at work making our second issue of Nice People, filling it with all the loveliest people we could find!! 
To celebrate these people, their music, their art, and their general niceness we are having a big party. 
The magazines are free (as always) and will be available on the night, along with lots of bands, art stalls and nice people.
So come have a boogie, have a drink, and help us celebrate the newest edition of the magazine!!
Its PAYF (pay as you feel) so no one has to miss out,
We love all you nice people, see you then,
Tom & Meg xx

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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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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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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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