Spring has finally arrived and with that last pesky bit of snow banished, we are looking forward to filling our gig diaries. Check out some of our best picks of gigs in Leeds and Manchester:
Let’s Eat Grandma @ Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen Leeds 07.04.18 and Deaf Institute Manchester 09.04.18
With a mix of unapologetic pop mixed in with transgressive synths, Let’s Eat Grandma are a creatively playful duo who bring the psychedelic pop and give it a distinctly feminine touch.
The highly anticipated second album will be released on the 29th June 2018 but if you can’t wait that long you can catch Let’s Eat Grandma on Saturday the 7th April for an unforgettable night.
For Fans of Zola Jesus and Gengahr
GIRLI @ Deaf Institute 08.04.18
Head on over to the Deaf Institute in Manchester on the 8th for a chaotic mix of pop, punk and electronic courtesy of GIRLI. With an aesthetic that’s part J-pop and part Cyberpunk, GIRLI has a rebellious spirit that’s all about girl power.
GIRLI is a singer come rapper come producer with an indie, pop sound that’s totally infectious.
For fans of Lily Allen and Charlie XCX
Nabihah Iqbal @ Headrow House Leeds 13.04.18 and Soup Kitchen Manchester 14.04.18
The bright and airy electronica sound of Nabihah Iqbal weaves together 90s dream pop and layered synths to create something that is both very retro and totally new.
As a DJ and producer, Nabihah Iqbal was formally known as Throwing Shade and the evening of the 13.04.18 will explore the ideas of world music in what promises to be an illuminating night.
Fans of Mysha and Kelly Lee Owens
Courtney Marie Andrews @ Brudenell Social Club 18.04.18
The story of Courtney Marie Andrews’ musical journey sees her leaving her home in Arizona at the age the of 16 to hit the road busking. Many miles and years spent paying other people’s songs, Courtney returned to America to release her debut record Honest Life.
Courtney Marie Andrews has been hailed as “Americana on the brink of eruption” by The Guardian and will be bringing her country/folk vibes to the Brudenell Social Club with a dusting of indie pop grit.
For fans of Lily Hiatt and Margo Price
Gender Roles @ Headrow House Leeds 22.04.18
Get ready to party on a Sunday night with this indie-punk 3-piece from Brighton. With stand out single ‘Plastic’, Gender Roles have a gritty punk edge. So grab your mates, a few beers and we’ll see you in the mosh pit!
For fans of Demob Happy and Fizzy Blood
Best of the rest:
Tony Allen @ Howard Assembly Room Leeds 07.04.18
Shame @ Brudenell Social Club Leeds 10.04.18
Mica Millar: The Defender Single Launch @ The Wardrobe Leeds 10.04.18
Bryde @Oporto Leeds 17.04.18
Joan As Policewoman @ Howard Assembly Room Leeds 20.04.18 and Stoller Hall Manchester 24.04.18
Polo @ Hyde Park Book Club Leeds 21.04.18
Mabel @ Band On The Wall Manchester 22.04.18
Natalie Prass @ Band On The Wall Manchester 27.04.18
Gomez @ O2 Academy Leeds 29.04.18
Featured image of Let’s Eat Grandma courtesy of Stay Golden PR