It’s time to start getting excited, Dear Reader. We’re just a few months out from the unofficial start of our summer festival season. That May Day Bank Holiday weekend means one thing – Live At Leeds. Packed with (literally) hundreds of the best new bands on the planet, it sees one of the country’s most vibrant creative cities turned into a mecca of buzz, hype and awesome live music.
To celebrate, we’re holding a special Live At Leeds takeover. Over the course of the day (28th January 2020, in case you’re coming to this late – Ed), we’ll be bringing you all kinds of stuff from and about the acts playing this year’s event. If you’re going, it’ll help you plan out those all-important spreadsheets. If you’ve not yet picked up your tickets – well, what are you waiting for? You can grab ’em here, right now.
Walt Disco are going to put on their dancing shoes for Live At Leeds this May, and in the meantime, you can do similar with this here playlist from singer James Potter; it’s full of songs to soundtrack good times.
St. Vincent and David Byrne – Who
Two of my biggest inspirations made an album together eight years ago, and I’m still not over it.
Sparks – Please Don’t Fuck Up My World
One of my favourite bands of all time that have been releasing spellbinding music since the early 70s up to as recently as a few months ago! And they just announced a tour ahhh!!!
Bjork and Arca – Courtship
Another ridiculously iconic collaboration!
HMLTD – Blank State
Had the pleasure to tour with these lovely boys in October! They just released this track, and it’s to DIE FOR!!
Riton & Kah-Lo – fake ID
Our current putting our lipstick and finery on in the dressing room song!
Public Image Ltd – Swan Lake
They are the masters of danceable post-punk.
Wuh Oh – How Do I Do It?
An incredible new song from one of Scotland’s most exciting new artists and producers.
Talk Show – Banshee
Possibly my favourite release so far from our dear friends down in London!
Valeras – Hear Me Out
An exciting high energy song by my good friends from Reading. xxx
MGMT – In The Afternoon
An exciting direction for the band, haunting and gothic imagery that builds to a bittersweet finish
Live At Leeds will take place on 2nd May, visit liveatleeds.com for more info.