Leeds Shows this Spring: February

Our friends over at Chuff Media have given us a sneak peak at the shows they have coming up this February!

YARD ACT 1-Feb-22 Belgrave Music Hall & 26-Feb-22 Brudenell Social Club Yard Act have built a sound that speaks inherently to their birthplace of Leeds, West Yorkshire and ties together observations from all walks of modern British life. Across the course of 2020 and into early 2021, the quartet released four increasingly coruscating, hilariously dark singles with ‘The Trapper’s Pelts’, ‘Fixer Upper’, ‘Peanuts’ and 'Dark Days’ all securing BBC 6 Music airplay, and developing a remarkable, ever increasing fanbase. Pulling off a debut album in a pandemic isn’t easy, but Yard Act made it work with their debut album The Overload receiving 4* reviews from the likes of NME & The Guardian.

YEARS & YEARS 1-Feb-22 Wardrobe As Years & Years, Olly Alexander has become one of the world’s most trailblazing modern pop stars. Across two hugely successful albums to date, the singer, actor, fashion icon and cultural vanguard has earned 5 Brit Award nominations, surpassed 4.4 billion global streams, and played triumphant shows ranging from Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage to The SSE Arena. Along the way, Olly has also become a fearless, once-in-a-generation voice on important discussions around mental health, and issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community - all of which, in its own way, has taken him to ‘Night Call’, the most essential Years & Years album to date.

BILLIE MARTEN 6-Feb-22 Stylus supporting Palace Marten’s critically acclaimed debut album "Writing of Blues and Yellows", was released in 2016 when she was still just 17, while its follow-up "Feeding Seahorses By Hand" was similarly lauded in 2019. Recorded with Rich Cooper in London, Marten’s latest album - "Flora Fauna" - blends those signature hushed, resonant vocals with a rapid pulse and rich instrumentation. Alongside her nomination for the BBC Sound of 2016, support throughout Marten’s burgeoning career has rolled in from the likes of The Evening Standard, The Independent and The Sunday Times Culture.

PALACE 6-Feb-22 Stylus Palace are set to release their third album "Shoals" on January 21st via Fiction - a profound and pensive album, boldly exploring some of life's greatest questions over its 12 tracks. Having built a dedicated live following through mesmerising shows at some of the country's finest venues and amassing 1.4 million monthly Spotify listeners, Palace are set to continue their enviable trajectory with their biggest UK tour yet kicking off in February.

BASTILLE 8-Feb-22 Wardrobe Supporting the release of their hugely anticipated fourth album "Give Me The Future" (out 4th Feb), Bastille have partnered with indie record stores across the UK to present a run of intimate record store sessions in February. The appearances will see lead singer Dan Smith perform a rare, stripped back solo set ahead of the band’s arena tour in April, where fans will be able to hear the new album for the first time.

THE STRANGLERS 12-Feb-22 O2 Academy First formed in 1974, The Stranglers' no bull***t attitude was embraced by the punk movement of the late 70s, but their musicianship & menace transcended the genre, creating a sound unique to themselves and certifying themselves as one of the greatest British bands. Their latest Top 5 album - "Dark Matters" - includes the single "And If You Should See Dave...", an honest tribute to their much-missed keyboard player Dave Greenfield who tragically passed away from COVID-19. In Dave's memory, The Stranglers begin their UK & Europe tour in January 2022.

MIMI WEBB 17-Feb-22 University Stylus Mimi Webb projects a voice as magnetic, massive, and magical as her personality. As “the girl next door” with a hell of vocal range, she’s quick to laugh, will let you know precisely what’s on her mind, and isn’t afraid to be heard. Originally hailing from Canterbury, the pop singer and songwriter turns up the volume on every emotion with skyscraping runs and open-heart honesty. Her 2022 tour is fresh off the back of the huge success of single ‘Good Without’ and her debut EP "Seven Shades of Heartbreak".