Live At Leeds Fest is the North’s leading metropolitan festival and always something to look forward to year in, year out with its ever exciting lineups. This year is no different. Live At Leeds Fest takes place across a variety of venues throughout Leeds on the 29th April, whilst holding its after-party, (headlined by Maxïmo Park) on the 30th.
With a lineup this fantastic, its easy to get overwhelmed, so here are six bands that Mix It All Up suggests that you don’t miss at Live At Leeds Festival.
Amber Arcades is the alias of Dutch, multi-instrumentalist, Annelotte De Graaf. She released her debut album ‘Fading Lines’ last year and has just released her latest track ‘It Changes’ from here forthcoming EP ‘Cannonball’, which is set for release in June. Amber Arcades creates music which is lively, upbeat, tinged with a carefree feeling and has a playful side to it.
Indie, psych pop trio, The Orielles are promising great things for the future, even despite the band’s debut track ‘Sugar Tastes Like Salt’ only just being released a few weeks back. The psych-disco banger is an eight minute ball of energy with feel good vibes and we can’t wait to hear more from them as well as check them out live!
The Big Moon
The Big Moon have gone from strength to strength recently and are now set to release their debut album ‘Love in the 4th Dimension’ on April 7th. Over the past few years, the band has toured alongside the likes of The Vaccines, The Maccabees, Mac Demarco, and Ezra Furman and more. The London based quartet create punchy tracks with an energising and optimistic feel to them.
Psychedelic, post-punk, Leeds based band Team Picture have been favourites of ours since their debut track ‘Birthday Blues’ was released last year. Their sound could be described as fuzzy, hypnotic and in ways rather eccentric.
Eat Fast‘s latest single ‘Scrambled Egg’ taken from their upcoming EP ‘Immortal Kombat’ is pretty much my idea of organised chaos. The fuzz-rock band from Newcastle are commanding, with bulky, vigorous guitars, heavy distortion and have an energy to be admired live.
Gurr are a garage-punk duo from Berlin whose sound is tinged with grunge-y nostalgia and partially streaked with a sound reminiscent of the riot grrrl movement. The duo released their debut album ‘In My Head’ at the end of last year and the band are about to embark on a lengthy UK tour across April/May.