Dead Young Records & Pilbeam Presents (BBC Music Introducing) present a night dedicated to showcasing the best up and coming artists in the Yorkshire region.
Wednesday 1st August
7.30pm — 10.30pm (then DJ's till late)
Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds
Ltd. tix £5 adv here: musicglue.com/oporto/events/ad0e2a70-2b78-0136-16a5-4e6db80c9029...
Bursting onto the Leeds music scene last year, Shadowlark have quickly gathered a following. Their intricate, hypnotic synths and the soft and soothing voice come together to create magnificent electro-pop that I can't get enough of. 'See Each Other Right' and 'Control' are both exceptional singles that will be stuck in your head for days on end.
Since hearing a sneak peak of Cruel World's debut single 'Boxer', I've been hooked. It's the new project led by James from Post War Glamour Girls, but that hardly needs mentioning when their debut single is on the opposite end of the spectrum to PWGG. 'Boxer' is an addictive pop tune, in essence; the lyrics are sweet, full of nostalgia, and the instrumentation is so jubilant it's inspiring. Cruel World are a band I didn't know I needed.
Imagine the Stranger Things theme, and imagine it more intense, and more earth-shattering than it already is — and that's Imi. Imi is a brand new artist to Leeds. She's a classically trained vocalist, she creates fierce dark-synth tunes that transport you to an alternate land. Her live set is bound to be magnificent.
Make sure you don't miss the gig of the summer.