Due to current events we’ve had to move around our weekly music news, however we will still be here every Tuesday with a Leicester music update for you in partnership with PPL PRS Ltd.
The Woodentops – The Cookie
Wednesday 6 October 2021
The Woodentops were late 1980s Glastonbury headliners and were much loved by John Peel. The first band to cross over between dance and indie music, they prefigured bands such as Happy Mondays – with everyone from Paul Oakenfold to Ashley Beedle playing their records at early acid house parties. TICKETS.
Fongtaines D.C. – De Montfort Hall
Monday 10 May 2021
Fontaines D.C. are back with a new UK tour. Their debut album ‘Dogrel’ debuted Top 10 on the UK album charts, earning Fontaines D.C. a Mercury Prize nomination, #1 Album of the Year positions from BBC 6 Music and Rough Trade, a performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and numerous sold out tours in the UK and abroad. TICKETS.
The K’s – The Cookie
Tuesday 20 April 2021
A four piece, fuzz-pop band from Newton-Le-Willows. The K’s are making big waves. Ones to watch! TICKETS
ONES TO WATCH
In this week’s Music Guide we’re taking a closer look at some of our top ones to watch from the local scene. Over the last 8 months we’ve featured countless local performers and Leicestershire bands through interviews and playlists, and now we’re going to go back and pick out a few of those standout acts for you to delve into a little further.
Mouth Culture describe themselves as “loud, emo inspired indie-rock, embracing DIY attitudes and chasing arena dreams” and they’re one of Leicester’s most hotly tipped bands of the moment. As music venues briefly opened their doors between lockdowns, Mouth Culture even managed to squeeze in two sold out shows at Firebug. With a raft of press over recent months, including Kerrang Radio, Rock Sound’s Breakout feature and making it onto Apple Music’s New Rock and Breaking Rock playlists, this is a good time to start paying more attention to these guys. Listen on Spotify.
Stripped back singer Alice Kübe mixes elements of RnB, acoustic soul and pop into her music. A big favourite with local BBC Introducing and she was also picked as a top 20 finalist by Capital Xtra and I Saw It First for their Top 20 UK Female Rising Artists. Check out Alice’s YouTube channel for same fantastic covers and Spotify for original material. There’s also a brand new Christmas single with Morgan Munroe that’s out at the end of this month.
Leicestershire 4-piece AVNT GARDS have been together since 2018, performing across the Midlands and picking up plenty of support from BBC Introducing and more. Lockdown came just as the post-britpop band had finished 3 days in the studio, so they’ve been using this time to release new material and plan what’s next. The indie/alternative band released These Things earlier in the year and are ones to watch for next year. Listen on Spotify.
No stranger to the local scene Siobhan Mazzei has been a regular on our Lockdown Leicester playlists over recent months. The singer songwriter has a way with words and crafts spellbinding tracks with a crossover of grunge and folk. 2020 has brought new music in the form of her track, Escape, and there’s a Christmas single on the horizon too. Listen on Spotify.
Enjoy this week’s best of Leicester playlist packed full of suggestions, recommendations and top local talent.
Have a listen and get in touch to tell us which tracks you’re loving.