Live At Leeds have revealed the second wave of artists for their 2017 edition, Getintothis’ Jake Marley details the lineup and picks out five artists to watch at this year’s festival.
Live At Leeds have added over 70 new artists to the lineup for their 2017 edition taking place across the city on 29 April.
Heavenly Recordings signed, Kettering psych-poppers Temples head up the second wave announcement with new album Volcano due on March 3. They are joined by the likes of Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Dream Wife, Clean Cut Kid, She Drew The Gun, Trudy & The Romance, Fickle Friends and Honeyblood.
Considering there’s over 70 new additions, it’s only right to details a few under the radar gems you simply can’t miss if your heading down to the festival. So similarly to our coverage of the first wave announcement, here’s five must-see artists.
18 year old, South London-based artist Joy Crookes teams a diverse array of musical influences with frank and engaging lyrics on wonderful single Sinatra. It’s clear she’s well ahead of her years both as an artist and a wordsmith, big things most certainly await so see her at Live At Leeds whilst you’ve got the chance.
Southampton-raised, London-based singer-songwriter Laurel has been busy in the last 18 months releasing the stunning Life Worth Living, signing to Counter Records and heading out on her first headline UK tour in support of stunning new EP Park. She’s currently putting the finishing touches to her debut album, plenty of which will be showcased at Live At Leeds.
Brighton outfit MarthaGunn are quite the live offering. They burst onto the scene with the release of gloomy throb-rock single Honey Let Me Know via Communion Singles Club. Fronted by the captivatingly powerful voice of Abi Woodman atop of floods of gloomy yet groovy 70s alt-rock rhythms.
FISH are four teenagers from the north of London making lush grunge-pop. Tunes jam packed full of potential, right up from demos like Wished, and frenzied live sets full of scuzzy energy that’ll surefire put a smile on your face. They’ve opened for Wolf Alice last year and are all set to become a staple of the UK festival scene this summer.
London-based quartet White Kite recently unveiled debut single Swans, a cocktail of smooth-vocals, bubbly synths and lush beats. There’s a slick, fresh and hugely ambitious flair to their sound. Simplistic, bright, buzzy and tight. Sure to be absolutely wonderful live.
Live At Leeds takes place at various venues across Leeds, 29 April. You can listen to a playlist of our One’s To Watch picks below.