IN a matter of days, on May 5th, the city of Leeds will see to yet another Live At Leeds Festival. Showcasing the most promising upcoming acts and glorifying the world of music for fans across the UK, the countdown is on. So, we’re diving deep into the line-up to bring you an impressive list of acts you can’t miss on the day. Here’s our top picks for Live At Leeds Festival 2018.
For fans of Half Moon Run or Glass Animals, Kawala create acoustic renditions and consequently, an ethereal sound. Formed by long-term friends, Jim and Dan, the Camden duo left University in Leeds to pursue music in North London, a decision that has since signed them to Mahogany Records. Performing numerous shows throughout the city, Kawala fall on a fantastic live reputation, a set to see.
A combination of 70s inspired-groove, 80s inspired-production and old-school hip-hop samples; despite their name, Bad Sounds create undeniably good sounds. Backed by Radio 1’s Annie Mac, the alt-pop quintet was formed by brothers Ewan and Callum, later completed by Sam, Olivia and Charlie. Whilst tracks transpose into dance numbers, we expect a party-like atmosphere at their Leeds set.
After winning a competition that placed her first on at The Great Escape 2015, Lily Moore has been busy recording and putting on her own shows before debuting her first track, Not That Special, earlier this year. From busking in Brighton to supporting the likes of Tom Grennan, George Ezra and Vance Joy; Moore’s soulful voice remincises that of a young Amy Winehouse.
Charting airwaves throughout 2017, Superorganism are an eight-piece pop collective from Maine and London. ‘Something For Your M.I.N.D’ originally sparked rumours as a project from Tame Impala with its distinct technicolour and mysterious release. The track circled before ‘Its All Good’ and ‘Nobody Cares’ finally surfaced, claiming the sound as that of Transatlantic group, Superorganism.
There’s a buzz to their name, yet Stereo Honey only have a few tracks to fall on so far. Each one recognised as another banger, the London quartet create atmospheric indie-rock with angelic vocals atop. A signature sound that placed them in the same management as Wild Beasts and Placebo, a band to be excited about.