What’s Going On: 2nd – 8th December

What’s Going On: 2nd – 8th December

A selection of hand-picked gigs from across Yorkshire as we enter the final week of term. These are the ones not to miss:


Monday 2nd December – Hacktivist – The Duchess

Championed by the likes of Radio 1, XFM and Kerrang!, Hacktivist are an exciting five piece from Buckinghamshire who fuse metal and grime to bone-shattering effect – think early Enter Shikari but with more attitude. A fine opportunity to see the band in an intimate venue before they become huge; single ‘Unlike Us’ already sports over 600,000 views on Youtube.

Wednesday 4th December – Darlia – The Duchess
NME’s Band of the Week only recently, Darlia are a grunge three piece from Blackpool who are tipped for big things.
Singer/guitarist Nathan Day is only 19 and comparisons to Nirvana (albeit premature) are widespread. Curious? You should be.


Monday 2nd December – Peace – LMUSU
Circulation favourites Peace hit the Leeds Met Students Union for a night of dream pop, double denim and (fingers crossed) a performance of this Wham-tastic cover of ‘Last Christmas’.

Wednesday 4th December – Factory Floor – Belgrave Music Hall
The sort of acid house Irvine Welsh would have listened to, Factory Floor are in Leeds touring their critically acclaimed debut. Recorded in their very own North London warehouse, expect lots of synths and other interesting noises as they melt your brain.

Friday 6th December – Los Campesinos! – The Cockpit
The ‘Farmers!’ are still going strong five years on from their breakthrough. Their trademark brand of indie pop will get you dancing or your money back (not an actual promise of the band or their management).

Friday 6th December – Haim – LMUSU

You know Haim. The band with the bass player who pulls ridiculous faces. It’d be plain rude not to see them kick up a fuss in Leeds.

Kyle Picknell