What’s on: November at Picture House Social

True to form, a multi-genred selection of up-and-coming acts will be descending on Abbeydale Road’s Picture House Social this month. If you’re looking to scratch that live music itch, here are some of our top shouts…

Pretty Vicious + Supports (TBC)
November 6 // £9
Young, self-assured, loud and unruly, Pretty Vicious’ musical career has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride. After signing with Big Machine Records this year, the boys are back from the brink with a new lease of life, eager to showcase the raw, youthful energy of their forthcoming debut album LP1.

Here Lies Man + Special guests
November 11 // £11
Here Lies Man burst onto the scene in 2017 when they posed the interesting question “What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat?”. Their answer: a self-titled debut album which combines Deep Purple-esque heavy riff-based rock music with Afrobeat rhythmic patterns and percussion. This album was closely followed by their second album You Will Know Nothing; a gritty, psychedelic, sonic exploration that will leave you feeling hazy for days.

Paul Smith (Maxïmo Park)
November 23 // £16.50
Best known as the frontman for British indie-rock group Maxïmo Park, Paul Smith has also enjoyed a successful solo career alongside the band, with a more equal focus across his two main interests: art and music. Since the release of his debut solo album Margins in 2010, he has collaborated on various musical and non-musical projects, gradually moving away from personal lyrics towards more the socially or politically-focussed themes in his most recent album Diagrams (out now). It’s refined, it’s punchy and it’s very danceable.

Yazmin Lacey + Special guests
November 24 // £9
Yazmin Lacey has been lovingly fusing hip-hop, jazz and electronica since 2013. Her retro-future style, buoyed by sweet vocals and classy beats, has attracted rave reviews and star followers like Gilles Peterson and Lauren Laverne.

Chest Pains + Treeboy & Arc (co-headline)
November 27 // £6
Two of Leeds’ freshest indie-punk bands have teamed up for a co-headline tour around the UK. Chest Pains are a four-piece formed in 2016, whose first two singles ‘Petrified’ and ‘Shame’ have kicked things off with a loud, powerful punch. Treeboy & Arc were formed in 2015 by a group of students from Leeds College of Music. They peddle a fuzzy brand post-punk, embodying the true DIY spirit recording using the free studio time they get at college. Together, the lads from Leeds create a convincingly dismal representation of life up north.

In association with SIV Tickets, the local box office. 

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