Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly are an American seven piece Irish punk band from Los Angeles, California.

They are due to play the ‘Leeds University Union’ on Wednesday 12th august. Ticket prices start at £19.25 and can be booked at www.seetickets.com.

Flogging Molly‘s “Salty Dog Cruise,” tour is going to be a huge success and it seems to us like it’s going to be a hell of a ride.

Flogging Molly’s music is influenced by various artists, such as The Dubliners, The Pogues, Horslips, Johnny Cash, and The Clash. The album Within a Mile of Home is dedicated to Joe Strummer and Johnny Cash.
Their music ranges from boisterous Celtic punk, like the pirate-themed “Salty Dog”, “Cruel Mistress”, and “Seven Deadly Sins”, or the defiant “What’s Left of the Flag”, “Drunken Lullabies”, and “Rebels of the Sacred Heart” to more somber songs like “Far Away Boys”, “The Son Never Shines (On Closed Doors)”, “Life in a Tenement Square” and “Float.”

Lyrics typically touch on subjects such as Ireland and its history, poverty, drinking, politics, love and death and include several references to the Roman Catholic Church.

“What’s Left of the Flag” and “The Likes of You Again” were written as tributes to Dave King’s father who died when he was a young boy.

City Music Flogging Molly

City Music Flogging Molly

Stereo MCs

The Stereo MCs – returned to independent labels in 2005 rejuvenated them as a band and has seen them making new LP’s and touring regularly. They are due to rock up in leeds in July.

Thursday 23rd July Brudenell Social Club

Born out of the mid 80’s inspirational Hip Hop scene and the DIY UK acid house/club scene, Stereo MC’s reputation grew slowly throughout the late 80’s. They started an underground dance label, releasing diverse artists from Richie Rich to the Jungle Brothers as well as their own records before being picked up by Island Records. They performed live extensively and supported groups such as De La Soul, A Certain Ratio, EMF and U2 and did US and UK tours with The Happy Mondays.

After early chart success in America for their 2nd LP Supernatural, they recorded the Album ‘Connected’ which became an international hit. They embarked on a huge touring schedule including memorable appearances at Glastonbury and many other festivals worldwide. This period culminated with a Mercury prize nomination and 2 Brit awards for Best Album and Best Live Act.

Most recently their love of underground dance music has led to many collaborations including those with Terranova (Kompakt Records) and Adam Port from the Berlin based KeineMusik label, releasing the deep house track ‘Place’ a firm favourite in the Beatport charts in 2014 -2015.

With a reputation as a unique and high energy live act, they undertook an extensive 23 date tour of Central and Eastern Europe in November 2014. UK, European and US dates are continuing into 2015 and beyond.

NATALIE PRAS

The introductions have gone well for Natalie Pras. One of Rolling Stone’s “Ten New Artists You Need To Know.” One of Time Magazine’s “15 Artists To Watch in 2015.” The New Yorker raves it’s “a sound that’s crystal clear but somehow full and stripped down…this is a record that never feels retro, just timeless.”

Tuesday 1st September Brudenell Social Club

Natalie’s self-titled debut is flecked with a lushness buttressed by Prass’ melancholic instincts for storytelling, rounded out by inventive brass and orchestral gestures, tender and exuberant all at once. The compelling stories behind tracks such as “My Baby Don’t Understand Me,” “Bird Of Prey,” “Your Fool,” “Why Don’t You Believe In Me” and others, reveal Prass’ perseverance in nourishing her menagerie of influences into a unique and visionary first album. Her incredible journey includes a nearly decade-long stint in Nashville, shuttling to her native Virginia in the midst of that stay to create her debut album. Prass, now 29 years-old, currently lives in Richmond, where the album was produced, to be, as she puts it, “where the trees are tall, the buildings old, and friends near.”

The song that Rolling Stone hailed as “a crumbled relationship ballad of cinematic majesty” stands on its own while also seamlessly rounding out the rest of her magnificent debut album.

Catch her at the Brudenell Soical Club later this year.