Saturday 7th April 2018
The Fox & Newt Leeds
April Towers began making music in Nottingham in 2013, Alex Noble and Charlie Burley, met at school and bonded over a mutual love of The Arctic Monkeys. Despite earlier experiments with their own guitar based band, the duo changed direction and took their inspiration from the likes of Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem.
Since then they’ve packed a lot in! Their single Arcadia was played by Fearne Cotton on Radio 1, they featured on the FIFA 2016 video game soundtrack and they’ve been building a big support base with their brand of edgy, electro music, underpinned with solid dance beats.
They’ve been working hard on their debut album, successfully crowd sourcing the funding through Pledge Music. Now Certified Freaky is ready for release on FFS Records and fans in Leeds will get an exclusive opportunity to hear tracks from it at the Fox and Newt as the lads warm-up for a nationwide tour with a long-awaited return to the city to play at a fantastically intimate venue.
Supporting AT will be another highly-rated band, ENGINE, playing in their home city. Surfing in from the outer rim of Burley and noisily settling on the Meanwood nebula, ENGINE continue to blaze an individual DIY trail in Leeds. The group combines sampled psychedelicisms with introverted songwriting of a bygone era.
They’ve recently released debut album ‘Cucumber Water’, plus their first music video and they’ve been building a live reputation with support slots for Connan Mockasin, Infinite Bisous and C Duncan. They’ve been getting plenty of radio airplay as well and they’ve another vinyl release slated for the summer.
Harry Zalega’s a regular performer at Oddjob events. He’s a student at Leeds College of Music but as well as his studies he’s a singer/songwriter who has a fantastic rich, soulful voice. He’s recently been working on a lot of new material, switched from acoustic guitar to keyboards and he’s looking forward to sharing his new sound with another Oddjob audience.