Taking place at the end of January and funded by Arts Council England Independent Venue Week creates a nationwide series of exciting gigs combining artists, labels, promoters and bloggers.
Leeds based 360 Club is well renowned for unsigned showcase nights, every week at The Library, which champion exciting emerging artists, and has discovered such acts as Alt-J, Allusondrugs and Carnabells.
They will again be taking part in this year's Independent Venue Week and programming two shows featuring high quality emerging acts that are all being currently tipped to be the next big thing.
Independent Venue week celebrates the small music venues around the UK and of the people that run them. These venues are the backbone of live music scene in the UK and they give young, emerging artists the opportunity to play in front of a live audience and to gain the confidence and experience which they require playing on the larger stages.
In association with independent record label and promoter Clue Records, Friday 30th January at The Library will see Forever Cult ("a noisy and exciting 3-piece band from West Yorkshire signed to Clue Records"), Treason Kings ("the hard rock of Alice in Chains, with the psychedelia of early Soundgarden and Pearl Jam records mixed with The Melvins, Biffy Clyro and all wrapped up in a wall of sound"), NARCS ("NARCS' wiry and brash rock and roll is fuelled by equal parts frustration, resentment, and a general desire to just make a lot of noise" - Drowned In Sound), and Adore//Repel ("energy filled 3-piece post-hardcore band").
Watch a few videos from the bands playing on the Friday:
Appearing on Saturday 31st January are Carnabells ("powerful, exciting and commanding sound"), Danny Landau ("truly amazing songs that should take then far in the UK music industry and beyond" - BBC Introducing), Charlie Straw ("Folk, Soul, Rhythm and Blues Straw has a powerful voice with a folky blues sound and catchy lyrics."), and Vendettas ("Infectiously energetic and foot stomping and fabulous").
TREASON KINGS are a rock/alternative band from Leeds.
4-piece Alt-Rock from Leeds
3 piece noise from West Yorkshire
Carnabells are a guitar thrashing, piano bashing, feet stamping rock 'n' roll 5 piece from a old mining village in the heart of Yorkshire. Formed in the summer of 2012, Carnabells have numerous press reviews, BBC radio play and even a TV appearance under their multi-coloured braces. About to embark on a full UK tour, grab your partner and get ready to dance!
Vendettas are a 3 piece 60's inspired britmod band from Leeds