Gig preview: Fold, Ceiling Demons, Terra-ist and Rawschac at 360 Club, Leeds

Fold. Picture: Chris Lord Photography
Fold. Picture: Chris Lord Photography
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LEEDS’ most prominent musical showcase night for unsigned artists is staging a bank holiday special this Saturday – with cut-price entry for holders of Live At Leeds wristbands.

Fold, Ceiling Demons, Terra-ist and Rawschac are all due to play at Richard Watson’s 360 Club event at The Library on Woodhouse Lane, Leeds on May 2.

Watson describes the bill as “Live in Leeds the potential future sounds, brought together for one night”.

He adds: “These four acts are producing some astounding music and their live shows are second to none, each of them deserving of the national media and radio play they have been receiving so early in their journey, it is a bill I am very excited about, it will be a very special night of music, followed by an after-party with the acts spinning some of their favourite tunes.

“The show is not part of Live at Leeds, but I am offering an exclusive £4 entry to with a LAL wristband, so they can check out some different and very cool sounds.”

Fold are a funk and hip-hop influenced experimental four-piece based in Leeds. In place of a front man they use speech samples, exploring the natural rhythms of the human voice while expressing commonly held concerns through the words of eloquent speakers past and present. Their new single, Two Past Midnight, is a tribute to American voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.

Ceiling Demons are an alternative hip hop from North Yorkshire. The group feature identical twin brother MCs Psy Ceiling and Dan Demon who capture the rawness of human emotion in their words and rhymes. They released their debut album Dual Sides in 2013.

Terra-ist are a high energy outfit, with hip-hop fuelled verses, beefed up by catchy grimy bass, finished with scatty breaks, heavy drums and “rocked up” gritty vocals.

Rawschac are a Leeds/Liverpool five-piece whose music draws influences from electronica, soul, R&B, grunge, and hip-hop. The result is a moody soulful alternative sound, driven by heavy basslines, distant cutting guitar melodies and energetic vocals.

Doors 7pm, admission £6 or £4 with LAL wristband. For details visit https://www.facebook.com/360Club

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