LSR Launch The Transmission

Leeds Student Radio has unveiled plans for The Transmission, an extra-terrestrial event set for launch at the Brudenell Social Club on 7th February.

The spaced-themed party will feature local talent while supporting a charitable cause and is anticipated to be out-of-this-world. On the bill so far for the “inter-planetary journey” are Leeds-based electro-funk trio Galaxians, hip-hop, soul and jazz mavericks Garde Dog, and sample-driven psychedelic four-piece Fold, as well as the indie jazz stylings of Ed Allen to open to the night. If that wasn’t enough, Cosmic Slop’s Raf, an iconic stalwart of the Leeds party scene, will end the night with a set of astronomical proportions.

A share of the night’s proceeds will be donated to the charity MAP (Music and Arts Production). The project, which offers qualifications in art and music to young people who are at risk of exclusion from the mainstream school system, is at risk of losing its base at Hope House gallery  and is desperately fighting to keep going.

In addition to the night’s musical offering, LSR have teamed up with The Scribe, LUU’s student-run arts zine, for an exclusive collaboration for the event. The publication is looking for literature, music, poetry, short stories and visual arts on the theme of “Sound and Silence”.

If you are fool enough to miss the unmissable and actually attend then fear not, as LSR will be broadcasting “live from the Brudenell Social Club, Planet earth” in order to transmit their message across the universe. The Transmission has sold out for the last three years in a row and so this is not one to sleep on.

Tickets can be bought through DICE for £5.

Alex Gibbon