Local Leeds Bands: Talent On Your Doorstep

Looking to revamp your playlist? Well why not dig into the homegrown talent from the garden of Leeds-en with these five fresh talents.


Alternative pop mavericks Polo effortlessly combine irresistible hooks, dreamy synths and brooding lyrics to create masterfully effervescent electronica.

Alex Gibbon


A regular name on the Leeds DIY circuit, ZoZo fit heedlessly between catchy and discordant. With their sharp and abrasive rhythm section and frenzied vocals, ZoZo are part of an exciting legacy of the city’s formidable post-punk history.

Safi Bugel


Treeboy & Arc Defining themselves as ‘post-punk fuzz’, Treeboy & Arc craft a revitalising combination of jangling riffs and a magnetic energy that is enough to leave you reeling.

Neive McCarthy


Sunflower Thieves have some of the prettiest harmonies in the game; Sofar Sounds regulars, the pair have perfected the art of the soothing, heartfelt soundtrack.

Neive McCarthy


“When upbeat indie meets dirty pop” is how the Yorkshire four-piece defines their tunes. Already having headlines the BBC Introducing Stage at Leeds Festival and done many more shows in the summer circuit, they will be rocking up to our very own Stylus on November 30th, and with their debut album in the works, it’s not one to be missed.

Neive McCarthy


Têtes De Pois are undoubtedly one of a kind. With an album on the way next year, their rousing take on jazz is one to check out sooner rather than later.

Neive McCarthy

[Feature image credit: The Voice of London]