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February 2020
Live At Leeds

Band picks: Hockey Dad recommends who to see at Live At Leeds 2020

Coming over all the way from Australia, Hockey Dad share their Live At Leeds picks.
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Published: 7:00 pm, January 28, 2020
Band picks: Hockey Dad recommends who to see at Live At Leeds 2020

It's time to start getting excited, Dear Reader. We're just a few months out from the unofficial start of our summer festival season. That May Day Bank Holiday weekend means one thing - Live At Leeds. Packed with (literally) hundreds of the best new bands on the planet, it sees one of the country's most vibrant creative cities turned into a mecca of buzz, hype and awesome live music.

To celebrate, we're holding a special Live At Leeds takeover. Over the course of the day (28th January 2020, in case you're coming to this late - Ed), we'll be bringing you all kinds of stuff from and about the acts playing this year's event. If you're going, it'll help you plan out those all-important spreadsheets. If you've not yet picked up your tickets - well, what are you waiting for? You can grab 'em here, right now.

Picking out who to see at festivals where you actually want to see everyone is so hard. So, so hard. Thankfully, 'the bands' are more than happy to help. Aussie duo Hockey Dad - fresh from raising a ridiculous $150,000 for the Bushfire crisis - have pinpointed a handful of acts you really must see at this year's Live At Leeds. Take it away, guys.

Shame

We’ve never had the chance to see Shame live so I’m really looking forward to it. They came down to Australia a couple of years ago and played Laneway festival in an early slot, they weren't so known then, but by the end of the festival tour, everyone was talking about them. Our pick of their tracks is 'Tasteless'.

Marika Hackman

Marika has some serious jams and a voice to match, she's one of our favourite British acts at the moment and we dug her album 'Any Human Friend' from last year. We also love the track 'Boyfriend' which she dropped a few years ago.

The Wytches

We feel like we can run around and get hella sweaty during this set like everyone else! One to check out from these guys is definitely 'Digsaw'.

Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers

This band are repping all the way from Australia's capital city - Canberra. They are teenagers themselves at the minute - but we can't wait to catch these fellow Aus rippers take over the world! Check out the song 'See You In A Bit'.

Van Houten

Silky smooth tunes and a Simpsons name, I have to see this (our band name is also a reference from The Simpsons). 'Moon' is a good place to start with these guys.

Live At Leeds will take place on 2nd May, visit liveatleeds.com for more info.

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