Mercury Rev Mercury Rev are currently on a short UK tour and this is the first of two sold-out nights at Leeds Brudenell Social Club. It’s a rather special tour celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their brilliant breakthrough album, ‘Deserter’s Songs’. What’s more they’ve dispensed with their trademark big band presentation and the tour promises a stripped-down and very personal performance of the album. There have been some great reviews of the tour and it’s a gig I’m really looking forward to.


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Eels Critically acclaimed Eels have been around for a good while and have made ten studio albums. Mark ‘E’ Everett is essentially ‘the Eels’, but he now has a long lasting and musically accomplished band, who deliver tight (but thoughtful) garage rock. The subject matter for Eels songs has sometimes been pretty heavy (like family deaths and mental disorder). However, with current line-up, the mood has definitely lightened and E seems as happy as he can be with the world, at least for the present.


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