TSOTA’s TOP 5: Top 5 Leeds-bred bands of 2014

By December 14, 2014

Music. Leeds.

Image: Courtesy of The Brawlers

Leading up to Christmas, the TSOTA Team have been compiling some December Top 5s… This week we gave you…




1. Eagulls



Leeds punk five piece Eagulls was formed in 2011 by Mark Goldsworthy and drummer Henry Ruddel. The lineup was completed by Liam Matthews on guitar, Tom Kelly on bass and George Mitchell on vocals.

Suggestion from TSOTA contributor Chris Morley.

Visit the Eagulls’ website or follow them on Twitter @EAGULLSUK or Facebook.



2. The Brawlers


Weezer-esque fun pop/rock/punk.

Suggestion from TSOTA contributor Nicki Davy.

Visit The Brawlers’ website or follow them on Twitter or Facebook.



3. Paul Thomas Saunders

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Producer, sonic architect, Singer and songwriter Paul Thomas Saunders possesses an emotive, high-register singing voice that reveals his origins as a trained choir singer. It is instantly recognizable. He originally hails from Leicester, but began writing and playing music in earnest while attending college in Leeds,

Vist Paul Thomas Saunders’ website or follow him on Twitter @PaulTSaunders or Facebook.

Suggestion from Ed Heaton – Facebook.

‘Paul Thomas Saunders’ ‘Beautiful Desolation’ is stunning’



4. Treason Kings

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Treason Kings are a rock/alternative band from Leeds. The four piece was formed in 2012 and is comprised of Harry Scott (guitar, vocals), Matt Levy (bass, backing vocals), Rob Carruthers (drums) and Sam Wood (lead guitar, backing vocals)

“They are quite simply, superb.” – Rock Of The North

Suggestion from Ben Corkhill – Facebook.

Vist the Treason Kings’ website or follow them on Twitter @treasonkings or Facebook.




5. Dancing Years

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Leeds five-piece Dancing Years who have recently picked-up support from the likes of Jen Long, Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Mary Anne Hobbs and Amazing Radio, are building significant momentum after releasing their debut 7″single ‘Here’s to My Old Friends through a new French label ZRP / Roommates and in UK by Hide & Seek.

Suggestion from TSOTA Team.

Vist the Dancing Years’ website or follow them on Twitter @dancing_years or Facebook.



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