“ City: Leeds / Country: England „
The Brudenell Social club is a gig venue and members club located in the Hyde Park area of Leeds. It has a pretty large capacity, and the central stage is surrounded on all sides by raised platforms and seats, with the bar positioned high up right across the back of the room. The venue thus has the feel of a mini-auditorium, and its immense popularity means that it is frequently packed at gig nights, lending it a rather snug and intimate feel that is suited to the introspective post-rock/indie/folk bands (as well as rock bands) that it hosts. The clientele tends to consist of indie students, so it can be a case of hipster overload with scarves, jaunty berets, tight jeans, waistcoats and pointy shoes galore, but despite this the atmosphere tends to be unpretentious, relaxed and pleasant, with some great bands passing through such as bluesy rockers Earthless and introspective post-rockers Russian Circles. The place serves a number of draught lagers as well as some nice bottled ales, and these are pretty reasonably priced, and ticket prices are pretty reasonable too, and combined with the engaging and generally welcoming atmosphere and the regular intake of indie/rock bands, the Brudenell Social Club is worth keeping an eye on for anyone with an interest in rock/inde living in the Leeds area.