Big ups to everyone who has found out that they are coming to Leeds today! Come visit us, the Leeds Union Music Library, at Leeds Uni Freshers' fair on Friday the 16th and Monday the 19th of September to find out about our upcoming events, how you can get involved in volunteering in our music library,… Continue reading ⛵ We did it ⛵
We're very excited to announce that we'll be putting on the wonderful Carla Bozulich at Fuse Art Space in Bradford this September. If you're not familiar with Carla I think Stewart Lee put it best in his review of her latest album, "If Boy emerged from the oeuvre of a broadsheet-friendly icon such as Nick… Continue reading UML Presents: Carla Bozulich
Join us at Hyde Park Book Club for Pick 'n' Mix #4 to listen to records from the library and anything else that people want to bring along to share. This is an open decks event, meaning that everyone is welcome to bring records along that they'd like to play; but also be sure to get… Continue reading UML Presents: Pick ‘n’ Mix #4
Thanks to everyone that came down to Wharf Chambers for Strange Parade the other week ! We had a lot of fun, and feel blessed to have so many talented friends. Both Clints and Skunkrock recorded their sets on the night, and have kindly let us have them up on our website. You can listen to… Continue reading April’s Strange Parade
We've just bought in a bunch of new music for the UML shelves ! Here's the full list of what we've got in, with some pictures to accompany at the bottom: ------------- *UPDATE* - new items added since this list was originally posted: Jeremih - Late Nights: the album (CD) Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered… Continue reading New UML Purchases !
We can't quite believe it, but, it's the last week of term ! We thought it'd be a shame not to have another mixtape exchange this year, so come join us for a final get together on Tuesday evening; we'll bring some snacks, drinks, music; and probably make tea again. As for the mixtape theme,… Continue reading UML Presents: “revision music” mixtape exchange
The Union Music Library returns to Wharf Chambers for Strange Parade - a 'live mixtape' providing our members with the opportunity to perform to an open-minded and friendly audience. This is a party where the members of the UML provide the soundtrack. Whether you want to do a DJ set, a live set, or perhaps… Continue reading UML Presents: Strange Parade
Big big thanks to Owen and Laurence for playing at our last event - between them they spent a good few hours digging through the library for records to play and ended up with a really interesting mix, from a gem of a Paul McCartney album to 90s breakbeat to 'experimental audio research' from Germany.… Continue reading UML Presents: Pick ‘n’ Mix #3
Following on from our great interview with SECT in December (and that amazing Skunkrock mix they gave us to go with it), we want to continue showcasing the local club nights and collectives that we feel make Leeds's club scene as vibrant as it is. For the second in the series we’re delighted to interview Owen Spalding, one of the founders and resident… Continue reading Interview with Owen Spalding – resident DJ and co-founder of On Rotation
Thanks a lot to everyone who came down to the first Pick 'n' Mix, and thanks to Joe and Tom from Hip-Hop Soc and to Oli for digging through UML records, and to everyone for sharing their own - that was a cracking debut! We'll be back at Hyde Park Book Club on Thursday the… Continue reading UML Presents: Pick ‘n’ Mix #2 at Hyde Park Book Club
We can't quite believe it but it's already that time of year where we have to hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM). This is where the society will be voting in a new committee for the 2016/17 year, and its vital that as many members attend as possible so that the future running of the UML can… Continue reading Annual General Meeting
On Thursday the 18th of Feburary we'll be at Hyde Park Book Club playing records handpicked from the Union Music Library's dusty shelves. Curated by members and with over 5000 to choose from, variety is a guarantee. We're kicking off at 6pm and playing right through until close at 11, with a mix of open… Continue reading UML Presents: Pick ‘n’ Mix at Hyde Park Book Club
For our second Give it a Go of the year, the UML will be hosting a music quiz at the Union’s esteemed Old Bar. The committee have been hard at work crafting a fun-filled collection of questions that promise to test your musical knowledge, so come along for some laughs and a chance to win… Continue reading UML Presents: A Music Quiz
We finally got round to buying in new music! We took our time with this intake but it's a pretty great batch of stuff. Read some thoughts and insights about what we got in from members and the committee below, and head to the bottom of the page to see the full list of releases… Continue reading New UML Purchases!
A few weeks ago the UML held its first Strange Parade of the 15/16 academic year and we were super pleased with how it turned out! Strange Parade is a ‘live mixtape’, where UML members and local bands come together to create an eclectic night of music, hosted at the wonderful Wharf Chambers. Here’s a… Continue reading from dreamy DIY to acid house: a rundown of November’s Strange Parade