Favourite​s and List-Makin​g: @harkathon’s 1st Record Club at @leedsmusichub

On this Wednesday just gone (June 27th), we had our first meeting of Katie Harkin‘s Record Club at the Leeds Music Hub. More than just the nice coincidental rhyme, we wanted to run the Record Club because we take absolutely any opportunity to geek out about music and, when Katie (Sky Larkin/Wild Beasts and all-round music ace) came to us with the idea of curating the group, we really couldn’t say no!

Leeds Music Hub

This first meeting was entitled “Favourites and List-making” and we asked people to choose some of their most-rotated albums to set everything off. This playlist is taken from the records that were brought in – a mix of classics and modern gems.

YouTube Playlist


  1. Wolf Parade – This Heart’s On Fire
  2. Jay Reatard – My Shadow
  3. Major Lazer – Keep It Goin Louder (ft. Nina Sky & Ricky Blaze)
  4. Frightened Rabbit – Fast Blood
  5. Pet Shop Boys – Rent
  6. Wye Oak – Civilian
  7. Lotus Plaza – Different Mirrors
  8. Chromeo -Grow Up
  9. Oceansize – Remember Where You Are
  10. The National – Secret Meeting

Katie Harkin’s own playlist choices are available on Mixcloud:

  1. Air – Cosmic Trip
  2. Eleanor Friedberger
  3. Theesatisfaction – Queens
  4. Deerhoof – Secret Mobilization
  5. Robin – Call Your Girlfriend
  6. X Ray Spex – I am a Cliche
  7. Fugazi – Epic Problem
  8. Torche – Burning
  9. Quasi – Presto Change-O
  10. Bobby – We Saw

The next Record Club meeting is set for Wednesday July 25th at 6pm. Keep an eye out on the Hub website/facebook/twitter for details of the topic! It’s also free!

The Leeds Music Hub itself opened in May on Wood Lane in Headingley and the idea behind it is to provide an open space for Leeds’ grassroots music and the local music community. As well as running meeting groups, we have an events space for seminars/workshops/instores/advice sessions of all kinds; a cafe/social area; a Leeds music shop; and teaching rooms for lessons from the city’s bands and performers.

There’s some more information on what the Hub is about and what we do on www.theleedsmusichub.co.uk.

We’re a not-for-profit group that run in a collaborative/cooperative sort of way and are always keen to get people involved in any aspect of the Hub – come by to see us or drop us a line!

Follow @leedsmusichub and Katie Harkin on @harkathon and like the Facebook page: facebook.com/theleedsmusichub


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