LeicesterBands16

The MIL listing of

Leicester Bands 2016

This is our list of bands from Leicester and Leicestershire for 2016.

2017

We now have a new list of bands for 2017

Page last updated:  1st December 2016

See our page about Music News for more about bands and artists

Bands are listed in alphabetical order by name (band names beginning with “The” are listed under the next word in their name.) The name of the band is linked to a website or a Facebook page. Links always open in a new window.

A few bands from surrounding towns have also been included in this list if they play in Leicester frequently.

Note: this is a very long list; use your page search function to find a specific band by name.


8Miles High (Leicester) Indie/alternative rock (now defunct)

Beneath The Lights at The Musician Photo RhinoFeroSs

Beneath The Lights at The Musician
Photo RhinoFeroSs

Abandon Her (Leicester) Alternative

Alligatr (Leicester) indie rock

Another Day Down (Leicester) Alternative rock

Aztec Temples (Leicester) Alternative, indie

Basilisk (Market Harborough) Hardcore

Before The Crash (Coalville) Rock and more

The Bench That Rocked (Coalville) Dynamic rock/punk

Beneath The Lights (North West Leicestershire) Alternative rock

Black Diamond (Whitwick) Rock/punk covers

The Blazing Owls (Leicester) Melodic indie

Bleechbox (Leicester) Pop-punk

Blueshine Brothers (Leicester) Bluegrass (now defunct)

Blood Oath (Leicester) Death metal

The Brandy Thieves (Leicester) Gypsy ska-infused punk rock

Tommy Cobley from Casino Empire Photo: Olly Stabler

Tommy Cobley from Casino Empire
Photo: Olly Stabler

Burnin’ Clint’uns (Leicester) Punk rock

Canny Loco (Leicester) Alternative punk rock ska

Casino Empire (Blaby) Alternative (now defunct but performing under another name)

Ceaux Fly (Leicester) Funk and pop

Christopher Moody & The Underground Kings (Leicester) Rock/pop/acoustic

Dawn of Anubis (Coalville) Original, rock, metal

Dead Question (Leicester)  Grunge

The Dead Shoot at Enderby festival, July 2016

The Dead Shoot at Enderby festival, July 2016

The Dead Shoot (Leicester) Blues/rock

Dig Lazarus (Leicester) Rock

Drowning Grace (Leicester/Nottingham) Metal/various (now defunct)

Dust & Debris (Leicester) Mix of covers and original Rock’a’bluesey country soul

Earls (Leicester) two-piece alternative hardcore rock

Echolocation (Leicester) Avant Rock

Eden Avenue (Leicester) Alternative rock/Metal (previously called Vengeance)

English Guns (Leicester) ska punk

En Route (Leicester and Leicestershire) Acoustic

First Wave (Leicester) Punk

Flight15 (Leicester and Birmingham) Rock and Alternative

Flying Kangaroo Alliance (Leicester) Alternative Grunge Punk

Four Point Oh on stage at The Shed November 2015

Four Point Oh on stage at The Shed November 2015

FourPointOh (Leicester) Hard rock (now defunct)

Fractions (Leicester) Metal

Gallows High (Leicester) Rock

Garganjua (Leicester) Metal

Goldstein (Leicester) Punk rock/ska punk/ska/dub/rap

Graystarr (Leicester and Coalville) Rock

Goldstein at The Soundhouse 2014

Goldstein at The Soundhouse
2014

Great Imitation (Leicestershire) Hip-Hop / Soul / Acoustic

GU-RU (Leicester) Psychedelic

Halfway House (Leicester) Beatdown/deathcore

Icons (Leicester) Metal/hardcore

Idle Empire (Nottingham and Leicester) acoustic/indie

Ignition  (Burton on Trent) Ignition All Fired Up play funk, soul, rock, modern and classics. Then there’s the acoustic show “Live, Up Close and Personal”, complete with cajon drum and 12-string instruments or small kit.

Internal Conflict (Leicester) Metal/Thrash/Hardcore/Metalcore

James Cull and the Black Storm Nation (Leicester) Hard rock, grunge, country

The Jav’lins (Nuneaton) Contemporary indie rock

Kermes (Leicester) “pop trash”

Kynch at The Shed February 2016 Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

Kynch at The Shed February 2016
Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

Kynch (Leicester) Indie, popular

The Lids (Leicester) rock

Linear (Leicester) Rock, blues and mized genres

The Lost Future (Leicester & Nottingham) Post-punk/Rock

Martha Bean Band (Leicester) Acoustic

Midcity (Leicester) Alternative rock

Midnight Wire by Mat Borland

Midnight Wire
by Mat Borland

Midnight Wire (Leicester)  Indie

The Mini Nukes (Leicester)

The Mocking Jays (Nottingham and Derby) Pop, alternative, indie.

Nagasaki Birth Defect (Leicester, we think) Metal

Neon Sarcastic (Leicester) Alternative Rock (now defunct)

No Ill Will (Leicester) Metal/metalcore

Noise Abuse (Leicester) Grindcore

Not My Good Arm (Leicester)

The Pale Faces (Leicester) garage pop

Plaudits (Leicester)

The Reckless Youth at The O2 Photo RhinoFeroSs

The Reckless Youth at The O2
Photo RhinoFeroSs

The Reckless Youth (Leicester) Alt/rock

The Relinquished (Loughborough) Metal

Resin (Leicester) Rock, grunge, metal

Revival (Leicester) Indie rock

Rice ‘n’ Peas (Leicester) Reggae

Roboter (Leicester)

Royal Arcade (Leicester) ‘dreamy/jangly indie’

The Ruby Doos (Leicester) Folk/retro

Saints of the Sinners (Leicester) Acoustic duo

The Scrubs (Leicester)

The Sedations (Leicester) Punk

Skam's Steve Hill

Skam’s Steve Hill

Sepia Sun (Leicester) Post rock alternative

Skam (Leicester) Rock – one of Leicester’s longest-serving rock bands.

The Smokestacks (Leicester) Jazz/Blues

Stating The Obvious (Leicester)

Stereosonics (Leicestershire) Tribute band to Stereophonics.

Strange Blues (Leicester) Blues rock

Strangler Figs (Leicester) Indie art rock

Super73 (Leicester) Rock, alternative

Superfake (Leicestershire) Indie rock

Temple of Lies (Leicester) Metal, rock, stoner rock

Underdogs (Leicestershire) Rock

Velocity (Leicester) Hardrock/rock/blue

Violet Cities (Leicester) Indie/pop (rip. They decided to stop playing)

Waldorf (Leicestershire) Grunge/rock

Weallfallsilent (Leicester) Acoustic/Electronica/Prog/Indie/Rock

We The Brave (Leicester) Pop/alternative

Lead singer from The World Can Wait

Lead singer from The World Can Wait

The World Can Wait (Leicester) Alternative rock

Zed’s Dead (Leicester) Rock covers

The Zufflers (Leicester) Rock covers band


Interesting!

List of famous bands from Leicester (a website that ranks them)

R.I.P.

Bands we lost this year

The Greys (So last night was our last gig and marked the end of The Greys/Jackrabbits/scabies. Our ~2.5 years of unpracticed music playing has been fun, infuriating, stressful and, in places, ball rattlingly nervous)

See also:

How to get your band listed for 2017.

See our list of featured bands for 2015.

Featured bands.

Young bands.

Metal and hardcore bands.

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