Venue Talk: Hookworms on Brudenell Social Club

I spoke to Leeds band Hookworms about their favourite live venue. Unsurprisingly, they chose one of their hometown’s finest, The Brudenell Social Club. Watch ‘Static Resistance’ from their latest album, Microshift below.

“Our favourite venue is the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds.”

Have you ever played there?

“Yes, we played our first ever show there supporting Wooden Shjips, and we just did a weekend residency there, along with a couple of album launches and many support slots over the years.”

Who else have you seen play there?

Too many to list them all, but some personal highlights over the years have been: Lightning Bolt, Ought, Black Dice, Thee Oh Sees (in the Games Room), Superchunk, Om, The Vaselines…

Facts About The Brudenell:

  • The Social club was established December 8th, 1913
  • Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand, The Cribs, Four Tet and The Fall have all played at the Social Club.
  • It is a community ‘non profitmaking’ venue, that holds charitable status.
  • Photography, Film and even Origami groups meet up at the Brudenell.

The Social Club have upcoming shows from John Bramwell, Shame, The Orielles, Goat Girl and Gengahr. Visit to see all of their upcoming events!


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