The first shoot on this week’s Leeds Guide brief was a cover shoot with the up-and-coming Leeds band The Sunshine Underground.  They’re one of the headliners for the upcoming Live at Leeds festival on May Bank Holiday weekend (30th April>3rd May 2010) and a lot of the next Leeds Guide’s will be promoting the fest.  I caught some of it last year and it’s a pretty sweet festival, running all over Leeds at pretty much all the music venues around.Leeds Guide cover shoot // The Sunshine Underground • By Barnaby AldrickThe Leeds Guide wanted these chaps to be in front of a recognizable Leeds Music venue, so we met them at the Brudenell.

The Brude has seen it’s share of bands roll through in it’s days, and retains a strong working men’s club vibe throughout.

Leeds Guide cover shoot // The Sunshine Underground • By Barnaby AldrickChances are this one will make the cover, cos it’s cleanest and that stage wall is very Brudenell.

Flash-heads may be interested to know there’s a softbox to stage right, but it’s the radio triggered 580EX behind Mr Squat’s shoe that that’s lighting the wall.

Leeds Guide cover shoot // The Sunshine Underground • By Barnaby AldrickAs another option we went through the scary locals bar to shoot some pool.Leeds Guide cover shoot // The Sunshine Underground • By Barnaby AldrickI rather like this one showing a bit more of the room.

Hopefully I’ll stop being so giddy with this faded 70s action soon!  But it somehow suits the outfits too.

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