Closing Pop Recs aims to ‘go out with a massive bang’ at Pulled Apart By Horses gig

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“Let’s go out with a massive bang” - say the owners of Pop Recs Ltd as they prepare to stage the final gig at its current home.

Leeds rockers Pulled Apart By Horses will headline on Saturday at the last event to take place at the Fawcett Street cultural hub.

It will cap off two years of big name gigs, which has brought the likes of James Bay, The Vaccines, The Cribs, Franz Ferdinand, Edwyn Collins, The Charlatans and more to play the store.

Frankie & the Heartstrings, who founded the record store, gig space and gallery, are on the hunt for new premises after the council sold the building to developers for student accommodation.

The band established the store as a pop-up shop, but it snowballed into a full-time venture which fosters local talent, while attracting high-profile talent to Wearside.

Heartstrings drummer Dave Harper said: “It’s a fitting farewell to what has been an incredible, difficult and relentlessness fight to instil hope and change in our city.

It’s a fitting farewell to what has been an incredible, difficult and relentlessness fight to instil hope and change in our city.

Dave Harper

“We can assure you that this is only round one. We will regroup and come out swinging in round two until we get the win. Expect news sooner rather than later.

“But for now, let’s go out with a massive bang. Fawcett Street, it’s been emotional.”

Also performing on the night will be Shades, Drifts and Mansions of Glory.

Doors are at 6pm. Tickets are £5 on the door, on a first come, first served basis.