It may have taken half a decade for IDLES to move from 2012's 'Welcome' EP to their eventual full-length album, but 'Brutalism' was more than worth the wait. From the opening clatter of 'Heel/Heal', which sees vocalist Joe Talbot already declaring "I'm done", the album explodes in every conceivable musical direction. Their live performance is one of brooding energy, not dissimilar to Joy Division, who have clearly influenced the band's sound. Their performance at Live at Leeds festival is likely to fill The Key Club, so make sure that you're there early to see them tear the place down.
2. The Big Moon - 22:00 (The Brudenell Social Club - DIY Stage)
In October 2015, The Big Moon hit the road alongside VANT (also making an appearance at this year's festival) and Inheaven. The rotating co-headline bill showcased some of British music's biggest hopes. A week after seeing The Big Moon unleash their debut album 'Love In The Fourth Dimension', it's clear that they've more than managed to capitalise on that early promise. Tracks like 'Sucker' and 'Silent Movie Susie' are already classics among their fans, but album offerings like 'Pull The Other One' are already becoming highlights of the live set. The Big Moon are destined for great things and this might be your final chance to catch them in such an intimate setting.
3. Dream Wife - 21:00 (The Brudenell Social Club - DIY Stage)
Not many bands can claim to have been formed as an art project, yet Dream Wife are exactly that. Uniting to create a 'fake' girlband for the launch of an exhibition on their University course, the trio then decided that it was a path worth continuing along. On their latest single, Rakel Mjöll exclaims "I am not my body. I'm somebody". It's a message which needs communicating, particularly to many of the younger sections of Dream Wife's audience. The live Dream Wife experience is an intense affair and The Brudenell isn't going to know what's hit it.
4. Honeyblood - 21:00 (Leeds University Union - Stylus)
'Babes Never Die' was one of our favourite albums of 2016 and it's great to see the Scottish duo planning to spend so much of the summer back on the road. The first stop on their extensive road trip is Live at Leeds, where they'll play Stylus. Marking one of their biggest shows to date, it's a sign that they're finally receiving the critical acclaim that they've deserved all along.
5. Frightened Rabbit - 21:30 (Church)
Another Scottish act, and another which started life as a duo. Their sound, and subsequent size, has increased considerably since those early days and last year's 'Painting of a Panic Attack' was the pinnacle of the full band anthems they're now crafting. Their set takes place in, relatively new, venue Church; the more stripped-back offerings in their back catalogue, such as the heart-breaking 'Poke', will sound suitably reverential in the grand setting being offered by Live at Leeds this year. If you don't have time to stick around for the incredible after parties, then Frightened Rabbit could be the perfect way for you to end your festival experience.