HOME is The Robot Needs Home Collective’s love letter to the city of Leicester. A series of ten free, streamed shows from artists based in the city, filmed in a spectacular array of spaces – celebrating both the wealth of musical talent, and the fabric of the city itself.

Watch here or on The Robot Needs Home Collective YouTube Channel.


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Courtney Askey from Leicester Museum

Courtney Askey is a musician and artist based in Leicester. Performing both solo and as a band, her music is sometimes riotously noisy, and sometimes contained and reflective. Courtney writes songs imbued with storytelling and melodrama, tinged with influence from folk to shoegaze to garage rock.

This performance was recorded in Leicester Museum’s spectacular Victorian Gallery, and streamed on Friday 12th March 2021.

This performance has optional subtitling available

Charlotte Carpenter from Leicester Y Theatre

Charlotte Carpenter is the perfect embodiment of independence, acclaimed by Total Guitar, Best Fit, NME, Clash and Classic Rock along side BBC Introducing, 2 & 6 Music. With a growing number of EP’s and singles under her wing and heavy touring with the likes of Marika Hackman, George Ezra, Hunter Hayes, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Charlotte has brought herself to the forefront of alternative singer/songwriter’s.

This performance was recorded in Leicester’s spectacular Y Theatre, and streamed on Friday 12th March 2021.

CJ Pandit from Seamus Wong’s

CJ Pandit is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and multi-disciplinary artist who writes pristine art-pop songs drenched in nostalgia but rooted in the present. His 2021 started extremely strong, featuring in The NME 100 essential artists for 2021.

This special stripped back performance was recorded at Seamus Wong studios, and will streamed on Friday 14th May.

Dusker from Leicester’s Pork Pie Library

Formed in 2019, Dusker fuse raucous post-hardcore energy with swooping, contemplative melodies and feedback-riddled textures, focusing on themes of community, idealism and mutual empowerment. Blistering live energy and the snappy release of 2 celebrated EPs saw Dusker sign to Leeds-NZ based MUZAI Records, receive domestic acclaim from the likes of BBC Introducing and attain international airplay across Europe, America and Asia.

This performance was recorded in Leicester’s Pork Pie Library and streamed on Friday 30th April 2021.

Humble He from Leicester Bishop Street Church

Humble He take inspiration from various alternative/folk styles, with a focus on thoughtful chord progression and vocal harmonies. Influences include Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley and Paul Simon.

This performance was recorded in Leicester’s beautiful Bishop Street Methodist Church and streamed on Friday 5th March 2021.

This performance has optional subtitling available

Leonie from Leicester’s Malcolm Arcade

Leonie with daidono, Luke Broughton, Julie Hoggarth & Miranda Booth. Experimenting live within improvised soundscapes, this ensemble of friends pursue an intimate sonic dialogue between orchestral instruments, analogue synths, electronics and choral vocals.

This performance was recorded in Leicester’s beautiful Malcolm Arcade and streamed on Friday 23rd April 2021.

lkeemincolour from Leicester Two Queens Gallery

lkeemincolour is the sum of notepad fever dreams and sleepless nights in front of a laptop. Of Caribbean blood and hailing from Leicester. Hard to summarise and harder to catch on camera. Rap as you have yet to hear it.

This performance was recorded in Leicester’s Two Queens Gallery on Friday 19th March 2021.

Grace Petrie from Leicester Cathedral

Grace Petrie is a folk-singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester. Her over decade long career has seen her perform alongside Billy Bragg, Frank Turner, Jimmy Eat World, Emmy the Great and comedians Josie Long and Robin Ince.

This performance was recorded in Leicester’s spectacular Cathedral (the final resting place of King Richard III), and streamed on Friday 26th February 2021.

This performance has optional subtitling available

Rich List from The National Space Centre

Rich List are a duo from Leicester who express the great hopelessness of existence via the medium of guitar effects laden synth pop.

This performance was recorded at The National Space Centre, and streamed at 7pm on Friday 7th May 2021.

Superego from Leicester Guildhall

Superego is the musical venture of songwriter and multi instrumentalist Cam Potts. The band honed their live skills while touring with Black Honey, as well as supporting acts such as The Big Moon, Pale Waves, Boy Azooga and Dead!. They have released works produced by Bill Ryder-Jones, including the single, ‘Loose’, which was premiered on Huw Stephens’ BBC Intro show and the bands debut release, ‘Sleep’, also received critical acclaim from a number of well-regarded publications including DIY, Clash and Soundsphere Magazine to name but a few.

This performance was recorded in Leicester’s beautiful Guildhall, and streamed on Friday 9th April.

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