Coffee Break: European Vacation - Leeds!

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Gus Unger-Hamilton and Joe Newman of alt-J perform in The Current studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)

The morning crew wants to formally announce that we have no fabulous vacations planned this summer. NONE. We will be here in the studio all summer spinning tunes, eating crackers, and giving you always learning moments.

But you know what? We can be in charge of our own destiny. Let's go on a MUSICAL VACATION this week. We're taking you to Europe. First top - Leeds!

What bands do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break - and this leg of our European tour - that hail from Leeds?

Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England that is the U.K.'s fourth-most populous urban area, with 2.6 million people living there.

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

Songs played

Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
Scritti Politti - Perfect Way
Nightmares on Wax - Finer
Girls at Our Best! - Getting Nowhere Fast
Eagulls - Possessed
Pale Saints - Angel (Will You Be My)
Utah Saints - Something Good
Gang of Four - I Found That Essence Rare
Age of Chance - Kiss

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