Category : Music

Janelle Monáe celebrates intersectional feminism and femininity with stunning new track ‘Pynk’

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Janelle Monáe is renowned for being something of an LGBT icon, who unashamedly embraces sexuality and calls out BS over pop hits. Her new release ‘Pynk’—the third instalment of her upcoming album Dirty Computer— absolutely lives up to this, offering a brash feminist statement which is both empowering and ripe … Read More

Tom Misch becomes a puppeteer of emotions on new album, Geography

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Geography shimmers with a sincerity and sentimentality that is rare to find elsewhere. Opening track ‘Before Paris’ encapsulates Misch’s ability to become a puppeteer of your emotions; sensitively gliding over a spoken-word monologue, Misch diffuses any tension in your soul with delicate fretwork. Then the beat steps in, and suddenly … Read More

The Magic Gang: “It all just suddenly hit me and I was crying from happiness.”

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The Magic Gang have been the band on every indie kids’ lips in recent years, quickly becoming a household name with their seminal EPs and sell-out tours. Music editor Meg Firth sits down with bassist Gus Taylor before their sold-out show at Church, in the wake of their debut album … Read More

Top 5 Acts To See At 2000 Trees 2018

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2000 Trees might not be the biggest festival out there right now, but it’s fast becoming one of the best. Despite the more intimate setting, 2000 Trees has played host to some of the UK’s best and brightest, as well as pulling in talent from further afield. However, at least … Read More

Trans Artists You Should Know Right Now

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The LGBTQ+ spectrum is incredibly diverse – hence the 5+ letters in the acronym – but you wouldn’t know it looking at most playlists and articles about queer artists. It is white, cisgender gay men who dominate these lists, and are elevated in the queer community. Years & Years, Troye … Read More

The Magic Gang bring their charm and teenage nostalgia to Church

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A mere few days after their intimate album launch gig at Headrow House, The Magic Gang return to Leeds for a stellar sold-out show. Support act Our Girl win the crowd over with their grunge friendly alt-rock. Taking a leaf out of Nirvana’s book, they punctuate their songs with stripped … Read More

George Ezra delivers the perfect sophomore album with Staying At Tamara’s

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After the wild success of his debut album Wanted on Voyage, George Ezra only had himself to live up to with his second and much-anticipated release Staying at Tamara’s. After ‘Don’t Matter Now’ was lapped up by the anxious fans, Ezra continued to tease us by releasing four single tracks … Read More

Marsicans make their mark on the Northern crowd at Church, 10/3

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In the past few years Leeds has well and truly been filing out talented groups one after the other, one of which is Marsicans, a four piece band whose sound is self proclaimed as “upbeat indie meets dirty pop”. The boys were plugging this last show of their headline tour … Read More

Colourism in the Music Industry

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Colourism has long since been a widely controversial topic of debate across the music industry. Historically, the industry has been ingrained with racial inequality and discrimination towards artists of colour. This issue, known as colourism, was recently raised by Beyoncé’s father who stated that she would not be as successful … Read More