Category : Gig Guide

Declan McKenna to play Leeds University Union

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Declan Mckenna has achieved an amazing amount in an admirably short space of time. First surfacing in 2015 as the winner of Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent prize, the talented teen has already produced a collection of indie hits including ‘Isombard,’ ‘Brazil’ and recent single ‘Humungous.’ A stint on the esteemed ‘BBC … Read More

Jordan Rakei to play Belgrave Music Hall, 18/10

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Straight off of the release of his full-length album Wallflower in September, soulful New Zealand native Jordan Rakei will be bringing his silky-smooth tunes to Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds on the 18th of October. The 25-year-old multi-instrumentalist first garnered attention with his debut EP Franklin’s Room in 2013, which … Read More

Dream Wife to play The Wardrobe, 18/10

12 months ago / 0 comments

Dream Wife exploded onto the music scene last year. The British and Icelandic trio, made up of Rakel Mjöll (lead vocals), Alice Go (guitar, vocals) and Bella Podpadec (bass, vocals), met when studying art in Brighton, originally creating Dream Wife as a “fake band” as part of an art exhibition. … Read More

Not with a fizzle but with a bang: Secret Garden Party 2017

1 year ago / 0 comments

It is with a heavy heart that we must wave goodbye to Secret Garden Party, an institution of British festival season since its debut in 2004. But every dog has its day, and as the festival closes its doors on over a decade of fun and madness, we take a … Read More

Top 5 acts to see at Secret Garden Party 2017

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To celebrate their last festival, Secret Garden Party are putting on quite a shindig. Booking only the best for their loyal punters, they’ve well and truly smashed the line-up this year. So, from knock-out headliners and to the gems in the rough, here’s The Gryphon’s top 5 acts to see … Read More

Local Leeds: Turnstones @ Santiago Bar, 9/5/17

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It’s a real privilege to witness a band’s debut show, and Leeds locals Turnstones made a bold impression as they supported Muffin at Santiago Bar. The band take influence from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, The Jam, The Clash, Radiohead, Oasis and Blur. However, the four-piece have a clear cut … Read More

Preview: Bestival 7th-10th September

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Another year, another summer. Another summer, another Bestival. Bestival is a staple of UK summertime — it is the last blowout that is forgotten in June, but law by September.  However this summer, Bestival comes with a twist. No more tedious ferry queues snaking for miles. No more questionable journeys … Read More

Preview: Houghton Festival, 10th-13th August

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Between August 10th and 13th, Craig Richards, in collaboration with the Gottwood team, are bringing their new art and music festival Houghton to the sprawling woodlands of Houghton Hall in Norfolk. Before we dive into festival specifics, the combination of Richards and Gottwood deserves a moment’s pause. Craig Richards has been a … Read More

Bluedot 2017: Top 5 Unmissable Acts

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This year’s Bluedot festival boasts probably the best line-up of a British festival in 2017. There’s a whole range of artists but all share one thing in common: the desire to keep pushing boundaries and smash pre-existing constructs. The festival takes in everything from the dirtiest techno, to the most … Read More

Preview: Isle of Wight Festival, 8th-11th June

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What better way to kick off the festival season than with a trip to the Isle of Wight? Exams have just finished and it’s time to blow the cobwebs away with some hippy-esque vibes. This year’s Isle of Wight Festival has a deliciously eclectic line-up which has something to offer … Read More