Category : Gig Guide

Preview: Green Man 2017, 17th-20th August

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As if Green Man Festival weren’t treating us enough with their stellar line-up this year, they’ve only gone and topped it all by announcing a whole new wave of acts that will perform on Thursday evening. For their 15th birthday party, Green Man are pulling out all the stops. Thursday … Read More

Preview: Iron Maiden @ First Direct, 11/5/17

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What more can be said of Iron Maiden that hasn’t been said already? Instrumental to the success of the NWOBHM scene of the early ‘80s, early pioneers of both the Progressive and Melodic metal subgenres, and possibly metal’s best-known band outside of Black Sabbath and Metallica, Iron Maiden have reached … Read More

The Hubbards @ Trinity Church, 24/3/17

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Having already taken their home town of Hull by storm, lad band The Hubbards gave an unmissable performance at Leeds Trinity Church last week, wowing the crowd with their feel good indie tunes. Named as the City Of Culture’s Ones To Watch, The Hubbards’ performance to the people of Leeds was … Read More

Peace @ Stylus, 22/3/17

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“I’m sorry I don’t have much banter, I haven’t spoken to anyone but myself for a year,” frontman Harry Koisser jokes, clad in full camo print and a ‘Choose Love’ t-shirt. This could well be true – there’s been a musical absence of a year and a half, with Peace … Read More

Ten Fe @ Headrow House, 18/3/17

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London duo Ten Fe have graduated from the hard graft of busking in the Underground to recording their debut album ‘Hit The Light’ with producer Ewan Pearson, acclaimed for his work with newcomers such as Jagwar Ma. The result is a record that has innovative highlights but is clearly indebted … Read More

Glass Animals @ Beckett, 11/3/17

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Last summer’s release of Glass Animals’ second album How to Be a Human Being saw the band begin to break through into the mainstream. They’ve gone from being four individuals who used to stand timidly behind their instruments to a group who thrive off of the energy their devoted fans … Read More

Penguin Café Orchestra @ Howard Assembly Rooms, 12/3/17

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A Sunday night on desolate upper-Briggate’s Howard Assembly Rooms is not the most typical of settings, but Penguin Café are far from typical. As a ten-piece chamber jazz collective that ranges from Suede and Gorillaz members to Royal College of Music luminaries, the group that formed as the continuation of … Read More

All Time Low @ O2 Academy, 15/3/17

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Bringing back my nostalgic me memories of rocking out to pop punk at the age of 14, All Time Low were timeless as they played their 2017 tour at the Leeds O2 Academy. With Waterslides and Swrms as support, All Time Low overtook the stage with energy and spirit. All … Read More

The Stranglers @ O2 Academy, 17/3/17

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It is the 40th anniversary of The Stranglers’ first ever recorded album Rattus Norvegicus and they have been touring up and down the country, showcasing their phenomenal catalogue. Having released 18 albums, spanning over 35 years, The Stranglers really are at the heart of the British rock/punk scene. Now living in Leeds themselves, … Read More

The Weeknd @ First Direct Arena, 14/3/17

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After watching many Snapchat and Instagram stories of his UK tour, I had very high expectation seeing all this euphoria in the arenas. During his two-hour set, Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, spoilt us with all his biggest hits from ‘Often’ to his feature with Daft Punk ‘I Feel It … Read More