Category : Live review

Dua Lipa @ O2 Academy

5 days ago / 0 comments

Leeds’ O2 Academy has seen plenty of sold-out nights, yet the queues outside have never seemed so endless as they were tonight. The line for Dua Lipa snakes around the building and along the street, with some having waited outside all day, determined to be as close to the rising … Read More

Dizzee Rascal @ 02 Academy

6 days ago / 0 comments

Dubbed as a ‘kingpin’ of Grime, the acclaimed Dizzee Rascal brought a raucous and energetic set to the 02 Academy as part of his Raskit tour, aiming to promote his album of the same name. Dizzee kicked off the set with ‘Space’, an acute and lyrically charged single from Raskit … Read More

Nick Mulvey @ Church

6 days ago / 0 comments

When, halfway through his spellbinding set, Nick Mulvey crooned “Just when the evidence seems clearer than day / Could it be that Providence is leading us astray?”, there was a hint of irony to those conscientiously constructed words. The orgy of evidence visible to those witnesses gathered at the altar … Read More

Isaac Gracie @ Belgrave Music Hall

6 days ago / 0 comments

In the smoky and sultry upstairs performance space of Belgrave, Isaac Gracie charmed Leeds on Thursday night with a truly delightful set. Beginning with support from the equally talented WILDES, otherwise known as Ella Walker, the show was off to an excellent start. In an act which can only be … Read More

Love International 2017

1 week ago / 0 comments

Following its seminal year in 2016, Love International Festival blessed the picturesque shores of Tisno, carrying the flag for the preceding Garden festival whose absence left many of the Garden fam wanting more. Upon announcement as the sequel to the garden festival, many regulars seemed skeptical of its ability to … Read More

Slowdive @ Leeds Town Hall

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When I first listened to Slowdive a year or so ago, I tried to describe their sound to my much more musically competent boyfriend. Little did I know he was already a fan and so my clumsy attempt of ‘kinda like, uh, dreamy lo-fi rock’ was swiftly corrected to ‘pioneers … Read More

Loyle Carner @ Leeds University Union

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Loyle Carner has something special. This was evident from his first outings in Leeds, at Headrow House and Belgrave respectively, but even more so now, with this gig having to be upgraded from the latter to Stylus. For one night only, Carner brought his rhyming capabilities to the VK soaked … Read More

Anteros @ Oporto, 27.09.17

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

For a band that have yet to release an album, Anteros set the jam-packed venue of Oporto alight with their ‘bitter dream pop’ setlist. Tonight is, pure and simply, about leaving your troubles at the door and getting intoxicated to the groove of Anteros. The band are at home in … Read More

Lorde @ Alexandra Palace, 27/09/17

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

There’s an awkward kind of restlessness amongst the Lorde crowd at Ally Pally tonight. Everyone’s excited, but no-one really wants to show it. It’s a whole different story when the lights go down though – within seconds everyone’s dancing feverishly to ‘Magnets’, Yelich-O’Connor’s 2015 hit collaboration with Disclosure. ‘Tennis Court’ … Read More