Category : Live review

The Courteeners get Leeds “Fucking Cooking” at the First Direct Arena, 18.11.2018

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From sellout shows in front of 50,000 people, to packed out arena shows, The Courteeners seem almost unrecognisable from the band critics 11 years ago stated would be unheard of in a decade. For anyone in the room and within the hazardously close radius of the infamous flares, a “dying … Read More

The Tin Pigeons at The Lending Room: Excellent Performers, Dated Sound, 13.11.18

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The Lending Room’s size lent an atmosphere of intimacy to The Tin Pigeons’ Leeds gig, as the fans huddled into the room to escape the cold winds outside. An early start to the night saw three support bands take to the stage, though admittedly they were odd choices. Sonically, their … Read More

Kurt Vile Brings His Tranquil Vibes to the O2, 11.11.2018

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It’s been two years since Kurt Vile last toured the UK, and it’s clear his return is anticipated as Leeds’ O2 Academy fills up comfortably on a nondescript Sunday evening. It seems that the audience is not alone in this polite yet earnest apprehension: between every few songs the Philadelphian … Read More

State Champs Are a Pop Punk Dream at the O2 Academy, 30.10.18

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After bringing their highly-celebrated new album to life earlier this year, State Champs hit Europe, starting off their tour in Dublin and rocking the O2 Academy in Leeds in at the end of October. The opening acts – wonderfully-chosen punk bands Woes, Stand Atlantic and Seaway – warmed up and … Read More

Estrons Rock Belgrave Music Hall with Fiery Set, 01.11.18

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‘A girl is walking alone at night and a stranger shouts abuse at her – does she deserve it?’ You shout ‘NO’, of course, back at Estrons’ lead singer, Tali Källström, along with the rest of the crowd. ‘Am I a slut? Or am I just dressed like I want … Read More

Parquet Courts Traverse Their Diverse Discography at Church, 07.11.18

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“It’s always good to be in the house of god,” guitarist and vocalist Andrew Savage remarks as he gazes up at Church’s grand stained glass window behind him, before launching into another rough-and-ready cut from their back catalogue. This is Parquet Courts, the Texan rock band who’ve released their 6th … Read More

RAYE Brings a Whirlwind of Emotion to The Wardrobe, 02.11.18

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What can you say about Raye that hasn’t been said before? Frankly, a lot. Compared to the opening act, Kara Marni, Raye was extraordinarily versatile and talented. It was like Led Zeppelin following up a high school band recital. Yet at the same time, Kara Marni wasn’t that bad. Indeed, … Read More