Category : Live review

dodie @ Leeds University Stylus, 28/10

10 months ago / 0 comments

No word describes dodie’s gig better than wholesome. Not only in her performance, but the purity and engulfing sense of goodness that radiates from her and her fans was just awe inspiring. I felt like I was attending a family gathering of people who had never met, yet were anything … Read More

Emeli Sande @ First Direct Arena, 24/10

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After a five-year break, Long Live the Angels was a long awaited album from Emeli Sandé, and, naturally, her accompanying UK Tour was certainly highly anticipated. Emotional and spiritual, the new album chronicles her divorce, so it was inevitable her live performance would be even more so. While this raw … Read More

Trio da Kali @Howard Assembly Room, 22/10

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As Trio da Kali stalked onto stage dressed in traditional dress, I was left feeling as if I should have made a little more effort and hoping that they sounded half as sharp live as Mamadou Kouyaté’s cheekbones looked. Never a disappointment, they proved to have both style and substance. … Read More

Sleaford Mods Say It How It is @ Beckett SU, 25/10

11 months ago / 0 comments

Prior to their headline show at Leeds Beckett Students’ Union, a tweet from the Sleaford Mods twitter account reads: “Town today awash with homeless folk. Desperate. Every time I go in it breaks my fuckin heart. The English murder game. Nothing changes.” On the back of their most recent album, English … Read More

Brooders Storm The Lending Room Stage with New Single ‘Amnesia’

11 months ago / 0 comments

Last Friday marked the release of Brooders’ latest single – ‘Amnesia’ – with the band playing a hometown release show the night before at the Lending Room. Most bands experience some anxiety over the potential for leaks in the build-up to their releases, but not Brooders, with their frontman joking … Read More

Jungle @ Beacons Metro, Canal Mills, 2/11

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“You’re f***ing amazing Leeds!” exclaimed Josh Lloyd-Watson, as the lights dimmed in the sweaty warehouse of Canal Mills. Indeed, Leeds is a pretty spectacular place to perform, giving audiences the chance to see some of the biggest bands in smaller settings. Beacons Metro is a festival that embodies this well- … Read More

The Horrors @ Leeds Beckett Student Union 21.10.2017

11 months ago / 0 comments

“Are we holograms? Are we visions?” certainly rang true in the visual presentation of The Horrors’ headline gig. Amidst the smoky atmosphere and holographic lights, the band were only really visible as silhouettes and shadows, retreating in and out of the darkness. The most identifiable feature of frontman Farris Badwan … Read More

Fickle Friends @ The Wardrobe 17/10/2017

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It may be cold and dreary outside, but Fickle Friends are already pre-empting next summer with their breezy melodies and palm tree decorated set, framing the band in a tropical retro looking landscape. The Wardrobe is the perfectly charming venue for an irresistibly charming band. Despite not having released a … Read More