Category : Music news

360 Club

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At 360 Club the emphasis isn’t so much on what a band has done, but where it is going. The weekly new-music night at The Library Pub was conceived two decades ago when Richard Watson began booking out small venues to host parties for his friends. As the parties’ popularity … Read More

YouTube’s Music Key and a look at our music consumption in 2014

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What a turbulent fortnight for music. First Bieber faces Argentinean arrest after an alleged assault, then Usher resorts to releasing his latest single via boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios. And then the icing on the cake arrived when Cheryl released new album Only Human; just when we all thought we … Read More

‘Hesitant Alien’ Album Review

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Is this really the poster boy for emo-rock that we all came to know and love? Gerard Way’s debut solo album Hesitant Alien sheds the emo exterior for a strangely joyful ode to Brit-Pop. Free of the macabre expectations of My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way’s solo album punches its way … Read More

Grime and Hip-Hop, A Separation

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It’s taken almost two decades and a return to London, but as of 2014 the Music Of Black Origin Awards finally have a dedicated grime category. It may be a landmark long overdue, but it’s another occasion where the proverb rings true: It’s better late than never. “This new step … Read More

In The Middle review Thom Yorke ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’

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Thom Yorke’s latest is pretty hard to get at. Downloading the album takes a bit more effort than just pressing ‘buy’ on iTunes as it’s only available as a BitTorrent Bundle. Yorke has described this decision as an ‘experiment’, and it’s not the first he’s tried. Remember Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ … Read More

Editors’ Choice w / 14th October

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Your four favourite people are back (well, mainly Emily) with a selection of weird and wonderful tracks to warm you on these cold autumn nights. This week’s selection features Madeon, Chance The Rapper and CHVRCHES.  1. Madeon – Imperium Madeon is back. His first track in over 8 months, ‘Imperium’ would … Read More

Leeds Busking Competition

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Nicola Reed talks to In The Middle about her upcoming Leeds Busking Competition that raises money for a brilliant cause, Simon on the Streets.   Coming to university has turned me into a philanthropist. I don’t know if it’s the angelic buzz you get from selfishly doing a selfless good … Read More

Music | Crystal Castles announce split

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Three critically acclaimed albums, years of notoriously storming live shows and arguably pioneers of the two-piece electronic act riding the internet hype train – Crystal Castles has definitely ended on a high. Alice Glass tweeted on Wednesday that she was ‘leaving Crystal Castles’ and bandmate Ethan Kath out of absolutely … Read More

Music | Oxjam Music Festival

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One city, one charity, six venues and over 40 artists and bands: if you’re looking for a way to catch the latest in Leeds music and do your bit for the community at the same time, the Oxjam Takeover is for you. Oxjam takes place throughout the UK during the … Read More

Editors’ Choice w / 29th September

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To give you a glimpse into the hearts and minds of your four favourite people at In The Middle, we the music editors have decided to lovingly curate our favourite tracks into weekly playlists. To kickstart this communal project, Emily autocratically presents you with her favourite finds from the past 7 days. … Read More