Category : Music

Oxjam Takes Over Leeds for One Night Only

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Oxjam came back for its fifth year in Leeds this weekend – bringing with it another day packed full of incredible music. For only £2 a venue, or £10 for a wristband with access to all 5 venues, you could see 30 plus bands and over 12 hours of live … Read More

NAO Returns With Sophomore Studio Album, Saturn

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NAO’s sophomore studio album, Saturn, released under her own label, Little Tokyo Recordings, was released unto us last Friday. Her phenomenal debut album, For All We Know, hurtled her into the spotlight back in July 2016, dripping in soul and R&B with electronic and consistently funky dance production. The album … Read More

Bill Ryder-Jones’ New Album is No YAWN

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Bill Ryder-Jones returns with his best album to date. Yawn is the culmination of a seven-year solo career and a pained existence, moving his beautifully depressing guitar music into a much deeper dimension. Together these ten songs represent a meditative reflection of Ryder-Jones’ self and relationships. The goose bump inducing … Read More

Bugzy Malone Reclaims His Crown, 25.10.18

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Truly claiming his title, ‘King of the North’, Bugzy Malone dominated at the O2 Academy, delivering a performance that only solidified his place within grime royalty. An expert in crowd control, he was able to unite sweaty complexions across the floor space as he rolled out hit after hit from … Read More

Mahalia Brings Her Raw Talent to Wardrobe, 15.10.18

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As Mahalia strutted out on stage in her light pink jumpsuit and black high top converse, you knew you were in for a treat; she appeared so cool and calm that you could not help but admire her. Then she burst into her popular track ‘No Pressure’ to warm up … Read More

Melvins and Jon Spencer Take Over Stylus, 26.10.18

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It’s a punctual 7.30 start for Jon Spencer whose hot, sweaty, garage noise blasting out around Stylus presents a welcome respite from the Baltic winds ravaging the streets outside. Stripped of Judah Bauer and Russell Simins’ driving Blues Explosion backing, one might expect tonight to be more of a subdued … Read More

Leeds Alumni, alt-J, Return to Where it All Began, 23.10.18

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No strangers to the city, University of Leeds Alumni and trio, alt-J, performed amidst the beautiful backdrop of the Town Hall last week. Opening the set with a mysterious darkness and the intense snare drum which accompanies the intro to ‘Something Good’, the erratic lights mesmerised the crowd until Joe … Read More

Black Music in Leeds: The Rise of Sound Systems and the Advent of ‘Pirate’ Radio

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Claude ‘Hopper’ Hendrickson, now a Project Manager working on Racial Justice campaigns such as the ‘Race Card Project’ at Leeds West Indian Centre, has been involved in Leeds’ Sound Systems since the age of fourteen. He speaks to Ellie Montgomery about his experiences of identity, community and music within the … Read More

Alt-Rocker Sam Fender Comes to Leeds, 02.11.18

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Newcastle native Sam Fender has had quite the year. Beginning with being named one of BBC Sound of 2018 was only the tip of the iceberg, as the months following saw him tackle almost every festival on the circuit before gearing towards the release of his debut EP on November … Read More