Category : Music

In The Middle with Elder Island

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Shoes off. Feet up. Kicking it back in the tight and cosy backstage of Belgrave Music Hall, I am welcomed by the warm and gentle aura of Elder Island. The band have been sparking huge interest on the gig circuits recently for their unique blend of electronics, synthesizers and the … 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

A Programme of French Choral Music: What To Expect

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In less than a week, the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall will be filled with the voices of the women’s and mixed chorus from the School of Music. The repertoire of French choral music from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries features works of some of the most significant composers of … Read More

In The Middle with BLOXX

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BLOXX are eager, young, and fresh. Selling out three dates so far on their first headline tour, the four from London are yet to even put out an album or an EP, and yet boast 220,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. This interview with lead singer, Fee, took place a few … Read More

Rick Astely’s Rickrolling His Way to First Direct Area This Friday

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Question, Reader: Who is so powerful that he could become a prince of pop culture without even trying? You’re right. It’s Rick Astley. Although you might know him from the ‘Rickrolling’ meme from 2007, there’s actually much more to Astley’s music than one may suspect. He is just one of … 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

Musicians Tackle Online Trolling Head-On

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The ever-expanding phenomenon of social media most definitely has its pros. It allows us to keep in contact with those that we’d be unlikely to otherwise, it increases voter participation, helping to bring about political change, and even provides creative outlets with the tap of a screen. However, the epitome … Read More