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What’s in a Name?

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  In the mosaic of qualities that give a piece of music meaning the last thing which often figures is what an artist calls their work. This seems appropriate: if something sounds abysmal it doesn’t matter what it’s called. Neither a turd nor a bland bit of Trap music can … Read More

Architects’ Unexpected Return with ‘Doomsday’

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Architects’ massive 7th album, All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, was always going to be a difficult one to follow up. It was the band’s most commercially successful release to date, and undeniably the heaviest, most impressive record of their career so far. But after the loss of founding guitarist … Read More

In the Middle with The XCERTS, who are “falling back in love with life”

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We spoke to The XCERTS frontman, Murray Macleod, ahead of the band’s upcoming tour. We discussed making music, coming-of-age films, and falling back in love with life… You’re off on tour at the end of this month – are you excited? Yes, very excited. It’s been a while since we’ve … Read More

Rock en Seine Festival Review

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This year was the 15th anniversary of the French music festival Rock en Seine with a 110 000 people attending the 3-day festival, with headliners including The XX, PJ Harvey and Flume among others. Having attended this festival for 3 years running, I have realised how popular it has become … Read More

Montana: America’s Hidden Gem

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Often overlooked for more cosmopolitan and well-known US destinations, the state of Montana is a hidden gem with plenty of beauty and charm for travelers to enjoy and explore. Spending the summer in southwest, Montana has been quite the adventure and has opened my eyes to all that the area … Read More

Single review: ‘Long Time’ by Blondie and Dev Hynes

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It appears that despite being the age of 71, Debbie Harry remains coolest of the cool and ultimate, all-round goddess. Always in keeping with the zeitgeist and ready to embrace contemporary style, Blondie never shies away from a quirky collaboration. This latest union takes form in the track ‘Long Time’ … Read More

In The Middle with The Shimmer Band

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The Shimmer Band are one of the latest bands to emerge on the alternative music scene. Originally from Bristol, their music has been described as a sort of psychedelic rock. On Thursday night, they played Brudenell and The Gryphon got a chance to chat to their lead singer, Tom Newman. … Read More

Leeds Fest 2017 announces first acts

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Leeds Fest. Synonymous with good times and messiness. But no matter your own experience of the festival, it’s undeniable that Leeds holds its own in the sea of festival offerings that each summer has to offer. The line-up for 2017 is sure not to disappoint on this count. The first headliner … Read More

Neo-Nazi terrorist gets life for murder of MP Jo Cox

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Extreme right wing terrorist Thomas Mair has today been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, whom he shot and stabbed to death in Birstall, near Leeds, on the 16th of June. After a trial which lasted seven days, the jury took just one hour … Read More

In the Middle with Frank Turner

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I’ve been a fan of Frank Turner since I saw him perform live in 2014, and his energy on stage really grabbed my attention. Despite his success, he is arguably one of the most down to earth musicians out there. Turner goes the extra mile to make his fans feel … Read More