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Latitude 2018: A Dustland Fairytale

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The Killers ‘A Dustland Fairytale’ epitomises Latitude Festival in a nutshell: a beautiful, dreamy escape from everyday life paired with a dangerous amount of dust swarming around. Latitude makes you feel like you’ve left the real world behind, everyone mutually celebrating in true festival fashion with an overdose of flower … Read More

Gryph Picks: Music’s Ultimate Covers

7 months ago / 0 comments

We’ve all been there, engrossed in that inescapable YouTube cycle of BBC Live Lounge and Triple J Like A Version exclusive covers. You might start off with your favourite bands, but you soon get sucked into watching any that spark your interest, usually discovering some new musicians as you go. … Read More

Bluedot 2017: Top 5 Unmissable Acts

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This year’s Bluedot festival boasts probably the best line-up of a British festival in 2017. There’s a whole range of artists but all share one thing in common: the desire to keep pushing boundaries and smash pre-existing constructs. The festival takes in everything from the dirtiest techno, to the most … Read More

Single review: ‘3WW’ by alt-J

2 years ago / 0 comments

Two and a half years on from their last album, This Is All Yours, the unmistakeable sounds of alt-J have returned and manifested themselves in a brand new single. ‘3WW’, or ‘Three Worn Words’, dropped on Monday shortly after the band changed their image on basically every social media and … Read More

Alt-J @ First Direct Arena 6/12

3 years ago / 0 comments

Alt-J’s rise to popularity seems meteoritic, with no upper limit if their gig on Sunday night is anything to go by. As soon as I arrive the buzz inside Leeds’ shiny new First Direct Arena is palpable, the crowd of mostly young people and university students itching for the band … Read More

In The Middle with alt-J

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon chats to alt-J’s Gus Unger-Hamilton about going from St Mark’s residences and Ash Grove to headlining this year’s Latitude Festival.   alt-J aren’t a band that you can easily visualise chowing down on a greasy all-day breakfast from Poppina’s – but that was once their everyday lives. Made … Read More

We Slept At Last by Marika Hackman

4 years ago / 0 comments

Marika Hackman’s debut album has finally arrived, marking an incredibly promising start for the 23 year old solo artist. Coming after three years of hard graft, in whcih se teamed up with the likes of Leeds boys Alt-J as well as folk powerhouse Laura Marling, this album proves to be … Read More

Music | Alt-J @ Manchester Apollo 20/09

4 years ago / 0 comments

With a name derived from an Apple Mac command, lyrics rooted in literature and a love of art-house films, Alt-J are anything but predictable. Their explosive debut An Awesome Wave featured a ground-breaking blend of stylised guitar and sweet harmony, raucous chants and rhythmic grooves cementing them as the nation’s … Read More

Clubs | RBMA Leeds sessions with techno pioneer Derrick May

5 years ago / 0 comments

Photo: Kieran Doyle Last Thursday Leeds played to host to a truly special event as grime/ dubstep and house DJ T. Williams and techno legend Derrick May of the infamous ‘Belleville Three’ came to the Belgrave Music Hall to perform for Leeds party goers. The event was hosted by the … Read More

Blog:: Mercury Prize 2012

6 years ago / 0 comments

  The Mercury Music Prize, held annually since 1992, is increasingly criticised as being irrelevant, elitist and unnecessary in the file-sharing age. True, some of the nominees appear to be almost deliberately obscure. for instance, there’s always one jazz at least one folk nominee. However, if the nominations merely reflected … Read More