Tag : Emily Watts

Editors’ Choice w / 23rd Feb 2015

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Earlier this week, Ishikawa Records launched their first intimate gig in a living room in Hyde Park. In an effort to recreate the incredible atmosphere, we at In The Middle present to you tracks from the three musicians who played that evening + a few local favourites.  1. Epilogues – … Read More

Editors’ Choice w / 16th Feb 2015

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This week it’s all about BADBADNOTGOOD’s collab with Ghostface Killah – the perfect soundtrack to ease you into essay writing season. 1. BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul The title track from the best collaborative LP of the year (so far), ‘Sour Soul’ hits the sweet spot between hip-hop … Read More

Editors’ Choice w / 9th February

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With releases from Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and Drake, this week has been explosive for new music. Hold tight.  1. Kendrick Lamar – The Blacker The Berry With a title that references Wallace Thurman’s work of the Harlem Renaissance, Kendrick’s latest track is heavily political and in the wake of Michael … Read More

In The Middle with George The Poet

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“So, whose responsibility is it?” George Mpanga delivers his performance in conversational spoken word but don’t be fooled. His performance is assertive and provocative, encouraging audience engagement at every turn. In the depths of LUU’s Mine, George addresses an intimate throng who do not hesitate to add their voices to … Read More

Editors’ Choice w / 2nd February 2015

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Another week, another playlist. We source the latest music to warm you from the inside out.  1. Ghostpoet – Off Peak Dreams With synths bleeding in and over a gorgeous combination of trip-hop, stripped down keys and slick spoken word, ‘Off Peak Dreams’ marks a new chapter in Ghostpoet’s career. It’s … Read More

Editors’ Choice w / 26th January

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The first instalment of Editors’ Choice 2015  is teeming with the latest talent that Leeds (and beyond) has to offer. With the increasingly erratic weather, there’s more reason to stay in and curl up with your headphones than ever. We, your humble guides, offer only a starting point for your musical escapades … Read More

IN / ON/ UP / DOWN & Destroy All Monsters Present: TOKiMONSTA

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For the past four months, IN / ON / UP / DOWN has been at the forefront of electronic music in Leeds. Relentlessly pushing the boundaries into dark electronica, ambient and drone, IN/ ON / UP / DOWN’s upcoming venture with Destroy All Monsters is no exception. With previous acts … Read More

In The Middle with Woman’s Hour

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Woman’s Hour are relentless. On their week off, they are straight back in the studio. I catch lead singer, Fiona Burgess, just after lunch and she’s still getting used to the luxuries of being back in Kendal. Because for Woman’s Hour, change seems to be the only constant. Despite their polished sound … Read More

Musical Moments – Editors’ picks of 2014

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In 150 words, the Music and Clubs editors recall their favourite musical moments of 2014, ranging from Massive Attacks‘ set at Glastonbury, Klock and Dettmann at Dekmantel, to Ben Frost‘s performance in Utrecht.  Andrew: It was the last after-party at Dekmantel, and I was struggling. I’d been up more than forty … Read More

Editors’ Choice w / 25th November

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With only 1 month to go, it’s time to finally accept that it’s Christmas. Whilst there are some who will rejoice at the thought of dusting off  the Michael Buble, for others In The Middle is here with a refreshing selection of the latest music. 1. Azealia Banks – Chasing … Read More