Tag : gig review

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

BLOXX Ooze Excitement at Chapel, 03.11.18

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For a new band with a total discography of eight tracks, it is unclear what to really expect of Bloxx, as they set up their own gear at the urban Chapel venue. The London four-piece are young and eager, and they excitedly chat and muck about on stage before the … 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

Soulfly Returns With New Album, Ritual

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In the months leading up to its release, Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera told fans that their 11th studio album Ritual would be a “tribal thrash” record. Producer Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Lamb of God) said he wanted to make this album with the band as fan, hoping to recapture the world … Read More

Baloji Casts a Beautiful Musical Spell at Belgrave Music Hall, 18.10.18

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Exquisite beats, quirky headgear and funky dance moves made their way to Belgrave on Thursday evening for Baloji’s premiere in Leeds. While spending most of his life in Belgium, Baloji’s music is most certainly defined by his integration of enchanting Congolese rhythms with French rap, which you might think would … Read More

Songsmith, Wordsmith, Jorja Smith. 11.10.18

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To introduce Jorja Smith as a Mercury Prize nominee and Brit winner would be unnecessary, one need only listen to her music to understand the gravity of her talent. The extent of this talent, however, was not glaringly clear to me until I saw her live. Seeing an artist, particularly … Read More

Tom Grennan Brings His Heart and Soul to the O2, 11.10.18

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Last Thursday night saw Tom Grennan kicking off the weekend early at the sold out O2 Academy. With 2,800 people crammed shoulder-to-shoulder in one room, the singer-songwriter came to the stage garnished in his red Spanish bullfighter shirt to a solo rendition of ‘Sweet Hallelujah’. This song was a great … Read More