Tag : gig review

Elder Island bring their oozing rhythms to Headrow House

1 month ago / 0 comments

The build-up to a gig is always made more enticing by the first sight of a fully-equipped stage, revealing the numerous tools that are due to move bodies and stimulate senses. The plethora of electronics and synthesizers laid out in full glory was, therefore, a strong indicator that Elder Island … Read More

Julia Jacklin @ Belgrave Music Hall

4 months ago / 0 comments

The only problem with seeing an artist play more than once, is that you can’t help but compare performances. Julia Jacklin graced Belgrave for the last round of gigs showcasing her stunning debut album Don’t Let the Kids Win, and having been enchanted by her performance of the album at … Read More

The Horrors @ Leeds Beckett Student Union 21.10.2017

5 months ago / 0 comments

“Are we holograms? Are we visions?” certainly rang true in the visual presentation of The Horrors’ headline gig. Amidst the smoky atmosphere and holographic lights, the band were only really visible as silhouettes and shadows, retreating in and out of the darkness. The most identifiable feature of frontman Farris Badwan … Read More

Fickle Friends @ The Wardrobe 17/10/2017

5 months ago / 0 comments

It may be cold and dreary outside, but Fickle Friends are already pre-empting next summer with their breezy melodies and palm tree decorated set, framing the band in a tropical retro looking landscape. The Wardrobe is the perfectly charming venue for an irresistibly charming band. Despite not having released a … Read More

Declan McKenna @ LUU 24/10/2017

5 months ago / 0 comments

Deep in the caverns of Leeds University Union on a gloomy Tuesday evening, a magical moment was happening. There was something incredibly moving about the sea of glitter-clad, bright-eyed young faces hanging on every word of Declan Mckenna, particularly during powerful hit ‘Paracetamol.’ This newcomer has gained a vast and … Read More

Coasts @ The Chapel 32/10/2017

5 months ago / 0 comments

There’s an unrivalled electricity and intimacy in the tiny Chapel; the ‘them and us’ barrier crumbles and the sense that you’re all just in it for a good time is in the air. And, what a good time it was. Although the church venue may have lost its religious roots, … Read More

Weezer @ 02 Academy 23/10/2017

5 months ago / 0 comments

Goodbye, Weezer. On Monday night, against the backdrop of a 7ft illuminated ‘W’, a cape, sceptre and crown clad River Cuomo approached the mic to perform ‘King of the World’. All I could think was “Jesus, these guys are lame.” It has been, and evidently still is, this all-embracing nerdiness … Read More