Tag : gig review

The Horrors @ Leeds Beckett Student Union 21.10.2017

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Dream Wife @ The Wardrobe 18/10/2017

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I can easily say that Dream Wife on 18th October at The Wardrobe was the most fun I have ever had at a gig. Dream Wife were supported by The Boxing and Dead Naked Hippies who both did a good job of getting the audience warmed up, ready for the … Read More

Kele Okereke @ Chapel

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The beauty of a venue like Church really lies in its acoustics. The high, vaulted walls are really designed to make even the smallest sounds fill the room, providing you know how to work the space, and no-one does this better than ex-Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke. It’s a small … Read More

Abandoman @ The Wardrobe

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Despite having supported Ed Sheeran, winning the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year in 2010, and appearing on popular TV shows such as 8 out of 10 cats, Abandoman are a two-piece you have probably never heard of. This is because their show is formed of improvised musical songs … Read More

Laurel Halo @ Headrow House

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Laurel Halo, the Berlin-based experimentalist, is arguably one of the most enigmatic women in electronic music right now. Released in July of this year, her third album ‘Dust’ is an all-encompassing piece of art, showcasing her individuality as well as alluding towards her Detroit-techno influences. A purple glow ensues Halo, … Read More