Tag : Isobel Moloney

Parquet Courts Traverse Their Diverse Discography at Church, 07.11.18

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“It’s always good to be in the house of god,” guitarist and vocalist Andrew Savage remarks as he gazes up at Church’s grand stained glass window behind him, before launching into another rough-and-ready cut from their back catalogue. This is Parquet Courts, the Texan rock band who’ve released their 6th … Read More

A Celebration of Saxophone Day

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Sometimes, it seems like the saxophone is underrated outside of its beginnings in classical music and its jazzy tendencies. This alone should make it clear that Saxophone Day, on the 6th November, deserves to exist and should be celebrated. “But there seems to be a day for everything now!”, you … Read More

Connan Mockasin’s ‘Jassbusters’ Is Strangely Beautiful

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Mockasin’s album is borne out of a lo-fi short film created by the man himself, which is in short about a failing student trying to impress his creepy music teacher. Jassbusters is the teacher’s band, intended to sound novice, but instead comes to us as a mellow, lamenting project, glimmering … Read More

In The Middle with The Big Moon

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The Gryphon Music caught up with drummer of The Big Moon, Fern Ford, ahead of the release of their debut album Love in the 4thDimension and their spot at Live at Leeds next month. The recording process for their debut has had its challenges. Ford describes their tight schedule of … Read More

Warpaint @ Leeds Beckett SU 23/03/17

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Months after the release of their third album Heads Up, Warpaint came to Leeds to bring it to life. The beginning of the show seemed to be weighed down by the relaxed atmosphere. Kicking off with the title track from the new album, the band played perfectly to the point … Read More

Where are the women in dubstep and grime?

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Moving to Leeds almost two years ago has provided plenty of opportunities to involve myself the city’s thriving music scene. Perhaps one of the most iconic parts of this scene is the famous Subdub and Iration Steppas. Countless iconic dubstep DJs have neighboured this bone-rattling sound system in the second … Read More

Aristophanes @ Headrow House, 02/03/17

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Seeing a Taiwanese rapper performing at Headrow House to an audience of perhaps thirty people can only be described as a surreal experience. A number of people were sporting Grimes merchandise, reaffirming her role in helping Aristophanes break through into the western market. She featured on Grimes’ sophomore album Art … Read More

IWD Special: Women in Electronic Music – Part 2

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Part 2 of our feature on our favourite females in electronic music right now. Check out part 1 here. Madam X After the constant contemplation over why bass-driven music apparently doesn’t appeal to women, a conversation encompassing anyone from musicians to academics, Madam X has been a refreshing face on … Read More

In the Middle with Toothless

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As someone who is happy to call Bombay Bicycle Club my favourite band and my favourite soundtrack to almost any life event, their 2014 hiatus left me feeling something was very much missing. But, luckily enough, the band’s solo projects provided more than enough Bombay to keep me happily plodding … Read More

Preview: Aristophanes @ Headrow House, 2/3/17

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Aristophanes’ unique style and foreign-language rap is pushing the boundaries of how we think of western electronic and rap music. Best known for her rattling feature on Grimes’ ‘Scream’, a track off her latest release Art Angels, Aristophanes is bringing her own repertoire to Headrow House on 2nd March. Having … Read More