Tag : Leah Dolan

The cat’s out of the bag: the Netherlands’ Best Kept Secret

6 months ago / 0 comments

Hidden deep in the Netherlands, you might be lucky enough to find Best Kept Secret festival tucked away in the idyllic village of Hilvarenbeek. The festival takes place between 8th-10th of June, and despite its modest size year after year it’s line up is yet to falter. In 2017 BKS … Read More

King Krule @ The Refectory, 23/11

12 months ago / 0 comments

From Zoo Kid to King Krule, to Archy Marshall and back to King Krule again. Marshall’s rich and distinctive sound has captivated us under many pseudonyms since 2010. His voice, textured with a South East London accent, has a soulful depth far beyond his years. You could remark that Marshall … Read More

Weezer @ 02 Academy 23/10/2017

1 year 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

Slowdive @ Leeds Town Hall

1 year ago / 0 comments

When I first listened to Slowdive a year or so ago, I tried to describe their sound to my much more musically competent boyfriend. Little did I know he was already a fan and so my clumsy attempt of ‘kinda like, uh, dreamy lo-fi rock’ was swiftly corrected to ‘pioneers … Read More

Bestival 2017: the summer finale

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ah, Bestival. The summer finale. The icing on the cake. The glistening cherry on top of the proverbial ice cream sundae. Only Bestival can truly mark the end of British summertime. As we unpack our towering, still slightly damp backpacks, we should probably put away the pink wigs and orange … Read More

Preview: Bestival 7th-10th September

2 years ago / 0 comments

Another year, another summer. Another summer, another Bestival. Bestival is a staple of UK summertime — it is the last blowout that is forgotten in June, but law by September.  However this summer, Bestival comes with a twist. No more tedious ferry queues snaking for miles. No more questionable journeys … Read More

Flying Microtonal Banana by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizards

2 years ago / 0 comments

The psych-rock septet graced us with their ninth studio album this month. While staying true to their sound with lo-fi vocals and hypnotic guitars, Flying Microtonal Banana is also a rich fusion of Eastern influences, an album filled with complexity. From hand drumming techniques to Turkish horns that could charm … Read More