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Music | The Telescopes live

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The Telescopes Belgrave Music Hall  4/5 The Telescopes’ leader Stephen Lawrie and his bassist are hunched over on their knees in an agonising tension between pleasure and pain. Lawrie howls wildly and ear-splittingly into his strangled microphone. The bassist: solemn, reverent, seemingly enchanted by the torturous yet warm fuzz he … Read More

Music | Chrvches live

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Chrvches Leeds Met 3/5 Since being deemed auspicious enough to reside in the top five of the BBC’s list of the most promising music talents of 2013, and with one stonking studio album under their wing, CHVRCHES are comfortably riding their merited wave of critical acclaim. When taking to the … Read More

Music | Scanner live

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Scanner Belgrave Music Hall 4/5 Test patterns are used when a television is receiving a signal but nothing is being broadcast, showing that any problems do not lie in the box itself. Scanner, who is Robin Rimbaud, stands among seven LCD computer monitors showing ever-changing coloured vertical stripes akin to … Read More

Music | Bombay Bicycle Club live

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Bombay Bicycle Club O2 Academy 4/5 Stepping out into an impressive light show, Bombay Bicycle Club were more than comfortable in greeting a full house at Leeds’ 02 Academy. On the back of releasing their fourth album, So Long, See You Tomorrow, the four-piece delivered a show packed with irrepressible energy … Read More

Music | Eagulls live

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Eagulls Brudenell Social Club 3/5 If you’re aware of Leeds’ current biggest thing, Eagulls, then it won’t surprise you that at tonight’s show there were five inflatable penises and four inflatable sex dolls. It’s not clear who’s responsible but it goes without saying that Eagulls probably condoned their presence. The … Read More

Music | We Are Scientists live

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We Are Scientists Stylus 4/5 Hailing from New York, indie rock band We are Scientists, currently on their world tour, played Stylus in Leeds as their third stop. They played a packed out show with fans that did not stop dancing for a single song, perhaps reflecting the energy of … Read More

Music | Luke Sital-Singh live

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Luke Sital-Singh Holy Trinity Church 4/5 Luke Sital-Singh – a singer-songwriter who has recently been long listed for BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll – is playing as part of the ‘New Faces’ tour. The night is organised by Communion, who are famously founded by Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons. … Read More

Music | Temples live

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Temples The Cockpit 4/5 Where do you think of when someone mentions psychedelia? Spiritual (if drug-fuelled) journeys to India? 1960s LA in the summer? Certainly not the small midlands town of Kettering. Yet from this unlikeliest of places come Temples, one of 2014’s most promising bands. After their debut album Sun … Read More

Music | Paper Aeroplanes live

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Paper Aeroplanes Belgrave Music Hall 4/5 For soft, indie-acoustic numbers, there is a dangerously fine line between a truly captivating performance and a truly dreary one. Fortunately, last week’s performance at Belgrave by Paper Aeroplanes adhered almost entirely to the former. Since 2009, the Welsh duo have been writing together … Read More

Music | Of Montreal Live

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Of Montreal Gorilla,Manchester 5/5 Kevin Barnes is so much more than a frontman, he’s the mastermind behind of Montreal’s 12 albums, the centre around which every aspect of the band orbits. He has the seductive camp and gravitas of an excellent Hollywood villain: Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg’s sexy musical cousin. He … Read More