Tag : live

Music | Warpaint Live

5 years ago / 0 comments

Warpaint O2 Academy Wednesday February 19 Sanctimonious music snobs like me will rage that good music has the power to evoke incandescent sensations. Warpaint’s sound, indebted to the astral majesty of shoegazers Slowdive, krautrock rhythm junkies Can, and crowned by hauntingly gothic vocals, does just that: conjuring deep, swirling lagoons … Read More

Music | Interview – Noya Rao

5 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds three-piece Noya Rao blew the audience away with a stunning performance supporting Shigeto at the Belgrave Music Hall last month. LSi caught up with keyboardist and producer Tom Henry after the show to find out a bit about the band, their approach to electronic music and plans for the … Read More

Music | Fat White Family Live

5 years ago / 0 comments

Fat White Family Belgrave Music Hall 4/5 Imagine going to see Beyoncé and her not playing ‘Crazy in Love’ – a song that, to many, defines her. How would that make you feel? Could her performance still prosper?Well this is pretty much what happened at Fat White Family’s set at … Read More

Music | Little Comets Live

5 years ago / 0 comments

Little Comets The Cockpit 4/5 Little Comets play the kind of kitchen-sink indie that refuses to believe 2005 ever ended, all jaunty guitar riffs and anthemic choruses; their gig tonight at the Cockpit showcases the uncomplicated fun of a good ol’ indie sing-along. By the time the four Geordies are … Read More

Music | Basia Bulat Live

5 years ago / 0 comments

Basia Bulat Belgrave Music Hall 4/5 Upon arriving at the Belgrave, I expected to witness a girl sing and play an acoustic guitar, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that Basia Bulat is a woman of many talents, switching between four equally weird electro-instruments during the set. This was … Read More

Music | The Messenger is Coming to Town

5 years ago / 0 comments

Following the release of The Messenger in February, Johnny Marr will be gracing Leeds with his presence next Sunday. It’s been a great 2013 for Marr – crowned NME’s ‘Godlike Genius’ and Q Hero at the Q Awards and after some spectacular performances of old and new material on Jools … Read More

Music | Live Review: Jimmy Eat World @ Leeds O2 Academy

5 years ago / 0 comments

15/9/2013 The average age of the audience is seventeen and the stench of hormones is heavy. Men in their mid-thirties who shouldn’t be here boozily sway amongst them, chanting “Yorkshire! Yorkshire! Yorkshire!” Tonight: Jimmy Eat World play their postponed set at Leeds o2 Academy. Support is provided by southern pop-rockers … Read More

Music | Live Review: Leonard Cohen @ First Direct Arena

5 years ago / 0 comments

7/9/2013 Thousands are in attendance for Leonard Cohen’s debut performance at Leeds’ First Direct Arena. As the band assume their position on stage, Cohen, now 78, runs on and adopts a posture reminiscent of a 1950s rock n’ roller: hunched over, knees bent inwards. His voice is dark and distinctive … Read More