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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

Music | Warpaint Live

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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