Tag : Local Leeds

Local Leeds: Turnstones @ Santiago Bar, 9/5/17

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It’s a real privilege to witness a band’s debut show, and Leeds locals Turnstones made a bold impression as they supported Muffin at Santiago Bar. The band take influence from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, The Jam, The Clash, Radiohead, Oasis and Blur. However, the four-piece have a clear cut … Read More

In The Middle with the Girl Sweat Pleasure Temple Ritual Band

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The Girl Sweat Pleasure Temple Ritual Band is the brain child/beast of the Leeds legend GIRL SWEAT and slowly but they’re taking over the world, starting with Bluedot Festival in July. We sat down with the man himself over a warm mug of Buckfast via a crap internet link – … Read More

Bluedot 2017: Top 5 Unmissable Acts

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This year’s Bluedot festival boasts probably the best line-up of a British festival in 2017. There’s a whole range of artists but all share one thing in common: the desire to keep pushing boundaries and smash pre-existing constructs. The festival takes in everything from the dirtiest techno, to the most … Read More

Your guide to Leeds’ independent record stores

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Record stores are a mecca for true music lovers, from the middle-aged men in tatty leather jackets and John Lennon specs by the collectables to the students by the recent indie-releases; the boys in Docs and tapered trousers and the girls in their oversized denim jackets. Their fingers glide from … Read More

‘She’ by Ella Grace

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‘She’ is our first taste of what Ella Grace Denton, choosing to go by Ella Grace, has to offer our eager ears. Her sweet Sunday-soul voice is paired with a simple acoustic guitar on the two tracks ‘She’ and ‘Away From Here’. After teasing her followers about music for a … Read More

Single Review: ‘In Cold Blood’ by alt-J

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alt-J have stated that this latest single was something they “began writing in our Leeds days” – who’s to say that Joe Newman’s crooning about how “your G&T is empty” wasn’t inspired by a late night in LS6 spent drowning dissertation sorrows? The band’s second offering from upcoming album Relaxer … Read More

Local Leeds: In The Middle with Team Picture

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Team Picture are, in their own words, ‘a group of polite individuals living in Leeds’. What’s more, they’re pioneering an exciting brand of explosive psych and kraut than has seen them ascend, in my words ‘meteorically’, in their words ‘like a weather balloon’, already earning slots at Live At Leeds … Read More

The Haze by Pulled Apart By Horses

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As Tom Hudson sings “I’m melting faces quite literally”, I cant think of a better way to describe Pulled Apart by Horses’ new album. Whilst listening to The Haze there is an urge to learn all of the lyrics immediately, so that you can revert into the rebellious teenager you … Read More

BandSoc GIAG Artists’ Showcase @ The Fenton, 10/2/17

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Above the local Fenton pub, a bustling crowd gathers for Leeds University’s band soc night. Filled with a mixture of members and regular gig goers, the Fenton played host to some of the finest musicians that our uni has to offer. Despite her obviously growing nerves, Cecilia was the first to blow the audience … Read More

Local Leeds: In The Middle with Menace Beach

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We sat down with Menace Beach to chat the Leeds music scene, politics, and Tresseme. Do you guys have any influences? Ryan: Yeah, loads. The first album [Ratworld] was very heavily based. I think the first thing you do is copy shit then hopefully on the next record you’ll add … Read More