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Music | Album Review – Tycho

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Tycho Awake 4/5 Tycho’s latest album, Awake, sees the ambient producer strip back his sound and go back to basics. Gone are the sound effects of the ocean and the voice samples of his last offering – instead, his new work is more upbeat, even sounding somewhat indie rock at … Read More

Music | Album Review – Aloe Blacc

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Aloe Bacc Lift Your Spirit 3/5 Most people will remember the soulful lamenting of Aloe Blacc from his 2010 smash hit ‘I Need A Dollar’; an infectious burst of R&B layered with poignant lyrics and punchy brass. Perhaps fewer will recognise him as the voice and co-writer of last year’s … Read More

Music | Album Review – Kylie Minogue

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Kylie Minogue Kiss Me Once 2/5 Kylie Minogue’s 12th studio album, Kiss Me Once, sees her duly adhering to her tried and tested formula of mildly catchy but largely forgettable electro-pop; however that’s not to say it’s without its highlights. ‘Sexy Love’ definitely has the makings of a guilty-pleasure iPod … Read More

Music | TOY live

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Within approximately one minute of taking to the stage, TOY had turned a sea of excitably transfixed teenagers into a bunch of gloomy statues. Their introductory statements of blank expressions were all The Cockpit needed to ruin the vibe, but this is TOY, after all. Their appearance for the evening … Read More

Travel | An (ex) Boy Scout’s guide to Summer Camping

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Camping is a cheap and ‘fun’ way to get away this summer. But spending the weekend in a muddy field can feel like you’ve gone on holiday by mistake. LSi’s own (ex) Boy Scout is here to offer tips to help your time pass as painlessly as possible. 1. Beware … Read More

Music | Interview – The Stranglers

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1974 saw four lads from Guildford come together and form The Stranglers. Forty years later the band has toured the world, produced a colossal 17 albums and has had some major line-up changes. First and foremost however, they are still going strong. LSi caught up with Baz Warne, the punk rock … Read More

Music | Album review – Real Estate

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Real Estate Atlas 3/5 Nice – that’s the word that comes to mind on listening to Real Estate’s new offering Atlas. It’s been five years since their debut, and their sunny lo-fi sound remains untampered with. The lilting guitars remain constant, as does the metronomic drumbeat, but lyrically there is … Read More

Music | Album review – Rick Ross

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Rick Ross Mastermind 3/5 Mastermind is Rick Ross’ sixth album, and by this stage, the guy probably doesn’t need much of an introduction – he’s The Boss, the larger than life, bearded former correctional officer-turned ‘Teflon Don’. And in Mastermind, he delivers exactly what you’d expect from Rick Ross at … 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