Tag : music

Making Music Herstory Vol VI: Syd

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Syd, having dropped ‘Tha Kyd’ for her solo venture, is hardly unknown. In fact, she’s been making waves with her music for years. She was the only founding female member of hip hop collective Odd Future, and helped their rise to fame by setting up a fake PR firm to … Read More

Rap’s Future is Female. Get Used to it.

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It’s no question that women have played a vital part in the evolution of rap and hip hop. So why are female rappers so often overshadowed by their male counterparts? It seems reductive to brand 2018 as the year of female rap, seeing as the likes of Lauryn Hill, Lil’ … Read More

LGBTQ+ Music Icons: Past and Present

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The world of music would be both very different and much less interesting without the numerous contributions from members of the LGBTQ+ community. Coinciding with LGBTQ+ history month, here are some highly celebrated artists,  both old and new. Freddie Mercury A talented musician and performer, Freddie Mercury will always be … Read More

REVIEW: Festival of the Dead Meets Leeds

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There could not have been a more apt setting for Festival of the Dead’s debut in Leeds than Church. If I’m sure about one thing, it’s that the Festival of the Dead was anything but dead. A concoction of music, laughter and elaborate costumes greeted us in a smoky room … Read More

10 Female-Empowerment Anthems for the Ultimate Galentine’s Day: the anti-Valentine’s playlist

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February 14th: you’ve finally beaten those January blues and this train wreck of a day rolls around. A source of anxiety and dread for singletons around the world, Valentine’s Day can be stressful whatever your relationship status. But fear not, The Gryphon is on hand to appease those V-day woes … Read More

I Feel Love: the Valentine’s Day playlist

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Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is here, and what better way to get you in the mood than a befitting playlist? Fancy someone? Just had your heart broken? Practising some self-love? This eclectic mix will get you in the Valentine’s Day spirit or soothe your Feb 14th blues. … Read More

Nightmares on Wax returns to Hometown Leeds to Showcase New Album

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With George Evelyn- better known as Nightmares on Wax- back in his home town Leeds, a sell-out show was certain. With a sprinkling of younger fans and long-time local supporters dominating the crowd, the audience were well acquainted with the tracks- despite most of the show being dedicated to the … Read More

In the Middle with Superorganism

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Superorganism are a band that overwhelm your senses and make you question everything you thought you knew to be true. Songwriter and producer, Harry, spoke to In the Middle to let us know what we can expect from their self-titled debut album and beyond. “We’re kind of like a DIY … Read More

Nils Frahm Returns from “Unendurable Hiatus” with New Album ‘All Melody’

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Nils Frahm has finally returned from his unendurable hiatus with a new album, All Melody. Having rescinded from the stage in favour of an extended and, no doubt intense, period inside his laboratory, one can imagine him pulling his hair out over the musings which have unfurled in his latest … Read More

Wild Beasts Wave Goodbye with ‘Last Night All My Dreams Came True’

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Wild Beasts are coming to an end, and I’m going to miss them terribly. Announcing their split in September last year, they’ve most kindly given us some parting treats: a final album and a bunch of live shows this February. Last Night All My Dreams Came True, recorded over two … Read More