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Wolf Alice have ‘Lucky Lucky Leeds’ in the Palm of Their Hands @ O2 Academy, 18/11

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From opener ‘Heavenward’, Wolf Alice had the crowd at O2 Academy in the palm of their hands. The crowd-surfing and moshing had already begun by second song ‘Yuk Foo’, setting the tone for the rest of the night. Tonight we play Leeds academy SOLD OUT early doors again do not … Read More

In The Middle with Chelou

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Last week, in a cosy corner of Hyde Park Book Club, music editor Hollie Griss sat down with talented alternative musician Chelou to chat about life on the road, Leeds venues, and album plans. Since the beginning of October, Chelou has been touring all over Europe and the UK, “playing … Read More

Chelou sedates Hyde Park Book Club, 29/11

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On a cold Wednesday evening at the end of a particularly dreary November, the intimate, intricate sounds of alternative musician Chelou arrived in Leeds. In the intimate venue of Hyde Park Book Club, Chelou breezed between calm moments of acoustic simplicity, and heavier outbursts of guitar and empowered vocals, for … Read More

IntheMiddle with H. Hawkline

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Following the release of his fourth full length album, weird, wonderful and Welsh musician H. Hawkline, aka Huw Evans, is now on tour in support of Aldous Harding. I managed to speak to Huw just before the sell-out gig at Brudenell Social Club. After recording I Romanticise in both LA … Read More

Royal Blood rise to the Arena challenge, 17/11

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The dynamic duo that are Royal Blood hit the First Direct Arena to play to a huge and enthusiastic crowd. Their latest album, How Did We Get So Dark?, has elevated them to arena- filling popularity and they seem to be embracing this growth. Opening with ‘Lights Out’, Royal Blood … Read More

Bad Sounds bring their party to Brudenell, 15/11

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There was anything but bad sounds at Brudenell when this indie-funk band from Bath took over the Community Room on Wednesday night. Full of energy right from the start, if you weren’t there to dance then why were you even there? Fronted by brothers, Ewan and Callum Merrett, who came … Read More

Emeli Sande @ First Direct Arena, 24/10

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After a five-year break, Long Live the Angels was a long awaited album from Emeli Sandé, and, naturally, her accompanying UK Tour was certainly highly anticipated. Emotional and spiritual, the new album chronicles her divorce, so it was inevitable her live performance would be even more so. While this raw … Read More

Trio da Kali @Howard Assembly Room, 22/10

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As Trio da Kali stalked onto stage dressed in traditional dress, I was left feeling as if I should have made a little more effort and hoping that they sounded half as sharp live as Mamadou Kouyaté’s cheekbones looked. Never a disappointment, they proved to have both style and substance. … Read More

IntheMiddle with Nick Mulvey

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Gryphon Associate Editor, Robert Cairns, sits down with Mercury-nominated Nick Mulvey before his gig at Church to discuss his latest album, the impending doom of politics, and the importance of British rave culture.   Sitting in the dingy alcove of a backstage dressing room in Church, Nick Mulvey radiates amidst … Read More