Tag : music

Baby Strange @ Headrow House, 23/09/2017

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For a band that started in 2012, around the same time as similar sounding bands Palma Violets and Slaves, Baby Strange have managed to create an impressive following and body of work in not very many years. Having not seen them since the release of their debut album ‘Want It … Read More

HighRise Opening Party 2017 – Review

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HighRise really needs no introduction. With an incredible level of popularity amongst students, and a status like no other club event in Leeds, this year’s Opening Party saw tickets selling out in minutes, with revellers clearly not dissuaded by some going for £20+ a pop. The organisers certainly rose to … Read More

What’s in a Name?

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  In the mosaic of qualities that give a piece of music meaning the last thing which often figures is what an artist calls their work. This seems appropriate: if something sounds abysmal it doesn’t matter what it’s called. Neither a turd nor a bland bit of Trap music can … Read More

In The Middle with Wolf Alice

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In 2012, Wolf Alice first gained airplay on Radio One after releasing a free download on Soundcloud. Five years later, and the band have had a UK number 2 album, sold out shows in 10 seconds, and have a film about them set to be released. But, despite this, “we … Read More

Bestival 2017: the summer finale

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Ah, Bestival. The summer finale. The icing on the cake. The glistening cherry on top of the proverbial ice cream sundae. Only Bestival can truly mark the end of British summertime. As we unpack our towering, still slightly damp backpacks, we should probably put away the pink wigs and orange … Read More

In the Middle with SOPHA

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Sarah Ashford-Brown talks to up-and-coming French band SOPHA about their work, their creative process and what it’s like to be in a band. Present yourselves in a few words. Seven: I’m 19, I was born in Paris but spent much of my time travelling in South America and Africa with … Read More

Architects’ Unexpected Return with ‘Doomsday’

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Architects’ massive 7th album, All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, was always going to be a difficult one to follow up. It was the band’s most commercially successful release to date, and undeniably the heaviest, most impressive record of their career so far. But after the loss of founding guitarist … Read More

In the Middle with The XCERTS, who are “falling back in love with life”

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We spoke to The XCERTS frontman, Murray Macleod, ahead of the band’s upcoming tour. We discussed making music, coming-of-age films, and falling back in love with life… You’re off on tour at the end of this month – are you excited? Yes, very excited. It’s been a while since we’ve … Read More

Rock en Seine Festival Review

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This year was the 15th anniversary of the French music festival Rock en Seine with a 110 000 people attending the 3-day festival, with headliners including The XX, PJ Harvey and Flume among others. Having attended this festival for 3 years running, I have realised how popular it has become … Read More

‘Rainbow’ by Kesha

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The first line that Kesha sings on ‘Rainbow’ is “I got too many people I got left to prove wrong.” And yet, the album suggests that she knows she owes nothing to anyone – in ‘Hymn’ she asserts “don’t need no forgiveness”, and in ‘Let ‘Em Talk’ she cries out … Read More