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Music | Album Review – Elbow

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Elbow The Take Off and Landing of Everything 4/5 There are a number of ways to describe everyday routine: through the wry, satirical wit of Arctic Monkeys and The Streets, or through the emotive celebration of Elbow, whose music makes even nipping to Sainsbury’s for milk seem like a momentous, … Read More

Music | Album review – Foster the People

5 years ago / 0 comments

Foster the People Supermodel 3/5 Riding in on the same Nu-Wave movement which carried bands like MGMT and Phoenix, Foster the People’s dance-infused indie came to the music world’s attention with the catchy ’Pumped Up Kicks’. Narrating the homicidal thoughts of a troubled youth set to an earworm of a … Read More

Music | Little Comets Live

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Little Comets The Cockpit 4/5 Little Comets play the kind of kitchen-sink indie that refuses to believe 2005 ever ended, all jaunty guitar riffs and anthemic choruses; their gig tonight at the Cockpit showcases the uncomplicated fun of a good ol’ indie sing-along. By the time the four Geordies are … Read More

Music | Live in Leeds – Har Mar Superstar, Imagine Dragons & Turin Brakes

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Har Mar Superstar – Brudenell Social Club (5/5) Har Mar Superstar, an R&B singer-songwriter and legend of Minnesota, is well known for his sexy and confident stage presence. Having released 5 albums over the course of 13 years, he has never failed to provide listeners with groovy, funky and yet … Read More

Music | Live in Leeds – Parquet Courts, Travis & The Pigeon Detectives

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Parquet Courts – Brudenell Social Club (4/5) This is a gig for feedback junkies. Dirty guitar tones fluctuate towards pig squeals at almost every opportunity in this alternative punk showcase at the Brudenell. Locals Menace Beach show great promise with their fusion of experimental noise with infectious melody. Eagulls follow. … Read More

Music | Live in Leeds – Portico Quartet, London Grammar & Jungle

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Portico Quartet –  Brudenell Social Club (5/5)     There is an almost tangible buzz of anticipation in the Brudenell Social Club as Portico Quartet arrive onstage. With three albums now under their belts and a career which has seen them go from busking on London’s Southbank to playing at … Read More

Music | Live in Leeds – Johnny Marr, PINS & Alunageorge

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Johnny Marr – LMUSU  (3/5) At NME’s ‘God Like Genius’ of 2013, Johnny Marr, played to a tiny 1,100 capacity crowd at Leeds Met Union last week. The expected more mature audience crowded in, adorned in their Smiths and Morrissey t-shirts, despite the distinct lack of the latter anywhere on the bill. Opening … Read More