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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

Benjamin Clementine @ O2 Academy, 3/12

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The O2 Academy is transformed into a classical recital hall for Benjamin Clementine’s first ever appearance in Leeds. The floors, once sticky with spilt beer and sweat, are lined with 400+ chairs. A grand piano takes centre stage and is uncannily surrounded by naked and faceless mannequins. Clementine will later … Read More

Weezer @ 02 Academy 23/10/2017

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Goodbye, Weezer. On Monday night, against the backdrop of a 7ft illuminated ‘W’, a cape, sceptre and crown clad River Cuomo approached the mic to perform ‘King of the World’. All I could think was “Jesus, these guys are lame.” It has been, and evidently still is, this all-embracing nerdiness … Read More

Sundara Karma @ O2 Academy

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To describe the infectious spirit that a night with Sundara Karma leaves you with, you need only to look at their debut album title, Youth is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect. The feeling of youth in the room was inescapable. It’s difficult to pin point whether it’s their nostalgic sing-along … Read More

Maxïmo Park @ O2 Academy, 30/4/17

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Maxïmo Park brought both an energetic and humble set to the finale of Live at Leeds at the O2 Academy. The Newcastle indie-rockers opened their set with ‘What Did We Do To You To Deserve This?’, a song that deeply resonates with the current state of British politics. The band … Read More

Stormzy @ O2 Academy, 8/4/17

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Leeds may be well and truly (ish) warming up for the summer, but the hottest place to be on a Saturday night in March was inside the small, dark O2 Academy, breaking a sweat with the London grime artist taking the UK by storm. In case the pun was missed, … Read More

Live At Leeds 2017 – 11 Acts Not To Miss

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In just over two weeks, venues right across the city will be awash with music for the stellar Live At Leeds. Not only that, 2017 marks the festival’s 10th anniversary, and it looks set to be its biggest year yet. Bringing together the best breakthrough talent with established acts from … Read More

Bear’s Den @ O2 Academy, 02/04/2017

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I was first introduced to Bear’s Den a couple of years ago when I watched their heart wrenching video for ‘Above the Cloud’s of Pompeii’, a haunting track about the loss of a loved one. It was typical of their style, a subdued and melancholy folk music perfect to listen … Read More

Emeli Sandé @ O2 Academy, 22/3/2017

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2016 was the year of Emeli Sandé’s triumphant return to our airwaves, with the release of two singles ahead of her much anticipated second album, Long Live the Angels, four years after her hugely successful debut. 2017 now sees Sandé’s return to the stage, as she tours around the country … Read More

James Arthur @ O2 Academy, 25/3/17

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In three words: anything but electric. Somewhere in between the older crowd and repetitive ballads, the gig lost its energy or perhaps it was never energised to begin with. As we stood between a smashed middle aged woman and a rather irritated guy holding his girlfriend and James Arthur walked … Read More