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In Pictures: Live at Leeds Festival 2018 by Day

4 months ago / 0 comments

Live at Leeds 2018 saw a plethora of bands and artists taking to the many stages of Leeds on a day of musical celebration. We sent Online Music Editor Clare along to snap some photos of the day. Superorganism, The Independent Stage at Stylus Peace, Leeds Festival Stage at O2 … Read More

Gomez host triumphant celebration of their iconic album at O2 Academy

5 months ago / 0 comments

“If there’s one person in the world who doesn’t need help singing this song, Ben, it’s you,” Tom Gray jokes. It’s true – his bandmate Ben Ottewell’s request for us to “help” him sing ‘Make No Sound’ isn’t serious. He just wants to test us, and of course we oblige, … Read More

Tom Misch delivers effortless charm at sold-out O2 Academy gig

6 months ago / 0 comments

Tom Misch is clearly on a path to success. At just 22 years-old, the producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist is currently on a UK and Europe tour in the lead up to the release of Geography, his highly-anticipated debut album. He’s enjoyed huge support from his fans, whose enthusiasm led to … Read More

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

9 months ago / 0 comments

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 radiates power at politically charged O2 Academy show, 3/12

9 months ago / 0 comments

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

11 months ago / 0 comments

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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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