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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

Blossoms @ O2 Academy, 30/03/17

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Having only listened to about three Blossoms songs prior to the gig, I was really throwing myself in at the deep end. To sum up the gig in three words, it was colourful, eccentric and LOUD. The evening started with Rory Wynne and his mad sounds. He produced funky, in-your-face … Read More

In The Middle with Bear’s Den

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Bear’s Den have changed a lot in the past few years. When I was first introduced to the soothing melancholy sounds of Above The Clouds of Pompeii, the group were a folksy three-piece. Now one member down, the band have morphed their sound into something more epic and electronic. Their … Read More

All Time Low @ O2 Academy, 15/3/17

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Bringing back my nostalgic me memories of rocking out to pop punk at the age of 14, All Time Low were timeless as they played their 2017 tour at the Leeds O2 Academy. With Waterslides and Swrms as support, All Time Low overtook the stage with energy and spirit. All … Read More

The Stranglers @ O2 Academy, 17/3/17

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It is the 40th anniversary of The Stranglers’ first ever recorded album Rattus Norvegicus and they have been touring up and down the country, showcasing their phenomenal catalogue. Having released 18 albums, spanning over 35 years, The Stranglers really are at the heart of the British rock/punk scene. Now living in Leeds themselves, … Read More

One girl, two gigs: reggae is still relevant

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Reggae holds its own in musical history as one of the most influential genres. One might call it a movement, given the social and political impact it had in its native Jamaica in the late 1960s. It has also come to mean more than a movement, being synonymous with Rastafarianism. … Read More

Preview: Peter Hook & The Light @ O2 Academy, 18/3/17

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Legendary bassist Peter Hook (affectionately referred to by fans as ‘Hooky’) and backing band The Light will play the O2 Academy on Saturday night, and it promises to be a real treat for fans old and young. Often it can get tiresome watching members of old bands rehashing their classics, … Read More