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Laura Marling @ O2 Academy, 8/3/17

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Laura Marling’s Semper Femina is a confident and detailed expression of femininity, owing much of its success to Blake Mills’ meticulous production and unusual instrumentation. Wednesday 8th March saw Marling grace Leeds’ O2 Academy, offering a stripped back but ultimately satisfying rendition of the album before its release and some … Read More

Preview: Stormzy @ O2 Academy, 8/4/17

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Stormzy? Average? I don’t think so. His hard-line hit ‘Shut Up’ was both his first to climb into the UK Top 40, and the first ever freestyle to accomplish that feat.  His performance on Jools Holland in 2014 made him the first unsigned rapper to have made the cut for … Read More

Preview: Bonobo @ O2 Academy Leeds, 1/3/17

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Straight off the back of ethereal new album Migration, Bonobo is set to grace Leeds’ O2 Academy next Wednesday night. And with such a diverse back catalogue to draw from, the night looks set to be electric. Bonobo, A.K.A. Simon Green, has been honing his sophisticated style ever since Animal Magic back in … Read More

Preview: De La Soul @ O2 Academy, 28/2/17

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The legendary hip hop trio De La Soul are coming to Leeds o2 Academy on the 28th February. This UK tour follows the release of Grammy nominated And The Anonymous Nobody, featuring collaborations with Damon Albarn, 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg, David Byrne, Usher and many more. Since their critically acclaimed … Read More

Preview: Kamasi Washington @ O2 Academy, 1/7/17

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Epic’ is the one word to describe Kamasi Washington. And it isn’t only because it is the name of his 2015 album. If you don’t know what to expect, you won’t be disappointed, Washington is known for his great live shows so you will have to prepare yourself to handle … Read More

Preview: Lower Than Atlantis @ O2 Academy, 13/3/17

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Lower Than Atlantis are taking the rock world by storm, and soon, they’ll be taking Leeds, too. With their recent Top 10 album, Safe in Sound, this tour is going to be a celebration. Accompanied by fellow Brit boys Young Guns, they’ll be bringing their straightforward, radio-friendly rock and a … Read More

Preview: The Damned @ O2 Academy, 17/11/16

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The Damned are a punk rock band that began during the peak of the British Punk scene in the second half of the 1970s, finding nearly immediate success after releasing their debut single ‘New Rose’ in 1976, making them the first punk band in Britain to release a single. Their … Read More

Jack Savoretti @ O2 Academy, 1/11/16

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Jack Savoretti kicked off his tour last night at the O2 Academy and once again won the hearts of Leeds. Despite hearing many of the new tracks for the first time the crowd found themselves falling in love, moved and inspired by each dynamically powered melody. With songs which ranged from … Read More

In The Middle with Georgie

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Despite being just 21, Georgie has years of experience under her belt (with videos of her performing on YouTube four years ago under the name Georgie Rose). In the last year she has been signed to Jake Bugg’s management and Columbia Records before playing on the BBC Introducing stage at … Read More

The Lumineers @ O2 Academy, 24/10/16

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You know a gig has been a success when the chords of the final song are dying out before you even know what’s happened. Following the mellow crooning of support act Bahamas, The Lumineers burst on stage at the O2 Academy last Monday night and from start to finish the … Read More