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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

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