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Billy Talent @ O2 Academy, 20/10/16

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Post-hardcore music has a very specific vibe. It’s aggressive, filled with unbridled power and aggression, and is unapologetic to the core. To put it simply: Post hardcore, as a genre, is decidedly un-Canadian. And yet, Toronto based rockers Billy Talent have dominated the scene since 1993 with a sunniness and … Read More

Grimes @ O2 Academy 7/3/16

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After a whirlwind end to 2015 which culminated in the fantastic Art Angels, included in many publications’ top albums of the year lists, it’s fair to say that expectations were high for Claire Boucher (aka Grimes) in Leeds. Support act HANA tantalises with an accomplished set – her ghostly synths … Read More

Don Broco @ O2 Academy 7/12

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Don Broco are a band who have received a lot of hype over the course of 2015, in which they have successfully completed a headline slot on the Kerrang! tour and released their new record Automatic which managed to hit the top 10 in the UK Charts upon release. The … Read More

Editors @ O2 Academy 17/10

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A minimalist backdrop doesn’t give much away for what’s to follow from Birmingham indie rockers Editors. The focus is definitely all on them tonight, not the stage scenery. And they are eager to please, performing with even more gusto than their reputation owes them. As the looming synths of ‘No … Read More

In The Middle with Childhood

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2014 has been a hectic year for London lads Childhood.  After Ben Romans-Hopcraft and Leo Dobsen founded the band at the University of Nottingham in 2010, there’s been nothing but stratospheric ascension. An 8/10 review for their debut album Lacuna from the notoriously harsh NME, shows at almost every major … Read More

Music | SBTRKT @ O2 Academy 26/09

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Ahead of his forthcoming album Wonder Where We Land, producer Aaron Jerome, more commonly known as SBTRKT, graced the O2 academy with the first night of his UK tour. Scuttling onto the stage in a blackout, the SBTRKT team exploded into action leaving not one stagnant body in the room. … Read More

Music | The Stranglers live

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The Stranglers O2 Academy 3/5 In the 1970’s people were listening to the likes of Dolly Parton, The Beach Boys, Queen and moreover, The Stranglers.  Some of the popular bands have died down naturally, some have gone off radar and then tried (with varied success) to do a comeback tour,  … Read More

Music | Bombay Bicycle Club live

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Bombay Bicycle Club O2 Academy 4/5 Stepping out into an impressive light show, Bombay Bicycle Club were more than comfortable in greeting a full house at Leeds’ 02 Academy. On the back of releasing their fourth album, So Long, See You Tomorrow, the four-piece delivered a show packed with irrepressible energy … Read More

Music | Maximo Park are coming to the O2 – anyone else feeling nostalgic yet?

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Those who harbour nostalgic feelings for the music scene of the mid-noughties may wish to head down to the O2 Academy next week, where Maximo Park will be gracing the stage with their signature dish of romantic poeticism, new-wave melodies, and bull-like energy. With fourth studio album Too Much Information … Read More

Music | Warpaint Live

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Warpaint O2 Academy Wednesday February 19 Sanctimonious music snobs like me will rage that good music has the power to evoke incandescent sensations. Warpaint’s sound, indebted to the astral majesty of shoegazers Slowdive, krautrock rhythm junkies Can, and crowned by hauntingly gothic vocals, does just that: conjuring deep, swirling lagoons … Read More