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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

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