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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

Competition – Win a signed CD and two tickets to Annie Mac Presents

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On Friday November 29, the Radio One DJ and club music champion will be coming to Leeds, bringing the ongoing dance music roadshow that is Annie Mac Presents to the O2 Academy. This is off the back of the newest edition of her series of compilations of the same name, … Read More

Review: Hospitality

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Hospitality Sub Focus, High Contrast, Danny Byrd, Camo & Krooked, Wilkinson, Mele, Kito O2 Academy Friday 19th April With the likes of modern day drum & bass poster boy Sub Focus billed alongside the Hospital Records’ veterans, the classic DnB student event in Leeds returned to  its familiar confines of the … Read More

Review: Hospitality

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Hospitality Danny Byrd, Shy FX, London Elektricity, Nu:Logic, S.P.Y, Calyx & Teebee, Metrik, Preditah, Om Unit O2 Academy Friday 1st February The archetypal drum and bass event in Leeds returned once again to the O2 Academy in Leeds city centre last week.  With a lineup devoid of some of the … Read More

Live Review:: Passion Pit @ O2 Academy

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      With bands of this year choosing to focus their sound on house or dubstep vibes, it’s quite refreshing to a band whose music is all the more approachable for this change and slightly shies away from the pressures of this revived trend. Passion Pit prove tonight that … Read More

Live Review:: Ben Howard @ O2 Academy

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“Hello Leeds!” were two of about seven words softly squeaked by rootsy melodic folkster Ben Howard during his visit to the O2 Academy. After a slow and intense opener, in the form of ‘Burgh Island’, the title track from his upcoming EP, he sat his guitar face-up on his lap … Read More

Live Review:: Crystal Castles @ O2 Academy

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Amidst a thick wall of relentless bass and wailing synths, Alice Glass shrieks and screams, working the O2’s super-charged crowd into a pulsing sea of energy; the move to larger venues, it seems, has not phased Canada’s most fearless musical export. Few bands reach the level of energy elicited by Crystal Castles, … Read More