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In The Middle with Mystery Jets

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Before their gig at Headrow House, Blaine Harrison and Kapil Trivedi of Mystery Jets sat down with Stasi Roe and Jessica Heath to chat buttons, vinyl and DNA.   Having been confined to my bedroom for weeks, frantically cramming in last minute revision, I’d begun to resemble a brain-dead and … Read More

Review: Jane Eyre at the National theatre – laughter, anger, tears and joy

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‘You must learn to control your passions!’ Bessie tells a distraught young Jane Eyre, as she cries over the unjust treatment by her Aunt Reed and cousins. Two years ago, director Sally Cookson was given the go ahead to adapt Charlotte Bronte’s iconic novel, Jane Eyre, into a two-part play. … Read More

Courting The Squall by Guy Garvey

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The first thing to note about Guy Garvey’s solo album, Courting The Squall, is that it is not an Elbow album. The absence of his fellow band mates has allowed him to have completely free reign, clearly putting his own unique stamp on his music. I have to admit, being … Read More

In The Middle with Nathaniel Rateliff

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After an extremely stressful day, the sweet call of Leeds’ own Belgrave Music Hall hosting the prodigious Nathaniel Rateliff with his latest project, ‘The Night Sweats’, was just what the doctor ordered. Described by the Guardian as “beefy, breakneck rock’n’soul” and Rolling Stone as “folk troubadour to funky soul bandleader”, … Read More

In The Middle with Palace

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Day four of Green Man, the diverse and mellow festival set in the beautiful valleys of the Brecon Beacons, and my legs are covered in mud as a result of the torrential rain of the past few days. I worry Palace will take one look at my dilapidated state and … Read More

Lost Worker Bee EP by Elbow

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Elbow, the Mancunian born and bred band and national treasure, released their first EP since rewarding their dedicated fans with their brilliant sixth studio album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything. Guy Garvey, the bands leading man and arguably the cuddliest man in music today, expressed the bands love … Read More

In The Middle with Slow Club

4 years ago / 0 comments

Walking backstage to Slow Club’s dressing room, I hear booming laughter and suppressed giggles. Charles Watson, the bearded multi-instrumentalist, and Rebecca Taylor, energetic lead-singer, are sat on the floor attempting to toast some pitta, a homely and inviting sight. Rebecca immediately offers the concoction around with to a homemade guacamole … Read More

Laura Marling @ Trades Club 28/01/17

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Laura Marling, the frighteningly talented young folk artist from Hampshire, recently announced her UK Club Tour, playing a handful of intimate gigs across the country. I was lucky enough to attend Marling’s first of these intimate gigs at the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge: a small market town, just a … Read More

The Ting Tings @ Belgrave 28/11

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Does anyone remember the Ting Tings? Of course you do! The duo that brought us the nationally celebrated track ‘That’s Not My Name’ back in May 2008. But has anyone heard from them since? The albums following their acclaimed debut album never managed to reach the same standard as their … Read More

Band Aid 30 – is it really as beneficial as it seems?

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Saturday the 16th saw the broadcast of Band Aid 30 on the X Factor Results show; Bob Geldof’s latest charitable act is attempting to raise money for the current epidemic of the Ebola virus in West Africa. The song saw the appearance of pop sensations such as One Direction, Sam … Read More