Tag : will ainsley

The Hip Priest Is Dead: Mark E Smith passes at age 60

8 months ago / 0 comments

Mark E Smith defies explanation. It’s like trying to explain the word ‘nature’ or ‘time’ to someone that doesn’t have any conception of the English language. How are you meant to describe that impish, wise old man who is at once more different than anyone you’ve ever known, but at … Read More

Subdub Lives up to the Hype

12 months ago / 0 comments

Despite two years of living in Leeds, I’ve never been to SubDub. I know for some that this is akin to living in Venice and never going to St Mark’s Square, or living in Paris and never going to the Louvre. When I’m comparing SubDub to these cultural hotspots, I’m … Read More

Pretty Pretty Good Present: Palms Trax

12 months ago / 0 comments

Despite only laying on infrequent visits to Wire, Pretty Pretty Good have established a reputation for serving up brilliant, sweaty nights. This visit, headlined by the Berlin-based Palms Trax, was no different. Considering the night was hosted on a freezing Wednesday, the event was hotly anticipated. Long queues swamped Wire’s … Read More

In The Middle with the Girl Sweat Pleasure Temple Ritual Band

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Girl Sweat Pleasure Temple Ritual Band is the brain child/beast of the Leeds legend GIRL SWEAT and slowly but they’re taking over the world, starting with Bluedot Festival in July. We sat down with the man himself over a warm mug of Buckfast via a crap internet link – … Read More

Bluedot 2017: Top 5 Unmissable Acts

1 year ago / 0 comments

This year’s Bluedot festival boasts probably the best line-up of a British festival in 2017. There’s a whole range of artists but all share one thing in common: the desire to keep pushing boundaries and smash pre-existing constructs. The festival takes in everything from the dirtiest techno, to the most … Read More

Local Leeds: In The Middle with Team Picture

1 year ago / 0 comments

Team Picture are, in their own words, ‘a group of polite individuals living in Leeds’. What’s more, they’re pioneering an exciting brand of explosive psych and kraut than has seen them ascend, in my words ‘meteorically’, in their words ‘like a weather balloon’, already earning slots at Live At Leeds … Read More

Obituary for William Onyeabor

2 years ago / 0 comments

William Onyeabor, Nigerian disco pioneer, technicolour wizard and all-round genius has died aged 70. Despite self-releasing eight studio albums in a frenzied seven year burst of creativity into relative obscurity, his influence has lived on, and grown and grown, winning his music plaudits from the likes of Damon Albarn, David … Read More

Sun Ra Arkestra @ Belgrave, 27/11/16

2 years ago / 0 comments

For those that don’t know, the Sun Ra Arkestra is an avant-garde free jazz-cum-psychedelic-cum space jazz big band. Formed by Sun Ra in the early 1950s and carried on after his death in 1993, the Arkestra continues to be a real musical innovator. Comprising of nine members, the band walked … Read More

Melt by Boxed In

2 years ago / 0 comments

Melt, the second long-player from Boxed In, is a flawed, but ultimately good album. It’s mostly made up of well-crafted, well-produced synth-pop with occasional flashes of originality and brilliance. The most interesting moments come from the interplay between the electric and the acoustic. On ‘Shadowboxing’, the tight, acoustic drums provide … Read More

Review – Flux Opening Party

2 years ago / 1 comments

Flux, the Leeds mecca for techno-fiends, disco-nuts and house-heads, returned once again to Beaver Works, bringing with it six rooms of some of the best DJs you can hear for miles around. Arriving at Flux, the first thing that strikes you is the venue itself. Beaver Works is perfect for … Read More