With the Leeds Music Scene website now entering its 13th year we thought it about time we looked through the archives to see what was happening in Leeds 5 years ago. So what was happening in December 2005...
We'll start off our review of December 2005 with a look at a couple of music venues that were regulars on the scene five years ago.
The first is Blank Canvas, underneath the city station within the Granary Wharf arches. On 6th December the venue hosted LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, and The Sunshine Underground and LMS were there (read our review).
The other venue is The Vine, a popular venue at the time with events on most nights of the week. In December 2005, we reviewed two gigs at The Vine: Micky P Kerr on 29th December and Pen Knife Love Life on 9th December.
We also took the time to review a reformed Bridewell Taxis and amazing gigs at the Faversham featuring O Fracas, Fear Of Music, That Fucking Tank, and Wax Planet and The Maccabees and The Hair.
Follow the link to read all of the live reviews from December 2005.
On the CDs front we reviewed Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down; a demo from a fledgling band Wintermute; Day Of Death by Bono Adrenaline Shot by That Fucking Tank; Parisman - A Place That Glows; and You're Gonna Lose Us by The Cribs.
Follow the link to read all of the CD reviews from December 2005.
The month was hotting up for the first (and only) Independent Leeds Music Awards night. The event took place in the January, but we provided a sneak preview and some free tickets to what became a sold out event.
December 2005 was a month of announcements, with Your Vegas, ˇForward, Russia!, four day Hombre, The Lost 45s UK, and The Sunshine Underground all announcing new singles or albums.
You can read all of December 2005's music news here.
During the month, writer Lauren Strain caught up with Ali Whitton at Manchester's Dry Bar to look back on a busy 2005 for the songwriter, which included an appearance at Leeds Festival and saw the release of his "Kisses" and "Curses" EPs.
You can read that interview here.
We also spoke to Bridewell Taxis, whose recent re-birth had been causing a stir around the Leeds Music Scene with two sell out shows in the space of a few months.
We hope you enjoyed our brief review of December 2005, and for those regulars among you we hope this brought back some good memories.