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The Romance

The Romance are a four piece band tired of being compared to Arctic Monkeys; "If you're from the North they compare you to Arctic Monkeys, if you're Southern it's The Libertines. It's just lazy journalism". Charlotte Oxnard chats to the band to find out more...

 

The Pigeon Detectives

The Pigeon Detectives have been on a UK wide tour enjoying sold out shows and performing their new songs. Charlotte Oxnard caught up with the band at Leeds Metropolitan University for the home leg of their tour.

 
 

The Hair

Tonight, with James from Duels deputising for Rich (drummer, broken elbow), Leeds four-piece The Hair performed at the Brudenell Social Club supporting Good Shoes. Charlotte Oxnard managed to catch up with them for a few words afterwards...

 

Tim Pare

Charlotte Oxnard caught up with Sheffield singer songerwriter at the Faversham in Leeds

 
 

Ejectorseat

A hop skip and a jump into the next county and you will find these suave lads, who go by the name Ejectorseat.

 

Milburn

Sheffield over the past year has lost out on four tradesmen but gained yet another new name to add to their increasing list of bands that are discharging out of the city and becoming national, if not global names. No longer will it be know for its steel industry, but for its abundance of long haired, converse wearing, real life talking bands.

 
 

Tom Hingley

Tom Hingley - Madchester Man - Musician - Hat sniffer and a legend! Victoria Holdsworth asks the questions.

 

The Humour

Rock, Paper, Indie: Charlotte Oxnard talks to Wakefield rock band The Humour.

 
 

The Yards

Victoria Holdsworth caught up with The Yards' Chris Helme and his guitarist Chris Farrell for a chat to find out if they’d be playing in our yards any time soon.

 

The View

Charlotte Oxnard speaks with Dundee band The View ...

 
 

Kava Kava

Victoria Holdsworth chats with Kava Kava main guy Pat Fulgoni.

 

Vib Gyor

With Vib Gyor about to record their next single - "Secret" - Victoria Holdsworth caught up with the Leeds band at Beached 2006

 
 

The Bonnitts

Victoria Holdsworth catches up with Hull band The Bonnitts before they go on stage at Beach 2006 in Scarborough

 

British Fiction

British Fiction: Twilight's Lost and Dreaming of Modern Peacocks

 
 

The Glitterati

Victoria Holdsworth talks to The Glitterati as they make a welcome return to their hometown.

 

Duels

It's a busy month for Leeds quintet Duels. A slot at T In The Park, two singles and the release of the band's eagerly awaited debut album, "The Bright Lights & What I Should Have Learned". Sophie Barnes asks the questions...

 
 

The Playmates

Playmates in deep throat shocker!

 

Adem

Adem is currently touring his second solo album "Love and Other Planets" and we caught up with him at the West Yorkshire Playhouse where he was playing a headline slot as part of the Fuse Festival.

 
 

The Sunshine Underground

Alex Denney caught up with The Sunshine Underground during their current UK headlining tour

 

Editors

Victoria Holdsworth talks to Editors prior to their visit to Leeds to headline Millennium Square on Friday 19th May

 
 

The Wonder Stuff

'Twas a blustery wet night on Sunday 12th March 2006 when I forced my way into a packed out Cockpit in Leeds, to interview not only a legend, to all self respecting indie lovers, but also a rather splendid chap! In the immortal words of Take That would The Wonder Stuff be back for good?

 

The Sugars

"Lock Up Your Mothers" - an interview with The Sugars!

 
 

Dead Disco

Dead Disco release their debut single on Monday and are coming to the end of their current UK tour. Mark Shahid caught up with the girls (and boy) on their travels...

 

four day Hombre

After 7 years of showcasing, label bashing and touring, four day Hombre have finally completed their first album. "Experiments in Living" was recorded at Black Box studios in France with Dave Odlum and is set to be an epic of many proportions, if their latest single "The First Word is the Hardest" is anything to go by.

 
 

Amsterdam

On the 17th December '05, I had the pleasure of meeting one of the hardest working front men in the music industry, Ian Prowse (no relation to the bloke that played Darth Vader). He is the lead singer with the band Amsterdam.

 

The Kooks

The Kooks: eat healthy and enjoy their humus. Ben Daure speaks wih Luke Pritchard to find out more.

 
 

Red Stars Parade

Red Stars Parade: a refreshingly piquant slice dropped into Leeds' musical soft drink

 

Kaiser Chiefs

After attending a sensational Ok Go! gig at Joseph's Well, Kaiser Chiefs' front man Ricky Wilson gave a quick insight into his feelings on the upcoming Brits and how the last 18 months has been for him and the rest of the band.

 
 

ˇForward, Russia!

The scheme brewing in the collective mind of ˇForward, Russia!, Leeds' pioneers of screeching, mercurial noise, is a simple one. It goes like this...