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Band Profile: The Flying Horses
rock | 847 hits
CD Review: goad - Untitled
goad are in lower case. Even on gig listings the band tell me that they begin with a small 'g'. A warning perhaps, so that you don't make any mistakes. | 532 hits
CD Review: The Scaramanga Six - Are you one of the Family?
Save for the first twenty seconds of the opening and title track "Are you one of the Family?" (On their own Trinity Records label), an opening in which The Scaramanga Six have recorded some very strange effects, including explosions, I actually like this track. | 451 hits
CD Review: The Brute Chorus - She Was Always Cool
This is the third single from The Brute Chorus; scores of fans are greeted by this song commencing every gig. | 460 hits
CD Review: Boy Kill Boy - No Conversation
It's been over 12 months since I've heard anything from Boy Kill Boy so I was interested to hear what they'd been able to produce after such a long wait. | 359 hits
CD Review: Instant Species - The Take Away EP
If I had my own way, Instant Species would write all of their songs in the style of the third track on their latest CD, "The Take Away EP". | 341 hits
CD Review: Daniel Merriweather - Water And A Flame
Hotly-tipped Australian singer-songwriter Daniel Merriweather teams up with Adele (the woman behind 2008's 'Chasing Pavements') on this plodding acoustic-guitar-and-tacked-on-strings piece of numb balladry. | 443 hits
CD Review: FineApple - A New Hope EP
Fine Apple, one of Bradford's unknown bands outside the area, choosing to ply their trade at Rios, bring us a great four-track EP. | 407 hits
CD Review: The Hold Steady - Boys & Girls In America
From the opening chords that travel through heavy guitar and jangly piano riffs, this album feels like an old friend. | 528 hits
CD Review: Five Years Later - Untitled
It's difficult to know what to say about this music. Ever start telling someone a joke and forget the punch line halfway through? | 256 hits
CD Review: Kinn - Untitled
The main problem with the three songs that make up this EP, is that frontman Nikki's soulful voice, smooth vocal rhythms and naff pop-music lyrics ("right now you want me / right now you need me" etc.) are a bad fit for the steady, rock 'n roll chug of the music. | 371 hits
CD Review: Jont - One Long Song EP
What happens if you have Chris Martin fronting Athlete (first album) heavily influenced by David Gray and providing a soundtrack for people reading the Guardian whilst supping a Latte in Starbucks. | 460 hits
CD Review: Blueryder - Untitled
A trip down to Joseph's Well a while ago saw me coming away with a 5-track demo CD from York/Leeds band Blueryder. | 377 hits
CD Review: Cope - The Pre-Season EP
Why aren't Cope playing live more often in Leeds - or have I been missing something? This CD is pretty good you know, with an almost retro/indie rock feel to it. | 275 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Paul Marshall / Tascam Tapes - split single
A couple of names lately added to the ranks of Leeds acoustic singer-songwriterdom. The whole thing - quite deliberately a disc of two halves - begins with Paul Marshall's songs following a bass-and-snare drumbeat that gives way to some pleasing guitar-picking in a slightly hasty style for 'Oh Napoleon'. | 439 hits
CD Review: Mybe - The Calm Before The Storn
Sheffield-based Mybe are on the brink of completing their as-yet-untitled new album and, to celebrate in profile-raising style, they're offering up this five track EP free from which features two album tracks and three EP-only tracks. | 677 hits
Live Review: 5ft4 + Herrod + Catylyst
It's Saturday night, the cellars are dark, and Steve Kind is bellowing for us to greet rock uber-beasts CATYLYST, and as they take the stage amidst the roar of two distorted guitars, I'm sitting on the edge of my seat with my fist poised for punching the air and I'm ready to rock. | 510 hits
CD Review: Breed 77 - Look At Me Now
Frankly, I'm surprised Breed 77 still have the energy for the music business. Not because they're not any good but it has to be said they're not the greatest band to walk the planet either, despite the ridiculous amount of the overtime they put in at the office. | 442 hits
CD Review: Wintermute - Dead Or Not He Was Wearing Sunglasses
Wintermute are a musical breath of fresh air. With their infectious, catchy melodies and strong rhythm they are head and shoulders above the huge pool of guitar-based indie bands that are making the rounds in the nation's cities. | 487 hits
Live Review: The Imagined Village
A full room at the Irish Centre is a lot of people, especially for a Tuesday night, which creates a great atmosphere, and teasing anticipation. | 490 hits
CD Review: This Days Fury - Untitled
This Days Fury don't so much wear their influences on their respective sleeves as paint them in thirty foot high day-glo letters and carry them around on a rotating bill board. | 588 hits
Live Review: The Sugars
The Sugars only drink cola from those snazzy '50s-style bottles and rock harder than a seven nation army of Jack Whites greased up in pomade looking for a wrestle. | 720 hits
CD Review: Mainstay - Untitled
It's impressive! - there have not been a straighter set of pub rock songs committed to record for a considerable time. | 342 hits
CD Review: Kasiuss - Untitled
After watching the promotional clip, and certainly after listening to this five track EP from Harrogate band Kasiuss, one cannot help but wonder how they manage to musically multi-task to produce a complete sound with only two band members. | 799 hits
CD Review: Kanuba - Audio Vandalism
Kanuba are the fretboard funkateers looking to put the pork into York and the groove into West Yorkshire with their latest EP release. | 588 hits
CD Review: There Will Be Fireworks - There Will Be Fireworks
Hidden gems: when, every so often, a completely unknown band produces an album that completely takes your breath away. | 755 hits
CD Review: Fyfe Dangerfield - Fly Yellow Moon
When I found out Fyfe (best name in the world) Dangerfield was releasing a debut solo album I was excited. | 426 hits
Live Review: Galitza + Being 747 + sammyUSA + The Bilderberg Group
It was always going to be a little bit special. Buzz. Anticipation. Electric atmosphere. One song. Could have been twenty. | 597 hits
CD Review: Doll & The Kicks - Doll & The Kicks
Brighton based Doll & The Kicks' self-titled debut album "knocked me for six" when I first heard it. Somehow still unsigned, this self-financed album is one of the best debut albums I have heard in many years. | 925 hits
CD Review: Sugarvalve - Flouxetine
What immediately struck me about this four-track CD when I first listened to it was the quality of the production. | 511 hits
Live Review: John Smith
The best laid plans of double bassists and singer-songwriters oft go astray. John Smith was going to "play a couple of songs and build up a sense of mystique before speaking" but he's forced into ad libbing after just one song - the Fleet Foxes-esque 'London' - when the sound on the bass cuts out. | 384 hits
Live Review: Shakinouts + Meet Me In Vegas + South View Juniors
From the start tonight the intention is making sure that the gig showcases songs from the Shakinouts' recently released EP, and hoping it's a successful farewell gig for Ben Hope, the Shakinouts bassist who is leaving the band to go to Australia. | 728 hits
Live Review: Goo Goo Dolls + Unkle Bob
Yes, they played 'Iris' and everyone in the crowd sang along. There's a chance you stopped reading there and from the reaction of friends you'd be forgiven for thinking The Goo Goo Dolls had only ever released one track, but it's often seen as one of the best songs ever, even reaching the heady heights of being (abysmally) covered by Ronan Keating. | 647 hits
CD Review: Bodixa - Untitled
"The female REM". No matter what I read, in either local or national papers, I cannot avoid seeing the wonder that is Leeds' Bodixa being described as a female version of REM. | 413 hits
CD Review: The Charlatans - Up At The Lake
The first song on this album is the title track. It rocks and stomps, demanding volume. Burgess blends his natural voice, with the falsetto style he adopted on the 'Wonderland' album. | 604 hits
Live Review: Visa + Oceansize + Mojo Pin
The evening kicks off with MOJO PIN, a young band who I have not heard before. I was suitably impressed for a first hearing (normally I prefer to hear bands at least once before I review them); although the vocals were a little soft in parts and definition to the words would be an asset, especially when announcing songs. | 449 hits
CD Review: Tristan Mackay - Out Along The Wire
Having spent many an enjoyable hour sitting on a bench in Leeds amazed at Tristan Mackay's busking, to hear an album as good as this is almost as exciting for me as it is for him. | 1,139 hits
Live Review: Paranova + Yellow Stripe Nine + The Breech
I regret to say that last night's show at Joseph's Well was possibly the most unsatisfying one I have seen so far. | 957 hits
CD Review: Talk To Angels - This Broken Home
A debut album is pretty important. It generally defines a band unless they do something drastic to change their sound later down the line. | 274 hits
CD Review: Alabama 3 - M.O.R
When faced with the prospect of the unknown I was hesitant on how I would find this album, having no experience of Alabama 3 I had no idea what to expect. | 10,785 hits
CD Review: Bloc Party - I Still Remember
Lets clear one thing up before I write this review. I love Bloc Party. I can find very few criticisms of them. | 806 hits
CD Review: Def Leppard - Songs From The Sparkle Lounge
For over 25 years Def Leppard have been one of the UK's biggest rock bands, selling over 30 million records worldwide. | 1,265 hits
CD Review: Velvet Revolver - Contraband
When a band includes ex members of Guns and Roses and the singer from Stone Temple Pilots it is impossible not to draw comparisons between those bands and the new one those members have formed Velvet Revolver. | 819 hits
Live Review: St Vincent
Audience members could be forgiven for thinking that St Vincent's gig at Leeds Metropolitan University is jinxed. | 726 hits
Live Review: Doll & The Kicks
I had never been to The Library in Leeds before, but found it a very good venue. I was really looking forward to seeing Doll & The Kicks as I had seen them support Morrissey in May and was very impressed with them. | 509 hits
Live Review: Secret Circuits + Echodeck + Tiny Giants + Airspiel
Every Friday night, the Elbow Room presents 'Form'. The night at the Pool Club that often showcases local bands. | 870 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Dermot O Leary Presents The Saturday Sessions
With his X-Factor links you'd be excused for fearing that this could be a collection of Wannabes singing ear bashing versions of 'Angels' or 'Flying Without Wings'. | 1,902 hits
CD Review: The Enemy - Music For The People
Looking at the tracklisting for The Enemy's sophomore album - the band who were the new Jam-esque anti-establishment voice of the youth in 2007 - it's hard to wonder if they haven't gone a bit soft. | 854 hits
Live Review: Ormondroyd
As I'm standing about by the bar Ormondroyd wander around on stage checking instruments and wires, trying not to look too conspicuous as people like me stare at them. | 439 hits
CD Review: Cherryfalls - Winter/Winter
In the fallout from Radiohead's The Bends I fell in love with this genre, big melodies from bands with lead singers who probably sent Jeff Buckley lyrics to their ex girlfriends to let them "know how they're feeling". | 1,159 hits
CD Review: Palo Alto - Still EP
Now here's something you don't get very often - a band who like indie music but don't sound like The Stone Roses or Oasis. | 338 hits
CD Review: Day Old Hate - Road We Take / Face The World
This Sheffield-based hardcore quintet has had a fair few changes to their line-up over the past two years, and these two tracks are their first releases with new frontman Oli Swift. | 350 hits
Band Profile: Bad Friend
"Bad Friend = Mutant Jazz Funk Grunge" - Mr Yolo | 320 hits
CD Review: Serious Sam Barrett - Serious Sam Barrett
If you didn't know that Sam was a born and bred West Yorkshire lad, brought up on his dad's record collection and bombing hills on his skateboard, you could be forgiven for thinking the bluegrass country croonin' coming from your speakers was crafted by a middle-aged Alabama native. | 794 hits
CD Review: Dan Schofield - Everything Human
Dan Schofield is a singer/songwriter from Leeds who used to front The Beat Marshalls but has now taken on a solo career in music. | 633 hits
CD Review: Dave Pilla - More than hoped for EP
Recently I unwittingly reviewed music put out more than two years ago so to remedy my proven inability to check clearly labelled release dates on a Bandcamp page I wanted to tell you about Dave Pilla's latest offering. | 564 hits
Live Review: Cymbals Eat Guitars + This Many Boyfriends
To my surprise, I found myself stood in a half-empty (or indeed half-full for you optimists) room 2 of the Cockpit. | 562 hits
Live Review: Plain White T's + Takota + All Time Low
With 'Hey There Delilah' firmly planted in the Top 5 of the UK charts, this gig tonight is most definitely sold out. | 644 hits
Live Review: Spoonfish + Fifth Goodbye + Nerve Engine
The night started with the metal soundings of "Nerve Engine". Metal Hammer praised this band not to long ago, so I was quite looking forward to the music and how good they were going to be. | 487 hits
Live Review: Kasiuss + A Plastic Rose + Dimension
The night kicked off with Dimension, a hard rock trio who entered boldly with a strong beat amidst brash guitar pulls. | 489 hits
CD Review: The Dead Orchestra - Untitled
'Fragile Soul' is a slow-burner of delicate atmospherics that occasionally delivers a harder sound, thanks to an undercurrent of brooding riffs and increasingly urgent vocals. | 343 hits
News Article: Seeing Your Scene Interview
Having recently released their first album for five years, Public Disorder: Act 1, it's time for Seeing Your Scene to catch up with Leeds' punk/ska/rave nutters China Shop Bull to reflect on their 2015. | 449 hits
Live Review: J Mascis
With its precisely arranged chair and music stand the stage might be set up for a night of polite, hushed ballads but any thought that Mascis has abandoned his hardcore routes are soon banished for what transpires tonight proves one thing: you can take J Mascis out of Dinosaur Jr but you can't take Dinosaur Jr out of J Mascis. | 758 hits
Band Profile: Claire Cameron Band
Claire Cameron Band are an inventive female-fronted alternative rock band. Fusing genres of rock, alternative and singer-songwriter with a hint of metal. | 1,982 hits
Live Review: Mariko + Beat Route 62 + Divided By Zero + Sugarvalve + Blueryder
Charity begins at home or so they say. Well I've never really understood what that means but charity was the aim of the nights over Monday and Tuesday this week at Joey's Well. | 670 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - The Lab: One
The Lab: One is a collection of ten tracks by ten artists all orbiting the indie and folk genres. Despite the genre correlations, each track has its own unique sound, making for a constantly surprising compilation. | 444 hits
News Article: Claire Cameron Band Time Will Tell Tour finale at Milo on 4th April
Claire Cameron Band round off their Time Will Tell Tour on Thursday 4th April at Milo in Leeds, with support from the brilliant Hail to the Eskimo and The Booze Brothers! | 432 hits
Live Review: Clint Boon Experience + Fuzz Light Years
Tonights support came from the Fuzz Light Years - their name sounding like it might promise Super Furry Animalesque psychedelia. | 476 hits
Live Review: Billy Talent + Santigold + Dear Prudence + Black Moth + Pure Love
Gallows are doing just fine since the departure of Frank Carter last summer proving that the singer doesn't make the band; meanwhile the world awaits Carter's latest offering in new incarnation Pure Love. | 585 hits
Live Review: Ten Seconds of Chaos + Kram + The Printed Sound + Pen Knife Love Life
I attended this show not quite knowing what to expect as I had heard a mixture of opinions on several of the bands, but when I arrived to a relatively large anticipating crowd, I thought I might be in for a good night. | 2,084 hits
CD Review: Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences - We Are Not Other People
'Unexpected Error' makes no effort to ease the listener into the weird and wonderful world of Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences, as it opens with a blaring, Atari-esque sound effect that'll make you wonder whether this is, in fact, a comedy album. | 764 hits
CD Review: Chris Helme - The Rookery
2012 has been a great year. I've been to memorable local gigs (Live at Leeds, Midlake, The Wailers, Damien Jurado, Megafaun), added brilliant new releases to the bowing shelves (Fossil Collective, Dry the River, Straylings) and met people fervently involved in the local music scene. | 1,071 hits
Interview: Tristan Mackay
From being the best busker in Leeds to having one of the most anticipated albums on Amazon, Tristan Mackay is Britain's long-awaited answer to John Mayer. Blending soulful blues guitar with a unique talent for crafting songs, Tristan Mackay is the name to look out for this year. On a quick trip back to Leeds before his album launch, I managed to meet with Tristan for a half hour chat before he was due on the BBC. | 1,779 hits
CD Review: The Darkness - One Way Ticket To Hell And Back
Don't get me wrong, I wanted to like this record. Like most rock fans wanting a break from the whole "distorted guitars and vocals which sound like the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street" schtick of yer Slipknots and Papa Roaches in 2003, I thought The Darkness were a breath of fresh air - a group with their eyes shamelessly set on selling out Wembley five nights in a row rather than just staring at their feet and being happy to be anchored to the toilet circuit. | 659 hits
CD Review: Cazals - What Of Our Future
Scuzzy indie chancers and childhood playmates of Pete Doherty, Cazals caused a few excited murmurs in the East London grotty party scene a few years back, and after being spoken about in the same sentences as The Rakes and The Paddingtons, signed, quite (un)surprisingly to the 'super-cool' and 'uber-trendy' French label Kitsune. | 620 hits
Live Review: Frank Turner
When The Gaslight Anthem take to the main stage and launch into Handwritten, their fans are ready for them - rumours abound that this may be the last tour, thanks to liberal use of that time honoured burnout phrase 'indefinite hiatus' in recent months. | 492 hits
Live Review: Jake Bugg + Hudson Taylor + Skinny Living
Tonight First Direct, having turned promotors, are putting on their first of many (it is hoped) shows at the arena that bears their name. | 1,002 hits
CD Review: Aidan Smith - Allotments
'A trip through London, Paris and the Nag's Head' is what I was promised when I first looked at the promotional blurb on the front of the CD. | 1,069 hits
CD Review: Stewart King - Satori
'Satori' the debut full-length from York based singer-songwriter Stewart King has a more diverse sound than most albums that are masterminded by a solo artist, with bluesy rock and roll influences occasionally making their presence felt halfway through a song that was previously just an acoustic guitar and King's voice. | 1,076 hits
Live Review: Chapter Thirteen + Itch + Riot Star + Bill Posters
The kids are where it's at, man. Every teenage band I've seen at the Well have got all their mates from school down and all of them get the hallowed moshpits. | 451 hits
CD Review: Machine Head - Unto the Locust
Anyone who appreciates the art of metal can instantly recall the feeling and impact of hearing Machine Head's seminal 1994 debut album, "Burn my Eyes" for the first time. | 458 hits
Live Review: Brass Moustache + Sposh + Hipstream
"Smile... JUST SMILE!" Cue camera flash. "Oh, Mum!" Not the most auspicious start to a gig, but what can you do to control proud parents? | 445 hits
CD Review: The View - Which Bitch?
The View's follow-up to chart-topping debut 'Hats off To The Buskers' is an interesting collection of songs that sees the band expand into previously uncharted territory. | 1,019 hits
Live Review: Eels
Student feeding-ground by day, 'The Refectory' at Leeds University Union may not seem like the obvious location for a night of top musical entertainment, but I was certainly impressed by the sound and light show at the excellent Placebo gig here this time last year. | 421 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Some Things Still Matter
To celebrate their one year anniversary, Leeds-based record label Philophobia release a sixteen track compilation of some of the bands they've worked with over the past twelve months, with a few additional bands thrown in for good measure. | 790 hits
CD Review: Bowling For Soup - Sorry For Partyin'
'Sorry For Partyin' is Bowling For Soup's tenth studio album and, while it's definitely not a case of all killer, no filler, it's a fan-pleasing slab of the tried-and-tested Bowling For Soup formula: sexual innuendoes; big, pop-infused choruses; hidden tracks, and plenty of tongue-in-cheek lyrics. | 1,751 hits
CD Review: Fun. - Aim & Ignite
Fun. are like 'A Fever Your Can't Sweat Out'-era Panic! at the Disco, with a few more strings, gospel choirs and a vocalist who squeals out those big, dramatic high notes like his life depends on it. | 553 hits
Band Profile: Chasing Dragons
Rocket-fuelled, female-fronted hard rock band. | 1,517 hits
Live Review: The Summerfield + The Boy Tate
The room downstairs at Joseph's Well had been taken over by tables and chairs and subtle candlelight. | 407 hits
CD Review: Flood Of Red - Leaving Everything Behind
'Leaving Everything Behind,' the debut album from Scotland's Flood Of Red, is a frustrating album. Effortlessly churning out dense, emotionally-charged, stadium-sized songs with towering choruses and heartfelt vocals aplenty, the first few songs will blow you away. | 1,251 hits
Live Review: George Ezra + Sam Fender
"I have a feeling that even YOU will feel old tonight" I'm told as we walk under the neon sign and down into the belly of The Wardrobe's venue. | 1,318 hits
Live Review: The Wombats + Lucy Rose + Catfish and the Bottlemen + Clay
It's now Sunday and the festival crowds look a little bleary eyed. Sundays are a struggle for everybody and the bands I'm about to see have their work cut out for them. | 581 hits
CD Review: Fake Problems - It's Great To Be Alive
'It's Great To Be Alive,' the third album from Florida's Fake Problems, is so sublimely happy, that it'll leave you agreeing with the album title wholeheartedly. | 558 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Future Relics
'Future Relics' from Geek Pie Records is loosely based around the idea of a compilation being discovered, following the collapse of society as we know it. | 881 hits
Interview: Jon Gomm
"Being a promoter is terrifying" - Leeds guitar virtuoso Jon Gomm takes on the promoter-role as he brings his 'Leeds Guitar Night' concept to the Brudenell Social Club on July 6th. | 1,944 hits

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