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Feature: Top 10 alternative Christmas songs
Jon Cronshaw's rundown of alternative Seasonal tracks. | 955 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - The Best KIDS Christmas Album in the World Ever, Ever, Ever!
From the beginning of November it's impossible to escape the sounds of Christmas. Whether it's popular hymns played on panpipes or 70's glam smashes, tolerance levels have usually plummeted before December begins. | 296 hits
Its that time again to dig out the christmas EP and this year we offer it for a limited time as a FREE download happy holidays!!!! | 106 hits
News Article: Don't let xfactor get to Christmas No1! Support this!!
Hello all! First of all if you can all cast your minds back to Christmas 2009 you will remember the worldwide facebook/internet campaign that got Rage Againts The Machine's Killing In The Name to Christmas no1 2009. | 411 hits
News Article: Sam Airey appears on Christmas Compilation
The wonderful people at For Folk's Sake have released a charity Christmas record in aid of Kings College cancer research unit. | 383 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - This Christmas
As much as I love Christmas, the thought of hearing Noddy Holder shouting 'IT'S CHRIIIIIISTMAAAAAS!!', one more time, and I think I might just drop kick the radio!! | 502 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - This Christmas
The duo at the centre of probably the best loved musical of all time, Grease, have made a Christmas album (any life-loving person should be rushing to the shops already). | 561 hits
CD Review: Poly Styrene - Black Christmas
This Christmas sees the comeback of 80's punk legend Poly Styrene who collaborates here with her daughter Celeste on a brilliantly alternative festive track. | 643 hits
News Article: Carnabells Christmas Party at The Cockpit, 20th December, in aid of Cancer Research
On the 20th December the Carnabells will be headlining The Cockpit for the 'Carnabells Christmas Show!' By their own admission, they have had 'an ace year so far'. | 280 hits
News Article: The Wind-up Birds announce 'Working Christmas Day' single
Leeds' four-piece The Wind-up Birds have announced the release of 'Working Christmas Day', a download only single that will be available from Monday 28th November. | 228 hits
News Article: Adventure Club Records release a 'Christmas Hits' compilation
Small Leeds/London independent record label Adventure Club Records has released a 'Christmas Hits' compilation featuring bands from the West Yorkshire region. | 430 hits
News Article: Leeds bands come together this Christmas for charity
With the aim of raising valuable funds for local homeless charity Simon on the Streets this winter, Leeds based music-videographers Anthologies, and record label/promoters Hide & Seek have collaborated on an ambitious festive music project unveiled this December. | 616 hits
News Article: The Birthday Kiss free Christmas download
New Leeds band The Birthday Kiss, fronted by Sarah Williams ex of The Research, have recorded a new Christmas song entitled "Sentimental Christmastime". | 171 hits
News Article: Happy Christmas from Leeds Music Scene!
Leeds Music Scene would like to wish all bands, musicians, writers, photographers, venues, promoters, music shops, music fans and everyone involved in making Leeds a very special place.... | 505 hits
News Article: For Scant Applause: A Collection of Christmas-ish Songs Curated by Crow Versus Crow
All proceeds go to Crisis (the national charity for single homeless people). The idea for this project came from a search for a Christmas album that didn't rely on the same old tired (mostly) naff songs that over-saturate the festive period, to the point of vomit induction that the one-man devouring of a 7 bird roast could ever hope to match. | 299 hits
News Article: Micky P Kerr to release 'Credit Crunch Christmas' on Monday
Leeds musician Micky P Kerr will release his new single, 'Credit Crunch Christmas', on Monday, 15th December through the Modern English Records label. | 379 hits
News Article: Happy Christmas from Leeds Music Scene!
It's Christmas Eve and we just wanted to wish all our visitors, writers, promoters and venues, and especially to all of the bands and musicians in Leeds... | 596 hits
News Article: Soul Circus release Christmas single 'Picture Frames'
Leeds homeless charity, St George's Crypt, has teamed up with local indie band, Soul Circus, to release a Christmas single in a bid to raise much-needed funds and to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless over the festive period. | 411 hits
News Article: Ellen and the Escapades set to release a Christmas single
Ellen and the Escapades have announced the release of a Christmas single, set to hit the shops on Monday, 13th December. | 357 hits
News Article: Last Night's TV release Christmas single on 6th December
Leeds/Derby-based indie-folk trio Last Night's TV follow up the autumn release of their album 'Everyone Here Was A Stranger' ("pretty melodies from unexpected angles", 4/5 - Leeds Music Scene) with a standalone Christmas single, 'No Tinsel On The Town Hall'. | 283 hits
News Article: Bridewell Taxis offer fans a double Christmas treat
Leeds-based crowd pullers Bridewell Taxis are set to hand their fans a double Christmas treat. The band will be launching a copy of their new DVD - live at Joseph's Well - on Thursday, 8th December when they play at Pudsey's Bien Venue. | 690 hits
News Article: Liquid Pickles release Christmas charity song
Liquid Pickles, a project including James Smith (Post War Glamour Girls), Grant K. Fennell (Cottonwoolf) and producer Rob Slater (Greenmount Studios), have released a download only Christmas single on Bandcamp. | 220 hits
News Article: redwire Announce Hometown Christmas Show
After completing two UK tours across 38 towns and cities throughout 2012, redwire return to Bradford to perform this home-town Christmas show at one of the first ever venues to book the band! | 176 hits
News Article: Christmas cheer in Hyde Park as the Brudenell Social Club receives a Ł10,000 lottery award
The future of the Brudenell Social Club in Hyde Park looks safer this week after an application for Ł10,000 of lottery money was successful - the grant will be paid on Christmas Day. | 608 hits
Interview: Amycanbe
Joseph Seager managed to ask Italian pop/folk/indie band Amycanbe a few questions, from how their tour of the UK has gone to what they'll be up to this Christmas... | 521 hits
CD Review: Hot Club De Paris - Will You Still Be In Love With Me Next Year?
A little late with this one, a one off Christmas single from Liverpool trio Hot Club De Paris, a band name I always loved but which the music has never lived up to. | 370 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 1st December
Day 1 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011 | 596 hits
News Article: iLiKETRAiNS to release a new EP on November 24th
Later this month, Leeds band iLiKETRAiNS will release their new EP, "The Christmas Tree Ship EP". The limited-edition CD/DVD digipack also includes a short film and a hand-numbered insert. | 330 hits
News Article: Free Download Single
Hoover Dams are excited to announce that Christmas has come early and we are giving away a FREE Track for the WHOLE of the Christmas period Please visit us at Band Camp for an exclusive Hoover Dams track. | 178 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 14th December
Day 14 of LMS's Advent Calendar | 1,150 hits
CD Review: Bird - Falling Like Stars
"Bird's songs occupy similar territory to Dido," say the Daily Telegraph. Oh dear. Thankfully, our favourite right wing broadsheet seem to have missed the point on this one, as Bird (otherwise known as Janie Price)'s latest is thankfully, a really rather beautiful number. | 434 hits
CD Review: Smoke Fairies - Wild Winter
Those of you looking for an alternative Christmas album could do a lot worse than buy Smoke Fairies' latest golden offering to the crib. | 620 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 15th December
Day 15 of LMS's Advent Calendar | 416 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 12th December
Day 12 of LMS's Advent Calendar | 2,152 hits
CD Review: Brett Domino - Hello Mistletoe (Goodbye Cold Snow)
Brett Domino has gathered somewhat of a cult following alongside the all-keyboard band 'The Brett Domino Trio.' It all started with a YouTube video of the band performing Michael Jackson's 'Beat It,' posted in 2008. | 1,480 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 4th December
Day 4 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011 | 428 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 11th December
Day 11 of LMS's Advent Calendar | 590 hits
CD Review: Malcolm Middleton - We're All Going To Die
The epic sound of this song - by the man co-responsible for one of the finest bands of the past 20 years, Arab Strap - has all the ingredients for the perfect number one. | 269 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 5th December
Day 5 of LMS's Advent Calendar | 775 hits
CD Review: Paper Cuts - Born On A Slippery Slope
If any bands were to be related to the late At the Drive-in then Paper Cuts would the immature cousin from across the pond whom the family hate to visit at Christmas as they're the ones who get blind drunk and try to hit on your mother. | 273 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 13th December
Day 13 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011 | 227 hits
News Article: The Blueskins complete work on debut EP and release a new single in February...
The Blueskins start the New Year with a new single and an extensive UK tour. The band, who closed 2003 in fine style with a clutch of dates including an uproarious set at the Eat Your Own Ears Christmas Party in Islington, take to the road in the company of 10,000 Things, The Cribs and Fiery Furnaces through the course of January and February. | 336 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 13th December
Day 13 of LMS's Advent Calendar | 506 hits
CD Review: A - Hi-Fi Serious (with DVD Serious)
Hi-Fi Serious: a constant hi-octane buzz dealt from twelve tracks fired out at warp speed; gloriously unashamed mainstream UK rock, with heavy guitar riffs that emanate from an inherently delightful radio-friendly pop core. | 519 hits
Band Profile: The D4
The D4 were formed in 1998 by Dion Lunadon and Jimmy Christmas at a birthday party. They released 2 albums 6TWENTY and OUT OF MY HEAD both of which went top 20 in their homeland of New Zealand. | 241 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 6th December
Day 6 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011 | 322 hits
CD Review: Damien Rice - Live From The Union Chapel
The third album from Irish songster Damien Rice is a 2003 recording of an intimate gig at the Union Chapel in London. | 682 hits
News Article: New video online now
Hey up everyone just a quick note to let you all know our new video for the track Home is now online. | 124 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 11th December
Day 11 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011 | 408 hits
CD Review: Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody: Party Hits
It's Christmas time again and the exciting sound of Noddy Holder screaming "iiiiit's Chrisssssstmaaaassssssss" can be heard on the radio, in shops and at every pub up and down the country. | 505 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 18th December
Day 18 of LMS's Advent Calendar | 477 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 12th December
Day 12 of LMS's Advent Calendar | 258 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 19th December
Day 19 of LMS's Advent Calendar | 440 hits
Live Review: Night Beds + Oliver Wilde
Night Beds is really Winston Yellen and co. They are here as part of a UK tour in promotion of debut album 'Country Sleep'. | 361 hits
Live Review: Goldie Lookin' Chain + Marvin The Martian
Marvin The Martian is not how I remember. A tall lad with a look of Peter Kay about him and a small guy with a towel rap incoherent pap over a mixture of samples from a kid-like DJ, though you can not make them out. | 1,724 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 7th December
Day 7 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011 | 288 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 9th December
Day 9 of LMS's Advent Calendar | 1,139 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 15th December
Day 15 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011 | 252 hits
News Article: Yellow Stripe Nine release a new single "Trouble With Girls"...
Christmas comes early this year as Yellow Stripe Nine release their second limited edition single: "Trouble With Girls". | 261 hits
News Article: The Cribs release 'Live At the Brudenell Social Club' triple DVD set
December 15th sees the release of the highly anticipated, limited edition triple DVD set from The Cribs. | 670 hits
Interview: Mew
Ben Daure caught up with Bo Madsen from Mew after their recent show at Leeds' Cockpit venue... | 1,616 hits
News Article: The Turnarounds announce new song and promo video
Hello Leeds music scene! Here's one of four tracks we recorded over Christmas 2012, this one is "One More Chance" and a promo video.. | 173 hits
CD Review: Esteban - Just A Girl
Inspired by PLAN UK's 'Because I'm A Girl' campaign, self-styled 'desert-funk' four-piece Esteban release 'Just A Girl.' Billed as the "alternative Christmas single," 'Just A Girl' is a politically-charged, world-music infused, easy-on-the-ears musical meander, with a genuineness that means it's nowhere near as toe-curling as most charity singles. | 360 hits
News Article: 360 Club Xmas gig for Martin House Childrens Hospice.
Leeds based 360 Club which is rapidly becoming one of the UK's most respected live music events, showcases the very best in up and coming acts, whilst also assisting them with music industry advice and guidance, having seen several of its bands feature at Glastonbury, Leeds and Reading festivals this year as well as extensive coverage on BBC Introducing and Radio 1 play list being achieved for one act working with 360 Club's founder Richard Watson, the well respected gig night has had a very exciting year so far. | 478 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 22nd December
Day 22 of LMS's Advent Calendar | 499 hits
News Article: Xi to add more tracks to CD give away
With a few home-town gigs and a tour to come before Christmas, Xi are set to complete their busiest year so far. | 160 hits
Live Review: Dopamine + Gavin Butler + Road To Horizon + Thomas Jenkins
As the small crowd flowed upstairs to the Cockpit Room 3, the festive spirit was in the air, as Dopamine were back together for a one off Xmas show. | 622 hits
News Article: Armley musician hits the digital big-time
Armley singer/songwriter Gavin Mart has been showcased over the Christmas period by Microsoft Media Guide as one of their favourite artists, selected from over 1 million hopefuls. | 598 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 8th December
Day 8 of LMS's Advent Calendar | 614 hits
Band Profile: Station Lane
Leeds based indie/alternative rock band. | 314 hits
CD Review: Bell X1 - Flame
Better than Bono's receding hairline; Bell X1 are Ireland's pop rock supremos and their latest single Flame is no exception. | 363 hits
CD Review: Tunng - Bullets
Here is a thing, this is ace but you should not buy it. Why? Because you would be much better off buying the album which is even better and full of tunes just as good as this one. | 379 hits
News Article: The Asa Hawks release debut EP
Leeds band The Asa Hawks are pleased to announce the release of their debut EP, Roadkiller. The 3-track recording, with added bonus instrumental track, is now available to buy via The Asa Hawks website or at all upcoming gigs. | 241 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 24th December
Day 24 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011 | 1,426 hits
News Article: Winter Warmer
Hello! [doffs christmas cap] On Friday the 2nd December we're going to be having our nearest excuse this year to a christmas party. | 182 hits
CD Review: Codeine Velvet Club - Codeine Velvet Club
What has Jon Lawler, lead singer of The Fratellis been up to of late? I'll tell you ... he's been collaborating with Glaswegian singer-songwriter Lou Hickey. | 489 hits
News Article: The Scaramanga Six recording new album with their latest drummer...
The Scaramanga Six have enlisted the services of a new drummer called Ant, or 'The Ponte-Carlo Kid' as he is widely known. | 240 hits
News Article: Last Gang to release their debut single
Last Gang release their début single "Beat Of Blue" on Monday, 30th October. Self-released the single will be available on limited edition 7" format (500 copies only) and comes backed with B-side "Never Be Alone". | 414 hits
Band Profile: Duvall
Duvall was a musical group with a line-up identical to the Smoking Popes. The drummer, Mike Felumlee quit, the band recorded two EPs, one full length album, and one Christmas album.Then the Smoking Popes got back together. | 103 hits
CD Review: Rent - PS...
Rent look like the band that perform at the annual Christmas dinner for the Association of Young Lawyers. | 328 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 25th December
Day 25 of LMS's Advent Calendar | 703 hits
Live Review: The Diamond Sea + Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles + Claymore Avenue + McCarthy Vigil
It's Christmas at 360 Club and in addition to the customary excellent bands tonight we are greeted by fairy lights and a healthy dose of festive cheer amongst the relatively healthy crowd gathered here, especially considering most of Leeds' student population has cleared off home for the holidays! | 504 hits
News Article: The Soul Circle Gang release video for 'Fresh Fruit'
The Soul Circle Gang have uploaded a new video for their song "Fresh Fruit", which you can watch below. | 206 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 9th December
Day 9 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011 | 301 hits
Band Profile: The Filthy Palms
Nathan - vocals & guitar George - guitar & vocals Liam - bass & vocals Pete - drums We formed in September of 2014 as a 3 piece consisting of Peter, George and Nathan. | 52 hits
Live Review: Kate Rusby
The sheets of dainty fairy lights adorning the pillars of the town hall set the mood perfectly for tonight's (slightly early) Christmas feast. | 316 hits
News Article: Leeds musicians to support fundraising for Ethiopia...
On January 6th 2005, LMUSU will play host to a large fundraising event, to raise money to help the people of Ethiopia. | 273 hits
News Article: Xi to release limited-edition DVD single "Montauk" ...
Leeds rock band Xi have announced that their DVD single "Montauk" will be released at a special show on Saturday, December 10th at Joseph's Well - just in time for Christmas! | 376 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 21st December
Day 21 of LMS's Advent Calendar | 404 hits
News Article: News from Leeds-based zine/club/website Dotdash...
This month there will not be a standard magazine available. Instead, on December 10th the DOTDASH YEARBOOK 2003 will be unleashed on a ravenous and deserving public. | 235 hits
Live Review: Rodney Fisher + Bruno Merz + Happy Red Tractors + David Henshaw + Richard Rowan-Robinson
A Communion virgin until Sunday night, I didn't know what to expect from the once monthly folk event held at The Library, let alone how a Christmas special might unfold. | 1,111 hits
Band Profile: Dancing Mice
Dancing Mice are an Techno Rock / Electro Pop band. Located in Edinburgh UK. They have produced 4 cd albums and 2 singles. | 289 hits
Band Profile: The International Karate Plus
Forming from the ashes of the criminally underlooked Mo-Ho-Bish-O-Pi, The International Karate Plus take the Pavement-Pixies-Dinosaur Jr influenced sound of the former band and twist it up into something special of their own. | 170 hits
Band Profile: Rage Against The Machine
Rage Against the Machine is an American alternative rock band, formed in 1991 in Los Angeles, California. | 220 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 17th December
Day 17 of LMS's Advent Calendar | 426 hits
Band Profile: Ten Benson
One of the U.K.'s stranger hard rock outfits, Ten Benson mixes the raw, basic sound of bands like Black Sabbath, Kiss, and AC/DC with lyrics ranging from the obvious (sex, evil) to the peculiar (robots, consumerism, Christmas). | 174 hits
Band Profile: Jade Helliwell
Singer songwriter | 519 hits
News Article: The new Leeds Arena venue development gets the funding go-ahead
The Leeds Arena, a new 12,500 capacity venue in the heart of Leeds city centre, has today taken a huge step forward as Yorkshire Forward received confirmation that almost Ł10 million of funding it pledged this summer has been given the go ahead by central government. | 909 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 20th December
Day 20 of LMS's Advent Calendar | 464 hits
News Article: COMPETITION: Win exclusive signed artwork and a pair of tickets to see Good Shoes!
London's Good Shoes visit Leeds' Brudenell Social Club on Tuesday 28th November, and here at Leeds Music Scene we have three pairs of tickets and some exclusive signed artwork to win! | 326 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. | 383 hits
CD Review: Decoration - Pine / I Just Froze
Despite the glorious critical response to last year's long playing debut "Don't Disappoint Me Now", Decoration undeservingly remain very much a band worshipped by only a select few. | 370 hits
News Article: Little Big Men to play at Race for Life 10th Anniversary run...
Leeds band, Little Big Men, could be forgiven for thinking all their Christmas's have come at once this Sunday, as 6,000 women in shorts run towards them. | 306 hits
CD Review: Hatebreed - Perseverance
Right, first things first, I hold my hands up and openly admit that I have no love for the style of music touted by Hatebreed. | 422 hits
Live Review: Gogol Bordello + The Hives + Jungle
Being as I am a relentlessly positive individual, I've decided to just ignore anything disappointing, not up to speed or otherwise whingeable, and instead just share with you some things that I thought were ruddy great about this year's Leeds Festival, in the hope that their sheer loveliness will rub off on the readership of LMS. | 307 hits
CD Review: Paul Weller - Flame Out / The Olde Original
Happy Record Store Day everyone! Sorry I'm a bit late but I've been updating my Spotify playlists. I've got one for every genre, including the likes of shoegaze, chillwave (well, Toro Y Moi) and banal mod shit for casuals desperate for it to be the 80s again. | 267 hits
Live Review: Carnabells + St. Somebody + Apollo's Basement + Eskimo Fandango
Eskimo Fandango are first up and sounding a lot more together than the last time I saw them. They belt out a few catchy indie numbers and display great confidence despite a few minor mishaps! | 627 hits
Band Profile: Clayhill
Clayhill are a British 3-piece folk band comprising of long-time Beth Orton collaborators Ali Friend and Ted Barnes, and vocalist Gavin Clarke. | 177 hits
News Article: Oporto to host charity acoustic event
Fun-lovin' music bar Oporto are helping spread some Christmas cheer by hosting a live acoustic evening to help raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. | 356 hits
News Article: The Birthday Kiss release debut 7" single
The début single from The Birthday Kiss - titled "Can You Keep A Secret" / "Worth It" - will be released on April 8th on hazy blue 7" vinyl and digital download through LA-based Death Party Records. | 193 hits
CD Review: Lester Bartlett - Freeky Toady
I'll be the first to admit that there are lots of things in my past that I once called accomplishments and yet the very thought of re-visiting them is enough to make me quietly weep. | 308 hits
Band Profile: As I Fall
George MacDonald Joe Stephenson Charlotte Snowden Jake Pollard As I Fall as it appears now was started just before Christmas 2009 by Guitarist/Vocalist George MacDonald, Guitarist Joe stephenson, Bassist Charlotte Snowden and Drummer Jake Pollard. | 219 hits
Band Profile: Various Artists
Warning! Deleting this artist may remove other artists and scrobbles from your library - please handle with caution! | 158 hits
CD Review: The Concretes - Lay Our Battle Axe Down
If you have yet to experience The Concretes then you can count yourself very lucky, why? Because with this compilation of their early EPs you have the chance to fall in love with them in the way they first intended you to. | 412 hits
CD Review: Millencolin - Ray
Everyone's favourite Swedish pop-punk mavericks launch their latest long-player "Kingswood" with "Ray" being the lead single. | 1,022 hits
Band Profile: Last Night's TV
indie-folk-pop | 1,855 hits
CD Review: Gnarls Barkley - Smiley Faces
Having deleted all-conquering debut single 'Crazy' after a mere nine weeks at number one, Messers Mouse and Green, poised as they were on the brink of a Bryan Adams/Wet Wet Wet-style public hanging, surely now deserve an honorary knighthood or a Buckingham Palace garden party invite at the very least. | 386 hits
Band Profile: Made Out Of Babies
Formed in 2004. As their playfully gruesome name suggests, Made Out Of Babies are not a demure or delicate band, but a vehicle of cathartic assault; as evocative as The Jesus Lizard, as imaginative and impassioned as Björk, as disturbingly frank and unnerving as Big Black, the New York City quartet conjures a wholly unique sense of claustrophobic fury, undermining the listener's sense of order and rationality. | 192 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 2nd December
Day 2 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011. | 408 hits
Band Profile: The Dead 60s
The Dead 60s took the reggae-meets-punk-meets-rock throne that the late great Joe Strummer left behind. | 273 hits
News Article: Leeds Festival 2013 tickets to go on sale this month
In an announcement this week, organisers of the Leeds Festival 2013 have confirmed that tickets for Leeds 2013 will go on sale on Friday 30th November. | 1,135 hits
Interview: Amy Studt
Leeds Music Scene spoke to Amy Studt in the first few months of 2008. A year on, they caught up again to discuss developments, club scenes and her album. | 834 hits
News Article: Paul Thomas Saunders announces new EP
Paul Thomas Saunders has this week announced the release of a new EP via RT60. Titled 'Descartes Highlands' the EP will be released on Monday 30th April. | 416 hits
Band Profile: David Bazan
David Bazan (born January 1976) is an indie rock singer/songwriter from Edmonds, Washington. Bazan (pronounced "buh-zahn") was the lead singer and creative force behind the now-defunct band Pedro the Lion and was the lead singer of HEADPHONES, a band he formed out of his interest in synthesizers. | 200 hits
Band Profile: The Remains
In 1964, they took Boston by surprise. The line of fans stretching from Kenmore Square to Fenway Park meant only one thing: It was "Remains Night" at The Rathskeller. | 158 hits
News Article: Nine Volt Heart announce 'The Miracle Kids' album release
The wait (for us) is finally over. We said we'd release it last summer, then it was Christmas, then it was new years - it's taken SO long to organise (and finish), but here it is... | 181 hits
CD Review: This Et Al - Untitled
Futuresound winners This Et Al are button pushers! You can just bet that A&R eyes light up like a Christmas tree when they hear this. | 1,032 hits
Feature: LMS Advent Calendar 2011
LMS Advent Calendar 2011 | 994 hits
CD Review: Pete and the Pirates - Half Moon Street
"Half Moon Street" marks a moving conclusion to second LP "One Thousand Pictures". It's a forlorn saga of wiry guitars and romantically glowering lyrics. | 413 hits
Feature: LMS Advent Calendar 2010
LMS Advent Calendar 2010 | 2,496 hits
Interview: Japanese Voyeurs
Ahead of their UK tour with Young Guns and The Swellers, Jessica Thornsby caught up with London-based quintet, Japanese Voyeurs. | 1,736 hits
CD Review: Diamond Rugs - Diamond Rugs
For their eponymous début Diamond Rugs, six different guys from five different bands come together to make one hell of a record. | 292 hits
Band Profile: Stagecoach
Stagecoach melt faces at fifty paces with junk-pop juggernauts about pizzas, chess leagues, and Buffy. | 319 hits
News Article: Leeds Festival 2013 line up to be announced on Thursday 29th November
Festival organisers have confirmed today that the initial lineup for Leeds 2013 will be announced on Thursday 29th November at midday. | 5,020 hits
Interview: Darwin Deez
LMS gets the low-down on the New Yorker, Darwin Deez, who's causing quite the electro storm. | 932 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 17th December
Day 17 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011 | 381 hits
Band Profile: Girls Aloud
Girls Aloud is a critically acclaimed British girl group comprising of Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh and Sarah Harding. | 380 hits
CD Review: Puscha - Show Me What Love Is
Too excitable too soon, my young boys. Puscha's (albeit high-energy thrashing-at-the-bit heavy-breathing) second single gets all hot and bothered before it has anything to show for itself. | 612 hits
News Article: The Birthday Kiss present their debut release
Leeds band The Birthday Kiss present their debut release 'Choking'; a free digital download this Valentine's Day, Tuesday 14th February 2012. | 203 hits
Live Review: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club + Brian Jonestown Massacre
So then ladies and gents lets go back a couple of years when Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the Strokes and the White Stripes were unleashed on us surrounded by a haze of media frenzy and unadulterated cool. | 632 hits
CD Review: Subtle - A New White
Subtle are a 6 piece collective from San Francisco and are formed around two core members known as Doseone (one of the founding members of hip-hop label Anticon) and Jel. | 528 hits
News Article: Uglyman Music Moves To Leeds
Manchester indie label Uglyman Music, original home to Elbow and I Am Kloot, has opened a Leeds office. | 328 hits
Band Profile: The Faith Healers
Th' Faith Healers began life as a punk cover band in which Ben played drums and Tom on guitar. Settling on The Faith Healers as a suitable moniker, they were soon making drunken fools of themselves at every available opportunity. | 146 hits
Band Profile: Reuben
'Look like tramps, sound like Kings'... This sums up UK three-piece post-hardcore band to a tee. Citing their influences as Vitriolid, period; they formed in 1998. | 554 hits
Live Review: Make Model
With a name like Make Model it reminds me of a time before cybernetting and interblogging; an innocent time when opening one's Christmas or birthday presents was a joy to behold. | 488 hits
CD Review: Adjágas - Mun Ja Mun
Adjágas is the Sami word for the mental state between waking and sleeping. Fuck knows what 'mun ja mun' means though... | 309 hits
Interview: Bridewell Taxis
It's official. The Bridewell Taxis are proving to be the hottest ticket in Leeds. After selling out their re-union gig at Joseph's Well in October in the space of 48 hours, tickets were again snapped up in double-quick time for their appearance at Pudsey's Bien Venue on Thursday December 8th. Pre-ordered sales were in three figures and tickets to see the re-formed band are like the proverbial gold dust. | 1,701 hits
News Article: COMPETITION: Win a copy of the Xi DVD "Montauk"
LMS is hosting a competition to win a free "special edition" copy of Xi's recently released DVD "Montauk". | 372 hits
Band Profile: Malcolm Middleton
Malcolm Middleton is a singer/songwriter, best known for being one half of Scottish band Arab Strap. In 2002, while in between Arab Strap albums, both he and bandmate Aidan Moffat pursued different solo projects, Moffat's being the ambient Lucky Pierre. | 249 hits
Interview: Goldie Lookin' Chain
Holden DeForge is invited aboard the Goldie Lookin' Chain tour bus to talk to Two Hats and Roscoe P about their current tour, leisurewear and mums with cocks... | 3,015 hits
CD Review: Carl Barat - Death Fires
I have to confess, this might be a biased review. This is due to one fact, The Libertines are my favourite band of all time. | 729 hits
Band Profile: The Auteurs
Unfairly dismissed as the egotrip of acclaimed songwriter Luke Haines, The Auteurs were one of the unsung bands of the mid-nineties britpop movement. | 147 hits
Live Review: Kate Rusby
Go to a folk gig... what is that about? Well, I've been into Kate Rusby's music since I got her excellent album "10" as a present from a discerning music lover. | 297 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 16th December
Day 16 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011 | 299 hits
CD Review: Prime Mover - Cabbages and Kings
Now then chaps and chapettes, how do you like your bass? Hidden away murmuring nicely in the background, contributing nicely to the overall convivial atmosphere but at a comfortable level where it can be safely ignored, rather like an elderly family member at a Christmas shindig? | 315 hits
CD Review: Nex - s/t
It was some time around Christmas 2003 if I remember rightly. I was at a festive gig at the Royal Park Cellars to see Robochrist, Xi and the Sisters of Murphy. | 577 hits
Band Profile: Saosin
Saosin is a post-hardcore band from Newport Beach, California, USA who originally formed during 2003 and partly consists of former members of the band Open Hand. | 365 hits
Band Profile: Rose Kemp
Rose Kemp (*11 December 1984) is an English singer and guitarist from Carlisle. Her roots are in folk music. | 537 hits
Band Profile: Telegramme télégramme are Andrew Hurley, Christopher Jones, Danny Law and Faye Elizabeth Smith. | 150 hits
Live Review: The Blackout
The Cockpit in Leeds is my favourite venue to see live bands. It is an intimate place (these meaning close and sweaty bodies) and has given me the best memories over the years. | 351 hits
Live Review: A Silver Mt. Zion + Little Wings
It's sold out tonight at this tiny venue, which comes as a pleasant surprise considering these bands get very little coverage this side off the Atlantic and tonight's gig kicks of with Little Wings. | 917 hits
Live Review: Phluid + Catylyst + Flipside
Given the amount of hype openers FLIPSIDE give themselves, I could be forgiven for thinking I'd walked into the wrong venue had it not been for the stately John Keenan on the door. | 301 hits
Band Profile: Pedro The Lion
Pedro the Lion was an indie rock band from Seattle, Washington, comprising David Bazan and TW Walsh. | 148 hits
News Article: Royal Park Cellars announce Xmas Xtravaganza show...
Panama Promotions have announced a special show to mark the end of their Autumn 2003 season at The Royal Park Cellars featuring no fewer than six acts from Leeds' and West Yorkshire's rock fraternity - and from farther afield - who will take to the stage in a single evening performance from 8pm to Midnight on Saturday 20th December. | 257 hits
Band Profile: AM
AM is an indie rock band formed in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silverlake, California . New Album Future Sons & Daughters was produced by Charles Newman (Magnetic Fields). | 165 hits
Band Profile: The Maine
Graduating from high school early is nothing for a band when you have already graduated from the school of rock with honors. | 288 hits
CD Review: Ash - Tokyo Blitz
I have to admit that it's been almost six years since I last saw Ash live, since which they've been through the nightmare situation of trying to introduce a DJ to their live show as well as the successful introduction of second guitarist Charlotte Hatherley. | 475 hits
News Article: Riff-mass Party down at The Key Club
The people who brought you Yorkshire Riffer and 'kin Hell Fest amongst other things are hosting their 'Riffer-mass' party down at the recently opened Key Club, previous home to The Subculture / Bassment / Beat Bar. | 157 hits
Live Review: Little Japanese Toy + Storyville
Life Bar is a hollowed-out cavern of swank, devoid of an audience, save a handful of people, and obviously not accustomed to its new guise as a platform for Leeds' thriving music scene. | 273 hits
Interview: Downfall
Downfall - those long-serving purveyors of rock speak to Andy Roberts on the hiatus surrounding their latest release, perfectionism and The Music... | 459 hits
Band Profile: The Atoms
1) The Atoms ARE a punk band in Derby, UK formed in 2000 and have a split ep with the Griswalds coming out verry soon and there second album "Surf Derby" coming out on Knowhere records by Christmas. | 405 hits
CD Review: David's Lyre - Picture of Our Youth
Having tantalised fans with the 'In Arms' EP, the latest effort from David's Lyre, 'Picture Of Our Youth' is a confident and beautiful debut. | 413 hits
Live Review: Tom Gee + Hunting Bears + Tom Bradley
Tom Bradley rocks up, takes straight to the stage, and within seconds is in full flow of his swaying reggae pop. | 618 hits
CD Review: Jim Noir - Eanie Meany
Having heard a truckload of overtly and comically favourable comments about Mr. Jim Noir recently, I was as pleased as an affluent drunk in a Bargain Booze to find that this EP had dropped through my letterbox on Christmas Eve. | 1,092 hits
Band Profile: Kill All Enemies
Kill All Enemies was originally formed by Matt - Guitar/Lead Vocals, Auste - Lead Guitar, Calvin - Drums and Pete - Bass/Backing Vocals but due to musical differences and personal issues Calvin and Pete left Kill All Enemies, leaving Matt and Auste with no Bass or Drums. | 277 hits
CD Review: Do Me Bad Things - Time for Deliverance
Okay so I'm heading into this review with a kinda biased viewpoint of the band to begin with after seeing their piss poor performance at the Reading festival this year. | 580 hits
Band Profile: Gold Blade
Led by music journalist and ex-Membranes frontman John Robb, Goldblade are a punk band that incorporate ska, rockabilly and other different musical style into their music. | 381 hits
CD Review: Mew - Apocalypso
I wasn't going to write about this single; I was going to just sit quietly and indulge in its creamy, glacial atmosphere like one might with, say, a Magnum or a (po) Calypso (har har! | 1,105 hits
Band Profile: Son Of Dave
Former Crash Test Dummies guitarist/mandolin player Benjamin Darvill is Son of Dave. He brings the Blues kicking and howling into the 21st Century without thievery or pretension, creating sweet Devil music with just his bare lips and hands. | 266 hits
Live Review: The Sunshine Underground
Well, today was a wonderful day. Vinyl was bought, satisfying and exhilarating decision was made to quit godawful job, gig was attended. | 1,418 hits
CD Review: Rico - Violent Silences
"Rico sounds like the bastard child of Tom Waits and Kurt Cobain" - Q Magazine. You gotta love Q, once the epitome of cool, now an absolute joke. | 875 hits
Band Profile: Never Shout Never
Never Shout Never is the alias of American acoustic pop musician, Christofer Drew Ingle. Drew showed the world that with the help of MySpace and great word of mouth, anyone with worthwhile work ethic and talent can start a monumental snowball effect towards success. | 179 hits
Live Review: Of Montreal + The Rollercoaster Project
With the joyless chore of the Christmas shopping rush just a fortnight away, prepare yourself for the inevitable inaccuracies of every glossy music publication's conveniently-timed 'Best of 2005' lists, (it being an historical fact that record companies only release Greatest Hits packages in December). | 794 hits
Band Profile: Anberlin
Anberlin was formed in 2002 in Winter Haven, FL, USA. Their debut album, Blueprints For The Black Market, was quite successful. | 207 hits
Live Review: (Spunge) + Farse + Spankboy
Leeds is quiet tonight; most of the local bars are empty, probably due to the appalling Leeds weather. | 492 hits
CD Review: Medium 21 - Killings from the Dial
It just gets tougher doesn't it? An album that would have been shockingly good three years ago is merely good at today's prices. | 388 hits
Band Profile: Chimaira
Chimaira (pronounced /ka??m??r?/) is an American metal band from Cleveland, Ohio, formed in 1998. The band is a notable member of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal. | 838 hits
Live Review: Stiff Little Fingers
Stiff Little Fingers in Holmfirth? The sound of tinkling tea cups shattered by Belfast power chords? Mohicans mixing with the blue rinse brigade? | 575 hits
Interview: From Autumn To Ashes
Daniel Powell talks with Long Island post-hardcore band From Autumn To Ashes when they play as part of Live At Leeds 2007 | 4,970 hits
CD Review: Guided * - Little Light
So how does this work? Out of nowhere, a lo-fi, home recorded CD goes on the stereo after a hard day. | 314 hits
Band Profile: She's Not Dead
Band from West and North Yorkshire, with critical aclaim for both thier first EP and thier long-player in 2005, the talent of this band is boundless, expect expert piano and guitar parts with cutting bass and drum sections | 848 hits
Band Profile: The Feeling
The Feeling is a five piece indie/pop band from Horsham, Sussex, and London in England, attempting to make easy-listening hip. | 6,281 hits
Live Review: Morassi + Chevron + Mozo
Ah, Players. The Landlord looks grumpy, the beer is rubbish, and it's full of teenage nu-metal fans. I don't know where else you'd want to be on a Friday night, especially when there are bands on... | 289 hits
Band Profile: Thirteen:13
Thirteen:13 were a British alternative rock band formed in 1999 from the ashes of Catch. Quickly signed to Polydor, the bands original line-up consisted of songwriters Wayne Murray (vocals and guitar) and Toby MacFarlaine (bass and vocals) with Ben Etchells (lead guitar) and Martin Carling (drums). | 253 hits
Band Profile: Kurtis Blow
Curtis "Kurtis Blow" Walker, (born on August 9, 1959, in Harlem, New York) is one of the pioneer rappers in the recording industry, and hip hop's first mainstream star. | 158 hits
News Article: Witch Hunt announce release of new single
'Crawl' is the second single from Witch Hunt, the Leeds based duo of Louisa Osborn and Chris Mulligan, and is another spark of the black magic that has seen them much talked about on the thriving West Yorkshire music scene. | 249 hits
CD Review: Yonderboy - Untitled
For a band that describes themselves as 'Italian Pop / Dutch Pop / Chinese Pop' I was somewhat anxious of the audio content of Yonderboy's demo. | 453 hits
Interview: All My Friends Are Dead
Gavin Miller speaks with Leeds' newest post-rock prodigies All My Friends Are Dead | 1,650 hits
Band Profile: The Cribs
indie rock | 14,738 hits
Live Review: Zebrahead + MC Lars + Orange
It's a testament to Zebrahead's popularity that tonight's gig-attendees are willing to queue up in this weather. | 574 hits
Live Review: Micachu + The Invisible
The dumbbell shaped space that is Nation of Shopkeepers, with two bulbous circular seating areas at either end of a long central bar, is not the kind of venue that you'd automatically think would be great for gigs. | 564 hits
Interview: Wet Nuns
James Elson catches up with Wet Nuns. | 498 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Junction 47
This double CD is an awesome achievement. It is truly good stuff. By all reckoning, 18 different bands from one part of the country should make a complete pudding of an album. | 302 hits
Live Review: Hatch + Aeon
A Friday night running up to the New Year and a last minute decision, and a very kind offer of a lift from Steve Kind, sees me travelling out to Woodkirk Country Club, former home to Strychnine Lounge gigs. | 335 hits
Band Profile: Secret Sirens
Narelle Frances Andrew Siron Additional Secret Sirens include the live band members: Natasha Williams (Keys & backing vocals) Stu Turner (Guitar & backing vocals) Michael Crawford (Bass) Secret Sirens is a Pop music project created by singer/songwriter/keyboardist Narelle Frances and multi-instrumentalist and music visionary Andrew Siron. | 680 hits
Interview: Jarcrew
Whiskas caught up with Jarcrew on their tour with Million Dead ... | 470 hits
CD Review: Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew - From The Seas To The Streets
Look beyond their pirate-themed lyrics, and Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew actually bear a frightening resemblance to Goldie Lookin Chain. | 951 hits
Interview: Canterbury
Mike Sparks skateboards up to me, shakes my hand and smiles, while Scott Peters smiles widely and puts out his hand. Two lads from Canterbury, both extremely happy to be on tour with The Blackout, sit down for a chat. | 361 hits
Live Review: Dead Peter + Steer + James Skinner
Town. Okay. Everyone knows where town is right? That's a good place to start. Now, make your way up to Park Row. | 673 hits
Band Profile: Thunder
Thunder were a five piece hard rock band from United Kingdom who formed in 1989, after singer Danny Bowes, guitarist Luke Morley and drummer Gary 'Harry' James left the band, Terraplane. | 270 hits
Interview: Terrorvision
Victoria Holdsworth talks to Terrorvision's Tony Wright in Sheffield during the band's 2007 tour | 2,003 hits
Band Profile: The Darkness
There are currently at least 11 (eleven) bands with this name, the most famous of which would be the Hard Rock band from the United Kingdom. | 346 hits
Live Review: Bridewell Taxis
The second coming of Bridewell Taxis was given the official seal of approval by fans after a barnstorming set at Pudsey's Bien Venue. | 923 hits
Interview: Liam Frost
Three years after releasing his debut album, 'Show Me How the Spectres Dance' to critical success, Liam Frost has returned with 'We Ain't Got No Money, Honey, But We Got Rain', an album dominated by love songs, released late 2009. | 614 hits
Band Profile: Glasvegas
Glasvegas are an alternative/shoegazing band which formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 2003, the band is composed of James Allan (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rab Allan (lead guitar), Paul Donoghue (bass guitar) and Jonna Löfgren (drums). | 656 hits
Band Profile: Do Me Bad Things
Do Me Bad Things were a nine-piece blues/rock/soul/metal band from Croydon, London who broke up in January 2006. | 237 hits
Live Review: Edd Saffell + We Were Frontiers + Black Boat + Fran Minney
January might traditionally be a quiet time of recovery from Christmas and New Year exertions but clearly the 360 Club pays this truism no heed, for tonight the weekly session at The Library is back in full swing with an impressive four band bill. | 738 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 24th December
Day 24 of LMS's Advent Calendar | 554 hits
Band Profile: Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding (born Elena Jane Goulding on 30 December 1986) is an English singer-songwriter. Born in Hereford, she grew up in Kington, Herefordshire and currently lives in London, England According to Starry Eyed Songfacts, after attending the University of Kent studying drama for a couple of years, Ellie moved to West London for the purpose of developing her songs and music career. | 998 hits
Band Profile: Valient Thorr
Valient Thorr is a band whose Venusian spacecraft landed in Greenville, North Carolina, USA, forming in 2001. | 158 hits
Feature: Bad Owl Presents - Gig Listing
Stewart from Bad Owl Presents tells us about his next few gigs and why you should go! | 600 hits
Band Profile: Sparrow and the Workshop
Sparrow and the Workshop are a three-piece based in Glasgow consisting of Belfast-born, Chicago-raised Jill O'Sullivan (vocals, acoustic guitar), Welshman Nick Packer (guitar, bass, basstard) and Scotsman Gregor Donaldson (drums, vocals). | 109 hits
CD Review: Dan Mangan - Oh Fortune
There's something about the imminence of the annual season of overeating and overspending that seems to make days and weeks fly by at a phenomenal rate. | 605 hits
Band Profile: GoodBooks
GoodBooks was an English indie rock band originating from Sevenoaks, Kent. They first received media attention upon releasing their self-published EP Valves and Robots in June 2005. | 269 hits
Interview: The Pipettes
LMS catches up with The Pipettes to discuss their new line up and new sound for 2010 | 878 hits
Live Review: Martha Wainwright + Yellow Stripe Nine
"Please excuse us, it's very hot in these cravats" winks Yellow Stripe Nine's quirky keyboardist with a cheeky smile pinned haphazardly across his malleable face, tongue firmly slotted into cheek, twinkly eyes joking merrily along with all this talk of decadence, sleaze and spotless white spats. | 671 hits
Interview: The Raveonettes
Cathy Simpson talks with Sharin Foo of The Raveonettes ... | 4,640 hits
CD Review: Cats and Cats and Cats - Motherwhale
When I first saw Cats and Cats and Cats live 3 years ago supporting Forward, Russia at The Cockpit I knew I'd found a band that I was going to love for life, I bought everything that they had brought out and have done to this day, so when the opportunity arose to review their latest release I jumped at the chance, and was not disappointed. | 323 hits
Live Review: Fleet Foxes
If you thought Fleet Foxes were living in a bucolic time warp the backdrop cast by an overhead projector at the start of the night would have done little to change your mind. | 417 hits
Band Profile: Hawkwind
Hawkwind is an English rock band and one of the earliest space rock groups. The band was formed by ex-busker and blues man Dave Brock in Ladbroke Grove, England, who intended to marry simple three-chord rock with experimental electronic music. | 895 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. | 586 hits
Live Review: The Distillers + The Icarus Line + Eagles of Death Metal
It was cold, it was raining and I had to queue up for like half an hour to get in... but to be honest that's the only real negative of the night; well there is another but I'll get on to that soon enough... | 1,039 hits
Band Profile: The Hazey Janes
The Hazey Janes are: - Liam Brennan: Drums & Backing Vocals Alice Marra: Vocals & Acoustic Guitar Matthew Marra: Bass Andrew Mitchell: Lead Vocals & Guitar The band were formed in Dundee, Scotland in 1999. | 371 hits
Live Review: The Maccabees + The Hair
The Hair make me want to do reasonably mucky things to people. I think. I'm not sure. Either that or maybe find a partner to relive certain aspects of 'Dirty Dancing' with right there and then on the shiny wooden floorboards of The Faversham, except we'd incorporate more modern and perhaps more subtle dance moves whilst substituting those items of footwear now relegated to the depths of a chiropodist's hell with slightly more comfortable shoes. | 1,558 hits
Band Profile: The Brute Chorus
The Brute Chorus have been combining garage, blues and folk music with a scatology of Biblical stories, nursery rhymes and fairy tales since 2008. | 240 hits
Interview: Mama Scuba
Dave Sugden asks about their new record label and forthcoming single release | 428 hits
Interview: Shy Child
Shy Child's rider consisted of beer, salsa and loads of meat. Proscuitto specifically, I think. I remember congratulating them on this selection of goods, although felt slightly on edge about the meat being left out in the heat for too long. After such small talk about meat, British supermarkets and why LCD Soundsystem are cool, I decided it was around about time start asking some proper questions, with the odd Elton John reference thrown in for luck... | 478 hits
Interview: Tim Pare
Charlotte Oxnard caught up with Sheffield singer songerwriter at the Faversham in Leeds | 892 hits
CD Review: Guided by Voices - Human Amusement at Hourly Rates
I'd heard Guided By Voices albums are notoriously erratic with songwriter Robert Pollard obviously missing a prominent branch of musicians philosophy best personified by Creedance Clear Water Revivals John Fogerty: "It doesn't make it mo' betta when you add mo' junk". | 477 hits
Band Profile: Chilli
rock folk | 488 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - This Is The New (art/goes/pop sampler)
I love art/goes/pop: they found me when they went looking and proceed to send me top quality compact discs like this little gem which compiles some of their glorious little upstarts onto one disc. | 684 hits
Interview: The Cast of Cheers
Last Wednesday, 29th February I was lucky enough to catch up with Cast of Cheers, four very charming and down to earth Irish lads. Greeted by smiles and handshakes the band introduced themselves before settling down in the upstairs backstage at the Cockpit. We chatted about their upcoming first European tour, living together and random music choices. All very different characters it became clear later on in the gig how they manage to successfully mix different genres of music together. | 682 hits
Band Profile: Hyro da Hero
Hyro da Hero doesn't have to front. The Houston-born, Los Angeles-based rapper has a vision for music. | 164 hits
Band Profile: Plants and Animals
Plants and Animals are a Canadian indie-rock band from Montreal, composed of guitarist-vocalists Warren Spicer and Nic Basque, and drummer-vocalist Matthew 'the Woodman' Woodley. | 178 hits
Interview: Kyte
Leeds Music Scene caught up with Nick, the lead singer of Kyte, for a bit of a chinwag. | 877 hits
Band Profile: Frightened Rabbit
Frightened Rabbit are an indie rock band which formed in 2003 in Glasgow, Scotland. The band currently consists of Scott Hutchison (vocals, guitar), Billy Kennedy (guitar, keyboards), Grant Hutchison (drums, vocals), Andy Monaghan (guitar, keyboards) and Gordon Skene (guitar, keyboards). | 544 hits
Interview: The Blackout
I interviewed Bob, the guitarist and Snoz, the drummer from The Blackout, in November on their UK tour, to see what was going on for them, how was their 2011, what was next for the band after they'd conquered the UK this year. | 883 hits
Live Review: Johnny Foreigner + Runaround Kids + Penguin
I'm always a bit behind, 'cos I like to sit in my room, playing my guitar or my star wars computer games and taking absolutely no notice of popular culture. | 742 hits
Band Profile: Saxon
Saxon is a british heavy metal band, formed in Barnsley, England in 1976. As pioneers of, and at the forefront of the then new wave of british heavy metal the band enjoyed a period of prominence in the UK (including popular chart success) and Europe in the early 1980s, and later the USA and Japan. | 271 hits
Interview: Beat Route 62
Dave Sugden gets five minutes with Beat Route 62 in the Cockpit dressing room | 478 hits
Band Profile: IV Thieves
"They'll be one of the biggest bands in Britain. They're pretty special, man..." - Noel Gallagher, Oasis If We Can't Escape My Pretty is the startling debut by the gang that was originally spearheaded by vocalist extraordinaire, Nic Armstrong (then billed as Nic Armstrong & The Thieves). | 204 hits
Band Profile: Sufjan Stevens
Sufjan Stevens (pronounced "SOOF-yan"; born July 1, 1975) is an American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Petoskey, Michigan. | 200 hits
Band Profile: Low
Low is an american alternative group from Duluth, Minnesota. The group was formed in 1993, by Alan Sparhawk (guitar and vocals), Mimi Parker (drums and vocals) and original bassist John Nichols (bass guitar). | 332 hits
CD Review: Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better
That's right folks, the notoriously troublesome second album is due, you've used all your best tunes on the first one and back home everybody else has re-hashed them behind your back while you've been busy conquering North America. | 548 hits
Live Review: The Long Ryders + Gregg Trooper + The Prowlers
I thought I saw some diplomat hawking secret plans in the park I thought I saw my President walking through Harlem late after dark In a world of love where they burn like Nero You write them a check and you then add zero ... | 1,965 hits
Band Profile: Spearmint
Spearmint is a London-based indie pop band, founded in 1995 from the ashes of a project called 'Laverne and Shirlie'. | 307 hits
Live Review: Ols Moore And The Gypsy Dogs + Tag-Team Preacher + Miranda Versus The Crok + Ryan ROCKiT
Well, the weather outside is certainly frightful. But the mood in The Library is delightful (Did I really just type that?) Anyway, it's Christmas time, it's the last 360 Club of the year, and it looks set to be a cracker (pun most definitely intended). | 763 hits
Band Profile: Alias
There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Alias, born in Portland, Maine to a jazz drummer and a church organist, grew up in a suburb called Hollis and played drums in his high school band. | 201 hits
Live Review: To Kill A King + Alex Vargus
To Kill A King were, without a doubt, my favourite 'find' of last year. I am also proud to say that they are initially borne out of our very own Yorkshire soil, with the majority of the band meeting at Leeds University. | 428 hits
Band Profile: Silverstein
Silverstein is a 5-piece post-hardcore band from Burlington, Ontario, Canada; formed in 2000. The band name was taken from the famous children's author Shel Silverstein. | 455 hits
Interview: 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. | 927 hits
Band Profile: Pure Reason Revolution
Pure Reason Revolution formed at the University of Westminster, United Kingdom, in 2003. Their music incorporates elements of progressive rock, grunge rock and electro, with its vocal harmonies reflecting those of The Beach Boys. | 714 hits
Interview: Defend Moscow
Leeds Music Scene had a chat with guitarist Dave Fawbert from Defend Moscow | 740 hits
Interview: Fyfe Dangerfield
LMS caught up with Fyfe Dangerfield, Guillemots' frontman, before his support slot for Corinne Bailey Rae at Leeds Met. | 851 hits
Interview: Blue Sky Project
Maria Pinto-Fernandes speaks with Leeds band Blue Sky Project on the eve of the release of their 'Fenestrae' EP | 1,452 hits
Live Review: British Sea Power
It's hard to think of a more English band than British Sea Power. And for English read eccentric. The merch stall at Leeds Met gives it away in buckets and spades. | 656 hits
Band Profile: The Holloways
The Holloways were an indie rock band which formed in London, England in 2004. The band's final line-up consisted of David "Alfie" Jackson (vocals, guitar), Bryn Fowler (bass) and Edwin Harris (drums). | 1,255 hits
Interview: The Plight
Joseph Seager caught up with Alistair Mancrief, lead singer of The Plight as they prepare to release their album. | 684 hits
Band Profile: Kill Hannah
Kill Hannah is an Electronic Rock / Alternative band from Chicago, Illinois, currently signed to Original Signal. | 354 hits
Band Profile: Chicks
There are at least two bands with the name Chicks: 1. Chicks was a band from Brisbane in Australia formed in the mid 1970s, originally called Chicks Incorporated. | 540 hits
Interview: Detroit Social Club
Joseph Seager spoke to Dave Burn, frontman of Detroit Social Club. | 1,032 hits
Band Profile: Weezer
Weezer is an American alternative rock band. Formed in 1992, they have released eight full length albums, six EPs, and a DVD. | 439 hits
Live Review: Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL
As Prince plays for the third time in the UK this year, playing two consecutive shows at London's Roundhouse on June 4th, it seems appropriate to take a look back at his stunning performance in Leeds on the 23rd May at Leeds Arena. | 615 hits
Band Profile: Imogen Heap
Imogen Heap (born December 9, 1977) is a British singer-songwriter / electronica artist from Romford, Essex, England. | 6,240 hits
CD Review: Suede - Live at Leeds 26.10.13
Earlier this year, two of the finest acts the British music scene has ever known unleashed two of the best albums of the year. | 519 hits
Band Profile: Madness
1) Madness are a pop/ska band from Camden Town, London, England that formed in 1976. As of 2007, the band has continued to perform with their most recognised lineup of seven members, although it's varied slightly over the years. | 153 hits
CD Review: Cradle of Filth - Darkly, Darkly Venus Aversa
A brief intro before I launch into this one. I own Cradle of Filth albums, I have three in my collection, and although they are dusty, they are still hanging in there, like the skin tags you just never get around to removing. | 4,568 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - DTTR: Something I Learned Today
After 'What Everyone Wants' comes what everyone really wants - the new long player from Leeds' most vibrant and diverse label of the moment; Dance To The Radio. | 727 hits
Band Profile: The Killers
The Killers are a rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, formed in 2001 and consist of Brandon Flowers (vocals, keyboards), Dave Keuning (guitar, backing vocals), Mark Stoermer (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. | 750 hits
Live Review: Smoke Fairies + Rasputina
If proof were needed that the special relationship between the UK and the US is alive and kicking a trip to Leeds College of Music would have put your mind at rest. | 506 hits
Band Profile: Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Godspeed You! Black Emperor (formerly punctuated Godspeed You Black Emperor! and abbreviated to GY!BE, GYBE, or just Godspeed) are a Canadian band based in Montreal, Quebec. | 263 hits
Band Profile: Uiscedwr
From the moment a Welsh fiddle player/singer Anna Esslemont met an Irish bodhran virtuoso Cormac Byrne late one strange, magical night when both were students in Manchester in 2002 and they resolved to make sweet music together, their rise was instant and spectacular. | 296 hits
Band Profile: Ray LaMontagne
Ray LaMontagne (born June 18, 1973) is a folk singer-songwriter currently living in Wilton, Maine. He is currently the lead singer of Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs After hearing a Stephen Stills song, Treetop Flyer, he decided to quit his job and pursue a career in music. | 401 hits
Interview: Red Stars Parade
Red Stars Parade: a refreshingly piquant slice dropped into Leeds' musical soft drink | 1,466 hits
Band Profile: Stiff Little Fingers
Stiff Little Fingers are a punk band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, formed in 1977. They started out as a schoolboy band called Highway Star (named after the Deep Purple song), doing rock covers, until they discovered punk. | 735 hits
Interview: Doll & The Kicks
Steve Wright interviewed Doll on Friday October 30th, the day after the band had played at Leeds Academy | 1,068 hits
Band Profile: Olivia Newton-John
Born in Cambridge, England in1948, the youngest child of Professor Brin Newton-John and Irene, daughter of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Max Born, Olivia moved to Melbourne, Australia with her family when she was five. | 115 hits
Band Profile: Coldplay
Coldplay is a British alternative rock band, formed in London, United Kingdom in 1997. The band comprises vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, and drummer Will Champion. | 313 hits
CD Review: The Scaramanga Six - Cabin Fever
"Glad you all could join me, on another pointless journey".  So begins the 2nd album proper of Wrath's finest premium export The Scaramanga Six. | 693 hits
Band Profile: The Dears
The Dears is an indie rock band which formed in 1995 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The band consists of Murray Lightburn (vocals, guitar), Natalia Yanchak (vocals, keyboards), Jason Kent (guitar, vocals), Christopher McCarron (guitar), Rob Benvie (bass), Laura Willis (keyboards, vocals) and Yann Geoffroy (drums). | 349 hits

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