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CD Review: Sia - Clap Your Hands
The lead single from Sia's forthcoming 'We Are Born' album, is nothing if not obvious. Imagine a snappy pop song with a brisk, electro backbone and an electro-pop chorus where Sia warbles "clap your hands!" in her distinctive, quivering drawl against the sound of someone doing just that.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12816/ | 407 hits
Live Review: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Straddling a Yamaha DX7 and clutching a handful of Talking Heads records, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have surfed across the pond atop a foaming wave of transatlantic synth-pop hyperbole.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6073/ | 466 hits
CD Review: Hands & Fingers - Untitled
What are Hands & Fingers like? ... very much like a blend of Air (up beat simplistic ambient electronica) and Boards Of Canada (dark ambient electronica).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6122/ | 565 hits
CD Review: Sometree - Hands and Arrows
This is the first single release from the Dance to the Radio label that doesn't feature a Leeds artist.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8061/ | 405 hits
Band Profile: Actress Hands
We do not have a biography for Actress Hands
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8329/ | 213 hits
Band Profile: Jazz Hands
We do not have a biography for Jazz Hands.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18726/ | 104 hits
Band Profile: Bear Hands
We do not have a biography for Bear Hands
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10855/ | 372 hits
Band Profile: Broken Hands
We do not have a biography for Broken Hands.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18653/ | 133 hits
Band Profile: Hooks For Hands
We do not have a biography for Hooks For Hands.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8760/ | 234 hits
Band Profile: Invention Of Hands
We do not have a biography for Invention Of Hands.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4397/ | 217 hits
Band Profile: Hands On The Stereo
We do not have a biography for Hands On The Stereo
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15664/ | 155 hits
Band Profile: Held In Hands
We do not have a biography for Held In Hands.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8749/ | 144 hits
Band Profile: The Hundred in the Hands
We do not have a biography for The Hundred in the Hands
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13714/ | 200 hits
Band Profile: Shakey Hands
Shakey Hands are a band from Leeds/Derby.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14193/ | 183 hits
Band Profile: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
We do not have a biography for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5996/ | 370 hits
News Article: Invisible Hands release 'Storm' on 1st July
Invisible Hands spent the best part of two years holed away recording with various producers including Simon McGrath, Lee Malcolm (Vessels) and Andy Hawkins (Pigeon Detectives / The Twang).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17670/ | 384 hits
Band Profile: Held By Hands
lo-fi pop
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8632/ | 1,042 hits
CD Review: Björk - It's In Our Hands
Bjork. An intriguing name before you even listen to the music, but one that is stuck in the minds of many avid music followers over the last decade.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/485/ | 368 hits
Live Review: Bear Hands
It's only 12.45 p.m. and I woke up barely half an hour ago, but there's an urgency and a rawness to Bear Hands' set that immediately wakes me from my hung-over stupor.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11192/ | 1,369 hits
CD Review: Fieldhead - They Shook Hands For Hours
When Leeds' own Paul Elam is not making music in The Declining Winter, he hones his talents into Fieldhead - the solo work in a world of its own.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11526/ | 503 hits
CD Review: Hands On The Stereo - Teamwork Makes The Dream Work
Hands On The Stereo might not be a household name on these shores just yet, but there's more than enough evidence on this 5-track EP to suggest that this might not be the shape of things to come for the New Jersey quintet.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15669/ | 293 hits
Band Profile: Hands of Industry
Hands of Industry formed in the heady Summer of 2012 at Old Chappel Studios in Leeds. We consist of 4 members- Paul Industry- Vox and harmony Phil Industry- Loops and melody Adam Industry- Beats Klauss Kaoss- Noise and filth
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17972/ | 729 hits
Band Profile: Hands & Fingers
Hands & Fingers is Stephen Hitchen. He was born in Wigan and now lives in Leeds. He plays a laptop, a keyboard controller, an acoustic guitar and a glockenspiel on stage and tries not to sound like anyone else.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6123/ | 555 hits
CD Review: Charly Six - Take Your Hands From Me
A thunderous opening drum 'n' feedback assault and a catchy chorus make "Take Your Hands From Me" a brutal Big Brother to the Little Sister of Charly Six's last single.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/341/ | 531 hits
CD Review: Pale Man Made - Show Of Hands
If ever a band sounded like they were a bunch of scruffy no good students who decided to record a few songs during fresher's week then it's Pale Man Made.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3143/ | 582 hits
Live Review: Fold + Invisible Hands
'American planes, full of holes and wounded men and corpses, took off backwards from an airfield in England.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18561/ | 450 hits
CD Review: New Adventures - In Our Hands
To say this is only New Adventures' second release (and their second single at that) is impressive. The title track is a slab of radio friendly, uplifting rock with the sort of soaring chorus that would give radio-rock superstars Coldplay and Snow Patrol a run for their money.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9875/ | 818 hits
Live Review: Dead Meadow + Arbouretum + Held In Hands
With long instrumental sections and packing the small stage with a cacophony of noise, Held In Hands delivered a chaotic and often clashing set.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8746/ | 474 hits
CD Review: Sounds Like Violence - With Blood on My Hands
A light that burns twice as brightly burns twice as fast, and on the basis of Sound Like Violence's debut long-player the incendiary chutzpah of the Swedish quartet's first EP has been replaced by a rather limp and Killers-lite approach, that possesses all the spark of a twatted cooker.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7959/ | 455 hits
CD Review: Five O'Clock Heroes - Time On My Hands
Well this is quite nice. New offering from New Yorkers Five O'Clock Heroes is a chirpy happy cute little piece of guitar pop.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7233/ | 381 hits
Live Review: Airstrip One + Sierpinski + Hands & Fingers
Downstairs at the Packhorse, 11 German and Polish blokes are running their arses off in the setting sun.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6893/ | 639 hits
Live Review: Bear Hands + Wonderswan
Wonderswan played short and effective songs delivered in an almost nonchalant fashion. Their lead singer revealed that he only arrived an hour before the gig due to his 'rubbish' job which prompted an unlikely call and answer of "Does anyone work in a call centre here?" They will be keen to follow in the success of call-centre founded bands Baddies and Editors.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10856/ | 640 hits
CD Review: Invention Of Hands - Consider Yourself Denied EP
The first thing I noticed was the high standard of the artwork & packaging, which would not look at all out of place in the racks at HMV; however, the CD itself is plain and detracts from the overall appearance.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/82/ | 393 hits
Live Review: Electric Soft Parade + Chris T-T + Actress Hands
Actress Hands have just released a split with the headlining band, having just toured with their fellow Brighton and Metway studio regulars British Sea Power.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8328/ | 702 hits
Live Review: Ash + Brand New + Sky Larkin + Jimmy Eat World + Hooks For Hands
Hooks For Hands - The Carling Stage A packed out and excitable Carling Tent rips into a huge roar as unknowns Hooks For Hands take to the stage.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8759/ | 1,033 hits
Live Review: Sky Larkin + Maximo Park + Piskie Sits + Hooks For Hands + Turbofruits
Turbofruits - The Carling Stage Hailing from Nashville these fresh faced blues-punks are a thrilling kick off to the day.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8777/ | 974 hits
Live Review: 30 Day Hex + Invention of Hands + Glissando + Cipher
Mmmmm it's a bit nippy out! So I took the car, unfortunately the heater took so long to get going I was still cold (going blue actually) when I arrived.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/733/ | 598 hits
Live Review: !!! + The Hundred in the Hands
The Hundred in the Hands Fortunately, due to the fact I'm in a brilliant and satisfying relationship, I can now watch beautiful female singers without my judgement being clouded by irritating things like 'romance'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13723/ | 479 hits
Live Review: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Some in the UK have criticized Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (CYHSY) recently (perhaps harshly) for what they perceived to be lacklustre performances on several of their live UK shows.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6119/ | 420 hits
Live Review: Cruyff + Tender Hooligans + Symphony Of Sirens + Hands of Industry
At least once a week, 'The Library' pub based in Leeds plays host to the music event known as the '360 Club'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17973/ | 975 hits
Live Review: Talons + Blacklisters + Jazz Hands
I was excited for this gig after listening to 'New Topographics', the latest from Talons, a number of times recently.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18727/ | 712 hits
Live Review: Broken Hands + The Orwells + Sweethead + CryBabyCry
CryBabyCry start my Saturday on the BBC introducing Stage, with their blissful tones (even pre coffee), they are just the gentle wakeup call I need.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18654/ | 580 hits
Live Review: Brutality Will Prevail + Carcer City + Comeback Kid + Broken Teeth + Brotherhood of the Lake + Heights + Grader + Heart Of A Coward + Heavy Hands + Ingested
Now in its 7th year of existence, Ghostfest is back to terrorise Leeds once more, swamping the city with tie-dye, snapbacks and more Desolated merch than a man can count.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16736/ | 998 hits
CD Review: Five O'Clock Heroes - Time on my hands
It seems that if you don't have an angle, you're just not now. The Bravery are the new suited and booted Cure while The Others' position is surely due to Keith Richards-esque drug consumption.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3396/ | 935 hits
Band Profile: Invisible Hands
Jack Simpson - Vocals/Guitar Mark Brown - Bass/Vocals Paul Wainwright - Guitar/Vocals Joe Hill - Drums Jonathan Doherty - Keys
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17267/ | 482 hits
Band Profile: Heavy Hands
Glasgow based hardcore band featuring a member of Broken Oath/Divide.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16732/ | 101 hits
Band Profile: Belladonic Haze
Belladonic Haze are an eclectic rock band hailing from Leeds. Bringing you a classic rock sound with a hint of over the top campness and debauchery! With a mixture of songs that range from pop rock, to jangley indie, to tender ballads, right through to the downright sleazy. Every tastebud will be tickled! Get your hands on their eponymous debut album and keep a lookout for the next instalment!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14905/ | 1,102 hits
News Article: Marsicans release free download
Marsicans have this week announced the release of a new track 'Hands', which is available for free download from soundcloud.com or from the band's bandcamp.com page.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15281/ | 384 hits
CD Review: Polytechnic - Won't You Come Around?
With their permanent bed head and adorned in cardigans, Polytechnic are an Indie wimp's wet dream. Having previously witnessed a particularly lacklustre live performance that had about as much energy as one of the losing toy bunnies from the Duracell advert, hopes for this single were decidedly low.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8578/ | 363 hits
News Article: DeLorean Drivers to release self-titled album on 2nd May
DeLorean Drivers have announced the release of their debut album on 2nd May 2011. The band say their eponymous release "takes elements from disco, glam, dance and pop and re-casts them as the soundtrack to a fourth-dimensional journey through musical space and time" and it was described as "a heady mix of pop, electro, disco and hands in the air choruses" by the Leeds-based Vibrations Magazine.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14567/ | 449 hits
News Article: I Like Trains reveal details of their new album
Leeds band I Like Trains have this month revealed the details of their second album, but need the support of fans in making it happen.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13183/ | 452 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.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/486/ | 517 hits
News Article: Dance To The Radio announce a limited edition series of four 12" singles
To celebrate their 50th release local independent record label Dance To The Radio have this week announced the release of 4x12", a series of four limited-edition 12" singles for 2009.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10455/ | 628 hits
Band Profile: Bobby Scaife
Bobby Scaife is a young singer-songwriter from Leeds, England.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16754/ | 343 hits
Band Profile: Kim Ralls
Yorkshire-based singer/songwriter performing a mix of original, cover and traditional material on guitar and cello-mandolin.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16202/ | 207 hits
Band Profile: Wonderswan
Michael - Guitar / Vocals (ex-Grammatics, also plays keys in Held By Hands) Russell - Guitar Sergio - Bass Ged - Drums (ex-Boyracer, sings and plays guitars in Downdime)
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9365/ | 1,797 hits
CD Review: Slice - Untitled
Amongst their list of influences Slice cite RHCP and Jurassic 5, and with this in mind they proudly wear their heart on their sleeve; their sound is a confident and expert blend of Funk Rock and Hip-Hop, though thankfully with their own accents not fake American ones.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8641/ | 426 hits
News Article: Amaryllis CD Out Now!
Amaryllis is the new CD release from Broken Flowers. Available from gigs, via the web-site or from a selection of local stockist including: Crash Records Leeds Jumbo Records Leeds Vinyl Tap Records Huddersfield Wah Wah Records Wakefield Debut Records Barnsley Get you hands on a copy now!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18336/ | 202 hits
News Article: Waking The Witch to release a new album on March 1st...
The Leeds-based foursome Waking The Witch have announced the release of the album "Hands and Bridges" - their eagerly awaited follow-up to their acclaimed debut, "Like Everybody" - on March 1st via their own label, Witch Records.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3609/ | 615 hits
Band Profile: Hella Cholla
Hi-energy acoustic pop
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9136/ | 1,646 hits
News Article: Runaround Kids release new single on 13th September
Following up their appearance at Leeds and Reading Festivals Runaround Kids will release their new single 'No Dreams / Falling Into Better Hands' through Philophobia Music on 13th September.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13252/ | 401 hits
CD Review: The Raconteurs - Steady, As She Goes
Come on, hands up who out there is a cynic? Ha ha, I see a number of you putting your arms up! Nice and straight, eager to grab sir's attention, good, good!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6565/ | 1,132 hits
News Article: Charly Six to release double A-side single...
Following the success of debut single Get Drunk, Screw, Get High, Charly Six's second single is now available.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1537/ | 247 hits
Band Profile: Humble Scoundrel
A blues tickled, funk spanked, ruckus rock 3 piece. Making a scene live is their business.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18791/ | 458 hits
Band Profile: Mama Hopps
alternative rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8817/ | 414 hits
Band Profile: Mark Morriss
Best known as the frontman in The Bluetones, Mark Morriss released his debut solo album Memory Muscle in 2008.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14918/ | 243 hits
Band Profile: Metonym
Metonym - Ambient Pop Duo
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12406/ | 301 hits
CD Review: POD - Sleeping Awake
When accompanied by the Matrix Reloaded from which it is taken, POD's Sleeping Awake will provide acceptable background music for you walk out of the cinema saying "wow did you see that bit when...?".
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/555/ | 531 hits
Band Profile: Wordy
A band fully formed in early 2012. The five members all currently study at the University of Leeds and met at Devonshire Halls.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16781/ | 441 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 17th December
Day 17 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15890/ | 501 hits
Live Review: Mark B & Blade
"...running out of time..." - it's a shame that this lyric signifies the end of an awareness-expanding insight into how great hip-hop can sound when in the hands of musicians as talented as Mark B & Blade.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1195/ | 333 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.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15812/ | 330 hits
CD Review: The Victor Surge - Untitled
Statement or stupidity? Let's give them the benefit of the doubt. "One take thru one mic live recording" says the inlay, it may aswell say "Yes we know this sounds sh*te but we're still cheeky enough to ask for a review".
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2662/ | 393 hits
News Article: The Scaramanga Six to release 'Walking Through Houses' on 19th May
The Scaramanga Six have announced the release of a new single on 19th May. Available on the Wrath Records label, the 5-track CD is headed by live favourite 'Walking Through Houses' and includes 'I Can See a Murder', 'Last Roll Of The Dice (live session version)', 'Vesuvius (Live session version)', and 'Walking Through Houses (live session version)'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9486/ | 313 hits
News Article: Glazed release new EP "For Love Nor Money"...
Glazed have finished recording their brand new single, the For Love Nor Money EP. Recorded in Zool Studios with producer Chris Holland the EP is the second recording Glazed have released this year after the Talk of the Town - Live in Leeds EP.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1587/ | 192 hits
Live Review: Interpol
The first time I saw Interpol, I was blown away completely. I was hooked. Their astounding album "Turn On The Bright Lights" is one of the best in my collection.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1275/ | 815 hits
CD Review: The Noisettes - Wild Young Hearts
To be honest, I wasn't overly fussed about getting my hands on this album. The only reason was I had 'Don't Upset The Rhythm' playing over in my head again and again due to its incessant use on television and on the radio waves.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10866/ | 605 hits
News Article: The Sunshine Underground release "Put You In Your Place" on 18th July...
The Sunshine Underground release their debut single - "Put You In Your Place" b/w "They Got A Hold Of Us" - on Monday, 18th July on the City Rockers label.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4003/ | 1,517 hits
CD Review: Alkaline Trio - Hell Yes
This single is available as a limited press of 1,000 copies and features 'Hell Yes', from the new rarities compilation Remains, due out 29 January 2007.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7861/ | 391 hits
CD Review: This Is Radio Freedom - Family Man
In supplying a shiny slice of stabbing synth-pop, the curiously monikered This Is Radio Freedom hasn't necessarily done anything startlingly original.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10997/ | 315 hits
News Article: Wot Gorilla? release their 'New Arrival' EP
Wot Gorilla? have released their second EP, the 'New Arrival' EP, via the Idle Hands Records label. It comprises of 4 brand new tracks that were recorded with James Kenosha (Pulled Apart By Horses, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Grammatics) in August 2010.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14165/ | 526 hits
CD Review: Art Brut - Formed A Band
Every since I first heard Formed A Band on Steve Lamacq's 6 Music show last month - and every week thereafter as it became - I'd been hankering to get my hands on it.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2549/ | 1,641 hits
Band Profile: Unsuitable Pets
James Hinks - (Guitar & Vocals) Dan Sheen - (Guitar & Vocals) Danny O'Shaughnessy - (Bass) Darren Thomas - (Drums) Formed in September 2009 in Leeds, Unsuitable Pets got their first gig after just a week together.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13048/ | 526 hits
News Article: Arizona Bay to launch new EP on November 22nd
Arizona Bay have announced that the launch party for their new self-titled EP will take place on Monday November 22nd at Carpe Diem in Leeds city centre.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13653/ | 381 hits
Band Profile: Young Ideas
Five Men from Leeds having a good time. That is the main thing. Apart from this, Young Ideas formed in the early days of 2010, meeting and shaking each other's hands via the Leeds music scene.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12799/ | 661 hits
CD Review: Dead Disco - The Treatment
Pouting their way on to the scene like a Vidal Sassoon advert Dead Disco release their debut The Treatment on High Voltage Sounds.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6583/ | 2,254 hits
Interview: Mew
Ben Daure caught up with Bo Madsen from Mew after their recent show at Leeds' Cockpit venue...
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4270/ | 1,716 hits
News Article: Evi Vine To Play Leeds Date, New Album Also Due
"Excellent...absorbing, haunting and sensual...welcome to the darkside of the blues." Cosmo Landesman, (Sunday Times) "A voice that will break your heart...
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18879/ | 502 hits
CD Review: Beautiful Feet - Headstrong
Beautiful Feet must have been rubbing their hands together with the recent success of bands like Keane and the dreary Thirteen Senses.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3496/ | 644 hits
Band Profile: Soulfracture
thrash death metal
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6338/ | 442 hits
News Article: Dance To The Radio to release 'Still Occupied Though You Forget' 12" picture disk
2010 is the year Dance To The Radio, the Leeds independent label, turns 5 years old. To celebrate this fact the label is reuniting some of the class of 2005 who appeared on the first Dance To The Radio compilation release, 'Dance To The Radio: Leeds' (DTTR002), with a new school of Dance To The Radio bands.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12603/ | 996 hits
CD Review: Hoggboy - 400 Boys
The bastard offspring of the great Brit indie uprising of 2002 are back to give it another shot and by 'eck, we've missed 'em a bit more than we thought it seems.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3934/ | 688 hits
CD Review: Wildbirds & Peacedrums - My Heart
In my time of reviewing I've come across some corking press releases. Often written by the bands themselves, usually in a painfully awkward third person, press releases seem to be a way of hoping against hope that the reviewer won't actually listen to the CD and will just copy/paste their somewhat ambitious statements into their evaluation.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11162/ | 347 hits
News Article: Girl Band play Hebden Bridge Trades 23 February 2016
We were disappointed to hear Girl Band had to cancel their remaining 2015 tour dates, including sold out Leeds date, citing 'Health issues in the band'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/19337/ | 271 hits
Band Profile: Kascarade
Kascarade are a 5 piece band with a retro/modern crossover sound from the city of Bradford. Kascarade formed with the aim of making music that is fresh, full of hooks, riffs and beats with each song having a different direction, vibe, emotion and message to get across.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16402/ | 836 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 21st December
Day 21 of LMS's Advent Calendar
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14012/ | 519 hits
CD Review: Cheeky Girls - Take Your Shoes Off
Ok we all know about their arses. I'm here to talk about the music. Were you one of those kids nodding your head along as you played Trolley Wolley?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/556/ | 802 hits
CD Review: Foxy Shazam - Oh Lord
Rock and roll gets a shot of soul on Foxy Shazam's debut UK single, 'Oh Lord.' Everything about this song screams with the over-the-top emotion your average band spend the first two minutes building towards.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13670/ | 439 hits
CD Review: Codeine Velvet Club - Vanity Kills
'Vanity Kills' is a re-release of the first song Codeine Velvet Club (aka Jon Lawler of The Fratellis, and singer-songwriter Lou Hickey) ever wrote together, but it struts with all the confidence of a band who have been together a lifetime.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12638/ | 488 hits
CD Review: Ludwig - Snake District
Ludwig sound somewhere between Orbital, Boards of Canada, and, well, the rest of the Warp back catalogue to be honest.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2893/ | 478 hits
News Article: Dance To The Radio to host Thursday night bands at Leeds Festival
Leeds independent record label Dance To The Radio (DTTR) will return to the Leeds Festival for the third year to host their special 'Welcome To Leeds' party.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11015/ | 920 hits
Live Review: Princess Superstar
Joined today by Kool Keith, New York hip-hop royalty Princess Superstar enters the stage looking the picture of pure innocence in a long white dress and white jacket.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/972/ | 271 hits
Live Review: Yashin
Yashin burst onto stage with more energy than all the bands collectively at Slam Dunk! This therefore means that they give an excellent heart pumping performance.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14777/ | 697 hits
Live Review: les Flames!
On a hot summer night would you offer yourself to the man in the silver foil suit...? It was a hot summer night at The Cockpit and the packed audience had been warmed up even more by a stunning set by impressive young guns The Alamo.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1257/ | 431 hits
CD Review: Esper Scout - Shed Some Light
I first came across the Leeds based alt rock foursome in Bad Apples Rock bar in the heat of summer 2012 and I didn't really know what to think when they began assembling mics and pedals.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17433/ | 480 hits
News Article: RECON Festival 2013 launched
A series of pioneering Music, Art and Film events culminating in the week of the 22nd - 29th September will hit Leeds and Bradford this September.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17719/ | 613 hits
Live Review: Jackie O
It's improbable that a bloke from Salford is really called Jackson Starfield, but I'm prepared to accept it.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1121/ | 346 hits
Live Review: The Rain Band + Medium 21
Early starts usually mean the opening band play to no one; sadly for Medium 21 this was true tonight.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1233/ | 384 hits
News Article: The Mexanines to release their debut single
The Mexanines have announced the release of their debut single later this month. The single - Shimmer - is the Q Magazine "single of the week" and also features in the next issue of Artrocker.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16841/ | 438 hits
CD Review: Grand Prix '86 - Everybody's Dancing
For those that are familiar with 'I Can Count Music Volume 1' Grand Prix '86 might be a band that you are already fully aware of.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8157/ | 440 hits
CD Review: Felix Da Housecat - Virgo Blaktro and the Movie Disco
Legendary house DJ and producer Felix Da Housecat returns with his latest offering "Virgo Blaktro & The Movie Disco".
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8949/ | 289 hits
CD Review: Modern Day Urban Barbarians - The Endless Retreat
It is well known that sometimes the albums that you find the most challenging on a first listen will later prove to be one of the best you own.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/656/ | 343 hits
Live Review: Cansei de Ser Sexy + Dead Disco
It's a tale of two girl bands and one power cut: Dead Disco trade in English sang-froid masquerading as kittenish cool, with a look typified by guitarist Lucy Catherwood thrashing artfully in skinny-fit Kiss t-shirt like some overheating android Sarah Harding clone in a Face photoshoot.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7286/ | 547 hits
CD Review: Galitza - The Flame of Flames
Shed a tear Leeds, wear a black arm-band and mourn. Galitza, Wrath Records secret weapon are soon to be no more.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3832/ | 718 hits
CD Review: The Conway Story - Ghostwriter
Based in London but with a multi-national line up ranging from Chile to Canada, The Conway Story, named after 17th Century Philosopher Anne Conway, release their third and final single, 'Ghostwriter', before embarking on the recording of their debut album later this year.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3927/ | 479 hits
CD Review: Bifta Smoking Eskimos - The Columbian Cold EP
We now have a scoop the NME would love to get their hands on, Richard Ashcroft formerly of The Verve and currently enjoying a bafflingly successful solo career has sneaked over to Huddersfield and recorded an EP in secret, working under the name Bifta Smoking Eskimos.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/267/ | 699 hits
CD Review: Reef - Give Me Your Love
The West Country boys are back with a new 'Best Of' album including 5 new songs. This is the first of them and as the funky guitar and strong bass kicks in it's instantly recognisable as Reef, although it sounds slicker than anything we've heard from them before.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/504/ | 642 hits
CD Review: Tokyo Police Club - Tessellate
Almost a year has passed since Tokyo Police Club's 'A Lesson In Crime' EP. The four-piece from Canada have appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and are definite crowd pleasers.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9468/ | 492 hits
CD Review: Tall Ships - Everything Touching
The long awaited debut album from the three piece experimental loop band, Tall Ships, have teased and tormented us with two EPs and singles 'T=O' & 'Gallop' to finally construct a debut worthy of nothing but praise.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17003/ | 504 hits
News Article: The Music to release a farewell single
Leeds band The Music, who recently announced farewell shows in Japan, London and Leeds are planning to bow out with a new single titled 'Ghost Hands'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14563/ | 564 hits
News Article: The Boys are Simply Divine
Hey as a couple of old hands at this game that people call music, we're often asked by the callow, what's the secret of getting on in Showbiz.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16208/ | 177 hits
CD Review: Interpol - Antics
After the success of 2002's debut album "Turn on the Bright Light", Paul Banks and the Interpol boys return for their solid follow up record "Antics".
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3173/ | 635 hits
Live Review: Benjamin Francis Leftwich
At an unassuming venue in central Hyde Park, a slightly self-depreciating artist took to the stage on a Sunday evening.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17699/ | 736 hits
CD Review: Modeliste - Modeliste EP
Ever since the Red Hot Chilli Peppers changed direction to middle of the road crap-pop there has been a huge hole in the world of funk rock screaming for someone to fill the void.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3206/ | 734 hits
Live Review: Snipereyes + Finka + Speakeasy + The Restaurant
Sounding like a hybrid of The La's accompanied by Beach Boys-esque style vocals The Restaurant open a mixed evening at the Vine in terms of style and quality.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3272/ | 838 hits
Live Review: Dandy Warhols
Two potential schools of thought here. A laidback and pretty stoner rock vibe is perfect for a sunny Summer afternoon on the Main Stage or could it be there's a pervasive sense of ennui because the Dandy Warhols have been hauling the dead gee-gee of 'Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia' around for just a wee bit too long.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/991/ | 311 hits
Live Review: Dog Is Dead + Marsicans + Unions
You know, sometimes it's good to get out mid week. As a hard working University student (Excuse the lie) I couldn't resist The Cockpit's latest offering of Dog Is Dead, Marsicans and Unions.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15685/ | 489 hits
Band Profile: Deadweightless
Deadweightless are a heavy blues rock duo, based in Pontefract
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/19531/ | 78 hits
News Article: White Light Parade to release their début album
After signing a record deal with top London independent label 'Split Records' White Light Parade (WLP*) are set to release their debut album 'House of Commons' on the 25th May.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10733/ | 518 hits
CD Review: The New Shapes - There's No Escaping You
It's strange to think that Mersey beat was the sound of the youth in the early 60s when today it sounds so restrained and unthreatening.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7667/ | 384 hits
CD Review: Rotary Ten - Idols Of Our Own Design
This is the second CD that has landed in this reviewer's hands courtesy of Lincoln born, but now Sheffield based Rotary Ten.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7513/ | 666 hits
Live Review: God Is An Astronaut + i concur + Solus Locus
Solus Locus know how to do a "final" gig. This evening they are not only musically vibrant and precise but their stage personas have suddenly surged forward into the rock-star stratosphere.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10377/ | 899 hits
CD Review: Mother Vulpine - Keep Your Wits Sharp
Like a musical energy drink pumped full of sugar and caffeine, Mother Vulpine rattle around these 2 songs like they are being shaken around in a box by some giant hands.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8425/ | 561 hits
CD Review: Piskie Sits - What Is The Point?
According to the press release, this two-track CD I hold in my grubby little hands is the Piskie Sits' first proper single.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7151/ | 1,791 hits
News Article: New acts added to Long Division 2015 line up
Organisers of the Long Division Festival have this week confirmed another wave of bands joining them at Long Division 2015.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/19061/ | 454 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 4th December
Day 4 of LMS's Advent Calendar
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13866/ | 783 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 23rd December
Day 23 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15951/ | 324 hits
CD Review: ¡Forward, Russia! - Nineteen
In World War II the average age of the combat soldier was 21, In Vietnam he was 19... ok it had to be done, of course this isn't a cover of the Paul Hardcastle's pop classic but part of ¡Forward, Russia!'s continuing plan to bring Numberwang to the masses.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7633/ | 564 hits
Live Review: Vitamin
I begin 2015's Leeds Festival on Thursday evening, at the Welcome To Leeds stage, with local band Vitamin.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/19239/ | 480 hits
Band Profile: Hollie Sheard & Friends
Music to melt your soul
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8555/ | 549 hits
CD Review: Yes Boss - Tongues In Knots
Cynically some musical match ups are made around the record company board table, as fat execs clasp their hands together at the thought of the money they'll make off the back of the novelty value and the combined fan bases' joint spending power.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7547/ | 552 hits
CD Review: Dave Gahan - Kingdom
Teenage darkness doesn't cut it for me, not compared to a full lifespan shaded by recurring periods of inner turmoil.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8960/ | 513 hits
CD Review: Emmet - Nothing Vs Everything
It doesn't take a finger on the pulse to know that in recent times "Dance" music has been on its knees.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8213/ | 514 hits
Band Profile: Sound Of Sirens
indie rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7440/ | 1,986 hits
Live Review: Oceansize
Despite going down to the Well to see all three bands I only saw the first couple of songs by openers Uma and Shallowend-playing-Pavement later on in the headliners set.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/696/ | 349 hits
CD Review: Kid Bombardos - Turnin' Wrong Demos
Ok, here's a bunch of French guys I'm sure you'll hear more of in '08. I have in my grubby hands a 5-track demo currently doing the rounds at their shows in their native Bordeaux, which has attracted the attention of the 'blogging community' - community here in Dr.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9154/ | 664 hits
CD Review: Vasa - Not A Cop
I'm not a cop. Never have been. But the new single, "Not A Cop", from Glasgow post-rock instrumentalists, Vasa, makes me want to be one just so I can arrest someone, play this loudly in their eardrums and make them dance up and down the street to it just like I've being doing all day.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18427/ | 400 hits
News Article: The Pigeon Detectives to launch album at Leeds in-stores
The Pigeon Detectives will be playing an exclusive "Wait For Me" album launch in store at HMV Leeds on Tuesday 29th May at 6pm, one day after its release on the Leeds-based Dance To The Radio record label.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8424/ | 1,080 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'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7146/ | 445 hits
CD Review: Cowboy Junkies - The Wilderness
The Cowboy Junkies are one of those bands that I had heard about but had never actually heard, the only thing I previously knew about them was via the Townes Van Zandt song "Cowboy Junkies Lament." It appears that this was a distinct loss to my musical well-being, this album is thoughtfully crafted with strong song writing credentials and understated instrumentation.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16339/ | 400 hits
News Article: Holy State to release self-titled EP on Dance To The Radio label
Holy State have teamed up with Leeds independent label Dance To The Radio for the release of their EP 'Holy State'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12784/ | 549 hits
CD Review: Erin's Third Incident - Incidental?
Like many others Erin's Third Incident have yet to read the chapter in "How to make a decent demo" that covers the importance of mastering.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/280/ | 324 hits
CD Review: Cardboard Cowboy - The Boxroom Tapes Volume 3
The latest release from Leeds' Cardboard Cowboy is their third slice of self recorded material straight out of the rehearsal room.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7143/ | 409 hits
CD Review: Lupen Crook - A Silver Boot for Sam
When Lupen Crook's fragile, heartbreaking voice echoes out against a backdrop of country-based folkified O'Brother Where Art Thou banjos, pianos, double bass, fiddles (reversed!) and deep, beautifully low, four-part male vocal harmonies (phew!), I know I'm in deep-west acoustic heaven.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7665/ | 351 hits
News Article: Leeds bands to feature on a new Dance To The Radio compilation album
Originally due to be part two of Dance To The Radio's last compilation, 'Out of The Woods And Trees' comes out a little later than intended and is the label's most ambitious compilation yet.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8836/ | 492 hits
CD Review: Stereo 360 - Vaseline Mouth
I am in two minds with this CD - half of me quite likes it...no let me re-phrase that, half of me doesn't mind it!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/386/ | 515 hits
CD Review: Spitfire Charlie - Childish Thoughts
These days, releasing CDs more regularly than a wet day in Yorkshire, Spitfire Charlie are no doubt looking to build on their recent 3 minutes of fame found in the hands of Steve Pac-a-mac.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6956/ | 601 hits
News Article: Mr Pasty @ St Bartholomew's Centre By John Hepworth
Stuff was still zooming along though, and door money (supporting learning disability projects) was transfigured by the value handed out by Mr Pasty, the band on stage at that moment.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12223/ | 647 hits
CD Review: The Kinison - You'll Never Guess Who Died
We're only a couple of weeks into the New Year and already the influx of poor quality, tight t-shirt wearing, American emo fuckwits has begun.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3498/ | 773 hits
CD Review: AB Negative - Moshy Peas EP
Defining yourself in a saturated market is hard at the best of times, and for many bands that choose punk or grunge the struggle is for acceptance when stereotypically most "piss poor local bands" usually fall into this category.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/137/ | 598 hits
CD Review: Scott Wainwright - All That Glitters Is Not Gold
For me this year has been one continuous discovery. Everywhere I look I find local talent just waiting to be heard and shared.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17005/ | 535 hits
CD Review: The Music - Getaway
They still look like extras from the rough council estate in The Bill but the 4 lads from Leeds have done pretty well for themselves in this their year of destiny.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/222/ | 900 hits
CD Review: Goldie Lookin' Chain - Safe As Fuck
Those Newport Boys are back. Unlike debut 'Greatest Hits', which featured many songs that had beeing doing the rounds of the 'Port for many years, this is a batch of brand new songs from the GLC.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4232/ | 830 hits
Live Review: Eminem
The eagerly and long-awaited appearance of Eminem - exactly a year late in fact - rounding off Friday night on the main stage in Leeds, was a show of two halves - neatly mirroring those two much-debated characters.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1187/ | 1,438 hits
News Article: Roots Manuva to headline the Dance Stage at Leeds Festival 2010
The line up for the Dance Stage for Leeds 2010 was announced today and it sees a co-headline by Roots Manuva and Magnetic Man - with local interest in the line up coming by way of Leeds local DJ Rusko who will be spinning his upbeat dubstep tunes before Roots Manuva.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12812/ | 850 hits
CD Review: Kram - So This Is What The Soldiers Did
It's time to hold hands up and pay a knowing nod to Kram as this year's most dramatically improved band.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4221/ | 737 hits
CD Review: The Dharma - Untitled
Leeds' own The Dharma (formerly know as Unyson) display a buried love of Freedom Rock on this 3 track demo, that's big choruses, hands in the air and the wind in your hair.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4160/ | 613 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.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3390/ | 1,106 hits
Venue: The Wardrobe
Since it opened in 1999, The Wardrobe has earned an international reputation as an influential and respected entertainments venue, receiving spectacular reviews and awards and showcasing some of the most reputable live acts on the global music scene.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11929/ | 13,070 hits
CD Review: Shatner - Anticlockwise
BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM!! No it's not Basil Brush, but the sheer amount of influences bursting from Shatner's confident double A side single.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7739/ | 559 hits
Live Review: 50 Cent
50 Cent are an altogether different affair as drums and guitars are cleared from the stage and the essential tools of hip-hop, two turntables and a microphone, are set up.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3068/ | 1,845 hits
Live Review: Badly Drawn Boy
Badly Drawn Boy has always had something of a reputation for erratic live performances, varying from sublime curfew-busting sets to performances blighted by his own hesitancy and the demands of dealing with a considerable and diverse back catalogue.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8026/ | 583 hits
CD Review: Hello Lazarus - Moving Forward Over The Next Financial Quarter
This is the third EP from Bristol boys, Hello Lazarus, who produce some of the finest rock riffs you will hear this year.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17602/ | 374 hits
Feature: Andy McKee Preview
Preview of Andy McKee's City Varieties Gig
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18286/ | 810 hits
News Article: Press Release - The Idol Dead
With Ginger Wildheart bopping in and out of the national press at the moment for his awesome achievements with his pledge album, 555%, - featuring Leeds' very own Chris Catalyst no less - I don't feel I have to fill you in on this new way of making music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16739/ | 251 hits
Live Review: Dandy Warhols
Fold your hands you walk like a rock star. The Dandy Warhols represent the triumph of substances over substance and their first two albums are testament to this with a handful of quirky, catchy and perfectly snotty pop gems along with dawdling tunes you might call "Atmospheric" or "Filler" if your in generous mood.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1236/ | 401 hits
CD Review: Uptight - The Hitman EP
Mod's back and comes in the capable hands of Leeds sharply cut Uptight. This four track EP is a gem of slicing guitar and nasal growling vocals.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/75/ | 327 hits
News Article: Primrose to host all day music festival for charity...
Oblong Resource Centre is holding an all day music event at The Primrose Pub on Meanwood Road on Saturday 17th May to raise funds for the Forget-Me-Not Trust.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1488/ | 419 hits
Band Profile: Goggle-Eyed-Psycho
Hailing from the recesses of deepest darkest Wakefield, Goggle-Eyed-Psycho have played a very active part in the Wakefield music scene since forming in 2007, always turning heads and making new friends along the way with their eclectic yet soulful brand of melodic hard rock.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11601/ | 316 hits
Live Review: DJ Shadow + Akala + Stateless
Stateless are the band of Chris James, Leeds friend of the Shadow. Mixing hip hop, dance and rock they are a good start to the show, and should have been on after the next group.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7729/ | 911 hits
CD Review: The Yacht Club - A
"A" the solo 5 track project from London based session musician Marcus Gooda adds a gem to the works.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17491/ | 365 hits
Band Profile: The Broken Buttons
The story of the Broken Buttons is a simple one. Too simple... I suppose I'd better elaborate a bit for these guys.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13170/ | 597 hits
News Article: Belladonic Haze debut album out now!
Eclectic rockers Belladonic Haze have been doing the rounds in Leeds for quite some time now, while all the while working tirelessly on their eponymous debut album.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16842/ | 520 hits
CD Review: The Sugars - Doo Wop (Sugar So Sweet)
Bands such as Arctic Monkeys may dispute that image isn't everything, and whilst it certainly isn't, it's always good to find a band who, in addition to writing first-rate songs, also have a good ol' bash at looking damned good.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6499/ | 1,485 hits
CD Review: 4 Letter Holiday - Undecided
It would be great if bands could review their own demos for a week or two. I wonder what kind of press-pack garbage would be submitted?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7079/ | 630 hits
CD Review: Nervous Twitch - This Modern World EP
Nervous Twitch, a four piece "Catchy garage-punk" band from Leeds have recently released their second EP 'This Modern World'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17910/ | 359 hits
CD Review: Tripped And Falling - Ashes and Ember
Tripped And Falling, who are massive in their homeland of Trinidad And Tobago re-located to London in hopes of making it big over here in 2007.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8362/ | 344 hits
Live Review: Kid Symphony + Sixty 6
A half full Fibbers sees local lads Sixty 6 take to the stage for their first ever gig. The youthful three piece burst into their opening number with a degree of confidence and if I'd not been told you wouldn't have thought it their first time on stage.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1285/ | 572 hits
CD Review: Nikoli - Stay Safe Tonight
"Is there an album and where can I get it?" These will be the first words out of your mouth after listening to just 30 seconds of "Stay Safe Tonight" by Nikoli.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4264/ | 722 hits
Live Review: The Drums
GUESTLIST BITCHES! If you have ever been to a gig at the refectory and wondered what it is like up on that balcony bit, I tell you now it is a positive rock and roll Valhalla with whores and coke and more whores and coke.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13984/ | 892 hits
CD Review: Darwin - Under Supervision
Alright, alright I give in... now I am a believer in conspiracy theories! Which theory in particular?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/126/ | 358 hits
CD Review: Glissando - With Our Arms Wide Open We March Towards the Burning Sea
Though Glissando is made up of two primary members in Richard Knox and Elly May Irving, this debut album on Gizeh Records features a whole host of contributions from members of other Leeds bands such as iLiKETRAiNS, Held By Hands, The Rosie Taylor Project and Her Name Is Calla.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9684/ | 666 hits
Live Review: Wild Beasts
Sometimes as a 'reviewer' you grope around in your big bag o' references and with rising sense of panic realise Gang of Four just isn't it this time and in those rare instances it's best just to hold your hands up and say where the fuck did that come from?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6851/ | 878 hits
CD Review: The Knife - Like A Pen
Having not heard a thing from The Knife's latest album, Silent Shout, I'm was intrigued as to what 'Like A Pen' sounded like.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7399/ | 426 hits
CD Review: four day Hombre - Fight Death
For a band that took about 7 years to produce their brilliant debut album it may be a bit surprising to find them knocking out a follow-up so soon.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7678/ | 536 hits
Live Review: Elbow
The rain and the mud tried their hardest to ruin this Friday evening for Elbow, but try as they might, they failed massively to quash the spirits of the polite and ever cheerful Manchester band and lead singer, Guy Garvey.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15187/ | 525 hits
CD Review: Nirvana - Live At Reading
When I was fourteen, I was one of those greasy kids that went around in a big black hoodie adorned with a massive print of Kurt Cobain's face and the words 'I hate myself and want to die' scrawled across the back.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11406/ | 731 hits
CD Review: Damien Rice - Rootless Tree
Anticipation for the second album from the Irish troubadour gradually built in the few years between the critically-lauded O and his second offering, the painfully beautiful 9.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8005/ | 417 hits
Live Review: Peace
Birmingham band Peace have been landed with the not inconsiderable responsibility of leading the next indie charge, trying to bring guitar music back to the charts.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16470/ | 478 hits
CD Review: Lynchpin - In The Interest of Absolution
I do not proclaim to be an expert in the genre of metal by any standards, but listening to In The Interest of Absolution from North Yorkshire's nu-metallers, Lynchpin, it all seems very familiar, and I am doubtful that is because I have heard this particular band before.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7272/ | 414 hits
Live Review: Jamie xx
If you haven't heard of the rise of Jamie xx you must have been living under a rock for the past year.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14749/ | 528 hits
CD Review: Stanley - Animals With Amazing Disguises
Since this album landed on my doormat, I have been frustratingly slow in getting around to sitting down to review it.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16595/ | 361 hits
Live Review: Kurtis Blow + Furious Five
'you say one for the trouble, two for the time...' We hear new music all the time, but most of the time, of course, it's not new, it's a fresh take on familiar themes, or a little bit louder and faster than the known.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11280/ | 754 hits
Live Review: Angelo Palladino + Jon Gomm
What do you do when none of your mates will go to a gig with you? When Jon Gomm is on the bill, you go on your own!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3399/ | 1,211 hits
Live Review: Marsicans
You would be wrong to brush the Marsicans under the carpet as just another teen Arctics-like indie band.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16151/ | 540 hits
CD Review: Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger
Frantic, frenzied, funny, fucked-up, finely-tuned and most of all FANTASTIC! That's just a short alliteration of what sums up this absolute diamond of a CD from Maximo Park.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3883/ | 885 hits
News Article: Lock Up Stage line up revealed for Leeds Festival 2010
The line up for the Lock Up Stage at Leeds 2010 was official revealed last night and the headliners have been announced as Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio, who will play on the Friday and Sunday respectively.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12804/ | 2,014 hits
CD Review: Big Business - Here Come the Waterworks
You may not have heard of these, but if I say The Melvins to you, well you may still be in the dark. When the fuzzy haired ones toured the UK at the end of last year, they were supported by Big Business, who now make up fifty percent of The Melvins with Buzz Osbourne and Dale Crover (yes, there are two drummers).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8139/ | 477 hits
Live Review: Mr Hudson And The Library
I arrive late, but in time to catch the headline act's full set. The turnout is much better than I expected, the main room is full.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8409/ | 715 hits
CD Review: Death from above 1979 - Romantic Rights
First things first, they are now legally known as Death from above 1979 not Death from above after some sort of copyright battle with some New York company over their name.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3192/ | 1,057 hits
CD Review: Damien Rice - 9
Damien Rice's debut album 'O' saw him reach a great success, and as a result of this I couldn't wait to get my hands on '9' to find out what the Irish singer/songwriter had been doing for the past four years.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7850/ | 387 hits
Feature: Opinion: Grab a Beer, Not Your Camera
Ashley Battye on snapshot photography at gigs and festivals.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16973/ | 498 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Way to Blue - The Songs of Nick Drake
Nick Drake is certainly more famous now than he ever was during his short life. Drake died of an overdose of a prescribed drug in the family home in Cambridge in 1974.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17395/ | 540 hits
CD Review: Shatner - Thirteen O'Clock
The image of silent film star Harold Lloyd hanging from a clock face on the front cover feels significant - Lloyd is captured struggling with the hands of time.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9282/ | 403 hits
Live Review: iLiKETRAiNS + Troubles
We arrive to the sound of a cat being tortured. Who can be perpetrating such a hideous act? It's ex-Hope Of The States band, Troubles.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8223/ | 915 hits
News Article: Trio of local bands added to the Leeds Festival line up on Festival Republic Stage
Leeds Festival organisers have today revealed the line up for the Festival Republic Stage and a trio of West Yorkshire bands will be appearing.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10824/ | 1,348 hits
CD Review: The Kills - No Wow
I am now going to say something which my wife says I never tell her, about a group I have only just discovered, and a single that I have heard only a handful of times.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5971/ | 526 hits
Live Review: Stuffy and The Fuses + Napoleon IIIrd + The Scaramanga Six
The marathon framework of the day creates a nice ad hoc feel as each band comes on. However, this can be a problem for the bands upstairs.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3190/ | 689 hits
Live Review: Miles Kane
Miles Kane isn't new to this music lark, the brilliant 1960s tinged The Rascals released a great debut album Rascalize which although failing to set the charts alight was noticed by many of those who weren't buying Natasha Bedingfield tracks.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15649/ | 333 hits
CD Review: Five O'Clock Heroes - Bend To The Breaks
Today in chateaux Lewis we open the packaging to discover a wonderful display of thoughtful CD case design.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7326/ | 449 hits
Live Review: The Long Blondes + The KBC + The Sugars + Last Gang
Word to the Louder Than Bombs crew for a quality line up, and the disappointed looks in a queue that from just 8.15pm had to sit out a one-in-one-out situation tells a story in itself!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6329/ | 1,239 hits
CD Review: Sketches - Slow Start
I've been getting to grips with Leeds indie-rockers Sketches latest single, but first I have to quickly slag off U2, for reasons which will then become clear.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11063/ | 838 hits
Band Profile: Bridewell Taxis
Bridewell Taxis re-formed after a 14-year absence with a triumphant hometown show in front of a sell-out crowd at Joseph's Well in October.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4342/ | 3,497 hits
CD Review: Emmet - Emmet 3.0
There's little more that LMS can say about Emmet. We've already creamed our collective pants over their brand of high class dance music, or as everyone seems to call it, 'dance music it's ok to like'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3772/ | 442 hits
CD Review: Wilful Missing - Untitled
There's some really good talent here: in the playing, the singing and the songwriting. As Kingsley Amis said about some other very pleasing things, 'I'm clear on why I like them, thanks; but why do I like them so much?' The answer has to be a subtle intensity in Wilful Missing's often fragile-sounding songs written and sung by Sam Kipling, with a range of well-controlled instruments in the hands of guitarist Sam Lawrence and bass player Albert Freeman.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7073/ | 540 hits
News Article: Long Division launches Crowdfunding campaign to secure the festival's future
Long Division has always been a firm favourite with the LMS team and we could not be happier to support them with their Crowdfunding campaign to secure the future of the 2016 event.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/19271/ | 693 hits
CD Review: The Flaming Lips - The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
Wayne Coyne: the best front man ever? Possibly: with his charisma and knack for writing wacky songs that still send a powerful enough message, one wouldn't think that the man was forty years of age before achieving worldwide success with his flamboyant outfit The Flaming Lips.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6678/ | 461 hits
News Article: Threadfest 2013 announce initial line up and event details
On Spring Bank Holiday weekend (24-26th May) Bradford Threadfest returns for a second year of independent live music celebration.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17485/ | 396 hits
Live Review: Junip
OK sleepy heads, no cheating now. Hands up who knew Jose Gonzalez had a band of his own that have been slipping in and out of consciousness since their school days in Sweden at the back end of the 90s?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13593/ | 925 hits
CD Review: The Slate Pipe Banjo Draggers - Untitled
After "all songs have been made by collecting sounds from places and countries, playing instruments, sampling music and talking.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2393/ | 540 hits
Live Review: The Research + Piskie Sits + The Venna Blast
The Venna Blast - angular post-punk that rather washed over me I'm afraid. A few half decent songs were present but my interest was not.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4162/ | 797 hits
CD Review: Team Me - To The Treetops!
The Oslo Six-Piece are a tumultuous, snowstorm of Scandinavian, indietronic magic. The first full-length release is a lavish shrub of mountainous, motorway-music; pumped full of jaunty exuberance.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15962/ | 609 hits
CD Review: Helgeland 8-bit Squad - Fresh Riddims & Dubs
Chiptune" or "8-bit music" is a funny old scene. Some of us may be unfortunate enough to remember the likes of Tetris charting, but there has been a revival in recent years and plenty of mainstream artists are using 8-bit sounds in their music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16661/ | 652 hits
Live Review: KRS-One
"BOOM!" Marker pen on the front of a white bucket-hat is reclaimed from advertising by Supernatural, who is now using it as a prop for his punch lines.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13633/ | 972 hits
CD Review: Superboss - Protoretro
This sound is so big now; '80s and '90s electronics rediscovered and manipulated in a way truly worthy of the 21st century.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/112/ | 337 hits
News Article: Many more bands announced for Leeds Festival 2006
Following the announcement for this year's Leeds Festival earlier this month, more bands have today been revealed for the three-day annual highlight in the Leeds music calendar.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6695/ | 1,428 hits
Live Review: Po' Girl
This was another example of this excellent small venue in Otley punching well above its weight. Po' Girl, essentially a Canadian female duo with subtle rhythm accompaniment, last visited Otley around five or six years ago and, although lovely, engaging and good fun, seemed not quite the finished article in the opinion of this insignificant reviewer.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16468/ | 542 hits
Live Review: The Starting Line + The Early November + Anberlin
The emo backlash has definitely started. 'Cooler than thou' kids in studded belts listen to metal, or 'NWOAHM' these days, but no one has told the masses of people queuing in the cold for this emo-tastic triple bill.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4230/ | 579 hits
CD Review: Nerve Engine - One Chance
When the press release for this CD stomped its way into my hands promising "two tracks of blistering, balls out rock" I was understandably excited.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7306/ | 494 hits
CD Review: Tempting Kate - Demonstrations
Two words: Unlucky & Resilient....for if you are to make it in this business you must expect the former and master the latter.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/119/ | 465 hits
Live Review: Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. + Keith
I completely missed Dartz; slack I know. I did get stopped at the door though, where I was stood queuing with non other that Get Cape.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7450/ | 865 hits
CD Review: The Strokes - First Impressions Of Earth
Everyone knows how the rules of rock and roll go, especially those concerning albums and what happens when the first one you release becomes an instant classic.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6195/ | 536 hits
Live Review: Amen + Ikara Colt
As Minus are about to finish their set at 7:40 I stroll into the venue... shit. Ikara Colt take to the stage in the form of a British Von Bondies with ladies at either side of lead singer Paul Resende.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2606/ | 652 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Chocolate Fireguard presents... Interesting Flavours
If, like me, you're sick and tired of the tedious monotony of modern rap and hip hop music, then you'll probably like to know about this CD.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2772/ | 932 hits
CD Review: Wild Beasts - Through Dark Night
Ever feel like you're being sold the emperor's cast-offs? That's how I felt listening to this record for the first few times.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8372/ | 485 hits
CD Review: The Lonesome Organist - Forms and Follies
Thrill Jockey are good to us. In a bad week, the poetic grace and certifiable madness of the Lonesome Organist drops through the letter box with a muffled thud that bears no more relation to the CD case inside than any of the 14 tracks do to each other.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/578/ | 382 hits
CD Review: Finn LeMarinel - Violence
Having only stumbled upon Finn LeMarinel a few months ago, I am still taking in the true depth and creativity of his music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17225/ | 510 hits
Live Review: Pearl Jam + Broken Social Scene + Slayer
Another year, another chance for the great pillaging hordes of festival-goers to descend upon Branham Park for a weekend of music, debauchery and the chance to stick two fingers up at "the man" by paying three quid for a pint of beer.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7227/ | 539 hits
CD Review: Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
'IRM' by Charlotte Gainsbourg is a strange album. Initially, it won't elicit much - or possibly - any reaction from you but, after a few listens, you'll be wondering how you ever managed to resist Gainsbourg's whimsical charms.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12461/ | 743 hits
CD Review: Sound Team - Movie Monster
An integral piece of modern music promotion is the framing devices bands and their associated promotional agencies use for classifying and categorising their sound.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7728/ | 385 hits
CD Review: Benjamin Wetherill - Woodland Whites & Spring Curls
Heavens! Another Benjamin Wetherill CD is quietly making its way around the Leeds scene. This time however, it's even more stripped down than his previous EP.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3029/ | 563 hits
Live Review: Yellow Stripe Nine
Going into battle dressed in his dad's golfing outfit and some vintage aviators, Yellow Stripe Nine's ringleader Pete Bott has taken on the guardian of jerky pop/disco choruses and won hands down with catchy bastards like 'I Want More', 'Hotel X' and (the deceptively uncatchily titled) 'The Boy who Desperately Wanted to be Struck by Lightning'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3051/ | 571 hits
Live Review: Wilful Missing + The Fineprint + Dave Willis
It started out looking like an almost over-modest evening's entertainment. With no announcement either from pub staff or from himself, Dave Willis did a 25 minute set of strummed acoustic guitar (loud) and effective voice - before leaving the performance area in the same anonymous fashion he'd arrived, though to energetic applause from his listeners.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6918/ | 742 hits
Live Review: Xi
The New Roscoe was filling up with a great B-movie collection of outsiders, drifters and weird characters.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/772/ | 502 hits
Live Review: Mr Pasty
A night of surprises in the shadow of that clumpy pointed church you can see from everywhere. LMS/LeedsGigs listed a venue unknown to me within a mile of where I've lived for years.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10972/ | 554 hits
News Article: Heats announced for Futuresound 2013
Organisers of the annual Futuresound competition have this week confirmed which 60 bands will battle it out for one of six slots at the Reading and Leeds Festival 2013.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17652/ | 581 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Bright Young Things 2007
Fifteen quite individual tracks - and yet there's more than a hint of overall unity to this. Not sameness: far from it, but a feel that it wouldn't be impossible to cook up a narrative thread plotting the journey from minute 1 to minute 59, and so award concept album status as well as whatever other accolades are coming to BYT 2007.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8161/ | 952 hits
Live Review: The Killers + The Futureheads + Bloc Party + Kaiser Chiefs
It doesn't seem all that long ago that you would see a Kaiser Chief every week, most often behind a bar.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3520/ | 4,578 hits
CD Review: The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
'Steady, As She Goes' - y'know it, right? That driving romp through backwoods Americana, all gloomy shots of forest-covered mountains, wild horses and ranch-hands with stubble and cigarettes running about everywhere like convicts; that stupidly-infectious, slightly-ominous singalong with offbeat smacks of whiskey-bothered guitar to handclap with and weird little noises thrown hither and thither to swing your hips to?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6760/ | 622 hits
CD Review: The Voluntary Butler Scheme - Tabasco Soul
That The Voluntary Butler Scheme have garnered any attention at all outside their home town of Stourbridge is something to cheer the heart of traditional twee indie kids everywhere.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10789/ | 447 hits
CD Review: The Blues Explosion - Damage
"Get out ya calculators, slide rooool-ah, No matter which way you fold or bend-ah, Turn, Oh you neva goanna top us you neva goanna beat us, CAN YOU DIG MA BAND?!" In his typical self congratulatory way that only Jon Spencer can carry off we are introduced to the new Blues Explosion album.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3191/ | 441 hits
CD Review: Eden Junction - Day One EP
Eden Junction's website states boldly "Miss people playing their own instruments and making human, raw, rocking, music?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17821/ | 360 hits
CD Review: Renart - Petits Charmes
I speak two languages, English and bad English. My D in GCSE French allows me to ask where the nearest club is and order breakfast.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16541/ | 318 hits
Live Review: John Grant
The Irish Centre is not what you'd call a small venue, so to see it heaving for what was only a couple of years ago a tragically underrated artist is quite a sight.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18566/ | 470 hits
Live Review: Kaya + Cactus
On first tonight were Saving Lenny. Whom I missed. Moving on... Cactus warmed the crowd with their own brand of rocking guitar based songs with the occasional metal influence, but not so much that it wasn't accessible, especially in this venue, which is more of a wine bar than a rock club.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1118/ | 433 hits
CD Review: The Rubens - Hoops
The Rubens have been making waves in their native Australia for a few years now, having released their self-titled debut on home shores to much acclaim in 2012.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/19484/ | 570 hits
CD Review: Living Colour - The Chair In The Doorway
Is it better to be a jack of all trades, or a master of one? Throughout their 25 year history, Living Colour have tried their hands at Metal, Punk, Jazz and Hip-Hop, and with their latest effort, 'The Chair In The Doorway,' they still haven't settled for one genre.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11365/ | 520 hits
Live Review: Idlewild
The crumbling surrounds of Holmfirth Picturedrome may be unaccustomed to this number of Indie kids but the haphazard architecture somehow seems fitting for all the dishevelled shirt and tie combos and painstakingly straightened messy haircuts.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4124/ | 527 hits
CD Review: Ocean Colour Scene - North Atlantic Drift
Accompanying this latest album by the band it seems the nation loves to hate is a press release ranting about that fact but stating that OCS have defiantly continued to produce great music and be a great band.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/585/ | 551 hits
News Article: The Cribs announce details of new single and album
Celebrating their tenth anniversary in 2013, Wakefield band The Cribs are set to release 'Payola' - a career spanning compilation album - on 25th February 2013.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17233/ | 488 hits
Live Review: The Dizzy Club
I am from the small village of Boston Spa on the outskirts of north Leeds but until tonight I have never checked out the local jazz club, which bears world acclaim and attracts the big names on the Yorkshire jazz circuit, as well as visiting artist from the USA.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9233/ | 793 hits
CD Review: Rose Kemp - A Hand Full of Hurricanes
OK, hands up, how many of you initially thought Rose Kemp was a tongue-in-cheek novelty act based on former Eastenders hard-man Ross Kemp?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8251/ | 559 hits
CD Review: Galitza - Laugh Like A Horse EP
There's extra special value for punters with this new and completely delectable horse-themed (note abstract gee-gee cover-art) EP from the Wrath records stable.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/131/ | 411 hits
CD Review: Good Shoes - Morden
From the truly glorious, rousing opening riff, you can tell that 'Morden' is going to be a tale of teenage angst for our times and what a tale Good Shoes turn it into.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8680/ | 477 hits
Live Review: O Fracas + Post War Years
"O Fracas those maracas!", "It's a Marac-attack!" and various other phrases soldering the art of off kilter guitar jittery with luminous fuchsia plastic percussion instruments welcome one of Leeds' favourite sons (currently the slightly underachieving one who's working in Asda) back to the live music scene with open arms tonight at the Packhorse.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8150/ | 475 hits
Live Review: The Wombats + I Was A Cub Scout + goFASTER
I was looking forward to seeing The Wombats, and it being Star Wars day the usual obvious greetings were exchanged before we headed up to the venue.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9511/ | 736 hits
News Article: New single 'Amputated Spirit' - Friday the 13th
So far 2014 has been a superb year for Yorkshire's alternative hip hop dwellers; Ceiling Demons. Since identical twin brother MCs Psy Ceiling & Dan Demon, along with producer Beat Demon released their acclaimed début album 'Dual Sides', they have supported the phenomenal Young Fathers (Anticon/Big Dada) in the UK stretch of their world tour, been heralded by alternative hip hop legends Arrested Development, picked up and played on XFM by Scroobius Pip and have recently supported the mighty De La Soul on their 25 year anniversary tour of cult classic '3 Feet High & Rising' at York's YO1 Festival.The Demons now release their new single 'Amputated Spirit': https://itunes.apple.com/kz/album/amputated-spirit-single/id885074927 Released on the demonic day Friday 13th with the new previously unreleased B-Side 'For The Love', the single premièred on Tom Robinson's BBC 6 Music show.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18525/ | 274 hits
News Article: THE SONG OF SUMMER 2016!!!
EDM Trap/Twerk artist SMiTHMUSiX just dropped off his first song of the summer appropriately titled "Summertime Fling" ft Alyshah.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/19582/ | 360 hits
Live Review: Mark Lanegan + Nick Oliveri + The Black Velvets
Forget The Darkness. The true kings of the classic rock revival have arrived. The howling screaming mess that is the The Black Velvets burst onto the stage in the slot normally reserved for the lowest of the low in terms of talent and stage presence.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3391/ | 743 hits
CD Review: The Nearly Men - Bianca
Schadenfreude. I bet The Nearly Men do this a lot. To put it quite frankly, there's a hell of a lot of bands out there that are not fit to lick these talented bastards' shoes.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8975/ | 585 hits
Live Review: Riot Star + Dionysus + Stonechild
As much as people complain about gigs being continuously empty the Highwood continues to buck that trend totally.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1153/ | 371 hits
Live Review: Jon Gomm
I couldn't miss the chance to see Jon Gomm in a remote pub in Otley, just far enough away from the rowdy bars in Leeds.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8375/ | 671 hits
Live Review: Bobby Conn + The Cribs + Kaiser Chiefs
So it's my first time back at the Well since that whole unfortunate 'incident' when The Stills overran by about six hours or something.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2537/ | 2,961 hits
CD Review: Ella Guru - 3 Songs from Liverpool
Key words. Exquisite. Pastoral. Oceanic. Delicate. Tender. Mellifluous. Treasured. Arboreal. Confiding.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/604/ | 865 hits
Live Review: Panic At The Disco + Metro Station + Black Gold
With a platinum selling debut album, masses of emo kids following their every move, and now the abandonment of the '!' in their name, Panic At The Disco once again came to the city of Leeds and put on a show.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9355/ | 1,900 hits
CD Review: The High Wire - The Sleep Tape
I'm really glad that smoky, hazy, dreamy guitar pop is cool again. Do you remember when Black Rebel Motorcycle first startled us with BRMC back in 2001, and in between hitting us with 'Whatever Happened To My Rock 'n' Roll' and 'Spread Your Love,' we were swooned into semi consciousness with the opium-laced druggy waves of 'As Sure As The Sun' and 'Too Real'?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12219/ | 851 hits
Live Review: The Mystery Jets + This Et Al + Napoleon IIIrd
To say that I was a fan of Napoleon IIIrd would be a severe understatement; this so called low-fi wizard of leftfield rock is about as appealing as leprosy and manages to push the crowd to the recesses of the dingy corners of the bar for salvation.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3900/ | 1,034 hits
News Article: Pulled Apart by Horses added to Leeds Festival line up
Organisers of the annual Leeds Festival have announced over 50 new bands for the festival to be held this coming August Bank Holiday weekend.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18393/ | 738 hits
News Article: Are you in a band? Do you want to play at Slam Dunk Festival?
Slam Dunk Festival has today announced that it is launching a local bands competition for its festival in the summer, with one slot up for grabs at each of the local legs of the Slam Dunk Festival.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17408/ | 553 hits
CD Review: Emmet - The Disfunktional EP
Returning to the CD reviews page after a good few months absence is Emmet, the dance band it's OK to like.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2918/ | 482 hits
CD Review: Dashboard Confessional - Dusk and Summer
One time, on one of my regular bored trawls through the lower vestiges of the internet in search of some light entertainment, I stumbled across a semi-amusing game called "create your own em* band name".
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7101/ | 477 hits
CD Review: Jacqui Dankworth - It Happens Quietly
Jazz music is something that for me has never gone out of fashion and the songs are timeless and this album is a testament to some songs that have stood the test of time.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15161/ | 367 hits
Live Review: Death From Above 1979 + The Fever + Controller Controller
Hailing from Toronto, the first band of the night was the five piece Controller Controller. Minuscule singer Nirmala Basnayake took to the stage in a cheap black dress and fake pearls and shouted her way through a string of de-structured sequencer-laden dirty disco tracks from their forthcoming album 'History'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3599/ | 693 hits
CD Review: The Wonder Years - The Upsides
"I'm not sad anymore, I'm just tired of this place". Thus opens the second album from Philadelphia pop punk 6-piece The Wonder Years.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13460/ | 643 hits
Live Review: Alt Track + Shaheen + Mr Gary C
Three acts for the 360 Club this evening. The first of which is local, one man show Mr Gary C with a battery of Van Morrison inclined, jazzy pop numbers to entertain the audience with.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11546/ | 867 hits
CD Review: Henrik Schwarz - Imagination Limitation
Dance music. Generally, in present times there are two core types. First we have the 'chart version' of the genre, i.e.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7461/ | 338 hits
Live Review: Field Music
Field Music are completely out on their own, and have been for some years now. Their highly unique brand of prog-pop is totally unparalleled, and as four albums worth of material, along with two solo records has proven; the Brewis brothers are definitely not in it for any kind of lazy indie guitar offerings.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12452/ | 944 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Anthems From The Phantom
Anthems From The Phantom is a compilation released by fledgling record label Phantom Power Records, based in Sheffield, and consequently weighted heavily towards Sheffield and Derby artists though not exclusively so.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9106/ | 710 hits

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