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News Article: Cinerama to release new Peel Sessions compilation...
Cinerama are about to release a follow up to their 2001 Peel Sessions compilation. John Peel Sessions: Season 2, a twelve track CD on Scopitones will hit the record shops on 28 April 2003. | 189 hits
News Article: Cinerama record Peel Session...
Cinerama have just finished recording a session for John Peel, which will be aired on BBC Radio 1 at 11pm on Tuesday, 21st September. | 259 hits
News Article: Trio of Leeds artists feature on Peel-inspired station's fifth anniversary compilation
Dandelion Radio, the internet radio station that keeps alive the spirit of John Peel, is celebrating its fifth birthday with a free exclusive release of favourite bands of the last five years - and artists from the Leeds area are well-represented. | 462 hits
News Article: New Cinerama Peel Session to be played in June...
Cinerama have recorded a new session for John Peel's Show, and this will be transmitted by BBC Radio 1 between 10pm and midnight and on the 'net at on Wednesday 4th June. | 221 hits
CD Review: The Wedding Present - The Complete Peel Sessions 1986-2004
David Gedge's long running friendship with the late great John Peel is lovingly documented across this 6 CD box-set. | 588 hits
CD Review: John Parkes - Faithlessnessless
John Parkes is a singer songwriter in the most traditional of senses. One man, his guitar and his occasional harmonica is as much as is needed on this 12 song solo break from Whole Sky Monitor. | 401 hits
Band Profile: Decoration
John Peel favourites with a sound a that shares a cramped box room with The Buzzcocks and The Smiths Decoration's recent recordings have recieved airplay at both home (including a Peel Sesion) and abroard - (Ireland, Germany, BBC World Service... | 1,863 hits
News Article: Leeds musician to release a charity download single ...
Leeds dance / electronic musician Superboss is releasing "Things Will Get Better", a song featuring the voice of DJ legend John Peel on, with donations going to John's favourite charities, The Salvation Army and Amnesty International. | 381 hits
Band Profile: The Container Drivers
The Container Drivers are a shouty indie trio | 261 hits
News Article: The Truth About Frank feature in the 'Festive 50'
Former mainstay of the late John Peel's broadcasting calendar, and now formally hosted by Dandelion Radio, 2010's listener-voted 'Festive 50' features The Headless Rentman by The Truth About Frank at number 9, alongside the likes of These New Puritans, The Fall, Gil Scott-Heron, Crystal Castles and Caribou. | 338 hits
CD Review: Decoration - I tried it, I liked it, I loved it
John Peel loves them and he's not the only one! This 3 track follow up to the astonishingly good "Thomas Pink Session" is another warning shot across the bows of the music listening public - whistling past with the words "you will adore us" ringing in the ears of all those who dare get in their way. | 956 hits
Band Profile: Expelaires
Expelaires are a seminal Leeds band formed in 1978 and spawned a myriad of legendary Leeds bands - amongst them The Sisters of Mercy, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Music for Pleasure and Girls at our Best.They were former label mates with Echo and the Bunnymen and championed by the late great John Peel. | 90 hits
Band Profile: Loudmouth Soup
country rock | 779 hits
Band Profile: Pink Peg Slax
Anarchic rockabilly beloved by the late John Peel. "If Elvis had been a Marx Brother, he would have invented Pink Peg Slax" (James Brown, NME) With a name derived from an obscure Eddie Cochran rocker, Pink Peg Slax promise rockabilly revivalism, but these veterans of the Leeds 80s music scene deliver musical subversion. | 563 hits
Band Profile: Sarah Lawton
folk acoustic | 641 hits
Band Profile: Persil
Persil formed in 1997. The band made its BBC Radio 1 debut in 1998, when John Peel played a track from the band's very first demo in his show. | 168 hits
Band Profile: Little Japanese Toy
The band originally came together in the spring of the year 2000 under the shameful moniker of Dr. Gonzo & the Smoking Fisherman and voyaged out on a seemingly fruitless tour of Scotland, where they were forced, at one stage, to busk in Glasgow city centre ... | 374 hits
Band Profile: Nina Nastasia
Nina Nastasia is a New York City-based singer-songwriter born in Hollywood, California. Her music is noted for an eclectic mix of folk delicacy and intricate chamber music arrangements worked out with her band and partner Kennan Gudjonsson. | 348 hits
Band Profile: The Datsuns
The Datsuns are a garage rock band from Cambridge, New Zealand. In 1995, while still at school, Dolf de Borst, Phil Buscke Somervell, and Matt Osment formed a band under the name Trinket. | 279 hits
Band Profile: Caroline Martin
Bristol born Caroline Martin started writing and recording in 1996. At this point in her life she was living on the edge of Wentwood Forest in South Wales. | 760 hits
CD Review: Agent Blue - Crossbreed
Yodelling is an art not to be trifled with. In most cases it is neither big nor clever. Agent Blue are not the exception, they are the rule. | 508 hits
Band Profile: The Wedding Present
alternative rock | 2,476 hits
CD Review: Nex - Secrets & Lies
Punk Metal, a bass player who chooses to go by the name The Professional (but looks like a nerd) and a drummer who wears a black vest - quite frankly the review could end right here! | 460 hits
News Article: One man's mission to track down every member of The Fall
Yorkshire-based music and arts author Dave Simpson has released a book - 'The Fallen' - about life in one of the country's most intense and insane bands, The Fall. | 398 hits
Band Profile: The Legendary Len Liggins
Solo artist, member of The Ukrainians and The Sinister Cleaners and one time collaborator with The Wedding Present. Also produced 'Roar!' fanzine in 1980s. | 1,052 hits
CD Review: Lorimer - George Oldfield
John Peel gets the ball rolling tonight; just as I sit down to review spiky Leeds starlets Lorimer, he plays the cover of Ferry-penned "Over You", the second song on their new "George Oldfield" EP. | 440 hits
Band Profile: Miss Black America
(MBA) are a rock band based in Suffolk, England. Its members are Seymour Glass (voice/guitar), Dan Smart (drums, previously Simon Chapple and Simon Cooper), Mat Anthony (lead guitar, previously Gish), Laura Kidd (bass/voice, previously Mike Smith and Ryan Banwell). | 293 hits
CD Review: Superboss - Things Will Get Better
Many will remember 2004 as the year the music world lost one of its most admired characters. His memory can be somewhat celebrated in this eclectic effort by Superboss where amongst the dance beats and soothing synth lies a number of carefully selected samples of the great man. | 421 hits
Band Profile: The Room
The Room were formed in the late 70's by Dave Jackson and Becky Stringer (both later of Benny Profane, Dust and The Dead Cowboys) before going through various personnel changes and splitting in 1985. | 172 hits
Band Profile: The Loves
The Loves formed in 2000 and since then have had over 30 members come and go through their ranks. Their first release was the 2001 Boobytrap Singles Club double A side Little Girl Blues / She'll Break Your Heart. | 128 hits
Band Profile: The Fall
Famously described by John Peel as being "always different, always the same", The Fall were formed in Manchester, England in 1976 during the punk era although their style quickly evolved into something more idiosyncratic. | 666 hits
CD Review: Rudolf Rocker - Rabbiting With Richard Dido
This is Rudolf Rocker's second album released on Leeds' very own House Of Mook label. John Peel listened upon the band favourably, as he did with many 'Mook' arists and you can hear why. | 372 hits
Band Profile: Part Chimp
Part Chimp is an English rock band from camberwell in london formed by Tim Cedar (vocals and guitar), Jon Hamilton (a.k.a. | 247 hits
Band Profile: I Am Kloot
I Am Kloot are a band formed in Manchester, England in 1999 by John Bramwell (guitar/vocals), Peter Jobson (bass) and Andy Hargreaves (drums), notable for their twisted, witty lyrics. | 427 hits
Band Profile: Skeletal Family
goth punk | 2,024 hits
CD Review: The Somatics - Lemonade
I really wanted to like this record. I really tried hard, listening to it at home, at work, whilst doing the washing up, whilst playing the Play Station but alas the plain fact of the matter is, it has no place in my life. | 365 hits
CD Review: Björk - Greatest Hits
In a time before you were born, dearly beloved, an Icelandic child called Björk joined a punk band called KUKL. | 425 hits
Band Profile: Black Roots
Black Roots were a powerful and potent force in the British reggae music scene throughout the Eighties and left a legacy of no less than ten albums and more than eight singles before bowing out of the public eye in the mid-90's. | 294 hits
Live Review: Chevron + Lorimer + OFM + Five Years Later
Wandering into McDermotts on Saturday night I noticed that tonight held the promise of music. Four bands whose apparent self-proclaimed musical leanings sounded tempting (if beer mat flyers are to be believed). | 413 hits
Live Review: Garlic
The Strychnine Lounge's debut gig at the Packhorse saw London's GARLIC make the trip up North and my god am I glad. | 210 hits
Band Profile: The Delgados
The Delgados were a scottish indie rock band who formed in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire in 1994 after friends Alun Woodward (vocals/guitar), Stewart Henderson (bass) and Paul Savage (drums) were forcibly ejected from the band Bubblegum. | 318 hits
Band Profile: Dawn Parade
The Dawn Parade was a rock band from Bury St. Edmunds, UK, formed in 2000 initially called The Hip Down. | 174 hits
Band Profile: Samsa
indie rock | 1,880 hits
CD Review: The Forgotten Cowboy - Untitled
Slices of indie, heaps of raw callous vocals and an excitable scattering of computer shenanigans are the makeup behind this truly unique outing from Widnes based loon The Forgotten Cowboy, Pseudonym Dilbert Chesterton. | 342 hits
Band Profile: Brassy
Brassy formed in 1994 and were based in Manchester, England. Their line-up comprised Muffin Spencer (from New Hampshire, USA, the kid sister of Jon Spencer of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) on vocals/guitar, Jonny Barrington (a.k.a. | 165 hits
News Article: Luigi are coming!
The twin/harmony guitar band that John Peel wryly introduced on his BBC radio show back in 1978 as 'a bunch of itinerant waiters from Leeds!' are to perform a two hour, one-off concert... | 224 hits
CD Review: Quack Quack - Mars / The Great Catsby
This EP of Quack Quack's is something of a schizophrenic: it's a little piece of black vinyl that can't decide whether it's the fey darling of the underground scene... | 328 hits
Band Profile: Hot Snakes
Hot Snakes was an American post-hardcore band led by Rick Froberg and John Reis, formed in 1999. Reis and Froberg had previously performed together in Pitchfork and Drive Like Jehu while living in San Diego, CA during their youth. | 248 hits
Band Profile: The Rose of Avalanche
Formed during 1984, in Leeds, England by founding members Phil Morris, Paul James Berry and Alan Davis. | 119 hits
Band Profile: The Crimea
The Crimea are an English indie band via Ireland, Wales and Zimbabwe, based in Camden and formed in 2002 One of the band's earliest breaks came when Davey spotted Fran Healy of Travis and took his chance to pass him a demo. | 256 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. | 593 hits
Band Profile: The Undertones
The Undertones are an Northern Irish punk band formed in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1975. The original band consisted of: * Feargal Sharkey (lead vocals), * John O'Neill (guitar), * Damian O'Neill (guitar, keyboards and vocals), * Michael Bradley (bass and vocals), and * Billy Doherty (drums). | 188 hits
Band Profile: Saloon
The now defunct Reading-based Saloon spent four years quietly building a following among John Peel's indie masses through a string of low-key singles before releasing their debut album '(This Is) What We Call Progress' in 2002. | 124 hits
Band Profile: Pengilly's
"It's so lush, and gorgeous and original and fresh and heartfelt, that it just blew us away." - Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music | 1,114 hits
Live Review: Herman Dune
I think the year was 2001 when I turned on the radio and heard the late John Peel introduce a Paris-based Swiss/Swedish trio of David, Andre and Neman Herman Dune singing songs such as "How Things Slide" and "Lazy Boys (Don't Stand A Chance)" Five years later, after not listening to Herman Dune for a while I was happy to hear that they would be playing a gig at the Brudenell Social Club. | 470 hits
Live Review: Lorimer + Mr Dogg + Swamp Donkey
Things look very bright for the music scene in Leeds at the moment, and tonight is a great testament to that. | 541 hits
Live Review: Ooberman + Coasta
Ooberman returned to West Yorkshire to celebrate the release of their debut album, The Magic Treehouse. | 269 hits
Band Profile: Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry have returned to the scene to pummel their way into your consciousness once again... | 1,301 hits
CD Review: Lorimer - Repeat Offender
So, they're good enough for John Peel, then. Still, he's not that fussy, is he? Let's face it, an hour of obscure euro punk and you start reaching for Radio 2 before seizures set in half the time - or is that just me? | 282 hits
CD Review: The Undertones - True Confessions (Singles = A's + B's)
Let's not delay in stating the obvious; The Undertones were, and indeed are, a fantastic band, whose influence lives on to this day; you can hear echoes of their early pop-punk work in any number of bands today. | 427 hits
Band Profile: Milloy
punk rock | 2,734 hits
Band Profile: Amsterdam
Amsterdam (1) Amsterdam were formed on Merseyside in 1999 and promptly stayed there - mainly because they didn't really have any band members or any songs - but Ian Prowse had to tell his friends in the pub he had a new band going. | 274 hits
Band Profile: Boom Bip
Bryan Hollon, aka Boom Bip, is a producer and musician who experiments with many different genres and has developed a sound of his own. | 215 hits
Live Review: Herman Dune + Turner Cody
Championed favourably by the late John Peel, Herman Dune are a band brimming with mystery. To this day I'm still not 100% certain of their exact origin. | 484 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. | 930 hits
Live Review: Bilge Pump + David Thomas Broughton + Dungeon Dungeon
Was I the only person left in Leeds who hadn't seen Bilge Pump yet? I suspect there might be one or two guitar band members who haven't had the experience. | 1,091 hits
Band Profile: Nex
There are five bands with the name Nex. 1)A doom metal band from Sweden (pic with 3 individual members) 2)A black metal band from Arizona (currently split up) 3)A metal band from North Dakota 4)(shown in group photo) The purity of intent that glows at the heart of Nex has remained constant since their formation in 2002. | 378 hits
Band Profile: The Truth About Frank
Starting out in 2007, the experimental/electronic duo from the east of Leeds in the UK debuted with their 2008 EP 'A Briefcase Full of Suspicion' (LYFCD001). | 887 hits
Band Profile: Dawn of the Replicants DAWN OF THE REPLICANTS 1996 - 2006 A brief year-by-year bio by forward captain frog 1996 A kitchen table in Galashiels, Scotland, is struck by improvisation. | 197 hits
Live Review: Themselves + Alias
Mr. Whiskey and No Dice start proceedings with a DJ set that seems to last forever, but creates the atmosphere for Alias. | 308 hits
Band Profile: Clinic
Clinic is a Liverpool based indie rock band noted for their often fast-paced, eclectic sound. Their distinguishing sound can commonly be recognized by their prominent use of vintage keyboards/organs, most notably the Philips Philicorda, and peculiar off-scale chord progressions. | 335 hits
Live Review: T-Model Ford + David Broad + Serious Sam Barrett
The 300 people having a good time at the Faversham (and paying good money) weren't going to worry over whether it was in response to a cultural phenomenon or a truly musical experience, as the avowedly 83-year old T-Model [James Lewis Carter Ford] Ford sat before them. | 774 hits
Band Profile: The Edsel Auctioneer
Leeds' answer to MBV and Husker Du | 386 hits
Band Profile: The Go! Team
The Go! Team are a Brighton, United Kingdom-based six piece band (with two drummers) whose songs are a mixture of action theme songs, cheerleader chants, noise-pop guitars and early hip-hop, with a hint of '70s funk. | 224 hits
CD Review: The Wedding Present - Valentina
My earliest connection with Leeds goes back to discovering The Wedding Present some twenty odd years ago. | 658 hits
Band Profile: Ormondroyd
Taking their name from a cult early nineties footballer and inspiration from the likes of Mogwai, Spirtualized, the Beach Boys and Super Furry Animals, Ormondroyd make widescreen, atmospheric pop songs punctuated by bursts of epic noise. | 281 hits
Band Profile: Arcade
There are two Arcade's which inhabit this page now. The details for glam metal band appear first and then electronica act second --- Arcade was a short-lived outfit that included members from some of the biggest bands of the 80's glam metal scene. | 308 hits
CD Review: Spring - Circle Cake
Spring have a smooth rock style that has not been much heard in the last twenty five years. Punk - first from America and then in its nastier English variant made it as good as compulsory to throw some tasty venom into each and every musical cake you could bake. | 765 hits
CD Review: Allusondrugs - Allusondrugs EP
Allusondrugs formed in Castleford in 2012, recorded this EP in January 2014 (at Greenmount Studios in Armley, Leeds), but have been very busy out and about on the road in the lead up to this coming out. | 819 hits
Band Profile: Cat Power
Charlyn Marie Marshall, also known as Chan (pronounced "Shawn") Marshall, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. | 206 hits
Band Profile: US Maple
U.S. Maple was an American avant-garde rock band. The group was formed in 1995 at Chicago's Northern Illinois University by former members of Snailboy aka. | 255 hits
Live Review: Bodixa + Nursery + Instant Species
Another month, another Blue Star Music showcase and top of tonight's show are INSTANT SPECIES. You can never be too sure where these guys are coming from. | 292 hits
CD Review: Duncan McFarlane Band - Woodshed Boys
After having had the pleasure of catching this band live several times I had very high expectations of this album. | 1,119 hits
Band Profile: Craig Whitehead
Craig "Vinnie" Whitehead | 313 hits
Band Profile: Vinnie & The Stars
Hull-Hop with a different type of class, Like Dean Windass. | 597 hits
Interview: Daniel Fell
As lead singer, main songwriter and all around head honcho of The Argonauts, Daniel Fell is now going solo. He's playing in Leeds at Carpe Diem on the 12th February, so Gavin Miller caught up with the man himself to have a little chat about all things musical... | 1,187 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. | 270 hits
CD Review: Mogwai - Happy Songs For Happy People
'I Know You Are But What Am I?' asks one of the tracks on Mogwai's new album. Well, I am an intrigued music buff and you are one of the finest records of the year. | 595 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Wrath Records (sampler)
In an ideal world there'd be a Wrath Records on every street corner, little collectives of bands, combining forces and flying the flag for genuinely independent music. | 281 hits
Band Profile: Half Man Half Biscuit
Half Man Half Biscuit, often abbreviated to "HMHB", are an indie rock band from Birkenhead, England, active sporadically since the 1984, known for its satirical, sardonic, and sometimes surreal songs. | 931 hits
Live Review: Lightning Bolt + Bilge Pump + Wolves! (of Greece) + Like a Kind of Matador
The venue is slowly starting to fill when Like a kind of Matador take to the stage. A trio comprising of a guitarist, a drummer and a flutist who then proceed to produce some mighty fine concept rock. | 2,210 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. | 147 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. | 744 hits
Band Profile: The Pigs
Pigs StoryRecorded at Sound Conception Studios, Bristol, August 12th We were the Pigs, a garage band that got lucky - but not that lucky. | 139 hits
Live Review: Clinic + JJ72 + The Delgados
A good crowd turned up for tonight's free Barfly sessions gig but there was plenty of room and it could have been promoted a little bit better because many of the genuine fans who would have paid to see these bands knew nothing of it. | 334 hits
Band Profile: Gossip
There are two artists with this name 1. An American indie rock band 2. A Japanese visual kei band An American indie rock trio from Portland, OR, originally formed in Arkansas. | 321 hits
Band Profile: Evil Nine
They aren't evil and there are only two of them, but other than not living up to their randomly chosen yet aesthetically pleasing name Tom Beaufoy and Pat Pardy in no way disappoint. | 193 hits
Band Profile: The Detonators
There are two bands with the name The Detonators: 1) Formed in 1979, The Detonators were a part of the early hardcore scene in Los Angeles. | 1,293 hits
Band Profile: The Alarm
The Alarm is an alternative rock band which formed in 1978 in Rhyl, Wales. For most of their career the band consisted of Mike Peters (vocals, guitar), Dave Sharp (guitar), Eddie Macdonald (bass) and Nigel Twist (drums). | 395 hits
Band Profile: The Boyfriends
1. The Boyfriends are: Martin Wallace (vocals), Richard Adderley (guitar), David Barnett (bass) and Paddy Pulzer (drums). | 294 hits
Interview: Pop Threat
The Leeds four piece explain why they've never felt a part of the Leeds scene, but still have the opportunity to make it big | 455 hits
Live Review: 5ft4 + Danny Carr + Percy
There's always been a place for humour in music. All the best bands had wit without being cheesy and over the top with it, and tonight proves that humorous observations and amusing asides don't mean you have to be the Grumbleweeds. | 379 hits
Interview: Amsterdam
Victoria Holdsworth speaks to Ian Prowse of Amsterdam and Pele. | 555 hits
Band Profile: The Black Keys
The Black Keys are a two-man blues-rock group from Akron, Ohio, United States which formed in 2001, consisting of singer and guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney. | 343 hits
Interview: Maggie8
Rosie Driver met up with Maggie8 in anticipation of the EP release in May and their appearance at Live at Leeds. | 857 hits
Live Review: The Wedding Present + Gruff Rhys + Too Many T's + Post War Glamour Girls
Ah, Long Division festival. This is the third time I've trotted along (out of the four so far), and I've never been anything other than wholly enamoured. | 718 hits
Band Profile: Julian Cope
Julian Cope (born Julian David Cope, on 21 October 1957, in Deri, Mid Glamorgan) was raised in Tamworth, Staffordshire. | 435 hits
News Article: Beacons Festival Announce Stage Times
Beacons Festival 17th -19th August 2012 Funkirk Estate, Skipton, The Stunning Yorkshire Dales. After many months of careful planning and with less than two weeks to go Beacons Festival are pleased to announce the stage times for this year's event. | 824 hits
CD Review: Cardiacs - Concerts Vol I & II
I give you fair warning.  I am about to break the ancient, time-honoured and globally respected code of the International Covenant of Authors, Note-Takers, Writers, Reviewers, Interviewers, Talkers and Editors (or ICANTWRITE for short) covering the critique of musical releases and/or performances on precisely 2 counts.  In fact one of these has already been broken.  So apologies if this warning comes too late in the day and has already caused you unnecessary distress. | 709 hits
Band Profile: Def Leppard
Def Leppard are an English rock band from Sheffield, who formed in 1977 during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. | 425 hits
Band Profile: Sonic Youth
Sonic Youth is an influential experimental rock band which formed in New York City, New York, United States in 1981. | 268 hits
Band Profile: Mike Oldfield
Mike Oldfield (born Michael Gordon Oldfield, 15 May 1953, Reading, Berkshire, England) is largely known for Tubular Bells, his groundbreaking album from 1973, the success of which also bankrolled Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Records, for which Tubular Bells was the inaugural release. | 985 hits

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