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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. | 348 hits
Band Profile: Tomorrow We Sail
Forever procrastinating future sailors making post-rock-folk-modern classical ambient music. | 870 hits
Band Profile: Arcomnia
Playing ancient music with sympathetic modern grooves using English Border Pipes, didgeridoo, clarinet, percussion, keyboards and programming | 298 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. | 958 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. | 849 hits
CD Review: Hot Water Music - Exister
Reunions are risky business a lot of the time. A newly reformed band will play a handful of successful shows... | 277 hits
Interview: Chickenhawk
Richard Sykes speaks to Chickenhawk's Robert and Ryan ahead of the November 1st release of 'Modern Bodies' on Brew Records. | 956 hits
Interview: British Fiction
British Fiction: Twilight's Lost and Dreaming of Modern Peacocks | 959 hits
Band Profile: Jacobean Ruff
Jacobean Ruff are a young modern folk band based in Leeds, forming in mid 2012. Despite being relatively young, they have already gained notoriety on the Leeds gig scene, playing in various venues including Oporto, the Cockpit, the Wardrobe, the Brudenell, Nation of Shopkeepers and Carpe Diem, as well as beginning to establish themselves as a festival band, playing in 2013 alone Beacons, Live at Leeds, Tockwith Beer Festival and Lainfest, among others. <br /><br />Their music has often drawn comparisons with Mumford and Sons, Fleet Foxes and Laura Marling, and could easily be described as a blend of the three. Communion Leeds called it 'An exciting pairing of thoughtful, traditional folk styles and clever pop songwriting'. | 1,003 hits
News Article: Shlomo shortlisted for the 2008 New Music Award
The PRS Foundation have just announced the shortlist for their 'New Music Award', and Shlomo has made the last six from over 130 hopefuls! | 311 hits
Band Profile: Phoebe Katis
Phoebe Katis // Singer-songwriter // Jazz // Soul // piano&vocals // University of Leeds Music Student // London Based | 1,025 hits
Band Profile: Northern Glory
'The music scene will do exactly what we tell it to' Adam Russ, Northern Glory | 1,070 hits
News Article: O2 Academy Leeds and Boiler Room launch search for next generation of music pioneers
Underground music broadcaster Boiler Room and O2 have today announced an exciting opportunity with Go Think Big, allowing young people across the UK a chance to work on the iconic Boiler Room live streams and learn about the skills required to succeed in the modern music industry. | 474 hits
Interview: The Scandal
Shortly after they played the First Direct Arena open day, I caught up with the trio at Old Chapel Music Studios to see how it felt to play such a massive venue and what comes next for the band | 438 hits
Interview: Defend Moscow
Leeds Music Scene had a chat with guitarist Dave Fawbert from Defend Moscow | 829 hits
CD Review: The Blakes - s/t
Seattle trio who seem to have their fingers on several pulses, the 13 tracks here run through genres like a modern rock 101. | 319 hits
Feature: Constellations Festival 2010
In Leeds Music Scene's first ever feature, Nick Rowan gets us psyched up for the inaugural Constellations Festival, 13th and 14th November 2010. | 2,061 hits
Band Profile: 54 Knockouts
The 54 Ko's are here at last. A band that bring classic rock, pop & punk influences into modern day music. | 330 hits
Band Profile: Northern Theremonic
electronica alternative | 309 hits
Band Profile: A Free Soul Poetic
A Free Soul Poetic are three musicians living in Leeds. Creating frenzied folk music and post modern blues of shambolic beauty. | 651 hits
Band Profile: Dead Leg
rock | 740 hits
Band Profile: Hjaltalín
The band Hjaltalín began as a one-act thing in the music scene of MH, a Reykjavik gymnasium that is renowned for harboring musicians. | 135 hits
Band Profile: Lorenza Woods
It is with great pleasure we announce the fusing of music art/horror with a modern hybrid of industrial tinged electronic inspired metal music. | 291 hits
CD Review: Sam Lee - Ground of Its Own
To go from visual artist to survival expert to musician is very impressive but what place does Sam Lee's traditional folk album have in today's music scene? | 365 hits
Band Profile: Jinzena
Jinzena... we do it our own way - the music that is. No conforming to unwritten rules or daft trends. | 920 hits
Band Profile: The Doubtful Bottle
Brand new frantic interdimensional rock from the most exciting new band in the UK! | 313 hits
CD Review: Zealous - Untitled
Right from the word go, you can tell that Zealous are a force to be reckoned with. They describe themselves as "Modern rock with a dynamic twist", and yes, the modern rock part of the statement statement is just about true but the "dynamic twist" I'm not too sure about though. | 400 hits
Band Profile: The Gold Fever
indie rock | 564 hits
News Article: Now available from Jumbo Records!
You can now buy my album from Jumbo Records! I was taken by this fragile, delicate yet powerful folk gem that harks in part to Sandy Denny and the Strawbs, Nick Drake and has a real 60's feel yet this stand up to today's contemporary folk scene and modern tastes too...Recommended. | 279 hits
Band Profile: Down The Machine
Down The Machine are a 4 piece alternative rock band from Leeds. | 765 hits
News Article: Feeds release new video Shallow Eyes
Feeds release new video 'Shallow Eyes' Continuing their penchant for innovative and exciting music videos, the Leeds based 5-piece are back with their latest release 'Shallow Eyes'. | 298 hits
Band Profile: A Lot Like Eskimos
A Lot Like Eskimos- pop / punk rock | 2,102 hits
Band Profile: Second Thought
experimental electronica | 570 hits
Band Profile: Fragments
Progressive metal/groove from Harrogate / Leeds | 270 hits
Band Profile: JustDEFY
Rap-rock-electronica band from Keighley | 258 hits
Band Profile: The End Frets
Oringinal post punk style band based in West Yorkshire | 385 hits
Band Profile: Aidan Marriott
Acoustic folk fingerpicking from Northern Irish songsmith. | 751 hits
CD Review: Widgykeff - Made in Korea
The first impression of 'Made in Korea,' the debut single from Widgykeff, is that frontman James Halliday has the perfect voice for this sort of indie-rock. | 444 hits
Band Profile: Heir
Five piece band from Leeds | 223 hits
Band Profile: Naomi Coombes
Singer-songwriter based in Leeds | 285 hits
CD Review: The Bravery - Unconditional EP
It's happening, I can feel it in my waters, bubbling beneath the surface, a new genre will infest the radios, TVs and magazines of the UK in the year two 00 five, led by Franz Ferdinand, Razorlight and The Killers, this is the bastard offshoot of what came of The Strokes inspired NY explosion at the turn of the century, ladies and gentlemen feel free to dance again because indie dance rock is back and it's catching like a fire in a hay factory. | 1,310 hits
News Article: Gary Stewart releases his 'Year and a Day' EP
Gary Stewart has announced the release of his 'Year and a Day' EP, which will be available through the Babaganoush Records label on 18th June. | 389 hits
Live Review: Superelectric + Monkey Steals The Drum + Rio 6
London's Circuit magazine and Manchester's Charabanc Promotions have tonight arranged to bring Leeds three of the best bands from the top Northern cities of Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds. | 456 hits
Band Profile: Can't Kill The Heat
Towards the end of 2008, 3 friends (Members of BOYS WITH BEAKS and EVERY SECOND OF EVERYDAY) decided to progress a studio project forward into a live setup with a full band. | 494 hits
News Article: Kaiser Chiefs and The Cribs to release a limited edition tour single...
Kaiser Chiefs and The Cribs are to release a limited split 7" single, with each band covering the other's music. | 840 hits
Band Profile: Party Station
Party Station were formed in 2002 by alumni of Leeds College of Music. The band has been working across Yorkshire on weddings, University Balls, parties and corporate events since then. | 135 hits
Band Profile: Fable
Started by Alastair Nielson and Joe Kemp in 2006 after playing in bands such as Mr Charming, Chimp Tiao. | 474 hits
Band Profile: Sarah Brickel
Funky Soul/Jazz Singer-Songwriter | 212 hits
Band Profile: The Escape Route
punk rock | 785 hits
Band Profile: The Peppermint Lounge
After soaking up the sun and sounds of Asia for most of their lives, this duo inject the heat and energy of contemporary electronica into their tropical acoustic compositions, to create The Peppermint Lounge - a music that brings composition to sampling to dance to lounge. | 571 hits
CD Review: Cypress Hill - What's Your Number
I bet the remaining members of The Clash are laughing their asses off on a regular basis. Not only do they still have an army of loyal fans after all this time, but pretty much all their more groovy stuff gets sampled. | 2,123 hits
Band Profile: Book Of Job
Metal | 1,221 hits
News Article: Here's to the crazy ones.......
Does this sound familiar? A record label that signs an artist, pays them an advance for them to produce music and then subsequently releases it on their record label, taking payment from customers in exchange for music. | 200 hits
CD Review: Dead Disco - Automatic
"Automatic" is the third single to be released by Leeds über cool, all girl trio Dead Disco, their first on the well-respected label Fierce Panda, and the last single the label will ever release, concentrating solely on albums in the future. | 967 hits
CD Review: The Rain Band - Knee Deep and Down
Hailing from Maannchestuur!! The Rainband don't half support their Mersey heritage. Hear with me the Roses and New Order, and the now extinct Food artists - Space Monkeys. | 417 hits
Band Profile: The Western Front
indie rock | 491 hits
Band Profile: Matt Abbott
Matt Abbott is a solo artist from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK. Matt used to perform under the name Skint & Demoralised but has recently reverted back to using his own name. | 453 hits
Band Profile: The Frugal
Pete Donnelly - Guitar / Vocals Logan Helps - Bass / Backing Vocals Iain Bamford - Drums / Percussion The Frugal were formed in 2010 as a folk / indie three piece determined to create a stripped down yet energetic acoustic sound. | 528 hits
CD Review: Muse - Butterflies and Hurricanes
With this the (probably) last single from 'Absolution' Muse have simply outdone themselves yet again. | 773 hits
Band Profile: Wild Beasts
pop | 2,421 hits
Band Profile: Mosaicist
rock electronica dance | 549 hits
Live Review: Not Great Men + Cables Cause Fires + Eskimo Sandwich + These Five Walls
First up on tonight's roster are These Five Walls a local heavy riffing five piece. The bassist is the keystone to their sound with his competent hardcore playing and rock 'n' roll demeanour at times his bass parts sound as though they could be directly lifted from a Cancer Bats album. | 1,013 hits
News Article: Club Smith to release 'Call To Harm' in November
Leeds-based four piece Club Smith have announced the release of their second single 'Call To Harm' on 7th November via All Sorted!?! | 324 hits
CD Review: The Baddies - Monkeys in their Money Suits
Wow, it's another nu-mod punk band, but hey, they aint half bad, they have a real catchy sound as this live mini EP shows. | 454 hits
CD Review: Yuck - Chew
When Yuck first emerged with their debut, self-titled album just last year, they were credited for their very 90's-esque sound, brilliant for people who fondly remember the music of the 90's, and also for a younger generation who live in an era of Gaga's and Riri's. | 311 hits
CD Review: Dave Depper - The Ram Project
Everyone has that obscure favourite album they believe is true art, a masterpiece only worthy of listening to in full. | 531 hits
Band Profile: Masses
Alt/Pop five piece band based out of Leeds. | 664 hits
CD Review: Ridgevex - s/t
Not bad beginner stuff. But a long way from ready to roll up the slithering pile of shite that is modern popular music. | 683 hits
CD Review: The Dykeenies - Waiting For Go
The most striking thing about this single is how it takes seemingly disparate parts of guitar-based pop music from the last 25 years and turns them into a rolling, modern blast of a song. | 495 hits
Band Profile: Sub45
Sub Forty Five - Unashamed Uncool Contemporary British Rock | 332 hits
Interview: Jon Gomm
Jon Gomm talks to Mile Spilsbury about the state of the industry, his upcoming tour and, erm, Chaucer? | 927 hits
Live Review: Kaiser Chiefs
A happy version of indie music, or a depressed version of The Wannadies, either way, Kaiser Chiefs impressed. | 1,175 hits
Venue: Red Lion (Shadwell)
The Red Lion at Shadwell is a traditional village pub in Shadwell, north Leeds. Having taken over management a couple of years ago landlord Richard Hicks has been putting bands on regularly, and the pub has started building a bit of a reputation with recent gigs from Styckleback, FOG and Chunky Butt Funky going down a storm. | 1,665 hits
Band Profile: Soul Definition
Soul Definition are the ultimate Motown Era Party Band | 477 hits
CD Review: Paul Stone - Reprise of Swing
The uplifting feeling you get from the 'Reprise of Swing' is unbelievable. Paul Stone (a modern day Jack Jones) croons his heart out on this record which fancily looks like an old record. | 508 hits
CD Review: The Apes - Oddeyesee
As always I'm going to show my complete ineptitude at reviewing by saying I don't know how to review it. | 292 hits
CD Review: Lifetime Skiver - Binoculars
'Binoculars' is the long awaited debut album from Darlington based rockers, Lifetime Skiver. Quite in fitting with the band's name, the album has been in the making for 18 years, which has to be some kind of world record? | 321 hits
Band Profile: Royal Vendetta
indie rock | 1,201 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. | 515 hits
News Article: Empire to host 'Over The Bridge' Festival
Leeds music venue Empire are to host a festival this weekend, with all donations going to Marie Curie Cancer Care. | 420 hits
Band Profile: Chickenhawk
Avant-garde prog ideals and chaotic, balls out, rock and metal | 2,291 hits
Band Profile: Benjamin Wetherill
folk | 2,439 hits
CD Review: 50 Cent - 21 Questions
I've been given a copy of this single that contains the "clean" version of this single so I don't get to hear naughty Mr Half Dollar get nasty on our asses. | 671 hits
CD Review: 30 Seconds To Mars - From Yesterday
After a super incredible year, and being in the public's heads with single 'The Kill' not so long ago, Leto & co release track seven from their album as a single. | 729 hits
Band Profile: Chris Selman
Chris Selman is a singer/songwriter in the classic style of the early '70s troubadours. | 504 hits
CD Review: Sarandon - The Feminist Third
Sarandon have a simple plan: four 7-song mini-albums short enough to be released on 7" single, this being the third. | 549 hits
CD Review: The Boyfriends - No Tomorrow / I Love You
While the band may have a crap name they actually do have the knack to pen a couple of decent tunes as demonstrated on this two-track CD. | 492 hits
News Article: Kaiser Chiefs release 'Souvenir' singles collection
Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs have announced the release of 'Souvenir' The Singles 2004-2012, a compilation of all of the band's singles plus two brand new songs 'Listen To Your Head' and 'On The Run'. | 1,016 hits
Band Profile: The Feelies Inc
alternative indie | 657 hits
Band Profile: Vinyl Collide
indie rock | 903 hits
CD Review: Pino Forastiere - From 1 to 8
Guitar Chemistry at its very best. Affectionately known as the 'mad scientist' of acoustic guitar by fans, Forastiere cradles his guitar, hunched over it, utterly engrossed. | 552 hits
CD Review: Faithless - No Roots
On awaiting 'No Roots' I heard a rumour that it was a political album. This had me slightly worried as I believe music made with a political agenda often sounds awkward, forced, and artificial, although, I admit there are exceptions. | 955 hits
CD Review: The Xenith Sound - Untitled
What a relief, The Xenith Sound appear to have finally found the "Sound" their moniker so proudly advertises. | 719 hits
News Article: Micky P Kerr to release 'The Joke' on Monday
The new single by Micky P Kerr - titled 'The Joke' and produced by Dan Hulme (The Coral, Tricky, Delphic) - is released on Monday 16th November through the Modern English record label. | 550 hits
CD Review: The Lost 45s UK - What Time Do You Call This?
The Lost 45s UK nobly continue their campaign to make beat music a force to be reckoned with on this long awaited debut album. | 454 hits
CD Review: Avenged Sevenfold - Waking the Fallen
Three albums into their career and Orange County based 5 piece Avenged Sevenfold's fusion of Goth-punk and Metal has gained them a cult following which Waking the Fallen is sure to add to. | 1,669 hits
CD Review: Squarepusher - Hello Everything
A purveyor of experimental music and a bass guitar fanatic, Squarepusher has become one of the world's most respected electronic artists releasing one acclaimed record after another on the mighty Warp Records. | 444 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. | 1,492 hits
News Article: Dead Young Records announce first artists for High & Lonesome Festival
Dead Young Records presents the very first High & Lonesome festival, which looks to celebrate the influence of Americana in modern music. | 702 hits
CD Review: Kinn - Untitled
The main problem with the three songs that make up this EP, is that frontman Nikki's soulful voice, smooth vocal rhythms and naff pop-music lyrics ("right now you want me / right now you need me" etc.) are a bad fit for the steady, rock 'n roll chug of the music. | 373 hits
CD Review: Paul Weller - That Dangerous Age
As far as rock and roll credentials go, the name 'Paul Weller' is way up there amongst the other heroes, both historical and contemporary. | 514 hits
CD Review: Chungking - The Hungry Years
Chungking certainly don't lack ambition. It's an ambition that has songs to back it up. Hailing from Brighton, the 3 piece have released their debut album 'The Hungry Years' on Monday 18th October. | 1,101 hits
Band Profile: Inspades
Inspades are a Metal band from York, United Kingdom. | 370 hits
Band Profile: Termite
Neo-Psychedelic 4 Piece. | 689 hits
CD Review: Designated Driver - Design At Edd River
Middlesex's Designated Driver do what a lot of modern Emo frat-party nu-punk rockers don't - they actually write songs that feel like they mean it rather than purely sounding good when you've got a skinful. | 509 hits
Band Profile: Sativa
Sativa are a 5 piece metal band currently based in Halifax, West Yorkshire | 247 hits
CD Review: Tomahawk - Mit Gas
Ask some people to name a rock "super group" and their response will usually be Audioslave unless you ask you're grandma who'll probably just look at you funny. | 471 hits
CD Review: Motley Crue - If I Die Tomorrow
In December last year cock-rock legends Motley Crue, well known for their drug overdoses and womanising, decided to reform to give music one more crack. | 932 hits
News Article: Auricle EP Review
Those Delta Wolves were formed back in 2013 and are back with their second EP 'Auricle´ The 3 track EP is Hard Rock blended with a hint of Indie and Stoner Rock, which leaves you biting for more. | 231 hits
Band Profile: Nerve Engine
"like Sevendust battling it out with deftones and Metallica" - The Machine | 1,345 hits
CD Review: Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
Instigating 2009's great folk-pop takeover is Mumford & Sons with their riotous, exhilarating single 'Little Lion Man.' Following in the footsteps of Noah and the Whale and the exquisite Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons have shown that modern folk music can be as relevant to pop culture as Jay-Z, and consequently this has fought its way onto the Radio 1 playlist where it continues to gain popularity. | 1,400 hits
CD Review: Chilli - Killing Me
Now here's a novel idea, a CD single (a format predominantly bought by a 11-16 girls) that contains the purest "adult" orientated rock I've heard in a long time. | 368 hits
Live Review: Living Thing
Fox & Newt, Friday night, it can mean only one thing ... the latest offerings from top local duo Living Thing. | 478 hits
CD Review: 30 Seconds to Mars - The Kill
Every so often a really catchy metal/rock song comes along where people stand up and take notice. With the nominations and awards this song has gained, 30 Seconds To Mars are currently hot stuff, riding the waves of success. | 1,355 hits
CD Review: Alistair Sheerin - Animal Farm Sessions
Alistair Sheerin is a singer-songwriter from Middlesbrough with a melodic-rock style, comparable to that of The Beatles, The Kinks and Oasis. | 354 hits
News Article: Happy Daggers To Release New Single 'Get Yourself Together
After a successful start to 2013 - with critically acclaimed performances at Live At Leeds, supporting Public Service Broadcasting, and BBC radio airplay - Happy Daggers are set to release their new single: 'Get Yourself Together', on Saturday 20th July. | 275 hits
CD Review: Incubus - Talk Shows On Mute
It's been a funny few years for Incubus. From the dizzy heights of success with the mall-metal of their breakthrough album 'Morning View', to nu-metal's untimely demise and losing their bassist, the good looks of lead singer Brandon Boyd aren't the only thing that draws people to them any more. | 1,054 hits
Live Review: Frank Turner
The NME tent must be running a little early as Frank Turner is midway through a buoyant rendition of "I Knew Prufrock Before He Was Famous" some ten minutes before the scheduled start time. | 826 hits
CD Review: One Minute Silence - One Lie Fits All
Lets start on a good footing. I don't like metal. I went to the download festival and didn't see a single metal band for Christ's sake! | 560 hits
Band Profile: Back Page First
Back Page First is a newly formed Bradford based rock band. Their first 4 track EP is now available on iTunes at the store link below and as of November 20th is available from all major online retailers. | 510 hits
CD Review: Shy Child - Summer
Appropriately here is a review of a song called "Summer" just as the weather turns wet and cold... no hang on it's always been wet and cold. | 325 hits
CD Review: Dead Disco - Untitled
I wasn't sure if it was because I'd just seen the picture that came in the CD sleeve that I thought this music sounded really sexy. | 809 hits
News Article: Tiny Planets announce release of their debut EP
Wakefield 4-piece Tiny Planets have announced the release of their debut EP, 'The Trick Is To Keep Breathing', on Monday 16th January 2012 via the Philophobia Music record label. | 440 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. | 382 hits
CD Review: The Lockjaws - Look Dad, You Can Cook Muffins On It
Crawling out of the dingiest and filth ridden areas of Bradford come the alcohol fuelled Lockjaws. A band bred on old school punk rock, beer, Guinness, late nights, hangovers, lager, kebabs, vodka, cider, gin, whiskey... | 616 hits
CD Review: Son Of Dave - Ain't Goin' To Nike Town
'Ain't Goin to Nike Town' is the latest single from one time Crash Test Dummy, Son Of Dave. A one man band, crafting hip hop saturated blues from little more than an old box, an harmonica and a sampling pedal. | 410 hits
News Article: Christophe Godin Masterclass Sunday 8th June
Music Nation Leeds welcomes French guitar virtuoso Christophe Godin for a very special masterclass in June. | 201 hits
CD Review: Sigur Rós - Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do
There are a few things you should know about this EP before we get started. Here's basically a run down of the few major facts that led to this EP being recorded by Sigur Rós. | 590 hits
CD Review: Floozy - Untitled
Five nice blokes, four affable tracks. Some springy little guitar riffs and a load of enthusiasm. A goofy, friendly CD with a big SG type guitar in moody black and white on the sleeve. | 461 hits
CD Review: The Palms - Untitled
The Palms really fit the modern day bill with their take on the current Indie rock / dance scene ala Kasabian, but one or too vocal production issues and an occasional penchant for misguided fret-wanking hold them back from hitting the full throttle. | 930 hits
Live Review: The Imagined Village
A full room at the Irish Centre is a lot of people, especially for a Tuesday night, which creates a great atmosphere, and teasing anticipation. | 506 hits
Band Profile: A-Sun Amissa
A-Sun Amissa is a project formed out of Leeds, UK in 2011 by members of Glissando and The Rustle of the Stars. | 384 hits
News Article: First events announced for Beacons Metro 2016
Beacons Metro 2016 takes places over a fortnight in late October/early November and festival programmers Super Friendz have brought together an eclectic line up of forward thinking events from the worlds of pop, experimental, psych, grime, techno and further. | 486 hits
CD Review: Bell X1 - Flock
Considering Bell X1's criminally under-rated record "Music In Mouth" passed under most people's radar a couple of years back, I was more than excited at the prospect of hearing their new offering "Flock". | 1,136 hits
CD Review: Rufus Wainwright - House of Rufus
Rufus Wainwright is a musician whose career unravels the more you stop to look back, and with this latest offering we see the release of Wainwright's entire back catalogue under the fitting title 'House of Rufus', an astonishing collection of songs which are of their own genre. | 850 hits
CD Review: Maps - We Can Create
Sadly, I've forgetten the accepted history of the synthesizer. Did Prof. Moog descend from the mountain top to impart the mystic benefits of his new electronic musicianship? | 549 hits
Band Profile: OtherPeoplesLives
Peasey // Vocals, guitars James // Guitars, vocals Bryce // Drums Sam // Keys, guitars, vocals Chris // Bass, vocals Building a home for themselves within waves of beauty and bombast in exacting measures, OtherPeoplesLives are a unique collective of musicians and producers based in Leeds, UK. | 921 hits
CD Review: Cousin Marnie - Is Sleeping E.P
All art contains an aspect of autobiography, but the reinvention of existing music, always seems to attract the most severe criticism. | 437 hits
CD Review: Parisman - A Lesson In The Art Of Balance
Parisman take one great leap into their own future with this very polished three track CD. No more uncertainty about how to balance the rock and the electronics. | 457 hits
Band Profile: Issimo
After Abi won Rock The House 2013 at The House of Commons, she paired up with 2012 runner up Marc and formed ISSIMO along with a band of rogue jazz musicians. | 1,409 hits
Band Profile: The Pablos
The Pablos are: Mitch Cameron - Vocals, rhythm guitar Andy Steingold - Lead guitar, mouth harp James Pepper - Bass Paddy Phillps - Drums Hailing from Leeds, the band is an original psychedelic garage outfit formed in winter 2008 and quickly rising from obscurity to playing at popular venues including The Cockpit and The Brudenell Social Club. | 1,761 hits
News Article: NARCS to release double A-Side on April 1st
The final single taken from NARCS' debut album 'Two Birds, One Stone Later' will be the double A-side 'Coast To Coast' and 'Souvenir', which will be released on April 1st through Clue Records. | 354 hits
Live Review: Idlewild + Now It's Overhead
Band names get more elaborate these days. It's a shame the music they produce doesn't. Now It's Overhead are very dull to watch and listen to. | 583 hits
CD Review: The Boy Tate - In The Head Of The Ice Cream Girl
Well, thanks, Dave. 12 tracks, a terrible band name and an even worse title. I cursed the day the editor was born, reached for my trusty Star Trek phaser and set it to "snore". | 363 hits
CD Review: Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
Who? Tame Impala are a psychedelic rock band hailing from Perth, Australia. Relatively unknown in the UK compared to their Australian counterparts such as Wolfmother and Jet, the group have built a significant following back home, and already have three No.1 singles in their homeland under their belts. | 367 hits
CD Review: A Silver Mt. Zion - Horses in the Sky
"Horses in the Sky" is the third and most expansive album to date from this collaboration of various artists from the Montreal post-rock scene. | 732 hits
Band Profile: Fizzy Blood
Fizzy Blood are a band born from ambition, determination and resilience. Based in Leeds, UK, their refreshing musical bravery has seen them shed any traces of the generic with their own brand of retro-inspired rock. | 981 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. | 546 hits
CD Review: Chris Ayer - Don't Go Back To Sleep
One of Brooklyn's burgeoning singer-songwriter's animated 2009 album is still well-worth the light-hearted listen two years on. | 347 hits
Live Review: Chris T-T + Thomas Truax + Sergeant Buzzfuzz + Napoleon IIIrd
After a near-continuous onslaught of terrific gigs in the last couple of weeks, perhaps a breather was what was needed. | 1,051 hits
CD Review: Joakim - Lonely Hearts
They say that in every decade, there was some great music. It just takes us time to realise it. It took the 1980's years to recover from synthesiser pop which, was rebuked for its mechanical, recapitulatory ideals at the behest of the mainstream. | 710 hits
CD Review: The Bishops - s/t
I've heard a lot of noise about these guys and with their self titled album, would it get louder or would it have to be drowned out? | 360 hits
News Article: Heir release their debut EP
'Having spent the last year honing their sound, alt-pop band Heir are set to release their highly anticipated debut EP, 'When The Lights Went Out' on March 12th. | 444 hits
Band Profile: The Robotz
The Robotz are a hip hop/alternative band formed in Leeds in 2010. | 337 hits
CD Review: Broadcast 2000 - Building Blocks
I'll begin this review by thanking Broadcast 2000. This CD is like a breath of fresh air and perfect for chilling out and laying back. | 786 hits
CD Review: Rob Nichols - 2nd Album
Rob Nichols is some rare creature darting across the normally beaten tracks with a flurry of noises and graceful swerves, to disappear in the woods and haunt your memory weeks later. | 510 hits
CD Review: Simple Kid - #1
I was disturbed when I received this CD through the post. Not by the cover or the content, but by what it said on the label stuck to it. | 632 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. | 943 hits
CD Review: Elixir - Drowning
After listening to this EP a vast number of times and reading through the huge press release and reviews and then searching through the over the top website the words of Bruce Campbell come to mind. | 340 hits
News Article: The Barmines Debut Single Review From GIGSLUTZ!
The Barmines are an indie rock 'n' roll four-piece from Leeds, consisting of Rob Burton, Liam Lockey, Leam Hayes and James May. | 212 hits
Live Review: Cute Is What We Aim For + Ten Seconds Of Chaos
The males in attendance tonight could be forgiven for thinking that they have walked into the wrong gig, such is the abundance of females pouring through the bar in anticipation of tonight's proceedings. | 683 hits
CD Review: International Trust - Talk of The Town
International Trust are about as complicated as beans on toast. You think this is a derogatory statement? | 851 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. | 423 hits
CD Review: Whole Sky Monitor - Bland Bland Bland
There's such an obvious joke opportunity in the title of this record that I'm having to put a lot of effort into actually writing an honest review, instead of falling back on a cheap gag. | 521 hits
Band Profile: Bearfoot Beware
Alternative | 1,977 hits
CD Review: Lowlife UK - Barstool Preaching
First and foremost it must be said that this is pure punk. Not modern day American, high pitched vocals, whining about your girlfriend while you're at the mall kind of punk but traditional old school British punk. | 826 hits
CD Review: KC - Fracture Flows Volumes 3 & 4
KC was born into the life that he chose to lead regardless of making it his decision; hailing from East London, grime capital of the UK, he's been relentlessly pushing material since the age of 15. | 577 hits
CD Review: Dugong - Hat Danko
This is infectious, intelligent, tough music that thrills the hairs on your arms and tucks your granny up at night with a cup of something poisonous. | 1,019 hits
CD Review: The Xenith Sound - Fear is the Enemy
Xenith Sound are all about lovingly recreated classic rock with very meaty guitar lines cutting under Toff Banks' soulful and gutsy voice. | 560 hits
Live Review: Make Model
With a name like Make Model it reminds me of a time before cybernetting and interblogging; an innocent time when opening one's Christmas or birthday presents was a joy to behold. | 604 hits
Live Review: The Cat Pack
My first gig of 2003 and in the dreaded month of January, the skint month, the after payday month, the "gigs are low priority on my spending list" month - but no, what's this, "you'll have to squeeze in at the back"; "you can stand on the chairs if you want"; "I'm not going to the bar again, it was murder" for tonight The Primrose is packed for its first gig of the year and the first gig ever for The Cat Pack all 19+ of them. | 476 hits
CD Review: International Trust - Bruce Lee
The rapid rise of computers in the workplace has revolutionised the art of skiving. Whereas once slacking off was itself a complex process of fabricating meetings and leaving coats on the backs of chairs, now any imbecile (at least any imbecile not restricted by those pesky filtering systems) is only a click away from an online escape route from the drab and dreary reality of the modern office. | 911 hits
Live Review: Propagandhi + Protest The Hero + Strike Anywhere + The Final Crisis
This was an unusual pairing for this Canadian double-header: a veteran political punk band, and a modern progressive metalcore band without a political bone in their collective body. | 994 hits
CD Review: Seismic Loveshift - Any Old Price
"sei'smic love'shift (n.) - geological earth movement akin to orgasm commonly occuring in West Yorkshire, created by the tumultuous confluence of crisp drumming, melodic bass, clean guitar and vocal mellifluence performing some of the most thoughtful, inspiring and haunting music of the twenty-first century" - SL. | 395 hits
Band Profile: The Sound Divide
rock | 779 hits
Live Review: Mr Shiraz + The Dead Pets + Mr Dogg + Malibu Stacey
MALIBU STACEY This is what I need. I've been at work all day, now I'm out with my ex- girlfriend having been stood up by all the people I was supposed to meet, and here are the first band of the night, the un-heard of Malibu Stacey. | 958 hits
News Article: Brew and DTTR to release split 10" vinyl for Record Store Day
Leeds label Brew have teamed up with Yorkshire label Dance to the Radio (¡Forward, Russia!, Holy State, Grammatics) to release a limited 10" vinyl split to coincide with Record Store Day 2011 on 16th April 2011 and in honor of a certain royal wedding. | 533 hits
News Article: Beacons Festival: Toots and the Maytals confirmed as Sunday's headliner
Beacons Festival are pleased to announce that Toots and the Maytals are confirmed as Sunday's headliner on the Stool Pigeon stage. | 684 hits
CD Review: Shock Defeat! - How Did We Make It So Angry?
The modern age, it's a killer ain't it? With the millions of infobytes each of us has to deal with every day why is it that music reviews are running longer and becoming increasingly verbose? | 365 hits
CD Review: Afro Celt Sound System - Capture (1995-2010)
'Capture,' 15 years of the Afro Celt Sound System is a great compilation, not excellent throughout, but different people will like different tracks. | 1,473 hits
Band Profile: March of Dimes
Laid back folk-rock with heart. "Movingly Poignant" - Sandman Magazine | 1,163 hits
CD Review: Mogwai - Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
Mogwai have always been seen as one of the rightful heirs to the upper echelons of the post-rock pantheon, their 1997 debut Young Team proving to be both a boisterous statement of intent and the warning shot that was fired across the bows of the bloated sub-Oasis-junk that was cluttering the mainstream hinterland of the time. | 462 hits
CD Review: Sailors - s/t
For Leeds based four piece Sailors, this is paradoxically, both their first and last 'proper' release, as they have in actuality already split up, playing their last gig earlier in March. | 376 hits
CD Review: The Strokes - Room on Fire
Finally one of the most eagerly awaited albums is here, but have The Strokes returned with a modern day classic, or will "Room on Fire" leave fans asking 'Is this it?' Hyped for months by the music press, The Strokes' latest offering sounds aurally much like their last album, just with a few more ideas thrown in. | 376 hits
CD Review: The Drastics - Fuck Romance
It wouldn't be too far fetched to say that the last 15/20 or so CDs I have reviewed on various different formats helped contribute to a brief and recent exile from 'music journalism'. | 465 hits
CD Review: Tom Odell - Songs From Another Love
Tom's debut LP is due out early next year so this four track EP is a good way to get to know him. I was enjoying 'Another Love' enough until halfway through when the pulse of the song starting beating louder and stronger. | 1,028 hits
Live Review: Seth Lakeman + Carus Thompson
The main room of the Cockpit is heaving tonight so I have no chance of getting in to see Carus Thompson, usually of Carus and the True Believers. | 649 hits
Live Review: The Wave Pictures
"There's a lot of you here tonight but we feel like we're playing to no one at all," remarks The Wave Pictures singer and guitarist David Tattersall somewhat wistfully, motioning to the empty space in front of the stage. | 638 hits
CD Review: The Drums - Money
It seems as though any voice that comes out of a "Jonathan Pierce" I always have a love/hate relationship with. | 589 hits
Live Review: Napoleon IIIrd + O Fracas + Middleman + Micky P Kerr
The Engine Room's fourth birthday celebrations were always going to be something special. The Brudenell Social Club was absolutely heaving, filled with many a familiar face from Leeds' bands. | 1,593 hits
CD Review: Matt Bentley - Something to Find
According to commentators at the recent BBC2 Folk Awards; the genre is making a comeback and is becoming especially popular with today's young people, but of course they would say that, wouldn't they? | 751 hits
Live Review: The Twang
For a band about to release their second single to be playing a headline set at the Leeds Met is no small feat. | 1,270 hits
Live Review: Supergrass
What a truly splendid place Leeds City Varieties is to get up close and personal with a band. No big muddy field stood next to a disinterested bunch of metal-heads watching from a mile away but sat comfortably amongst fervent fans eager to witness the close up skill of Messrs Supergrass. | 828 hits
Live Review: The Bronx + Fucked Up + Rolo Tomassi
Let's just say you need to have brass balls to hold your weight against carnage titans The Bronx and Fucked Up. | 655 hits
Live Review: iLiKETRAiNS
I don't think I really 'got' I Like Trains up until now. I sort of categorised it in my mind as 'music to kill yourself to' and didn't really have much of an opinion past this (clearly wrong) assumption. | 924 hits
Live Review: C.W. Stoneking + Brownbird Ruddy Relic
In this modern era it's not uncommon for disillusioned and quite often deluded members of society to feel that they belong to another time or place, a hubris conclusion that is usually spurred on by an influential novel, film or television series that can lead one to believe that they were meant to be an ad man from sixties Manhattan or an outlaw from the old American west and not say a clerical worker from modern day Uttoxeter. | 871 hits
CD Review: Wot Gorilla? - Wot Gorilla?
Imagine, if you will, a vast melting pot of influences, of vibrancy and deliberate musical sleight of hand, dashed together with the inventiveness of Cap 'n Jazz, the forthright post-hardcore edge of Kidcrash and the arithmetic adroitness of Seattle's Minus The Bear. | 843 hits
Live Review: Ryan Spendlove + Jasmine Kennedy + The Tritones
The DSC is just down the Bradford Road from Dewsbury town centre. Two quid in Margaret's collecting bucket and we were in for an excellent evening of music. | 712 hits
Interview: In This Moment
Jessica Thornsby spoke to In This Moment guitarist Chris Howorth | 2,067 hits
CD Review: Enter Shikari - Sorry You're Not a Winner
Metal guitars blended with euphoric dance lines? Surely this must be some sort of mistake, or possibly a mix from the Belgian brothers: 2 Many DJs possibly? | 2,322 hits
CD Review: Simon Pollard Band - The Dark Before the Dawn
Whilst sitting down listening to this EP from The Simon Pollard Band, thinking about an angle for this review, I was trying to think when it was that Country music became cool. | 441 hits
CD Review: Polar Bear Club - Chasing Hamburg
'Chasing Hamburg' has been one of the most anticipated alternative releases of 2009, following the somewhat unexpected popularity of 'Sometimes Things Just Disappear.' This popularity is no doubt set to continue to rise and fill the band's packed touring schedule to the maximum. | 471 hits
News Article: Coast review
"Third time we've seen COAST now and they ROCK!! • Great vocal harmonies, • Great musicians, • Good fun on stage, • Massive repertoire of old/modern, pop/rock. | 331 hits
Band Profile: Resonance
Resonance, Fouad - Rhythm Guitar John - Bass Jonny - Lead Vocal Mark - Drums and Backing Vocals Sean - Lead Guitar and Rhythm Guitar "Resonance is a great name for the band, big sound, big energy, you are Resonance and need to be on a big stage..." Alan Raw (BBC Radio DJ) "'Shaman' is the standout track displaying their ability to write catchy numbers which also showcase all five members' respective talents. | 995 hits
Band Profile: Scams
Andy Morgan : vocals/guitar/samples and programming Jamie Macneal : guitar/vocals/samples Adam Fenwick : bass/vocals Daniel Harvey : drums/vocals Depo : drums/samples/vocals Whether playing to expectant audiences in their adopted hometown of Leeds, or showcasing everywhere from Europe to the US, Scams are rapidly establishing a reputation as genuine purveyors of a unique sound and a dynamic and infectious live act. | 724 hits
Band Profile: Patchwork Grace
Exploding out of Nottingham and Leeds Patchwork Grace live and breathe their art and wear their souls for all to see. | 385 hits
CD Review: Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Given their back catalog, it seems fair enough to hold high expectations of anything Arcade Fire release. | 1,833 hits
Live Review: Parva + All Star 69ers + Maude
Bloody hell, it's busy in here for a Monday. Usually a night of rest following the weekend, but tonight a haven of rock and roll activity the likes of which we haven't seen since... | 441 hits
CD Review: Pride Tiger - The Lucky Ones
There seems to be renewed interest in the classic rock genre at the moment, and Pride Tiger are one of many modern bands specialising in a decidedly oldschool sound. | 787 hits
CD Review: Cerebral Ballzy - Cerebral Ballzy
Cerebral Ballzy don't do pop punk. They don't do intelligent, political punk. They're not into genre crossings. | 349 hits
Live Review: Jim Bob
Some misguided people out there might tell you that the post-Madchester pre-Britpop years weren't much fun to be growing up as an "indie kid". | 568 hits
Live Review: Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles + The Blonde + Tag-Team Preacher
Another multi-band pile up at the 360, luckily there were no serious injuries and only one bands pride hurt. | 1,140 hits
CD Review: Joseph Arthur - Nuclear Daydream
Releasing two new albums simultaneously is a big ask of any artist, but when you see what Joseph Arthur has done and is all about, it's another step on an amazing journey for this man. | 474 hits
CD Review: AKp - The Blast Apex
It seems that Alex King, has whittled his circle of trust down to a trio of himself and two backing musicians, and in doing so has created the eponymous collective AKP. | 559 hits
Live Review: Secret Machines
Punk was a reaction against the excesses of the 70s music scene. Songs tripped out, ten, fifteen minutes long. | 494 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. | 390 hits
CD Review: Dave Pilla - Dave Pilla EP
My shameless self-promotion on Twitter has come up trumps. Dave Pilla (real name: Dave Rees) got in touch for a review of his music and a few bars in my obliging nature was rewarded with smugness. | 541 hits
CD Review: Tiger Shadow - Stripe Two
One of the most exciting and original acts knocking around Leeds at the moment, it's hard to know where to begin when it comes to Tiger Shadow. | 471 hits
Live Review: Down Radio + Terra-ist + Strangers In Paradise
Tonight is a special night at the 360 Club with Terra-ist releasing their band releasing their debut album 'Civilian Army', not to mention it being the final gig of the year. | 623 hits
Live Review: Mama Scuba + Herbie + Farming Incident
Tonight is advertised as a "Leeds 6 Alternative Music Extravaganza" and by heck did promoters Panama get it right, for tonight they have booked perhaps the best three alternative bands I have seen in a long time, all local bands, all doing the city of Leeds proud, and as Steve Kind (Panama) put it when he introduced the headliners Mama Scuba, "I've been wanting to book this band for two years now" - it was well worth the wait! | 638 hits
Live Review: 5ft4 + Evil Little Sister + Floozy
It makes a change tonight that the Rocket is actually packed to it's brim tonight and it only helps that the music being played is deserved of such a crowd. | 503 hits
CD Review: Sawsound - We Have It All
Leeds' Sawsound take the violins of modern, trendy indie-folk and present it with a more rock aesthetic. | 565 hits
CD Review: Wild Beasts - Limbo Panto
Where to start with Wild Beasts? Their music is haunting and terrifying and oh so terribly exciting. And although admittedly, you'll most likely be freaked out to fuck at first listen, allow the Leeds/Kendal/somwherefarfromhere quartet work on you and thou shalt be thankful. | 598 hits
Live Review: Chicken Legs Weaver + Cardboard Cowboy + Tom Rodwell
First, a grumble. Tonight, there were three great acts on for a measly three quid, on a well though out bill, in a venue just outside the city centre, with probably the most consistently good sound in the city. | 2,393 hits
CD Review: Napoleon IIIrd - Hideki Yukawa
The designation of Napoleon IIIrd's 'Hideki Yukawa' release as a mini-album is a clear-cut example of understatement. | 496 hits
CD Review: Queen Adreena - The Butcher And The Butterfly
Hate to sound so abrupt, but Katie Jane-Garside is weird. Is it that I personally don't understand her twisted world of sickly intense lyrics? | 2,267 hits
Live Review: Daljit Dhaliwal + Dan Audio + Leesa Mae + Forty Million Mexicans
Guilty of arriving late to tonight's 360 club, I managed to miss the first ten minutes or so of openers, Forty Million Mexicans. | 684 hits
CD Review: The Budda Cakes - s/t
Sometimes you can just tell a band's going to be good from their name. These guys call themselves The Budda Cakes so obviously they're gonna be brilliant. | 416 hits
Live Review: Emmy The Great + Pengilly's
In the intimate setting of the Brudenell Social Club, Emmy the Great was surrounded by folk fans, eager to listen to "Emmy", also known by her real name, Emma-Lee Moss, singing her kooky songs about dinosaurs having sex and the TV series "24". | 712 hits
CD Review: Bloc Party - I Still Remember
Lets clear one thing up before I write this review. I love Bloc Party. I can find very few criticisms of them. | 816 hits
CD Review: The Kinks - Kinks / Kinda Kinks / The Kink Kontroversy
When one of the most influential bands of our times releases its first three original albums at once, you had better sit up and start taking notes. | 2,117 hits
Live Review: Fall Out Boy + Spitalfield + My Awesome Compilation
"Welcome" - a sign should state on the door "Welcome to the parade of terrible band names". Never has a bill seen a more dastardly set of band names since Butthole Surfers, Anal Beard and British Sea Power may or may not have appeared together. | 2,650 hits
CD Review: The Catharsis - God Damned
If you're looking for a straight-up hardcore kicking, then The Catharsis could well be your new favourite band. | 486 hits
CD Review: Vinzenz Benjamin - Solid State
As an internet advertised 'Music Reviewer' you open yourself up to any number of varied requests. From 60 minute guitar solo albums peeled out of teenager's bedrooms (which are either deliberately Lo-FI, or just poorly produced), to accomplished, touring bands which you can tell from one listen are on the cusp of really making it. | 426 hits
CD Review: Simple Plan - Still Not Getting Any
Oh it's so easy to laugh at Simple Plan. Rightfully so they fall foul to the butt of jokes from the majority of the cooler than thou music fans. | 1,421 hits
CD Review: Japanese Fighting Fish - Day Bombs
Japanese Fighting Fish have been knocking around for a while now, flirting with mainstream press recognition but never quite achieving the full-blown exposure they crave. | 485 hits
Live Review: Visa + Being 747 + Graeme Stanton
Tonight was a much-anticipated event. Visa had been away from the live scene for around 7 months, taking time to build a themselves a studio and record some fine tunes indeed. | 447 hits
Live Review: Andy McKee
I am happy to stand corrected, but I doubt there has been a gig in history where Prince has shared the bill with Toto and Tears For Fears. | 995 hits
CD Review: Severin - Everything Breaks
It was announced last week that a minimum price of 40p per unit of alcohol was to be introduced in England; this of course was good news for some, and bad news for others. | 501 hits
CD Review: The 1975 - Untitled
The 1975, indie-alternative band released their self-titled album in September 2013, but they are still creating a stir with their upbeat electro, pop-rock sound. | 613 hits
CD Review: And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead - Worlds Apart
What's the future of rock and roll in 2005? With many bands filling the charts with standard indie ballads, a lot of people would say it's in a sorry state as the expressionism is lost and individuality is getting harder and harder to find, whilst maybe others would argue that the fact this music is becoming popular is a sign of the times changing, of "alternative" music making it big in waves, and that maybe the influx of younger (and older) fans turning to the genre can only be a good thing? | 1,059 hits
Band Profile: Ajanta
Edward Harrington - Guitar, vocals Alex Greaves - Bass, vocals, percussion Robert Harrington - Drums, vocals, percussion When Edward, his brother Robert and their friend Alex decided to form a band in 2001, the then-young-teens could only have dreamed of the status and respect they would achieve within half a decade. | 1,595 hits
Band Profile: Black Diamond Bay
We are a Leeds based band called Black Diamond Bay. There are seven of us. We play electro-folk. We regard ourselves as the first band to do this properly. | 949 hits
CD Review: Department M - Department M
Department M is "a creative vehicle for one Owen Brinley" from Leeds. After releasing a few singles, they have brought all their work so far, (including some unreleased songs) into one mini album, available now. | 538 hits
Live Review: Vincent Vincent and the Villains
To say it lacked atmosphere would be understatement of the year, especially considering the reputation that North by South Best has. | 792 hits
CD Review: Malcolm Middleton - Sleight of Heart
Middleton cracked into the public consciousness with the cheerily titled electro-pop single "We're all going to die", briefly in contention for Xmas number one status thanks to Radio 1. | 725 hits
CD Review: Random Hand - Hit Reset
Random Hand - Hit Reset 3.5/5 Random Hand are on a hiatus and this is their final offering for now, until they return. | 424 hits
CD Review: Volcanoes - Vexihomp
I'm a fool for CD covers. The art of downloading has taken a hell of a lot of the magic away for me, as an ugly itunes tracklisting doesn't really have the same appeal as a Beatles or Stone Roses masterpiece. | 395 hits
Live Review: Vib Gyor + Ormondroyd + Benjamin Wetherill
Salivating over the artists on show tonight, I was going to come here tonight regardless of whether I was reviewing the show or not. | 1,838 hits
Interview: The Romance
The Romance are a four piece band tired of being compared to Arctic Monkeys; "If you're from the North they compare you to Arctic Monkeys, if you're Southern it's The Libertines. It's just lazy journalism". Charlotte Oxnard chats to the band to find out more... | 1,686 hits
Live Review: Foals + The Noisettes + GoodBooks + Fear of Flying
I was rather excited about getting tickets for this gig. Not only was I off to see one of my new favourite-bands-you-haven't-really-heard-of-but-will-soon, GoodBooks, I was going to a student only night. | 1,026 hits
Live Review: Rise Against + The Bronx
The Bronx as support. What a show. I last caught these guys on the Kerrang! tour earlier this year, where singer Matt Caughthran had broken his knee, which didn't stop him jumping into the crowd. | 933 hits
Live Review: Hella Cholla + Fran Rodgers + The Bacchae
It's already the penultimate Futuresound heat but nobody seems to be tiring just yet. In fact, given this evening's exciting array of artists, there will perhaps be a higher number of people disappointed to see the competition wind up than those relieved to push it towards its conclusion. | 743 hits
Live Review: Sleaze Orchestra
In a market that is becoming increasingly saturated with second-rate Michael Buble and Frank Sinatra imitators, it is refreshing to hear a troupe of young musicians making original, cutting-edge jazz music. | 1,003 hits
Band Profile: Andyshades & Us
acoustic psychedelic alternati | 514 hits
News Article: Excellent Album Review From The USA
Another fantastic review of Jupiter Falls debut album "Revolution" from Rock and Roll Animal Farm in Florida. | 495 hits
CD Review: Love Of The Brave - Love Of The Brave
I've always attested to being born around thirty years too late and it seems there are others just like me. | 1,072 hits
Live Review: The Gift + Lunar Camels + Draco
Using a quote from one of the recent CD reviews, I was "suitably impressed" with last night's gig. It's Gone Ballistic yet again gave another three young bands the opportunity to impress in one of Leeds' finest live music venues - as Draco, Lunar Camels and The Gift were the people to rock'n'roll us through the evening. | 446 hits
Live Review: Sweet Billy Pilgrim + Bruce Soord + Huw Eddy
Monday marked the start of a rare run of school night gigs (three trips to Brudenell in four days!) and kicked off with me seeing one of my favourite artists for the very first time. | 757 hits
Interview: Yellow Stripe Nine
There's a new club open in town. It's pretty exclusive and the house band is Leeds' Yellow Stripe Nine. Conveniently, Club DeccaDance's owner is the band's lead singer. In fact, it's his creation. | 755 hits
Live Review: Carnabells + Jack's aTTic + The Spares + The Firing Line
It was predominantly an evening of throwbacks music-wise at 360 Club this eve, with each band going for more classic genres of rock music. | 864 hits
Live Review: Glasvegas + Thomas Tantrum
Quote from myself 5 months ago in my Glasvegas review from the 13th June Cockpit gig... "Glasvegas were absolutely brilliant and deserving of all the hype. | 859 hits
Live Review: Duels + This Et Al + Kubichek! + O Fracas + The KBC + Kenosha
It is now hard to dispute that the Leeds music scene (the guitar driven part of it at least) is in the rudest health it has been in for quite a while. | 1,436 hits
Live Review: Morning Bride + mesmer disciples + Sniffs
Anyone turning up expecting verse-chorus-verse or a well-signalled chord change or two from Sniffs would be in for a shock. | 584 hits
News Article: Leeds-List JUX festival feature
JUX - a new music festival in Leeds - will take place at the Brudenell Social Club on Saturday 20 February. | 344 hits
CD Review: The Blood Arm - Lie Lover Lie
"Let's lay down some f**king hits" drolls The Blood Arm frontman and all round king of cool sleaze Nathaniel Fregoso on their new long player's opening number. | 586 hits
Band Profile: Vitamin
More than one artist has used this name. 1. Vitamin - Band From Tbilisi, Georgia, Caucasus / Alternative, Indie, Electroacoustic / Members of the band Vitamin had its first gig in 1999 in club U.R. | 730 hits
Feature: Jumbo Records Pick Of The Month - September 2014
It has been a busy few months for the boys at Jumbo Records, with the departure of the Founders Hunter and Lornette Smith, handing over the reins to Nick Fraser and Justinia Lewis. So we missed the August pick of the month, but here we are, back and better than ever with the latest Jumbo hot list from Matt Bradshaw | 960 hits
CD Review: Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
It's the big one, folks. It's finally here and it's been given to me. On a first listen, it's like being reminded of watching those live shows from a year or so ago. | 3,152 hits
CD Review: Nothing (Brighton) - Splints & Oxygen EP
Dear LMS, I am writing to you to divulge the contents of my listening discomforts, circa the morning of October the 7th, 2005. | 411 hits
Interview: The Bonnitts
Victoria Holdsworth catches up with Hull band The Bonnitts before they go on stage at Beach 2006 in Scarborough | 714 hits
CD Review: Kasabian - s/t
Flippin' 'eck, lads, talk about a statement of intent. Imagine you are gliding through irridescent layers of space dust and stars like that bit at the beginning of every Star Wars film where the plot outline slices through the galaxy and gets progressively harder to read... | 995 hits
Live Review: The Good Die Young + Jordan Senior
As is becoming the norm with most reviews nowadays, I saunter in just after the first act Nick McCormick was scheduled to play with my excuses at the ready. | 762 hits
Live Review: Uiscedwr + Birkenschawe
There aren't many indications Cleckheaton is the place to be. Five minutes from Leeds on the westbound M62, the town sits unsignposted beside junction 26, where the distant Bronte zone and none-too-close Salt's Mill are announced. | 738 hits
CD Review: Sublime with Rome - Yours Truly
I've been a Sublime fan since I discovered my love for alternative reggae/ska back in 2005, and since then, they've grown into my favourite band of all time. | 429 hits
CD Review: Jesus and his Judgemental Father - Kings and Queens
One of the many pleasures I have in life is when my expectations are fulfilled in an entirely predictable way, like when I buy a record based entirely on how much I like the cover and it turns out to be amazing. | 1,404 hits
Live Review: Liquidhead + The Machine + Dilseed
Metal is on a definite upsurge at the moment, what with Limp Bizkit topping the charts and Amen on the front cover of NME and so on. | 555 hits
CD Review: Balto - Monuments
It's almost a year since Balto's debut album "October's Road" found me and it's now fondly located on the bowing shelves and features in my playlists more than ever. | 511 hits
News Article: GALAXIANS interviewed by Equilateral
Link here: GALAXIANS Interview for Equilateral 1. | 363 hits
Live Review: Pretty Girls Make Graves + The Blood Brothers + Buzzkill
First up at The Well tonight were local sleaze punk rockers Buzzkill. A favourite in the local scene, Buzzkill have developed a popular status and rightly so. | 670 hits
CD Review: The Birthday Kiss - Choking
Love is in the air then, which in our house was excuse enough for me to cook some beautiful rib-eye with all the customary trimmings for my Mrs Pickle. | 497 hits
Live Review: The Duke Spirit + Archie Bronson Outfit
Archie Bronson Outfit are a funny looking bunch. Stepping on stage somewhat shyly, they immediately establish the position of slightly odd-looking country folk; an array of bad, ill-fitting shirts and fuzzy beards that just don't seem to sit quite right on their pasty faces. | 870 hits
Interview: The Gaslight Anthem
Earlier this year, Jessica Thornsby spoke to The Gaslight Anthem drummer Benny Horowitz. Here's what he had to say... | 991 hits
CD Review: Ganglians - Monster Head Room
The Ganglians' debut album, 'Monster Head Room,' is watered-down alt-pop that's all about the sweetly harmonised vocals and the atmosphere. | 500 hits
CD Review: The Durbervilles - Alternative Route to All Destinations
The Durbervilles have returned to prominence with their radio show (Sundays 2pm, BBC Leeds) and with the release of their overdue third album Alternative Route To All Destinations - a phrase with meanings zipping about in it like a pinball, scoring points on Alt Country and a few more on Folk Roots, against a colourful background of the band's wanderings since their previous collection three years ago. | 772 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Big Tunes: Ministry of Sound
If you are part of the clubbing scene at the moment, you will either already be familiar with these tunes, or you soon will be as they continue to make waves in the clubs. | 2,649 hits
Live Review: Jon Gomm + Gallo
How do you go about describing a man who has had so many superlatives thrown his way already. With plaudits expressed such as amazing, utterly brilliant and a genius talent countless times already then you can already grasp what talent we are dealing with. | 954 hits
Live Review: Blast + Diego Snail + The Glavins + Super Best Friends Club + X-Rippers + Spiral Scouts + King Capisce
For the last 8 years Willsborough Mill and Country Park has seen the locals of Barnsley and beyond descend to deliver a great day's festival. | 535 hits
Live Review: Young Rebel Set
This six-piece from Stockton on Tees enter the newly established Empire, a music venue which promises confidence for the sounds of up and coming artists across the country. | 481 hits
CD Review: Run From Robots - Sorry You Don't Love Us
This mini-album from Run From Robots blends modern, melodic punk with the sneering edge of good old fashioned punk rock, to mixed effect. | 574 hits
Live Review: SBTRKT + Mount Kimbie
The generic explosive dubstep found on the YouTube channel UKFDubstep could learn a thing or two from Mount Kimbie and SBTRKT. | 1,002 hits
Live Review: The Invention + The Isles + Micky P Kerr
Well to say it's my first gig of the year, it's a packed Mixing Tin, and how impressed was I this evening - VERY! | 712 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Brew // DTTR Split 10
Brew have certainly demonstrated a keen eye for finding 'the next big thing'; at least as far as innovative new Yorkshire bands go. | 797 hits
Interview: LAMIA
Originality and self production. An interview with LAMIA (Ellie Griffiths) @ Live at Leeds 2017 | 262 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Scared to Get Happy
Apologies to the ace people at Cherry Red for taking so long to write this. Not for the first time I've been distracted by a book I was reading but in my defence it helped with the music. | 418 hits
Live Review: Dutch Uncles + Jagaara + Misty Miller + Clay
Becca Stubbs rounds up our coverage of this year's Live At Leeds. Local boys Clay kick off our Live At Leeds 2015 venture at Belgrave Music Hall. | 677 hits
Live Review: Plan B
If you look left when everyone else is looking right, you'll see what no-one else sees Ben Drew AKA Plan B AKA Strictland Banks, the man who's wrong footed every style forecaster of the moment, brought his soul-revue to a very sold out cockpit and completely delivered. | 1,146 hits
Live Review: Love with Arthur Lee + Chris Helme
With one brand new song and the Love band playing more confidently than ever, this was the Arthur Lee bonus gig to complement last year's triumphant tour. | 1,366 hits
Live Review: Stephen Fretwell + Morning Runner + Jody Wildgoose
In a modern world where singersongwriters are hotter than ever, unfortunately the bland James Blunt and beautiful Daniel Powter rule the airwaves. | 745 hits
Live Review: Virginia Creep + The Cut + El Capitan + Arcade
A night filled with highs and lows took place at Joseph's Well as three exceptional bands showcased their talents and one band were a disappointment to most concerned. | 862 hits

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