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Band Profile: Daze Edge
4-piece alternative/rock band
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15653/ | 172 hits
CD Review: My Northern Edge - Untitled
I'm BAFFLED. Totally and utterly baffled. Let me explain. My Northern Edge's first demo has 4 songs on it.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7210/ | 368 hits
Live Review: Daze Edge + Ballyhoo/Eventide + The Voices + Epic Derek
Acoustic duo Epic Derek (aka Stephen Thwaites and Jim Bird) open tonight's 360 Club and despite the questionable name they deliver an impressive set dominated by sublime vocal harmonies that fall somewhere between RX Bandits and the Beach Boys.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16251/ | 596 hits
Live Review: Honeycomb Love + 12:27 + Daze Edge + Damn Dirty Apes
The 360 Club (located upstairs at The Library pub) is a venue full of benefits. The sound is excellent and although the intimate club is by no means the largest setting in Leeds, (you're never more than 10ft away from the bar - another bonus!); the charming location is deceptively wide, creating ample space for upwards of 250 people.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16052/ | 583 hits
Band Profile: Tay Cousins
Fresh acoustic singer/songwriter with an edge
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17486/ | 145 hits
Band Profile: Symphony Of Sirens
Symphony Of Sirens create powerful heartfelt tracks with a classically inspired synth edge, live drums and bass guitar.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17912/ | 82 hits
Band Profile: Hoover Dams
'Intense and claustrophobic music from Bradford. Extra proof, as if anyone needed it, of the Leeds/Bradford axis of musical accomplishment. More edge than a very edgy thing.'
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3824/ | 1,807 hits
Band Profile: My Northern Edge
indie
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6457/ | 541 hits
CD Review: Bring Me The Horizon - This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made for
When you have a track entitled "RAWWWRR!" then it can only be Metal Core at its stop start heaviest. Bring Me The Horizon double kick drum it up to the hilt, give themselves one hell of a saw throat and chugga-chugga at quite ridiculous speeds.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6517/ | 1,170 hits
Band Profile: The Witch Hunt
Leeds based band with a sparkly sinister edge
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15993/ | 1,070 hits
Band Profile: Xi
Heavey melodic guitar/electronic rock with an edge of darkness
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1643/ | 1,319 hits
Interview: Shy Child
Shy Child's rider consisted of beer, salsa and loads of meat. Proscuitto specifically, I think. I remember congratulating them on this selection of goods, although felt slightly on edge about the meat being left out in the heat for too long. After such small talk about meat, British supermarkets and why LCD Soundsystem are cool, I decided it was around about time start asking some proper questions, with the odd Elton John reference thrown in for luck...
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12721/ | 464 hits
CD Review: Taking Back Sunday - Make Damn Sure
The nearly men of emo return after a two year absence with 'Make Damm Sure' to a considerably more densely populated market than when they first hit the scene with their celebrated debut album in 2002.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6847/ | 1,180 hits
Band Profile: Clone The Fragile
metal
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2707/ | 2,918 hits
CD Review: Tin Soldiers - Wait For You
'Wait For You' by Tin Soldiers is a solid, light-rock ballad that follows firmly in the footsteps of Snow Patrol, Coldplay, and the like.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10152/ | 280 hits
Band Profile: Deadlock Victim
Deadlock Victim are the latest version of an ever morphing band previously known as 'Comply or Die!' and 'Box of Lies', There's still the same southern rock metal edge you've all grown to love, but now there's a a more groove ridden, punkier slant on proceedings...
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12971/ | 140 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - The Heartfelt EP
The latest release from Wakefield-based independent label Philophobia, 'The Heartfelt EP' comes in a nifty, heart-shaped felt sleeve and features four tracks from Wakefield-based bands Imp and Jeremiah.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11383/ | 342 hits
CD Review: Zealous - Dust
Vocalist/guitarist Dan Pearce, bass player Pete Green and drummer Chris Smith are throwing their hearts into Zealous.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2869/ | 437 hits
Band Profile: Flyz
rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2953/ | 367 hits
CD Review: Quicklime - Untitled
There is a feeling of beginnings about the CD from Bright Young Things selected Quicklime. It's very "home recordings" in presentation (an unlabelled tape) and in it's sound.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/180/ | 210 hits
Band Profile: Banquet For A King
We are a three piece group, just starting out on the musical road. Our musical style has quite an eclectic feel which varies between a somewhat dark, powerful, political style to a more innocent, ethereal edge.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12987/ | 194 hits
Band Profile: Telegraphs
"...a pop rock monster....barbed with youthful aggression. If there's a god it'll sell like hotcakes." ROCK SOUND "...Young Brighton lot Telegraphs know a thing or two about melody.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12753/ | 102 hits
CD Review: Mynas - Untitled
Barnsley trio Mynas offer up three tracks of melodic, easy-on-the-ears indie with just enough undemanding hooks to make for enjoyable listening.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10126/ | 336 hits
Band Profile: Breaking Point
Breaking Point are a Straight Edge Hardcore band from Southern England, and have been described as the UK's answer to The Mongoloids.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14985/ | 139 hits
CD Review: Cut Out Shapes - Sea of Tranquility
Cut Out Shapes are an amalgamation of several different Leeds bands that have come together to form a group in the hope to follow some of the recent success Leeds bands have been having of late.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13689/ | 418 hits
Band Profile: Jacko Poli
Jacko Poli is Indie Pop with a smooth edge. Imagine a lo-fi Elbow mashed up with a Feist with balls. Jacko Poli is for anyone who likes melodic, clear and simple indie pop tunes.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16473/ | 133 hits
Band Profile: Dallasheros
indie
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2141/ | 399 hits
Band Profile: Snow
Gav Turner - Vocals Guitar Lee Richardson - Guitar Matt Roundell - Bass Matt Murphy - Drums Snow is a leeds based four piece striving to create innovative progressive metal with an intelligent and emotional edge.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8819/ | 262 hits
News Article: It won't be long...
...until we're back on the road again. The material we're currently producing in our practice sessions has a darker edge to it - it's all a natural progression from 'Borrowed Hearts' really; a sound evolution.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16822/ | 117 hits
Band Profile: Giraffey Fantastic
Sam Legg Alex Burton Sam Brewin A boy with a wooden song-box fighting his innate tendencies towards neuroticism, exaggeration and waffle.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13947/ | 133 hits
Band Profile: The Great Argument
Alternative / progressive-Indie band from Leeds.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17689/ | 165 hits
Band Profile: Captain Backfire
Captain Backfire are a funky blues-rock six-piece from Leeds, England. Having formed in early 2007, Backfire have been gigging, recording and writing ever since.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9501/ | 640 hits
Band Profile: Orchid
rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3027/ | 1,290 hits
Band Profile: Faceplant
Mixing Dup Step with heavy riffs, expect to feel like you've punched in the stomach by an angry horse with a really big fist.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14196/ | 220 hits
Band Profile: Uprights
In autumn 1976, drummer Craig Clark put a note on the notice board at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Leeds, looking for people to join a band.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9534/ | 272 hits
CD Review: Is Tropical - South Pacific
The latest single from Is Tropical serves up alt-pop hooks, smothered in a heady, lo-fi fug. 'South Pacific' is vague and enjoyable and, although it runs the risk of playing it too safe, it's saved from melting into a pleasant, featureless blur, thanks to some crisp, glittering synths.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13868/ | 329 hits
Band Profile: Out Of Focus
Formed in 2006, Out Of Focus, were definitely going to be something different. Combined with their music, and crazy-ass attitudes; a new type of band was formed: a talented, mentalist, determined and frequent hospital visitor of a band.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9904/ | 255 hits
Band Profile: Five Mile Island
Four piece alt/indie/rock band. For fans of Radiohead, Sonic Youth, Television, Joy Division. First album 'Satellites' recorded in 2009.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10301/ | 416 hits
CD Review: U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
For some reason when I was younger I really disliked U2. I'm not sure why, I just know my cousin had posters of them on her wall and a U2 scarf.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3412/ | 891 hits
Live Review: Cave In
Cave In's swirling guitars mix with a post-hardcore edge to offer something a little more intelligent and creative than some of their pop-punk contemporaries from across the pond.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/965/ | 168 hits
Band Profile: Toxixity
Rock/electronic from Leeds
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11422/ | 182 hits
Band Profile: Virginia Creep
rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3489/ | 2,631 hits
CD Review: Grandaddy - El Caminos in the West
Just when you thought The Thrills had cornered the summery pop market we get this latest offering from Grandaddy.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/611/ | 248 hits
Band Profile: EntropiK
Deryn Cullen: cello, keys, composer; Dan Cullen: guitar, bass, composer, producer
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10466/ | 230 hits
Band Profile: The Wonderful Sound of the Cinema Organ
The Wonderful Sound of the Cinema Organ present a unique sonic and visual experience, bringing the nostalgic warmth of vintage jazz influences and archive footage projections right up to date with a captivating and highly danceable contemporary edge.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16678/ | 164 hits
Band Profile: The Priory
Together they create the collective. Operating not singularly, the band is their instrument. Distorting, beating, and teasing computers, loops, and inanimate metal objects alike into electronic noises give an edge to the unmistakable and contagious danceable beats that can be heard in all their songs.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8072/ | 119 hits
CD Review: Kid iD - The Love Is Demo
As the daffodils open and the snow seems to have calmed down a bit, Kid iD's 'The Love is Demo' arrives and sets up the summer to come.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9301/ | 397 hits
CD Review: Polytechnic - Cold Hearted Business
Manchester-based Polytechnic's latest release 'Cold Hearted Business' is a song about the reality of being involved in the music business.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8201/ | 227 hits
Band Profile: Beautiful Balloon
BEAUTIFUL BALLOON (Sheffield, UK) are three genre-whirling young men passionate about making creative and exciting music / from scattered underground beats to NY-style dance-punk, via electronic-remix indulgences and house to hip-hop cool / generally bypassing kitsch and having fun crafting songs from the mothering edge / Beautiful Balloon biography provided by last.fm.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9286/ | 150 hits
CD Review: The Hidden Cameras - Awoo
Awoo, the third album from Canadian oddball folk-rock types The Hidden Cameras continues on a similar musical, a lyrical exploration as previous albums Smell of our own(2001), and Eco Homo(2003).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7569/ | 317 hits
Live Review: Juxtaposition
Juxtaposition come to the stage with the discomfort most bands show. However, after a frantic opening, they come to life.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1109/ | 177 hits
CD Review: Rent - PS...
Rent look like the band that perform at the annual Christmas dinner for the Association of Young Lawyers.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8095/ | 320 hits
CD Review: Last Night's TV - Too Much in Doubt
Last Night's TV bring us their 14 track album of laid-back chilled tunes. Mostly a progression on the acoustic material from their previous EP.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/129/ | 207 hits
News Article: Dinosaur Pile-up to release a new single in March 2011
Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album 'Growing Pains' last year, Dinosaur Pile-up are set to release new single 'My Rock N Roll' on 14th March, following their run on the Rock Sound Exposure tour which kicks off on 17th February.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14136/ | 329 hits
CD Review: The Ripps - Holiday
The Ripps sound like Supergrass but are so much more annoying and much less inventive. They sound like they'd be friends with The Kooks and all the other user-friendly J17-reader bullshit that's going on at the moment.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8611/ | 224 hits
Band Profile: Mosaicist
rock electronica dance
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6800/ | 398 hits
Band Profile: Elephants On Acid
Blues / Garage / Psychedelic
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9426/ | 830 hits
Live Review: Fuzz Light Years
Lead singer, Turner met the rest of the Fuzz whilst dancing at Trash. They thought she was cool - and indeed they were right.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1190/ | 242 hits
CD Review: The Black Box Revelation - I Think I Like You
'I Think I Like You,' taken from The Black Box Revelation's 'Set Your Head On Fire' album, is another taste of their trademark bluesy rock and roll.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11001/ | 235 hits
CD Review: Clarkesville - Heavy Soul
On receiving Clarkesville's album 'The Half Chapter' (Clarkesville being Michael Clarke) I was highly impressed, part of the reason being this single.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/627/ | 275 hits
Band Profile: The Rudiments
Indie rock band from Bradford
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14904/ | 387 hits
Band Profile: Hostile Rising
Hostile Rising formed in autumn 2008. Together the five members create a blend of tight, machine-gun riffs and southern grooves with a dark, melodic edge.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10493/ | 230 hits
CD Review: Dinosaur Pile-up - Mona Lisa
Dinosaur Pile-up's 'Mona Lisa' single would fit neatly onto Ash's 'Meltdown' album (it particularly reminds me of 'Out of the Blue.') The headrush riffing played with a garage-rock style distortion, topped off with twitchy vocals, strikes a perfect balance between sing-along appeal and grit.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13656/ | 314 hits
Band Profile: Little Wrong 'Uns
Leeds based Rock/Pop/Punk quartet all about making noise and turning heads
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14183/ | 531 hits
News Article: The Blanche Hudson Weekend release debut album
The debut album from The Blanche Hudson Weekend is now available. Released on Monday 10th October via Leeds label Squirrel Records, 'You Always Loved Violence' takes the band's fuzzed up, lo-fi pop and pushes it that little bit further.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15455/ | 246 hits
Live Review: Coldplay + Mercedez
Face it. These days every band is derivative in some aspects. But when they're this good - who cares?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/890/ | 274 hits
Band Profile: Cave Birds
"This is abstract, noir-pop at its most scintillating." - Croon.co.uk "Big, bold pop songs just waiting to be unleashed to the unsuspecting masses." - This is Fake DIY "Haunting...
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15250/ | 480 hits
CD Review: Alba Lua - Ballad of Joseph Merrick
Alba Lua's 'Ballad of Joseph Merrick' EP is the sort of atmospheric alt-pop where the emphasis is on meticulously crafting a mood, rather than serving up the traditional dish of vocal and musical hooks.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13284/ | 1,189 hits
Live Review: Mr Shiraz + Mr Zippy + Mr Dogg
It's clear just how far Mr Shiraz have come in such a short space of time, and things just keep getting better.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/713/ | 262 hits
CD Review: The Cribs - Ignore The Ignorant
Since the whole world seems to have gone The Cribs mad in the last few weeks, it seemed the only thing for it was to get into the spirit of things by listening to my pre-ordered 'Ignore the Ignorant' download on itunes as the clock struck midnight.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11161/ | 993 hits
Venue: New Roscoe
The New Roscoe is a large pub in its own grounds with a CCTV protected car park, situated at the north-east edge of Leeds City Centre, a 5 minute walk from the main Bus Station between Leeds Building College and Thomas Danby College.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11926/ | 7,265 hits
CD Review: Shed Seven - Why Can't I Be You?
After playing a weekend of gigs at Fibber's those stalwarts of various York bars are back with a new single.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/557/ | 292 hits
CD Review: Broadway Calls - Be All That You Can't Be
The first single to be lifted off Broadway Calls' 'Good Views, Bad News' album, 'Be All That You Can't Be' harks back to the less aggressively buoyant Alkaline Trio/New Found Glory days of pop-punk.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11009/ | 273 hits
CD Review: Dinosaur Jr - Pieces
'Pieces' is the second single to be lifted off Dinosaur Jr's ninth studio album, 'Farm.' 'Pieces' is the typical Dinosaur Jr wall of distorted guitars and frontman J Mascis's vague and winding 'slacker' drawl, cut through with sharper guitar lines that hit those glimmering high notes and give 'Pieces' a sparkling veneer.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11051/ | 319 hits
CD Review: Vicious Cabaret - Twilight Of The Idols EP
For those wondering what the whole Brit-garage-punk genre might sound like if only someone could be arsed to do it right, check out this new EP from Vicious Cabaret.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3538/ | 533 hits
CD Review: HIM - Wings Of A Butterfly
This formulaic piece of Finnish Scandinavian rock metal offers precious little to tantalise the eardrums.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4263/ | 1,056 hits
Band Profile: Styckleback
covers
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2638/ | 1,631 hits
CD Review: Sear - Until The Dust Lies
Danny North, Tom Allen and Michelle Richfield are Sear. Sear's music is tuneful and intense, with richly matured musical content.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/302/ | 718 hits
CD Review: Fortune - Bully
'Bully' (aka 'That Song off the Comet Advert') is snappy electronica underpinned by neatly interlocking drumbeats and handclap sound effects.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12531/ | 264 hits
Band Profile: Boneyard Babies
Boneyard Babies formed back in 2006 as a 3 piece cross-dressing thrash band, spreading there eerie tunes throughout Leeds.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11154/ | 597 hits
Band Profile: Knievel
The roots of Leeds-based band Knievel lie in vintage rock and roll with classic rock inspired originals and high performance live gigs.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10426/ | 216 hits
Live Review: Tegan And Sara
Having braved the cold for yet another night in Leeds, I traveled to the Met to witness what is considered, at least to some fans to be dreams made reality, the night Canadian pop duo Tegan And Sara came to town.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9311/ | 1,143 hits
Live Review: Soundtrack Of Our Lives
The second that Soundtrack Of Our Lives step onto the stage, the biggest conceivable raindrops begin to plummet from the sky.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/975/ | 189 hits
CD Review: The Envy Corps - Wires and Wool
Elegant, atmospheric indie. Pretty drab isn't it? The description even sounds boring. Okay, there are a few bands that do it right (Radiohead, Doves) but the rest just can't help but steer down the country roads, rather than dare their way down the motorway at midnight.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8736/ | 246 hits
Live Review: Mainline + Commonside + Uptight
Uptight borrow from many sounds mostly from around the 60's/70's period to create a funky mod-rock vibe.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/765/ | 451 hits
CD Review: Freeland - Do You?
Don't be too confused now. It is still Adam Freeland, UK based DJ and producer, but in the form of his live band Freeland, and 'Do You?' is their latest juicy offering.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10778/ | 193 hits
CD Review: Maelkar - Dresden Fire Fight
Nottingham's Maelkar are a fierce sounding guitar slaughtering 3-piece. It's heavy, it's metal, it's grrr and unlike so many before attempting such a sonic blitz it's catchy and inventive.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2520/ | 319 hits
News Article: The Finnlys launch new free live EP
Following the success of their debut single 'For Love Nor Money', The Finnlys have released a new EP 'Live At The ELFM 24 Hour Musicathon'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14969/ | 269 hits
News Article: Hadouken! to release a new EP in September
Hadouken! will return with a brand new EP on September 15th 2009. Recorded in Holland with Noisia, the 'M.A.D EP' is proof of further progression for the quintet who formed in Leeds at university just three years ago.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11049/ | 345 hits
CD Review: Runaround Kids - Kiss Chase
The first professional release from Wakefield's Runaround Kids takes a little while to get going, thanks to unnecessary 'introductory' song 'Kiss Chase.' The spine-tingling atmospherics and frontman George Garthwaite's distant, crackling vocals make this sound bizarrely like the soundtrack to an episode of flash-in-the-pan online cartoon sensation Salad Fingers, which makes for um, interesting listening.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11200/ | 879 hits
CD Review: Beautiful Feet - Suddenly / I See
Beautiful Feet? The best way to maintain beautiful feet is to make sure they don't work at anything more than walking pace, so follows the theme of the band's music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3924/ | 574 hits
CD Review: My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
The inner movie style sleeve of this album describes it as "The story of a Man. A Woman. And the corpses of a thousand evil men..." This is punk rock with a dark side and ever present gothic undertones with passionate and often anguished lyrics focusing around death and heartache ("say goodnight to the heart you break and all the cyanide you drank..." from 'To The End').
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3089/ | 872 hits
CD Review: Anberlin - We Owe This To Ourselves
Stompy pop-rock is the name of Anberlin's game. 'We Owe This To Ourselves' is a well-balanced trade-off between accessibility and edge, with buzzsaw riffs growling away in the background, and a heavily-looped snippet of springy chord-work in the foreground.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13657/ | 328 hits
CD Review: The Pigeon Detectives - I Found Out
Hurray for The Pigeon Detectives, about as cutting edge as a butter knife but about as much fun as you can have in two minutes.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7551/ | 991 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Vatican Jet / The Smokestacks - split single
Ah double A-sides, something for all the family! Actually there's not much to choose from between these two sparkling specimens.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4271/ | 480 hits
Band Profile: Offramp
rock metal grunge
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3683/ | 985 hits
Band Profile: The Escape Route
punk rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6068/ | 543 hits
CD Review: Delphic - Acolyte
Tipped by the BBC music oligarchs to be one the best British bands in 2010, Manchester band Delphic prepare for a UK tour to promote the release of debut album 'Acolyte.' Delphic have been making waves since they burst onto the scene last year, with a string of festival appearance at T In The Park, Reading and Leeds, Bestival and Creamfields, it was only a matter of time before Jools Holland snapped them up for his Later show.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12250/ | 383 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!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3830/ | 447 hits
CD Review: The Outlines - Love EP
This is a big-hearted CD with two very good songs. The sound is full, the tunes are strong and Matt Worall has a voice on him that draws all the attention.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/360/ | 274 hits
Band Profile: Biscuithead And The Biscuit Badgers
Moustache-powered tubadours
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9773/ | 972 hits
CD Review: 1990s - Cookies
My initial thoughts and worries for 1990s was that they were going to sound exactly like the other thousands of indie alternative bands that seem to have descended upon us so far in 2007.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8437/ | 347 hits
Band Profile: The Downside
There are 4 bands with the name Downside. 1) An alt. metal from Campbell, California who released an album entitled "Sleep" before eventually changing their name to "Strata." 2)Hardcore/punk band from Florida.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7287/ | 200 hits
CD Review: The Fiery Furnaces - Single Again
Coming on like a deranged DJ Shadow monkeyed off his eyeballs on uppers and downers, whilst various members of the Beta Band and the Delgadoes point and laugh, this is an eclectic yet energetic 218 seconds of mayhem.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2738/ | 351 hits
News Article: Biscuithead And The Biscuit Badgers release 'Soy Milk'
Biscuithead And The Biscuit Badgers have announced the release of their new single 'Soy Milk' on July 7th.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17616/ | 403 hits
CD Review: Outraze - Rebel Blues
The second single from Oxfordshire five-piece Outraze oozes confidence. Packed with pumping drumbeats, classy riffs and long, wailing guitars, 'Rebel Blues' is a poised and professional-sounding second release, delivered with a cool, bluesy edge.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11208/ | 314 hits
CD Review: DJ Hell - U Can Dance
'U Can Dance' is an intriguing take on the traditional dance song, with an equally attention-grabbing backstory.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11620/ | 454 hits
Live Review: Longwave
Another New York guitar band? On first cursory glance you may be tempted to throw Longwave on the towering pile with all the rest, but stop a moment, stay and listen (as many did) and you may change your mind.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1006/ | 199 hits
CD Review: Wheat - Everyday I Said a Prayer for Kathy and Made a One Inch Square
A rather morbid album title and a rather uninspiring band name wouldn't make this album stand out to most people.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8495/ | 331 hits
Band Profile: Oubliette
1). A Virginia based vegan straight edge outfit. They released an EP with the name Cries Of The Peaceful on New Eden Records 2).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5271/ | 121 hits
CD Review: She's Not Dead - Bedtime Stories
Some very accomplished playing, programming and production work lifts this 3 song (2 and 1 remix) CD out of the "ordinary" category, but limitations in the lyrics and overall sound holds it back from moving into the "extra-ordinary" league.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/331/ | 334 hits
CD Review: Model 13 - California 4 Play
Model 13's "California 4 Play EP" has now been placed in music collections in over 1,000 households, due to some clever band marketing, and is blatant melodic-punk in a Blink 182 style.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/25/ | 244 hits
CD Review: Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions
Arch Enemy have really raised their game on this release. Following some 4 years on from the release of 'Rise of the Tyrant', there was undoubtedly much pressure on the band to deliver the goods; it is, therefore, a huge relief to find out that Arch Enemy haven't toned down their approach, but instead have released an album which not only packs more punch than a heavyweight boxer, but retains the unmistakable sound that Arch Enemy have been perfecting for a decade and a half.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14638/ | 897 hits
Live Review: Biffy Clyro
I saw Biffy Clyro at my local student's union back in the day and, at just two places below Sunday's headlining act, frontman Simon Neil's crowd interaction is almost a carbon copy of his banter with the teeny SU crowd all those years ago - i.e.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13446/ | 511 hits
CD Review: Deerpark - It made her look spidery
The slightest thing about this CD is the relative frailness of the songs themselves. The tunes are gentle modulations around a couple of notes that suit the singer's range.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/379/ | 525 hits
CD Review: Solid Gold - Bible Thumper
Straight from Minneapolis, this threesome of synthsters have released their single 'Bible Thumper' in the UK, to be followed by their album 'Body of Water' which apparently is available in Rough Trade stores in London, Paris and Tokyo; how cosmopolitan of them!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10827/ | 233 hits
CD Review: Protest The Hero - Heretics and Killers
At just 19, Protest The Hero have achieved a lot already and in listening to this single it's not hard to see why.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7617/ | 256 hits
News Article: More bands added to Beacons Festival 2013 line up
Beacons Festival organisers today revealed nine more acts for the cutting-edge music and arts festival that will take place at the Funkirk Estate in Skipton across the weekend of Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August 2013.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17360/ | 248 hits
CD Review: You Me At Six - Finders Keepers
Surrey's You Me At Six religiously plough The Academy Is.../The Audition/Attack! Attack! pop-punk furrow.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10632/ | 3,370 hits
CD Review: I Remember Tapes - C45
Winchester four-piece I Remember Tapes release three track EP 'C45,' a mix of spiky indie riffs, lo-fi fuzz, and rock guitars.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10927/ | 583 hits
CD Review: Trophy Wife - Microlite
Self-proclaimed purveyors of "ambitionless office rock" Trophy Wife put a sharper spin on whimsical alt-pop, with A-side 'Microlite.' Melt-in-the-mouth rhythms and Jody Prewett's dreamy vocals are tempered by the brittle chime of guitars.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13751/ | 456 hits
CD Review: Pray For Hayden - Untitled
For some reason I always thought Pray For Hayden were a metal band. They've been about in Leeds for a while and I always see obvious student types wearing their t-shirts.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7514/ | 327 hits
CD Review: Spirit Of John - Snakes
Thirteen minutes of good time music. Spirit Of John's second album 'Snakes' definitely does the job in revitalising the old west/ folk and country music style.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17355/ | 189 hits
Live Review: Adequate Seven
WOW! What can I say about this band? They are brilliant, they have come on so much since the last time I saw them early in 2002.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1108/ | 209 hits
Band Profile: The Ripps
Coventry based threesome with punk power pop effusive as early Supergrass, but with an outsider edge stemming from brothers Patch (guitar and lead vocals), & Raul Lagunas (bass), whose parents were political activists in General Pinochets's Chile, living in exile in the UK since the '70's.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7831/ | 221 hits
CD Review: Ali Whitton - Miracle
There's an influx of singer/songwriters at the moment, not just in Leeds but seemingly everywhere. The opening acoustic strum of 'Miracle' is soon followed by Whitton's voice, which contains a distinct quiver to it and gives him and edge from the off, he has an interesting voice and he sounds like Ali Whitton, not someone else.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3675/ | 579 hits
Band Profile: Guns on the Roof
Guns on the Roof come from the wrong side of Leeds, Crossgates and Halton Moor, areas that spawned the likes of 80's punk bands Abrasive Wheels, Icon AD, Urban Zones and more recently Dead Pets.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3744/ | 1,882 hits
CD Review: 1990s - See You at the Light
Glasgow three-piece 1990s release 'See you at the lights', their first single off their up and coming album 'Cookies', and it doesn't disappoint.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8258/ | 581 hits
CD Review: Tiger Shadow - Stripe 1
After releasing their debut album earlier in the year, socially-aware genre-manglers Tiger Shadow release three-track EP 'Stripe 1.' The disparate range of influences that powered 'The Rise Of The Tiger Shadow' are all still present and accounted for, but 'Stripe 1' has a more prominent electro edge, most notably in 'See You Next Tuesday' and 'Up & Down.' Tiger Shadow are still pedalling their unique brand of gloomy cool, but it's a lot more catchy than it used to be.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11417/ | 388 hits
Band Profile: The Eyes
The Eyes are a Bradford based Trio consisting of Matty Graves (Lead guitar/vocals) Andrew Hollis (bass guitar/vocals) and Luke Martin (drums) Their unique style is formed from an eclectic mix of influences ranging from early blue grass and Hendrix style riffs to the latter years of Led Zeppellin.Their ripping guitar solos,catchy basslines and intricate drums make them stand out from the crowd.Improvisation for their live performances certainly gives them edge.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17535/ | 157 hits
CD Review: Johnny Get The Gun - Johnny Get The Gun
Johnny Get The Gun frontman Wayne Lightowler doesn't have the world's strongest voice, but he does have a distinctive edge, which is better than being able to hit those big notes.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13237/ | 1,313 hits
CD Review: Shy Child - Liquid Love
The Synthpop/Electronic duo Shy Child, who released their first album back in 2002, have released their fourth album 'Liquid Love.' It's an album full of their usual catchy pop tunes, but seems to have a little more maturity than some of their earlier work, such as 'Drop the Phone.' 'Disconnected' has a memorable tune and is reminiscent of MGMT's music, with falsetto voices and the repetitiveness of the chorus, "I'm disconnected from the source that won't take it out, out / travels backwards in your mouth / let me get it out, out." There is a discomfort in listening to the chorus and perhaps this reflects the discomfort of being disconnected, but nonetheless it should be listened to in moderation.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12507/ | 439 hits
CD Review: The Iinviisiibles - Do Paranoia Don't
The Iinviisiibles come at you from that hollow wrench of nausea that trembles on the edge between fear and laughter.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/402/ | 262 hits
CD Review: Columbus Dixon - Nothing Concrete Ltd
Newcastle four-piece Columbus Dixon play tightly shaped acidic rock music with an inventive edge. The playing is the most enduring quality in this four track EP.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/561/ | 402 hits
CD Review: Sneaky Sound System - I Love It
The guy on the front (I presume that the image on the front is a picture of the band that has been photoshopped slightly to give it a cartoonish edge and twinge) looks like JLC!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10327/ | 254 hits
CD Review: Ben Arthur - Edible Darling
Although not as "cutting edge" as some of those acts currently lauded by the music press, it would be futile trying to deny Ben Arthur's talent for penning crisp couplets and catchy MOR country-blues-Americana.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2737/ | 300 hits
Band Profile: Turning Green
"Catchy sing-a-long melodies and lyrics with a surreal twist and sense of humour, sit on a bed of dirty grooving rock'n'rolling energy, which is always on the edge of rising up and biting your head off." Marcus O'Dair - Juice 107.2FM, Brighton "The longevity of Turning Green is clear from the numbers of excited people that leave the gigs feeling they've just witnessed something as fresh and exciting as anything they are ever likely to encounter.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9209/ | 169 hits
CD Review: Rob Nichols - Untitled
Rob Nichols has become a familiar face in Leeds of late after regular performances in the city, and he recently reached the final of the BBC's ReCovered competition with his acoustic take on Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/221/ | 265 hits
Live Review: Tunng with Tinariwen
Many great musicians have collaborated over the years but no collaboration is as exciting as this: a folk-electronica group and Touareg desert blues musicians from sub-Saharan Africa.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10551/ | 447 hits
CD Review: Luke Hirst - Rock n Roll Begins At Home
Bradford singer songwriter Luke Hirst specialises in the sort of no frills, pop-infused indie-rock songs that we don't seem to see much of anymore, what with 90% of popular acts either being a band, or a female solo artist (ala Lilly Allen, Amy Winehouse, Duffy etc.) Consequently, it's debatable whether Luke Hirst's new EP 'Rock n Roll Begins At Home' will find a ready audience, but that's no comment on its quality.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10610/ | 360 hits
Band Profile: OH'Acre
OH'Acre aka Nick James Rawcliffe is a Leeds based electronic artist that mainly focuses on electronica, ambient, downtempo-IDM and electroacoustic music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16265/ | 103 hits
Band Profile: Harmacy
rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4111/ | 633 hits
Band Profile: It Takes Bridges
It's a riot based around riffs, drama, sweat and volume. Think The Fall fighting Nirvana for the last of the drugs.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3710/ | 876 hits
CD Review: The Kiara Elles - Odio
This four track EP from Leeds' The Kiara Elles is a bright and breezy, eclectic blend of pop, indie and electro that's far from life-changing, but will get you tapping your feet and humming along in no time.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11295/ | 515 hits
CD Review: Templeton Pek - No Association
'No Association' is urgent, hardcore-influenced rock that builds to a passionate tumult of sweeping guitars and strings.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9723/ | 584 hits
Band Profile: The Canolas
Three piece blues/rock band from Leeds.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13949/ | 491 hits
Live Review: Euphoria Audio
The Wakefield four piece take to the HiFi stage with an air of confidence. And with a sound as accomplished as they evidently have got, they can afford to look self assured.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11549/ | 583 hits
CD Review: Flood Of Red - Home, Run (1997)
As a precursor to their debut full-length 'Leaving Everything Behind,' Flood Of Red release 'Here, Run (1997).' Heaped with sharp, swirling riffs and glimmering chords, 'Here, Run (1997)' is rock with a desperate, grasping edge that just may see this song bothering your heart strings.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11210/ | 316 hits
CD Review: Cornershop - Handcream For A Generation
Many people, myself included, will have only experienced Cornershop's excellent genre meanderings via their singles "Brimful Of Asha" and "Sleep On The Left Side", (surprisingly now four years old).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/399/ | 295 hits
CD Review: Alberta Cross - Atx
From their forthcoming debut album, 'Broken Side of Time,' Anglo-Swedish alt-rock outfit Alberta Cross release trippy first single 'Atx.' 'Atx' lays down a solid indie-rock base of scuzzy guitars and jangling drums, laced with experimental riffs and vocals.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11052/ | 323 hits
CD Review: Treason Kings - Mother
"Four guys that live in a house and make music in their basement". And what music too. Treason Kings's debut EP entitled 'Mother', may actually smack you in the face.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18150/ | 245 hits
CD Review: The Scandal - Karolina
The Scandal are 3 Leeds boys making a funk-tastic noise and Karolina is their new 5 Track EP. It kicks off with some rousing guitars, a resounding bass and intricate beat emanating from the drums.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16666/ | 359 hits
Live Review: Catylyst + Esclavage + Fifth Goodbye
WOODKIRK VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB is turning into one of the most popular venues in Leeds with a mix of local, novice, signed and professional bands playing week in week out.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1116/ | 530 hits
CD Review: Little Japanese Toy - Calling Disused Numbers
This is a very nice single from the Star Harbour label. It tucks right into the New Art Underground as if Chicago or Montreal were just up the road.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/272/ | 336 hits
News Article: New Leeds label launch with a free album giveaway in March...
Friday 11th March will see the launch of a cutting edge, limited-edited FREE compilation album from new Leeds label "Dance To The Radio", showcasing some of Leeds' finest musical talent.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3560/ | 1,164 hits
CD Review: The Koreans - s/t
The Koreans are a divided bunch. Their sound is an attempted amalgamation of sensible guitar rock and Kasabian style electronica.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3090/ | 355 hits
CD Review: DJ Jazzy Jeff - The Return Of The Magnificent
Following the successful release of 'The Magnificent' in 2001, DJ Jazzy Jeff returns with the appropriately titled 'The Return Of The Magnificent'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7975/ | 449 hits
Live Review: Living Thing
Fox & Newt, Friday night, it can mean only one thing ... the latest offerings from top local duo Living Thing.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/868/ | 288 hits
CD Review: Protokoll - Paradoxon
What the world doesn't need is a poor man's Killers. For fuck's sake, the original band is bad enough.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8212/ | 259 hits
CD Review: Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm
Arctic Monkeys. Critics were bracing themselves and rolling out their clichés amidst the furore that surrounded the return of the new line-up of the Sheffield quartet to secure their place on the bandwagon.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8236/ | 638 hits
CD Review: If I Were King - Untitled
The problem with having seven people in your band, all wanting a bit of the musical pie and having their own bit of limelight, means that unless your influences are sturdily in place and stay there, everything can come across a little irregular for the listener.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7385/ | 302 hits
Live Review: Being 747 + MJ Hibbett + The Black Helicopters
The latest of an intriguing eclectic mix of bands provided by the savvy Transmission team at The Vine sees The Black Helicopters take off on a tour of instrument butchery, covering the ear shredding big riffage of garage rock, via Sonic Youth, through to Lemmy era Hawkwind space drone.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1311/ | 392 hits
CD Review: The Lucida Console - Untitled
This three track demo starts very bright and clear on some strong arpeggiated guitar, with a movement through to a slowly rising bass and drums crescendo that speeds up a little uncertainly.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/275/ | 563 hits
News Article: Debut album from Johnny Powell and the Big Sad Face of Infinity is out now!
Debut album 'The difficulties of...' available now! After a stream of positive reviews of the debut EP 'The Broken Leg Sessions', West Yorkshire based 'Johnny Powell and the Big Sad Face of Infinity' return to release their debut album 'The difficulties of...', already reviewed as 'teetering on the edge of troubled genius'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17390/ | 198 hits
Live Review: Sharron Krauss
Sharron Krauss was billed as an "avant garde" singer/songwriter and an expectant crowd had gathered at Korks, a venue which had, in a previous incarnation, operated as a night club of ill repute.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3300/ | 266 hits
Band Profile: The Somatics
indie
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1987/ | 2,603 hits
Band Profile: Sound Of Sirens
indie rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7440/ | 1,652 hits
CD Review: Paraffin Alien - Slouch EP
Ok, so it's a given, some bands are live bands that can put on a prolific show, but can't quite cut it when it comes to knuckling down and making a good record , whereas there are some, that are bland on stage, yet can come up with the goods for the listeners.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7323/ | 292 hits
CD Review: Broadzilla - Lady Luck
Biogs don't always play fair, a too well written biog can actually have an adverse effect - rather than promoting a band's worth it actually leaves you questioning whether your editor sent you the right one and didn't mix them up in the post.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/657/ | 431 hits
CD Review: Shame About Haley - Untitled
As Green Day have been propelled into front runners of the pop punk genre it seems almost natural that a whole hoard of hero worshippers would crawl out of the woodwork to offer their tributes.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3625/ | 530 hits
CD Review: Lost in the Riots - Stranger in the Alps
Firstly, I must say that I had never heard of the Watford lads and after hearing about their presence at the Fox and Newt a couple of weeks ago (which I was meant to go to), I decided that I should review their album.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17316/ | 242 hits
CD Review: Liam Frost - Your Hand In Mine
I failed to warm to Liam Frost's recent album 'We Ain't Got No Money, Honey, But We Got Rain,' casting it off as being too forcefully happy-clappy - a bit too Mika for my liking.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11491/ | 598 hits
News Article: The Pigeon Detectives return with free download
Having sold over half a million albums, The Pigeon Detectives have returned with their latest single - 'Animal' - which is taken from the band's fourth studio album due for release later in the year.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17280/ | 416 hits
CD Review: Stewart King - Satori
'Satori' the debut full-length from York based singer-songwriter Stewart King has a more diverse sound than most albums that are masterminded by a solo artist, with bluesy rock and roll influences occasionally making their presence felt halfway through a song that was previously just an acoustic guitar and King's voice.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11050/ | 495 hits
CD Review: Last Night's TV - Nice to Have a History
Spencer Bayles and company have taken a big leap forward with this richly-produced single. Main song "Nice to Have a History" has a haunting tune and a warmer range of sounds than the customary Last Night's TV signature.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2805/ | 726 hits
CD Review: Unfinished Drawings - Unfinished Drawings
Since their debut album back in 2007, Unfinished Drawings have had great exposure playing support slots with Feeder, Boy Kill Boy and The Holloways.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10336/ | 326 hits
CD Review: Metric - Help I'm Alive
'Help I'm Alive,' the lead-off single from Metric's forthcoming album 'Fantasies' is a steady-burning piece of electro that forsakes the infectious synths that usually categorise this genre, in favour of sublime, shimmery rhythms that seep into your brain gradually.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10462/ | 405 hits
CD Review: Minus - Long Face
As a fan of all things from the icy plains of Iceland, it's good to see Minus landing on my doorstep.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2827/ | 430 hits
CD Review: Built By Snow - Mega
Built By Snow are the type of band who name-check Pacman in their lyrics, and stuff their songs full of oldschool gaming sound effects.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10270/ | 496 hits
CD Review: Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation / No Tears To Cry
If you know Modfather Paul Weller as "that guy who used to be in that band" then the first half of this double A-side is for you.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12640/ | 884 hits
CD Review: The Compression - Au Naturel
Debut single from Wakefield band The Compression is standard indie-rock fare, with an intriguing, psychedelic edge thanks to frontman Matty's fuzzy vocals.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10959/ | 305 hits
CD Review: The Glitterati - Do you love yourself?
Poptones is steadily building up a healthy roster of artists with a fair range of diversity. From Martin Carr's Brave Captain to Cosmic Rough Riders via The Bellrays.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/369/ | 2,585 hits
CD Review: The Little Darlings - Fit For Purpose
The Little Darlings have about the most appropriate name for a band at the moment, as it just about sums up their music perfectly.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10701/ | 337 hits
CD Review: Cathy Davey - Clean And Neat
In which a 25-year-old sweet and innocent looking gal makes a distinctly sweet and innocent sounding song.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2968/ | 474 hits
Band Profile: The Kabeedies
The Kabeedies are an amazingly upbeat, vibrant and unique four-piece band consisting of Evan - vocals/guitar, Fab - drums, Katie - vocals, and Roary - vocals/bass.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15998/ | 69 hits
CD Review: Faintest Idea - Ignorance Is This
'Ignorance Is This' from Norfolk based Faintest Idea, is the sort of ska-punk that plays down the chirpiness usually associated with the genre.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14056/ | 637 hits
Band Profile: Kill Stereo
British Rock music is alive and well and London rockers Kill Stereo are happy to form part of a healthy scene that has developed under the radar.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5359/ | 113 hits
Band Profile: Mutiny
There is more than one artist with this name: 1) This entry on Last.fm was originally about Mutiny the folk punk band from Melbourne, Australia.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4936/ | 205 hits
CD Review: Broken Dolls - Stronger
With the classic lyrics, sound, inspiration and even the look of model rock and roll bands, Broken Dolls release their new single 'Stronger'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8586/ | 330 hits
CD Review: The Spills - Spooky Roller Disco
This 'download only' EP from Wakefield's The Spills sounds like four lads recording to tape and having the best time doing so, adding a rougher edge to their earlier polished sound.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17835/ | 175 hits
Band Profile: Kath and The Kicks
'Kath and The Kicks' are a Leeds based rock group who bring a 'new wave raucous edge' to female fronted rock music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10310/ | 707 hits
Band Profile: Outroads
With a unique mixture of blues, country, folk and downright ORIGINALITY, Outroads is one of the most uncaterogorized and truly expressive groups in the United Kingdom.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13594/ | 145 hits
CD Review: Pop Threat - Ingrained
It's about time Pop Threat released another single, something I've been waiting for quite a while. This time the band, following a recent line up shuffle, has released a limited 7" single on Squirrel Records.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/150/ | 222 hits
CD Review: Volcanoes - Shaking That Brass
This Sheffield four piece came crashing out of my stereo and their brand of rock made me smile. Far from allowing their audience to settle into the usual indie snooze where the bands are so determined to sound 'alternative,' Volcanoes actually do offer something to stay awake for.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10722/ | 416 hits
Band Profile: Post War Years
The Post War Years are a band from Royal Leamington Spa, who (according to their Myspace page) are Latin/Hard House/Jazz but they have an Alternative/Indie edge about them too.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6670/ | 303 hits
Band Profile: Ali Campbell
Ali Campbell has one of the UK's most distinctive and recognisable voices. As lead singer with the world-renowned group UB40, Ali Campbell has sold over 60 million records worldwide, toured across the globe, notched up four number No.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13659/ | 141 hits
CD Review: Grand Volume - History / Fire Come Soon
More press bollocks comes armed with Grand Volume, this time literally. 'History' is not the "blistering prog-punk masterpiece" that we are led to believe.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7661/ | 244 hits
CD Review: Kill Cassidy - 14:11 / Everyone To The Dancemat
This double A-side single is a competent and well-executed double-whammy of alt-rock, rounded off with an easy-on-the-ears shimmer, and complete with a vocalist who can hit some sweet high notes - when he isn't pushing himself too hard.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13590/ | 1,206 hits
CD Review: Hail Animator - We Live In Boxes
The two highlights from Hail Animator's debut EP, are both lifted from their 2009 'Days For These Nights' demo, reinforcing how eerily spot-on Hail Animator got it the first time around.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12776/ | 482 hits
News Article: Beacons Festival announces first wave of acts
The Mercury Music nominated Django Django lead the way as one of many highlights as Beacons Festival yesterday revealed the first 25 acts that will be performing at the festival in August.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17299/ | 324 hits
CD Review: King Palooka - The Wellington Street EP
I had heard quite a lot about King Palooka from the infamous Leeds Music Scene message board, in terms of musical style.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/27/ | 220 hits
CD Review: Tom Baxter - Feather & Stone
This debut album opens up strongly with 'My Declaration', gentle piano and lightly strummed guitar ease us in as Baxter's husky whisper croons away.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2988/ | 1,289 hits
CD Review: Freeland - Cope
Is DJ/Producer now just the male equivalent of Actress/Model/Whatever? Adam Freeland, currently a fairly small fish in the Chemical Bros/Calvin Harris pond hopes to move to warmer techno-tepid waters with his second solo LP 'Cope.' He's certainly roped in enough interesting guests to give himself an edge.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10872/ | 207 hits
CD Review: The Singles - Start Again
This February will have an extra day this year, as it's a leap year and all. But another day in that month which could indeed be good for the music industry is the 11th.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9125/ | 333 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.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3629/ | 333 hits
CD Review: 30 Seconds To Mars - This Is War
After eventually getting around to purchasing the follow up to 'A Beautiful Lie' I was surprised to see that it had not been reviewed on this site as of yet.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12786/ | 1,022 hits
Venue: Faversham
The Faversham is a live music venue and night club/bar situated on the edge of the city centre behind Leeds University.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11938/ | 4,980 hits
Live Review: Loudmouth Soup + The Nervous Shakedown + Astral Flyers
Ok so it's another wet dreary evening at Leeds and I have no idea where the Faversham is, that is until I realised that it was right behind the Uni which made me feel like a complete knobby creek.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3214/ | 649 hits
CD Review: Athlete - Wires
There's always at least one band in your life that you love for no good reason, it defies the rest of your general taste in music and the rest of the peers in the aforementioned band's genre.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3436/ | 4,602 hits
News Article: Another 24 bands confirmed for Beacons Festival 2013
Beacons Festival organisers this week revealed 24 more acts for the cutting-edge music and arts festival that will take place at the Funkirk Estate in Skipton across the weekend of Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August 2013.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17563/ | 444 hits
Live Review: Northern Torch + Secret Sirens + Claire Cameron + Soulmates Never Die
Soulmates Never Die aka Josh Lewis is definitely the odd one out on tonight's roster. He has the difficult job of opening the proceedings with his one man acoustic musings as the packed out room waits for the far poppier acts to follow.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14171/ | 729 hits
CD Review: Farming Incident - The Swine Fever Diaries
Farming Incident are still doing their own experimental, art-rock thing. It's still lo-fi and it's still very strange.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/179/ | 285 hits
Band Profile: Pteroglyph
Pteroglyph is the collective musical and artistic workings of Jimmy MacGregor - www.pteroglyph.com
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16348/ | 164 hits
CD Review: Terrorvision - Take the Money and Run
There was a time when Terrorvision were truly at the top of their game - but two years on from their split, will anyone really want a new live album?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/377/ | 444 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.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11614/ | 992 hits
CD Review: Kaylium - Untitled
Hmmm, interesting. On first inspection Kaylium seem to be one to file under the "decent, but not a band to get your knickers in a twist over" section.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3740/ | 514 hits
Live Review: Kimono + Johnny Poindexter + Vessels
I've been harbouring a prejudice for a long time now. To me, there is something innately distrustful about underground/unsigned bands who have that polished sheen of 9-5s spent in the rehearsal room about them.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6348/ | 897 hits
Live Review: Billy Talent
After headlining the Lock Up stage last year, Canadian punk rock act Billy Talent take their rightful place on the Main Stage and, despite the early Sunday afternoon billing, they draw a substantial crowd, including one blowup doll, who seems to particularly enjoy 'This Suffering,' headbanging furiously throughout.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13414/ | 378 hits
CD Review: The Hickey Underworld - Blonde Fire
The press release that accompanies The Hickey Underworld's new single isn't particularly encouraging.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11206/ | 387 hits
Band Profile: Pantyraid
"PANTyRAiD is music for people to feel sexy, If it don't drop panties, then it ain't PANTyRAiD!" Josh Mayer aka Ooah of The Glitch Mob and Marty Folb aka Marty Party are two music producers that started collaborating in April 2008.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10904/ | 386 hits
CD Review: St. Somebody - Places
Available now on Bandcamp, 'Places' is the third single release from St. Somebody. Having already proven their quality, this track is a great progression and displays the breadth of their talent.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16975/ | 367 hits
CD Review: Superelectric - Music For Joyriding
"10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1-0-Do It!". The 16 second countdown of Go! is complete. Having listened to the Superelectric demo CD (absolutely amazing) and seen the live show a couple of times I could see a different direction on their free CD, Music For Joyriding.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/258/ | 296 hits
CD Review: Working With Kenzi - Magpie
If we're going by aesthetics, then Evanescence (or rather, Amy Lee) meets Madonna is probably a good thing, depending on your taste.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7738/ | 349 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.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12905/ | 279 hits
CD Review: Jumpcut - Hungry Wise
Jumpcut describe the opening track of their debut single release as "a pop tune and as such a blatant attempt to crack the Top Ten", but it can safely be assumed that this is tongue-in-cheek optimism from the instrumental three-piece.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/225/ | 187 hits
CD Review: M83 - Before The Dawn Heals Us
The tongue twisting M83 are named after a Spiral Galaxy in a star-system far, far away. Now on their third album, they sound as grandiose as their inter-galactic moniker, merging rock, dance, instrumental mayhem and anything else they can find in the cosmic bargain bin.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3429/ | 717 hits
CD Review: The Birdman Rallies - Untitled
A six-track mini LP by a Harrogate based band and a very pleasant surprise. The first few notes of opener 'Those Amazing Persians' took me instantly back to the late 70s, with post-punk plucking then five minutes into the future with harmonies and wordplay like the Fleet Foxes have learnt a new trick or two.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10905/ | 632 hits
Band Profile: Earth Crisis
Earth Crisis are a Vegan Straight Edge Metalcore band from Syracuse, New York that have recorded and are still performing.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14860/ | 95 hits
CD Review: The Shermans - Venom
The Shermans' previous single, 'Calling It Wrong' reached number twenty three in the UK indie charts, and follow up single 'Venom' is surely a strong contender for an even higher chart position, as this is maddeningly catchy indie-rock at its best.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10572/ | 881 hits
Live Review: four day Hombre + Juno 2 + Living Thing
Tonight brought together three great bands for the re-birth of the Panama Nights, now scheduled for every Saturday at the Royal Park Cellars.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/882/ | 323 hits
Live Review: Shut Your Eyes And You'll Burst Into Flames + Quack Quack + These Monsters
Arriving on stage later that billed did nothing to quell These Monsters' instrumental blasts of squalling guitars with blasts of saxophone.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7715/ | 716 hits
CD Review: The Cribs - The New Fellas
As I sit down to write this review I find myself remembering last night at The Cockpit watching a hundred young trendies letting themselves go crazy to tracks on this album such as Hey Scenesters!, Mirror Kissers and The Wrong Way To Be.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4076/ | 883 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.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12917/ | 472 hits
CD Review: Sound Of Guns - Architects
Sound Of Guns continue to carve a niche for themselves as pedallers of earnest, stadium-rock anthems with added personality, with their latest single, 'Architects.' 'Architects' is a towering roar of impassioned, mainstream-friendly rock where everything is pushed to extremes: the vocals are bigger, the guitars are louder and the drums go off like heavy artillery.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12868/ | 488 hits
Live Review: Whirlwind Heat + The Detonators
Despite an interesting stage get up (bandit style scarves over their faces and shirts with military targets on them) the Detonators take their sound and pretty much every move they make straight out of 1979, and with such cutting edge opening lines as 'You middle-class wankers' they obviously mean business.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2303/ | 516 hits
Live Review: The High Chairs + Run Down Square
It was with some trepidation that I approached The Mixing Tin last Friday as the bassist of reasonably new boys on the scene The High Chairs, had been sporadically emailing me and seemed like such an affable and friendly chap that I was absolutely terrified that the band would be awful and I'd have to say something negative about them and crush poor Roj's hope and dreams.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7166/ | 731 hits
CD Review: Ray LaMontagne - Three More Days
Mentioning the name Ray Lamontagne, one of the more successful and respected of the recent tidal wave of unashamed singer-songwriters to have broken the mainstream, will immediately conjure up notions of heart-felt and beautifully crafted songs in people's minds - and, of course, that raspy, expressive voice which gave his work that extra edge on his striking debut.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8786/ | 275 hits
CD Review: Sky Larkin - The Golden Spike
Leeds band Sky Larkin released their debut album 'The Golden Spike' recently. Headed by singer and guitarist Katie Harkin, drummer Nestor Mathews and bassist Doug Adams, they have blended a catchy mix of alternative guitar rock with the sweet feminine vocals of Katie.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10469/ | 389 hits
Live Review: Shed Seven + 45s
The 45s - now there's a name I don't think we'll be hearing the last of. Impressive at times (though I still think there's a lot to work on) pinpointing the influence in their style has proved difficult; though Britpop is a starter for ten.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/714/ | 280 hits
CD Review: The Answer - Rise
This is the sort of record that it really should be very easy to dismiss as hapless retro-copyism. Ulster rockers The Answer don't so much wear their influences on their sleeve as practically have them branded on to their foreheads.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7018/ | 1,222 hits
CD Review: The Xenith Sound - Innoncence
For as grandiose as their biog describes them, employing such everyday phrases as "dramatic melodic edge", "distinctive atmospheric sound" and those favourite biog-bites "inspiration" and "soaring", The Xenith Sound are a rock band.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/218/ | 373 hits
Live Review: Lostprophets
Like Weezer's triumphant Saturday evening showing, Lostprophets turn out the sort of set that transforms they-did-that-Last-Train-Home-song-right?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13445/ | 447 hits
CD Review: Hot Snakes - Audit in Progress
Audit in Progress is the third delivering from these American post punk rockers and it's their most complete sounding album to date.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3316/ | 255 hits
CD Review: We Are The In Crowd - Best Intentions
Fresh from the Warped Tour this Summer, We Are The In Crowd released their debut full-length album 'Best Intentions' in October this year through Hopeless Records.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15699/ | 347 hits
Live Review: Kurtis Blow + Furious Five
'you say one for the trouble, two for the time...' We hear new music all the time, but most of the time, of course, it's not new, it's a fresh take on familiar themes, or a little bit louder and faster than the known.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11280/ | 533 hits
Live Review: The Somatics + The Sunshine Underground + Farming Incident + The Xenith Sound + Vatican Jet
It may have been the 1st of April but there were no fools on display tonight. Kicking off proceedings were the highly energised Vatican Jet who ripped through a set of grinding riffs with a sharp British edge.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3727/ | 1,021 hits
CD Review: Samsa - Untitled
Following on from a whole album full of stuff back in 2002, Samsa are back in the hunt with a three track EP that comfortably fulfills the promise of the best stuff on that first expedition.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/376/ | 351 hits
CD Review: The Accidental - There Were Wolves
This is The Accidental's first album. The collective draws its membership from the bands Tunng, The Memory Band and The Bicycle Thieves and the album was largely written through online collaboration.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9497/ | 424 hits
CD Review: Lost Calm - Untitled
The debut EP from Salford five-piece Lost Calm gets the balance right between choruses that are big and brash enough to fill arenas, and the sharp, emotional edge that makes all that noise feel personal to you.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10929/ | 332 hits
CD Review: Luke Sital-Singh - Fail For You EP
Suitably impressed by his recent support slots on tour with both Fossil Collective and The Staves I wanted to say some more about Luke Sital-Singh.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17213/ | 258 hits
CD Review: Longview - Mercury
With recent single "Further" catching the attention of ears across the nation Longview could be on their way to becoming the NME's latest darlings.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/607/ | 747 hits
Band Profile: 30 Seconds To Mars
Created in 1998 in Los Angeles, California, United States by Jared Leto and his brother, Shannon, 30 Seconds to Mars initially began as a small family project.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7908/ | 306 hits
CD Review: Meet The Storm - Sailing On A Broken Compass
'Sailing Out To Fail' features guest vocals from Cancer Bats' Liam Cormier, and consequently just manages to pip 'Hindenburg' to the post, when it comes to providing this EP's high point.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13790/ | 455 hits
CD Review: Heads We Dance - The Human Touch
'The Human Touch' by Heads We Dance is five minutes of industrial-tinged electro with futuristic synths and robotic noises aplenty, and a modest amount of addictive beats.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10172/ | 359 hits
CD Review: Shadow of Memories - Too Much Within
Darkly epic melodious doom-metal from the rock metropolis of Headingley, Shadow of Memories latest audio instalment is the two-track EP "Too Much Within".
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3293/ | 385 hits
CD Review: Bad For Lazarus - Old Rats On A New Ship
'Old Rats On A New Ship,' the debut single from Bright-based Bad For Lazarus, is a juddering stomp that's torn between a cool, quirky indie shimmy and a grubby, sleazy rock and roll swagger.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11435/ | 463 hits
CD Review: Castrovalva - Untitled
To say Castrovalva are courting a niche market is an understatement, specialising in instrumental, improvised prog rock, fashioned solely from a bass, a drum kit, and a lot of synths.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10576/ | 469 hits
Live Review: The Downfall + Diawara + OFM + Imodiom
First up tonight are Imodiom; to say the least they are unprepared. After an unsure start the set quickly went downhill.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1068/ | 325 hits
Band Profile: Bring Me The Horizon
Bring Me The Horizon is a five-piece band from Sheffield, England. Despite only forming in March 2004, the band has gathered a surprisingly large fan base both in the UK and the U.S.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6516/ | 2,702 hits
Band Profile: Simple Kid
Simple Kid (born Ciaran McFeely) is an Irish solo musician known for his trancey/synth sound and his "simple" approach to making and performing his music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4643/ | 229 hits
CD Review: Feldspar - Bright Day
'Bright Day' from folk-inspired Feldspar is a prime example of how you can keep on repeating a winning formula, until it loses its shine.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10878/ | 527 hits
Band Profile: Sniper
indie rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6290/ | 469 hits
CD Review: Silverlode - A Glimpse of Lightening
Silverlode's new EP 'A Glimpse of Lightening' is a bit like learning to like olives or appreciate a complicated wine.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10634/ | 398 hits
Band Profile: Stereo 360
Stereo 360 is a Los Angeles based band formed by Shad Hills and features free-thinking individuals, each actively seeking to challenge themselves and their listeners through intense and provocative performance.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4462/ | 111 hits
Live Review: The Feeling
Whilst in the presence of the allegedly toe-tapping show-stopping band The Feeling at Leeds University I did indeed get 'a Feeling'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6791/ | 556 hits
CD Review: The Plight - s/t
There are plenty of things to like about The Plight's debut release. Whether it be the darkly themed artwork, the knowingly sarcastic lyrics or the old skool riffage, there is something here for everyone to get into.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7589/ | 581 hits
CD Review: The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - The Royal Society
The Brighton boys of mayhem and disaster are back with their follow up to "Horse of the Dog" and they're sounding leaner, meaner and darker than ever before.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3294/ | 434 hits
Band Profile: Harrisons
Harrisons were a four-piece guitar band from Hillsborough in Sheffield, England. They were one of the leading bands in the so-called New Yorkshire scene, along with fellow Sheffielders Arctic Monkeys, Milburn, The Long Blondes and Bromheads Jacket.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5869/ | 916 hits
CD Review: Neils Children - Always the Same
Wow that's a sick guitar sound! Yet it pounds around my head picking up on each one of my senses. This is a crazy indie-punk number from Neils Children, sounding like The Futureheads mixed with Pistols-esque vocals yet they have their own unique psychedelic feel to the piece.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3949/ | 714 hits
CD Review: Breakthemould - s/t
One obvious disadvantage of calling yourselves Breakthemould is that reviews of your recorded output are inevitably going to query whether or not you do actually "break the mould" in terms of pushing new musical boundaries.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3430/ | 655 hits
CD Review: Last Temple Orchestra - Untitled
The debut EP from Leeds' Last Temple Orchestra begins in promising fashion, with the excellent 'Inside.' Its spring-heeled drums are tempered by echoey chords, giving it an interestingly ethereal edge.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10251/ | 395 hits
CD Review: Sear - Untitled
It's been a while since I first listened to this CD. When I received it, I used to play it whenever I was trying to relax, it has that sort of ambience to it.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/168/ | 264 hits
CD Review: blumone* - We Are ... blumone*
It's very hard to describe this album. Mainly because it is a hybrid of so many different genres, it's almost impossible to pin it down.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4325/ | 341 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.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9726/ | 477 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.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3169/ | 2,581 hits
Live Review: Low
There are many gigs that you go to knowing in advance that it's going to be very good and there are those much rarer ones that you hope will end up being more than just a great gig.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1097/ | 208 hits
CD Review: The Dead Orchestra - Force Of Habit
Following on from their untitled first EP, West Yorkshire four-piece The Dead Orchestra release another four tracks of indie-pop, string arrangements and shiver-inducing synths.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11346/ | 350 hits
CD Review: Rebel Yell - Live
From the first notes of 'My Primrose' it's easy to hear that Rebel Yell are a highly talented band. And to top that they are from Leeds, as the first track sounds like it's about a little known pub down Meanwood way...
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10934/ | 431 hits
Live Review: The Music + Superstring
Review featured with permission from www.manchestermusic.co.uk Not unlike the amount of feather boas and leopard print present for the Manic Street Preachers, or backwards caps for Limp Bizkit, the traditional demin clad bowlheads fill Manchester's Roadhouse for the most hyped band this year.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/688/ | 483 hits
CD Review: Thao with The Get Down Stay Down - Body
Thao Nguyen isn't a name you'll probably be familiar with; let's face it, indie-folk singer/songwriters from California aren't a new, exciting prospect to many.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12615/ | 270 hits
Live Review: Weeve + The 42 Tones
Continuing on with the now established 'Wednesday... Whatever' nights, we had a bit of a disappointing turn out in all honesty, maybe due to the fact that there were only two bands playing or that the opening band's mates had school the next day.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9837/ | 195 hits
Live Review: Orka + Antihero + Contour
It's a chilly Saturday night, and my feet have past the point of freezing. Upon reflection, acid pink sling-backs are unsuitable for an occasion where any amount of walking is required.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1086/ | 278 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - ¡Forward, Russia! / This Et Al - split single
"Everything Is Brilliant In Leeds" reads the t-shirt slogan of a certain bunch of Loiners currently dominating the nations airwaves.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3696/ | 1,214 hits
Band Profile: The Big Pink
The Big Pink are an electro rock duo that formed in 2007 in London, England. The group consists of Robbie Furze (vocals, guitar) and Milo Cordell (keyboards, synths, vocals).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11484/ | 220 hits
CD Review: Five O'Clock Heroes - Bend To The Breaks
Today in chateaux Lewis we open the packaging to discover a wonderful display of thoughtful CD case design.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7326/ | 390 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.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11556/ | 298 hits
Band Profile: Damage Control
1) Damage Control was a Norwegian straight edge hardcore band. They broke up in 2006. Members went on to form bands such as Common Cause, Death Is Not Glamorous & Another Year.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5796/ | 166 hits
CD Review: Nutronstars - Carltonpop!!!
Oh! nearly! nearly! This stuff is on the edge of genius, fighting to avoid the big drop into the bathos of emulopop.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2803/ | 674 hits
Live Review: Skin
Solo artists breaking free from a band and a fanbase they collected on their way to the top can be a lonely place.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6044/ | 561 hits
Band Profile: Worm
1) Worm is an Egyptian band that was formed winter 2003 in Alexandria by Ahmed Samadie, Tarek Shehata, and Ezz in hopes to play original material that combines both the industrial edge and the old school death metal sound, their collaboration spawned The Armageddon Codex which while it didn't perfectly represent what the band wanted to sound like due to many factors like short studio times and short budget it represented a step towards their goal and was a bigger motive for the band to work harder and cultivate more into their constructions and arrangements that now resulted in a stronger and more formidable band formation and entity in the local scene and the international underground death metal scene.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1938/ | 350 hits
CD Review: Hoover Dams - Fight Night
Having been around since 2005 and being quite big on the Bradford scene, Hoover Dams were a band I'd heard of, but this was my first time hearing their music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9527/ | 385 hits
CD Review: Loqui - I Can't Believe It's Not Better
An ostentatious biography package accompanies this 'Greatest Hits' compilation from Loqui, which also encompasses their life as Vertigo Green.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4302/ | 499 hits
Band Profile: John Parkes
solo acoustic
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2233/ | 672 hits
CD Review: Ane Brun - It All Starts With One
Ane Brun is an artist first introduced to me by Mark Olson of The Jayhawks who suggested I check out this Norwegian singer's past work and I fell for her stunning 'A Temporary Dive' album, so how does the new record 'It All Starts With One' shape up to her previous work?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15494/ | 641 hits
Band Profile: Eureka Machines
Four-piece rock band from Leeds
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9119/ | 1,074 hits
CD Review: Andy Burrows - If I Had A Heart
Sometimes it's brilliant to be surprised, and this single from Andy Burrows is a truly welcome one. The former Razorlight drummer and I Am Arrows frontman seems to be on a mission to prove his worth as a songwriter and this little gem does nothing but add weight to that objective.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15357/ | 330 hits
Band Profile: U2
U2 is an Irish rock band which formed in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland. Since the band's formation, they have consisted of Bono (real name Paul Hewson) (vocals, guitar, harmonica), The Edge (real name David Evans) (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Adam Clayton (bass) and Larry Mullen, Jr.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5629/ | 192 hits
Live Review: The Hair + Sixty 6 + The Boolean + Airstrip One
Tonight's showcase at Josephs Well was in aid of Link Community Development to raise money for the Leeds University Hitch hike to Morocco.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2491/ | 924 hits

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