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Feature: Video Interview: Mahogany Hand Glider
LMS sits down with Mahogany Hand Glider at the Leeds Music Hub.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17286/ | 600 hits
Band Profile: Heart In Hand
Heart In Hand are a melodic hardcore band from the south coast of the United Kingdom, mixing furious hardcore with crushing breakdowns and emotional lyrical content, Having formed in late 2008 Heart In Hand have achieved so much in such a short space of time, all the hard work and determination have paid off, supporting heavyweight bands such as For The Fallen Dreams, Dead Swans, Carpathian and Gallows to name a few, also they have toured with top UK bands such as TRC, Lower Than Atlantis and have also smashed a full month long UK and European tour with US Melodic Hardcore Legends It Prevails.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14995/ | 284 hits
Live Review: Random Hand
The first ska band of the day took to the Vans Music Stage and by god did they do it proud. After the breakup of Capdown, it was hard to imagine another band pipping the ska-punk post.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16612/ | 403 hits
News Article: Louise Distras releases debut single 'The Hand You Hold' for International Womens Day
Today on International Women's Day, Louise Distras has released her debut single and music video for the brand new track, entitled 'The Hand You Hold'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16262/ | 328 hits
CD Review: Random Hand - Another Change of Plan
Random Hand re-release their 2007 debut 'Change of Plan' under the new moniker of 'Another Change of Plan' re-mastered and sounding better than ever complete with the long deleted 'On the March EP' and a previously unreleased track.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16365/ | 190 hits
CD Review: Pulled Apart by Horses - Wolf Hand
Pulled Apart by Horses say that new single, Wolf Hand, is: "our very own piercing tale of forgetting about ageing and staying forever young;" and the choice of video captures that pretty well, showing the band goofing around in someone's back garden, home-video-style, leaping into cardboard boxes and through panes of glass, in what looks like the setting of a kid's abandoned birthday party.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16441/ | 240 hits
Band Profile: Random Hand
Ska Punk Metal Mash Up from West Yorkshire, UK
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2758/ | 1,082 hits
Live Review: A Wilhelm Scream + Park Bench Society + Random Hand
Saturday bought rain to Leeds festival; a camper's worst nightmare. Luckily for me, I had opted out of camping over.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16955/ | 356 hits
News Article: Northern Torch - Take My Hand Exclusive Video!
Northern Torch Would Like to Say Big Thank You to Everyone Who Was Involved In Making of the Video for Take My Hand!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14730/ | 166 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/ | 600 hits
News Article: Random Hand confirmed for Leeds Festival 2012
Festival Republic, the organisers of the annual Leeds Festival, today revealed the line up for the Lock Up Stage with West Yorkshire band Random Hand a notable local inclusion on the Saturday.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16465/ | 1,360 hits
Live Review: Heart In Hand + The Eyes Of A Traitor + Martyr Defiled + Demoraliser + Carcer City
It's gutting to see that The Well is, at best, half full for tonight, not just because this show features 5 of the best up-and-coming heavy bands the UK has to offer, but because all this available to you for a mere six pounds.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15352/ | 558 hits
News Article: Destroy All Records announce first signings as Mahogany Hand Glider
Destroy All Records, Leeds' newest independent record label, have just announced Mahogany Hand Glider as their first signing.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17192/ | 537 hits
Live Review: Angels & Airwaves + Random Hand + Coheed and Cambria + Hadouken!
Local hipster ravers Hadouken! entered to a bassy and ominous electronic introduction. Front-man James was in fine form, spurring up the crowd with great interaction and hyping them up into a party mood.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16958/ | 217 hits
CD Review: Newton Faulkner - Hand Built By Robots
Quirky acoustic guitarists are not exactly redundant at the moment. So for something of this genre to be deemed 'important', in my opinion it has to be essential and most of all, interesting.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8737/ | 1,030 hits
CD Review: Louise Distras - Heart Strings on a Hand Grenade
I reviewed Louise's last EP, and my only major complaint then was that the whole thing seemed a little bare - a bit thin if you will - for the style of music she plays.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14550/ | 511 hits
Live Review: Suicide Silence + Deez Nuts + Bleed From Within + More Than Life + TRC + Heart In Hand + Evita + Basement + Polar + Silent Screams + Crossbreaker + The Ocean Between Us
The Ocean Between Us have a tough job in opening up the 2nd day of Ghostfest, but rise to the occasion in spectacular style.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14989/ | 1,140 hits
Interview: Canterbury
Mike Sparks skateboards up to me, shakes my hand and smiles, while Scott Peters smiles widely and puts out his hand. Two lads from Canterbury, both extremely happy to be on tour with The Blackout, sit down for a chat.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15657/ | 327 hits
Band Profile: Mahogany Hand Glider
We are a four piece post-rock outfit that formed in 2010, having met through the Leeds College of Music where we all attend and study.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14733/ | 563 hits
CD Review: Baxter Trappe - Take My Hand And Love
Baxter Trappe, the man with the bizarre name (if it's real that is) is a one man band, complete with heartfelt lyrics and armed only with an acoustic guitar.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3732/ | 403 hits
CD Review: The Heartbreaks - Hand On Heart
Happy new year, indeed. Fresh from the marvellous holiday romance single 'Polly,' comes another stunner from The Heartbreaks, one that perhaps surpasses their previous effort.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17229/ | 207 hits
CD Review: Rose Kemp - A Hand Full of Hurricanes
OK, hands up, how many of you initially thought Rose Kemp was a tongue-in-cheek novelty act based on former Eastenders hard-man Ross Kemp?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8251/ | 441 hits
News Article: Pulled Apart by Horses release a new single in April
Following the over-whelming response to the release of their second album 'Tough Love' through Transgressive Records In January, Leeds band Pulled Apart by Horses will release 'Wolf Hand' as a digital only release on 23rd April.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16279/ | 213 hits
Band Profile: Fragments
Progressive metal/groove from Harrogate / Leeds
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15441/ | 103 hits
CD Review: Franz Ferdinand - Eleanor Put Your Boots On
Enticing each listener and new fan alike with a distinctly un-Franz intro and instructions to run although it isn't 'dignified'; Kapranos et al yet again prove that they are indeed artists of integrity as they boldly go where they haven't previously.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7016/ | 378 hits
Band Profile: The Oreoh!s
Henry Wade- Guitar and vocals Esme Hand- Halford- Bass/ Keyboard and vocals Sid Hand- Halford- Drums/Keyboard The Oreoh!s consists of sisters, Sid & Esme and Henry from Halifax.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16017/ | 145 hits
CD Review: The High Wire - Odds And Evens
The new single from London-based trio The High Wire is hand-clap studded guitar-pop. The breezy combination of hand-claps and springy acoustic guitar is balanced out by a touch of darkness to the dreamy vocals and a light veneer of buzzy electric guitar.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11501/ | 373 hits
CD Review: Funeral for a Friend - Escape Artists Never Die
On one hand faced with a mountain of press and media that can say nothing bad about the black haired post-nu-metal-rock-core-emo-make-up-your-own-new-genre band, whilst on the other hand faced with a similar level of interest in the music as my regular hobby of sticking pins in my eyes - this was not going to be an easy task!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2345/ | 748 hits
Band Profile: Joe Tilston
Joe Tilston is the bassist for Random Hand.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15254/ | 88 hits
CD Review: Rachael Kichenside - Like The Tides EP
After performing live sessions for the likes of XFM and the BBC and winning the hearts of the local press in her Manchester hometown, Rachael Kichenside seems intent on becoming a household name with her brand of polished folk-pop.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9239/ | 294 hits
Band Profile: Sterling
Formed late 2008, Sterling are a 6 piece screamo/metal band from Leeds. With influences from all aspects of music, particular bands which stand out as influences are The Devil Wears Prada/Asking Alexandria/Oceana and other synth-esque screamo/metal acts.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12368/ | 153 hits
News Article: The Hair and Clark Elton win best music video at 20/20/02 Vision 2007
The 20/20/2 vision music video competition has drawn to a close for 2007 and the winners were announced at a sell out gig at The Wardrobe in Leeds.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8347/ | 366 hits
News Article: The Kiara Elles to release a new EP on the Vandal record label
The Kiara Elles have announced the release of their new EP on the Vandal record label (Choque Hosein) on Monday, October 12th.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11274/ | 405 hits
CD Review: Newton Faulkner - If This Is It
Following up on the storming success of his first album, 'Hand Built By Robots,' Faulkner has released his second album; an album that nearly didn't happen.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12425/ | 527 hits
CD Review: The Hype Foundation - s/t
Ignore the crap name. Just pretend there called something cool like "Cranky Gypsy" or "Superwolf" and proceed with the listening.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4119/ | 530 hits
News Article: Hawk Eyes announce 'Mindhammers EP'
Hawk Eyes have announced the release of their 'Mindhammers EP'. The EP is set for release on 12th December 2011 on limited edition 10" transparent vinyl and digital download through Leeds record label Brew Records.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15727/ | 187 hits
News Article: Well known Leeds writer and photographer turns fifty...
From his days at Leeds Student to Leeds based Backbeat magazine, Tony Woolgar has been writing about and photographing bands for many years.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4010/ | 577 hits
Band Profile: Billy DeLines
One-man harmoncia blues explosion. Back despite popular demand, Billy, with harmonica in one hand and a book in the other, is hollering blues and wanting his hat back.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14864/ | 60 hits
CD Review: Catherine MacLellan - Church Bell Blues
Apparently there has been a recent influx of female singer-songwriters from Canada. Names like Kathleen Edwards and Julie Doiron don't exactly ring any bells for me, but joining them on that accomplished list is Catherine MacLellan, and her name could perhaps ring a (Church) Bell or two.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10231/ | 308 hits
News Article: The Blueskins to release 'User Friendly' on June 9th...
The Blueskins release their debut single User Friendly on 9th June. They cut the EP with Richard Formby (formerly of Spacemen 3) at the controls.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1499/ | 177 hits
Band Profile: The Reliance
pop
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8180/ | 217 hits
CD Review: Johnny Flynn - Barnacled Warship
Everyone knows Johnny Flynn as a member of the vibrant, untraditional "folk" scene in London alongside Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons and Noah & The Whale, but Johnny seems to be the only one without a chart success.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13167/ | 372 hits
CD Review: Quack Quack - Mars / The Great Catsby
This EP of Quack Quack's is something of a schizophrenic: it's a little piece of black vinyl that can't decide whether it's the fey darling of the underground scene...
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6976/ | 316 hits
CD Review: Quinta - My Sister, Boudicca
Limited to 200 screen-printed, hand-stamped, hand-numbered and sewn together recycled cardstock sleeve copies, 'My Sister, Boudicca' is the debut album of musical wonder-woman Quinta.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10617/ | 354 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.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8184/ | 646 hits
CD Review: The Sugars - Doo Wop (Sugar So Sweet)
Bands such as Arctic Monkeys may dispute that image isn't everything, and whilst it certainly isn't, it's always good to find a band who, in addition to writing first-rate songs, also have a good ol' bash at looking damned good.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6499/ | 1,373 hits
News Article: Napoleon IIIrd to release EP2 in November...
Napoleon IIIrd is to release his second EP, "EP2", on Brainlove Records in November. The release will be very limited with hand made sleeves and will also be available for download at Karma Download.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4275/ | 231 hits
News Article: Insect Guide release a new single
Insect Guide have released a new single, which is available to buy now. Produced with vinyl style grooves, the Down From Here EP comes in a black mini 'vinyl' sleeve and comes with fold out hand-numbered artwork.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13455/ | 282 hits
CD Review: Drat - Untitled
If someone asked me to name a decent band from Northern Ireland I would probably struggle. Ash are from around that area but they suck monkey nuts.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3207/ | 544 hits
News Article: Heads We Dance release their 'Love In The Digital Age' remixes
Ahead of their eagerly anticipated début single due in early 2008, Heads We Dance released an ultra-limited 12" of 'Love In The Digital Age' remixes this November.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9072/ | 298 hits
Live Review: Mr Shiraz
Mad. Absolutely bonkers. I've just seen Mr Shiraz play a short 30 set and everyone is bruised and sweating!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/788/ | 234 hits
News Article: Nerve Engine to give away free CDs!
Nerve Engine have announced a CD giveaway! The band will hand out free CDs at their forthcoming shows, beginning with Rafters in Bradford (28th September) and Joseph's Well in Leeds (30th September).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1371/ | 176 hits
Live Review: Friday's Ghost
Despite the disappearance of much of the area's student crowd, the second batch of Fake Hips welcomed a health-sized crowd by the time Liverpool-based Friday's Ghost arrived onstage.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8654/ | 408 hits
Band Profile: Redemtion
Redemtion are a 4 piece Pop Punk Band from Leeds, England.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12889/ | 215 hits
CD Review: The Blood Arm - Angela
Having converted the many fans of We are Scientists and The Sunshine Underground as a support act on both these band's UK and Ireland tours late last year, The Blood Arm are back to try and win over some more followers with the second single from their new album, 'Lie Lover Lie'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8482/ | 310 hits
CD Review: The Shining - Young Again
A third CD single on Zuma for the boys who would probably prefer not be referred to as ex-Verve. But with limited creative gifts, I suppose you have to use all the industry muscle you've got.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/445/ | 330 hits
Band Profile: The New Brascos
Indie / Rock / Soul
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11368/ | 260 hits
Band Profile: Absent Parachute
Absent Parachute
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18419/ | 90 hits
Band Profile: Germain
Based in four corners of Leeds, Germain are a band formed through the Leeds College of Music. The band members have being performing extensively for the past x amount of years in various acts and groups but this is a new project, founded by songwriter Jake Germain-Whiskin, who hand picked the best musicians and friends.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11522/ | 387 hits
News Article: Fuse Musician's Network Day to take place on Saturday...
This Saturday (6th March) at West Yorkshire Playhouse sees the Fuse Musician's Network Day organised by Leeds City Council.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2444/ | 302 hits
CD Review: Thee Virus House - #2
I bet Thee Virus House really get annoyed all the time with people printing their name The Virus House, because yes that wasn't a spelling mistake or typo, they are Thee Virus House.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/387/ | 296 hits
Band Profile: Ophelia
There is more than one artist with the name Ophelia: 1. Ophelia are a metal band hailing from Chelmsford, Essex.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9042/ | 389 hits
CD Review: Modey Lemon - Thunder + Lightning
Garage rock duo/trio Modey Lemon burst out of Pittsburgh to not only kick out the jams but to actually boot those jams firmly in their jammy balls.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2706/ | 388 hits
CD Review: Cold War Kids - Robbers & Cowards
The much-hyped Cold War Kids must be wondering what they have done to deserve all the attention... Jeff Buckley?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7977/ | 467 hits
CD Review: RPA & The United Nations of Sound - Born Again
RPA & The United Nations of Sound is the new band from Richard Ashcroft. First single, 'Born Again' has a spring in its step, thanks to the endless rounds of hand-clap sound effects that make up 90% of the song.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13084/ | 346 hits
News Article: Dead Young Records announce the release of 10" compilation 'Dead Young Club Volume 2'
Leeds label Dead Young Records have this week announced the release of their second limited-edition, poster dressed, hand-stamped & numbered, wax-sealed 10" records.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12715/ | 319 hits
CD Review: Hot Club De Paris - Will You Still Be In Love With Me Next Year?
A little late with this one, a one off Christmas single from Liverpool trio Hot Club De Paris, a band name I always loved but which the music has never lived up to.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9152/ | 360 hits
Live Review: Moody Gowns
I struggle to think of a band that could fit the bill of 'Mad Hatters Tea Party' more suitably than the Moody Gowns.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12414/ | 499 hits
CD Review: Anti-Flag - The Terror State
Anti-Flag are a 5-piece melodic punk band from Pennsylvania, USA. As their name suggests they are a band with some deep-rooted political ideals.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/661/ | 2,308 hits
Band Profile: Nature Of The Beast
Spazzy spliffcore rapcore alt-rock band from Leeds.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12835/ | 482 hits
CD Review: Nursery - 8PM
I've only ever seen Nursery once, on that occasion they were opening up for Icelandic outfit Bellatrix over in Bradford, but from all accounts I remember it being quite a memorable set.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/191/ | 362 hits
Band Profile: Fungal Ashtray
indie rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2067/ | 566 hits
News Article: The Bazaars return with a new double A-side
Leeds born band The Bazaars have announced the release of a their new double A-side record 'L'Attention' / 'Visions', which will be available from November 1st.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13470/ | 630 hits
Live Review: Richard Ashcroft
After witnessing the dire becoming that is 'The Shining' a short while ago it was now time to see if any other remaining members of The Verve could still cut it.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1060/ | 479 hits
CD Review: Madeleine Brooks - In Co.
Madeleine has been pleasing and sometimes astounding various West Yorkshire and Lancashire audiences for a few years now, and they deserve something to take away at the end of the show.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3208/ | 715 hits
News Article: The Yalla Yallas to release a new album
The Yalla Yallas have announced that they have released their second studio album, 'Diamond In Dirt'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13524/ | 354 hits
Band Profile: Crocus
Despite recent changes this band has not slowed down. The changes were not planned, they fell into place with uncanny natural fluidity.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11497/ | 545 hits
CD Review: The Passing Fancy - Talking Sense Blues
'Talking Sense Blues,' the debut single from Wakefield's 'The Passing Fancy' is folkish indie with infectious percussion and hand-clapping sound effects.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10633/ | 283 hits
Band Profile: Fade Away
Melodic hardcore from Leeds
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14931/ | 257 hits
Live Review: Mercury Rev
With a tremendous live reputation to their name, Mercury Rev attract a large crowd to the Main Stage despite the rain, and don't disappoint with a typically enchanting set.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/957/ | 195 hits
News Article: Slam Dunk announce more bands for 2013
Slam Dunk organisers have today announced another wave of bands for the line up of Slam Dunk North Festival, which takes place on Saturday 25th May at Leeds University.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17441/ | 203 hits
CD Review: Virginia Creep - Crack Out Baby
There was a time, years ago, when hulking behemoths stood astride the world we call 'Rock!' with their axes in hand and their lean bodies covered in garish spandex, tight fitting leather and tremendously outrageous haircuts.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7049/ | 642 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
Band Profile: Lower Dens
Swarming guitar fuzz, bass waves, Jana Hunter's voice, and insistent drum throbs are the core components of Baltimore's Lower Dens.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14501/ | 155 hits
News Article: New Jamie Fletcher Band EP 'Little Victories' released on 5th April 2014
The new Jamie Fletcher Band EP, Little Victories is now available to download from iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18383/ | 161 hits
Live Review: The Parkinsons + les Flames!
It's been one long round of scaring A&R men since we introduced you to those 'Frenchcore' nutters les Flames!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1039/ | 267 hits
CD Review: Beatsteaks - Jane Became Insane
The first single to be lifted off Beatsteaks' 'Limbo Messiah' is album highlight 'Jane Became Insane.' This is raw, rasping rock forced into catchy shapes.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13110/ | 248 hits
CD Review: Blacklisters - Trick F*ck
I guarantee, this will be the noisiest song about pretty people you will ever here. From the second the song kicks in, its obvious what Blacklisters, the Leeds based, four piece noise rock band, are all about.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16580/ | 278 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Rock 'n Roll Circus: A Collection of Calamity Vol 2
Sounding like the opening credits to a daytime TV program about property, 'A Collection of Calamity: Vol 2' starts as it means to carry on.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13730/ | 485 hits
Band Profile: Hood
Based loosely around brothers Chris and Richard Adams and friends to hand, Hood have positioned themselves, over a series of albums, in a unique point in modern UK sound craft.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1749/ | 959 hits
CD Review: Cha-Cha - Phonographic Love
The debut single from Cha-Cha, 'Phonographic Love,' comes across a little unsure of its identity. On the one hand, it seems to be aspiring towards cool, quirky indie-rock, with piston-like drumbeats and lurching riffs, but the band then splatter random, garish electro over the top, and transform 'Phonographic Love' into an awkward hybrid.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12437/ | 361 hits
CD Review: Fujiya & Miyagi - Sore Thumb
Brighton band Fujiya & Miyagi release their latest single, 'Sore Thumb' on 6th April. It's a motoring techno sound that certainly doesn't shy away from being all out pop.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10542/ | 216 hits
CD Review: You Me At Six - Liquid Confidence
You have to hand it to You Me At Six for stepping out of their comfort zone. Unfortunately, they step out of their comfort zone, and into someplace that simply doesn't work for them.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12570/ | 511 hits
Band Profile: Grand Prix '86
Grand Prix '86 were a 3 piece indie-pop band from Norwich, England. Their sound was based around dueling 1980's Casio keyboards, hand-claps, voices and a drumset.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8156/ | 174 hits
Live Review: Dashboard Confessional
Chris Carraba and his band entertain the main stage with their heartfelt, lyrically strong tunes, laden with rich melody and lush vocal harmonies.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7196/ | 360 hits
News Article: Northern Torch Shooting Music Video in Headingley
Ever fancied being in a hoard of the un-dead? This is your chance. We need as many people as possible to play zombies in an awesome music video for Leeds band Northern Torch.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14680/ | 243 hits
Live Review: The Pigeon Detectives + Air Traffic + Micky P Kerr
The Big Fight; Could two support acts be more different? Round One, Micky P Kerr vs. Air Traffic. Ding Ding Ding.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8502/ | 880 hits
Live Review: Willy Mason + Elvis Perkins
Elvis Perkins and backing band Dearland are the perfect band to get people in the mood for some folk.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8428/ | 772 hits
Live Review: Yo La Tengo + Juxtaposition
With dust sheets over unwanted amplifiers and drums, disguising the suggestion of a headline band, audible footsteps cut through the polite chatter and enter the attic, disturbing the motes in the air.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1262/ | 357 hits
CD Review: Scott Wainwright - Every Man Has His Critics
In order to give his latest release a little perspective I listened to Scott's earlier album, "Every Man Has His Critics".
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17006/ | 239 hits
CD Review: Max Raptor - The Great and The Good
The latest single from Max Raptor, 'The Great and The Good,' is a slab of rock music, with twitching vocals and pogo-ing drumbeats bringing this single bang up to date.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12823/ | 314 hits
CD Review: Jenni Noyes - The Journey So Far...
Crystal clear, you can hear the breath in her graceful voice. And with such personal songs it's hard not to feel like you're getting to know her as she sings.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13728/ | 285 hits
News Article: More opportunities revealed for local bands to play at Leeds Festival 2007
Leeds' unsigned bands have today been given another opportunity to play at the Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival 2007.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8635/ | 1,067 hits
Band Profile: China Shop Bull
China Shop Bull play a lively 6 piece mix of ska rave and drum and bass, They have been on the festival, punk and party scene since 2006, releasing one album 'Rave To The Grave' and a new 12" vinyl on Tantrum Records.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10935/ | 1,395 hits
CD Review: Go Audio - Drive To The City
Having released their first two singles through Epic Records last summer, Go:Audio then parted ways with the label to independently release their music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10533/ | 307 hits
News Article: Frenetics give away free download ahead of debut EP
Frenetics have today announced that they will be giving away the lead track from their forthcoming debut EP.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16553/ | 248 hits
CD Review: The Glitterati - Back In Power
Mainstream rock. For so long it's been a dirty word, associated with the kind of dross that Bon Jovi would call 'mind blowing'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3092/ | 733 hits
CD Review: Polytechnic - Won't You Come Around?
With their permanent bed head and adorned in cardigans, Polytechnic are an Indie wimp's wet dream. Having previously witnessed a particularly lacklustre live performance that had about as much energy as one of the losing toy bunnies from the Duracell advert, hopes for this single were decidedly low.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8578/ | 267 hits
CD Review: Tom Vek - Leisure Seizure
The long awaited second album from Vek "Leisure Seizure" was released on 6th June. His apparent disappearance from the music scene for 6 years caused much speculation and resulted in the apparent formation of Facebook groups to find the poor lost soul.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14859/ | 361 hits
News Article: DeLorean Drivers to release self-titled album on 2nd May
DeLorean Drivers have announced the release of their debut album on 2nd May 2011. The band say their eponymous release "takes elements from disco, glam, dance and pop and re-casts them as the soundtrack to a fourth-dimensional journey through musical space and time" and it was described as "a heady mix of pop, electro, disco and hands in the air choruses" by the Leeds-based Vibrations Magazine.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14567/ | 387 hits
Live Review: The Cribs
You know when you see something so many times, but often miss the glaringly obvious each time? Well, it's not quite that with The Cribs because I always did enjoy watching them live but up on the Carling Stage it suddenly dawns on me how many great tunes they have...
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3037/ | 914 hits
Live Review: Pearl Jam
Whilst some bands over the weekend will be dwarfed by the enormity of the main stage Pearl Jam seem to fill it just by walking out on to it.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7194/ | 582 hits
CD Review: Velvet Revolver - Slither
The tractor beam slow paced opening holds you just long enough for 'Slither' to explode into its main riff with some good old rock'n'roll "Hey"s before Scott Weiland's deep purr slithers atop of the bass and guitar's grunt.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2906/ | 641 hits
CD Review: four day Hombre - The First Word Is The Hardest
I have tried to review this song in many different ways. I have sat myself down, at a desk, with a pen in my hand, a pad, a hifi system and an open window.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6344/ | 593 hits
CD Review: Embrace - Nature's Law
Poor Embrace. Faced with the fact underground success will never be theirs and the acceptance of those wimpy looking skinny kids in tight jeans being even further away, they sold their collective soul to Lucifer with middle management demeanour himself - Chris Martin.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6508/ | 654 hits
CD Review: Alita's Curse - In Your Bones
Alita's Curse have been playing for less than a year and, for a band at such an early stage of their musical expedition, it's not bad.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11199/ | 332 hits
News Article: Dance To The Radio to host Thursday night bands at Leeds Festival
Leeds independent record label Dance To The Radio (DTTR) will return to the Leeds Festival for the third year to host their special 'Welcome To Leeds' party.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11015/ | 702 hits
Band Profile: Tape the Radio
Tape The Radio live in their studio on a farmyard next to a creek in deptford. They have recently supported Athlete, Band Of Skulls and Stereophonics and have released 3 singles.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14261/ | 235 hits
Live Review: Operator Please + Heads We Dance
Support band Heads We Dance were initially very grating. The lead singer's 'of the moment' attire and haircut didn't do much to win over the crowd.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9328/ | 1,180 hits
Live Review: The Mission
Well, what can I say my excuse is for going along to see the Mission? Some kind of concussion, a temporary lapse in judgment, a desire to walk down memory lane with bottle of Thunderbird in hand or just to go and have a laugh with some old mates.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/861/ | 196 hits
CD Review: Vatican Jet - Bronze Demo
Vatican Jet are a bit special. Verging on special needs special perhaps, but special nevertheless. Opener 'Olio' (a 'spiced stew' according to the dictionary, might be relevant, might be not) is a completely detached from the realms of normality, nearing on the pompous indie opera tale, culminating in a soaring Pavarotti-esque roar.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7002/ | 559 hits
Live Review: BSSM
Anyone interested in the Leeds Music Scene will know that Joseph's Well is a hotbed of talent. What most people don't know is that on the other side of the infamous bar there is talent lurking in nearly every member of staff.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/738/ | 176 hits
CD Review: Percy - Caravan
Let's look at it simply. "Caravan", Percy's latest release on Mook Records, is a whirlwind blast of a catchy alt rock tune within quick-fire distorted guitars.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/35/ | 238 hits
News Article: Bridewell Taxis offer fans a double Christmas treat
Leeds-based crowd pullers Bridewell Taxis are set to hand their fans a double Christmas treat. The band will be launching a copy of their new DVD - live at Joseph's Well - on Thursday, 8th December when they play at Pudsey's Bien Venue.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6030/ | 677 hits
Band Profile: Beatsteaks
Beatsteaks is a German alternative rock/punk band founded in 1995 and residing in Berlin, Germany. The original line-up consisted of Arnim Teutoburg-Weiß (vocals & guitar), Bernd Kurtzke, Peter Baumann (both guitar), "Ali" (bass) and "Steffi" (drums).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13017/ | 133 hits
News Article: Escort Knights announce the release of their new single
Following the successful release of their first single 'I Don't Know Your Name' in 2011, Escort Knights are back with their second single 'Heartstrings' including B-Side 'Kiss From A Rose' the band's unique take on Seal's 90s classic.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16051/ | 281 hits
News Article: Heart-Ships premiere video for 'Five Forks of Lightning'
After strong support from Amazing Radio and XFM, Heart-Ships have revealed the fantastic animated video for 'Five Forks of Lightning'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17451/ | 179 hits
CD Review: Catraz - Knock Knock
For his debut release, Catraz offers an entertaining enough slice of domestic hip hop. And, for all their parochiality, his rhymes just about hang together.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11030/ | 406 hits
News Article: Joseph & David to release EP on Hide & Seek label
The Hide & Seek label have announced details of the second EP from talented Leeds duo Joseph & David.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15821/ | 294 hits
Live Review: NOFX
Insider information is great, but useless if it doesn't get shared whilst on the other hand there's some things that are better left unsaid.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/948/ | 577 hits
Band Profile: Lupen Crook
UK experimental singer-songwriter and visual artist Lupen Crook blends beauty and brutal truth in his own inimitable style.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7664/ | 197 hits
News Article: Leeds bands to appear on 'NHS Vol. 1' compilation
Leeds bands are set to appear on a new compilation album from the New Heavy Sounds aka NHS Recordings label.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13648/ | 542 hits
News Article: iLiKETRAiNS to release a new EP on November 24th
Later this month, Leeds band iLiKETRAiNS will release their new EP, "The Christmas Tree Ship EP". The limited-edition CD/DVD digipack also includes a short film and a hand-numbered insert.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10144/ | 323 hits
News Article: Sam Airey releases a new single 'The Blackout'
'The Blackout' is the new single from Leeds-based indie-folk artist Sam Airey, produced by Whiskas (Forward Russia/DTTR) and released on 18th July 2011.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14850/ | 352 hits
CD Review: Jon Gomm - Hypertension
I remember the first time I saw Jon play live - it must be going on three years ago in the Packhorse I think, quite a gangly fellow I thought, bit of a Goth maybe, would he start singing about powder paint and lipstick and have a big moan?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2373/ | 1,102 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 17th December
Day 17 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15890/ | 371 hits
Live Review: Six by Seven
Any aspiring pop stars out there, and I'm not talking about the ones that get a slagging by that horrible twat Cowell for ratings and self-publication, should be forced to know the story of Six By Seven.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1306/ | 208 hits
CD Review: Fun - Walking The Dog / Be Calm
The new double A-side single from New York-based three piece Fun. is one of those refreshing, un-classifiable releases where you wouldn't even know where to begin the pigeon-holing process.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12608/ | 367 hits
Band Profile: Black Water
Black Water are a 4 piece band based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, with all members sharing a love of rock and blues music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12864/ | 1,046 hits
News Article: Seagraves to release 'Weight of the World' EP
The debut EP from Leeds hardcore band Seagraves - titled 'Weight of the World' - will be released on February 24th via the Witch Hunter Records label.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17331/ | 194 hits
Live Review: Junior Senior
No support bands for this gig. The tickets stated "note early gig". And Junior Senior weren't on stage till past nine.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1222/ | 188 hits
Feature: Video interview with Melvin Benn from Leeds Festival
Leeds Music Scene sat down with Melvin Benn at this year's Leeds Festival launch event.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17427/ | 248 hits
Live Review: Coheed and Cambria + Cameron
As Cameron grace the stage, the mood in the Cockpit seems quite down. Support band My Codename is Milo pulled out a few days earlier, leaving punters a bit down.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2417/ | 390 hits
News Article: Moody Gowns and Bearfoot Beware to release split 7" single
To celebrate Record Store Day 2012 on April 21st Moody Gowns and Bearfoot Beware will be releasing a split 7" single.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16247/ | 1,062 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Digital Northerner III
If you procure Digital Northerner in the expectation of the latest bleepy electro-pop from the north of England then you're in for something of a shock.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8693/ | 340 hits
CD Review: Lauren Zettler - On Your Back Porch
An emotionally well delivered EP from one of New York City's indie-acoustic, internet-embracing bourgeois; Lauren Zettler doesn't fail in creating a record that matches the grace of its predecessor, 'Call Me Out'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14155/ | 359 hits
Band Profile: El Cartel
"el cartel" are a five piece indie band from Leeds, West Yorkshire.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10023/ | 982 hits
News Article: The Voltaires release debut album
The Voltaires release their eponymous debut album on 1st April through This Is Art Recordings. The 14 track LP is available as a digital download and a limited hand-numbered edition of 350 CDs from selected record stores and band's Bandcamp site at thevoltaires.bandcamp.com.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17468/ | 206 hits
CD Review: Phoenix Bodies - Raise The Bullshit Flag
Jesus. This is sort-of the hardest review I've ever written. Ok, it could be a case of "if you like Converge and mean it, you'll like Phoenix Bodies".
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7369/ | 810 hits
Band Profile: Bodixa
Bodixa are a female fronted five piece from Leeds who produce a blend of emotive and beautiful music. Strong harmonies and a big helping of good song writing talent lie at the heart of their distinctive sound
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1642/ | 1,709 hits
Live Review: The Darkness
The Darkness - while people are still quite rightly questioning the reason why British troops were involved in an unnecessary conflict in the Middle East and how much further Tony Blair can suck up to the mad, imperialist, "must have all the oil" demagoguery of Bush Jr, thankfully some light relief in the form of pantomime metal is at hand.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1303/ | 371 hits
Band Profile: Ugly Bloke
Music available here http://www.myspace.com/thatuglybloke and here http://bandmix.co.uk/ugly-bloke. "what I see is what you get" and "I'm here to enjoy life what ever it gives or may throw at me"
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6446/ | 417 hits
CD Review: InMe - Single Of The Weak
One obviously has to hand it to the band for coming up with their own dismissive headline. 'Single of the Weak' is, in a nutshell, exactly that.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11026/ | 700 hits
CD Review: Liam Stone - I Didn't See My Reflection For The Entire Month Of March
18-year-old Mr Stone has lovingly nurtured and raised a small bedroom masterpiece. First track 'The Last Rose' is a perfect, aching tale of loss.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3107/ | 682 hits
News Article: Sonic Boom remixes Insect Guide album tracks
Sonic Boom, leader of Spacemen 3 and Spectrum has remixed 2 tracks from Insect Guide's debut album. Fresh from co-writing and mixing with Dean & Britta, Fuxa, Magnetophone and the legendary Jim Dickinson (Big Star/Dylan), Sonic turns his sublime and distinctive style to Insect Guide.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9126/ | 445 hits
Live Review: Cansei de Ser Sexy + Dead Disco
It's a tale of two girl bands and one power cut: Dead Disco trade in English sang-froid masquerading as kittenish cool, with a look typified by guitarist Lucy Catherwood thrashing artfully in skinny-fit Kiss t-shirt like some overheating android Sarah Harding clone in a Face photoshoot.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7286/ | 437 hits
News Article: Little Big Men to play at Race for Life 10th Anniversary run...
Leeds band, Little Big Men, could be forgiven for thinking all their Christmas's have come at once this Sunday, as 6,000 women in shorts run towards them.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1505/ | 295 hits
News Article: Fightstar Live in Wakefield!!
The almighty Fightstar fronted by Charlie Simpson are booked to play the opening night for Black Flag Venue on Smythe Street in Wakefield.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13371/ | 365 hits
News Article: Pulled Apart by Horses announce new single and TV appearance
The next single to be taken from Leeds band Pulled Apart by Horses' debut album will be 'I Punched A Lion In The Throat' it was revealed today.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14219/ | 526 hits
CD Review: Thursday - No Devolucion
Thursday, the New Jersey rock band are back with their 6th studio album, which still screams out rock, but with a twist of indie infused melodies.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14514/ | 511 hits
CD Review: Nirvana - Live At Reading
When I was fourteen, I was one of those greasy kids that went around in a big black hoodie adorned with a massive print of Kurt Cobain's face and the words 'I hate myself and want to die' scrawled across the back.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11406/ | 654 hits
CD Review: Black Soul Strangers - Lies
London-based Irish quarter Black Soul Strangers' new single, 'Lies' is a quirky indie-rock thump driven by piston-like drumming.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11434/ | 519 hits
Band Profile: GU Medicine
G.U. Medicine are a tight gang of hard drinking scoundrels who also play heavy rock music very loudly and often way too fast.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8356/ | 401 hits
Live Review: Funeral for a Friend + Bullet For My Valentine + A Static Lullaby + Gratitude
The fans are soaked, the band are soaked, even the ceiling is soaked. Funeral for a Friend's support is nothing short of triumphant as the 5 self confessed Welsh Valley boyos evacuate the stage concluding a set of vibrancy, urgency and enjoyment I had not accounted for.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4018/ | 2,392 hits
CD Review: The Scaramanga Six - We Rode The Storm
Sounding like the Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster on uppers the band storm their way through the opening track, but sadly it's let down by far too much "oooo yeah" ing which is always a bad sign.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3273/ | 522 hits
News Article: Alex Rennie & The City Bohemians announces EP launch
Alex Rennie & The City Bohemians have announced the release of their debut EP, 'All At Sea'. The EP, which was mixed and mastered by Rich Collins at Snug Recording Co, Derby, is released on 16th November 2013 and is available in two formats: pay-what-you-like digital download and CD with hand screen-printed gatefold sleeve.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18027/ | 228 hits
Live Review: Finka
Having to work meant I missed (or didn't really listen to) either of the support acts. I was aware that they were happening and that they sounded like indie music but that's it.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1214/ | 269 hits
CD Review: The Olympic Symphonium - More In Sorrow Than In Anger
Another offering from the Forward Music Group featuring three Canadian dudes sharing singing and writing duties, namely Nick Cobham, Kyle Cunjak and Graeme Walker.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10410/ | 397 hits
CD Review: Paul Weller - Flame Out / The Olde Original
Happy Record Store Day everyone! Sorry I'm a bit late but I've been updating my Spotify playlists. I've got one for every genre, including the likes of shoegaze, chillwave (well, Toro Y Moi) and banal mod shit for casuals desperate for it to be the 80s again.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17650/ | 252 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.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4336/ | 344 hits
News Article: WhoresWhoresWhores and Omerta to release a split 7" single in July
Leeds bands WhoresWhoresWhores and Omerta have revealed that their split 7" single will be available in July.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8580/ | 251 hits
News Article: Bands and filmmakers invited to take part in 20/20/02 Vision 2007
Leeds' only music video competition is back for another year! 20/20/02 Vision 2007 will launch on Halloween (31st October) at Leeds' Faversham venue with performances from the bands from 2006: Jinzena, Mishkin, Sarantis and Hiyashi.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7505/ | 399 hits
CD Review: Middleman - Good To Be Back
These guys truly are caught in the middle - between carefully de-glamourized Streets-style urbanism on the one hand, and tightly coiled guitar rock on the other.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9066/ | 434 hits
CD Review: Last Night's TV - Know and Love
A well presented 3-track CD with evocative picture sleeve (good photo by Susan Porteous) from Spencer Bayles (vocals and guitars and songs), Owen Marriott (percussion and recording) and Sarah Jones (violin).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/157/ | 333 hits
CD Review: Seven Day Theory - Untitled
As faKe, this band was heralded as "one of the underground metal scenes brightest prospects". This fact is drilled home throughout the promotional material with this CD, including reviews of faKe.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/598/ | 302 hits
Live Review: Mr Beasley + Café Adam
Predominantly a student venue, the Faversham does exactly what it says on the tin, and you know what to expect: tight jeans, fruity dresses, lots of hair and pointy shoes.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8369/ | 1,639 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Crash! Indie Anthems 1982-2004
1982-2004 22 years of indie? Did indie really begin in 1982? Who cares, don't let the title stand in the way of this rather good (but rather predictable) compilation.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2820/ | 1,646 hits
Band Profile: The Common Redstarts
Think of the weekend, think of being in the pub with your mates, think of riding the hangover from the pricey pints and the cheap drugs.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6514/ | 132 hits
News Article: Allusondrugs single 'Plasters' is available to stream and watch online now
Castleford based Allusondrugs have announced their debut single release. Titled 'Plasters', it will be released via Clue Records on August 19th on a very limited edition physical CD.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17798/ | 183 hits
CD Review: Amberman - Untitled
Amberman's five-track CD comes in a very well presented package with an equally well-designed CD cover; on the inside there is the message: "this is the eagerly anticipated first demo".
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11/ | 281 hits
Band Profile: Various Cruelties
Various Cruelties is an mod/goth/pop incarnation formed in London, England, United Kingdom in 2010. Initially a solo project envisaged by Liam O'Donnell (vocals/guitar).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16795/ | 131 hits
CD Review: Piskie Sits - Churp Churp
The summer is slowly starting to look like it may happen, with bursts of morning sunshine making the hideous snow a distant memory.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12554/ | 394 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Sounds of the Rhubarb Triangle
Whilst the 'Rhubarb Triangle' historically describes that polygonaceae-rich patch of land between Wakefield, Rothwell and Morley, I suspect that this compilation celebrates the musical output of the first-named metropolitan outpost.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9672/ | 785 hits
Band Profile: Galaxians
GALAXIANS is Jed Skinner and Matt Woodward. Their debut vinyl release - a 12" split with fellow Leeds dance act Runners on new dance label Stargaze - sold out within two months of its October 2012 release, gaining praise from US dance labels Dither Down (NY) and Rotating Souls (Atlanta), and NY DJ Lloydski (Dither Down).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16065/ | 833 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/ | 517 hits
Band Profile: Acid Drop
Leeds Skatecore Punk
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10302/ | 1,959 hits
Live Review: Beachbuggy + The Scaramanga Six + les Flames!
School age kids and those a little more, how shall I put it, mature - those that experienced punk the first time round - seem to have a fascination with France's most delectable garage punk export: les Flames!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1240/ | 499 hits
CD Review: Buzzkill - Dog on a Leash
Winging its way from Leeds 6 comes Blind Bear Records' latest 7" single, a split affair featuring the ska-tinged 'adrenaline-fuelled' rock from Buzzkill and a delightful insight into alt.country from Adam John Killip.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/204/ | 339 hits
CD Review: Adam Killip - 80% Proof
Winging its way from Leeds 6 comes Blind Bear Records' latest 7" single, a split affair featuring the ska-tinged 'adrenaline-fuelled' rock from Buzzkill and a delightful insight into alt.country from Adam John Killip.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/205/ | 612 hits
News Article: CD Central @ Leeds Central Library - get your music heard...
Are you a solo artist or member of a band, and have you produced your own CD? If the answer to these questions is yes, then you can help yourselves and help CD Central Library get Leeds' musical talent out of the bedrooms and backrooms of the pubs, and out there into the city and beyond!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1433/ | 424 hits
CD Review: Bodixa - The Way Back Home
As summer goes into slow-dissolve Bodixa bring us their first CD and an opening track called 'Goodbye Winter'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7291/ | 363 hits
Band Profile: The Real Losers
garage rock punk
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1950/ | 586 hits
Band Profile: Waif & Stray
Waif & Stray were formed in early 2008 after lead singer Danny Bowden's previous band Separatists folded after only a wee while of wondrous existence.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10294/ | 414 hits
Live Review: Willy Mason
Always something of a contradiction - a grunge-attired, rock-loving, Martha's Vineyard-raised young folk singer before such a thing had become fashionable and mainstream - Willy Mason ambles on stage wearing an ill-fitting suit and a wispy prairie beard that give him the appearance of an Amish english teacher or a dust bowl preacher making ends meet by working a nine-to-five office job.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17438/ | 244 hits
Band Profile: Helica
Helica are a five piece band based in Leeds and Wakefield in West Yorkshire. The band have been together for just short of a year, although they have all been making music in one way or another for a long time.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2024/ | 355 hits
CD Review: The Lodger - The Lodger Sings A Demo CD
The Lodger is starting the Britpop revival as of NOW. His lyrics are honest and insecure at times but he ain't no bedroom melancholic, no no.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2573/ | 871 hits
CD Review: Monster Killed By Laser - Tender Crawler
It's Friday night. You've just got in from the pub and slumped onto the couch with a couple of slices of toast on your lap.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18580/ | 295 hits
CD Review: Los Campesinos! - Hello Sadness
There's a point in the aftermath of a break-up when you think you could take on the world. You're a new man/woman.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15731/ | 289 hits
Band Profile: Dinosaur Jr
Dinosaur Jr. formed as Dinosaur in 1983 in Amherst, Massachusetts by J Mascis (guitar and vocals) and his high school classmate Lou Barlow (bass guitar), following the break-up of their hardcore punk band Deep Wound.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8209/ | 209 hits
Live Review: God Speed You Black Emperor! + Kepler
Godspeed You! Black Emperor come from Canada. They wear shirts, buy amplifiers and get scared by tall buildings.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/783/ | 378 hits
CD Review: Tokyo Police Club - In a Cave
'In a Cave' is taken from Tokyo Police Club's debut album 'Elephant Shelf,' and if this track is anything to go by then the current chart-bothering indie giants had better watch out.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9641/ | 356 hits
Live Review: Slow Club + Cate Le Bon + Yonderboy
Local Leeds indie lads Yonderboy kick started the evening with their energetic offering of yearning pop-rock that falls somewhere between the Maccabees and Morrissey.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11266/ | 707 hits
Live Review: Immune + The Butterfly + Wild Beasts
After a short summer hiatus the Engine Room's cogs and pistons pumping again. As it splutters into action it's headliners Immune who emerge from the stifling smoke (machine) and jerk into industrial action.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7357/ | 628 hits
News Article: Post War Glamour Girls to release 'Jazz Funerals' on 15th April
Post War Glamour Girls have today announced the release of their new single, 'Jazz Funerals', on 15th April via the Leeds-based ILR record label.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17429/ | 290 hits
News Article: Club Smith announce details of debut album
Club Smith began life in 2010, releasing 2 EPs that saw them hand-picked to tour with Kaiser Chiefs and more recently Shed Seven.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16994/ | 275 hits
News Article: The Truth About Frank appear on 'Broadcast One: New Music Handpicked By Dandelion Radio'
Dandelion Radio DJs have selected tracks for a compilation album on Odd Box Records. 'Broadcast One' features over an hour of great tunes from various acts, many of which are taken from sessions recorded especially for Dandelion Radio, who have today revealed the tracks that will appear on this limited edition CD.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13560/ | 336 hits
CD Review: Meat Puppets - Lollipop
With its psychedelic cover and random accompanying videos, you would think this latest album from Meat Puppets was a little "out there" like some of their earlier recordings, but this is a catchy, smooth selection of music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14674/ | 385 hits
CD Review: 3dBs Down - Can Of Worms
Dear god, who on earth thought it would be a good idea to let these four guys loose inside a recording studio?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4099/ | 785 hits
Live Review: A Place To Bury Strangers
Do you like loud things? Yes? Well that's great news then, because A Place to Bury Strangers were quite possibly the loudest band I saw at this year's Leeds Festival.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11153/ | 951 hits
CD Review: The Lucid Dream - Erbistock Mill
The first impression of Carlise based The Lucid Dream is of 80's industrial Goth. The drumbeat starts, and keeps going, with no fills or frills.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12552/ | 599 hits
Band Profile: Entombed
Entombed is a death metal band from Stockholm, Sweden which formed in 1987 under the name of Nihilist.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5296/ | 186 hits
Live Review: Sigue Sigue Sputnik + Liquidhead
Before I start I'd better point out that I like the Sisters of Mercy - have done for years, and probably always will.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9821/ | 276 hits
CD Review: Make Model - The Was
As anyone who repaired to the [insert current sponsor's beer brand here] Tent one gloriously sunny Friday afternoon in late August may remember, Glaswegian popsters Make Model are the kind of band it is very difficult for anyone to dislike.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9067/ | 432 hits
Live Review: White Miles
In 1974 the American music critic Jon Landau wrote "I saw rock and roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen".
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18496/ | 188 hits
CD Review: Curses - Curses
Fused together from the remnants of various bands within Leeds' hardcore community, Curses' intent to take the job at hand seriously is demonstrated by the release of their debut EP barely nine months after their first gig.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12785/ | 402 hits
Live Review: Les Savy Fav + Enon + Bilge Pump + JR
Les Savy Fav record like a fucked-up Pixies and play live like complete mad bastards in an art-punk, post-hardcore vein, which is no surprise when they feature a front man like the bearded Tim Harrington.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/711/ | 405 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/ | 331 hits
Band Profile: Geek
Geek play short songs as quickly as possible, and leave a trail of broken instruments in their wake. They were a rock band before Rock Band.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14036/ | 331 hits
Live Review: 3 Colours Red
The reformation of the late-nineties' most brutal of crowd pleasers is welcome news as 3 Colours Red once again rock like Armageddon.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1057/ | 312 hits
Live Review: You Say Party! We Say Die!
Ho ho, I bet we've all played 'guess the genre' before. Yeah, you know the one, it's where you take the name of a band you've never heard of and try and work out what style of music they play.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6862/ | 653 hits
Live Review: Elle Milano + The Bayonettes + The Printed Sound
Yes! Finally! I'm in the elite crowd where you can claim you've seen a band where the number of band members outweigh crowd members!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6554/ | 489 hits
CD Review: Lisa Hannigan - Sea Sew
Lisa Hannigan is a name you might not know, granted, but a name that you will soon know, fall in love with and want to know everything about.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10525/ | 377 hits
News Article: Holy State to release self-titled EP on Dance To The Radio label
Holy State have teamed up with Leeds independent label Dance To The Radio for the release of their EP 'Holy State'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12784/ | 448 hits
Band Profile: The Silent Years
The Silent Years are straight out of Detroit, Rock City! The DIY band created all of their own artwork, website and they even hand made their stunning debut video clip for "Someone To Keep Us Warm." Heavily influenced by Elliot Smith, Jeff Buckley, Flaming Lips and Sunny Day Real Estate, the Silent Years' are combining sweet-as-candy melodies with eardrum-piercing, full-on noise.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11004/ | 162 hits
News Article: Sketches to release their 'My Father's Son' single in February
Since the release of Sketches' critically acclaimed single 'Bleed Victoria' (Label Fandango), the Leeds based quartet have gone from strength to strength.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14153/ | 475 hits
News Article: Jon Gomm announces The Domestic Science singles
"People say the internet has killed albums. Well I thought about that, and actually I love the idea of a return to the early days of recorded popular music, when people just loved one song at a time, really intensely.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15200/ | 337 hits
CD Review: Kenosha - One Percenter
[Having received this CD second hand from another reviewer and then promptly forgotten about it, this review begins with an apology for the delay...
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2629/ | 394 hits
Band Profile: Trembling Bells
Trembling Bells is a British folk-rock group formed by drummer Alex Neilson, a musician with a strong history of free and improvised playing with several artists.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16521/ | 55 hits
CD Review: Tacoma - Untitled
Opening with a swirling, effect laden guitar and brooding synth "Bite The Hand" evokes memories of many of Britpop's finest; the gloomy brightness of Mansun and guitar lines "borrowed" from Suede.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/308/ | 304 hits
CD Review: Sarah McGuinness - Believe
'Believe' is an eclectic assortment of songs designed to accompany the feature length biopic of one of Britain's foremost comedy exports.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13975/ | 606 hits
CD Review: Giant Drag - This Isn't It
With my lip positioned in a nonchalant snarl, my hair suitably sweeping over my right mascara enhanced eye, head tilted back on an angle standing in front of the mirror - I was ready for Giant Drag.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6789/ | 294 hits
News Article: Insect Guide release their new single on March 22nd
The new single from Insect Guide - titled 'Dark Days & Nights' - is released on limited edition CD and Digital Download formats on Monday 22nd March 2010.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12556/ | 460 hits
CD Review: Megafaun - Megafaun
One evening in August I found myself in desperate need of some new music to lose myself in. Do you get that, not just an urge but an actual throb for something new?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15573/ | 518 hits
CD Review: Andy Votel - All Ten Fingers
Record label boss for Badly Drawn Boy, DJ, entrepreneur, sleeve designer, tea maker and generally good bloke Andy Votel has his own proper album out.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/460/ | 400 hits
CD Review: Farming Incident - What can you do with a pig's head and sheep's brains?
Farming Incident are disturbing. Their three track CD demo is not only titled "What can you do with a pig's head and sheep's brains?", a title to get any decent human being worried about what they are about to encounter, but their opening track Rostov begins with the lyrics "When I was a boy, My father used to give me cigarettes, Then beat me up for smoking, When I was a boy, I used to torture my pets".
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/263/ | 318 hits
CD Review: The Conway Story - Lunatic Perfume
Current music trends are always something you either ignore, or in this case, try to fit in as much as possible.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3603/ | 571 hits
Live Review: The Thermals + Downdime + Pavilion
A cold, dark and blustery Monday night in Leeds must have seemed like a million miles from Portland, Oregon but The Thermals did everything in their power to warm it up and a half full Joseph's Well was certainly appreciative.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7704/ | 501 hits
CD Review: Richard Ashcroft - Break the Night With Colour
After two years away Richard Ashcroft returns again to fill our hearts and souls. His new single "Break the Night With Colour" was released on 9th January 2006 under his new label Parlophone and upon hearing the single for the first time, I sensed the feeling that his roots now lie along side new mates Coldplay.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6284/ | 560 hits
Live Review: Dirty Pretty Things + Humanzi + Louie
There's the possibility of a successful band here, but it's unlikely to be named Louie. I mean, it could form from Louie, or component members thereof, but for now all we see before us is a band going through the stage of self-finding, identification and formation.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6438/ | 1,084 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 2nd December
Day 2 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15810/ | 396 hits
CD Review: Spitfire Charlie - Childish Thoughts
These days, releasing CDs more regularly than a wet day in Yorkshire, Spitfire Charlie are no doubt looking to build on their recent 3 minutes of fame found in the hands of Steve Pac-a-mac.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6956/ | 511 hits
CD Review: Daniel Pearson - Satellites
Listening to Daniel Pearson's debut Satellites doesn't feel like listening to a debut at all. The world is hardly short of acoustic singer-songwriters, but Satellites gets a lot right to make it a stand-out record in an oversubscribed playing field.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15734/ | 248 hits
CD Review: The Playmates - Smash Hits / Jackie Wright
The Playmates just reek of scuzz. They've got scuzz seeping out of every orifice. They've got scuzz in places you don't even have places.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6725/ | 1,078 hits
CD Review: The Tonic - News Of Home
Somewhere there is a local pub that thinks The Tonic are the effing business and musically there is no denying it.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3119/ | 361 hits
News Article: Broohaha - Single Of The Week - Organ Magazine - 11th January 2010
BROOHAHA - EP (4th Note) - The wonderfully named Broohaha are "a five piece from Leeds who (in their own words) play alternative grunge jazz that's heavy, spiky, polyrhythmic, loud, empathetic, haunting, incessant, driving, disjunctive, striding, aggressive, energetic..." They hit several nails right on the head there, they're all of those things and more more more...
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12467/ | 305 hits
Live Review: Rodney Fisher + Bruno Merz + Happy Red Tractors + David Henshaw + Richard Rowan-Robinson
A Communion virgin until Sunday night, I didn't know what to expect from the once monthly folk event held at The Library, let alone how a Christmas special might unfold.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11575/ | 972 hits
Live Review: Snail Racing + Tigers!
Having experienced the laid back styles of an ambient-art-jazz band with a preverbial nice as openers, we're jolted sharply into shape by TIGERS.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1250/ | 435 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/ | 224 hits
CD Review: Insert Coin - The World Is Yours EP
Insert Coin sound like they have grown up a lot. Sometime last year they recorded their first demo, and let's be frank, it was poor.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3635/ | 751 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/ | 1,207 hits
CD Review: The Sweet Chap - Superman 3 / Girl With A Curl
From a label who will only release things as MP3 downloads, which in my opinion, is a brilliant idea, The Sweet chap swings and saunters over to my place, bottle of vino in hand, sleazy look on face.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3726/ | 386 hits
News Article: Gallows and Capdown added to Slam Dunk Festival line up
With less than 5 weeks to go until the Slam Dunk Festival, the line up is shaping up to be a great success as organisers today announced yet another wave of bands for the annual event held at Leeds University.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16496/ | 1,343 hits
CD Review: Bastion 4 - The Tale Of Gideon Strange
There appears to be an uncanny tendency for singles that are described on their press blurbs as "infectiously summer-sounding" to make their way into my possession when the weather is generously providing me with the chance to experience first-hand what it might be like to be drowned in a tidal-wave of piss whilst making my way through a Norwegian tundra.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3385/ | 824 hits
Live Review: Robochrist + Bonsai Kittens
It's not at every gig where the between-band entertainment consists of various luminaries of the Leeds music scene, including members of The Scaramanga Six, les Flames!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3078/ | 996 hits
CD Review: Mama Scuba - You're Long Time Dead So What's the Hurry
There can be few things more frustrating as an aspiring band than having an outstanding record ready to release and then having to sit on it while the wheels of industry slowly grind.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3459/ | 955 hits
CD Review: The Super Insurgent Group of Intemperance Talent - Black Amplifier
Well this is as 'out of town' as any review I've ever done: The Super Insurgent Group of Intemperance Talent (or The S.I.G.I.T.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6331/ | 510 hits
CD Review: Belle & Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
After all these years then, it seems Belle & Sebastian are after all, still twee. Would we ever have them any other way though?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6753/ | 287 hits
Band Profile: The Hostiles
The Hostiles are a ska punk band formed in Ayr, Scotland in 2001. Brothers Josh Barron (guitar) and Chris Barron (bass) moved to Ayr from the United States, where they had grown up with a love of local ska-punk bands such as Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Catch 22 and No Doubt.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11400/ | 355 hits
CD Review: Flaccid Soapher - Untitled
Flaccid Soapher are a four piece rock'n'roll band from Halifax. They call themselves experimental, but the sound on this CD is straight down the middle smalltown heavy guitar music built in four bar chunks with a blues foundation.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/67/ | 273 hits
Band Profile: Newton Faulkner
Born January 11, 1985 as Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner. Faulkner began playing guitar at the age of 11-12 with session guitarist Bob "crazy guy" Cranham and also attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, where he spent 2 years gaining both diploma and the higher diploma award under the tutelage of Eric Roche.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8282/ | 446 hits
Band Profile: Callum Macintyre
Guitarist and Singer from Woodlesford Leeds
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15282/ | 206 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Glee Soundtrack
When this dropped on the mat it felt like a mistake. Like being given some death metal or classical music to review, not really on my radar.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12224/ | 632 hits
Band Profile: Abi Moore
Like that pair of shoes you pull on time and time again, because they're made to measure and gloriously comfortable, Abi Moore's music harks back to those times when things were hand-crafted and made to last.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11393/ | 116 hits
CD Review: Saving Lenny - Driven To Distraction
On receiving a lovely 7" sized plastic sleeve I eagerly anticipated the smooth black vinyl slipping out into my hand.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/362/ | 524 hits
Live Review: Space Ritual
A real mixed crowd of various ages, shapes and colours. People who should certainly know better at their age(s).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3820/ | 781 hits
Feature: Advent Calendar: 19th December
Day 19 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15903/ | 234 hits
CD Review: Menace Beach - Dream Out
*Click* I select the first song. The clanging riff comes in. I picture fingers plucking at the strings hypnotically, it holds for a few seconds longer than that of a usual intro.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18204/ | 405 hits
CD Review: The Silent Type - Kneel
The Silent Type put the fun back in funereal on this hand-numbered limited edition 10". Adjectives like drawn-out and gloomy are seldom associated with a recommendation but 'Kneel' envelops you from the first of its many tortured lines: "I'm no longer fit to kneel at your altar".
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6996/ | 374 hits
Band Profile: Medusa
Wild rock group
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13169/ | 275 hits
CD Review: Hello Lazarus - Moving Forward Over The Next Financial Quarter
This is the third EP from Bristol boys, Hello Lazarus, who produce some of the finest rock riffs you will hear this year.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17602/ | 255 hits
Band Profile: Pteroglyph
Pteroglyph is the collective musical and artistic workings of Jimmy MacGregor - www.pteroglyph.com
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16348/ | 175 hits
CD Review: The Ruby Suns - Sea Lion
Let's face it... any band on the roster of indie giant Sub Pop is usually pretty special and The Ruby Suns prove that they're no exception to the rule.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9453/ | 258 hits
News Article: Leeds bands added to the line up at Leeds Festival 2008
Leeds Festival 2008 organisers Festival Republic have today announced more bands for this year's festival and it's local bands The Music and Hadouken!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9489/ | 1,293 hits
CD Review: Personal Hell - Untitled
The biog of Personal Hell tells the tale of one man's fight (Arfan Shah - the man behind the music) to push his poetry accompanied alternative dance beats to the masses.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/224/ | 226 hits
Live Review: Daghdha
Not many bands in Leeds will have played Horsforth Social Club, and I dare say not many bands will. It's a good-sized venue and is easy to find.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1288/ | 311 hits
Band Profile: The Eyes Of A Traitor
The Eyes of a Traitor released their impressive debut full-length in early 2009. Having been discovered by UK underground label, Thirty Days of Night when they were all just 16 years old, it was clear then that the future was bright for this Hertfordshire based quintet.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15350/ | 65 hits
CD Review: Plasticines - Barcelona
If Ladyhawke has taught us anything, it's that girl-synth-rock is fit. And Plastiscines have not tried to hide the fact that their break-through single is in fact a complete cover of Ladyhawke's 'Paris Is Burning', where the word "Paris" has been cunningly substituted for "Barcelona." But I've found myself not particularly caring about this complete rip-off at all; 'Barcelona' is a great pop song that ticks all the necessary boxes.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11322/ | 468 hits
Live Review: The Lemonheads + 747s
Time for a bit of a honky-tonk jig, as Dubliner's 747s' catchy indie folk starts off, with tracks like 'Rain Kiss' and 'Leave Your Job Today', which employs an assortment of kitchen utensils and pans, adding to the plinky-plonk of the organs.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7432/ | 646 hits
CD Review: The Pattern - Fragile Awareness
What I like about the pattern is that after first listening I couldn't stand them. I listen 3 days later and I can't stop ...
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/475/ | 186 hits
Live Review: Corinne Bailey Rae + Jack Savoretti
First up Jack Savoretti - at 22 years old half English and half Italian, blessed with Latin good looks and a voice that many would die for.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8154/ | 563 hits
Live Review: Detroit Cobras
Detroit Cobras are a ballsy and real 'covers' band with a difference. Operating in various guises since 1994, their repertoire consists of garage-type covers of forgotten Motown, soul and rock'n'roll classics.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3392/ | 1,002 hits
CD Review: Mainstay - Untitled
It's impressive! - there have not been a straighter set of pub rock songs committed to record for a considerable time.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/231/ | 262 hits
CD Review: Fungal Ashtray - Extended Play
Halifax's Fungal Ashtray show both inklings of future potential and signs of still learning their craft.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/312/ | 441 hits
CD Review: four day Hombre - Fight Death
For a band that took about 7 years to produce their brilliant debut album it may be a bit surprising to find them knocking out a follow-up so soon.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7678/ | 436 hits
Live Review: Kaiser Chiefs + Chikinki
Morrissey once said 'We hate it when our friends become successful'. I think he would reconsider that opinion if he were at Joseph's Well tonight.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2642/ | 1,163 hits
Band Profile: Frank Sidebottom
Frank Sidebottom was the stage name and persona of the English comedian and musician Chris Sievey (1956-2010).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7520/ | 240 hits
CD Review: Oceansize - Relapse
When reading through Oceansize's 3 year history it's hard to ignore the vast number of "these guys are about to make it big" moments.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/457/ | 419 hits
Live Review: Lightning Bolt + Bilge Pump + Wolves! (of Greece) + Like a Kind of Matador
The venue is slowly starting to fill when Like a kind of Matador take to the stage. A trio comprising of a guitarist, a drummer and a flutist who then proceed to produce some mighty fine concept rock.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2555/ | 2,165 hits
Live Review: Johnson House
Well, I told you all about this gig - so those that didn't come along missed a real music treat! Johnson House are a real enigma of a band, and probably Leeds' best kept secret.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1296/ | 363 hits
CD Review: Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
Sufjan Stevens is well know as a musician who advances within the genres he works within, probably best known for his folk based musics in the 50 states project where Sufjan announced he was to create an album for each state in the US, alas it came to fruition that this was a joke and wasn't going to happen, well not at least at the moment.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13570/ | 1,174 hits
CD Review: Yellow Stripe Nine - Look Sharp EP
Yellow Stripe Nine are a band I've heard of but never heard, until now, and on the basis of this CD I'm wondering why.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/237/ | 356 hits
Live Review: Infrasound + I Love Poland + The Feeling
The Faversham as always has a good mix of Indie elite with the odd middle-aged couple wondering just where their evening went terribly wrong.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4296/ | 1,037 hits
News Article: Holy State to release debut LP on 30th April
Holy State have announced the release of their debut LP - 'Electric Picture Palace' - on 30th April via the Brew Records label.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16337/ | 206 hits
CD Review: The Alps - Untitled
Stuttering, swaggering tones with a touch of denim and a hint of suede. If the laidback coolness of the persistent cropped chords belonging to 'The Shining' don't get you, playing the 'Guess The Next Lyric' game will.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3257/ | 356 hits
CD Review: Koala (NY) - Do not be afraid
It has to be said that koala bears are possibly the cutest and most vicious animals that have ever graced this planet, beneath their cutesy exterior lies the heart of a cold blooded killer; Koala the band on the other hand have released one of those albums emotionally expansive albums that wrap a warm blanket around you on a cold winters day and serves you a hot mug of tea with those tiny marshmallows in.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3558/ | 497 hits
Band Profile: Dum Dum Girls
Dum Dum Girls are a noise pop band which formed in 2008 in Los Angeles
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15594/ | 103 hits
Band Profile: Ten Seconds Of Chaos
rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1796/ | 5,204 hits
Live Review: Nine Black Alps + Then Thickens + The Spills
It is lovely to return to The Hop in Wakefield, a great venue and I arrive to the sound of The Spills, already in full swing and belting out some cracking tunes.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18407/ | 280 hits

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