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Band Profile: The Minor Fall
rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6437/ | 381 hits
Band Profile: Frankie Eisenhower
country blues rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4330/ | 1,320 hits
Band Profile: Chasing Dragons
Rocket-fuelled, female-fronted hard rock band.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14620/ | 898 hits
CD Review: The Dresden Dolls - Sing
The Dresden Dolls are often described as much in terms of musical theatre as those of contemporary rock music with genres such as cabaret-rock and theatre-punk being coined for them alone.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6574/ | 486 hits
CD Review: Captain Wilberforce - Mindfilming
The captain(s) in question are Simon Bristoll and Daz Battersby, a duo split between Leeds and Birmingham.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3853/ | 681 hits
CD Review: Carnabells - The Ramshackle Rattle
Bright, young things, Carnabells, have done it again and created an absolute cracker of an E.P, The Ramshackle Rattle.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17909/ | 341 hits
Band Profile: Andy Doonan
Andy Doonan combines an intimate indie-acoustic sound with pop and alternative influences to deliver powerful honest songs.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14515/ | 488 hits
News Article: Buzzkill release debut album in March...
Rock'n'roll punksters Buzzkill have completed the recording for their debut album, titled Double Down set for release on In At The Deep End Records.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1441/ | 216 hits
Live Review: Redwood
Xposure? Hmmm, while images form of a shirt-bulging boy band or a nu-metal outfit, it's no surprise they were subsequently repackaged as Redwood.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1197/ | 229 hits
Live Review: The Bellrays
Accompanied by the belting voice of tambourine-wielding Lisa Kekaula, The BellRays play their own brand of old school uptempo punky rock they fondly call 'maximum rock and soul'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/974/ | 169 hits
Live Review: Yuck
On the previous two days my early morning visits to the Radio 1 / NME tent have provided my ears with a bit of a battering, in the best possible way, so on day three of the festival it is a nice change of pace to encounter Yuck's slightly slower paced, harmonious delivery of guitar led, pop-rock.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15235/ | 370 hits
Band Profile: Zombina and the Skeletones
Zombina and the Skeletones are a horror punk band from Liverpool, England, formed in 1998 around the nucleus of vocalist Zombina and songwriter Doc Horror.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5205/ | 216 hits
Live Review: Straw + Cube
Cube scare me. It defies all rules of rock when even the drummer is good looking. Yet it makes sense with the mirror-posing rock that they play.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/854/ | 274 hits
Band Profile: Oliver Pinder
Oliver Pinder is a young, acoustic singer-songwriter from Halifax
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18418/ | 79 hits
CD Review: Jimmie Vaughan - Plays Blues, Ballads and Favourites
Jimmie Vaughan, ex-Fabulous Thunderbirds and older brother of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan, has brought his own smooth blues playing to a collection of personal favourites.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13058/ | 330 hits
CD Review: The 1975 - Untitled
The 1975, indie-alternative band released their self-titled album in September 2013, but they are still creating a stir with their upbeat electro, pop-rock sound.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18456/ | 412 hits
CD Review: RSJ - The Day After
Down tuned guitars and bass - relentless drumming, raging eclectic vocals. I love this EP. First song "Glutton for Punishment" kicks off with a clean sounding guitar chord into some serious riffage.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2471/ | 306 hits
CD Review: Turnbull ACs - Untitled
Any band that has no drummer, but a 'keys/ beats' man must be kind of interesting, right? Well, Turnbull ACs certainly think so.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4145/ | 495 hits
Live Review: Single File
Stone cold sober and stood waiting for Manchester Orchestra. The band walk on stage and announce "Hey, we're Single File from Denver Colorado".
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11120/ | 364 hits
CD Review: The Brent Flood - s/t
It's hard not to think the worst when a band talks on their website about making "the big push" and send a proud-as-punch biog that name drops supports with James Blunt.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8274/ | 364 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/ | 193 hits
Band Profile: Those Freeloaders
Those Freeloaders were founded in Leeds in late 2006 by four students from the College of Music, Bruce (bass), Petchy (guitar, vocals, piano and general northern abuse), Liam (guitar and vocals) and Sammy (drums).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4715/ | 297 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/ | 335 hits
CD Review: Levellers - Burn America Burn
'Burn America Burn' is the second single taken from the Levellers' upcoming 'Letters From The Underground' album.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9714/ | 610 hits
CD Review: Aarkle Hooman - Pink Gorilla EP
The Pink Gorilla EP is the dazzling debut from the bizarrely named Aarkle Hooman. An upbeat electro pop rock duo who were once a full band but then felt that they sounded better as a keyboard/guitar combo.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2649/ | 637 hits
CD Review: Robin Auld - Diamond for a Day
Despite his 14 albums, 2 number one hit singles, cult novel, industry awards and massive 90,000 people gigs, the chances that you have heard of Robin Auld are probably fairly slim seeing as all of the above took place in South Africa.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4081/ | 341 hits
CD Review: Malibu Stacey - On Heat
Lyrics. I've never been good in identifying quality lyrics. That is lyrics that others deem to be of any quality.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/372/ | 733 hits
Live Review: The Twilight Sad + RM Hubbert + Richard Parker
Friday night, Brudenell Social club and I'm here to watch The Twilight Sad, indie-shoegazers from Glasgow.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17153/ | 542 hits
CD Review: Carnabells - She's a Rollercoaster
These lads don't mess about! Within the first few bars of 'Station Road', the leading track of the EP, you are submerged into a full-on foot-tapping, indie-guitar led assault.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17224/ | 299 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/ | 338 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/ | 610 hits
CD Review: The Start - Untitled
The first thing that hits me about The Start is the female vocalist. She (Aimee Echo) has a very distinctive voice that you'll either love or find that it grates you, ever so slightly.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/473/ | 200 hits
CD Review: Rhode Island - Sunshine Skylark Bridge
Type the words "Rhode Island" into Google and you'll find websites on The Rhode Island Department of Transportation, The Rhode Island School of Design and The Official Web Site of the State of Rhode Island - Your gateway to information about living, working, visiting, and doing business in Rhode Island.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2561/ | 570 hits
Live Review: Mama Scuba + Being 747 + Solo + Diawara
The very last Blue Star Music gig happens with possibly one of the busiest crowds, best bands and best mix of indie rock from the straight up young upstarts (Solo and Diawara) to the wit, charm and brilliance of the experienced Mama Scuba and Being 747.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/790/ | 450 hits
CD Review: Cope - The Pre-Season EP
Why aren't Cope playing live more often in Leeds - or have I been missing something? This CD is pretty good you know, with an almost retro/indie rock feel to it.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6/ | 203 hits
CD Review: Monotone - Nothing Lasts Forever
"Nothing Lasts Forever" is the recent demo from three-piece Monotone, who claim their influences include Jeff Buckley, Morrissey and Nick Drake, though I really can't see much of a comparison.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9/ | 238 hits
CD Review: Nerina Pallot - Peg
After 'Everybody's Gone To War', 'Learning To Breathe' and 'Sophia', Nerina Pallot returns this summer with her new single 'Peg'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8508/ | 678 hits
CD Review: Nevertheless - Session 49
Nevertheless are a student band influenced by Keane, Coldplay, Idlewild and Snow Patrol. Bios like this usually mean that they are basically a tribute act to these bands.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2930/ | 295 hits
Band Profile: Freewheeler
Freewheeler was born in the later half of 2001 in London, England. Brought together & inspired by their love of real loud, ballsy, good-time Rock bands, like: AC/DC, G'n'R, Kiss, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Rolling Stones.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4941/ | 181 hits
Live Review: Plain White T's + Takota + All Time Low
With 'Hey There Delilah' firmly planted in the Top 5 of the UK charts, this gig tonight is most definitely sold out.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8821/ | 535 hits
Live Review: The View + Sound Of Guns
This Sunday saw The View descend into Leeds at the Cockpit, topping of a day in the sunshine with some great music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14564/ | 640 hits
Live Review: Lily Allen
Lily Allen, the 21 year old daughter of rock and roll legend Keith Allen seems to have caused quite a stir of late and The Faversham buzzed this evening with a sold out crowd comprising of quite a mixed bag of individuals - there were those looking to check out the potential 'next big thing', there were those who were probably fans of her father and saw her mentioned in The Observer, there were minor celebrities (Alex Carter from Emmerdale) and even the odd major one ( Ricky Wilson and Simon Rix of Kaiser Chiefs fame).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6961/ | 1,019 hits
CD Review: Electric Eel Shock - Beat Me
Screaming their way all the way from Japan, home of lock n loll, Electric Eel Shock are here for your daughter.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3923/ | 913 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
CD Review: The Finest Hour - Battle Scars
The bleak landscape of a desolate, rundown town, (this time Grimsby) again proves to be the perfect setting for a young, gritty, northern, working class-esque indie-rock outfit.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12278/ | 404 hits
CD Review: The Audition - Self-Titled Album
The Chicagoan quartet are back on top form with their third studio album, simply entitled 'Self-Titled Album.' This is the band's first release since the departure of original bassist and founding member Joe Lussa and the follow up to 2008's 'Champion.' The opening track 'The Running Man' is an upbeat song with a catchy chorus and an electric mix of drums and rhythm guitar.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10860/ | 213 hits
CD Review: Drat - Brittle Pale Blue EP
Hailing from Ireland, but sounding decidedly American, Drat are here to tide over all the Weezer fans who are tired of waiting for Rivers to get off his ass and write some more albums.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2538/ | 589 hits
Band Profile: Sketches
Sketches are Luke, James, John & Matt. Some nice things people have said... Hyper rhythmic groove laden indie-pop.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9601/ | 2,198 hits
Live Review: Warpaint
Walking up to the O2 Academy, I had definitely underestimated Warpaint's fan base in Leeds. The queue was so long that the doormen had to open up more doors in order to get people in quicker.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18248/ | 241 hits
Live Review: High Hazels
For a man who started his career as the guitarist in late Britpop also-rans The Longpigs Richard Hawley has gone on to have a remarkable influence on British rock music and particularly that emerging out of his home town Sheffield.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18460/ | 226 hits
Live Review: The Low Miffs + The Electricity In Our Homes
Saturday night saw the debut for new club night: Fake Hips upstairs at the Library Pub. Having arrived slightly late to see the full set from openers The Electricity In Our Homes, I can't say I regretted my tardiness from what I heard.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8532/ | 358 hits
CD Review: Surferosa - Shanghai My Heart
Some music genres never die. The recent wave of highly polished new wave music a la Stellastarr, The Killers, and even Fountains of Wayne is looking to get even bigger, especially with this neon nugget set to blow the charts skyward.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2643/ | 620 hits
Live Review: Ash + Brand New + Sky Larkin + Jimmy Eat World + Hooks For Hands
Hooks For Hands - The Carling Stage A packed out and excitable Carling Tent rips into a huge roar as unknowns Hooks For Hands take to the stage.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8759/ | 835 hits
CD Review: Stereolab - Not Music
This band has always done things its own way. Stubbornly some might say. Ploughing its own furrow just because it can.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13687/ | 353 hits
Live Review: The Dead Eyes Of Quint + Solus Locus
It's Wednesday and that can only mean one thing: making the hour-long journey from work to the Cockpit in just a little under thirty minutes.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9860/ | 556 hits
CD Review: Malcolm Middleton - A Brighter Beat
Break and post break-up songs are great. Ask any disco fan. Or pop fan. Or country fan. Or folk fan...
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7954/ | 418 hits
CD Review: Instant Species - She Gives Me Nothing EP
You know those times where you're sure you've seen something before, but don't quite know what it is, and it pisses you off for the rest of the day trying to figure out it out?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2331/ | 400 hits
Live Review: Sound Asleep + 3 Words Too Long + Exit 51 + Dum Flux + Cutout Hero
CUTOUT HERO This three-piece were the first band of the day that I saw as I was late. Playing a mellow sort of rock/punk with even a little bit of ska thrown in every now and then, they sounded pretty good for their age, and were reasonably well rehearsed.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1035/ | 344 hits
Live Review: Unclejohnny + Vatican Jet + Spitfire Charlie + Silverlode
Every time I go to the Packhorse, Leeds seems to be in the middle of a hurricane or similar. The walk from the city centre up to Hyde Park is a blustery and soaking one, but once inside things start to pick up immensely, with one of the most impressive local lineups at the venue in some time.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6041/ | 861 hits
Live Review: Penguin + Talk To Angels + InSatellites + St. Somebody
St. Somebody - fast paced indie with soaring vocals and fashionable haircuts St. Somebody took the stage at 360 Club to a barrage of applause, and with beaming grins upon their youthful faces they picked up instruments, adjusted carefully coiffed hair and turned up the volume.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17058/ | 383 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
CD Review: Jack Butler - Velvet Prose
The acapella intro of 'Velvet Prose' and immediate ska-like upbeat tempo make you want to keep listening to this song and quite right too because this is very, very good.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7209/ | 382 hits
Band Profile: Echo Town
An acoustic folk rock duo from England. They play upbeat feelgood songs about the good things in life as well as put across some important messages.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14130/ | 438 hits
CD Review: The Hair - Disco/Retro
Following a very heavy touring schedule last year and the release of "Ghosts" in March on Cool For Cats, The Hair are back with their infectious and frenetic dancefloor tracks to make the perfect soundtrack to your weekend.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8659/ | 766 hits
Band Profile: Filth
Formed in the San Francisco East Bay in 1989, from the ashes of Isocracy, The Vagrants, and Crimpshrine.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5292/ | 189 hits
Band Profile: DC66
Pete Higginson - Vocals and Lead Guitar Leigh Green - Rhythm Guitar and Backing Vocals Kim Hudson - Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals Liam Allen - Drums and Harmonies DC66 started life as Harvey Dent in 2004 but, re-launched themselves in 2009 with a new drummer, a rhythm guitarist, and a new name.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10943/ | 740 hits
Live Review: Milburn + Rivers
My day started off surreally, an early morning phone call from my old dear asking me if I've heard of a band from Sheffield, called Milburn?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6838/ | 736 hits
News Article: 12 bands through to Centre Stage 2014 Final
The twelve Centre Stage 2014 finalists have been confirmed this week, with the bands sets to battle it out to win a slot at both Leeds and Reading Festivals.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18571/ | 373 hits
CD Review: Fin - Life Is Wasted On The Living
I have been aware of fiN for some time. They are a four piece, class, pop-fuelled indie-rock band from London.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17186/ | 261 hits
Band Profile: The Aquabats
The Aquabats are a musical ensemble from Huntington Beach, California formed in 1994 known for their humorous lyrics and outrageous live shows, during which the band is often attacked by supervillains onstage.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10624/ | 170 hits
CD Review: Middleman - Counterstep
Middleman are a Leeds based band, who fuse rap with rock. The band started in 2006 and have been churning out some great songs ever since.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18454/ | 305 hits
CD Review: Carietta White - No More Regrets EP
Leeds-based Carietta White's debut record offers an interesting example of a band who have undoubted talent, but are perhaps not playing to their strengths.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/206/ | 352 hits
Live Review: Vib Gyor + Cardboard Cowboy + iLiKETRAiNS + Drat + The Smokestacks
For me the Tea Time Shuffle is both a blessing and a curse. The great thing is you get to see 5 decent bands and at the same time are provided with the opportunity to start drinking at 6pm.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3467/ | 1,991 hits
CD Review: The Unisex - Pigs In Their Farms
Something's happening in Europe. I guess it was always coming, but after years of exporting nothing but throwaway pop trash, those wacky Europeans are finally delivering something great.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2286/ | 1,238 hits
CD Review: In:Audium - Drawing Silence
How exactly do you "draw" silence then? Do you sit down with a crayon and a piece of paper next the National Institute for the Mute and wait for something non-vocal to grab your artistic muse?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4155/ | 383 hits
CD Review: Sketches - Slow Start
I've been getting to grips with Leeds indie-rockers Sketches latest single, but first I have to quickly slag off U2, for reasons which will then become clear.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11063/ | 690 hits
Band Profile: Lethargy
There are at least 7 bands named Lethargy: 1) Smooth, technical death metal from Rochester, NY. Today Is the Day, Sulaco, Brutal Truth and Mastodon all feature alumni of Lethargy at some point.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10681/ | 164 hits
CD Review: The Wednesday Club - Katapult
This afternoon I have been baking banana bread and avoiding doing dissertation research. Why on earth is this relevant?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12273/ | 631 hits
Band Profile: Halcyon Days
Halcyon Days are a Keighley-based band playing original upbeat Brit-rock, influenced by classic melodic guitar bands from the '60s to the '90s.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16682/ | 178 hits
CD Review: New Order - Krafty
It's a tricky one, the remix CD. It can prove to be a bit of a pain in the rear sometimes, as your fans want the one they heard on the radio, not the 'DJ Killbot 12" extended techno-dub mix', but as evidenced here, sometimes it can prove to be a fruitful exercise.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3859/ | 500 hits
CD Review: A Last Concern - What's The Point In Living If You Don't Feel Alive
Leeds based screamo outfit A Last Concern have returned after a three year hiatus with a new line-up, drastically altered sound and a fresh batch of anthems-in-waiting.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10654/ | 409 hits
CD Review: Sonic Youth - Hits Are For Squares
It's not until you hear a full collection like this that you realise how influential Sonic Youth have been on the music and musicians of today.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15452/ | 473 hits
CD Review: Kings of Convenience - Riot On An Empty Street
Flashback a few years, and to Bergen, Norway. One of many Scandinavian towns and cities being proclaimed as new centres of cool, two guys released an album called 'Quiet Is The New Loud'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2819/ | 1,320 hits
Live Review: Lostprophets + Kids In Glass Houses
What better way to spend Valentine's Day than with 2300 others rocking out for nostalgia's sake. Saying that, there are plenty of younger people in attendance, who are clearly too young to remember the beginning of the last decade.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12490/ | 1,433 hits
CD Review: You Me At Six - Sinners Never Sleep
"I'm married to the music / for better or for worse" sings You Me At Six's Josh Franceschi on Bite My Tongue.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15813/ | 333 hits
Live Review: The Bazaars + The Sunshine Underground
While many of Leeds' rock fans were the other side of town (Razorlight at LU) some of us were supporting local talent.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3164/ | 1,256 hits
CD Review: Jimmy Eat World - Futures
...Emo... Damm! I bet myself I could get through this whole review without mentioning that word. Bugger.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3438/ | 1,113 hits
Live Review: Young Guns + Japanese Voyeurs
Trains rumbling overhead are a common occurance at The Cockpit, and tonight they greet a band who's name I didn't quite catch to the room, who are here to replace The Swellers as opening act (due to transport difficulties).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13983/ | 589 hits
CD Review: Rhode Island - Untitled
Rhode Island all come from Leeds. You will never have heard of them. This is because their current CD goes under a different guise.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/226/ | 307 hits
CD Review: Simon Pollard Band - The Dark Before the Dawn
Whilst sitting down listening to this EP from The Simon Pollard Band, thinking about an angle for this review, I was trying to think when it was that Country music became cool.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16221/ | 291 hits
Live Review: Jarcrew + Duels + Galitza + This Et Al + Being 747 + The Young Knives + The Scaramanga Six + The Secret Hairdresser + ¡Forward, Russia!
Wrathstonbury is, believe it or not, one of the most important dates on Leeds' live music diary. Eighteen bands compete with beer for your attention.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3217/ | 969 hits
CD Review: Talk To Angels - This Broken Home
A debut album is pretty important. It generally defines a band unless they do something drastic to change their sound later down the line.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17839/ | 168 hits
CD Review: The Dead Pets - Untitled
More of a commercial sound than the last CD, which is noticeable from the outset. Whilst I have to admit I liked the kinda raw feel of "Too little Too Late" this could be a step into the right direction for the band.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/296/ | 454 hits
Live Review: The Sunshine Underground + Park and Ride + The Fight
It may be cold outside, but the atmosphere inside the Phoenix Club-esque venue is anything but. With fierce rivalry and bitter competition all too common in most "scenes", the camaraderie and genuine mutual respect among the Yorkshire bands playing this evening is heartening to see, and sets the tone for the night.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3767/ | 1,573 hits
CD Review: Ryan Adams - Demolition
Demolition is essentially a greatest demos collection. The incredibly prolific Adams had 5 albums worth of material which he planned to release, yet has wisely decided to compile the best bits of all those different sessions into what is available from your local Virgin, Internet store or Sainsbury's now.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/454/ | 315 hits
Live Review: Goo Goo Dolls + Unkle Bob
Yes, they played 'Iris' and everyone in the crowd sang along. There's a chance you stopped reading there and from the reaction of friends you'd be forgiven for thinking The Goo Goo Dolls had only ever released one track, but it's often seen as one of the best songs ever, even reaching the heady heights of being (abysmally) covered by Ronan Keating.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13777/ | 506 hits
CD Review: Koala - Molecules EP
Molecules is the latest in a line of admirable EPs from the young Bradford quartet Koala. The band make upbeat and uptempo indie rock songs with influence from all corners such as math and alternative genres.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17712/ | 246 hits
Live Review: Tom Gee + Hunting Bears + Tom Bradley
Tom Bradley rocks up, takes straight to the stage, and within seconds is in full flow of his swaying reggae pop.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12290/ | 587 hits
Live Review: Morning Bride + mesmer disciples + Sniffs
Anyone turning up expecting verse-chorus-verse or a well-signalled chord change or two from Sniffs would be in for a shock.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17933/ | 358 hits
CD Review: Nerina Pallot - Fires
Having toured with many large acts including James Blunt, Sheryl Crow and Joseph Arthur, Pallot's album 'Fires' is sure to be purchased primarily by fans she has won over with stunning live performances, myself included.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6592/ | 1,635 hits
Live Review: The Perfect Strangers + Beat Route 62 + Baseborn
I almost didn't make tonight's gig. Having arrived early to interview Beat Route 62 I was called out from work and had to disappear back off home, luckily not too far away.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/853/ | 411 hits
Live Review: Alt Track + Shaheen + Mr Gary C
Three acts for the 360 Club this evening. The first of which is local, one man show Mr Gary C with a battery of Van Morrison inclined, jazzy pop numbers to entertain the audience with.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11546/ | 688 hits
Live Review: Cashier No. 9 + Tom Brookes + Bruno Merz
Every Tuesday the Brudenell puts on a night of free music and I have been keen to get down to see what Leeds music scene has to offer on a week night.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14631/ | 573 hits
Live Review: InSatellites + Alaska + Tsar Nicholas III And The Exiles + Six O'Clock Showdown
First up on tonight's 360 Club showcase of local unsigned talent are Six O'Clock Showdown. Their indie rock 'n' roll has a distinctly Northern flavour with accented vocals and contagious riffs not unlike the Artic Monkeys (circa 2007) and The Cribs.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15471/ | 388 hits
CD Review: The Xcerts - Scatterbrain
The comparison of Aberdeen noisy-pop-punk band The Xcerts and Long Island emo-rock legends Brand New is hardly an unfounded one.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13585/ | 1,605 hits
Live Review: Cruyff + Tender Hooligans + Symphony Of Sirens + Hands of Industry
At least once a week, 'The Library' pub based in Leeds plays host to the music event known as the '360 Club'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17973/ | 683 hits
Live Review: 6 Fingered Man + The Retrose + The Hazey Janes + The Pipers
The Vine seems to have a cross section of every genre of rock 'n roll tonight, as we move through pseudo funk, light indie, Maiden-esque metal and then finally some anthemic indie stompers.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3685/ | 880 hits
CD Review: Serious Sam Barrett - Close To Home
From time to time I go into Jumbo Records in Leeds City Centre and ask them who's hot on the local circuit right now in their eyes.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11062/ | 704 hits
Band Profile: Fun Lovin Criminals
An alternative rock band from New York, United States. Their music is a blend of many styles, most notably hip-hop, rock and blues, and their songs deal with everyday life in New York: drugs, organized crime and politics.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9752/ | 164 hits
Live Review: Imp + Hail Animator + Hannah Trigwell + Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles
The annual Futuresound Competition has become a mainstay of The Cockpit's July schedules over the past few years.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14962/ | 569 hits
Live Review: The Warlocks + Dead Combo
The night begins as Dead Combo take the stage, and this electro-rock duo have a rather big challenge in front of them.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5979/ | 604 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
CD Review: Jesse Malin - Glitter In the Gutter
After owning 'The Heat' for some time now, I was really excited about the upcoming album from New York's Jesse Malin.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8143/ | 611 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/ | 387 hits
CD Review: Ali Whitton and the Broke Record Players - A Failed Attempt At Something Worth Saying
What have we got here then? Thoughtful acoustic pop, I'd say, and done to a pretty fair standard - from Whitton's lyrics sung in his quite striking voice with its often pleading tone, through to arrangements well handled by the Broke Record Players.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9175/ | 567 hits
Live Review: Cliquant + Asking Dan + Sarajevo
I've never really been a fan of 'Battle of the Bands'. The combination of short sets, often dodgy sound and unfair or reckless judging doesn't suggest the ingredients for a great gig.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10623/ | 579 hits
Live Review: Dan Audio + Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles + Films + Miranda Versus The Crok
Miranda Versus The Crok open tonight's showcase with a characteristically solid set. The duo are a reliable opener but, acoustically especially, there is just something which fails to ignite about their music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14241/ | 607 hits
Live Review: Eagles Of Death Metal + Mother Vulpine
All dressed in black; sultry with stiff motions, Mother Vulpine's heavy QOTSA style guitars lap over some gorgeous male to female harmonies.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8068/ | 932 hits
CD Review: Chris Barber - Memories Of My Trip
This new offering from legendary English jazz trombonist Chris Barber is a double CD retrospective of his sixty years in the music industry working with some of the most important names around.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15131/ | 442 hits
Live Review: Boy Kill Boy + Western Suburbs + Buen Chico
How healthy/unhealthy must British music and the Leeds scene be right now if Boy Kill Boy can barely half fill the Cockpit second room?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6052/ | 832 hits
Live Review: Escort Knights + Artibella + Rich Legate
This is going to be the last of the 2009 360 Club events before it goes into a festive hibernation period, and returns in the New Year.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11570/ | 607 hits
Live Review: Two Wheel Fury + Two Legs Bad + Flaming Apes Head + Anabasis
This is the honest truth: I just got off the phone to a friend of mine and when I mentioned that I had been to the student union Battle of the Bands, she said "Oh, and did the winner of the event happen to be a metal type band who did some well known covers?" The formula is that obvious then.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/799/ | 310 hits
Interview: Umlaut
The best kind of pop music is pop music that knows it's pop music, and isn't afraid to tell everyone just how pop it is. Gavin Miller explains...
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4284/ | 1,281 hits
CD Review: I Hate Kate - Embrace The Curse
Contrary to its gothic title, album-opener 'Bed of Black Roses' is a giddy blend of breakneck punk riffs and fizzy electro beats that sets the tone for I Hate Kate's début album 'Embrace The Curse.' Frontman Justin Mauriello, former vocalist of Zebrahead, has the perfect voice for this brand of helter-skelter pop-punk, his strident-edged vocals cutting clearly over even 'Bed of Black Roses' raucous punk chorus.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10128/ | 841 hits
Live Review: New Minds Eye + Sarah Lawton + I Love Poland + O Fracas
Coming to gigs by yourself is never a lot of fun, but thanks to the army of apathetic student types that I call friends all wimping out, I'm here on my own.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2881/ | 1,411 hits
Live Review: Beautiful Feet + Moses + Mabel Blue
I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking that as much as anything else when it comes to gigs, the 'flow' of an evening's entertainment is as important as the quality of the music in catching and holding people's attention.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/797/ | 387 hits
Live Review: Less Than Jake + Zebrahead + We Are The Union + New Riot
There's already a good crowd gathering at the O2 by the time we get in, and sadly we've missed opening act New Riot due to a traffic incident; given the quality of the 3 track single I heard later that night that's definitely a bad thing and I look forward to catching them in the future.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13780/ | 447 hits
Live Review: Pushbike Army + Mr and Mrs + Killing Fields Of Ontario
Almost implausibly, tonight is the final of the Futuresound heats. All of the bands we've seen so far have been impressively talented in their chosen style, and tonight is no exception.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9879/ | 672 hits
CD Review: A Northern Chorus - Spirit Flags
I know this band. Well, sort of. I remember about a year ago, that someone was posting on the Sigur Rós message board talking about (because he was in) a band called 'A Northern Chorus'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2410/ | 587 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - The Velvet Orchestra / Solus Locus - split single
'The Creator' is a slice of prog-rock madness you're either going to love or not understand in the slightest.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10026/ | 493 hits
Live Review: Angels & Airwaves + Le Blorr
All doors are shut as an ever growing, excited crowd circles the old Coliseum building now known as the O2 Academy in Leeds.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16875/ | 438 hits
Band Profile: The Grit
The Grit is a psychobilly band formed in 2002. THE GRIT are ready to unleash "Straight out the Alley," their eagerly awaited new studio album via the world's most infamous record label 'People Like You Records.' For the last 2 years the band have relentlessly toured their previous album, 'Shall We Dine?', from the prestigious festival stages [including Reading and Glastonbury] to the deadliest snake pit venues of England, Germany and beyond.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5913/ | 270 hits
CD Review: Blank Space - My Day with the Astronauts
The opening track to this impressive CD is a polite mellow number with country tendencies. Mainly acoustic guitar and piano with beautiful vocal harmonies and subtle use of percussion, this track shows the talent of the singer songwriter, Alex Dew.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/488/ | 420 hits
Band Profile: Groove Armada
Groove Armada is an electronic music group from Cambridge, United Kingdom, composed of two members, Andy Cato (real name Andrew Cocup) and Tom Findlay.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8662/ | 444 hits
CD Review: Rhesus - Narcolepsy Baby
This three track EP from Midland's four-piece, Rhesus kicks off in truly uplifting fashion, with feel good anthem 'So Alone.' Blending melodic, easy-on-the-ear indie-rock with sugared lyrics and pop-music vocals, 'So Alone' manages to be thoroughly pleasant, without being bland.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10367/ | 543 hits
Live Review: Black Nielson + The Somatics + Little Japanese Toy
The Vine is hardly buzzing tonight, which is a shame I think - all three bands here tonight have some definite potential, and some support early on in their careers wouldn't hurt.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1334/ | 570 hits
CD Review: Bon Jovi - Have A Nice Day
"100,000,000 Bon Jovi fans can't be wrong" declared the New Jerseyites' career spanning box set. Whilst there is no doubting that Bon Jovi have consistently 'shipped units' for over 20 years and won just about every music award going (along with Jon Bon Jovi's Oscar nomination for his solo work) there's a serious divide over the band's credibilty.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4294/ | 2,130 hits
Live Review: Laika Dog + The Broken Hearts Club Band
A perfect night for drinking and shenanigans and, with just the one support band this evening, but what an amazing choice to open up with!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14652/ | 723 hits
CD Review: Instant Species - Robert The Bruces Spider
First, a little story... It was at The Junction in York 2003 when I felt truly rock and roll for the first time.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6969/ | 535 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/ | 241 hits
Live Review: STOP! Motion + The Severed Alliance + High England
The New Roscoe on a wet Wednesday night was a new experience for me. This was my first gig there and having never been in I was unsure what to expect but as a live music venue I was pleasantly surprised.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10008/ | 462 hits
Live Review: Hatch + Sugarvalve + Embassy
Live music seems to be undergoing some kind of renaissance in Leeds at the moment, with several new venues popping up here and there.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1137/ | 260 hits
Band Profile: Plain White T's
Plain White T's are a pop-punk band formed in 1997 in Illinois, United States. They are best known for "Hey There Delilah", an acoustic song performed solely by singer Tom Higgenson originally released in 2005 and later hit #1 in the US in 2007.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8822/ | 206 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/ | 353 hits
Live Review: Vib Gyor + Ormondroyd + Benjamin Wetherill
Salivating over the artists on show tonight, I was going to come here tonight regardless of whether I was reviewing the show or not.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2920/ | 1,623 hits
Live Review: Tiger Army + Deadline + Buzzkill
Not many people are here to watch Buzzkill; a real shame, as they give it their all. Unfortunately there is a problem with the saxophone, meaning we don't get to see Matt Perrot strut his stuff, and this leaves half a brass section by the name of Ben Whittington, who's trumpet can barely be heard except during his fiddly solos.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8344/ | 762 hits
Live Review: The Raveonettes + The Veils + Headway
Ahhh The Raveonettes. The first time I saw them was in May last year, mostly to promote 'Beat City', the final single from their debut mini-LP 'Whip It On'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2346/ | 1,029 hits
Live Review: The Sunshine Underground + Cosmo Jarvis + Club Smith
Supporting The Sunshine Underground, in Leeds, at the O2 Academy was always going to be a massive opportunity for any support band, especially considering the almost cult-like adored following that TSU have in Yorkshire.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12488/ | 598 hits
Live Review: To Kill A King + Lula + Shields (Newcastle)
Opening tonight is five-piece Shields, from Newcastle, who appear to be managing a huge amount of instruments on stage.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17114/ | 462 hits
Live Review: The Fratellis + TV On The Radio + Arctic Monkeys + The Streets + Feeder + The Automatic + Milburn + The View + Shut Your Eyes And You'll Burst Into Flames + Flogging Molly
Day three: my, doesn't time fly? The sun's out too, which is a welcoming start to the day especially for those camped out near the Main Stage for the first of two Flogging Molly appearances.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7201/ | 3,736 hits
Live Review: Jont + Breakmakers + Brendan Campbell
Tonight is a very unusual night at the cockpit, for the first time ever I have seen tables and chairs set out in room 2.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6101/ | 940 hits
Live Review: Bobby Conn + The Cribs + Kaiser Chiefs
So it's my first time back at the Well since that whole unfortunate 'incident' when The Stills overran by about six hours or something.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2537/ | 2,769 hits
Live Review: Idiot Pilot + The Seal Cub Clubbing Club
It's 8pm and the Cockpit pit is already absolutely rammed. That's saying quite a lot considering there are only 2 bands on tonight, Idiot Pilot and The Seal Cub Clubbing Club.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6334/ | 1,000 hits
Live Review: Against Me! + Pylon + The Leif Ericsson + Dugong + Indicator
As ever I'm late, it looks like I've already missed 2 bands and I've already missed the first song from Indicator.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2726/ | 1,500 hits
Live Review: Gemma Hayes + Sondre Lerche
"It may be hard to pronounce but if you learn it I'm sure you'll find it will pay". And so the confusion starts.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1033/ | 498 hits
Live Review: Chasing Dragons + Forever And A Day + Further From The Truth + Our Innocence Lost + Time To Leave
When you think gigs in Leeds, several names spring to mind. The O2. The Well. And, of course, The Cockpit.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15875/ | 479 hits
CD Review: The Quails - Master Of Imperfection
Quail: - a collective name for several of mid-sized birds. This flock are led by Singer Dan Steer with guitarist Max Armstrong and a rhythm section of Sam Banks and Chris Prentice.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13356/ | 1,394 hits
Band Profile: Lorien
There are five artists using the name "Lorien". The first, is a metal band from Spain, formed in 1996.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4843/ | 319 hits
Band Profile: Little Fish
Little Fish is the work of singer songwriter Julia Sophie (electric/acoustic guitar/vocals) and Neil Greenaway (drums).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12819/ | 470 hits
Live Review: four day Hombre + Leafeater + goad
I was looking forward to this gig as I knew pretty much nothing about goad and Leafeater and hadn't seen four day Hombre for almost 10 months.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/668/ | 450 hits
Live Review: The Breech + Silvertin + Snipereyes + The Pigeon Detectives
The crowd gather nervously near the back of the room as The Pigeon Detectives open up the evening's musical jamboree.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2798/ | 2,228 hits
Interview: Fulc
Fulc talk to Andy Roberts about single, tours, Kerrang and strippers...
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1610/ | 465 hits
Live Review: The Sunshine Underground + Keith + The Printed Sound
The Printed Sound began proceedings on Friday night at The Vine, following their inclusion into the first Leeds HMV Showcase.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3086/ | 1,120 hits
Live Review: The Pigeon Detectives + The Chevin
Last Thursday night (24th November) The Pigeon Detectives descended into the O2 Academy. The five local lads promised to put on a good show for the audience and 100% delivered.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15799/ | 525 hits
Band Profile: Tokyo Police Club
Tokyo Police Club are an indie rock band from Newmarket, ON, Canada. The band consists of Dave Monks (vocals, bass), Josh Hook (guitar, percussion), Graham Wright (keyboards, guitar, vocals) & Greg Alsop (drums, percussion).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9467/ | 212 hits
Live Review: 5ft4 + Danny Carr + Percy
There's always been a place for humour in music. All the best bands had wit without being cheesy and over the top with it, and tonight proves that humorous observations and amusing asides don't mean you have to be the Grumbleweeds.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1160/ | 360 hits
CD Review: Pride Tiger - The Lucky Ones
There seems to be renewed interest in the classic rock genre at the moment, and Pride Tiger are one of many modern bands specialising in a decidedly oldschool sound.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10804/ | 618 hits
Live Review: Samuel S. Parkes + Mainline + New Vinyl
At least once a week, 'The Library' pub based in Leeds plays host to the music event known as the '360 Club'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18363/ | 427 hits
Live Review: Embrace + Witness
The last few years have hardly been a triumph for Embrace; set up as "the next Oasis" their debut album reached the number one spot and, while not selling 'shed loads' ('tent loads' anyone?), did seem to set them up nicely for future records.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/759/ | 435 hits
Live Review: The Scaramanga Six + International Trust + Make Model + Gym Class Heroes + Wintermute
Wintermute - The Carling Stage Wintermute's prize for winning the Cockpit's Futuresound competition is the opening slot at the festival, 11.30am on The Carling Stage.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8756/ | 725 hits
Live Review: Yannick + The Campfires + The Seagulls + Little Victories
At least once a week, 'The Library' pub based in Leeds plays host to the music event known as the '360 Club'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17480/ | 563 hits
Live Review: The Scaramanga Six + The Terminals + The Downfall + Vessels
Well blimey! I walk into Joseph's Well at about 3:20pm after standing in the pissing rain for 20 minutes outside the place (yes, you said you were opening at three!) but at least it gave me chance to sober up slightly seeing as I had been in Carpe Diem for the three previous hours and was somewhat jolly already.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7162/ | 1,080 hits
Live Review: Saving Lenny + Three 33 + The Fuss + Erin's Third Incident
The first band to take to the stage tonight are the local three-piece punk-rock outfit Erin's Third Incident.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1093/ | 392 hits
Live Review: Market Fiction + The Underline + Subculture + L-Mo + Dirty Red
A new night, folks, every Monday, with 4 or 5 local bands for the princely sum of £4. The very definition of a bargain, especially as early adopters get a free drink too!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10392/ | 642 hits
Live Review: Eels
Student feeding-ground by day, 'The Refectory' at Leeds University Union may not seem like the obvious location for a night of top musical entertainment, but I was certainly impressed by the sound and light show at the excellent Placebo gig here this time last year.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/721/ | 315 hits
Live Review: Ols Moore And The Gypsy Dogs + Tag-Team Preacher + Miranda Versus The Crok + Ryan ROCKiT
Well, the weather outside is certainly frightful. But the mood in The Library is delightful (Did I really just type that?) Anyway, it's Christmas time, it's the last 360 Club of the year, and it looks set to be a cracker (pun most definitely intended).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14066/ | 751 hits
Band Profile: The Dirty Heads
Emerging onto the Southern California music scene with a sound as original as the band members themselves, the Dirty Heads' blend of hip-hop and classic reggae rips through the sonic surf with bold beats, fun rhythms and the relaxed vibe of feel-good lyrics.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16979/ | 32 hits
CD Review: Red Light Company - Fine Fascination
'Fine Fascination' is an album that makes no efforts to disguise its ambitions: it's an album that wants to fill stadiums, and it sounds fittingly huge.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10726/ | 593 hits
Band Profile: Sondre Lerche
Sondre Lerche Vaular (born 5 September 1982) is a Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist. His professional career began in 2000 and over the course of the following years, Lerche and his band, the Faces Down, became beloved critical and popular successes in their native homeland.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5011/ | 152 hits
Live Review: ¡Forward, Russia! + I Like Trains + Lanterns On The Lake + Backyard Burners + Black Moth + Pet Moon + Bearfoot Beware + Munich + Imp
It's the city of Leeds 807th birthday, Top Shop and Top Man stores across the length and breadth of West Yorkshire are deserted and the streets are littered with empty plastic bottles which once contained water and then contained vodka and which now contain the forgotten memories of a grand day out.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18422/ | 436 hits
Live Review: Eliza and the Bear + Luke Sital-Singh + Farewell J.R. + Annie Eve
Last Friday saw the Communion New Faces tour roll into town to perform the final night of what appeared to have been a productive, friendly tour for all involved (there was much thanking of other bands for being great tour mates) in the rather apt setting provided by Holy Trinity Church.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18285/ | 367 hits
Feature: Live At Leeds Preview
Leeds Music Scene writers Steven Knowles and Sam Monk preview this Saturday's Live At Leeds line-up, offering some recommendations with a focus on local acts.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18411/ | 788 hits
Band Profile: The Decemberists
The Decemberists are a folk rock band which formed in 2000 in Portland, Oregon, United States. The band currently consists of Colin Meloy (vocals, guitar), Chris Funk (guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, pedal steel), Jenny Conlee (organ, piano, accordion), Nate Query (electric bass, acoustic bass, cello) and John Moen (drums).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8034/ | 261 hits
Live Review: Feeds + St. Somebody + City Dukes + YOUNG
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the local music scene, you can't get much better than 360 Club at the Library in Hyde Park.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18521/ | 475 hits
Live Review: Soberskin + Robochrist + Project New City
Enthusiasts of tonight's bands nervously surround me, uniting in small rival groups, all with a clear objective at hand, to support and more importantly, cast a vote for the devoted band of which they are acquainted to.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2867/ | 635 hits
Live Review: Tellison + Penguin + Richard Parker + Heliopause + The Spills + Battle Lines + Bearfoot Beware + Darwin and the Dinosaur
Given that this festival was organised in the cause of raising money for charities funding research into lung disease it's a shame that the turnout was disappointingly low.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16538/ | 737 hits
Interview: Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Currently on tour with US space rockers Yo La Tengo, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci cohort Richard James gets grilled on playing live, record labels and where that name comes from...
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2389/ | 2,709 hits
CD Review: Ganglians - Monster Head Room
The Ganglians' debut album, 'Monster Head Room,' is watered-down alt-pop that's all about the sweetly harmonised vocals and the atmosphere.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12736/ | 407 hits
Live Review: Ryan O'Reilly Band + Jamie Ley + Killing Fields Of Ontario + Sam Forrest + Daniel Jacks
This is the second Communion night I've been to and I have to say that I just fall in love a little bit more every time.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12329/ | 930 hits
News Article: Bright Young Things 2008: the 15 successful bands are revealed
Following an intense two-day judging process, the fifteen successful acts for Bright Young Things 2008 have been announced today.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9040/ | 2,181 hits
CD Review: Fightstar - Be Human
Fightstar's third full-length, 'Be Human' finally sees the concept-loving, inherently theatrical post-hardcore band hook up with an orchestra.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10730/ | 897 hits
Live Review: Smoke Fairies + Rasputina
If proof were needed that the special relationship between the UK and the US is alive and kicking a trip to Leeds College of Music would have put your mind at rest.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18013/ | 443 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Album Of The Year 2009
When reviewing each year in music, it's often difficult to pinpoint exact albums that represent the year best.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11633/ | 1,629 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Future Relics
'Future Relics' from Geek Pie Records is loosely based around the idea of a compilation being discovered, following the collapse of society as we know it.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11511/ | 639 hits
Live Review: The Gaslight Anthem + The Skints + Dingus Khan + Möngöl Hörde + The Flatliners (ca) + Apologies, I Have None
My first port of call upon arriving at Leeds Festival 2012 was, without a doubt, going to be the Lock Up Stage; and what a better way to start the weekend than by melodic quartet Apologies, I Have None.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16939/ | 364 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - NME The Album 2009
The press release that accompanies this two disco compilation gives NME the moniker of "the pioneers of all things cool" before promising us an album that "has its finger on the pulse, so you don't have to!" It couldn't possibly be any clearer that this is an album for people who see a band on the front cover of NME, and then spend the next week enthusing about the greatness of said band, regardless of whether they like them or not.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11469/ | 1,336 hits
Feature: 2013 - A Year In Review
The LMS team got together for a chat and a drink to discuss the musical highs and lows of 2013 in our fair city. And you know what; it was a pretty busy year!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18194/ | 994 hits
Interview: The Wonder Stuff
'Twas a blustery wet night on Sunday 12th March 2006 when I forced my way into a packed out Cockpit in Leeds, to interview not only a legend, to all self respecting indie lovers, but also a rather splendid chap! In the immortal words of Take That would The Wonder Stuff be back for good?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6640/ | 3,813 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Mainstream Music Is Shit
Another credit-crunch busting compilation from DIY, not-for-profit punk label TNS Records. Following on from the success of their Vol.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11323/ | 1,293 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Music By People Who Drink Cider In The Gutter
'Music By People Who Drink Cider In The Gutter,' the mammoth twenty song, twenty band round-up of punk bands from in and around the Manchester area, kicks off with 'Midnight Scene' from The Dangerfields.
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Band Profile: Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, United States in 1999, consisting of brothers Anthony "Caleb" Followill (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ivan "Nathan" Followill (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Michael "Jared" Followill (bass guitar, backing vocals), with their cousin Cameron "Matthew" Followill (lead guitar, backing vocals).
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Interview: Simple Plan
Charlotte Hird caught up with Simple Plan when they supported Bowling for Soup at LMUSU
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CD Review: Gay For Johnny Depp - Manthology
Gay For Johnny Depp's 'Manthology' is a career-spanning retrospective to put all other retrospectives to shame: a whopping thirty-one track roundup of the band's entire recorded output to date.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11582/ | 981 hits
Band Profile: Brand New
Brand New is an American rock band that formed in 2000 in Merrick, New York. The band consists of Jesse Lacey (lead vocalist/guitarist/lyricist), Vincent Accardi (guitarist/lyricist), Garrett Tierney (bassist), Brian Lane (drummer), and Derrick Sherman (guitarist/keyboardist).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5247/ | 508 hits
Band Profile: Feeder
Feeder are an award-winning Welsh rock band that formed in Newport, Wales in 1992. With the lead single "Buck Rogers" from their 2001 album Echo Park, Feeder entered the mainstream, around a time manufactured pop was frequently dominating the top 10.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4518/ | 549 hits
Band Profile: Super Furry Animals
Super Furry Animals (also known as "SFA", the "Furries" and the "Super Furries") are a critically acclaimed welsh alternative rock band, with leanings towards psychedelic rock, punk, britpop and electronic experimentation.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5208/ | 401 hits

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