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LELO offers a breath of fresh air on new single “Breathing”

Leeds is, by all accounts, a fairly stagnant area when it comes to the music scene. Bar a few stand out artists such as Northern Comfort or Sounds Like a Storm, much of the music that’s coming out of the city is very similar and ordinary. Halfway 2 Nowhere has recently been looking further afield […]

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Meet the North set to bring the North East’s top talent to the big stages in May

2017 saw the debut of Newcastle’s newest festival, Hit The North. A resounding success, the event was opened by the fantastic Meet the North event which brought the best of the upcoming regional artists perform on some of Newcastle’s premier stages, giving them a taste of what may be yet to come for them. PEACE […]

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British Sound Project back for 2018

One of the gigs of 2017 was without doubt the Friday night British Sound Project gig with Mallory Knox, Twin Atlantic, Deaf Havana and more gracing two stages at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse. This year the guys over at BSP have already raised the bar with the first of their announcements. Now in its third year, JD Presents […]

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Purple Thread // Glitter

It’s still winter in my neck of the woods so a bit of Glitter from Leeds band Purple Thread offers a very welcome bit of sparkle to my speakers. Released on 2nd March, Liz Mann’s vocals have much of the nonchalant hard-arse sass of peak Blondie Debbie Harry, complete with Harry’s richer tone. This is […]

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Far Caspian // Holding On // Single Review

This past few weeks saw promising Leeds band Far Caspian celebrate the release of their new single Holding On (the first track from their forthcoming debut EP due to be released in the summer). The track extends Far Caspian’s growing reputation for producing well woven dream pop with complex melodies, light reverb vocals and a […]

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Georgie // Live Review + Q&A // Leeds Grand Theatre

It’s no easy task opening an acoustic show. That is for certain no matter who’s show it is. When the show is that of probably the best acoustic musician in the UK right now, Jake Bugg, that only makes the task harder. Taking on that responsibility on Bugg’s UK run currently, is Georgie, a singer-songwriter […]

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Embrace – Love is a Basic Need // Album Review

“20 years into their recording career, Embrace have returned with their seventh studio album “Love is a Basic Need”. With three previous Number One albums, six Top 10 singles, sold out arena shows and over two million album sales behind them, Embrace returned  three years ago with their Top 5 self-titled LP. Already hailed as […]

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Q&A with Glass Mountain

One of the most exciting and innovative EP’s of 2018 so far has been the excellent Wow and Flutter released by Glass Mountain. We took this opportunity to catch up with Will and Harry from the band to discuss the release, what’s to come from the band in 2018 and the West Yorkshire music scene. […]

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Tramlines Festival Announces Second Wave of Acts for 10th Edition

Once again proving itself to be a musical feast, Tramlines Festival today announces a second wave of acts to play its celebratory 10th edition, including Clean Bandit, Mystery Jets, Rat Boy, Milburn, Everything Everything, Shed Seven, The Big Moon, Nina Nesbitt, Lewis Capaldi, Fickle Friends, High Hazels and Oddity Road. Taking place at the new location of Hillsborough Park in […]

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Northern Comfort “Take Me There” single review + chat with frontman Luke D’Apolito

Since seeing Northern Comfort back in early 2017 and being blown away by their live show, we’ve been waiting for the Leeds band to release their first bits of recorded music. At last, this weekend, they release debut single “Take Me There” for the world to hear and we couldn’t be more impressed with the […]