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2018 Off The Record Manchester Festival Review

It may not attract the huge names or the air craft hanger venues but Manchester’s Off The Record festival in mid November is a must do event for anyone into the indie scene. The marketing strap line of “discover your new favourite band” is no boast.  This year over 40 top tipped acts played in 8 of the cosiest venues in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Those … Continue reading 2018 Off The Record Manchester Festival Review

This Feeling Big in 2019: The Seamonsters

What a year 2018 was for Sheffield’s indie-pop group The Seamonsters. With festival appearances nationwide including coveted spots at Y Not, Sound City and their hometown festival Tramlines, the six-piece really made a name for themselves on the circuit last year. Whilst there were no new releases to add to 2017’s Max and Archie, Wonderland and Lost, the girls got themselves out and about, building their fan base … Continue reading This Feeling Big in 2019: The Seamonsters

Live at Leeds Festival – Exclusive Line-up reveal show

LIVE AT LEEDS FESTIVALANNOUNCE ‘EXCLUSIVE 2019 LINE-UP REVEAL’ SHOW – THU 31 JANUARY 2019 –  LIVE AT LEEDS FESTIVAL is to reveal another 60+ artists of its 2019 line up at a special launch show later this month.  In proud association with Independent Venue Week, the ‘Exclusive Line Up Reveal’ event will take place at Leeds’ iconic indie hub The Wardrobe on Thursday 31st January, and will see the festival … Continue reading Live at Leeds Festival – Exclusive Line-up reveal show

H2N Discovers: Rule of Young – “Surrender”

2019 sees the launch of a brand new feature on our site, “H2N Discovers”; articles aimed at showcasing some artists you may not yet have come across, or artists we might not normally feature, from the UK and abroad. Our first ever “Discovers” act is Rule of Young, a Cleveland based artist consisting of a doctor, an accountant and a Masters of Music! The band describe themselves … Continue reading H2N Discovers: Rule of Young – “Surrender”

This Feeling Big in 2019: Jack Perrett

Writing a series of features focusing on all the great artists This Feeling have picked to make it “Big in 2019” is a ridiculously exciting plan and one that has already led me to speaking with some of the great musicians in their long list of 30. One of the talented solo artists we believe This Feeling have nailed it with, is Jack Perrett, an … Continue reading This Feeling Big in 2019: Jack Perrett

Single Review Sounds like a Storm – Law and Order

2018 was, to put it simply, an incredible year for Leeds band Sounds like a Storm. With a slot on the NME stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals a major highlight for Sennen Ludman and co, the Yorkshire four piece are fast becoming the band to watch from the big city. Their latest single Law and Order builds on 2017 releases Blind and Deaf and Emission and signals what potential SLAS have as a recording … Continue reading Single Review Sounds like a Storm – Law and Order

Single Review: The Clause – Where Are You Now?

A deceptively simply and catchy tune that’s taken my ear by storm this month comes from Birmingham’s hotly tipped The Clause. The band have released five tracks since late 2016; each one shows an increasing development and an unwavering ear for what goes down. The latest track Where Are You Now? released at the end of November has a introspective Oasis ballad feel to it, … Continue reading Single Review: The Clause – Where Are You Now?

News: Rifffest 2019 adds Adore // Repel to lineup

LEEDS LENDING ROOM | SATURDAY 26 JANUARY 2019 | 5pm – 11pm Following the recent announcement of Brooders Presents … RIFFFEST, the band’s first one-day festival celebrating the best and the brightest that the Yorkshire, Humberside and Lancashire areas can bring for a feast of riffs for all to come and indulge in, the final line-up announcement has been revealed to include Wakefield’s ADORE//REPEL, fresh … Continue reading News: Rifffest 2019 adds Adore // Repel to lineup

Single Review: Sea Legs – Head in the Sand

It’s not too often you hear a fully formed sound on a first track but that’s what you get with Leeds trio Sea Legs and their November debut release Head in the Sand.  There’s plenty of complexity and polish in this crisp song which instantly has something of the quality, mature sound of Wilco but which also spends a bit of time morphing into a … Continue reading Single Review: Sea Legs – Head in the Sand

Single Review: Bengal Lancers – Big Ideas

Perhaps Christmas is the season to remind ourselves that those grand ideas and plans for the future created down the pub after a few jars with the lads and the lasses never quite turn out to be quite so wonderful the following morning. London based indie bouncers Bengal Lancers take this as the story to their latest released track Big Ideas. The theme of the … Continue reading Single Review: Bengal Lancers – Big Ideas