Single Review: Purple Thread – I’m All About You

Leeds quartet Purple Thread are Halfway 2 Nowhere favourites because of their assured, sassy rocky style, and either live or on record, this band are always a tonic (or ear drops), for bored ears. This time around lead vocalist Liz Mann and her band of merry men (believe me, that sounded better in my head) have dropped much of the “punky”, and new track I’m … Continue reading Single Review: Purple Thread – I’m All About You

EP Review: Gauranga – Miles Apart

Having recently caught and enjoyed local Bradford-Way guys Gauranga playing at the Huddersfield Parish, I was delighted to wheedle an advance sampler of the band’s new EP Miles Apart (released on 14 June 2019). This 6 track EP really shows a considerable jump in complexity and style for Gauranga and it truly is a recording for the guys to be proud of; whatever the future … Continue reading EP Review: Gauranga – Miles Apart

Exciting new Leeds live music venture for Under 18’s – Assembly

We over 18’s can all remember the angst of discovering the gig you have been waiting an age for is at a venue with a lower age limit, meaning you can’t join the party. I can only imagine the greater frustration caused when you are part of a talented young band and find it hard to get venues to host you because you are too … Continue reading Exciting new Leeds live music venture for Under 18’s – Assembly

Live Review: Spinn – Huddersfield Parish

Photo Credit: glamgigpics My mate’s missus messaged me in bed – “it’s past midnight, trying 2 get 2 sleep and I still can’t stop grinning”. If you had ever met my mate you would perhaps guess it was not his nocturnal prowess that was likely to be creating the mirth (nor, if it was would I receive an update); no, it was because I had … Continue reading Live Review: Spinn – Huddersfield Parish

Single Review: Callow Youth – Wake Up

Those Moston monsters with attitude Callow Youth continue to build up their portfolio of bangers with a seriously bright and breezy track Wake Up released this Friday 24 May. Given that those Wallasey lads The Boo Radleys still get airplay (and cash in the pension plan) from lazy radio jocks almost 25 years on for their track, Wake Up Boo, there is perhaps method in … Continue reading Single Review: Callow Youth – Wake Up

Gauranga get us in a Spinn: Live support at Huddersfield’s Parish

One of my guilty pleasures is getting into a band months before some other people just so I can be an annoying know all, so when good Twitter folk Yorks Bands tipped a number of shiny new artists including Bradford 5 piece Gauranga, I was stoked to realise I’d soon catch these guys live as support to Liverpool’s mighty Spinn. With scant seconds to spare, … Continue reading Gauranga get us in a Spinn: Live support at Huddersfield’s Parish

Nine to see at Manchester’s Dot to Dot Festival

One of the granddaddies of the town festival format is the magnificent Dot to Dot with a long weekend of fun in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham. I always regret that I’ve not organised my days to follow the D2D carnival right around the country but once again I’m going to have to content myself with just the Manchester leg of the series. In the past … Continue reading Nine to see at Manchester’s Dot to Dot Festival

Single Review: The Parish Church Fire – Hunger

There’s slow burning and then there’s slow burning. Manchester based The Parish Church Fire are finally ready to be unleashed live upon an unsuspecting public 5 years after forming. There are first gigs for the band coming up on Sunday 26th May 2019 ­at  Strummercamp Festival ­ Oldham Rugby Union Club and on Friday 7th June 2019 ­at The legendary Eagle Inn, Salford. The initial line up fell apart after an initial frantic 3 week flurry of activity, and things have only slowly … Continue reading Single Review: The Parish Church Fire – Hunger

Festival Review: Live at Leeds 2019 – Take 2

I’ve been envious of editor Adam’s certain and confident plans for his 2019 Live at Leeds schedule; I made a couple of festival school boy errors namely being strangely (for me) indecisive about who I wanted to see, and wishing the schedule and the band clashes were something different to what they actually were. Thus until I chilled into the day, I’d worked out a … Continue reading Festival Review: Live at Leeds 2019 – Take 2

Live Review: Able’s Army + Twist Helix, FADS – Huddersfield

Huddersfield has its music moments, but it can’t really be described to be packed full of top gig experiences (as wonderfully grungy and varied as the Parish bar is). I was thus excited to hear that not only was I scheduled to see our very own local guys Able’s Army launch their lively new EP God Won’t Let Me Stop, Newcastle’s image weavers Twist Helix … Continue reading Live Review: Able’s Army + Twist Helix, FADS – Huddersfield