Live Review: The Amazons – Key Club, Leeds

Towards the end of 2018, one of the most beautiful shows I’ve been at, to date, took place at the Brudenell Social Club. The Amazons played to a sell-out crowd in support of Joe Glew, a young man who died from Leukaemia, not long before the show. It was a rousing, wonderful show and it signalled the end of the previous era for the Amazons. … Continue reading Live Review: The Amazons – Key Club, Leeds

Live Review: White Lies – O2 Academy Leeds

It seems like an age ago that the gloomy, dark, To Lose My Life was released by London band White Lies. In 2009 they were a band that seemed set on creating dark post-punk sounds and their debut charted at Number 1 in the UK Charts in some style. Ten years on, the band have completely reinvented their sound with their brand new record Five, and there is absolutely … Continue reading Live Review: White Lies – O2 Academy Leeds

Live Review: The Wombats – First Direct Arena

It’s 2019 – 12 years since the release of The Wombats’ debut record A Guide To Love Loss and Desperation and what a rollercoaster of a career it has been so far for the Liverpool indie-rockers. Saturday night saw the band headline their first arena show in Leeds, marking a huge step for the band, signalling a return to form for the three-piece that has been long overdue. I read a recent … Continue reading Live Review: The Wombats – First Direct Arena

Live Review: Razorlight, O2 Academy Leeds – 18/12/2018

Fresh from the release of Johnny Borrell’s bands’ first studio record in 10 years, we headed to Leeds to see how the new tracks of today held up with the indie classics of yesteryear. Olympus Sleeping was released in October giving fans plenty of time to get familiar with the new songs and it was clear that most in the packed O2 Academy had done just that. … Continue reading Live Review: Razorlight, O2 Academy Leeds – 18/12/2018

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

Live Review: Sheafs – York

Sheffield band Sheafs are currently in the middle of an epic, nationwide, 17-date tour bringing their protest sounds and heavy rock anthems to cities across the country. We were lucky enough to catch them in York last week and were treated to one hell of a show. The Fulford Arms in York is a fine live music venue which attracts some of the best talent but annoyingly, … Continue reading Live Review: Sheafs – York

Neighbourhood 2018 – Festival Live Review

This year’s Neighbourhood Festival was so full of attraction my eyes were on catching some of the new up and coming young acts, together with a few old favourites to keep it all interesting. A little later than planned we arrived in the upstairs room at Oxford Road Revolution to hear the last half of our first act Stockport’s Rory Wynne  HHH. We thus missed Rory … Continue reading Neighbourhood 2018 – Festival Live Review

Backspace and The Elephant Trees Live at Leeds Wardrobe: October 2018

When you look forward to a gig a little too much you risk being disappointed. Fortunately both Backspace and the Elephant Trees live at the Leeds Wardrobe in October 2018 were top notch. I’d wanted to catch young Guiseley based Backspace all summer but wasn’t in town for any of their gigs. Likewise, it has been a while since I’ve seen Manchester based The Elephant … Continue reading Backspace and The Elephant Trees Live at Leeds Wardrobe: October 2018

Manchester Neighbourhood Festival 2018 – Preview

I don’t quite know how the organisers could do this, but a goodly number of the bands I was hoping to catch at this year’s festival are all playing at around 3-4 pm. My buttered toast has landed on the floor buttered side down this year. Thank god there’s still plenty of orange juice and nutella smeared croissants to go around. 12:00 – 14:00 For … Continue reading Manchester Neighbourhood Festival 2018 – Preview