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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 […]

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EP Review: Backspace – Boys

It’s been quite a year for Guiseley based Backspace. The band wowed Halfway 2 Nowhere at the start of the year with their cool lo-fi first releases (Final Shout and Don’t Stunt Your Growth) and after a series of well received gigs over the summer months and autumn, they certainly keep the water boiling with […]

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Live: Backspace and The Elephant Trees – Wardrobe, Leeds

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 […]

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Leeds band Backspace offer much more than a Final Shout

The late Radio 1 legend John Peel was influential in British music for decades and even today some 13 years after his death, I usually listen to a new track with the vague thought of “what would John do?” swilling around in the back of my mind. A band I know Peel would have fully […]